You can go to Google Webmaster Tools and submit your hub to be indexed as soon as you publish it. If you have an account, simply click on your HubPages domain in Webmaster Tools, then click on Diagnostics and then on "Fetch with Googlebot." Once fetched, you will see on the right of the page the option to submit to index...click that and you will get a pop up guiding you and one click and it is submitted.
ooops went to webmaster tools but they are asking complicated questions. I have a blog and google account on there but they say I need to veryify hub pages. Am I allowed to do this? Sorry for bothering you - seems though that you know more about this than I do.
Hello Lizam. You do need to verify hub pages in Webmaster tools. You should be able to submit the information needed from your account with no problems. I do believe I was guided through it myself, but I can not remember the exact method and/or steps, but I do remember, I simply input the information that was asked. If you have problems with a specific request and do not know what the input is, I may be able to help, however.
I just watched a recent Google video about SEO mistakes and best practices, and that was listed as one of the mistakes people are making, (by not using Googlebot). It was listed under time consuming workarounds. New and updated content can be indexed within 24 hours by submitting URLs. I think it's very helpful to use Webmaster Tools and subscribe to their blog.
No, what she says on the video is that it is a mistake not to use it when you have new or updated content. If you watch the video, she explains 5 common mistakes made regarding SEO and 6 good ideas to implement.
Well I did watch the video, but did not listen to it, rebekah, due to constraints with me turning up the volume at the moment. I guess I just misunderstood you and such. I have been using GoogleBot for some time and am very impressed with the results. Sorry for my misunderstanding there.
This was probably the most helpful and easy to understand assist with the Google Webmaster tool. I followed your direction (a little wandering around to find the diagnostics button) and found that I have 500 remaining thingys. I submitted the fetch (for the homepage only). Is it necessary to submit each of my hubs one at a time now?
Thanks so very much for your wonderful explanation. FINALLY the light went on. I am not at all technically oriented as you may have already guessed .
I submit after publishing every hub. I do know that Google normally picks up material on HP rather quickly, but I do like mine out there even quicker. Also, like the hub I have on hurricane season, well that one is updated periodically and will be updated even more as the storms start brewing, so with each update I make a trip and have the page re-indexed again using GoogleBot.
The 500 options to submit do renew. I have used five or six and went back a few days later and it is back up to 500 again. I have not ran out yet!
If your hubs are already in Google and no updates, no need to submit them via the tool, however, if you have some not showing up, by all means submit them. I would make it a practice to submit after each publish, that way you have no worries about it being indexed.
Google webmaster tools allows you to submit your websites or blogs and manage them.
For example you can add your url to new posts or hubs right away. You can get Google to send a bot to that your site to scan and re-index it.
Just Google "Google Web Master Tools" and sign up. Follow the basic instructions. There are tutorials etc. I just explored it for a few days and got the hang of it. It lets you see back links and keywords etc for your sites.
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