Avoiding Speculation & Discussion Of Google Updates Till March 4

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  1. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    There are literally dozens of threads regarding the Google updates and how they've effected Hubpages.

    90% of information in those threads is pure speculation and conjecture.

    I'm hereby promising not to comment on or join in any discussion about the Google update until the 4th of March. By then things should have settled and we should have a more realistic view of what's actually happening.

    Anyone with me? Or would you rather work yourself into a lather guessing about things that may never happen or that could change in a few days?

    1. CMHypno profile image92
      CMHypnoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well if we are looking at the positives, at least it seems to have quietened the religious/political forums down a bit! smile

      1. webismine profile image61
        webismineposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Is Google responsible for it?

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I dunno, I think maybe goddunnit!

          1. wbfree profile image60
            wbfreeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It very well may be, or karma, since several atheist are some of the hardest hit, and have been some of the biggest crying, whining, latherers around. lol!

      2. David 470 profile image85
        David 470posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        smile

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      TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Why is 4th of March? sad

  2. Pandoras Box profile image70
    Pandoras Boxposted 7 years ago

    I read a few of the threads on it, and on the upcoming changes from HP which I saw. Doesn't hurt to look ahead and be prepared, but yes, no sense getting in a frenzy over it.

  3. weblog profile image57
    weblogposted 7 years ago
  4. Dolores Monet profile image98
    Dolores Monetposted 7 years ago

    This might wind up as an opportunity for HubPages to improve, clean house, and rise to the top. Posting a lot of whining, negative comments seems pointless when you can't see the future.

    1. camlo profile image87
      camloposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's basically what I've been thinking.

  5. Bill Manning profile image74
    Bill Manningposted 7 years ago

    This whole google thing is a big fat bore to me. The G does this every few months. Yes it's bigger this time and targets certain types of sites.

    Things will change, people adapt, sites get better and life goes on. Guess I need to add google discussions to my religious and politics threads ban. hmm

  6. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I like reading the discussions about it, so am happy to join in where I have something to add.
    This is a major blow to me and other like me; it's not as if we can just go on as if nothing happened, at least not until the dust settles a bit and we are feeling more positive again.

    1. Bill Manning profile image74
      Bill Manningposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Well Izzy, I may be wrong, but I highly think that in a week or two you will see your quality hubs go back up in rank. Let me know if I'm wrong. smile

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I hope you're right, Bill - then I will be kicking myself for not writing all those hubs I've started...

        1. Mikeydoes profile image75
          Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I am getting home on the second and the morning before the google patch, I already had a set number of hubs I was going to finish. Right now that is iffy. However I am beginning to think it is dumb not to do it.

          1. IzzyM profile image88
            IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            A few forums and sites I read suggested that by knocking down Hubpages (and others) Google has "thrown the baby out with the bathwater". Great expression, and if true, our hubs will rise again smile

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              Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I must have to say Izzy, that I've been very impressed with your work ethic these past few days. You've just stayed calm and written lots of hubs. I smile every time I get a notification of one.

              1. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Let myself down today - I just didn't have the heart to write. Maybe tomorrow...

    2. Mikeydoes profile image75
      Mikeydoesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with Izzy.

      But everyone knows, anything can happen.. That sure can be scary.

  7. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    What Google wants, Google gets.
    I feel confident that in the wash out of this change, good relevant content will rise to the top.
    It has to be a good idea, after all, when any of us use Google to search, we want to find what we were looking for, not a page full of unrelated spam.Google wants what the searcher wants. Good content.

    Anything that wipes the floor with black hat marketing methods (cheating and therefore stealing from others) and poor quality contents like some of the hubs I have hopped lately must be a good thing, and will help those who do the necessary hard work to produce good articles.

  8. Laura Marie profile image68
    Laura Marieposted 7 years ago

    I have decided to wait too and try not to get too annoyed with it all. It is frustrating yes, but hopefully after a week our traffic will return. I am still planning on doing a few hubs in the next week.

    Plus I am looking forward to whatever ad program Hubpages plans to roll out on the 3rd. This could be a very positive for everyone. Only time will tell

  9. Kangaroo_Jase profile image78
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Avoid speculation of Google (in relation to algo changes), sounds like a sane and helpful suggestion to me.

  10. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 7 years ago

    I am absolutely on board with you Wrylilt, no lathering just yet.

 
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