I am trying to do a movie review hub today, and every single variation and flip-flop of words I can think of comes up "that URL is already taken. Please select another." !!!
WTH??? After seeing that, I searched for all of them, and none but one comes up as an existing hub!!
The rest are totally different, some are even misspelled!
It would be pretty stupid to create a movie review without using the movie's title, but for some reason, I am unable to proceed at all with the title included. Is this a glitch??
Workaround suggestions appreciated!
If it is stupid to use the movie's title ( I do not see why). Then what about using keywords from the movie's main content? Such as instead of 'The Hulk Saves...', you could try 'The Big Green Man with Muscles Saves...' or something similar.
I said it would be stupid to review a movie without using the title...... ;-)
Sorry, I misread it. Then what about starting with something like "Have you seen (title)", "Have you viewed (title)", or "How I saw/see (title)"?
Yeah--that was one of the first things I tried, and it still said "taken," even though a search for that came up zilch. All I could figure was that it was just zeroing in on the title of the movie, and ignoring the rest.
However, I have since been able to get the title following the suggestion to add "Reviewed by...."
My next article is go to be called "The Big Green Man with Muscles"! Actually, I'm gonna write a series of stories about a character with that name and will see how long it will take until Marvel decides to sue me!
Use title and then a dash then add
As Reviewed by DzyMsLizzy
My review of xxxxx
Reviewed on date xx/xx/2014
You should be able to change the URL to one that is not in use and proceed with your Hub.
If you are still having trouble, share the title and URLs that you have tried and I may be able to make a suggestion.
or just throw some numbers at the end of it (it is just for the url). If there are so many existing similar hubs on that topic already, your hub must be numero uno! I'll look out for it.
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone! I'll try one or all of those.
I might be thinking in a different vein, so excuse me if I don't understand completely. Having said that, my opinion is that the url doesn't matter as much as if you have a business. The fact that the cumbersome hubpages.com is in front of something like www.hubpages.com/crtiqueonFrozen, makes this whole url thing cumbersome to tell people where to go to read your article. Plus search engines are now sooo smart that if you have a google ad on your hub article, it will pick up the key words in your piece. (The more the better if it doesn't make the writing stilted.)
On my own website at godaddy, I can put the description BEHIND the page and that helps in the search engine. I think our descriptions of our article in hubpages is very important. If I were reviewing a movie, I would use the names of actors, etc. in my description even though my article might have a different focus. Like: "Critic Reviews Julie Louis- Dreyfus and James Gandolfini in "Enough Said" (something like that...) Of course that might be PERFECT now since Julie Louis-Dreyfus is the "hot" topic of the Rolling Stones magazine this month. Actually, she has the preamble to the Consitution on her back. I'm hoping my fill-in-the-blank Preamble exercise on my website gets lots more hits this week because of her!!!!
If I'm wrong about the signifcance of hubpages url, then I would say a dash would work.(In purchasing a domain name, for example, I bought hybrid-rv.com because hybridrv.com was taken. It's not as valuable as one without the dash, but someone int he future might want it some day).
Thanks, but no, that's not at all the angle that is the problem.
Also, since I noticed you mentioned 'godaddy' I would not ever use them, after having one of my hubs copied by a client of theirs, and they refused to do anything under the DMCA....
wow - that's a shame! Didn't know - Misunderstood. I was in between trying to do work I didn't want to do when I read your post and thus went on and on and on.. (tee hee)
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