I wrote a book review and made the mistake of also tagging it "music" because the book had to do with Bob Dylan. At first Google indexed it properly under books and because I had read the book promptly and reviewed it promptly it was on the first page of a google search for that title and author. It probably would have kept that position but subsequently, I think because of the music tag....it slipped way off the radar and could only be found indexed on about the tenth google page as "hot hubs....music". To make matters worse if one then went to hot hubs...music a reader would have to wade through 100s of hubs even to find it. This process kills what might have been a lot of traffic to a hub and to hubpages in general. Book reviews, to get traffic need to be prompt and timely otherwise they don't have a chance with google. And they can't afford to be buried in the wrong category. This is merely a cautionary tale about how hubs are indexed.
Tagging a book about a musciian music seems perfectly reasonable: however your hub will always slip down the listings unless you do a lot of link building and other promotion to keep it there
by Sherri 6 years ago
I was sorry to see that this forum thread was closed to comments by HP:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/78912#topThere was a lot of good information going back and forth there. It may be that some snipe stuff went on between commenters, but the topic is still valid.I'd like to see it continue.
by Paul Edmondson 4 years ago
Hubbers, I'm sorry that we can't tell you why your traffic is going down or why Google was showing Hubs on hubpages.com and now has reverted to showing them on the subdomain. We are similarly frustrated. We do know Google announced a panda update last week. We also can see Hubs...
by Mark Knowles 8 years ago
I am not going to drag up the recent massive plagiarism activity again, but - as you know Maddie - I have found that quite a lot of my hubs have been de-indexed and my traffic here is dropping despite publishing new work and despite actively promoting myself outside of hubpages. I realize that it...
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
The Googlebot visits new hubs within 30-60 minutes while they are in 'Pending' mode and the NOINDEX tag is in place for 24 Hours. This means that the bot does not index the page, and does not return for days or weeks. New pages do not get indexed for days or weeks. This causes lost traffic and lost...
by Yvonne Spence 5 years ago
I love HubPages, I feel that I have learned so much here and my confidence in writing non-fiction took such a huge leap when I was invited onto the Apprenticeship program last year. I have met some wonderful people here - both staff and other Hubbers. But as may other people have said, the idling...
by Suzanne Day 4 years ago
I can see some of my new hubs in Google when I search for "hub name".But in Webmaster Tools, I submitted a sitemap and it says 38 URLs submitted and 10 indexed.I used Fetch as Google for a few new hubs and ticked some as URL for new page and URL for re-crawling the site.I also have some...
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