Questions about HubPages
Can anyone help with this?
After publishing on HubPages for over 2 years, I've learned quite a bit about SEO, article architecture, trolling, AdSense, and a veritable plethora of other web publishing topics. Some stuff I just can't figure out.
Maybe you can help.
Question #1: What is this mess?
After publishing a hub, I often Google the URL to see if it's been indexed. I recently wrote an epic screed about a little-know topic: credit cards. Searching for the URL on Google yields the following results:
Here's the rub: what happened to the summary? As described in the graphic above, Google has munged up a bizarre combination of words and phrases that in no way resembles the summary I wrote when I composed the hub. I always assumed that the Summary field on the Hub would translate to the summary of the URL that was returned in the Search Results. Evidently it doesn't, except when it does.
Sometimes the summary of a hub looks exactly like the summary on the Google search results page. Sometimes it doesn't, as indicated above. I can't figure it out.
Question #2: What is Google doing to us?
Take a close look at the Google Search results displayed above. Note that Google has thoughtfully provided a link that says "Block all hubpages.com results."
They make it eerily easy for users of their search engine to completely filter out all HubPages URLS from their search engine results. Has anyone else noticed this? Has anyone else seen this?
I wondered if other so-called content farms have been slapped like this. Below is a set of search results that return URLs from scrbid.com. Note the conspicuous lack of a "Block all Scrbid results" link.
Your comments are welcome
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Thanks for helping me out!