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urls vs title

  1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
    CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago

    I wish the url were not cast in stone as soon as the title is typed into the title capsule. Sometimes before I even move on to the next page, I realize I have made a mistake and it is too late to change it.

    I CAN change the title.  My question how much weight does the url have vs. the title in searches? How much weight do the capsule sub-titles have?

    If I don't like the url, the only way to change it is to delete the hub and start over, losing any backlinks, views, and comments accumulated.  Not a good move.  I wish HP would change it so that the url is not cast in stone until the hub is published.  That would give me the opportunity to change my title anytime prior to publishing.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Unless the URL is absolutely unlike anything you are writing about, don't worry about it.  I have many hubs whose URLs have stayed the same but the titles have changed significantly.  Never have had a problem, although I do think it is better to have them match as closely as possible.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Catherine,

      The reason we do it this way is that editing the URL would cause you to lose all your backlinks and ranking and cause your Hub to start over with traffic either way (whether you changed one letter, one word, or the entire URL). Once established, altering the URL puts your Hub in jeopardy. As Timetraveler mentioned, as long as the URL is not about something completely different from the subject of your Hub, it's probably not hurting you.

      1. Writer Fox profile image79
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        And yet, this is what the Editor's Choice designation does, isn't it?  It changes the URL.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
          CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Good point Writes Fox. I thought that the old url still worked tho; it was just redirected to the new url.  You don't lose your backlinks, do you? I'm hoping the people who understand SEO can answer these questions,.

          1. wilderness profile image96
            wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            If you change it yourself you don't have the ability to do any redirecting like HP does.

            1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
              CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              Yes, I understand that and so I would never change a url.  I only wanted to point out that getting EC (and consequently, a new url)  doesn't hurt your backlinks.

  2. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 2 years ago

    I always have an "edit" where the url is, before I publish. And, can have a differently worded title.

    1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
      CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      So I can edit the url before publishing? This is what I want to do. I've never seen this,  I will have to look for it.  I would NEVERedit after I click publish.

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Yupperz, you'll see it the next time you start a new hub.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
          CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Right in front of my eyes. I am so unobservant. I could have used that so many times. Thanks colorfulone.

          1. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Things can be right there, and we just don't see them.

            I had a realization on another site I write for just the other day. I'd be embarrassed to say what it was that I kept over looking. But, I am sure happy I discovered the option that will make my life easier.

            1. Venkatachari M profile image84
              Venkatachari Mposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              But the edit option is there only for some time. If you once click the start button and enter into the editing mode of the hub, it disappears, as I have witnessed. I also feel this as a problem sometimes. But, I see, it will not affect when the subject is same. You can see some of my titles and urls differ.

  3. judypayne12 profile image61
    judypayne12posted 2 years ago

    I never had trouble redirecting . Yes attention to HP would be a good idea. I have two question for HP when I could have saved a couple bucks.    Thank You   Judy  Payne

  4. judypayne12 profile image61
    judypayne12posted 2 years ago

    In just a minute I am going to call HP about helping me with my printer  .To  my understanding  maybe I should take a course in Technology better known name Computers?                  Judy Walker

  5. judypayne12 profile image61
    judypayne12posted 2 years ago

    How in  the world do Computer Companies make so much money How much do they really make. Wow! theirs a great amount kids that know a huge amount about Computers   How they learn it at School. Don't under estimate kids because their so smart, aren't they?

  6. judypayne12 profile image61
    judypayne12posted 2 years ago

    Do I ever buy off The Internet savvy. Not that much  yes I do 20% of the time.  I would have bought more because my income was not over the spending range.    Do I use the Internet to go to School or get money from the Checking or Saving account. No way like I said I am in a limited spending range lady. And I believe everybody know how I feel?

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Judy, are you in high school? Is that where you go to school?

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
        CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I think JudyPanye means HP as in Hewlett Packard. Perhaps she doesn't realize she is on the wrong website.i

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
          CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Judy, I think you are posting to the wrong website.  Please don't post things that are off topic. This discussion is about urls and titles.  We have ben sharing some good information and I would hate for people to drop out of the discussion because of distractions.  Thanks.

  7. judypayne12 profile image61
    judypayne12posted 2 years ago

    Yes  Catherine I have received comments for my comments and they sound good. I honestly will try to stay on the subject so far I have 66  comments. And urls and titles are very important so are you. Thank You for your wonderful comment. I really appreciate them very much?

  8. spaaqua19 profile image60
    spaaqua19posted 2 years ago

    Very genuine your shared suggestion on the important of URL and Title. Both the important for every site either for business or self. thanks for your great opinion

 
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