How long does it take to get indexed by Google?

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  1. AHreha profile image94
    AHrehaposted 3 weeks ago

    New hubber here! (Well, sorta new. Started an account years ago and just checked back in.) Still trying to grasp the whole SEO thing and I'm wondering how long it takes to get a hub indexed and how to tell if you have been? Also, are articles on the niche sites more "findable" on google or does it matter?

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      I've seen it indexed in just a few minutes to several weeks.  Hopefully that several weeks has been drastically cut in recent years.

      Do a search for the exact title.  Not the URL - the title.  If Google can find it, it's indexed.

      1. AHreha profile image94
        AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        Awesome. Thank you!! Do you feel you see organic traffic from Google increase over months or years or is what you start with kind of what you're stuck with?

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          Absolutely it increases!  My latest hub took only (only!) a year to get up to 300 per day - most took considerably longer to get that kind of traffic consistently.

          The niche sites have helped considerably, but even there it takes time to mature.

          1. AHreha profile image94
            AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Whew. That's a relief! I'll just give it time and let it take the time it takes then.

        2. eugbug profile image98
          eugbugposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          It can take months or years. I wrote an article last year and organic traffic to it rose rapidly to 1500 views per day over a period of a month. Then it dropped like a stone again when Google implemented a change. Traffic to other guides has taken a few years to rise. It depends on lots of factors including time of the year, popularity, competition, algorithm changes, how comprehensive your article is, whether your lucky enough to get a featured snippet etc.

          1. AHreha profile image94
            AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            That helps a lot! Thanks! I did realize that I have a few articles that, while featured by hubpages, are not possible to find in google even when I search for the exact title as well as my name. Is there a way to prompt google to index your site anymore or are those days gone? The only discussions I can find regarding that area six and seven years old.

  2. Doneta Wrate profile image89
    Doneta Wrateposted 3 weeks ago

    I am fairly new myself but I have read on the forum traffic often increases with time

    1. AHreha profile image94
      AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Awesome! Thank you!

  3. Doneta Wrate profile image89
    Doneta Wrateposted 3 weeks ago

    I could not find one of my month old articles on google.  I asked about it on the forum.  Ragged edge looked for it but she added Hubpages to the title and it came right up.  Then she told me a couple things in my article that needed changing that was probably affecting traffic, like my references I had not made into links.  Silly me, I had not even thought about it.  Now I need to go back and change my other hubs. Whew

    1. AHreha profile image94
      AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      What do you mean? Like when you refer to other articles for information and then linking to them? Sorry. I’m so dumb at this stuff! Lol!

  4. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 3 weeks ago

    To find out if a hub is indexed in Google you can do two things:

    Copy two to three sentences and put them in quotes "PASTE SENTENCES HERE" or past the URL of your hub in the Google search engine. If you see your hub in either case, it's indexed. Searching by title is very flawed. There are going to be other articles that show up for your title and as Doneta says, it can seem that it is not indexed when it actually is.

    1. AHreha profile image94
      AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      That's super helpful! Thank you so much!

    2. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

      Would it not be possible to look at your article, check stats and then click on referrers? If you have had at least one visit by Google it indicates they have crawled your hub. If you have not yet had a visit by Google they have not yet crawled your article and it is not yet indexed.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

        I'm not sure if HP tracks the google crawler as a visit. From my own website and using analytics, I know that analytics only shows the crawler when I specifically ask it to crawl a URL and this shows as direct and not Google on analytics. I doubt that the Google crawler shows as a visit from Google because I have had hubs in the past that were not that great but were indexed and updates were indexed, but traffic was 0 for the week even though the updated content was indexed.

        I think that one visit from Google is an actual person and if the author does not receive this, they could end up thinking that their hub is not crawled.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image99
          DrMark1961posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

          I am not sure about this, but everytime I publish a new article I see one visit by Google a few days later. Never two visits, and never no visits. For that reason, I think they must notice when Google crawls the hub.
          Maybe this is something new?
          (I also usually have one visit from Bing, one from Yahoo, one from DuckDuckGo, and one from some .ru site.Never more than one from each of those sites, which is why I think it is a crawl. )

          1. AHreha profile image94
            AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            DrMark1961, thanks for responding! I have noticed that as well. After I put up a new hub I often get one visit from Bing, Google, Yahoo etc. and often some visits logged inside the hubs statistics page from very weird places. One yesterday included the N.Y. Giants website. There’s so much I don’t understand about all this! Lol

            1. DrMark1961 profile image99
              DrMark1961posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

              The  NY Giants website? Cool. I guess I am writing on the wrong subject!

              1. AHreha profile image94
                AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                Likely not! It was a coffee creamer recipe.....

                1. DrMark1961 profile image99
                  DrMark1961posted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Now I have this image in my head of a couple of 300 pound linebackers discussing the best coffee creamer! "You should try this one I found on the internet. It is awesome with a good Blue Mountain!"

                  1. AHreha profile image94
                    AHrehaposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Hahahahahaha!!!!!!

          2. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 3 weeks agoin reply to this

            Probably.

 
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