Hubs disappeared on Google

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  1. John Richards profile image60
    John Richardsposted 9 years ago


    I'm wondering if somebody can help me. To explain my problem:

    Five days ago I published two hubs. The first achieved pages 1 to 5 over a number of keywords on Google. I have not sighted the second hub but not overly worried by that. Both hubs had the same hub address/name except the second had the suffix "Part Two". I linked both hubs to my web site which had gained promising page ranking given its short life.

    Today I noticed the hub and my website have disappeared off Google, except the web site can be viewed by typing its name in the Google address bar. I am perturbed by this as both web site and hub were improving page ranks nicely.

    Have I made a mistake by:
    1. Naming both hubs the same except for the suffix?
    2. Linking my site to both hubs with identical names except, again, for the suffix?

    Has anybody experienced these or similar problems? To hopefully reinstate both the major hub and web site to their previous page ranking,

    1.Should I re-name the second hub differently to Part 1? and/or
    2.Should I delete the second link from my web site?
    3. I wrote the article as one large hub but because of its size, split it into 2 parts. Accordingly, as a third alternative, should I delete Parts 1 and 2 and re-publish both as one large hub, of some 3000 words.

    Any sound advice would be appreciated.


    John Richards

  2. profile image50
    MSmithHubposted 9 years ago

    It is very normal for website to go off Google radar sometimes. Keep working on building backlink to the site and hubs and it will come back again.

    1. The Empire profile image78
      The Empireposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      This is very common, and to be expected.  Give your hubs 30 days to stabilize in the Google rank before making judgements on whether or not they've been sandboxed.  A hub will usually index in a few days, then go MIA for a week, then reappear.

  3. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 9 years ago

    If you alter a site especially if you change key words it will disappear for a while. One of mine has disappeared for a month now. I'm not sure if it will come back... Others have.

  4. broalexdotinfo profile image56
    broalexdotinfoposted 9 years ago

    It's quite difficult to tell you the exact reason of why your hubs aren't listed in google anymore but there are a few things that can lead to this situation:

    1) You've been spamming the social networks for links.
    2) You copied content from elsewhere.

  5. John Richards profile image60
    John Richardsposted 9 years ago

    Thank you both for taking your time to respond and for your reassuring remarks.
    I find it odd that well intentioned, informative and costly  web sites should suddenly disappear, not just off Google, but off the other browsers as well. I forgot to mention in my original post that I had added a compatible YouTube video to the Part One hub. Surely that addition didn't cause the dilemma of 2 hub sites and a website to become lost overnight in cyber wilderness, although according to Google Analytics, they don't exist.
    On a lighter note, today Google Adsense approved my account and, despite my previous instruction, noticed the hub examples duly exhibiting competitor's ads. Haha. Just as well my hubs are out there with the Hubble, somewhere. Obviously Analytics and Adsense don't communicate.
    John Richards

    1. John Richards profile image60
      John Richardsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you too, broalexdotinfo.
      Your comments are noted.
      For your information, neither suggestions apply nor ever will. To be honest I don't know how to spam a social site and copying other author's content or writing junk is not my culture. To the contrary I spent well over 50 hours researching and composing my hubs. The only links are between the two hubs and my web site - 4 in all. Haven't yet worked out how to link to Twitter, etc. Seems some robot somewhere has stuttering cybernetics.
      John Richards

  6. madhubber profile image88
    madhubberposted 9 years ago

    I recently had one of my Hubs drop off of Google too.  I was ranking high for my keyword and now it's gone.  I don't do the social bookmark spamming thing, so I'm pretty confused.  I can't even find my site when I put the URL in.

  7. JSwanson profile image60
    JSwansonposted 9 years ago

    The Empire is absolutely right.  One of my website has been in the top 5 of google for over 30 different keywords and keyword phrases.  It bobbles up and down at first but eventually it will steady out and as long as you maintain it then it most likely wont move much



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