I recently changed a few of my hub titles and noticed that the URL stayed the same and wondered if that would hurt search results.
After searching Hubpages, I found this answer from Sid Kemp which answers my question.
http://bakelikeapro.hubpages.com/questi … swer657924
But, Sid Kemp wrote this clear answer two years ago.
Does anyone know if his answer still applies today?
Thanks for your time!
Thanks Matthew Meyer!
Now for another question--I'm sure you'll let me know if it's right in front of my nose.
Does having a title different from the URL hurt search results?
Thanks again for your patience!
It really depends.
If you change your Hub after publication and the URL is no longer as appropriate for your Hub it could have an effect.
You do have the option of creating a new Hub with a different URL and unpublishing the old one, but if the existing Hub has some search traffic, you could lose that with the new Hub. It really comes down to the SEO competition for the subject/keywords/etc.
Thanks again Matthew Meyer!
You are confirming what I was finding as well as I continued to search. I don't know why I didn't find this more recent thread at first.
Marcy Goodfleisch makes a similar point.
URL is permanent and cannot be changed. Even if you changed it and search on the search engine, you will find it after month(s).
In my experience, it doesn't hurt as long as it is related. For example, if your hub is "Why I don't like Facebook" but your hub url is just /hub/Facebook or/ hub/I-don't-like-Facebook, it makes no impact. However, something like /hub/i-love-Twitter for that particular hub just confuses the search engines.
Also, keep your URL short and target a particular keyword. You can always change the title later in the hub tool to create a longer title while creating a shorter URL.
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