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Google Last Crawl

  1. BWD316 profile image86
    BWD316posted 22 months ago

    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?

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 22 months ago in reply to this

      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.

  2. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 22 months ago

    Last week all my hubs said they had not been crawled in 7 months lol.

  3. BWD316 profile image86
    BWD316posted 22 months ago

    thanks for the responses! I'm glad it seems to be just a bug

  4. EdTecher profile image79
    EdTecherposted 21 months ago

    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?

  5. EdTecher profile image79
    EdTecherposted 21 months ago

    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.

    1. kbdressman profile image93
      kbdressmanposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      Glad to hear it!  I have quite a few hubs showing they haven't been crawled in 5 weeks!

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image78
        Matthew Meyerposted 21 months ago in reply to this

        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
        site:http://thesite.com/url/goes/here/

        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.

        1. kbdressman profile image93
          kbdressmanposted 21 months ago in reply to this

          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!

        2. BWD316 profile image86
          BWD316posted 21 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks Matthew!

  6. justholidays profile image81
    justholidaysposted 21 months ago

    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

    1. kbdressman profile image93
      kbdressmanposted 21 months ago in reply to this

      I did earlier today.  I'm just waiting for the crawls to either happen or show up on Google Webmaster, wherever the holdup is! smile

  7. honey profile image49
    honeyposted 21 months ago

    nice to know about the google crawler functionality..

 
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