So I just saw an announcement that says ":Google says it is changing its search algorithm to improve the rankings of high-quality sites, while pushing down low-quality sites. The change, which will affect 11.8% of all search queries, is directed at reducing the visibility of content farms... that are considered a "low value add" for users"
http://www.businessinsider.com/google-d … dia-2011-2
not trying to scare anyone but would HP be considered a "content farm"?
I'm down about 40% traffic. My best earner has moved from top spot to 9th. Really frustratingly it is now being out ranked by ancient forum threads that will provide little or no benefit to the reader and out of date information.
Some other hubs that ranked well have just completely disappeared off Google.
When I looked at HubStats I was down 40% yesterday, when I look at adsense stats I was only down 8-10% BUT the quality of my traffic seems to be greatly changed as my adsense earnings were down 80% the past 3 days.
I think IM getting different less desirable traffic for the adsense model not necessarily a great deal less traffic as my product based affs are still performing at my general and current expectations
by Andrew02086 years ago
HubPages is still 100% friendly with Google - From every indications, this is all about the quality of what comes up top with Google search results; bringing down less useful content. Hardly do crapy or less...
by ShailaSheshadri7 months ago
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by LucidDreams4 months ago
They are just driving home the point that user experience and quality is point one!http://www.eddale.co/google/beware-google-bearing-gifts
by Lena Kovadlo4 years ago
If a hub is not featured does that mean that it doesn't get any search engine traffic from Google or other search engines?
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by Sherry Hewins2 months ago
I knew it couldn't be that good forever, but I am concerned that it's Healdove that seems to be getting hit.
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