How does Google choose which Hubs to search?
All of the hubs I have written say, "Well done! This high-quality, engaging Hub is Featured on other Hubs and Topic Pages and has the opportunity to be listed in search engine results" ... BUT only some of them are actually crawled by google, bing, yahoo. Fewer still have search term data listed. Does Anyone have some concrete answer as to how google chooses hubs to be searched and then how they determine whether or not to share with you the search term data used to find your hub?
Google doesn't choose, it's people surfing the web who choose, and it is based upon the search terms they use.
Search engines use spider and robots to search the WEB for content that matches what the surfer is looking for. The criteria used by these bots are URLs, Titles of pages, keywords in meta data and descriptions in meta data, content on the page itself and how much access a page is getting from other sources.
Using one of your hubs as an example here is a test you can perform...
in a Google search type "Buy Womens Rings Based on Skin Tone"
When I performed a search using the key words above your article came up second on the Google search list.
I loaded the search choosing the URL of your Hub, and added keywords I thought would work.
When writing a hub, the title and the URL are critical to getting seen on Google, Yahoo and others. Additionally if you have a personal web site other than your Hub pages, link to your individual hub URLs, this will help. A warning, make sure your title and URL relate to your HUB, and use words that you think people will search upon. There are tools out ther in the internet to help with that, and I am sure there is a HUB that will help you with SEO (Search Engine Optimization).
I hope this helped.
Gene, Thanks for the time taken in answering. The URL on many of my hubs don't match the title. As I grew in my understanding of search engines I realized that the titles I originally chose weren't search friendly. Do you think this hurts SEO?
URLs and titles should be different. The URL should be more search word specific as that is usually the first element a bot will pick up. as example type amazon in a search window and what do you think will come up?
You can try searching the Forum for updates, but s far what I have seen is the optimization of keywords as suggested by Google Adwords and/or Google Trends. Also, as suggested -- you can try manually searching your title and seeing if there are already many topics on other websites. This ensures that you will see the possible competition once you choose that title.
Essentially from what I have read, The title drives traffic to your page while the content keeps readers.
Like many have said, it's what you put into your blog. When people talk about SEO and Keywords and such, well I know with Keywords this means words and phrases people punch in when searching for things.
I know Google has a keywords searcher where you can punch in things and Google will show you the kewords commonly typed with it, but I think there might also be a couple free ones you can find (you have to pay for google's).
Yes, I've just discovered Google Trends and it's really helping me with keywords and phrases. Still don't get how google passes over some of my hubs while highlighting others. Scores of hubs don't reflect this .. a puzzle for sure.
I've heard that one factor is also time. The longer something is up, the greater chances Google's found it and indexed it.
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