My seldom read blog is on first page of Google???

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  1. Dorsi profile image83
    Dorsiposted 13 years ago

    OK so this is very weird. I've been following the algo change, blah blah blah. And I'm looking around checking Google search for my hubs key words. I always backlink to my personal blog, and have found that some high ranking words are showing my blog near the top of Google search on first page. OK so that's a good thing but how could my blog content be considered as ranking high with only a few words on the page? Is my name driving traffic perhaps at this point? If so maybe I should be putting my name in all my hubs??? Just trying to figure out some oddities here as we all are.....

    Example of one of my blog pages (and this is all it has on it)

    Things To Consider When Renting Out A Room
    Tips and advice for renting out a room in these economically stressed times.

    (then it links to this hub) Things To Consider When Renting Out A Room

    And that's it!

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image82
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I believe that the new change was supposed to have something to do with the reputation of the author.  Congratulations!  You've got a good rep with Google!

      1. Dorsi profile image83
        Dorsiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm..OK well I like that!

        Someone at church told me yesterday that they had a prophetic dream about me being on stage at big conventions being touted as a new rookie author!! I was talking about my book (which is yet unfinished)

        Maybe that will happen if Google likes!!!

        1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image82
          Wesman Todd Shawposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Well, I certainly wish you luck with that.  It's tough for any of us to make any kind of living with writing.  Keep on with HP, and keep on writing.  I might crank out some short stories or even a short novel at some point; but getting published is another thing altogether.

  2. Misha profile image63
    Mishaposted 13 years ago

    I guess you can't call it a content farm then, can you? big_smile wink

    1. Dorsi profile image83
      Dorsiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      No you sure can't Misha!! How in the world could a page with 2 sentences outrank the hub and other sites for the key words??
      This is mind boggling!!!

  3. Len Cannon profile image87
    Len Cannonposted 13 years ago

    Don't complain! Just put some stuff up on it and ride the wave.

    1. Dorsi profile image83
      Dorsiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      OH no don't get me wrong, I'm NOT complaining. It's just my highly analytical side of my brain trying to!!!

      And YES, trying to figure out what I need to do with this nice little high ranking blog now!!! What changes I need to make!!

      1. J Sunhawk profile image66
        J Sunhawkposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Your blog on renting a room is showing up on page 1. To fatten up your blog, think about who rents a room - college students and single people. They may be out on their own for the first time. I'd start with basics:

        1) Write an article on how to boil a hot dog, cook a small roast or bake a panini.

        2) Buy a good mattress without getting ripped off.

        3) Where to get coupons for a pizza.

        4) First pet: how to choose the best dog or cat.

        5) The cheapest cable TV offer.

        You can write dozens of articles targeting first-time small apartment dwellers. Sounds like you're sitting on a potential gold mine.

        Good luck.

  4. jrcemail profile image62
    jrcemailposted 13 years ago

    The competition for this phrase:

    Things To Consider When Renting Out A Room low.

    Although Google did make changes, hubpages still has a good amount of authority.

    When competition is low it's not hard to rank for a phrase like that.

    1. Dorsi profile image83
      Dorsiposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Yes but it's not the hub that ranked's my blog backlink that is ranking number 5 on first page. I don't even know where the hub itself went...gotta go check that out. Plus I've seen this on some other pretty competitive keywords - my blog is far outranking the hubs and placing on first page.
      weird stuff maynard!!

      1. wilderness profile image94
        wildernessposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        As someone else pointed out in these forums, google appears to be broken right now.

        There has also been speculation that the new algorithm is a learning type of software and will require time to learn what is good and what is not.

    2. darkside profile image58
      darksideposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Low competition aside, what is the traffic for that term?

  5. Dorsi profile image83
    Dorsiposted 13 years ago

    @drakside) I'll have to check
    @wilderness) Yes I expect some weirdness from Google search for a bit
    @wesman) Like all of us I just keep cranking away
    @J) Great ideas!! Thank you!!!
    @jr) What doesn't make sense though are there are better key word articles that should rank higher than my blog

  6. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 13 years ago

    Dorsi, Here's something interesting to check out... Click the stats button on that hub and then click the keywords tab. You'll see a list of all the keyword phrases people were using in search engines to come to your hub.  That may give a clue as to why the hub is coming up so high in Google.


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