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When they put pending on a new hub.

  1. moonlake profile image91
    moonlakeposted 5 years ago

    When they put pending on a new hub does that mean I'm the only that can see it. I have not put up a new hub since the change. This is the first.

    1. aa lite profile image93
      aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No, I think it gets shared with your followers and on the hopper.  I get HubPages traffic to my hub right after publishing it, while it is still in pending.

      The problem is it then doesn't seem to get indexed in Google for ages.  I have got my hubs indexed by performing a summoning charm on Web Masters tools, and you could probably ping it, but it is a pain.

      I think HubPages should do something to sort it out, either figure out why the sudden delays to Google bots, or limit the pending to people who are new to the site, don't publish much etc.  A couple of things they could do is: if you had 5 hubs going thru pending without a problem, then you are most probably not a spammer, or if you have a hubber score above 85, or something like that.

      It's not that I mind my new hubs going to pending for 24 hours, I've never had any problems getting hubs published and I understand the need to stop spam and spun content on the site, but the incredibly delay in getting hubs indexed in Google is very annoying.

      1. moonlake profile image91
        moonlakeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I did go to webmaster tools to get it indexed. I sure don't like all the new ways of doing things on here now.

        1. Diana Grant profile image92
          Diana Grantposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I don't know anything about Webmaster tools - what are they? I''m clearly missing something useful here!

  2. 2uesday profile image82
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I can see a hub with a little dog on it posted 40 mins ago.

    1. moonlake profile image91
      moonlakeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok so it is showing up. Thank you.

  3. brakel2 profile image81
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    My hub was Indexed on third day today after pending two days. Maybe problem is fixed.

  4. WriteAngled profile image85
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, while this policy impacts genuine writers here, it seems to be having no effect whatsoever on the horse manure that is still being let through to publication.

    Personally, I will not be publishing any new hubs while this asinine measure is in place.

  5. lovebuglena profile image89
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    I believe only a published hub can be viewed by others...

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's correct - only published hubs can be seen by others.

      That includes pending hubs, however.  They are published and the use of the correct URL will take a reader to them.  If I try to see one your unpublished hubs it won't matter whether I have the URL or not; I can't see it.

      The problem is finding the right URL; the hub will not be indexed until after the pending status is removed and thus will not show up in a search result.  HP knows it and provides links throughout HP to it, but that doesn't do a google searcher any good - they can't find the link without coming to HP.