I published a hub a few days ago. It was one of the ones that took 24 hours to get featured.
Sure enough, Google dropped by during the pending stage. They graciously admired the noindex tag and departed.
Since being featured, Google has been by no less than three times. Yet, the article is still nowhere to be found on Google.
I was hoping for the article to be naturally indexed. For some intuitive reason, I figured that would have more weight than me asking Google to do it. Could be wrong on that, who really knows.
I'll give it another day or two. If still nowhere to be found, I guess I'll have to do the WMT thing.
Meanwhile, a peaceful Memorial Day Weekend for me it is. I hope the same for all.
"Not a week goes by when I don't see a website where somehow the "noindex, nofollow" meta tags have been inadvertently added to every page (or even just some pages) of the site." By Jill Whalen
"Completely drop a NOINDEX’ed page" Matt Cutts.
You may be right as some experts advise against using "noindex tags", even temporarily as it can cause traffic to stop or slow down to a trickle for some time after publication.
Now THAT really sux. This game is already tough enough without our deliberately shooting ourselves in the foot.
And a sincere thanks. I went ahead and informed Google of their depriving humanity of my latest endeavor.
Was it the one about PAA? Yup, it's not indexed by the G. My post on PAA about your hub, is what's showing! Heheh!
This is kind of a dumb quesiton I suppose , but where are you finding no index tags? I have never seen one but I could be looking in the wrong place
When your hub is in pending state, HP plasters a big, fat noindex tag on it. It then goes away when the hub is featured.
You can check if the noindex tag is lurking there at any time by right-clicking your hub and then selecting View Source. I then use the F3 browser search for "noindex" to avoid going blind looking for it.
It is like shooting yourself in the foot. The no index tag and messing around with the Hub Pages featuring and un featuring them is dumber than anything Hub Pages ever did. They should let everything flow naturally. This is what Google wants is natural flow. The robot tags are also messing with Google and its search patterns and crawls.
by John Coviello 6 years ago
Is it true that once a Hub gets a NO INDEX tag, due to being unFeatured, Google blacklists the link?I've heard some Hubbers mention that once a Hub gets a NO INDEX tag, due to being unFeatured by HubPages, that geting the NO INDEX tag removed is not enough to get back in good with Google. ...
by Don Bobbitt 6 years ago
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by Kate Swanson 6 years ago
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by Gary Anderson 4 years ago
I thought if a hubpage was listed in Google search it was featured. But apparently that is not the truth. I guess I will keep the hubs up and run my own check on them.
by Solaras 5 years ago
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by xpressrite 4 years ago
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