Search Engine Google Preference for eHow

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (12 posts)
  1. GmaGoldie profile image76
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    Has anyone else noticed how Google prefers eHow?  Why is this?  The articles on eHow are good but Hub Pages is better.  eHow is now owned by Demand Media and have been criticized for purchasing content at subpar freelance prices and their accounting practices have been the subject of government examination (important note -no reference for this accusation was mentioned in the article that I read).

    1. PaulaHenry1 profile image75
      PaulaHenry1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Personally, if I see an eHow I select back and try again somehwere else. I too have noticed that they seem to "rule" the first pages of Google but hope in time they will fade away w/ the true and honest fact that they are 'average'.

  2. allmytricks profile image58
    allmytricksposted 7 years ago

    @goldie and Paula, hubpages is the best place and here, the articles are better. But, the problem lies in sub-domains. At eHow or Squidoo, the articles are being published on their Top Level Domain (TLD) which is unlikely to hubpages. In hubpages, we write on our sub-domain. That's the trick.
    Though, in SERPs it appears that the content is on hubpages.com, only if you wrote a post summary. But, unfortunately, it's a redirect which is not appreciated by google.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages may be the best place, depending on your purposes. But it certainly is not the best place to find useful, authoritative information, that kind of information that meets readers' expectations when they enter a search query.

      The problem does not lie exclusively in HP's new subdomain approach. That is misleading information. Whether this subdomain approach works down the road is still up for speculation. HP's model was based (I think, I don't know for sure because I wasn't there in the conference rooms with the founders) on how to get search engine traffic. And therein the problem lies. The emphasis was on anticipating search engine strategy and on volume, not on quality, and for a long time that strategy worked. But Google changed the game and HP now has to change, which it is working hard to do, and the subdomain approach is part of that change.

  3. brakel2 profile image77
    brakel2posted 7 years ago

    I have articles same topic eHow with mine ahead. So go figure.

  4. 2besure profile image80
    2besureposted 7 years ago

    Yes, eHow is nowhere near the quality of HubPages.  At one time I though Google was getting ready to buy Demand Media.  They were so cozy.

    1. Sally's Trove profile image80
      Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      eHow is above and beyond HP in terms of quality. It may not be as interesting, but there is no doubt that all of its information is accurate and professionally written, something that cannot be said about the majority of the material on HubPages. Just do some hubhopping each day to see the garbage that's still allowed to be published here.

      1. lastgunslinger profile image57
        lastgunslingerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        While I agree that it's more moderated, the standards are not THAT much higher. I'm a writer for Demand Media and was a writer for eHow. Demand Media focuses more on bulk than on quality content. Hence content such as "how to use a toaster" and "how to brush your teeth". Personally, my hope is now that hub-pages has implemented subdomains Google will treat it closer to a blogging platform.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image80
          Sally's Troveposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I write for Demand also, and I guarantee you the standards are much higher, as in, HP has no language standards at all. Demand is not moderated; it is regulated. I think eHow stuff is enormously boring to write, but there are people out there who want that information, and when that information is created, it's accurate and done to standards that anyone who can read English can cleanly comprehend.

  5. TJenkins602 profile image60
    TJenkins602posted 7 years ago

    It does seem that eHow is getting a lot of love for the front page from Google. However, I'm finding a lot of my hubs (which are movie trivias) on the front pages as well.

    I am finding a lot of useful information on Hubpages. I do not normally click on eHow.

  6. Sally's Trove profile image80
    Sally's Troveposted 7 years ago

    eHow has authority because its articles are written to rigid standards and are edited by professional editors. It is not a site for trying on the cloak of wanting to be a writer; it is a site that publishes only thoroughly vetted material.

    DemandStudios actually pays a hell of a lot better than sites like Textbroker and Cloudcrowd and dozens more, although I agree it's still a pittance. But that's the fault of each and every one of us who allows our work to be sold for pennies on the dollar. If all writers boycotted Demand, there'd be no eHow.

  7. lastgunslinger profile image57
    lastgunslingerposted 7 years ago

    Sorry, I should've been more specific. Take a look at this. http://www.ehow.com/how_4853646_use-a-toaster.html
    Step 1: Plug in
    Step 2: Set dial....
    That's what I meant by "not THAT much higher".
    At least it's mostly grammatically correct.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)