Can I Have Some Assistance?

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  1. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Hey Hubbers,

    I mean VETERAN Hubs, Internet techies?

    Recently I was having a conversation with another hubber about a hub that they just produced.

    I saw the hub when it was published and noticed a problem in the title of the hub and then proceeded to the hub, to check if the same mistake was made in the creation of the URL?

    I found that the error was the same?

    Now, considering the title and the URL are made the same, at the time of writing a hub and once published the URL cannot be changed.

    The title can be changed, but not the URL.

    My question is HOW much will it hurt the hub or not?

    The title had a word mis-spelled and the same word is mis-spelled in the URL.

    Opinions on what the best course of action?

    Please and Thank you in advance.


    1. katiem2 profile image61
      katiem2posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Great question Cagsil, I've often wanted to change titles after publication, looking forward to learning.  Thanks for asking.  Peace smile

      1. lxxy profile image60
        lxxyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I often abuse the english language and mutate words, one of my newer hubs has a word misspelled in the title but it was done out of effect and not error. Cryptic titles are my specialty, raking in the money is someone elses. wink

        But in all seriousness a lot of information on the web isn't cataloged with a URL that clearly states "what it is," it's generally a lot of autogenerated mumbo jumbo. But if a writer frequently misspells something, I do wonder about credibility.

  2. lxxy profile image60
    lxxyposted 13 years ago

    Well, I think that with keyword tags and writing up a "summary" yourself will go a long way. URLs aren't what's important when you go Googling and looking stuff up, it's the content on the page and the keywords you've placed there.

  3. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Thank you smile

  4. SunSeven profile image62
    SunSevenposted 13 years ago

    1. Unpublish and re-publish correcting the smelling pistakes.
    2. If you feel that more people will be searching the net using those errors in spelling, let it stay published, because you will be getting some unique traffic.

    Best Regards smile

  5. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Thank you SunSeven

  6. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    I'm not a veteran but I hope I'm allowed to answer.
    The URL cannot be changed. If it's a new hub, it is possible to delete the hub and copy the whole thing into a new correctly spelled URL.
    BUT, considering that at least half the population can't spell, it might be more prudent to correct the spelling in the hub title and leave the mistake in the URL.
    You'll catch all the misspellers in the search engines.

    1. lxxy profile image60
      lxxyposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Just as SunSeven pointed out, this is true. But again, keywords are also handy. And if elements of the title are repeated in the hub (which I sure are) but spelled correctly, Google may pick that up etc.

  7. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 13 years ago

    LOL, Sunseven beat me to it (and said it more eloquently)!

  8. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Izzy you're always allowed to answer. I was just hoping to get someone to provide more information. The answers here so far are already known.

    It isn't my problem, but was the problem of someone else. This person has already deleted the hub and made a new one.

    However, I was looking for more information about it. I get that a lot of people cannot spell, but in all seriousness, I would find it difficult for myself, to publish a hub where the words are not spelled correct, including the URL.

    When I do searches, I always pay attention to the URL for which I am headed to, because the title can say something completely different than the URL.

    When writing a hub at HubPages, you first start out creating the URL? Thus, your title is the same as the URL. After creation, that title can change to someone completely different, but works with the URL in combination.

    If the URL has mis-spelled words-- I do not visit the site. wink smile

    1. katiem2 profile image61
      katiem2posted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I agree, I've seen hubs with typos in the title and it bugs me, the desire to fix it won't rest, opps did I just let my Atype out ot the bag.... Great topic Cagsil.   wink

      1. Cagsil profile image71
        Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you kind lady. smile big_smile

  9. frogdropping profile image78
    frogdroppingposted 13 years ago

    I have a hub that as an accidental speeling mistake in the title. It does it no harm.

    If the title still reflects the url, all will be fine. I often write a short url, longer title. I've been known to revisit a hub and alter the title, making sure the keyword is still in it. A little imagination usually does the trick.

    TBH - the title change has usually improved the hubs readership smile

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Frog. smile

      Btw- Nice to see you as always. smile How are you? smile

  10. sagebrush_mama profile image61
    sagebrush_mamaposted 13 years ago

    On a side note, as this is interesting, and I guess I've been doing things backwards, creating my titles without thinking much about URL's...

    I seem to notice in the Google adwords tool that mis-spelled search terms seem to have a higher CPC than correctly spelled counterparts much of the time.  Any insights on that?

    1. Appletreedeals profile image65
      Appletreedealsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      with Google always offering the corrected spelling search link at the top of the serp - I wonder if mis-spelled keywords are even an issue anymore.

      could the higher cpc be a hold-over from when mis-spelled words were a "search secret tool"?

      when I mis-spell a search term I always click the corrected spelling link for serp - so maybe I think other searchers would too.


      1. sagebrush_mama profile image61
        sagebrush_mamaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        You might be right.  I don't always click that corrected spelling...depends on what I see right away below it.

  11. thisisoli profile image70
    thisisoliposted 13 years ago

    I would say it depends which word in the URL is mis-spelled. 

    If for instance the word 'the' was spelled 'tah' it wouldn't be a big deal.

    However if the keyword 'locks' was 'looks', or even a type that didn't make another word, then chances are your article will be replaced in Google by someone who can spell.

    Remmeber Google looks for relevance to those searching, if somebody wants information on something, then they will damn well sure want a source which can spell, and has put in the effort to get the URL right, never mind research what is written.

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Thisisoli. Much appreciated.

      The word was "attempt" and it was spelled "attemt". I do not know if that would change your outlook?

      But, then again, I figure if there was an error, it would be prudent to copy the hub into another URL on the same basis and correct the error.

      1. Lifeallstar1 profile image60
        Lifeallstar1posted 13 years agoin reply to this

        I personally would be bothered by it. I would have unpublished the hub and then edited it and republished. It's hard to know what you can and cannot do on here since you are limited to Hubpages and not your own site. You don't have the power that you would have if it was your own site, using your own code. 

        If I couldn't do it that way, I would have asked Hubpages to go in and fix it, if they would do that. However, your friend fixed it by copying it and redoing it so all is AOK.

        You can change a URL though, just so you know. The question is will Hubpages allow it with the way things are set up, probably not if the unpublish , edit, republish doesn't work.  I might go try it and see. We can't go into safe mode or use dos here to program so it's a little different. They should be able to but probably wouldn't bother for one persons URL.

  12. blondepoet profile image67
    blondepoetposted 13 years ago

    Hi Cags I am not as well informed as these guys to comment but I can assist with taking blood pressure and your temperature seeming I am a nurse and all that. smile


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