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Google De-ndexing Hubs

  1. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Dear Hub Team,

    Google has de-indexed one of my hubs http://hubpages.com/hub/Optimizing-Fire … And-Tweaks . How do I get Google to index this page once again? I also like to know what is wrong with this hub and what could be the possible reason for it to disappear from google search results.

    Thanks and regards

  2. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    You are not alone:

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/3851#post30544

    No answer as yet I'm afraid

    1. ProCW profile image83
      ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Mark... I found your culprit...

      Searched google with...

      "Nobody could argue anything other than the Apple iPhone was the best new cell phone released in 2007."

      and the expanded the results... bottom of the results came up with...

      http://marcus1234.wordpress.com/2008/04 … tech-toys/

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        No - I added that inlink after the hub was penalised. It didn't help.

        1. ProCW profile image83
          ProCWposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Hmmm.....

  3. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    The hub is currently the first one on yahoo http://search.yahoo.com/search?p=Optimi … mp;fr=moz2  and MSN http://search.live.com/results.aspx?q=O … orm=CHROME
    Previously it was at the first spot on google too sad
    Is google penalizing Hubs in favor of knol?

  4. ProCW profile image83
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    SunSeven... that page is still indexed... but so are...

    http://technews-watcher.blogspot.com/20 … weaks.html

    &

    http://sumurbatu.blogspot.com/2008/07/o … fox-3.html

    Which came first, the chicken or the egg? big_smile

    Bad joke... hehe... What should be done?

  5. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    I have tried removing all the Amazon ads as well. No go.

    I am getting traffic from Yahoo so I added the Amazon back.

    I am stumped.

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Ditto sad

  6. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Well
    It is definitely still indexed: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en& … gle+Search

    You are probably experiencing yet another Google dance. How long does the problem persist?

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Misha,. I think no google visitors on the hub since a week or so. But this is really strange. When I checked the site:operator and the info:operator a little while ago it wasn't showing at all!

      1. Misha profile image74
        Mishaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I saw Paul or Maddie mentioning Google problems in some other thread. I personally am fine so far, but I had some terrible time last year for about two weeks when Google did this to my main money-making page. It came back, though smile But I am actively diversifying since big_smile

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          This has been going on for months.

          All it has done is persuade me I should not rely on google for traffic, so I have been seeking other sources. Best result this month is 40,000 page views on one page without search engine or social networks big_smile

          And who knew MSN live could send so much traffic if you hit it just right?

  7. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Mine is still indexed too. It is just on page 709 sad

    I have not reproduced it anywhere else either...... big_smile

  8. ProCW profile image83
    ProCWposted 9 years ago

    Really weird.

  9. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Sunseven - if you work out how to fix it, please let me know. big_smile

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sure Mark. Although trying out new things to fix this, I am afraid I am of little help right now. sad

  10. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    I hope things will be back to normal soon. I am afraid of the Google slap which squidoo suffered some time back.

  11. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    I wish it comes back both to you and Mark, and to whoever else is affected smile

  12. Jennifer Bowman profile image53
    Jennifer Bowmanposted 9 years ago

    I seem to be suffering, too. I was getting 300+ visitors per day to my nipple piercing Hub, and yesterday there were just 21.

  13. Lissie profile image85
    Lissieposted 9 years ago

    There is a PR toolbar update happening at the moment - maybe stuff will settle down in a day or 2

  14. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    On the spot Mark! The traffic from other sources to my hub in question made sufficient adjustments in the stats page smile
    (Not in terms of revenue sad )

  15. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    There is no question search engine traffic converts better, but I have 2 hubs like this. I wrote 3 at the same time. 1 is fine and gets good traffic from google. The other 2 were fine, then one day wham! No google traffic and they are both down in the 700s for a search result. I have no idea why.

    I checked all the webmaster forums and all they ever talk about is "gaming" the system - what you have to do to squeeze past the rules - much like some of the internet marketing guys do here.

    I don't do that. I write it and away I go. All original, no trying to trick the system.

    But I can get penalized too. So........

  16. gogetter profile image58
    gogetterposted 9 years ago

    You're not alone, one of my hubs disappeared about  a month ago, and is still mia.  At a stage it was no 1 and now its gone sad  As a result my traffic has halved).  Hopefully there is a way to solve this

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    terrygposted 9 years ago

    I do not think its a Google slap. My hub 1on40 is still page 1 number 2 and has been since it was published.

    Pity it doesn't convert well. Anyway, you guys may be looking at another issue besides a slap.

  18. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    If you have any other ideas, I am open terryg. I tried what you suggested before and removed the Amazon ads. After about 6 weeks I added them back - made no difference either way sad

  19. profile image0
    terrygposted 9 years ago

    I guess its the same old again, link link and link.

  20. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Thanks terryg. Unfortunately, I have done all that. I have left comments, generated links and still - down on page 709 sad

    I have another I wrote at the same time which is fine, but these two are dead to google. But not to yahoo or MSN lol

    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I liked your comment about other traffic sources. With 40k from MSN I would not worry about G.

  21. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    lol

    I guess I am not explaining very well.

    Do a google search for "five best iphone cases" without the quotation marks and see what you find big_smile

    The 40,000 was not from a search engine - that was something else. smile

    1. profile image0
      terrygposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I have a plan.

      One thing I do not see is the keyword with quotes from any other source. I personally would start a new free blogger blog titled the keyword, lens, and every other social bookmark just with that keyword phrase only.

      That may help you.

    2. jyuva profile image36
      jyuvaposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thats look good Mark on second position big_smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image60
        Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        lol

        That is a different hub which has a link to the lost one. Not the lost one. big_smile

  22. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    I guess we all miss insights from the team. smile

  23. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    This is how I have re-indexed my hubs that somehow became un-indexed:

    Put the full url in the google search box, click search.

    At the bottom of the page will be Google links. One says "Dissatisfied? Help us improve."

    Click on it, it takes you to a new page. Fill in the box, answer the question, and enter the URL in the URL box provided below.

    I dont know what that is actually meant to be used for, but I was certainly dissatisfied with the results not showing my hub. I typically would say something like, "this url was indexed 24 hours ago but no longer is, for some reason."

    My hubs were always re-indexed within 48 hours.

    I did that something like 10 times and it always worked -- dunno if it was coincidence or not. I haven't done it for awhile, though.

    Maybe it will help some of you.

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Hugs and Kisses Isa smile I will try that and post the result to your mail box
      Warm Regards

  24. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    I hope it helps smile

  25. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    Thanks Isabella - I will try that. Although mine are still indexed they are just buried in the back of beyond for any sort of search result. I have tried everything else, so it can't hurt smile

  26. topstuff profile image61
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    Dont worry toomuch guys

  27. waynet profile image48
    waynetposted 9 years ago

    Always taking time to see who are your competing sites that could have knocked you further down the search results and re optimize your hubs accordingly could be applied in the form of a hub page audit.

    The mysteries of the google algorythm annoy me, but also inspire me to crack it one day!!

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    sciguyposted 9 years ago

    Not that this will be particularly helpful to anyone, but I experienced the same thing with my (single) hub. I spent a fair amount of time putting together a little article on spacecraft designs that the US or Russia worked on but that got canceled when the spacecraft was only partly completed. http://hubpages.com/hub/Spaceships-That-Never-Were

    For a few days it didn't show up at all on google (ok, no surprise - it takes a while for it to get indexed). Then it appeared on google, and was the first result for some of the names of the specific spaceships. Now, a few days later still, it doesn't seem to appear AT ALL for many of the ship names. I wasn't really expecting to make any money off of it, but it's annoying that I worked on the article and now it appears that people who search on the topic will never see it...

  29. Eric Graudins profile image60
    Eric Graudinsposted 9 years ago

    This may be of interest to you all.
    It's about proxy hacking, which basically means that google doesn't get to see the content on your site.

    It's unlikely to be  the cause of your problems, because it's usually done to high profile sites, and apparently Google fixed the flaw in May 08.

    But who knows ??

    http://www.seofaststart.com/blog/google-proxy-hacking

    It's a long discussion, but a relevant part about how to tell if you've been proxy hacked is about 6 screens down.

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Its seems too technical for me. Anyway I don't think its possible for a hubber to implement all that codes on hubs in question sad

      I have tried what Isa has suggested. Waiting for the results

  30. Mark Knowles profile image60
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    That is interesting, although it doesn't seem to apply to me. I have tried Isabella's suggestion and am waiting to see if that helps.

  31. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Its still the same. Nothing has improved. Paul?, Jason?, Anyone?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have any great answer.  It's always a bit of a mystery the way Google operates.

      1. SunSeven profile image63
        SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Any suggestions, however wild? I am thinking of something. Perhaps, can I mail you with details?

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Sure, you can email me.

  32. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Sent you a mail Paul (to team@hubpages.com). Looking forward to your views.

  33. profile image47
    5linxGlobalOptionposted 9 years ago

    HI! My website has a / forward slash and it won't accept it when I sign up. WHAT SHOULD I DO? IT'S MY ONLY WEBSITE.

    1. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I've got no idea what you're asking about.

  34. spuds profile image20
    spudsposted 9 years ago

    I wouldn't panic. Sometimes Google does this. I'm sure it will re-appear soon.

  35. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Good News! I am back in the search again smile http://www.google.co.in/search?num=20&a … &meta=

    Feels A Lot Better big_smile

    edit: Bad news too sad Its already stolen! http://technews-watcher.blogspot.com/20 … weaks.html

  36. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL, take it easy, buddy, just report them to adsense big_smile

    Coming back up is much more significant event - congratulations!

    1. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Misha smile

  37. Isabella Snow profile image88
    Isabella Snowposted 9 years ago

    SunSeven -- Is the hub that is re-listed one that you tried my suggestion with??

  38. SunSeven profile image63
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Yes Isa. I did what you suggested( among some other things, like submitting it to non-english search engines and directories). I do not know which worked. Thanks a1000 for you to suggest what you did. smile

    Warm Regards

  39. Health Conscious profile image55
    Health Consciousposted 9 years ago

    Sometimes it is enlightening to look at things from the opposite viewpoint.

    Google has the responsibility to provide the absolute best results it can possibly find. They spend enormous amounts of time thinking about how to best devise a program which can look at factors and say this is relevant to the words searched.

    They can not understand the words as far as putting together a thought pattern so there has to be other clues. Figuring this out is what drives SEO, however effective that can be. As more try to figure out the workings the more they have to change to keep any one from dominating.

    The other factor not often thought of and many times totally disagreed about from the sites standpoint, is a simple fact of how long do you allow one site to dominate the front page especially if there are millions contending for the spot.

    If I was involved in making a fair search engine I would every so often scramble the whole thing, thus allowing for others to rise higher. I have noticed that about the same time periods that there are new page rank settings, there are many shakeups.

    Only real solution, change enough to be considered a new page or create a new outlook entirely and enjoy the ride.

    To expect one page to continue as a reliable revenue source is a great dream, however if you consider all the rest that want to be in the same spot, it is not fair.

    Like all aspects of life, keep producing so that there is always another one growing as one declines.

    Some say life is fleeting, I say the more fleetings you can input into your life the more fun you have.

  40. profile image56
    fun2hubposted 8 years ago

    I read somewhere that google partially/completely de-indexes some blogs, does it still happen to hubs also?

 
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