They Are Number ONE...I Am Number TWO...

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  1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    I've found several of my hubs on page two of google (a few on number one smile), but of course, I'm not satisfied with that!  Am I just being impatient and they will move up with time?

  2. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I would say you're doing well. Time should help further you along. smile So, be patient and be glad your hubs are doing well. smile

  3. shogan profile image82
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    DIY, I've figured out that being on page 1 is only helpful if people are actually searching for your topics.  I'm on page 1 for several articles, and it's not helping so much.  I know neither of us has been here very long, but I'm feeling a little discouraged the last couple of days.

    I'm hoping they will move up in time.  Argh...patience.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
      DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Me, too, Shogan.  Starting to turn a little profit on Adsense, although no pay-out yet.  Thanks for the encouragement, Cagsil.  And Izzy, some of mine didn't show at all or were buried on page 6...sigh...And I really, really hate ehow!

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't hate them. Their stuff is written by people just like me and you, only they are limited in what they can write.

        Ehow stuff is usually OK for a quick overview which is what most people are looking for.

        Hubpages, on the other hand, has some great articles smile

        Just give it time, the good stuff from here can beat the competition hands down smile

        1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
          DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I just mean they're #1 on page one EVERYWHERE!!

  4. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    The sad thing is, before Panda, they would probably all be on page 1.

    I wrote some new hubs at the weekend and am finding them on page 2 of the localized Google, but page 4 of the world version of google.

    Same hub, but the roll-out hasn't happened yet.

  5. Rosie2010 profile image74
    Rosie2010posted 7 years ago

    DIY, you are doing very well.  Getting your hubs on page 1 and 2 of Google is tough.  So just keep on writing and that Adsense earnings will increase in time.  I share your feelings about eHow. lol They are everywhere, but as Izzy said, eHow is just a brief summary of our articles. It's a really good feeling to get your hubs on page 1, and being on page 2 ain't bad.. not at all.

  6. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    Yeah don't let Ehow get you down. Don't forget also that this is big business and Ehow is owned by big business.
    When Google get their algo right, ours hubs will be fine smile

  7. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
    DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years ago

    Thanks, Rosie.  I guess I'm very naive about all this stuff, because I have a friend who is an IT guy for IBM and he said places like e-how pay Google for that number one spot.  If that's true, how can we compete?

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Really?
      That's what the professionals are saying? Would certainly explain a few things if true, but as far as I knew Google have always tried to be above that sort of thing. Has your friend got any sources?

      1. LeanMan profile image86
        LeanManposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Izzy, as to "professionals" I have had dealings with a few over the years and often they will talk about things they know nothing about as if they are an authority on the subject - just read the internet.. lol
        Nice to see you...

        As to your positions DIY, have a look at the links your competition has and their on-page SEO and do better than them.... eventually you will do better - but just waiting will not help as much..

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Are you arms not tired by now, stuck up there? Nice to see you too - LTNS!

      2. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
        DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Don't know who his sources are, but he's a systems admin and has been for years, so he could know what he's talking about.  Don't know.  I would hate to think that.  I just think alot of the ehow articles pale in comparison to HP and it's kinda sketchy how they end up #1.

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Google favors domain names with the keyword in the url and 'How' is a pretty major search term. Also they have a domain age of 11 which is older and therefore more favorable than Hubpages (10).

          That said, they don't seem to have much more going for them except that their CEO recently had a yachting trip on the Carribean with the Google revenue chief, but that might have been an April fool's joke and not true at all.
          That was where they carried the story that the yacht was called The Adsense.
          Thing that gets me, what if part of the story was true and the rest were lies?
          http://techcrunch.com/2011/03/31/google … rch-index/

          1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
            DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            OK, I read and all I can say is "Wow."

  8. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    If google doesn't provide good relevant results for searchers wont they just use another search engine like bing or something?

    I just don't think giving top spots to the highest bidders is a good long term business strategy hmm

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
      DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Seems to be working for ehow, but honestly when I go to search for something, I generally skip over them and go further down into search results to get to the better articles.

      1. Aficionada profile image87
        Aficionadaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        That's exactly what I do too.  I don't even bother reading the summary, when I see "eHow"; I just move further along down the page.  And I never use Google as my search engine, except for finding images and except for a few extremely rare situations.

  9. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    Updating any hub should boost it by a page or so in the SERPs. It might stick or it might fall back after a week or so.

    Updating may be cynical- rewriting a section, changing a link etc. Or it can be a genuine update with an improved page as the result.

    1. DIYweddingplanner profile image91
      DIYweddingplannerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      True, Will, I like to tweak and now that I have a new camera, I may become downright dangerous!

 
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