Every time I try to make a new hub, it says permalink is taken?!

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  1. Julie DeNeen profile image81
    Julie DeNeenposted 6 years ago

    Help, I have tried to start two new hubs...both of which are not working because it says the web address is already taken. I tried logging in and out...and it's still not working!

  2. Julie DeNeen profile image81
    Julie DeNeenposted 6 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6901741_f248.jpg

  3. Polly C profile image95
    Polly Cposted 6 years ago

    It means somebody else has already used that URL  - try changing it slightly.

    1. Julie DeNeen profile image81
      Julie DeNeenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      But shouldn't it not matter because I tried several different titles and they were all taken? Is that really plausible? Plus, the link has our names at the front of the link (i.e. http://juliedeneen.hubpages.....etc) making it unique. If I add a number to the end of the link, it'll accept it so that is a workaround, but the first time I tried to make a new hub (about veggies and kids), Hubpages froze. Since then, it doesn't like any title I put in unless I add a random numeral at the end.

      1. jacharless profile image79
        jacharlessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Julie!
        In answer, yes, it does matter and is quite plausible.
        There are over one (1) million published articles, so far. That is a lot of Titles & Links as Title. Best thing is to run a search for the title and see what comes back. Sometimes identical links or variations of the link -title exact- can already be in use. You can always alter the Internal Title, using the Title Tuner, but the link has to be unique.
        Happy Hubbing,

        James.

  4. Julie DeNeen profile image81
    Julie DeNeenposted 6 years ago

    @James- thanks for the clarification. I figured it didn't matter because every hub starts with the person's name, but I will keep that in mind and see if I can't get it to work without adding the numeral at the end. Since I'm working on a hub with a title and then random number, will that mess up Google's searching of my hub, or does it look at the title mainly? Thanks again.

    1. jacharless profile image79
      jacharlessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Bing, Google and Yahoo SEO Guidelines, as confirmed by HubPages, do not recommend using numerals in the title (i.e. Part 1, Part 2 or Part II). The spider assumes it is a duplicate title or article spin tactic. Right, it looks at the Link, Title, Summary/Description then tags/keywords, taxonomy (category, subcategories) and such.
      Any time.
      James

  5. Julie DeNeen profile image81
    Julie DeNeenposted 6 years ago

    So much I am learning...I'll go ahead and create another hub and see if my titling works after searching for a pre-existing link. Thanks so much for explaining all this to me!

  6. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 6 years ago

    Are you sure this isn't a bug? Not allowing http://yourname.hubpages.com/hub/testhub to coexist with http://myname.hubpages.com/hub/testhub doesn't seem to mesh with a company that now touts itself as a "hosting company" instead of a content farm. Just sayin'....

    If you start up a site via Blogger or Wordpress.com, you can certainly have the same post titles and URLs because the URLs are differentiated by each subdomain.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
      Matthew Meyerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @Irohner  No, this is not a bug.  We maintain unique URLs abstracted from the user subdomain name.

      1. Julie DeNeen profile image81
        Julie DeNeenposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Jacharless was very helpful explaining this whole thing to me. It was just a lack of education on my part. I went ahead and created a new hub and didn't have any trouble with my title. I simply was creating titles that had already been used before. It was the first time it ever happened to me so I was stumped.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image73
          Matthew Meyerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          @Julie

          Glad you are up and running!

 
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