Panda Rollout - Hubpages

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Just wondering if you guys (the ones that deal with hubpages) seen that your hubs are coming back up? Google did label Hubpages as "content farms" - but seems like lately, that is not the case...at least w/ my hubs...they have popped up to where they were before the rollout back six months ago.

What are you guys seeing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Derek Pankaew
    Remember that Google rates "pages" not "domains."

    Some pages will rank highly because Google thinks it's good content, others won't.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
      Originally Posted by Derek Pankaew View Post

      Remember that Google rates "pages" not "domains."

      Some pages will rank highly because Google thinks it's good content, others won't.
      Not true. It's already been proven that google Panda dishes out "domain" level penalties. If I had two pieces of content that were both written with the same degree of quality, and I published one on the New York Times website and the other on Ezinearticles.com. The content on New York Times website would have a high placement, and the ezinearticles.com piece of content would be buried in google's serps.

      So far, the domain level content penalties have been lifted against hubpages.com. But that does not mean hubpages has permanently recovered. A lot of my panda affected websites have recovered only to be re-penalized all over again.

      Fingers crossed that the panda is more lenient with this update.
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  • Profile picture of the author learnrope
    Co2,,, I bet you just love Google !!!!! not
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
      Originally Posted by learnrope View Post

      Co2,,, I bet you just love Google !!!!! not
      haha. I don't blame google for penalizing my sites. They did have low quality content. Just making the point that google temporarily lifts penalties all the time. And when they do, it does not mean that your site is safe. So I'm hoping that hubpages is permanently back from panda, but that's yet to be seen.

      Also, switching over to subdomains was a smart strategy for hubpages.
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  • Profile picture of the author Targeted Traffic
    Well it seems that they implemented subdomaining around July and after some testing appeared to indicate that it helped the better stuff rise in search visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author seocatalysts
    But if you read one of the article in which they said that some of the sites are getting their traffic back...Including hub pages...
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  • Profile picture of the author B2Bexpert
    IT helped the better stuff rise in search visibility.
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  • Profile picture of the author C Rebecca
    It totally depends on the content of your web page has got... I did notice that when Panda was rolled out, Google showed result pages from ezine for short tail queries and that too in the top results.

    So, I would say that Panda targets pages not domains.
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    • Profile picture of the author Brendan Mace
      Originally Posted by C Rebecca View Post

      It totally depends on the content of your web page has got... I did notice that when Panda was rolled out, Google showed result pages from ezine for short tail queries and that too in the top results.

      So, I would say that Panda targets pages not domains.
      I am not saying that google didn't target pages. But it's 100% fact that the google panda dished out domain level penalties.

      Look up the "-50 penalty," a penalty that is awarded to domains with low quality content. This penalty causes every single page to be sent down 50 spots in the serps.

      Of course google ranks pages. But pages are now impacted based on the "authority" of the domain. <---- This has always been the case. But google panda has caused domain authority to be more important than ever before.
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  • Profile picture of the author BeeJay
    I'll tell ya, I use hubpages as one of many web 2 properties in my overall linking strategy and lately they have gone bananas in their own right.

    And today, I was doing some kw research for a new site and there was a hub in spot one for the first keyword, and in spot two for the second keyword. Granted, not a super competitive term, but one hub had 5 backlinks, the other had zero!

    These may be isolated examples, but I've definitely notice more traffic from hubpages in the last few weeks and have been pondering this very question.
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  • Profile picture of the author nandla
    Google is penalizing domains; even good domains with fresh and quality content. I wish to be saved by panda
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