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Tech articles hit hard by Google Penguin

Updated on July 4, 2017

We're up against a total social fusion of networking today!

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Some hubs won't make it

There's a definitive method which many successful writers in the past & present have all learned to develop their online writing skills. This once proven method is known as writing with search engine optimization in their minds, which means the total enhancement of a single web page for the best viewing performance by way of certain particular written words that the search engines could detect immediately.

This was done in the past primarily by using what is known as keywords, which would become the articles title, subtitle, and entire written body, but SEO has had some issues lately because of the many changes the web has experienced in recent years.

Another thing they used is called tags or meta tags, and its used in SEO as well to help associate an article or web page into worded groupings so that search engines can identify the subject matter that such a web location would fall under in its overall criteria, and can properly assert the ranking as per overall quality, intrinsic value to users, relevance and many more technical aspects dealing with the marketing potential and the overall purpose or usage of that particular web page being rated & ranked.

Many online authors and writers try and beat out the competition in terms of producing much more attractive & informative content, but some try to cheat the system by keyword stuffing, and it takes a great deal of worded accuracy to do the right thing today, mainly because things are changing drastically on the web with such things as Google's updates, social networking as well as social media shifting the flows of web traffic.

There's many more factors involved in the web traffic gaining & losses game being played today, and its only going to get more intense over time. Just stuffing articles with fancy keywords alone, isn't good enough anymore, you need to become an expert at understanding true SEO, and the key fact that it will only help those articles, that are set out to help others informatively, entertainment wise, and written in true authentic educational formats or for marketing an effective useful product rather then some gimmick.

Now those that are cheaply written, with poor taste, are somewhat doomed for the worst possible outcomes in terms of web traffic, due to Google cracking down on poor quality written digital works, and now giving precedence to only the top quality authors of digital works.

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How did things get so out of hand on the web?

Many of these writers in the past have made it their business to keep track of the on going trends of all subject matter of their interest, and also that of the most popular as well. Mainly it was important to know of whats more pertinent to those people on the web who need it most, and based on their search statistics, for the most frequently searched keywords in high volumes. These stats are also based on the going daily trends, weekly and monthly searches of hot topics on the search engines.

The dilemma though comes in where many freelance writers are faced with the fact that the web has gone social today. It's a known fact that social sharing, social media, and networking is putting a huge dent on things for those who haven't yet caught up to it all, and so SEO has taken a sort of back burner, and mostly because the way people interact and choose to utilize the web as a whole.

So with that said, this hub is going to attempt at providing an in depth analysis and reasoning to why certain technology articles (hubs) seem to fall short, and within this raging storm of information going on across them boiling hot search engines. Such realities today as Google's updates, and social networking changes that have all played a huge factor in the way people choose to communicate, share information, and even how they decide to utilize the web entirely, as opposed to years past.

Tip of the day!

If your SEO is up to standards and your web traffic to your hub is still low, then try using the share buttons on this website more frequently. You can join social networks out on the web like Facebook, G+, Pinterest, and many more to do so. Even try starting your own networking communities, and share with others your digital works, and not by over doing it neither, or they might think of you as a spammer.

To avoid these sorts of social pitfall's and doom, look to become much more well balanced with the sharing factors on the web, and don't forget to share with your fellow hubbers by reading, voting, and socially sharing their hubs too. If your hub articles are to have a fighting chance, you must adapt to the growing changes on the web, or simply get left behind, because the old ways to earn online has evolved to social everything and by a thing known as cloud computing.

There's not a single cloud in sight up there, Wow!

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Thats more like it! What a Cloud

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So where does Cloud Computing come into the whole equation?

Well in recent years a newer more expansive form of computing was developed, that allowed for a web server to be able to handle a greater deal of connections, and to store a much larger amount of data, allowing for even more computers to communicate, and interconnect on massive scales.

These newer technological capabilities in computing was titled Cloud Computing, and it primarily dealt with data being store in a remote location known as a Data Center. These locations are also used as data backup, this would effectively make the internet much more faster as well, and as it began to rapidly evolve a bit, the actual computers quickly advanced as well as mobile gadgets, smart phones, and any other web communicative devices. This included their hardware, and software upgrades having to be fully re-designed or redeveloped bi-annually each consecutive year.

So now the over loading of servers that once plagued the web, and caused many servers to crash, are now a thing of the past for those individuals, or companies fortunate enough to catch onto this much newer high powered computing technologies known as the Cloud today. Since the cloud has made the web even more expansive, it has also become increasingly harder to get noticed within its amazing digital tapestry. The total amount of time spent at a single web location for the average web surfer today, is far different from years back. People spend much more time on social networks then any other place online, and this has posed a huge problem for writers, bloggers, and the likes who simply got complacent and use to only relying on SEO, for their digital survival sort of speak.

Rise of the digital Clouds has brought a world of change online

Change was inevitable it was prophecised by Steve Jobs

With the increase in the overall number of connected computers worldwide, this has now caused the search engine companies to be forced to play catch up, and in a huge way, and so their bots and filtering programs have been upgraded to, Google Panda & Penguin are just two examples of such intensity involved in today's competitive online world.

The web browsers that house all the Internet communications, also needed to keep up with such a higher demand of communications speeds so they continuously get upgraded all year round, and this has made it all so tougher for us, the little people who simply attempt at typing our lives away to earn a few pennies as online writers, bloggers, E-business owners and web developers.

So this is becoming an ever so difficult task to accomplish on the web, as to attaining high traffic volumes to a single location by writing, and mainly because the web is no longer what it use to be just 2 years ago or even 6 months ago. Now social powers have fully taken over the online world, such as Facebook, Google+, Digg, Stumble Upon, Pinterest (with its viral image sharing) and many more. This has all occurred today due to these massive networks having amazingly vast amounts of data storage space, which all are being run online using this new technology of Cloud Computing.

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How did going totally social using the 'Cloud' hurt SEO

Entire corporations have been forced to adhere to higher constraints ever since things have moved to more social on the web, and many have literally crumbled over night, and most have been forced to join forces. (Hulu- Owned by NBCUniversal, Fox Entertainment Group, and Disney ABC Television Group all teamed up according to Wikipedia)

A great deal of well known popular companies as well as big businesses have merged or shifted to social media avenues for marketing, as well as social networking locations like Facebook & now Google Plus, just to survive the digital onslaught of the the storms of clouds being unleashed (Yahoo & ABC News joined forces last year in 2011).

The bootlegging, and infringing websites of movies, music, and most digital media have also been the reason to blame for a great deal of these unions occurring on the web in recent years, but today is the time when they are now paying for their wrong doings slowly but surely an example of such was with Limewire, (Free peer to peer sharing sharing P2P client) when they got shutdown back on October 26 2012, by the US Government Federal courts.

How did it all get so technically advanced?

Much of this has all been due to the new age expansiveness of opening up web server space with this newer technology of data centers, using grid computing technology (similar to the cloud but more dealing with massive files being distributed across a huge cluster of networks), and usage of the Cloud.

None of this social stuff would of been possible though, if it were not for such massive networking capacity these actual data centers have opened up, and so SEO is now rammed smack dead into the middle of the equation of sorts, when it comes to the new differential in raking in the numbers of current web statistics for potential revenue earnings for any individual or company that's lucky enough to be on the receiving end.

Also social media avenues with marketing and all is definitely putting a damper on how our content is getting utilized today on these search engines, because they are in it to win it, and competition on the web is at its all time high now more then ever. The more legitimate your content, the greater chance it will be viewed, and if its not relevant to the things most searched today, well you may be in for a surprise, because things get old super fast now as well.

Social everything is changing the way the world functions

Google Plus has Emmerged!

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Google has surely risen above all the rest, next up Google+

Over the years there were many search engines, that played their part in this new virtual dance of sorts of information scanning, processing, and placement onto their websites indexing systems.

This went on for a great deal of time, and then came a smart company known as Google, who sought after a much smarter way to beat the competition, since many of the others fell victim to allowing spam, scams, and malicious users to plague their networks.

Google noticed such a huge issue worldwide, and decided to focus less on placing third party ads across their networks home page, and not allowing for malicious users to flood their systems. Who would have known, that they would rise to the occasion with a simple search engine, that cut out the tough work of getting around pop ups, and the likes, as many others allowed their homepage to remain clouded and fogged when Google's homepage remained blank.

One thing remained though to be supremely victorious by them, and that was their ever so clever search field, just sitting up there all alone on their page with the Google logo name, plus they packed an unbeatable algorithm that always seemed to spit out bleeding edge top notch search results. (The logo evolves, devolves, and changes shapes all the time, which is a sarcastic way of show casing their amazing talents to simply say a great deal with a little bit of snazzy detailing.)

Google has gone far beyond when it comes to success on the web, and on the ground, and has been altering the way people see things altogether, they have raised the competition levels to its all time high today. Google Plus or G+ was their hope and bolstering promise that they would be able to claim victory to the social networking thrown, and they have made huge headway and gains in terms of user feedback, members interactions, and high statistics in terms of social sharing factors.

There's 90 million+ registered users on Google+ worldwide as of March 2012, and growing at an alarming rate. You can use G+ to grow your online business today using Google+ Business pages, and there's loads of features to form communications, using circles, and G+ hangouts. They've definitely raised the bar in all things technical, and with so much technological products to choose from today, its mind boggling to try to keep up with them on any level.

Google today makes the decisions for their search engines usage, and since so many users worldwide prefer to use it, its also playing the dominant role in how many things are to be played out on the web as well. The US government has actually been allowing Google to police the web in many differing ways today, which makes them super powerful indeed and almost impossible to defeat or even think of competing with in terms of web technologies.

This has made things ever so difficult for the average person who tries to get noticed on the web as a whole, and thus you need to adhere to their set standards when anything web related comes up from them, in terms of SEO, web content issues, and the likes pretty much.


Social netorking and Social Media has taken over entirely today!

Since social everything has taken full precedence, it would be wise as to learn how to play with these networks and to get yourself accustomed to how they work, because it is the now, and the future of the web for sure, with Facebook approaching 1,000,000,000 Billion members, this is a whole new digital world for sure.

Actually developing your own social networking website can also help in getting more traffic views to hub articles (Try Webs, its a social network development tool and website builder), if you actually learn to tie your blogs into them, and provide inbound and outbound links to and from it, as well as all of the socially powerful networks that are making huge headway today.

You can also try to learn about using sharing widgets that can be embedded into your web location to gain maximum benefits, from Facebook and the others. You can even set up a Facebook business page, to try and keep up to date with things, and can post your hubs on its timeline, as well as in your regular wall feed or timeline.

Doing so can and will make all the difference for those folks who have the best content to share, and if your content isn't good it may work against you entirely, so do your research, and get to editing your stuff like no other time, the opportunities today are truly unlimited as well, because every social network has unpredictable changes, that at times provide a huge boost in user capabilities, and networking potential as we are seeing with hubpages itself.

The rise in social media has also posed a huge problem for the average online writer, so if your writing content you might wanna try to keep track of the changes that social media has posed to the writers communities, because there's huge competition, when it comes to the content they are posting today which is in the millions. Much of they're content is currently going viral immediately, since they been using paid advertising, marketing strategies, and using higher quality super high definition images, audio/video and many other tactical techniques that many of us just aren't capable of competing with on much lower budgets.

Google's the only search engine to develop their own web browser

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What does this mean for us

Technical writers on the web are actually being held to a much higher standard today, and mostly due to the fact that Google isn't playing any games. You better know your stuff or be left in the dust on the web, because such things as the Penguin update that Google recently unleashed onto the web, writers in general are held to a much higher standard when it comes to that of their content, titling, keywords usage, and overall look and appeal of their web pages.

We are now responsible to write with not only a high level of integrity, but grammar is also getting scrutinized. So simply writing mess isn't going to make the cut, and especially keyword stuffed articles on hubpages or elsewhere. Our tech writings today need to be more pertinent and relevant to subject matter that is dealing with today's web technologies, if in fact we are to see any chances at getting higher ranking statistics in terms of writing technology articles here. This is definitely a good thing though, because it will make us produce higher quality work & so to provide a better user experience overall for all readers and potential guests to our hubs.

There's loads of new things to write about today in terms of the technical fields, so don't be worried about running out of content or subjects. All it takes is some good ole research, and especially in dealing with social networking, social media, and web related stuff. Keeping track of many new age advancements in technology such as, any new digital gadgets coming out in the works like iPhone 5, and the latest Android smart phones releases by HTC, Samsung, and Google also works wonders for higher web stats, but your work better be accurate.

By {ErinKphoto} aka redcargurl
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Can writing about what we like help? or hurt?

You can still write what you like to write about, but keep in mind that the search engines will favor the hottest topics on the web today, and the most searched, but the other newer element is trending social feeds, that tend to go viral, every now and then. If your keeping an eye out for something like, when Jeremy Lin had been getting all that "Linsanity" web feedback, media, and scorching hot news, and write about it all in highly researched and accurate details, then you could potentially score huge stats, or web traffic. Maybe even watch what's hot on youtube and catch a viral wave there, because its bound to poor out onto the other portions of the web as well.

(My Linsanity hub titled "Racism being spewed out from one of the Top Sports Companies ESPN Major headline" had received huge stats in a single day, close to 400 visits).

Riding the digital waves is what I call it, but make sure it involves your topic of technical relevance, to see it take off in terms of visits in the tech arena of hub writing. Just make sure to write it in your own words, especially if you located subject matter somewhere else on the web, because you can be infringing on someone's copy-written material, and can potentially be doing harm to your hubpages account, or possibly even get banned from the service here entirely.

The powerful hub, inspiring writers to go the extra distance

Google Penguin is Good for Web Content Writers
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A great hub and hub author who inspired the writing of this hub

MarleneB has written a spectacular hub (Image and link above) all about the Google panda and Penguin update issue that many hubbers have had issues with, and also content writers worldwide, and so since she is the inspiration of this hub to have been written.

I would like to thank her, for being so mindful in her efforts to create such a hub that's truly useful, which it has actually helped me to understand much more about the benefits of being a more detailed and more articulate writer today, "Thanks Marlene for the inspiration, your hub was sensational."

She definitely deserves to be noticed for her outstanding performance, her hubs score was at 97 when I had read it, which is a very difficult score to obtain on hubpages for a hub, and so this also means she truly knows her stuff.

Here's another link to her awesome hub below:


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      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Missy Mac, I'm doing my best to keep up with the on going trends and changes the web is experiencing, and mainly thanks to many of our fellow hubbers here who are also knowledgeable in these areas.

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      Missy Mac 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      I appreciate your article based on the content quality and time spent to develop. This helps me to focus on content quality.

      Thanks again

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Your welcome & Thanks Missy Mac for giving my hub here a try, I know it was very long winded, but it was necessary to write about in great detail so people could get the complete understanding as to what we all are up against today.

      Technology has spawned a massive movement, and it almost a popularity game of sorts, but thanks to google the only things that will get noticed over time is those which deserve the be noticed, by its shear quality, as opposed to quantity, which when you come to think of it all, should of been the way from the start.

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      Missy Mac 

      7 years ago from Illinois

      Thanks for the article. I am newbie and just published my first article. I plan to edit my article to add research to the topic. Your article is an great model for what to add in a Hub article. I would love to add a video. The one of Steve Jobs is a nice addition. I will keep learning to add videos. Thank you again and any further tips would be great!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Hi Brett Tesol, yes indeed the whole game of Social combined with SEO has shaken things up a bit on the web, but when the dust all settles lets hope we all end up on the top, you know.

      Thanks for checking out my hub here, for voting, and sharing, it was truly a challenge to write, and I had fun with it all to. I love this Game!

    • Brett.Tesol profile image

      Brett C 

      7 years ago from Asia

      Very interesting. The web is certainly changing and SEO marketing has become a two pronged attack, requiring a good social presence and SEO optimized content.

      From the social side, it make sense to write about what you know and love, but this also needs to have some 'signals' to search engines to gain traffic.

      It is a complicated game, but a fun one to play!

      Shared, up and interesting.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Thanks Rahul, I worked real hard on this article, lets hope others can locate it and have use of its info .

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      Jessee R 

      7 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      This is a stupendous hub Mike!

      Very useful, deeply researched and well crafted


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