Why HubPages does not display page URL in Google? Please help!

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  1. alternativeto profile image60
    alternativetoposted 4 years ago

    Considering SEO this is a major problem , we can't take advantage of Keywords in URL and Domain.
    Although i came to see a hub URL displayed in Google.
    http://ronelfran.hubpages.com/hub/Hubpa … vs-RedGage

    Does anyone know how to deal with it?

    Thank you in advance.

  2. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 4 years ago

    If you are talking about what Google displays in its search results it does not really matter... Google still knows what your URL is even if it does not display it...

    The searcher will mainly look at the title of the page and the snippet (description)..

    1. alternativeto profile image60
      alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you LeanMan.
      Although Google knows URL of the page, keywords in sub domain name and URL are not given importance. Thus we are losing rank in Google.

  3. humahistory profile image72
    humahistoryposted 4 years ago

    LeanMan is correct - you have enough information in your title / URL for it to be utilised by the search engines.
    As for Domain the only keyword there that can be manipulated is your own HP name. Unless all your articles are going to be 'Alternative to ...' articles, the one you have chosen will be of little use.
    It may be that alternativeto.hubpages.com will give some return if you write about alternative platforms to Hubpages.com, but I think you will soon run out of those alternatives, and the advantage of having that name will disappear.
    By the way, Hi Leanman, it's me Humagaia.

    1. alternativeto profile image60
      alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank u for the info.
      But could you please tell me why the page URL of the page is shown by Google instead of showing page category for the below page?
      http://ronelfran.hubpages.com/hub/Hubpa … vs-RedGage

      1. Hamshi profile image73
        Hamshiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You don't need to link drop on every post you make, it is considered spamming.

        1. alternativeto profile image60
          alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Sorry to hear that sad(
          But nobody is doing any spam , unless you think you don't need to get any organic traffic from Google.

          1. Hamshi profile image73
            Hamshiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Link dropping to an irrelevant hub is spamming and it has nothing to do with the question you asked on your first post.

            1. Hamshi profile image73
              Hamshiposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              I meant it has nothing to do with your point about not getting organic traffic from Google.

            2. alternativeto profile image60
              alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              thank u , i think i got it smile
              Do you know why the URL of the below hub is displayed by Google?
              http://ronelfran.hubpages.com/hub/Hubpa … vs-RedGage

  4. kenoung profile image70
    kenoungposted 4 years ago

    This is really outdated SEO thinking. Having keywords in the URL used to be really helpful in attaining higher rankings (hence the popularity of exact match domains). However, recent research from known SEO authorities like SEObook and Moz have shown that having keywords in the url have become less important. http://moz.com/blog/are-exact-match-domains-in-decline

    1. Writer Fox profile image47
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      One thing  author Dr. Meyer pointed out in the comments on that post is: "They're [EMDs] definitely working in some cases - they're just not working quite as well as they used to, all else being equal."

      When Google's Matt Cutts announced the EMD algorithm, he said: "Google algo change will reduce low-quality 'exact-match' domains in search results."
         
      The key here is 'low quality.'  If someone uses an EMD but the webpage is low quality in Google's eyes, then it gets no ranking advantage for having a specific keyword phrase in the URL.

      This in nowise means you shouldn't use an exact-match URL, and it can help (a little) with your rankings if you have a quality webpage.

      1. alternativeto profile image60
        alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with you 100%., thank you

  5. kenoung profile image70
    kenoungposted 4 years ago

    And not to mention, an authority site like Hubpages already gives you a major SEO boost that outdoes a fresh exact match domain.

    1. alternativeto profile image60
      alternativetoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Even HubPages finds it difficult to rank in the first page of Google, so EMD is a boost to even HubPages!
      thank you

 
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