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Get HubPages Hubs Into Google Index Fast

Updated on October 6, 2010

How To Get HubPages Hubs Into Google Index Faster

One of the biggest frustrations for new HubPages authors is getting their hubs indexed by Google. Nothing says that your writing has been published "for real" like seeing it show up in some search results. However, to get into those search results and start shooting for top search engine rankings, you have to get indexed by Google and other search engines, like Bing, first.

Getting indexed by Google or getting into Bing's index is an automatic process. Eventually, almost all hubs published on HubPages will eventually be indexed. However, waiting for Google, Bing, and other search engines to find and index your hubs or other webpages can be a long and frustrating task.

Fortunately, there are ways to speed up Hubpages Hubs being indexed by major search engines like Google and Microsoft Bing. Use a couple of these quick tricks and watch as your hubs show up faster in Google.

How To Get Indexed Faster

Getting indexed by the search engines will happen eventually, but making it faster requires some basic knowledge of where search engine results come from and how webpages like hubs get found and indexed by Google and others.

Search engines build up the vast list of websites that appear on search results by using tiny programs known as spiders. These "spiders" crawl across the Internet by following links from one webpage to another webpage and then cataloging what they find on that new webpage. Then, they follow the links off of that webpage to find new webpages. In theory, every website on the Internet with at least one link pointing to it would eventually be found and indexed by Google and everyone else. This why most Hubs will eventually be found and indexed, even if it takes a couple of months.

However, the reality is that even operating as fast as computers can, indexing the whole Internet would take a very long time. Add in the fact that many webpages change on a regular basis, some multiple times per day, and thus need to be re-read, and re-indexed, and you have a task that cannot be done in a sensible amount of time.

To beat this problem, search engine spiders are not random creatures following every link they find until they run out of links, but rather smart, optimized, programs that make decisions about which links to follow, and how far to follow them.

On a site like HubPages, the spiders visit the homepage regularly to catalog its frequent changes. They follow some of the links off of that page. When this happens to your hub, it will get indexed very quickly without you having to do anything. But, if your hub has already been shown and then bumped off of the homepage by newer content, it may not get indexed because the spiders won't follow the links far enough to get to it.

To get indexed faster, a HubPages author seeking high HubRank or author score, must take matters into their own hands. By creating links to your own hubs, you create new paths for the spiders to take in order to find your content. These paths may be much shorter than following HubPages links and thus, more likely to actually be used by the search engine index bots.

Also, part of the algorithm the search engine company spiders use to determine whether or not a link is worth following is how often they encounter it. Imagine an intelligent search engine program spider out there following links all over the web. It finds a link to your hub, but for whatever reason decides to follow some other link instead. That means your hub doesn't get indexed. However, if the spider were to find another link, it would be more likely to follow it. By the time it encounters a link several times, it would begin to think that if it is going to keep running into this link, it might as well go index it now, so it doesn't have to keep deciding whether or not to check it out.

The best incoming links, sometimes called backlinks, are those from other websites, particularly ones that are considered better by the search engines. Google uses a number called PageRank as one component of determining how good a webpage is. Links from these webpages with a higher authority are more likely to be followed longer and further.

However, getting links on established websites isn't the only way to get noticed by Google. Bookmarking your hubs in online services like,, and so on is another way to get indexed. Google spiders crawl across those sites even more than they do at HubPages, so your links can be found and followed from there.

In short, bookmark your sites as many places as you can, and if you have other websites, be sure to include a link to your articles and profile. Your hubs will start getting indexed in no time.


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    • Eric Calderwood profile image

      Eric Calderwood 

      7 years ago from USA

      You have a wealth of information on search engine optimization. Thank you for writing such clear, easy to understand instructions.

    • Hub Llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Arctic Llama 

      8 years ago from Denver, CO

      Not sure. Thanks for the question. That gives me a couple of other services to check into.

      Ping-o-matic, by the way, is the default service for WordPress blogs I believe, so that is both widely used and, likely, a solid option.

    • ncemarketing profile image


      8 years ago

      I noticed some people talking about pinging their sites and using pingoat. What about pingler or ping-o-matic? Have you had any success with either of those sites?

    • NateB11 profile image

      Nathan Bernardo 

      8 years ago from California, United States of America

      Beautiful hub, you really broke it down! This is the best article I've found on the subject, and I've really been looking around. I've been wanting to know how indexing worked, SEO, backlinks, and all those connections. You simplified a rather complex subject very well! Intelligently and skillfully written hub!

    • totalia profile image


      8 years ago

      useful , vote it up

    • angelina philips profile image

      angelina philips 

      8 years ago from Houston

      Very nice article about getting indexed by google for your hubs. I am a new hub pages user and your suggestions are definitely useful for me at this time to get my new hub indexed fast.

    • aidensdada profile image


      8 years ago

      Very informative article, however, may I suggest that you add some more information on backlinking to your hubs and maybe be a little more specific. I only say this because I've been looking for information regarding backlinks and how to drive more traffic to my hubs for more that a week now and everybody stops there as you did. I hope you're not taking this as an insult to your writing. I just need more info and can't seem to find it. For instance, do I build links to my individual hubs, or just If so how do people find my articles? I have so many questions. Once again, I don't mean to offend you, just a bit of constructive criticism. Otherwise thank you for a great article.

    • Evankovach profile image


      8 years ago from Northern New Jersey

      Excellent analysis of the true underlying logistics involved in indexing. Thanks for the information!

    • jmckinny profile image


      8 years ago from Santa Barbara, CA

      Very useful. I would love to see a follow-up article that might even get a little more detailed. Thanks!

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      I dont see any problem for users to get its Hub Indexed if they are quality & content is unique. But you can start with SBM 2 Get it indexed at early stages!

    • The-BestMouseTrap profile image

      Pam Valentine 

      9 years ago from The Heartland, USA

      Jumped right over to this article from your last one, thanks again. I often wondered how indexing worked.

    • crockpotcooking profile image


      9 years ago

      Perhaps, submitting your hub url to pinging service like pingoat dot com would help faster indexing? I'm just not sure if it accepts too long urls like is particular hub's address.

    • DonnaCosmato profile image

      Donna Cosmato 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks for such useful information. I've always wondered how indexing worked and this is an easy to understand explanation. Voted up!

    • daviddwarren22 profile image


      9 years ago

      Great explanation! Thanks.

    • bangingbeauty profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks very much for the tips, they are indeed useful for writers like us.

    • jgwebdesign profile image


      9 years ago from The Netherlands


      This week i started my very first hubpage. Its not in the index from google or yahoo. How fast will this be?

    • PurvisBobbi44 profile image

      Barbara Purvis Hunter 

      9 years ago from Florida

      Hub Llama, Thank you so much. I have spent all my time writing and now I am trying to learn how to get traffic to my blogs. Sometimes, I believe my brain is on vacation, I can research all day, and take notes, and the next day---I say HUH! Oh well, I will keeping trying and reading from experts like you.

      Thank you for sharing with us.


    • blueBit profile image


      9 years ago from United Kingdom

      Garrett, blogging software is set up to ping Google and major blog directories when content is published. That's why it shows up so quickly :)

    • KC Bol profile image

      KC Bol 

      9 years ago from Vermont, United States

      Good hub, good writing. Thanks for the intro, you answered a lot of my questions.

    • JP993 profile image


      9 years ago from England

      Great hub. Makes the sound of backlinking a lot less daunting.

    • Garrett Mickley profile image

      Garrett Mickley 

      9 years ago from Jupiter, Florida

      These tips you've posted are tips we should all live by.

      The company I used to work for has a blog that gets indexed immediately. I thought that was crazy, never seen it before, but I knew it to be true because as soon as I would make a post, I could go to Google and do a site command and the title of the post (or even just a part of the title of the post) and it was already there. I guess I was doing something right, eh?

    • viking305 profile image

      L M Reid 

      9 years ago from Ireland

      A very useful article that explains in detail how to get noticed by Google and other search engines.

      Hubpages helps with the backlinking too by giving a direct link to some of the better websites with their SHARE button at the end of each of our hubs. I use this for every new hub I publish.

    • makusr profile image

      Manoj Kumar Srivastava 

      9 years ago from India

      Hub Llama,

      Greetings from MAKUSR. Very informative and useful. Thanks for it. Voted up!

      Lots of Love,


    • huba90 profile image


      9 years ago from Egypt

      Very useful,you made it easy to understand.

      Thanks a lot !!

    • Victoria Lynn profile image

      Victoria Lynn 

      9 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That helps a lot! Voted up and useful!

    • profile image


      9 years ago

      Super hub, particular for those of us unfamiliar with computerese. Also is generating helpful comments. Thanks much!

      Voted up and bookmarked.

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      The North Star 

      9 years ago from Ursa Minor

      The path is clear, the goal defined, must adamantly press forward.

    • sfshine profile image


      9 years ago from Michigan

      Very informative article for the new hubbers. Thanks.

    • selfdefenselesson profile image


      9 years ago

      Thanks for this!

      I was scratching my head over this. Until I found your post.

    • Melovy profile image

      Yvonne Spence 

      9 years ago from UK

      Thank you for this hub. I am new to hubbing and although I do have a blog, I have never tried to promote it, so it’s useful to learn about Delicious and Digg and about those spiders. I still have a lot learn as I’d never even heard of backlinks until I joined Hubpages. I’ll read some of your other posts too.

    • nslettengren profile image


      9 years ago from San Diego

      Thanks, great article for indexing on Hub!

    • CJamesIII profile image


      9 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

      You made understanding links and page rank and so on easy to understand for a layman like myself. Thanks.

    • Curtis Aron profile image

      Curtis Aron 

      10 years ago from Metro Atlanta

      Hello Hub Llama. That was a very informative and useful post. It will definitely help this new hubber immensely. Keep up the good work.

    • profile image


      10 years ago

      What more can be said. This is a great piece. I read another of your hubs and i must confess that you do your jobs well. Keep it up.

    • WebDesignDoctor profile image


      10 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This is a great hub man! You should also include that HubPages authors should post on other related hubs with high hub scores, this will create a backlink to your HubPages author profile which will in turn generate more link juice for you! It is a great method to increase your hub scores and author score, as HubPages rewards active users.

    • Hub Llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Arctic Llama 

      10 years ago from Denver, CO


      We'll see if there is as much impact as people are talking about from instant search. I see mostly good coming out of it. I can see how people who have optimized for someone blindly searching for "good denver preschools for toddlers" might be upset that users will start seeing better searches along the way. That is good news for searchers who won't have to "re-search" or filter out the junk because they will get the search that they meant to make the first time. And, since Google's job is to serve them and not the people trying to play the SEO + Long tail = money game, I think it's a good move.

      So, far, it hasn't helped me with my searches too much though. I usually want something more specific than anything that gets suggested and end up with queries full of '-' in order to find it :)

      Llama out.

    • ryanallan profile image


      10 years ago

      Ahhh, the ever elusive Google spiders. Excellent tips overall in this article that I have taken note of, thank you.

      Its interesting as Google seems to have pulled another fast one today with Real Time search.

    • shabarigirish profile image


      10 years ago

      Very informative hub, Thanks for sharing this Hub Llama. You have nicely explained how google bots crawl the webpages passing through the backlinks. Its also important from which website you are taking backlinks, some backlinks hurt your pagerank.

    • JosephRanseth profile image


      10 years ago

      I appreciate how your hubs do a great job of explaining the technical side of things in an easy-to-understand manner.

      Thanks for the contributions. :)

    • Hub Llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Arctic Llama 

      10 years ago from Denver, CO


      Submitting your hub to Google is probably a low ROI. Google already indexes the site, they don't need your advice on where to index :)

      Instead, bookmark your site on Delicious or other social bookmarking and maybe throw up a link on your own (already indexed) website if you have one. Google will find your hub.

    • Kyle246 profile image


      10 years ago from United States

      what about submitting our hubs to google?

    • Roy Miller profile image

      Roy Miller 

      10 years ago from California

      I ll like to share another quick tip. If you have a website that has PR3 or above, just paste a link there and then make an update to your PR3 site (put some new content). This will definitely get your new site indexed very soon.

      I use this technique and my new sites always get indexed within a couple of days.

      For the hubs, I guess social bookmarking is good. Propeller is the best for indexing purposes.

    • Hub Llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Arctic Llama 

      10 years ago from Denver, CO


      Everything depends on when the spiders hit a page that points to your hubs. For example, if you happen to be on the front page or the front of one of the topics pages when a spider program comes by, it is likely that your hub will be indexed when the spider follows the link.

      On the other hand, if your hub gets bumped off of that page by a newly published hub and then the spider comes by, that page will not get indexed. That is why it is useful to manually point links to your individual hubs. Then there is no reliance on the pseudo-random nature of whether or not your hub happens to be on a page when it gets followed/indexed.

    • Marcio profile image


      10 years ago from Lisbon/Portugal


      I have been controling the indexed of my latest hubs by google,and I see there is 2 hubs past 10 days have not been indexed by google yet.Other thing that happened was to have published a hub and after one day it was already indexed,but today i went to see and is no longer ther.

      What could be the reason for this?


    • Hub Llama profile imageAUTHOR

      Arctic Llama 

      11 years ago from Denver, CO


      You are right about the value of links. In fact, these social bookmarking links are virtually worthless from a ranking perspective, BUT, they DO help get a page indexed faster. Then you'd have to do something else to help the ranking.

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      nicomp really 

      11 years ago from Ohio, USA

      There are some backlinks that have little value. A link farm or a social networking site that includes millions of backlinks probably has little impact on Google calculations. We don't have the full picture because Google keeps their algorithms secret, but we know that they advance their processes to stay ahead of companies that try to game the system.


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