I'm trying to improve my SEO.
If I change my title tag to have a better SEO, how long does it take for the title tag to change? Does the title actually ever change for the search engines?
What I tend to do is go and re-fetch the hub, and submit it to index using webmaster tools - in theory the hub should be re-crawled and updated.
Be careful when changing tags. I have found that when you change tags or the content of a hub you may actually see a drop in traffic has first. Apparently it takes some time before the changes to tags or hubs are recognized by search engines. So making changes to hubs could initially lead to a drop in traffic and it may not be straight away that traffic returns to normal.
As a suggestion, and I am trying to follow this for my future hubs. Craft your hub carefully, Select tags carefully so that you don't need to change them. The less you change later the more your hub will hold or improve its ranking in search engine results.
What do you mean by a title tag? If you mean your title, yes changing your title can certainly help. If you mean a tag, then it makes no difference because tags on HubPages are invisible to the search engines.
Thanks a lot! Most of my changes are older hubs, but I blew it with one that was doing quite well.
I noticed that certain prominent people on HP use simplified urls which are different to the exact title:
for example: blahblah.hubpages dot com/beef-curry-recipe
Title: "Best Madras Beef Curry Recipe with Potatoes and Vegetables"
I think you can change the url when you first write the article, so it is different to the title.
Any advantages in doing this???
That's something which we were all recommended to do, at one time. It's useful if you are dropping links elsewhere, because a short URL won't be truncated. I know you can use bit.ly etc, but some people are suspicious about clicking on those links because they worry they might be hiding something nasty.
It's all very confusing. I guess the word is "meta title" that shows in the web address window, I guess.
I worked at one site that wants to see the keywords in the title, in the first 140 characters, and once more in the body. I'm trying that right now.
You should definitely have your keywords in the title, in the first sentence, and in your summary. Then whever they naturally occur in the rest of your article.
The old advice was to also have your keywords in your headings and sub-headings, but these days that probably looks too much like keyword stuffing.
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