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The search bar in Hubpages

  1. jackclee lm profile image71
    jackclee lmposted 13 months ago

    I,ve noticed some strange search results from the Hubpages main search bar.
    When I search for one of my latest hubs, instead of getting that hub, I see a bunch of my other hubs unrelated to the topic of my search. Is this a bug? Just asking if others are getting similar results.
    If so, this seems to be a problem when someone is searching on a particular topic and not getting the right results.
    Thanks for any help.

    1. jackclee lm profile image71
      jackclee lmposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      It appears that the reason my other hubs are appearing in the search results is because of the trailer hubs at the end of these hubs. Hubpages added those trailer hubs and they are being found by the search engine where as the actual hub title is no where to be found.
      The hub in question is titled "my trip to china in 2016"
      This is very strange???

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 13 months ago

    Jack Lee, I see what you mean. I tried putting your title in quotes and that didn't work either.

    Google Custom Search simply displays all locations where the search argument is found. The reason why you are getting all those other search results is because your hubs (and all our hubs) are plastered all over the site.  That's a good thing, but it makes the search useless when you are trying to just find your own hub, rather than references to it.

    If you are simply looking for one of your hubs, you can go to your Account Statistics page and sort by title. Then scroll down to it.  Is that what you needed to do? Or am I missing the point?

    1. jackclee lm profile image71
      jackclee lmposted 13 months ago in reply to this

      Yes you are missing my exercise. I wanted to know how anyone can find my hub using the search term. It appears that the HP search bar is ineffective.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 13 months ago in reply to this

        It's ineffective for finding specific hubs by title. But it works well for general keyword search.

        I wouldn't worry about people searching for titles anyway. They search for information on topics. If you have the proper keywords in your hubs, specifically in the title and subtitles, then you will get generic traffic over time. Just don't overdo the keywords.

 
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