Search Engine's can't find my Hub

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  1. michaelkitz profile image70
    michaelkitzposted 8 years ago

    how come my hub does not appear on any search engine no matter how specific the search is?

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You have 2 Hubs.
      Both of those Hubs are currently pending evaluation by the QAP
      Pending Hubs are not available to be indexed nor are they readable by anyone other than you. Once Hubs have passed the QAP and are featured, then they are index-able by search engines and readable.

    2. zinfoway-murali profile image60
      zinfoway-muraliposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Mine is also under assessment.

  2. michaelkitz profile image70
    michaelkitzposted 8 years ago


  3. Famous Steve profile image63
    Famous Steveposted 8 years ago

    Rather than creating a new thread, I'd post my question here.

    I have a featured hub that I cannot find on here or on google search.

    How can I change that?

    1. NateB11 profile image90
      NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If it's featured it should be on your HP profile. If it's new, it won't be indexed on Google yet. It could take a few months to get indexed on Google. More or less.

      1. Famous Steve profile image63
        Famous Steveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Nice, thanks for responding.

        I also cannot find it when I search on HB

        1. NateB11 profile image90
          NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not sure about that, but I think it takes time to get indexed on the site's internal search engine too.

          1. Famous Steve profile image63
            Famous Steveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks again.

            Just curious, if its not on Google and not on HB search page or thread, just how are people supposed to find the hub?

            1. csmiravite-blogs profile image76
              csmiravite-blogsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              You just wait awhile and it will be there.  smile

            2. SpaceShanty profile image93
              SpaceShantyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              As NateB11 said, it can take days, weeks or even months for pages to be indexed by Google.  I think HP said they were going to start using Google for their internal search too so it might not be instant.

              You have to remember there are millions, maybe billions of webpages and, as much as we would like Google to show ours first as soon as we hit publish, that is highly unlikely!

              In my experience a page will get indexed within hours or days but will probably sit on page 1000 of Google for some time!

              You can either wait for the big G to show you some love or self promote!

              I see you have a Pinterest account, it is an excellent source of instant traffic, make some more boards related to the topic of your Hubs, pin loads of stuff from Pinterest, follow other related boards and follow the followers of these related boards.   Do this for an hour a day for a week and you should have a few hundred followers.  Then post a pic from one of your Hubs and you should start getting some traffic, Google might see the social shares and give your Hubs a bit of a boost!

              1. Solaras profile image96
                Solarasposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Be careful to pin other peoples stuff too. If you just self promote, they will penalize you and your pins will no longer link to your articles. They won't tell you about it, you'll just be banned with your board still there but links inactive.

                Google+ is another way to quickly get you hubs indexed and a few views. Stumbleupon will send you some views too.

            3. NateB11 profile image90
              NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I'm not sure why, but it does move up in search results. I don't know if the search engine just does that before anyone even sees it or what. But that's how it usually works; within a few months it will climb up towards the first page; it might end up on the first page or dwell on page 10 or 5 or whatever. Much depends on whether the particular topic is in demand and competition isn't very good, I do know that.

              1. Famous Steve profile image63
                Famous Steveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Thanks All. My is still non existent in HB search, I'd wait some more maybe it'd eventually pop up in the search even if its way down the pages.

                Space, thanks for that pinterest idea.

                1. NateB11 profile image90
                  NateB11posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  SpaceShanty is correct about a hub showing up in search results within a few days, I went and checked some Hubs I recently published on another account and some are already on the search results pages.

                  One way to check what pages on your HP profile are indexed is to type -- site:[your HP profile url] into google search. But make sure you don't put a space between the colon and the url.

                  So, it would be

                  In fact, I just did a search for your profile that way and it shows your article indexed.

                  1. Famous Steve profile image63
                    Famous Steveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Awesome! One hub is on HB search now. Appreciate the help.

                  2. csmiravite-blogs profile image76
                    csmiravite-blogsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Oh, thanks! I need to do this on my own blog sites, and delete those not found in Google's horizon.

                2. Matthew Meyer profile image72
                  Matthew Meyerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  Only featured Hubs are listed in site search results.
                  You can find more information here.

        2. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          When you search hub pages only hubs indexed on google will show because HP just recently changed to a custom google internal search. So if it's not indexed, it won't show. If your account is new give it like a week or two to get indexed. Use webmaster tools and submit the link maybe.

  4. Maffew James profile image94
    Maffew Jamesposted 8 years ago

    You'll notice that the more often Google crawls a website, and the more internal links it has to follow around individual pages, the quicker it will be indexed. Initially, it can take a long time for Google to actually find your site, let alone decide to index it. Being on HubPages as opposed to your own website helps with this as HubPages is already crawled constantly by Google and links from all over the site help direct search engines to your content.

    Eventually if you build up traffic and the amount of articles that are indexed in Google, you'll notice that new articles are indexed anywhere from a few hours to a few days after publishing (As long as they are featured - non-featured articles here are marked noindex).

    In the meantime, share on social media. This gains views, as well as helps direct the Google spider to your content. It will also help build links as you need people to view the article in order to decide to link to it. Links and social shares, as well as many other factors increase ranking. The better your ranking signals compared to a competitor for a specific keyword, the more likely you are to rank ahead of the competing site.

    Some tools you may want to use:

    Google Analytics
    Use this to track the source of all views. It gives you the best idea of where your traffic is coming from. The HubPages stats can be used for this, but Analytics is vastly superior. Use HubPages stats as an at-glance update to how you're doing. Use Analytics to analyse your readership, determine their source, look at demographics and trends, etc.

    Webmaster Tools
    Webmaster Tools is Google's tool for tracking how the search engine uses your subdomain here. You can look at crawl rates to see how often Google crawls your pages, search queries to get a better idea of what keywords are bringing in views and where you rank for those terms, which pages are indexed, and whether there are problems with your pages. Eg, manual penalties, broken links, and other technical information.

    You can also use the fetch as Google tool to see how Google's spider sees your articles, as well as to submit them for re-crawling and possibly faster indexing if necessary. The disavow tool allows you to tell Google to disregard spam links to your subdomain that may hurt ranking.


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