When a new hub is published, the hub's images immediately appear on the Recent Images section of the profile page. When the search engine follows those links...?
If you are using Google Analytics then Google already knows about your new hubs anyway -- from your Google Analytics code snippets inserted in the HTML..
The only way to hide new hubs completely from Google is to remove all tracking methods. HP already leave off the AdSense code until a hub is featured. But the Google Analytics code is still in there. However, I prefer this as it is. I like to be able to track traffic from the start. I wouldn't want to loose that ability.
Yeah But! - you bypass pending - We go straight to jail and don't collect $200.
IMO it would be best to leave pending hubs as unpublished (innocent until proven guilty). I think all of these NOINDEX tags that the bot encounters could be destroying the reputation of subs. It's a pain to have to submit every hub to webmasters to get indexed.
Glen, Google does not use Google Analytics to inform it's search bots of new URLs to crawl. If it did, you could not use Google Analytics for any non-public site or pages, which is definitely not the case.
Just an update. I do believe that this is my 3rd hub in a row that has been indexed within 24 hours of leaving Pending. All seems well in the neighborhood.
I did look into this an confirmed that, even though the photos from Hubs that are not Featured do show up on the recent photos section of the profile, the Hub URL is not included and therefore Google wouldn't be able to use it to discover Hubs that are not Featured.
Due to the way those images are cached on the profile page, the amount of effort required to only show recent photos from Featured hubs would be a lot of work for very little pay off, so we're comfortable leaving this as is for now.
by Dr. John Anderson5 years ago
The Googlebot visits new hubs within 30-60 minutes while they are in 'Pending' mode and the NOINDEX tag is in place for 24 Hours. This means that the bot does not index the page, and does not return for days or weeks....
by Yvonne Spence4 years ago
I love HubPages, I feel that I have learned so much here and my confidence in writing non-fiction took such a huge leap when I was invited onto the Apprenticeship program last year. I have met some wonderful people here...
by Robie Benve5 years ago
I love to see what people were looking for when they found my hubs, it helps me choosing new titles and see which questions I left unanswered.I was hoping to see keywords under Traffic Sources, but I have to click on...
by Marisa Wright4 years ago
Right now, while a Hub is pending, it doesn't show ads, it has a "no follow" tag etc. However our followers get notified and they may share the Hub during that time. It would be nice if that...
by Darrin Perez4 years ago
So, I've been publishing a series of hubs related to a certain video game. I published the last one about 16 hours ago. I came back today and realized that it was Pending. I don't think I've had a hub go to Pending on...
by Sophia Angelique4 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...
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