I started to create a hub a few days ago about the origin of the nursery rhyme "Ring Around The Rosy." I changed my mind, deleted all of the content, and started a new hub, "How Mom Quelled the Great Panic." I just published it, and noticed that the scary-sounding URL from the deleted-content hub is there instead of the correct URL. How can I fix this?
While you can easily change the title for a hub, there is no way to change the URL.
Ack! Can I delete the hub? I could copy the content onto my computer and then create a new hub.
You can delete the old one, but it has already been indexed by the search engines. Therefore, you could run into duplicate content issues. So you may want to leave the hub unpublished for awhile first.
Okay. I've unpublished it (it was only published for about 15 minutes) and copied the content to my computer. How long is "awhile"?
Until the old hub is no longer indexed by the search engines, which is what would trigger the duplicate content filter. Or you could contact HubPages, explain what you are doing, and ask them to help you out.
Can you give me an idea how long that will take? A day? A month? A year? How can I check to see if it's happened? And I thought I WAS contacting Hubpages by asking my question in this forum, so I'm confused. Could you please tell me the correct way to contact them? Thanks!
The hub is no longer indexed when you search for it and it neither shows up in the search engines nor in their cached versions of the content. It could take 1 month. Contacting HubPages: firstname.lastname@example.org. Using the forums is not contacting them.
It's no big deal if the title of your hub and URL are different. People find it both ways. I have several that do well that have a different title than the URL.
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