FIXED: Prefix "Next" showing for some Title in Google search

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  1. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    I'm not sure this is happening to my others hubs (I checked another one and it was fine), but one particular hub has the words 'next' in the title in Google search.

    Here's a pic:

    Edit: It is happening to others hubs of mine.

    1. Writer Fox profile image48
      Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Cute, isn't it?  This is a coding error on the part of HubPages.  Happened to one of my Hubs, too.    Someone in the geek department at HubPages has entered the word "Next" in hidden text in my Hub URL - which is a big Google No-No.  The Hub of mine is no longer found in Google search results and Webmaster tools indicates that there is a crawling error and it can't find the URL.  That Hub was published in November, 2011, and just got a link from a major (PageRank 7) news site.  Too bad. 
      I'm just grateful that I don't have hundreds of Hubs to check every day!

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Just a guess, but I think Google might be picking that up from the previous hub of yours in the same group. Right now that is your hub on "Facebook Hack Advice" that has a link at the bottom for the next in the group.

      Since Google sees the word "next" right before the title, I wonder if it's combining it into the title and creating the index entry from that.

      If I'm right, this could start happening to all of us.  I don't see any coding errors in the HTML, so if this is what's happening, it's a bug with Google's method of crawling.

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

      Thanks for the reports.
      I have sent this to our engineering team to see if there is something we can do or if it is related to how Google is parsing the data.

      1. Writer Fox profile image48
        Writer Foxposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Google reads what you put in the title tag.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago

    I did more research and I found I have this problem too...

    I think Google is taking it from my previous hub I have listed in that particular group.

    The word "next" is all lower case. Even though you see it as all upper case "NEXT" in the link box at the bottom of all hubs, the HTML code has it all lower case, using CSS for coding. Google bots don't react to CSS, they only see the raw text. So it seems to have something to do with that.

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