why can't I find my hubs on any of the search sites?

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  1. Laura Rash profile image77
    Laura Rashposted 12 years ago

    OK - I've tried google and yahoo and even when I type in my exact hub title I'm not finding it ANYWHERE!

    Why and how can I correct this so I can earn money?

    I have tags built in and everything... not too sure what I'm missing and need some help please.

    1. mary615 profile image81
      mary615posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It takes time for the Hub to show up.  I don't know exactly how long.  Maybe someone else can answer you better.

    2. stugod profile image66
      stugodposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Have you filled in your summary for each hub. To do it select the hub you want. Click edit. On the next page you will see a row on the right. re order,tags,settings and then summary. The summary is what is used for search engines to determine your content..

    3. Marisa Wright profile image85
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy has answered your question accurately, but I'd just like to add one thing - this is a good example of how patience is a necessity on HubPages.

      If you're active on the forums and participate intelligently in discussions, other Hubbers will notice you and start checking out your Hubs - so you can get internal traffic almost immediately.  However, unless you're already an internet guru and experienced in backlinking and self-promotion, it will take months for your Hubs to get serious traffic from outside HubPages.  Unless you're very lucky, your earnings in the first few months will be mere pennies.

      HubPages is a place to write for the long view.  In my first six months, I made $5 with 55 articles.  Four years down the track, my best-performing article has earned around $500 all by itself.  So, patience!

  2. VendettaVixen profile image67
    VendettaVixenposted 12 years ago

    I've heard that searching your exact URL is a good way to bring your hubs to the attention of the search engines. I'm not saying it'll bump them up to first page results, but it might help remind Google, Yahoo and the others that your hubs are there.

    Good luck.

    1. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I doubt that would do much. Google gets billions of searches a day.

      And if that theory worked, that means that searching a term like "red birds" would make Google index every single article on that term. Which could mean hundreds if you hit a saturated topic.

      No. I very much doubt that would work.

  3. Laura Rash profile image77
    Laura Rashposted 12 years ago

    Thanks Mary,

    It's been almost a week now... that's why I'm getting concerned and was wondering if I did something incorrectly.

    Anyone know how long it takes for a hub to hit the search engines?

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Two of your hubs have indexed. Do a search for site:laurarash.hubpages.com and you'll see.

      Usually hubs index within hours of publication, sometimes even minutes.

      If it makes you feel any better, I have a 2 week old new subdoman and the hub I published about 8 hours ago still isn't indexed.

      No idea how that all works, really, but it will index eventually.

    2. Dale Hyde profile image66
      Dale Hydeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      You can go to Google Webmaster tools and submit your hubs individually directly to Google via "Diagnostics" - " Fetch with Googlebot".  I would suggest using that, as I do the same time I publish each hub.  Usually, within hours or at least by morning, Google will have picked up the hub.

  4. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 12 years ago

    If it's on a topic that doesn't get searched much or is already saturated with content, your chances of getting indexed fast can be low.

    If you're having trouble getting indexed, use a site like pingler.com

    1. stugod profile image66
      stugodposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I use pingler and lots of others for blogs. I did not it was any use for hubpages thanks

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        The only reason to use it is to get indexed. It doesn't really do anything else.

        Hubpages generally get indexed pretty fast, but if they don't, use pingler.

  5. Laura Rash profile image77
    Laura Rashposted 12 years ago

    Just wanted to give everyone an update on my frustration level for this topic:

    OMG gang - just got told by a friend that this hub is listed on PAGE 1 of both Google AND Yahoo (numbers 3 and 2 on page one to be exact!) My first hub to be listed so high!!!!


    1. Dale Hyde profile image66
      Dale Hydeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That is wonderful. smile Congratulations.  I did post a remedy above, without realizing I was posting to a comment of yours from 10 days ago.  You may want to scroll up and see that.  No need to wait days to get a hub into Google.


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