Reasons why links in SERPS are different - Does it Matter?

  1. janderson99 profile image86
    janderson99posted 3 years ago

    If you do a search for "Curry Recipes Hubpages" - just to show HP ones the links in the SERP vary.
    Both go to the article. In one case the author is listed by name greatcook.hubpages and in the other not. Why the difference and does it matter?

    Easy Curry Recipes - HubPages › ... › South Asian Cuisine › Indian Cuisine
        Jul 4, 2011 – Blah, Blah, Blah  ...
    Guide to Making Creamy Chicken Korma Curry Recipe › ... › Indian Cuisine
        Mar 4, 2013 – Blah, Blah, Blah

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There's an older thread on this, although I don't remember the title.  Paul E said they were aware of it, that google is doing something, that he doesn't know what and they aren't telling.

      He also noted at the time that nothing published after 10/2011 was showing the funny URL's.  Don't know if that's still true or not.

      Interestingly, the hubs of mine that don't have my name are generally doing much better in the SERP's - whatever G is doing seems to bump those hubs several places.  Paul had caught that, too.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image92
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    I've noticed this also in the past few days when I was checking image searches.  My domain name used to show first, and it still shows up in searches, but it links with first. The link goes to the hub.