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How Do I Change A Hub's URL?

  1. Leah Helensdottr profile image82
    Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago

    I started to create a hub a few days ago about the origin of the nursery rhyme "Ring Around The Rosy."  I changed my mind, deleted all of the content, and started a new hub, "How Mom Quelled the Great Panic."  I just published it, and noticed that the scary-sounding URL from the deleted-content hub is there instead of the correct URL.  How can I fix this?

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    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago

    While you can easily change the title for a hub, there is no way to change the URL.

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      Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ack!  Can I delete the hub? I could copy the content onto my computer and then create a new hub.

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        Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        You can delete the old one, but it has already been indexed by the search engines. Therefore, you could run into duplicate content issues. So you may want to leave the hub unpublished for awhile first.

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          Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Okay.  I've unpublished it (it was only published for about 15 minutes) and copied the content to my computer.  How long is "awhile"?

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            Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Until the old hub is no longer indexed by the search engines, which is what would trigger the duplicate content filter. Or you could contact HubPages, explain what you are doing, and ask them to help you out.

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              Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Can you give me an idea how long that will take?  A day?  A month?  A year? How can I check to see if it's happened?  And I thought I WAS contacting Hubpages by asking my question in this forum, so I'm confused.  Could you please tell me the correct way to contact them?  Thanks!

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                Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                The hub is no longer indexed when you search for it and it neither shows up in the search engines nor in their cached versions of the content. It could take 1 month. Contacting HubPages: team@hubpages.com. Using the forums is not contacting them.

                1. Leah Helensdottr profile image82
                  Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Excellent!  Thank you so much for your help.

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                    Website Examinerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                    You are very welcome!

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    It's no big deal if the title of your hub and URL are different. People find it both ways. I have several that do well that have a different title than the URL.

    1. Leah Helensdottr profile image82
      Leah Helensdottrposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that helpful info, UW.  Unfortunately, the URL is kind of scary-sounding, and it leads to a hub about my very nice mother!  I should have been more careful...

 
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