Grrr is hubpages stupid?

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  1. visitmaniac profile image59
    visitmaniacposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages allows you to add your RSS feed at the bottom of some of your hubs? So I did this about a year ago and they are now being flagged for to many links from the RSS feed. WTH gives now!

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Google decided to come down hard on duplicated content, so HubPages has followed suit.  This has been going on since February, so if you haven't been paying attention, it's no one's responsibility but your own.

  2. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    The search algorithms change, so the rules change.

    1. visitmaniac profile image59
      visitmaniacposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      makes it a real pain in the butt to go back in and edit them all for that. They should be allowed since they are from a year or more ago if you ask me. Pretty much the reason i stopped using these content places in the first place looks like im done again

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 7 years ago

    The larger percent of hubs not meet the new rules, the lower hubpages page rank sinks.  Online content is a moving target.

    1. visitmaniac profile image59
      visitmaniacposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      yes I know that but i dont change my own blog posts from years ago because of new search engine stuff. I can understand the new ones.

      1. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Blog posts don't have an rss feed on the bottom of each post.  You can effectively change them all by changing the template.

  4. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
    mistyhorizon2003posted 7 years ago

    You can't use RSS feeds to your content unless it is relevant to the topic of the hub it is on. This means it is no longer allowed to place RSS feeds to your own 'latest Hubs'. Annoying I know as I spent ages deleting all of mine a few months back.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You can, but as you say they have to be relevant.  You can use tags to accomplish that.

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image78
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Oops forgot that bit-back I go.

      Oh no I hit the publish now ..

      Tippy toes out for a sandwich wink

  5. Mighty Mom profile image88
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Two ways to deal with it.
    Either take a hard line and refuse to update on principle, or
    bite the bullet and be grateful that Hub Pages is on top of all the algo changes for us.

    BTW, I'm currently going through all my hubs fixing the "broken" links created through the Hub Karma program. I'm not complaining. It's actually a good opportunity to back and read stuff I wrote months and months ago! smile

  6. Topnewhottoys profile image60
    Topnewhottoysposted 7 years ago

    isn't the possibility of "bad sites" popping up in RSS feeds part of the problem now that HP has cracked down on external link destinations?

  7. SubmissionWork profile image38
    SubmissionWorkposted 7 years ago

    Hubpages penalised by the Google as content farm recently and now hubpages simply wants to gain their authority again.

    So this kind of steps are obvious.

  8. Maddie Ruud profile image78
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Actually, the Hubs were not removed for too many links, but for links to a prohibited site.  It may have simply taken a while for the domain to come to our attention.

    1. Topnewhottoys profile image60
      Topnewhottoysposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes that's why I removed all my RSS feeds, (in my alter-ego account), because RSS feeds are dynamic, and although you may start off with acceptable links, when the feed updates and shows a prohibited link - bam! You get unpublished.


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