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URL issue

  1. tarrka1089 profile image60
    tarrka1089posted 6 years ago

    When I named my hub and started writing the article, I decided to change the title.  I have edited the title in the past and not had an issue with the URL, but this time it did not update so it says one thing and the Hub title says another - how can I correct this?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You cannot.  But neither is it a major problem.

      If you insist that the two match you will have to delete the hub and re-do it.

      Most hubbers change their titles occasionaly, and the URL never matches then - it is not uncommon.

      1. tarrka1089 profile image60
        tarrka1089posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Wilderness.  It  just makes it a pain when trying to submit the link to another site.  So now I need to figure out a work around.

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    How is it a problem when submitting the link? The whole point of not being able to change the URL after publication, is so that any backlinks you create are valid - if the URL changes, then any links to your article will no longer work!

    Many hubbers use the URL to give them a chance at different keywords than the title - since Google thinks both the URL and the title hold value.

    For instance:

    HUB title: How to grow spinach

    HUB url: hub/home-garden-grown-silverbeet

    1. tarrka1089 profile image60
      tarrka1089posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      The problem is the URL created at the time is what originally had named the hub.  But when writing the hub, I realized I needed to change the title to correctly reflect the hub - which I did.  Now the title of the Hub and the URL that is suppose to correlate do not.  So in this case, the URL searching for the hub says it does not exist.

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        If you search for the hub's URL before it's actually published, then of course it doesn't exist.

        The hub's title doesn't actually have to match the URL. Your URL should be keyword rich, as should your title. But, it's not necessary for them to match.

        A search engine will still come up with your URL, even if the hub's title is searched for.

        (a) the summary is considered
        (b) the title is considered
        (c) the URL is considered.

        smile

        1. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Careful, there, Cagsil.  One of the Paul's commented somewhere that if your hub doesn't come up on first page when searched for it needs work.  It caused me to search for all of mine, and a handful were on page 2 or even 3. 

          One was actually way down on page 5 - I tweaked it some and it's up to page one and doing much better in traffic to boot.

          1. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Good to know. I'm glad for you. However, I don't think what I said, would matter a whole lot.

            From what I am to understand, URLs and Titles do not have to match. wink

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              No, of course they do not.  Probably 1/3 of my own don't match.

              I was referring to the comment that a SE will still find just a title if searched for.  It will, but it may be so far down in the rankings that it can't be found.  A URL on the other hand should always be in or very near #1 spot.

  3. tarrka1089 profile image60
    tarrka1089posted 6 years ago

    It was already published when I attempted to submit the link.  After I submitted to the other site, it displayed a "?" next to the title and when I clicked on it, it brought me to HubPages where it said the hub didn't exist.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting.

      I don't know the site you are talking about. So, I cannot help any further. Then again, there are plenty of sites that I know nothing about. My comment was in reference to search engines and not a particular site. wink

  4. QuestionMaster profile image89
    QuestionMasterposted 6 years ago

    Make sure you've copied and pasted the exact url correctly. Visit the hub page directly and copy and paste it from the URL bar.

    1. tarrka1089 profile image60
      tarrka1089posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Did that:  The URL says one thing, the title says something different and on Reddit, it can't locate the Hub

      1. tarrka1089 profile image60
        tarrka1089posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well I just re-attempted today. It stills shows a "?" icon next to the title, but at least it did go to the Hub.  What I noticed today in the URL is the old title and the new title.  Yesterday it only showed the old title which when I tried clicking on it, took me to a HubPage page stating the hub could not be found.  You just have to love technology.

        Thanks Cagsil and QuestionMaster for your input - I greatly appreciate the collaborative effort and brainstorming!

 
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