So I wrote a hub about a football team and the reasons they wouldn't win the league. Of course they then went and won the league, and my article got featured on that team's supporters website, so of course I got a load of comments saying how stupid I was and everything, and I'm guessing a lot of downvotes. Will this affect how respected my articles are by google and how high in the rankings they are etc..?
Google looks at traffic so your ranking may actually increase. Besides your ego being bruised nothing much will likely happen. However, your reputation as a writer may suffer depending on your chosen topics....
I would not be surprised that your article or mention will come up again, when this team are on a losing streak. Always best to roll with the punches and just say, well, maybe you got the wrong year link juice is always good, so, no, don't think it would affect you at all. Good job!
Down votes don't effect Google, so I don't really think they matter.
by Dr Mark 44 hours ago
Last Sunday I published a new article and it is getting over 50 reads a day. When I went to see where they are coming from, however, it only lists hubpages. The views are not comiing from Google.Is there a way on Google Analytics to find the traffic source for new articles? The only thing I have...
by Tim Anderson 14 months ago
I want to change the title of one of my Hub articles. If I do, will it affect my Google ranking?In my featured Hub article, "Steve Jobs, Marilyn Monroe and Six Other Famous Orphans Who Helped Change the World," I want to update and add Babe Ruth to the list and change the title to...
by Susannah Birch 2 years ago
This morning I received an email from a Hubpages staff member regarding Google snippets (ie, Google Answer box) with this link. I would just like to say that this is something VERY worthwhile. I have been working on ranking this way for over a year, and so far am doing quite well with it. Remember...
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
Do idled hubs affect traffic to your other hubs? I need a precise answer from someone who knows.Let me elaborate. Does Google hold back sending traffic your way if you have idled hubs? If not, why is it that when you remove an idled hub your traffic goes up a little. These are genuine questions...
by Janis Leslie Evans 5 months ago
I see a lot of queries about getting traffic, lack of traffic, how to increase traffic, etc. The long answer is it takes time, hard work, good writing skills, mastery of the formula, surviving Google algorithms, and persistence. The short answer is figuring out the secrets of online writing and how...
by Krzysztof Willman 10 months ago
So most of my current articles are doing okay but one article has fallen dramatically over the past year and I'm not sure how to fix it.I've tried tweaking the title, the summary, adding more to the article but it has only lost more traffic.Any helpful hints on what I can do or is it just out of my...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|