I have a hub that doesn't get any traffic from Google, I mean NO traffic at all. It usually has 0 views, except for the occasional click from within Hubpages.
Today I decided to google the first paragraph and the search yielded 4 pages of results, of which my hub featured in none.
What does this mean? That my hub was never indexed in the first place? What do I do to get it indexed?
Very interesting. If your hub has a fair amount of content and if it is older than a week or so, I would have expected it to be indexed by Google. Have you shared it on any social websites? This helps, so try sharing it on fb, twitter, etc.
Also consider submitting it to the search engines to index. Just search 'submit urls to google/bing' and then submit your url to google and bing.
I usually can search google using the title to my hub and it is often the first result after a week or so. Hope this helps. Maybe provide a link to the hub in question?
My hubs index right away or in a day or two. You can submit your hub here https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url then check your hub in a few hours.
Check to see if it is indexed by searching for the URL rather than a text segment. If it does not show up, google has not found it. If it shows up does not indicate it is "cached" google has found it but has not indexed it yet.
Tamron's advice is good; I have had Google take as much as six weeks to index a hub and that is far too long for my taste. Requesting that WMT do it will shorten that immensely.
by Michael Kitz2 years ago
how come my hub does not appear on any search engine no matter how specific the search is?
by Yvonne Spence4 years ago
I love HubPages, I feel that I have learned so much here and my confidence in writing non-fiction took such a huge leap when I was invited onto the Apprenticeship program last year. I have met some wonderful people here...
by David Stillwell5 years ago
Staff@hubpages.com:So I published my second hub in a very long time. The last hub publised was not crawled by google for days on end. I ended up having to manually submit it. Fine! A few days ago, I published a...
by BlissfulWriter5 years ago
Wordpress submits each post to ping services like pingomatic. Should we be submitting our Hubs to these services or submit a ping each time we post a new Hub?
by Michelle Cesare7 years ago
Hello Hubbers,I learned about creating backlinks from Hubbers and I want to say thank you for teaching me the backlink method.I took the time to search for my backlink URL and was pleasantly surprised to see my backlink...
by Dr. John Anderson5 years ago
The Googlebot visits new hubs within 30-60 minutes while they are in 'Pending' mode and the NOINDEX tag is in place for 24 Hours. This means that the bot does not index the page, and does not return for days or weeks....
Copyright © 2017 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.