I published a lens on Squidoo yesterday and it's still marked as work-in-progress, i.e. not featured. It's received a little internal traffic, but more importantly, someone found it today via a Google search on the actual lens title.
Wondering if HP can implement the same sort of system, where Hubs may not be featured but are still available to find via a search engine?
Strange - according to Squidoo:
"This red minus sign means your lens is not currently being featured in Squidoo, and is considered a Work-In-Progress (WIP). WIP lenses don't get promoted within Squidoo search results, on profile pages, or to outside search engines."
All my WIP lenses are not in Google....
Tis weird indeed. I logged out of Google, typed in her exact search term in inverted commas - lens came up on first page of search results.
Though I know that Google 'knows who you are at all times'
Just checked another one - this is an old one that has sunk back into WIP, the equivalent of Zzzz hubs and that one comes up in Google too. Maybe I should try in a different browser. Yep, it's still there.
Is it a 'cached' version perhaps? Mine slipped into the abyss a long time ago and the cached version has probably gone - it could also be that Google has to 'visit' the lens to get the 'no index' tag too - so you may havea few days to fix it prior to it disappearing...
Doesn't explain why the new one would be Ok though!
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