I think Editor's Choice hubs change our URLs in some manner. When the program was first started, I was required to be in it, due to being in the Apprenticeship Program.
So - my question is - had the original URL I may have had been retained in some manner in Google? Or am I starting out from scratch as though they are new URLs? I opted out of EC but some URLs are not reflecting that choice. Not sure what to do. I have several dozen hubs labeled that way. I have no idea what iterations the URL would have gone through to become EC and now to remove that designation.
If anyone knows how opting out after a few years will affect my content, please let me know?
I'm not sure if this answers your question, Marcy but I notice the hubber's name is eliminated from the URL when they become editor's choice. Try Googling yourself and see if your EC hubs come up.
Good idea, Bravewarrior - I believe that's how they were styled. My main question is what it will do to my hubs being indexed if I shift out of EC and to my regular HP name & url. I'm wondering if Google has to find me all over again.
Your old URL never disappeared, traffic from it was 301 redirected to the new one.
I'm sure Paul has answered this recently in the forums. I don't recall the thread, but it was addressed. If I find it, I'll post it. I think the biggest issue is with those who already have a redirect if their EC hub was published pre- subdomains and want to opt out.
Marcy, if you scan this thread for Paul's comments, you'll see that he does address your concerns.
He makes various comments throughout the thread.
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