There has been a significant update to the Google search results that we first noticed the evening of February 23. We have always believed that the only way to long term success is by creating useful high quality content. We also strongly believe in Google’s desire to have the best content rise to the top of search results. We believe that HubPages’ authors’ interests and Google’s are aligned and ultimately this update will create value to both of our audiences.
Google has written about this update, and the media has covered it extensively as the entire online universe has been influenced. For those who are concerned that their high quality original content has seen significant changes, our recommendation is to be patient – good content has a history of returning to previous traffic levels after significant updates to search engine algorithms.
Changes like this are an opportunity to be reminded that once things settle down, the cream of the content will rise to the top. As a site that’s always been squarely on the side of good writing, we are confident that our content will continue to do well on all search engines. As we learn more about the update, we will keep you informed.