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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 3 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 image

      Hub Llama 4 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

      ncemarketing 4 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?

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      Nathan Bernardo 5 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!

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      totalia 5 years ago

      useful , vote it up

    • angelina philips profile image

      angelina philips 5 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.

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      aidensdada 5 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.

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      Evankovach 5 years ago from Northern New Jersey

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

    • jmckinny profile image

      jmckinny 5 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!

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      anonymous 5 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

      The-BestMouseTrap 5 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

      crockpotcooking 5 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.

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      Donna Cosmato 5 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

      daviddwarren22 5 years ago

      Great explanation! Thanks.

    • bangingbeauty profile image

      bangingbeauty 5 years ago

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

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      jgwebdesign 5 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

      PurvisBobbi44 5 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.


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      blueBit 5 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 5 years ago from Vermont, United States

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

    • JP993 profile image

      JP993 5 years ago from England

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

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