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If the title of a hub is changed to make it more search friendly, does this have any benefit or should the URL be changed? Since changing the title doesn't change the URL of an existing hub, is there any way of changing the URL without copying and pasting the content of the hub into a new hub and re-publishing?
You can't change the URL...you got that right. Just as you said, you'd have to copy and paste into a new URL.
From time to time I do use the title tuner to look for ideas about how the title of a hub might grab a searcher's attention. Sometimes I make a change, sometimes I don't.
An important thing to keep in mind is that search terms delivered through the title tuner have been gathered over the previous 30 days. Since nothing remains constant, 30 days after making a change based on title tuner results, you may be looking at new terms. That's the dog chasing its tail.
So, I'm cautious about making a title change. I'll do it if it makes sense to me, people-wise, and it also makes sense keyword-tool-wise. But I have to say I've never seen a dramatic traffic difference by changing a title.
Sometimes one word in a title can make all the difference in the amount of views you get. I have seen that happen.... views going up and views going down.
What I have done when I have tweaked a few titles is done some research on keywords or phrases, then if related to my hub, I will work with those words or phrases. Changing the URL is not possible, as stated, but I have found it is not that important. It appears that Google does not focus much at all on the URL, but on keywords in the title and in the hub itself.
Any time I tweak a hub or article elsewhere, I immediately go to Google Webmaster Tools and submit the URL to have Google fetch it, then I have it indexed. This step will have your page indexed faster than simply waiting on Google to spider the page over time. It will get your revisions into searches much faster.
by Jennifer Suchey4 years ago
I know that once you publish a hub you shouldn't change the title because it affects . . . well I don't fully understand it, but I know it's not a good idea, especially established hubs. However, if I did change a title...
by Claudia Mitchell4 years ago
If you have a hub that is one of your better performers, but has a title that isn't so great, do you go ahead and change the title or do you leave it alone?
by Sage Williams8 years ago
Hello Fellow Hubbers,My question is not how do I change the title after a hub has been published.My question is how will this effect links that I have already sent out. Will the links automatically be updated when I...
by Karen Curtis9 years ago
I have noticed that you can easily change the title of a hub and it seems to change the title in your account list, but I noticed it never seems to change in the URL assigned to that hubpage. Is this to discourage...
by Jackie Lynnley3 years ago
I know we can completely change our hub titles but I wondered if the first title we used is still ours or any there after for that matter even though we changed it?
by Joween Flores3 years ago
Well, when you are suffering from depression and you opened your hubpages stats then you notice that 9 of your supposed to be featured hubs got unfeatured due to lack of traffic.. Very disappointing indeed but, can you...
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