I've updated some of my hubs some days ago when I changed the title of my hubs and put some new keywords in the content. In the meantime the hubs went quality assessment process and finally published again but the URL were unchanged. Now the title and URL are different. so how the hubs will get ranked?
The URL cannot be changed. Otherwise your hub would not be found by people who have the old URL in a link.
I always specify a URL that is more general than the entire title when I first create a new hub. That allows me to change the title later without looking like a complete mismatch with the URL.
I learned that lesson the hard way. I like to give readers an idea of how many names, tips etc they can expect. Later I like to add more as the occur to me. So I have URLS that promise 20 dog names and hub titles that promise 50 dog names. Start off general when naming, and that gives you room to maneuver later on.
So if I change my title and subtitle with new keywords and sometimes all over the body of the content except URL then will it work well for SEO or get ranked in Google?
That all depends on how well you make those changes and how well you apply the keywords. You need to accumulate data to make good decisions with these changes. But you don't want to spam keywords. That will hurt your ranking,
Sometimes I notice that a subtitle I had used might work better as the main title. Other times, I see search strings people use repeatedly that can work as a better title.
All this takes time. I sometimes make changes a year or two after first publishing when I have good data to work with. It's an going effort. I spend just as much time on old hubs as I do with writing new ones. The effort avoids old hubs becoming stale.
The actual URL is not as important as you'd think.
A lot of news blogs and other content sometimes have snarky or joke URLs that don't even have anything to do with the content (at least not in a strict 1:1 word meaning sense) but the actual words in the title, the content and the meta descriptions give them the traffic they need.
Your hub title has a far greater effect on ranking than the URL so don't worry too much about it..
by Emily Tack2 years ago
Twice today, while editing my hubs, I saw a message at the top that said something like - this hub has previously been published by another account, or something. Forgive the vagueness, I had to help customers in our...
by Jennifer Suchey2 years ago
I know that once you publish a hub you shouldn't change the title because it affects . . . well I don't fully understand it, but I know it's not a good idea, especially established hubs. However, if I did change a title...
by Sanjay Sharma2 years ago
After changing the title of the hub, the URL remains the same. Does it affect the existing traffic or the position on Google ? How often the title could be changed ? Is it advisable or not ?
by Katleigh Merrier3 days ago
Hello!I'm back after a long period of inactivity, and I'd like to start writing again.I like a lot of my old hubs, but I'd like to change the title to tweak some of them. Can I change the URL to match?If I can't, should...
by Liz Elias3 years ago
Would a minor shift of the title (mainly sequence of wording--with possible descriptive addition) of an EC hub, cause it to lose that status?While it is featured, did garner the EC award, and has a reasonably high...
by Dan Harmon6 years ago
I seem to be having some real trouble with getting some hubs indexed, and don't understand why. Out of 75 hubs, 13 are now not indexed, dating back to 5-24. I realize that hubs will index and de-index, but...
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.