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Latest 3 hubs not indexed by google

  1. CyclingFitness profile image93
    CyclingFitnessposted 5 years ago


    My last 3 hubs are all not yet showing in google search results despite being crawled

    I know it can take time to index but.. It's 3 hubs not just 1!!

    Anyone else having issues? I'm a little worried

    1. Marisa Wright profile image100
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Lots of people are having issues, I'm surprised you haven't noticed.

      Now, when you publish a new Hub it goes into "Pending" for a period of around 24 hours.  During that time it has a "no index" tag attached to it.  If you're unlucky and Google's robots crawl the Hub during that period, they will see the "no index" tag, run away screaming and probably won't come back for weeks.

      We're all unhappy about this new feature as it means it can take a long time for Hubs to get indexed.  One precaution to take is not to share your Hub until it has come out of Pending, to reduce the risk that Google will see it.

      1. CyclingFitness profile image93
        CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Marisa. I wondered how the pending status could negatively affect us

        I have back linked to some of these hubs since it came off pending so it seems bizarre that google hasn't picked any of them up.

        It's particularly annoying as one of the hubs is an offshoot of another hub I have which is presently averaging 50+ daily views.

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Your best bet is to link your new hub to a word or phrase in the very first text capsule of your successful hub.

          A hub getting views will get frequent Google crawls and so is in the ideal position to get your next hub indexed as well as get it referral traffic from your hub.

          1. CyclingFitness profile image93
            CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Nice idea Izzy- I might try that later. My only worry is that such a strategy will channel traffic away from the successful hub. The successful hub isn't at the top of google searches but the traffic it generates warrants taking action (seo etc) to further hoist it upwards with google.

            1. IzzyM profile image89
              IzzyMposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              No this is a common misconception.

              Instead of channeling traffic away, it will channel more traffic towards your hub. The original hub is very much strengthened by having in-text links to similar topics.

  2. Mr Coleman profile image60
    Mr Colemanposted 5 years ago

    You can make Google crawl your hub again by submitting your URL here: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/submit-url

    Good luck!

    1. CyclingFitness profile image93
      CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mr Coleman. I'm reluctant to Ping my links and submit them manually to Google in the belief that if Google wants to find something it will do so naturally. I've heard SEO professionals who've said that such a practice can actually harm your reputation. Particularly if done often

      Thanks Izzy. Might give that a whirl and see if it helps. Thanks for the feedback

      1. Mr Coleman profile image60
        Mr Colemanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        CyclingFitness I had the same problem today morning. I found out that Google crawled my hubs but I couldn'f find them in Google search results. It's because the status of these hubs was "pending" during crawling. So I submitted my URL's manually and after an hour Google crawled them once again and now everything is ok. I didn't know it was a "bad" thing cause Google gave me the possibility to submit URL manually by creating this tool.

        If anyone knows anything about it, please share your knowledge smile

        1. CyclingFitness profile image93
          CyclingFitnessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Maybe 'one-off' occassions are acceptable to google

  3. janderson99 profile image55
    janderson99posted 5 years ago

    Never heard of a manual submission for G indexing causing a penalty - why would it when G provides a way of doing it? Its best to wait after page gets out of Pending for obvious reasons. Some people have claimed that it may be best to wait a few days before submitting a new page to social media such as G+, etc., because G may see this a self-promotion - but that is probably being overly cautious. Many people feel they have to submit all new pages to Google webmasters for indexing because the 'NOINDEX" tag seen during 'pending' causes indexing delays of several days to weeks.

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

    Try typing into google your hubber name followed by hubpages followed by the title of your hubs. Then see if your hub appears in the search results.

  5. Melovy profile image95
    Melovyposted 5 years ago

    CyclingFitness, I can understand your frustration and unfortunately submitting a hub through Webmaster tools does not always get it indexed.  I have a hub that's nearly 4 weeks old, was crawled by Google over 40 hours ago, was a hub of the day a few weeks ago and so has links to it in many different places around the web, and yet it has not yet indexed. (All I get when I search are the various links to it from other sites.)

    I was considering trying in through ping.com as I only just learned of it, but from you have said here perhaps that's not such a good idea after all.