Double check your spelling when putting in the title (URL)

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  1. mary615 profile image93
    mary615posted 6 years ago

    I'm sure you folks are too smart to do this, but I just did!  I misspelled the word "depression" in my latest Hub!  Taught me a good lession:  go slower.   
    Now it's there and there is nothing I can do about the URL.  I did edit the title to correct.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Well, whenever a searcher likewise misspells the word, you will score big time. One can hope anyway... big_smile

    2. Faith Reaper profile image84
      Faith Reaperposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I wish they would allow us to be able to correct the URL.  I did this one time too, and all one can do it correct the title, but the URL is out there : (   I have learned to slow down a bit after my faux pas.

    3. Krista Schnee profile image73
      Krista Schneeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the reminder! I did almost make that mistake too but luckily corrected it in time. It is good to remember to go slow and take our time. smile

      1. marieryan profile image82
        marieryanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        hi, I,m quite new to the technicalities of urls and such like and would like a bit of clarification. I imagine the URL is the 'address' appearing in the uppermost white box when i have my hup on the screen. i often start a hub with a basic title and before I publish it, I often change the title several times according to how my hub develops. After reading your post, am I right in understanding now that the URL doesnot change ever after the first 'save' even when I am still creating the hub? Some of my hubs have URLS with something completely different as I often change my mind before starting to write, (but just after I made a title)  and then I write about a totally different topic! I would also like to understand how that will affect searches on search engines.
        Thanks for any help to understand how this works..

        1. chasmac profile image94
          chasmacposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Yes - the URL never changes, but your title, content and URL, should all match. The title and URL don't need to be an exact match, but the topic or subject mentioned in them should be the same. If your hub was titled, "Tips for a happy home ' but your URL was" xxxxx/ divorce", anyone finding it on a search engine would be confused if they saw both your title and URL being very different. Search engines may rank it low for that reason, so that most searchers won't see it at all.

          1. marieryan profile image82
            marieryanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for the reply, Chasmac! Only after noticing this thread about the URLS did I go back and check mine. A while ago I intended to write a hub about an Elephant Sculpture Parade I had seen in London , but changed my mind after a few lines. I decided instead to write about the Sheikh Zayed Mosque I  had visited while working in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates.  So yes, as you suggested might happen: My Url is .."....elephant- parade/london" but the title of the hub is "Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Abu Dhabi." sad

        2. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          As Chasmac says, once you've started creating your Hub, your URL doesn't change.

          That's why it's a good idea not to accept the URL that's created automatically.  If you're not absolutely sure what you'll write about, edit it to make it less specific.

          There is no benefit in having your URL and title exactly matching.  In fact, many people make them different on purpose, to cover different synonyms of the same keyword.  And it's not a disaster if your URL has a mistake in it, or doesn't contain your keywords.  The content of the Hub is far, far more important.

          1. marieryan profile image82
            marieryanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks for your reply Marisa. I can see the logic in all of this, and understand the significance of the url now!
            What if the URL and the Title do not match at all? eg URL:  'elephant-parade-london' and title: 'Sheikh Zayed Mosque; Abu Dhabi' ?

    4. eugbug profile image97
      eugbugposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I did this a couple of times. I think what happened was that I misspelled the title, saved the hub for editing later but by then it was too late.

  2. profile image0
    Jennifer Sucheyposted 6 years ago

    Mary, can't you just delete your hub and resubmit it? Especially of its new, that's what I'd do.

    1. ZachKaer profile image79
      ZachKaerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      That's pretty smart, there. But what if it's not new?

    2. marieryan profile image82
      marieryanposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Jennifer, thanks for advice. Will look into deleting and re-submitting.The hub has been up for a long while now.

  3. rebthomas profile image77
    rebthomasposted 6 years ago

    I used the wrong title on one and I had to delete it and do it over.  It helped in the long run as people could find it in google

    1. mary615 profile image93
      mary615posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I thought about deleting the Hub, but it seems like a lot of work to do it over just to correct the spelling of a word.
      Taught me to slow way down.......

      1. ZachKaer profile image79
        ZachKaerposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        This is good advice for a newbie like me. Slow and steady wins the race. I'll keep that in mind for future Hubs.

  4. randomcreative profile image91
    randomcreativeposted 6 years ago

    I always check and double check my URL before I hit that button to continue with my new hub. It's worth those few extra seconds to ensure that a hub has a URL free of errors for many years to come.


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