I know there's been an update on Google that has cut Hubpages traffic by 20% across the board but I noticed on all of my popular hubs that Google and Bing haven't crawled them in 10 days! Is this normal? Or has Google just stopped featuring our pages in the search results?
Don't worry it's just a bug. Day before I published a hub after 15 months and it was up on google within 3 hours of being featured on Hubpages and it says that it hasn't been crawled yet when I check stats.
I've also made changes to the title of another hub and it shows on Google and Bing too, but the stats say last crawled is 9 days ago.
Last week all my hubs said they had not been crawled in 7 months lol.
thanks for the responses! I'm glad it seems to be just a bug
Is this still a bug? I noticed across the board that my hubs were last crawled 4 weeks ago by Google and Bing. I've done daily updates to several over the past week, yet the crawl stats have not changed on those. Or is it routine to take a month for pages to be re-crawled?
I'm answering my own question here. There is still a bug in the Last Crawled stats for Google and Bing. I checked google on several hubs I updated this past week, and their cache is showing the latest hub updates.
Glad to hear it! I have quite a few hubs showing they haven't been crawled in 5 weeks!
It is not abnormal for Google to crawl a page once and then not do so again ever or not on a specific timeframe.
The main thing to understand is if it is indexed by Google or other search engines.
I'll use one of the OP's Hubs as an example.
http://bwd316.hubpages.com/hub/Growing- … hen-Scraps
If you do a Google search in the format
and if that returns the page, then it is indexed.
So this Hub is indexed.
https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3A … p;oe=utf-8
There may be an option in Google Webmaster Tools to force a crawl of a URL, but HubPages does not have any control over when or how Google or other search engines choose to crawl content.
You can also search for the Hub using search on HubPages as it uses Google's search and will also only return indexed content.
Thanks for the explanation! That makes sense. Looks like the stats just aren't reading right. (It says one of my hubs has never been indexed, but it's searchable.) As long as it is actually searchable we're good!
Whether for a new Hub or an update you can always (re)submit it to Google's Crawl URL form:
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … ue=/addurl
by David Stillwell4 years ago
Staff@hubpages.com:So I published my second hub in a very long time. The last hub publised was not crawled by google for days on end. I ended up having to manually submit it. Fine! A few days ago, I published a...
by Simone Haruko Smith4 years ago
We have added a feature to the Search tab under the stats box on each Hub that enables you to see when that Hub that has last been crawled by search engines.When an Idle Hub is crawled, search engines will see that it...
by Yvonne Spence4 years ago
I have 2 hubs that are not showing up as indexed when I search the url but in the stats on both hubs it shows that they have been crawled by Google and Bing - one of them was crawled 35 hours ago by Google. I've...
by agilitymach4 years ago
I have a hub that went unfeatured several days back. It was my second hub, and it really was in dire need of rewriting. After doing an extensive revision, I sent it out to the QAP. Then I checked the...
by David Stillwell4 years ago
For the first time, after publishing a new hub, I was not able to find it in google search for three days. I had to manually enter the hubs information into google so that it would be added to the search engines. ...
by GwennyOh23 months ago
I have had the lowest earnings from since the time I first made anything on HubPages as of late. I took a look through the forum and couldn't find reference to others having the same problem. What I'd usually make in...
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.