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A hub was never indexed. What to do?

  1. snakebaby profile image76
    snakebabyposted 7 years ago

    My very first not-so-good hub has never been indexed. I have couple of questions off of it:

    1. Is it mostly true that your very first hub(s) may never get indexed?
    2. I wrote the first hub without knowing anything about hubpages. My original intention was merely to promote my other websites, and that was how I discovered this community. Since SE's don't even see this hub, I guess this hub is useless in any ways, right?
    3. What should I do with this hub? I was already thinking about deleting it. The score has been hovering between 60 and 65.

  2. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    I don't know if your hub was actually indexed or not, but you could try pinging it to remind google that it is there. Certainly don't delete it - you never know when a hub will take off and yours still could do in the future. Plus if it has  links to your own sites the spider bots might still be crawling them and sending more weight to your sites.

    1. snakebaby profile image76
      snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, IzzM, I'll keep it in mind, unless there are other opinions would convince me do it differently otherwise. I actually remember I did manually submit this hub couple of times already, when I did that, I had no idea google would pick up the hubs automatically, thought I'd better submit them all manually

  3. CMHypno profile image93
    CMHypnoposted 7 years ago

    Why not do some work on the Hub to improve it?  Expand the text, add some more capsules, look at the tags, keywords etc

    1. snakebaby profile image76
      snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the advice, but I have done my best to improve and am actually still working on them. The thing is I honestly doubt that getting indexed or not have things to do with a hub's optimization. When I knew nothing about hubpages, my hubs still got in google, when I didn't have any fancy capsules, they still got indexed, sometimes within 1 or 2 hours. Except for my very first hub that is not good anyway, all my hubs get indexed very quickly but those few. That is what I don't understand and one thing for sure is it has nothing to do with a hub's optimization. I've pined these hubs moment ago, not sure if that would help

  4. snakebaby profile image76
    snakebabyposted 7 years ago

    One more added question: If after I've tried out every suggestions, and my hubs still can't be indexed (for something I may never know), may I delete this hub and re-publish it as a new one? I think for anything new I create, there's a big chance it'd be picked up by google.

    1. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Absolutely.

      1. snakebaby profile image76
        snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you! big_smile

  5. sid_candid profile image60
    sid_candidposted 7 years ago

    I would suggest that you do not delete your hub. You can certainly do a bit of fine tuning by adding pictures, videos etc. One of my hub had got 12 views in 6 months and today its getting 20-25 views every day. So you never no when your most dormant hub turns into a Champion.

    1. snakebaby profile image76
      snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's sure interesting. Thanks for sharing. But was this particular hub of yours left out in the cold by SE so you didn't get real views (assume the 12 views were from your own clicks/modifying process), and somehow later (months later?) SE had it indexed? It is important for me to know exactly what happened. Thanks!

 
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