What is the significance of being indexed or deindexed by Google? What does that mean?
I think a lot of Hubbers (self included) have no idea what "indexing" by Google means.
Looking forward to following this as comments should be helpful.
Google has computers that search the Internet looking for new web pages. This is called crawling.
When Google finds a page it decides whether it is any good or not. If it decides it is useful it will add it to it's search result pages.
This is called being indexed, being added to the list of pages that can be found during a search.
If later Google does not want to list your page they can "deindex" it and remove it from all search result pages.
This is called being dropped.
now, to test if your hub is indexed by google, search for your hub on google using its title or any very specific keyword on your hub. I would suggest to use the exact title of your hub and see if your hub link is shown on the result. If yes, your hub has been indexed!
I am not sure if any other methods are there.
In google terms if you're indexed it means you (your site/blog/article etc) exists, you're listed and can be found by searching google. To be deinexed means google have thought better of their decision to list you and you've just been 'virtually' erased; in google terms, you/your site etc. no longer exist and you won't be found on their search engine.
It means that Google has listed your page(s) in their database. If you are de-indexed, people cannot find you via Google.
Another way to check if your site is indexed by Google is to use a site command through google. In the search bar type site:(paste your hub's url here), the parentheses are not needed. And then Google will only pull up a site if it is indexed.
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