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it is now being out ranked by ancient forum threads that will provide little or no benefit to the reader and out of date information.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 Andrew0208 7 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 informative hubs make it to top rankings with Google including HuBPages placement...
by Dedicated Content Curator 5 years ago
Oh the joy of seeing traffic rise ..... I set out to increase traffic two weeks ago and saw it increase by 40% per day.Trouble is ... today, for no good reason, it's dipped 20% below the starting point.Oh such a sad day Maybe the world is holding its breath because my hubs are so awesome...... and...
by Tessa Schlesinger 22 months ago
There may already be a thread on this, but I can't find it. So the two reasons I can find for the Fred update (9th March) were backlinks from ureputable websites and for websites which had a lot of advertising Some sites have apparently dropped 90% in traffic.I truly doubt that HP is going around...
by ShailaSheshadri 21 months ago
I am writing articles for this website since past 3 months. At present, I have 38 featured and published hubs. I have joined for Amazon and google Adsense program. Past two months I earned like very less amount, less than 1/2 dollar. If I continue writing and publishing at the rate of one article...
by Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago
Happy Friday, Hubbers!Next week we will be raising the quality threshold for newly-published Hubs (meaning newly-Featured Hubs will, on the whole, be of higher quality) and will also be giving Featured Hubs (for those with high Hubber Scores) longer grace periods- up to a year for some.More...
by Sherry Hewins 16 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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