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      • Problems with AdSense Account association and creation (now fixed)
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        Problems with AdSense Account association and creation (now fixed)

        5 years ago

        Because of some technical problems with the Google AdSense API, since Thursday evening you can not associate or create a new Google AdSense account through the HubPages Affiliate Settings Page.  If you try, the...

      • Stat Update Delay
        58

        Stat Update Delay

        5 years ago

        Some of our differentially updated Hub stats drifted out of alignment over the weekend when one of our servers failed (which can result in negative totals, and other strangeness).   This happens occasionally,...

      • SMS Verification
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        SMS Verification

        4 years ago

        We are in the early testing stages of SMS (text message) based account verification.  Before we can deploy this widely, we need to determine how reliable the SMS gateway we are using is at delivering, especially to...

      • Site Update: Content warnings
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        Site Update: Content warnings

        5 years ago

        As predicted in yesterday's announcement, we've rolled out some additional warnings on Hubs today.  The new warnings that appear are detailed below.  Enforcement of these rules is currently schedule to begin...

      • Site Update:  Content warnings, suggest links, news capsule
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        Site Update: Content warnings, suggest links, news capsule

        5 years ago

        New Hub Warnings - We now display automated warnings on hubs identified to be in areas where rules violations are common. These are the first step toward implementing some of the rules changes described on the HubPages...

      • Site Update: Text Editor Change
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        Site Update: Text Editor Change

        5 years ago

        As Cagsil noticed, we are in the process of testing out some changes to our text capsule editor.  It's been turned on for a small number of specially selected trial users for a couple of days already, and now it's...

      • Site Update: following hubs and some new rules about hub layout
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        Site Update: following hubs and some new rules about hub layout

        6 years ago

        We just released a small update to the site.  Among a slew of bug fixes and small updates, there are two notable changes.The first is that you can follow the comments on a hub, and receive email notifications when...

      • HubPages Ad Program
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        HubPages Ad Program

        5 years ago

        Tomorrow, March 3rd, we are excited to officially launch the HubPages Ad Program, a major new way for you to make money from your HubPages traffic. The HubPages Ad Program provides an optimized mix of premium ads from...

      • Site Update: my account, security questions, search auto complete
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        Site Update: my account, security questions, search auto complete

        6 years ago

        We just released a fairly big update to the site.  In addition to a number of bug fixes and under the hood improvements, there are four big changes that you may notice:My Account Design - we separated all the pages...

      • Small site update: turn off future comments & a complete category tree
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        Small site update: turn off future comments & a complete category tree

        6 years ago

        We deployed a small update to the site today.  It contained a lot of minor changes and bug fixes, but also a couple of notable things:- In the comments capsule you can now prevent future comments without losing...

      • Site Update - HubTool and more
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        Site Update - HubTool and more

        6 years ago

        We recently rolled a few changes to the HubTool Interface.  Among other small changes we:1. moved all the configuration tools except the title into the sidebar (you can edit your title by simply clicking on it)2....

      • Site Update - My Photos, Title Tuner, etc.
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        Site Update - My Photos, Title Tuner, etc.

        6 years ago

        Today we rolled out My Photos and the Title Tuner, two new Beta features that are available under My Account.In My Photos you have access to all the photos you've ever uploaded to HubPages. You can organize them into...

      • Small Update: Facebook Recommendations in hub sidebar
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        Small Update: Facebook Recommendations in hub sidebar

        6 years ago

        We're testing out a Facebook Social Plugin at the bottom of the sidebar on hubs.  It shows personalized activity feeds (the most interesting recent activity taking place on HubPages) and personalized...

      • Small Update to Keywords Tab
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        Small Update to Keywords Tab

        6 years ago

        We made a small update to the Hub Stats Keywords tab today.  If you have a reasonable amount of search traffic to your hub, it may now you show you a list of words that appear frequently in those searches but are...

      • Site Update -- Maps Capsule, and more
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        Site Update -- Maps Capsule, and more

        6 years ago

        After the longest stretch in memory without an update to the site (nearly 3 weeks), we've just deployed a new release.  The biggest change is the addition of a map capsule, which as the name would suggest allows...

      • Stats Update Delayed
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        Stats Update Delayed

        6 years ago

        We're doing a little work on the hub stats machine, updates will be delayed for about the next 5 hours or so.

      • Image Serving
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        Image Serving

        6 years ago

        We're experiencing a temporary problem with image serving.  It should be back to normal shortly.

      • HubPages iPhone Application
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        HubPages iPhone Application

        5 years ago

        The first version of the HubPages iPhone Application has just hit the App Store.  It's primary features are the HubPages Feed, the Hub Hopper, Comment and Fan Mail Moderation, and the ability to check your Hub...

      • Link Suggestions
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        Link Suggestions

        6 years ago

        We've realized for a while that with our existing tools it can be very time consuming to manage links across a large portfolio of hubs.  Many Hubbers have tried to handle the interconnecting of related hubs using...

      • Automatic disabling of ads
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        Automatic disabling of ads

        6 years ago

        We've just made a change to the site that will automatically disable ads on certain hubs that have been identified as having content that may not meet with the HubPages Terms of Use or with the Google AdSense Content...

      • Search term analytics now available on hubs
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        Search term analytics now available on hubs

        6 years ago

        Fresh on the heels of accolades, we've just released another new feature that I'm pretty excited about.  You can now see the top search terms that people are using to reach your hubs broken out by search...

      • Viewing hubs on mobile browser
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        Viewing hubs on mobile browser

        6 years ago

        We recently rolled out a change that makes viewing hubs using a mobile browser a better experience.  Basically, we've removed the sidebar and stripped away anything that wasn't essential.  We've tested it on...

      • HubPages Hop
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        HubPages Hop

        6 years ago

        We've just opened up a new discovery tool that I'm excited about called Hub Hopper.  It allows you to quickly browse through and read semi-random hubs that have been published recently, with a bias towards hubs in...

      • Stat updates delayed
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        Stat updates delayed

        7 years ago

        You may have noticed that your stat totals have not updated for a few hours.  We are in the process of migrating to a new stat processing machine.  Everything should be up to date again later tonight if all...

      • Outage
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        Outage

        7 years ago

        There was a major power outage at our primary data center around noon pacific time today.  It affected the entire facility, not just HubPages.  We are working on getting the site back up and operating...

      • Outage
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        Outage

        7 years ago

        There was a major power outage at our primary data center around noon pacific time today.  We are working on getting the site back up and operating normally, but I'd advise against using the hub editor or composing...

      • Small update
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        Small update

        7 years ago

        We made a small update to the site a few minutes ago.  The biggest changes are the design of the topics page, and that you can easily import and edit the quote of the message you are replying to in chronological...

      • Extra large ads and surveys
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        Extra large ads and surveys

        7 years ago

        Over the course of the next few weeks we're going to be running some extra large brand advertisements on hubs, in the HubPages share of the impressions.  With these ads will come advertiser surveys that may slide...

      • Stats Disabled
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        Stats Disabled

        7 years ago

        We've had a problem on our primary stats machine this morning.  We're working on getting it fixed.  In the mean time, you won't be able to access the statistics and traffic graphs for individual hubs.

      • Site Update - Threaded Forums
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        Site Update - Threaded Forums

        7 years ago

        We just released some additional improvements to the threaded forum interface.  At the same time we made the threaded view the default view for new users and visitors that are not signed in.  If you prefer the...

      • Threaded Forums
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        Threaded Forums

        7 years ago

        We just released a small update to the site.The most noticeable change in this release was the addition of a threaded view to the forums.  For now, it's only available to signed in users and you can easily switch...

      • Stats Disabled
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        Stats Disabled

        7 years ago

        We ran into some stat processing issues over night.  We are working on a fix, but until then stats will not be accessible on your hubs and the stats on your my account page will not update.We are still collecting...

      • HubFeed
        103

        HubFeed

        7 years ago

        We're just about ready to open up an exciting new feature on HubPages called the HubFeed.  It's basically Hubtivity on steroids, with two key differences:1) It is really easy to interact with.  You can view...

      • HubPages Update - database crashes, traffic stats, tos update
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        HubPages Update - database crashes, traffic stats, tos update

        7 years ago

        We've been fairly busy at HubPages the last couple of days recovering from hardware issues with two of our five database servers.  Fortunately we were able to cut over to our hot stand by machines with very little...

      • Vibrant
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        Vibrant

        7 years ago

        We are currently running a test of Vibrant intext ads.  Vibrant works similarly to Kontera.  We will only be running the Vibrant ads in the HubPages share of impressions on hubs that have Kontera enabled (in...

      • Customizable Home Page
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        Customizable Home Page

        7 years ago

        We just rolled out an exciting new feature on HubPages: the customizable home page.  You can now pick and choose from an array of configurable widgets that should allow you to put all the things you are interested...

      • Small Update to site
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        Small Update to site

        7 years ago

        We just released a minor update to the site that mostly consisted of small improvements and bug fixes.  The change that you are most likely to notice is that we now identify hubs on your my account page that...

      • Stats Disabled
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        Stats Disabled

        7 years ago

        You may have noticed that the stats button on your hub now says "stats disabled" and that your total hubs views are not moving up.  We had a hardware failure on one the servers that we use to record and...

      • Site Update - Forums by Topic & Email Digest
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        Site Update - Forums by Topic & Email Digest

        7 years ago

        We just released another update to the site.The biggest change is that we've aligned our "category" forums with our topics hierarchy.  This means that all the 6,000+ topics on HubPages have there very own...

      • Adding a capsule
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        Adding a capsule

        7 years ago

        I'm not sure if anyone discovered this yet, but we added a new way to add a capsule in the hub tool recently.  Just run your mouse over the white area in the left hand column, then click the button that...

      • Site Update - Quiz Capsule & eBay ePN Domain Validation
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        Site Update - Quiz Capsule & eBay ePN Domain Validation

        7 years ago

        We just deployed an update to the site.The biggest change is the addition of the quiz capsule, and widget.  It's easier to just see how it works than to explain, but basically it allows you to create trivia...

      • eBay EPN - update
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        eBay EPN - update

        7 years ago

        We've gotten word from eBay that existing eBay Publisher Netowrk affiliates can continue to earn from links on HubPages after August 1st, and on an ongoing basis.  There is no need to remove eBay capsules or take...

      • Table Capsule
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        Table Capsule

        7 years ago

        We just rolled out a few changes to the site.  Most of the updates were minor, the big change was the addition of the table capsule.  As the name suggests, it allows you to display tables of information in...

      • Site update: code capsule, my account, and answers
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        Site update: code capsule, my account, and answers

        7 years ago

        We just released another update to the site a few minutes ago.  The big changes are the addition of the code capsule, a redesign of the my account pages, and some small adjustments to Q&A (now called Answers on...

      • About the sandpit
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        About the sandpit

        3 years ago

        Coined by darkside, the posts in this forum will not appear in Hubtivity, so it's a good place for long meaningless threads.

      • A few small changes
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        A few small changes

        7 years ago

        We rolled out a few small changes to the site today --1. The ask a question form now has the same new design as create a hub.  We've also added a second field for clarifying your question.  Our recommendation...

      • HubPages update
        66

        HubPages update

        7 years ago

        We just deployed a few changes to HubPages.  The biggest changes are:1. Q&A short answers - You can now answer questions with either a short answer or a hub, and answers can be voted up or down by the...

      • Big update to the site
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        Big update to the site

        7 years ago

        The redesign is fully deployed and stable.  We changed quite a few things in this release, and there are bound to be a few new bugs.  So if you notice anything strange please let us know.The biggest changes...

      • Hub editing temporarily disabled
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        Hub editing temporarily disabled

        8 years ago

        We've temporarily disabled hub editing as we prepare to roll out the redesign.  We don't want anyone to lose changes as we make the transition.  Editing should open up again in about hour or so.

      • Site Update: Categories & Search
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        Site Update: Categories & Search

        8 years ago

        We made an update to the site a few minutes ago.  The big changes with this release are the addition the hub categorization tool, and some enhancements to the main search box as well as request and forum...

      • Site Update - Hubtivity Milestones, flagging requests
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        Site Update - Hubtivity Milestones, flagging requests

        8 years ago

        We made a small update to the site today.The biggest change is the addition of milestones in hubtivity.  You'll be able to see when people reach certain numbers in hubs published, traffic, fans, requests answered,...

      • Text Editor
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        Text Editor

        8 years ago

        Today we switched everyone to the new version of the text editor (Version 3).  We think that all the major bugs have been resolved, and the new version offers a better overall experience.  However, if you...

      • Site Update - Bookmarks, Broken RSS and Video checker
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        Site Update - Bookmarks, Broken RSS and Video checker

        8 years ago

        We just deployed another update to the site.   There weren't any major changes this time, but there are a couple of nice new features:bookmark hubs - Thanks to Fawntia, in the sidebar there is now a link you...

      • Scheduled Maintenance Tonight
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        Scheduled Maintenance Tonight

        8 years ago

        HubPages is going to be down for a couple of hours tonight, starting around 11pm Pacific time (in about 4 hours).   We're going to be making a couple of changes in our data center that should improve the...

      • Some big changes just went live
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        Some big changes just went live

        8 years ago

        We just rolled out some fairly big changes to the site in the last hour or so.  There was brief period of instability as it went out, apologies for that.Profile PageWe made the first significant update to the...

      • New Text Editor
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        New Text Editor

        8 years ago

        We've just begun a beta test period for our new text capsule editor.  In order to participate, select Text Editor Version 3 on your profile settings (you can always go back to version 2 if you have problems with...

      • Tag suggestions
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        Tag suggestions

        8 years ago

        We just recently released a small update to the site.  There are lots of little things, but the two changes that you'll probably notice are:1. Tag suggestions -- we now have the ability to analyze the text of your...

      • Poll Capsule & Extreme Hub Makeover
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        Poll Capsule & Extreme Hub Makeover

        8 years ago

        We just released an update to the site.  The biggest change is the addition of the first new capsule in a long, long time -- the often requested poll capsule.  Here is a sample hub with a poll.  We've...

      • Site Update - HubPages Widget
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        Site Update - HubPages Widget

        8 years ago

        After a little more testing we've just opened up another new feature that went out yesterday -- a HubPages widget that you can add to your blog or website.  To grab the code, just go to your profile page and you...

      • Site Update -- Broken Link Report
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        Site Update -- Broken Link Report

        8 years ago

        We just made a small update to the site.  The biggest change is the addition of the broken link report.  It will show you broken links in your text and link capsules.We'll be trying to test all links about...

      • views stats
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        views stats

        8 years ago

        We're working on a more efficient script for processing day, week, and month traffic summaries.  You may see some strange numbers over the next few hours.  We should have things worked out soon.  No data...

      • Site Update
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        Site Update

        8 years ago

        We had a brief period of down time this morning while we deployed an update to the site.  Apologies for any inconvenience that may have caused.   There were a few significant changes, and as usual a lot...

      • Newsletter Archive
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        Newsletter Archive

        8 years ago

        We've finally put all the Hubber interviews from the HubPages Weekly Newsletter online.  Enjoy, and do let us know if you notice any typos or broken links.  Thanks.

      • Kontera Questions - ask them here
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        Kontera Questions - ask them here

        6 years ago

        Since there seem to be a lot of Kontera related questions, I've asked someone from the their team to come answer questions in our forum for the next day or two.  They'll be able to provide more in depth and...

      • Site Update - Kontera, plus Comment and RSS Capsules
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        Site Update - Kontera, plus Comment and RSS Capsules

        7 years ago

        We made a few updates to the site today.The biggest change is that we've added Kontera as an advertising option.  It is off by default for all hubs.   You can enable or disable it for individual hubs by...

      • Textlink Ads
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        Textlink Ads

        8 years ago

        I'd like to get some feedback from our authors on textlink ads.You've probably seen these on other sites.  Usually they appear as double underlines under one or more phrases in the text of an article. ...

      • A few updates
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        A few updates

        8 years ago

        We released a few minor updates to the site today:Hub violation warnings - We've added warnings to hubs that, by our automated analysis, we think may be in danger of violating one of our rules.  At present they are...

      • eBay Affiliate Reporting
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        eBay Affiliate Reporting

        8 years ago

        With the new eBay affiliate program, you can now see the hub that was the source of each of your sales.  Go to Reports -> Transaction download, and then download the excel file.  Under the customId column...

      • DNS Problems
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        DNS Problems

        8 years ago

        We've run into some DNS problems with the hubpages.com domain today, starting around 5am pacific time.  Everything should be on it's way back to normal, but you may see intermittent problems the rest of the day as...

      • A few other changes
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        A few other changes

        7 years ago

        Today we also rolled out a few other changes, besides the eBay cut over. - The video capsule now supports Metacafe and Revver videos - For URL Trackers, you can now see who you have referred, just click on the tracking...

      • New eBay Affiliate Program
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        New eBay Affiliate Program

        7 years ago

        We're all set, folks. Please follow our step-by-step guide to sign up for an eBay Partner Network account (we think it's easier than it was for Commission Junction, and far quicker).  Please note that your eBay...

      • AdSense Ads
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        AdSense Ads

        8 years ago

        There is currently a problem with the display of AdSense ads across HubPages.  We are investigating the issue, and hope to have ads working again soon.

      • Content Delivery Network
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        Content Delivery Network

        9 years ago

        Today we started moving some of our image serving to a content delivery network.  The basic idea of a CDN is to store copies of unchanging or rarely changing files at data centers all around the globe, and then...

      • Forum Changes
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        Forum Changes

        9 years ago

        We added this forum for official announcements and also a science forum.  In addition, we reworked the name and descriptions of the existing HubPages forums.   Hopefully the purpose of each one is a...

      • A few changes
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        A few changes

        9 years ago

        We deployed a few changes to the site in the last hour.  You may have noticed some funny behavior briefly.  The biggest change is that we modified the location of advertisements on hubs a bit, in a way that...

      • Amazon Capsules verus eBay Capsules
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        Amazon Capsules verus eBay Capsules

        9 years ago

        I just looked at the data for amazon and ebay capsules across HubPages over the last 14 months.  The click through rate for a capsule is typically in the 2-3% range. Over the year revenue per click is about 30%...

      • For those that are bored
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        For those that are bored

        6 years ago

        See how many Hubber's you can recognize, or discover some good new authors.http://hubpages.com/profile/Each time you refresh it will choose a different 49.

      • Comment Moderation Update
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        Comment Moderation Update

        9 years ago

        We just deployed an update to the site, which includes some changes to comment moderation.  You now have the ability to do two things you couldn't before -- 1) identify a comment as spam and 2) delete a comment...

      • Graph changes
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        Graph changes

        9 years ago

        I made a small change to the hub stats graphs a few minutes ago.  You now get one graph that shows you the lifetime traffic for a hub with the top 3 referrers stacked in different colors.  The graph no longer...

      • Site Update
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        Site Update

        9 years ago

        As you may have noticed, we deployed a site update a few minutes ago.  You may have seen some errors for the last 5 minutes or so.  Everything should be straightened out now.  Please let us know if you...

      • Site Update
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        Site Update

        9 years ago

        As you may have noticed, we just deployed some changes to the site.  You may have seen some errors in the last 5 minutes.  Everything should be straightened out shortly.  If you continue to see problems,...

      • Site Update
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        Site Update

        9 years ago

        As you may have noticed, we just deployed some changes to the site.  You may have seen some errors in the last 5 minutes.  Everything should be straightened out shortly.  If you continue to see problems,...

      • New Feature being tested
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        New Feature being tested

        9 years ago

        We're in the process of testing a new feature called Hubtivity.  It provides a running log of what's happening on HubPages with you and the authors (and soon, tags) that you are a fan of.If you notice any bugs or...

      • Google Analytics - for your hubs
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        Google Analytics - for your hubs

        9 years ago

        For those of you that want to dig deeper into the traffic trends on your hubs, we've added a new feature allows you to track your pages on HubPages using Google Analytics.  Simply sign up for an analytics account...

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