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Why do Pending Hubs have to wait a month?

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years ago

    Please can someone explain to me why, if one decides not to wait 24 hours to put up one's hub, one then has to wait three or four weeks for Google to index. This has absolutely nothing to do with Google, but has everything to do with punitive action from HP.

    1. ankitharrytom profile image78
      ankitharrytomposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am not aware about such a thing.. I published a Hub just a few days back in less than a minute as I had prepared it somewhere else and it was open to Google within 2 days.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, that's exactly right. But I took off the setting that said it had to wait and it absolutely and utterly has NOT being picked up by google and it's more than a week. I can tell because Bing and Yahoo are sending traffic, but Google isn't. It has nothing to do with the article. I'm thinking about deleting it and either placing it elsewhere or just putting it up again, waiting the day, and seeing what happens. If I get no traffic then I have to move it to a content site where obviously Google notices it.

        1. profile image72
          Jmiller17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          As a fairly new hubber and online bloggger, can you explain to me wherer these settings are found in hubpages and how to adjust them?

    2. Novel Treasure profile image88
      Novel Treasureposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Did you try manually adding it through webmaster tools "Fetch as Google"? That can sometimes get it indexed faster.

      Also, google has a disclaimer that just because you submit something to be indexed, doesn't mean it will. That can be really frustrating especially since other search engines are picking it up.

    3. IzzyM profile image91
      IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Am I right in thinking that you have changed your profile to show pending or idled hubs?

      It's the 'not waiting 24 hour' bit that suggests that.

      If that is indeed what has happened, then the googlebot will have visited your hub during the period when it had a noindex tag, and might not be back for ages. Google follows all the links on your profile.

      Ideally, you want that new hub hidden. Tell your followers not to share it to social networking sites either. Don't let Google know it is there at all until that damned tag is off.

      Then it will get indexed as normal, supposedly.

      I say 'supposedly' because it is almost impossible to hide a new hub from Google even when you do all those things.

      Mine usually get a visit from the googlebot about 4 hours before the 24 hours are up, and then no matter what I do, I have delayed indexing.

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Well, thank you for explaining that. I think someone did before but they didn't explain that if it had the no idex tag then Google wouldn't come back forever. So I'm going to have to delete the hub. I'm not happy. I really find less and less reason to write on HP.

        1. IzzyM profile image91
          IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          You don't have to delete the hub unless it is topical and not likely to get views until after the period is over.

          This whole pending thing has killed hubs on news items, unless you are one of the chosen few who get immediate featuring with no 24 hour wait.

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Izzy, it's not only that. It's that my brain doesn't leave things unfinished. Once I start it, I have to have it finished otherwise I don't sleep or relax until it is done. But yes, I have to find another home for news items. I just don't like working this way.

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Izzy, it's not only that. It's that my brain doesn't leave things unfinished. Once I start it, I have to have it finished otherwise I don't sleep or relax until it is done. But yes, I have to find another home for news items. I just don't like working this way.

            1. IzzyM profile image91
              IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Me too, as one of my niches covers news stories, and it has killed them.

      2. KrisL profile image87
        KrisLposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Here is the URL for submitting google after the waiting period is over. I learned it in a similar forum, and it worked for me twice.
        https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools … tdfQ%3D%3D

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    IMHO if googlebot comes by and finds a page is noindex it may not be back for some time, unless you ping it

    1. Greekgeek profile image93
      Greekgeekposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Even if you do ping it, it's liable to say, "Oh, right, I've already visited that page, and it had a noindex tag on it. Therefore, the author explicitly forbade me to index it. Maybe I'll come back in three weeks to see if anything's changed, but in the meantime, I've got the whole rest of internet to crawl."

      I've found that once Googlebot has seen a noindex tag, it usually takes several weeks to recrawl a page no matter how much pinging, submission to WMT, or social promotion and backlinking you do.

      HP lets us decide whether or not pending hubs show on our profile. But  whichever option we choose, the noindex tag is still there. It's a lucky thing that some search engines don't honor the noindex tag like they're supposed to, or are so slow that they don't arrive until after the 24-to-48-hour "pending" phase is finished.

  3. safiq ali patel profile image73
    safiq ali patelposted 5 years ago

    If you do a search for the hub and find it in a search engine then your hub is live. It is being indexed and is available to read. Make sure you have hit the publish button at the top of the screen once you have finished editing your hub. It should go live as soon as you hit publish.

    1. IzzyM profile image91
      IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Safiq, that is not happening any more unless you are one of the few people who are being allowing to bypass 'pending'.

      Your hub is 'live' but carries a noindex tag for 24 hours so will not be indexed. If the googlebot visits your hub during this period, it reads the noindex tag and leaves, sometimes not returning for weeks.

  4. Michael Lvjie profile image58
    Michael Lvjieposted 5 years ago

    As a newer here, Even my homepage was not indexed by GG

  5. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    I with you in the irritation department here.  I'm now one entire week into having a hub not indexed by the Googinator.  That's just wayyyyy too long to wait, imho.  Why not keep it completely unpublished for the pending period and  NEVER place that no-index tag on hubs in the first place?  I really don't care that my hub is visible via the community venues initially (no offense meant here).  It's really starting to get my goat, HP!

    1. profile image0
      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      What I did was delete two hubs and then republish them. The one hub has got immediate traffic from google; the other I'm still waiting. I'm going to have to delete all my hubs that I didn't want to wait for the pending.

      I don't care about HubPage traffic either. However, I do care that people who are sent by search engine traffic see my latest hubs....

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        Jmiller17posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Can you explain to me how you can tell if tis indexed or not and what this 24 hour period thing is? I publish hubs and they say pending, then usually around 24hours they say featured. Do i have to do anything to make sure they are not published within 24hours?

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    What is this no index tag? Is this another change HP has made. What are they trying to do, drive all of the writers away from here?

    1. profile image0
      Sophia Angeliqueposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i can't swear to it because I'm not very interested in computer speak, but it appears to be a signal to the Google Crawer/search engine/whatever not to index the hub. So then, Google doesn't come back for months or years to that particular hub. In other words, one is forced to wait 24 hours.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    Is HP tagging these with a no index tag? If so, how do we know it is being done?

    1. LindaSmith1 profile image61
      LindaSmith1posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Never mind. HP is giving hubs with a no index tag. The ones that have the ZZZZ next to them are the NO INDEX!  Well, I see I will be moving hubs, whenever I see the ZZZZ.

  8. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years ago

    I'm trying to find the thread where Paul may have responded to the question about idled hubs being dormant on Google for several weeks.  Just wanted to comment here to see if anyone knows which thread that's on?  Thanks!

    1. janderson99 profile image58
      janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      His response to the issue was

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105644

      "One thing we could do that may slow down the initial crawl is to remove ads until it's through the review.  Google search and AdSense share some crawling resources.  We think ads likely triggers the initial crawl.

      For new Hubs, we are seeing most get indexed pretty quickly.  There are outliers, but it doesn't seem to be a significant issue."

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image97
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, janderson - I could not find the thread -

        ;-)

  9. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    One of my new hubs has been sitting for 5 days NOT the 24 hours I thought they were supposed to sit. This is a holiday hub and should be getting more holiday traffic instead of waiting to be indexed until the holidays are over! I don't really understand. The 24 hours was bad enough.

    1. janderson99 profile image58
      janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I routinely submit every new hub manually through webmaster tools "Fetch as Google"? This helps hubs get indexed faster, but my worst one took 17 days! despite this. Its a pain, but necessary.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have FIVE very important anchor hubs that have been pending for about five days also.  This is the first time I've had this happen, and it concerns me because many other hubs link to these articles and it will make me look like an idiot when people click on the link and get nothing.  This stuff just keeps getting weirder and weirder, that's for sure!

  10. Jmillis2006 profile image60
    Jmillis2006posted 5 years ago

    I am confused about all of this stuff with googlebot and getting hubs to come up in google search. I need some help on how to work things like this.

 
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