Hubs Pending vs Squidoo WIPs

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  1. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 5 years ago

    I published a lens on Squidoo yesterday and it's still marked as work-in-progress, i.e. not featured. It's received a little internal traffic, but more importantly, someone found it today via a Google search on the actual lens title.

    Wondering if HP can implement the same sort of system, where Hubs may not be featured but are still available to find via a search engine?

    1. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Strange - according to Squidoo:

      "This red minus sign means your lens is not currently being featured in Squidoo, and is considered a Work-In-Progress (WIP). WIP lenses don't get promoted within Squidoo search results, on profile pages, or to outside search engines."

      All my WIP lenses are not in Google....

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Tis weird indeed. I logged out of Google, typed in her exact search term in inverted commas - lens came up on first page of search results.

        Though I know that Google 'knows who you are at all times' big_smile

        1. theraggededge profile image97
          theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Just checked another one - this is an old one that has sunk back into WIP, the equivalent of Zzzz hubs and that one comes up in Google too. Maybe I should try in a different browser. Yep, it's still there.

          1. SimeyC profile image95
            SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Is it a 'cached' version perhaps? Mine slipped into the abyss a long time ago and the cached version has probably gone - it could also be that Google has to 'visit' the lens to get the 'no index' tag too - so you may havea  few days to fix it prior to it disappearing...

            Doesn't explain why the new one would be Ok though!

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Possibly. Though I do drag it out every now and then. It was edited just a couple of weeks ago.  It just doesn't want to be featured!


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