I've been trying to delete 3 hubs that I know would do better on my blog. They have been sitting on my account page in red for about 4 days now. Will they ever disappear from here? I want to post them elsewhere, as a follow up to a book review I did by the same author, and it's taking so long to get them off HP. I don't want any issues with duplicate content.
If you already have them marked for deletion why not just remove the text from the posts. Once you have a blank post redirect people to your curent, new Hub posts instead.
That way you won't have duplicate content while you are waiting for the old posts to disappear. Plus you move any readers on to your new content.
Did you press "unpublish" instead of delete? I'm pretty sure deleted ones have a line through them and unpublished ones appear in red. It takes about 24 hours for them to be deleted. You need to click on the hub (out of edit mode) and push "delete" at the top.
Deleting the text as That Grrl recommended won't work. It will still be stuck in Google's cache. Go to webmaster tools and click on your HP site. Go to site configuration on the left hand menu, then click crawler access. Once in crawler access you will find three tabs at the top. The one of the far right will say: "remove URl". Put in the full URL of the hub you want removed from the cache. It will be gone very quickly. I've done it at night and the cache has been removed by morning.
However, your first step is to properly delete your hub from HP. Hope this helps.
Wordscribe thank you for that information I have been trying to find out if there is a way to speed up the removal of deleted hubs. You have just given me an understandable way to do this.
Jean, if duplicate is your concern, be aware that the google cache will have the deleted files available for some time. This can cause a "duplicate" report. You could have to wait weeks for everything to disappear completely.
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