What is an algorithm?
Why don't they call it google formula or google script? What exactly is an algorithm?
it is essentially a list of well defined instructions to do something, typically to calculate a function.
For example, google has an algorithm for ranking pages when you search. The algorithm takes in data such as links into and out of webpages, keywords, url, and a variety of other information and spits out a list of results.
An algorithm is basically a formula (mathematical or otherwise,) and usually quite complex. An algorithm considers a number of known variables in order to solve for an unknown variable. The "related questions" and "related hubs" boxes on the right of the screen here are generated by algorithms. They scan the question and answers for key words, and consider what hub the question was posted on, if any, as well as what category that hub is in. Then it compares that information to a list of other questions and tries to determine which are the most relevant.
Computer programming language, specifying to solve some problem.
by Audrey Hunt 4 years ago
Just had a big drop on my profile score. And all my hubs were featured along with a steady 10 Editors Choice. I say 'were' because 3 were just unfeatured and I don't know what to do about that. My views are over 945,000. Boo-hoo. Hubpages doesn't love me anymore!
by SPomposello 7 years ago
OP.... You Owe Me .50c - Clearly you only posted here to Slag Off the Site!
by Natalie Frank 12 months ago
I know that in general a higher word count is looked upon favorably by the Google algorithm. Does anyone know if and when that reaches a point of diminishing returns where extra word count doesn't help any more? I make my articles at least 1200 words because I heard way back when that was the...
by Liz Elias 3 years ago
While I opted out of the Hub Pro program, it would be irrelevant, anyway, since they are only focusing on already well-trafficked hubs.I could, however, use some advice on what I need to fix on this one, which has fallen into the "unfeatured for lack of traffic" hole.I thought it would be...
by Eugene Brennan 3 months ago
According to Search Engine Roundtable, it seems there was another update this week. I notice traffic has dropped a further 20% to 30% on at least two of my high traffic articles.Has anyone else noticed changes?
by Paul Goodman 7 years ago
Article for discussion. I know that this recent development has already been mentioned by some hubbers in forums. But I am now wondering if this might be the main reason why we are seeing the current traffic plunges for many hubbers? See link...
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