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  1. Aiden Roberts profile image80
    Aiden Robertsposted 8 years ago

    I am new to Hubpages and created 2 hubs to try it out. I made the mistake of removing the hyphens from the hub name and don't know if they can be put back? Obviously I do not have spaces between the words which is not good. My hubs are: http://hubpages.com/hub/BasicPuppyTraining
    http://hubpages.com/hub/BeatingWritersBlock
    Any ideas welcome.
    Thanks in advance.

    1. bgamall profile image84
      bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I don't believe you can put them back. You could delete and start over if you want the words read separately on Google.

      1. Aiden Roberts profile image80
        Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much for the advice.

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image62
      Ultimate Hubberposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You can not put them back. However, if you really need the hyphens back, unpublish these hubs and write new ones with hyphens in the URL.

      But, you don't need to do the unpublishing thing, because from the SEO aspect, your URLs are fine. And from the looks aspect, they look neat.

      And as for the spaces, they would be the last thing you want in your URL and I don't think HP will allow spaces in URLs.

      And finally, a big welcome to Hubpages!!! smile

      1. Aiden Roberts profile image80
        Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Brilliant
        I feel a little better now.
        Thanks again.

    3. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      By going into edit mode, you can easily change the title without altering the URL.

      1. bgamall profile image84
        bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Of course, why didn't I think of that? smile

      2. Aiden Roberts profile image80
        Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Excellent thanks.

        1. 49lart profile image69
          49lartposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Never change titles after publishing. Google doesn't like that.

          1. raisingme profile image82
            raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, oh!

          2. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have done so frequently, never had any problems.

            1. raisingme profile image82
              raisingmeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              "Thank you," she said, as she began to breath again!

            2. relache profile image86
              relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Not true.

              I've had some Hubs go on to much greater success after changing the title.

    4. Sybille Yates profile image67
      Sybille Yatesposted 8 years ago

      Urls without hyphens are actually preferred by Google and changing the title doesn't upset Google at all, as long as your url and your title have some sort of relationship. For example:

      Goldenretrieverpuppytraining.com and "Best Training Methods for Golden Retriever Puppies" will do just fine, SY

    5. Spacey Gracey profile image36
      Spacey Graceyposted 8 years ago

      Does google really not like hyphens?? Bummer. That information would've been useful for me to find out about 84 hubs ago smile. I've learnt so much today, and yet sooooooo much more to find out. How does Google know where one word finishes in the URL and the other begins. If I wear to write .../hub/soothiepacifier... does it recognise the 'soothie' and 'pacifier' individually?

      I really need to meet this Google fellow, buy him a couple of drinks, and get to know him better, he's still a mystery to me.

    6. LeanMan profile image87
      LeanManposted 8 years ago

      It does not matter... dashes, dots, underscores, or no spaces between the words, google still sees them as separate words.

      1. Spacey Gracey profile image36
        Spacey Graceyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Mr Google is so clever. Thanks for letting me know. I'm going to experiment a bit.

     
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