I noticed a weird URL for one of my hubs and was wondering how a URL is chosen for a given hub.
The title of my hub is 10 Reasons Why Some Men Should Marry Gold Digger. And the URL for this is
http://motherbynature.hubpages.com/hub/ … rse-Anyway
I have no idea what the 'run from a gold digger' or 'become a work horse anyway' parts come from. I may be completely having a senior moment but I do not recall choosing a URL.
The URLs come from your title when you first create the Hub. In other words, you chose it.
If you change the title later, the URL does not change.
The URL is chosen when "we" first write the title. Even though we may change the title later, the URL will stay the same. If you want to change the URL before you move on to create a new hub, you can edit it but not after you have moved past that phase. I hope that makes some sense. Maybe someone else can explain it better.
All the prior answers are correct. But I just wanted to give you more detail.
You can choose the URL at the very beginning when you type in your title when creating a new hub.
You have to click "edit" on the URL. If you leave it alone, it will default to the title (with dashes between the words).
The URL cannot be changed after you move on from the title entry. And it will remain the same even if you change the title later.
You may notice that certain other sites change the URL when you change the title. This is bad because search engines would eventually drop the listing and have to reindex the new URL. HubPages is doing it right by keeping the original URL.
by PoeticPhilosophy 5 years ago
When you change your hub-title does hubpages change the url?I have changed a couple of my hub-titles and when it changes the previous title remains in the url. Do I have to change the url myself or does it eventually change on its own? Thanks.
by visitlondon 9 years ago
by DatsNice 6 years ago
If I revise my hub, how do I change the URL so it matches the title?
by CMHypno 6 years ago
I have noticed that when I open up some hubs to read that there is a # symbol at the end of the url.What does this mean - is it anything to do with the idling/pending/whatever they are calling it this week business? And why only on some hubs?
by Teeboy1 7 years ago
I am trying to publish my first hub on here. But i have got a little problem. There was a box that reads give your hub a unique url web address. Please how do i go about it. I dont want to mess up everything. I kinda need help.
by Jackie Lynnley 3 years ago
I know we can completely change our hub titles but I wondered if the first title we used is still ours or any there after for that matter even though we changed it?
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