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The Search phrases continues to disappear from Google first page 1, the obvious is hubpages.com. My popular phrases have been replaced by schools, shops and classified ads. To me this is a wake up call for dependency on one avenue. So this call for quality hubs and more so some diversification
Google keeps working on the algorithm to provide the searchers/users the best results.
As long as you focus on the same thing as google. Being the best result for the users, then you will change with google.
hubpages and other sites have been hurt by the new change against content farmers.
That's why there should be an even stricter policy on duplicate content on hubpages.
Diversification is definitely a good idea. I'm trying to focus on my site that relies least on google traffic, if for no other reason than that I yearn for a world in which I didn't have to worry about the damned google serps.
And i have noticed a lot of fluctuations in the goolge serps still for my own content. The general decline in traffic I first got seems to have stopped, but I'm still seeing a lot of changes with some pages going up and others going down.
Thats a good assessment oderdog.
I have decided to leave my hubs for now and am focused on learning mysql and php for my websites.
If google wants to place products at the top then I am going to build shopping carts hence my new focus avenue.
Good luck and let us know what you find.
I know quantity of words is perceived as the important issue but I would rather read a short well written response to my search than a lengthy document full of waffle.
I have read Google wants to give priority to the experts, which sounds good. At the moment when you do a search to check for UK lottery numbers, at the present time the official site comes up 3rd or 4th on page one of Google.
Some issues are more important than lottery numbers; as I recall they took into consideration when making the changes that people searching for medical information should be able to find expert advice. Maybe they need to keep tweaking it and they are evolving it to achieve a service that will be more accurate in its results.
by IzzyM7 years ago
Big traffic drop from international Googles, especially .co uk. Anyone else?
by Marye Audet5 years ago
So other than the fact that Google has apparently decided I am a crappy writer and my traffic is down from 17k a day to maybe 1600... with a similar decline in income... Do we yet know why this happened? Feeling a...
by Don Bobbitt2 years ago
I've been an active user of HP for over 6 years. Over that time, my income would increase until, suddenly, my "reads" would take a hit and my (modest) income would take a drop.This has happened a number of...
by Steve Andrews5 years ago
When it was first introduced I was annoyed by it but made an effort to tweak my hubs to get them out of Idle status. Now, a whole load have got zzs against them again and many of them are hubs that at one point were...
by page1articles5 years ago
Curious about how many writers here have a hard time understanding what Google wants. Are you concerned about Panda and how to deal with dropping views?
by Scott Biddulph5 years ago
Hey Guys and Gals, Man, I have just about had it with the traffic issues here at the Hubpages. I have published over 100 hubs here in two years. I have won several awards, I have had over 10, 000 views, and I have a...
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