I found a good article in some of the reasons some sites have gone down in the search.
1. Too many ads on the pages. Google has been pushing me to put more adsense ads on my website. Strange.
We do have a lot of ads on our hubs.
2. Authority on certain subjects such as medicine. Then why is eHow rated high?
3. Poor Content - Hubpages does have some good content, just some of it isn't great.
Read the rest here. http://www.webpronews.com/google-panda- … le-2011-03
I forgot one. Don't use automated content. Hubpages news capsule may just be considered one of these.
Thank you for this absolutely excellent link.
Glad I've been killing most of my news capsules.
Though in some cases, I just severely cut back on their content. The article seems to indicate that will work as well, depending on the ratio of automated to original.
I wonder why there were/are so many searches on 'get your ex back' I remember flagging some of that stuff here. It went to sites to sell a book. Are that many people really searching that particular phrase??
so instead of having news capsules,can we link the article that we may have used as a reference?
I am in the process of removing EVERY single RSS feed from my hubs, it will take me a while, but it is happening.
I only recently went through mine adding them! How confusing!
Do you mean RSS links to your own hubs, or to Amazon?
I am deleting all news feeds and latest hub RSS feeds, because my personal belief is that they have the same effect with the new Google algo.
I have worked through maybe 100 and have started seeing small increases in traffic already, early days.
With Amazon, I am removing that off of non-sales pages, reducing where required on sales pages.
I also have some duplicate content, a technique that I used to act as a decoy to internal idea thieves, I perhaps have 20 of those to delete (duplicated from myself of course, not stolen).
So, a lot of work here
I only just added RSS feed recently too. So they are best gone?
Saturday at Houston HubCamp, Robin and Jason of HubPages staff said the jury was still out on RSS feeds. Has anyone from staff since released a recommendation on RSS feeds? I'm waiting until I hear more from HP/staff.
A news feed IS an RSS feed, and the problem with them is that they are purely duplicate content.
One is external duplicate content, one is generally internal duplicate content.
It has long been known that internal duplicate content can cause an issue on websites, just as external duplicate content can.
I would place my bets on the Hubpages team deciding as such when the jury returns from deliberation.
If you are using an external RSS feed then that is considered precisely the same as a news capsule, as a news capsules IS an external RSS.
Did you know that Business Insider allows all articles to be imbedded in your website? It didn't hurt BI at all.
So I think a lot of these are just google excuses. Google likes some sites more than others.
Thanks Ryan. My RSS feeds are all internal. Seems that this and a few other issues are causing some problems with some of my HubMob roundup hubs (the ones with less original text when I was having a busy or lazy week).
I was already in the process of limiting my exposure to News feeds and RSS feeds. Not to mention, revamping layout/format.
I think I used news feed on a couple of hubs when they introduced it. But now I don't remember which ones they are. Oh well, a bit of searching and refreshing while I'm at it.
Awesomeness is a lot of work. I am becoming just plain tired and tuckered out.
I have a dumb question: if RSS feeds are being penalized, then will hubs that are part of the Hub Mob challenges have less favor with the search engines? They contain an RSS feed of other hubs created for the challenge...
They don't like duplicate content and the news feeds are just that.
Barbara, Business Insider allows all their articles to be embedded into other people's websites. And charts from Clusterstock.
That has not affected BI at all. In fact they are getting bigger and bigger: http://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/businessinsider.com#
i have been doing a lot of hopping and flagging- last night some hubs were over 6 months old- i believe that something mega has got to happen to clear out the dross
This question came up at HubCamp in Houston. Robin and Jason told me to pitch this question to Maddie. I'll do that now.
by Mike Russo 7 years ago
I'm trying to understand RSS feeds. I think the capsule is a reader that aggreates feeds from other websites, but I'm not sure
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Right, so I've ultimately decided that I am going to start working towards adapting my 722 Hubpages to the requirements / suggestions set out in the Ren's blog post. The Hubpages team are going to have a better idea as to what precisely has happened sitewide than any of us can gauge...
by Cuttler 6 years ago
How do you use the hubpages rss feeds? and how does it help?
by Dobson 8 years ago
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by Will Apse 7 years ago
For people who never use RSS feeds for any reason, I reckon it would be worth giving them the option of disabling the feature.RSS feeds make it too easy for content to be stolen.
by Lily Rose 7 years ago
I thought I read the new rules about word count and Amazon links, etc. and I put in the time to fix every single hub that was on the list that HP emailed me. Apparently some hubs didn't make the list and now I'm getting about 2 emails a day telling me that a hub of mine was unpublished for...
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