Idle Hubs being crawled even though not selected to show up on profile

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  1. HoneyBB profile image96
    HoneyBBposted 5 years ago

    I recently (within the past few hours) published a hub...Christmas in a Shelter ... which has already been crawled by Google (101 minutes ago). The hub has not been approved to be featured yet and I did not check the box on my profile to show idle hubs. I also did not put any tags on this hub so I went in to try to add tags and the Tags option didn't come up.  I also noticed that there is one External link to this article already. (wondering if that has anything to do with it getting crawled so soon.)  I am also concerned with what I read under the help section of STATS ... SEARCH  ...  where it says that hubs may be featured but still not show up in search engines ... Am I understanding that correctly?  If they are not showing up, is there a way to tell?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image74
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      @HoneyBB
      Tags are bing phased out as @MartieCoetser mentioned.

      Is your question "Can I force non-featured Hubs to be crawled by Google"?
      Or do you have a different question?

      1. HoneyBB profile image96
        HoneyBBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Matthew, I don't know why my idle hub was crawled. I thought that if they showed up as idle they weren't available to search engines. However, my main concern here is wanting to find out whether or not I do well when hub hopping because if I'm not I don't want to waste anybody's time.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image74
          Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          @HoneyBB Currently, the sites hopper does not provide data related to your ratings.

          If you would like, you can try to Hop as a paid mechanical turk rater and it will provide some feedback.

          You are also welcome to suggest adding features to the Hopper process here:
          http://hubpages.com/forum/category/6634

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          summerberrieposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          HoneyBB,
          I don't think HP measures how  you rate hubs  (if you are good or bad at it) and then uses this as data to compute your hubber score either positive or negative.

          I know when I received the HOTD  my hubber score actually went down. Some peoples' scores go down after they follow a large number of people or become active in the forums or after publishing hubs.

          I think any sudden change brings the score down but the algo eventually rights itself and you will see your score go back up often higher than it was before the splurge of activity.

          At least this is my experience.

  2. MartieCoetser profile image89
    MartieCoetserposted 5 years ago

    Here is another interesting forum about tags....

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106827

  3. HoneyBB profile image96
    HoneyBBposted 5 years ago

    Thanks everyone, I think I have a much better understanding of what is happening now. I appreciate the time you took to let me know.

    1. profile image57
      Robertr04posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My question. Why are some of my hubs not showing up on my profile? When all click on show all, I still do not see them.

      1. Matthew Meyer profile image74
        Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        You have "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile:" set to Yes.
        Changing that settings will allow non-featured Hubs to show on your profile page as well.
        http://hubpages.com/faq/#HubsOnProfile

        1. profile image57
          Robertr04posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Wow! So simple. Pays to pay attention. Thank you Matthew.

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