Google search got me beat

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  1. lyndre profile image77
    lyndreposted 8 years ago

    I will put my hands up here. I know nothing about SEO, keywords, or any of the rest of the things you do to increase traffic.
    With all the forum talk about google I decided to a google search for one of my hubs.
    I put in the search words Tenement living. You can imagine my surprise when my hub showed up numero uno of about 520,000.
    When I made the search UK only I gave up looking at page 20 of 65,000 results.

    Can any of experts out there explian this.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On major reason could be that and are running on different algorithms just now. Until the roll out they will continue to take different factors into account.
      Another is that the word 'tenement' is I think localized to the UK, perhaps even only to Scotland, and I'm not sure but I think sites will get priority? Something like that anyway.

      1. lrohner profile image79
        lrohnerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I don't know what "tenement" means over in the UK, but here in the US it's mostly associated with low-income housing. The word "ghetto" comes to mind. smile

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Probably had similar beginnings, but Glasgow tenements are works of art!
          Long lines of three or four storey buildings, with maybe 6 to 8 homes up each 'close' (entranceway), tenements were built in the late 19th century, early 20th century for the rapidly expanding largely immigrant workforce.
          Some had a room and kitchen (barely two rooms), others had pantries and butlers' bells and 4 or 5 bedrooms.
          Tenements were solidly built from sandstone with beautifully ornate cornices in the spacious rooms and nowadays, tenement buildings in desirable area sell for up to half a million pounds. In the lesser areas I don't think you can buy an apartment in one for less than £100,000. So they are definitely not down-market yet their roots are there.

    2. profile image0
      ryankettposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Lyndre, that doesn't have much to do with SEO or keywords. By selecting to show UK results only you will be presented only with sites which are hosted on UK servers. As Hubpages servers are in San Fran, Google won't show their results if choosing to disallow any non-UK sources.

      Althougn you have seen your hub at #1 in the UK with all results allowed, there is a possibility that it is not at #1 in the results. When we visit, we are automatically redirected to

      So, you are seeing your hub at #1 in the UK. The algorithm, so far, has only affected US search results (for those physically located in the US).

      1. lyndre profile image77
        lyndreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Cheers Ryan
        I just found it odd that on it is first out of 520,000 but when I click results for UK only I gave up at page 20 of 65,000 results.

        I think I understand what you mean.

        Maybe one of our American friends can tell me where it is in the good old USofA. and give it a click I could do with the views lol

        1. White Teeth profile image60
          White Teethposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Page 7 here (US)

          1. lyndre profile image77
            lyndreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh no. White Teeth you,ve just killed my dreams that I had cracked America. lol

  2. lyndre profile image77
    lyndreposted 8 years ago

    Cheers Izzy.
    One of these days I will try to learn how things work in googleland.  smile

    I am still chuffed at being numero uno lol

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Oh yeah, forgot to congratulate you! Congrats Lyndre! May you have many more smile

      1. lyndre profile image77
        lyndreposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe its not the saying that the cream rises to the top, but that old scottish saying that shite floats lol lol


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