Gosh--I hope one does not get banned for asking too many questions in the forums!
I am still on an editing and tweaking rampage, and have found a set of 3 related articles that need some serious editing/re-writing, even though one of them remains featured.
However, I printed out copies to work from (easier way for me to work on editing a large amount of text--no scrolling back & forth and losing my place)..and the first one needs to be split into two entirely different articles.
So--if I completely delete the existing version, then post the first revision, how long will it take to register that the original is gone, so I don't trip the 'duplicate content' filter?
I would say just erase what you don't want and edit new stuff. Then copy the rest into secobd hub and change some text.
Liz, when you delete an article, you need to go into your Google Adsense account and tell it to remove the link. Once it verifies it's no longer live, it will be removed from the search engines. You should do this each time you delete an online post.
Liz, check out this link: https://support.google.com/webmasters/a … 3691?hl=en
or this one on You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCTV7uK5IBo
Don't worry about notifying Google when you delete or remove something. True, notifying them will make them update their search results faster - but they will work it out themselves anyway within a fairly short time, so it's hardly worth the effort.
As for unpublishing, it's not a big deal if you do it for only a day or two - longer than that, it may be.
DO NOT completely delete the existing version. You should never delete or unpublish existing articles while you edit, lest Google decides they are gone forever and deletes all their history.
Just remove the material you want and create the second Hub. Leave the second Hub unpublished for a few days, then try publishing it. The worst that can happen is that the dup filter hasn't updated yet, and if that's the case, wait a few more days and try again.
Oh, well, great--too late! LOL I did unpublish that "buggy" article while I edited it. sigh
I'm now working on a group of three in my genealogy series, but as yet, I have not unpublished or deleted them...so, based on your info, I won't.
It will be more like deleting the material I don't want...lol...for that is the larger part of the issue, methinks.
Thanks for the info, once again, Marisa! I am thankful for your wise words and patience.
Okay--it's all finished, and I didn't delete anything, article-wise/HP wise.
But I made very major edits, including to the title, and 99% of the content. A lot of it was scrapped for inclusion into a whole separate but related article, a good deal was just plain scrapped, and I added relevant links, photos, and in general streamlined the text.
Sounds like a lot of work, well done for getting it done!
Thanks, Marisa--fait accomplit! Three articles have become four! It's an entire series on getting started with Genealogy.
I cut a lot, but I may have to cut more from a couple of them. Not sure if they're still too long-winded for people to read.
I can't rely on my husband, as he's very impatient with reading, and won't read a whole page if you have to scroll down!! Pfft! (Claims he got burned out on reading in college!)
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