I have just noticed that I have a spelling mistake in a Hub URL and am considering unpublishing and republishing to correct it. I am wondering about ..
1) Comments - is there any way of transfering the comments on the hub when I republish?
2) Does the spelling mistake affect search engine optimisation? ( I think maybe it does, but would be grateful of opinions).
When you say "unpublishing and republishing" I'm presuming you actually mean that you will delete the first Hub and make a second new one with the URL you want. Because unpublishing and deleting are actually two entirely different functions...
No Hub content can be transferred over from one Hub to another, so you'll lose any comments from the first one when it goes.
Which hub are you talking about!? I have go through all your hubs and I didn´t found any url spelling mistake .
I don't tihnk the URL really has an effect on search engine traffic. I have mistakes in a few of my hub URLs, but I found it was just easier to leave them be versus redo them and lose comments.
Relache, yes I mean delete and start again.
Funride, hi, it's this one
"Engish instead of English"
Whitney thanks for your comments. 'Teaching English in Greece' is quite a searched key phrase. The hub is currently on page 4 of google for this phrase, but the google listing appears as 'hubs tagged Teaching English in Greece" , leading to this page http://hubpages.com/tag/teaching+english+in+greece/hot and not directly to the hub.
Whereas some of my other hubs rank higher in google and lead directly to the hub.
I am thinking that the spelling mistake is making it miss out on a higher ranking.
It would be a real shame to lose the comments though...
If you are worried about Google rankings, I wouldn't bother. Generally speaking, MSN is generally the only search engine that seems to weight the URL much in the search results.
More importantly for Google is Page Rank, the Title tags (for hub pages this is the title of your article) and the anchor text pointing to the article (once again for Hubpages this is generally the title of your article for links from other pages in Hubpages).
An example of one time the URL is important for Google is when you have links pointing to the article that have no anchor text, e.g. just http://hubpages/Your-Article-Name, but that will only happen if you are building links outside Hubpages
If you are really interest in ranking for "Teaching English in Greece" I would make those the first words in the article title, not the second. And get more links to the article.
Yes dear. Misspelled words can affect search engine optimization.
outsourcingcheck, how do search engines know that you didn't mean to spell a word as you did. As it is a trend to spell words differently, how does a search engine know that the url mispelling was not done on purpose?
Carolina Crete, I've seen some of my hubs in search engines like that. It's just picking up that page of HubPages. Your hub should still be indexed some where in the search. The hubs of mine that I've seen like that don't have mispellings in the URL.
Have changed the title and have decided to leave the URL for now but I'll add more links and info.
Thank you all
by Thomas Dowling2 weeks ago
I give! I've searched the first 3 or 4 pages of "Getting Help" Forum and I've read the entire Link's Capsule section in the Learning Center (http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/using-hubtool). That Hub, by the...
by Teeboy15 years ago
I am trying to publish my first hub on here. But i have got a little problem. There was a box that reads give your hub a unique url web address. Please how do i go about it. I dont want to mess up everything. I kinda...
by Sage Williams7 years ago
Hello Fellow Hubbers,My question is not how do I change the title after a hub has been published.My question is how will this effect links that I have already sent out. Will the links automatically be updated when I...
by Mary Hyatt3 years ago
I'm sure you folks are too smart to do this, but I just did! I misspelled the word "depression" in my latest Hub! Taught me a good lession: go slower. Now it's there and there is...
by fcmosher3 years ago
Really cool to see that my hub, <link snipped>, was just picked as Editor's Choice. Can anyone tell me what it means, and maybe how to capitalize on or leverage this bump?Thanks!
by Liz Elias2 days ago
WTH is going on, here?I've published many hubs before, including 2 new ones in the last couple of days. No problems!Today, I'm trying to publish another, and in the box for the title, I put the title. Never...
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.