Google not indexing

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  1. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    I seem to be having some real trouble with getting some hubs indexed, and don't understand why.  Out of 75 hubs, 13 are now not indexed, dating back to 5-24.  I realize that hubs will index and de-index, but it seems to have gone too far.  I changed titles on several hubs the first of the month - only one is indexed now, but with the wrong title still (I assume it has not been crawled since the title change).

    One hub in particular, about making concentric bends in conduit, was published late last month, and a search for the URL shows 20 locations linking to it, all from HP, but it remains unindexed.  Can the title be too long, or too similar to other hubs?  Does a title change mess up google's indexing?

    One of the now unindexed hubs (now with a title change) produced my highest paying click ever - I want it back!

    Any suggestions or thoughts?

    1. bgamall profile image83
      bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think there are a lot of duplicates vying for the same keywords. It is rather discouraging. I can't see the push for more hubs to be such a great deal. We saw what happened to squidoo. We get more traffic per hub here because there are fewer hubs. There are exceptions for those who pay for SEO or have a home run. Otherwise perfectly good hubs can be omitted. I have some really great hubs that have a 0 pagerank, with others not as good that have 3 pagerank. And it is getting to be a frustrating experience. I almost think you have to pay and pay and pay. Sorry, thinks are just extra slow today.

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it certainly is a crap shoot out there.  I probably have 20 hubs on first page and another 20 on second, but seldom the ones I thought would do it.  Of course, I also have a bunch that only show with a URL search, but typically I know that when I write them. 

        It's just the ones that I can't get indexed at all that make me wonder.  Why doesn't google find a hub with 20 HP links to it?

        1. bgamall profile image83
          bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          They know they are there. Google knows everything. smile

          1. wilderness profile image97
            wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            See, now, that's kind of what I figure.  They have to have seen it, but not indexed it.  Why not?  Have I done something wrong?  In at least one case, the title is overly long, and very similar to others I have written.  Is that a problem?  Did I forget to capitalize?  Did I hold my pinky wrong when I typed it?  What?

    2. profile image0
      BenjaminBposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you ping your profile and/or each individual hub. It's really easy takes only about 20 seconds to do one ping and what it is meant to do is alert the crawlers to come and crawl your material. Every hub I've made since learning about pinging have been indexed within 6-8 hours after release and pinging.

  2. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Search for the link of your hub in quotes, if it comes up asa result and it has a link under it saying 'cached' it is indexed. What are the naems of some of the hubs you cannot find?

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Putting it in quotes doesn't help any.  Most of these are not found by Yahoo or Bing, either, although a couple are.

      1. bgamall profile image83
        bgamallposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        It just shows that google is aware of the hub. I guess that is a sandbox or maybe a permanent kitty litter? Lol.

        1. Aya Katz profile image81
          Aya Katzposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Try to search for it on Altavista.

  3. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 years ago

    emt electrical pipe bending instructions - a conduit bending guide for concentric bends

    ways to save electricity at home

    how to install electrical outlets - DIY receptacle wiring of electrical outlets

    how to get better fuel economy from your prius

    These are just a few of the ones that I think really should be indexed.  The saving electricity and the fuel economy are both name changes that I did the first of the month and that used to be indexed.  The other two were published 8-27 and 8-29, but everything else from the until now is indexed long ago.  The conduit bending has a very similar title to several other hubs of mine as well.

    I'm just really puzzled as to why this is happening.  Is it just the luck of the draw, or have I done something wrong?

  4. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I jsut checked the first oen on your list and it has been indexed by Google, check … mp;cad=rja

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You seem to have the golden touch!  That one, on saving electricity, and one other are now indexed, though not the first one about conduit.  A little understatement below (if to me?) that it a low ranking - what ranking???  Searching for the keywords or even the complete title I couldn't find it in 22 pages!  Only with the URL, and that was in first place of course.  (I also note 2 red arrows on that hub today, though probably due to this thread).

      When I check indexing, I search for the URL, copied from the hub, and always find it in first place or second place if there is a sponsored link.  If not there I assume it is not indexed - is that incorrect?  Might the URL be further down?

      Thisisoli, I appreciate your help, and apologize for the delay here.  My job intervened in my HP business - gotta quit that job!

  5. gracenotes profile image90
    gracenotesposted 8 years ago

    I appreciated your pointing this out.  I have a hub that was published nine months ago, but I can't find it in Google, and I wondered why it didn't get much traffic.  I believe it was indexed at one time.

    What I do find is an indirect listing -- the link and summary that I posted on Snipsly is found via Google.

    I'm thinking that since this is a very popular category (makeup), both on HubPages and competitively, on the search engines, it may be the reason why my HubPages article isn't found.

    Snipsly seems to be ascending currently.  There are some sites, for instance, that pick up articles from Snipsly and display them when you do an internal search on their site.  I'm getting a fair amount of traffic through this artery.  This makes me wonder why this special interest web site didn't search HubPages for content.

    1. Susana S profile image96
      Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If your snip has the same title and description as your hub then the most likely reason your hub is not indexed is because  in google's eyes there are two versions of the same content and has chosen just one to index. Unfortunately it's not the one you probably wanted indexed!

      1. gracenotes profile image90
        gracenotesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Makes sense to me.  Sometimes on Snipsly I changed the title, and other times I did not.  Actually the title is almost too similar to many that you see on SERPs.  On the hub in question, I published it on HubPages, then posted it to Snipsly about 5 days later.

  6. thisisoli profile image71
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    It actually found I without the quotes.

    Your page is there it is cached, and it is working, It just is not ranking very well.


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