End of Year Hubpages Findings Tricks and Tips 2011

I Love To Share My Hubpages Discoveries

Hey everyone, since you are not on skype with me, how else can I share my enthusiasm and excitement about the changes on Hubpages when I find them? Are you noticing these little things or have they always been there? The environment keeps testing my memory and challenges me to move through the forest we call Hubpages.

With so many areas of the network, I'm sure most of us still stick to a routine and don't always venture out to explore the many opportunities out there.

Check Out The Question / Answer Section

What do you consider to be a respectable number of hits per day?  debbybruck.hubpages.com/question/144756/what-do-you-consider-to-be-a-respectable-number-of-hits-per-day
What do you consider to be a respectable number of hits per day? debbybruck.hubpages.com/question/144756/what-do-you-consider-to-be-a-respectable-number-of-hits-per-day

Navigate Hubpages From The Main Page

What I learned today. You can click upon an image shown with the hub article listed on the front page stream of activity and suddenly a new window pops up. This means that you do not move forward to open that individuals hubpage URL. And, after reading, and rating, you simply shut down that little reader window and you're still on the front page.

  • Perhaps someone who is wiser than me can tell me if this is an effective use of the network space regarding SEO, hits to the hub and overall Hubpages ratings on the internet?

Commenting Available After You Close The Pop-Up Window

In this shortcut mode to quickly skim, read and rate Hubpages articles you will not be able to leave a comment. In these cases, you have two choices: Either close out the reader and go to the URL webpage or close the reader and leave a comment on the main page. It feels like Hub Hopping when using this mode of action, where you can also leave a comment, as well as to rate and vote. See Part 2 video below for demonstration. debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Hub-Hopping-Rate-Thumbs-Up

View the video below to see a demonstration of what I mean

Navigating From Main Page Hubpages

Navigating Main Page Tutorial Part 2 With Updated Correction

Bright Red Comment Moderation

The other thing I noticed this week was the special highlighting in RED of the comment moderation tool at the bottom of each hubpage.

In fact, not only can you DENY the posting of a guest comment, you can also MODERATE YOUR OWN COMMENT. Someone please explain the meaning of this? Couldn't we ALWAYS Deny and moderate our comments. Perhaps, this was redesigned to make it more obvious to newbies and older Hubbers, alike, because the staff was receiving SO MANY INQUIRIES.

Opinions | Page Reader Pop-Up Effectiveness of SEO

Will reading the Hubpages via the Pop-Up window contribute to views and SEO ratings and profile scores?

  • Yes. When someone clicks the pop-up to read this is counted
  • Yes. When someone clicks, rates and votes this adds more value to profile and SEO score
  • No. A person must go to the author page for SEO and Profile score to increase
  • I really don't know
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HOT | We have always had the ability to click to a person's profile and view the list of their hubpages. But, this appears to be a new design where readers are attracted to see the HOTTEST of the author's writing directly from the page they are reading.

MAIL | I don't remember seeing the little 'letter' icon to contact me directly via email on all of my hubs in this way before? Perhaps when I first started that was available up under my profile image.

BOOK | This cute little "Bookmark" icon in green reminds you to tick this hub as a reference for the future. I wonder if anyone actually goes back to check their bookmark's?

Motivational Hubpages

Hubpages A Dollar A Day Is Better Than Nothing is a popular article and a topic of discussion. Many people come to Hubpages thinking they will earn the big bucks right at the starting gate. Far from the truth, as in anything, only with time, work and effort will your writing pay off. I wrote this motivational piece to keep our spirits up. Benjamin Franklin has a lot of wisdom to give us in this day and age. debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Hupbages-A-Dollar-A-Day-Is-Better-Than-Nothing


Interesting Hubpages

Making Money On Hubpages Questions Answers Tutorial ~ Does participating in the Question and Answer section of Hubpages add income? You will receive points on your badges if you participate in this area of the network. debbybruck.hubpages.com/hub/Questions-Answers-Hubpages-Tutorial

Navigating Hubpages Website

Do you usually visit the Main Page of Hubpages?

  • Yes. I always go to the main page Hubpages/feed first
  • Yes. First I visit my own status page and then go to main page
  • Yes. Once in a while I will check out the main page
  • No. I don't go to the main page
  • Sometimes. I usually click open Hubpages from email notifications
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To Bookmark or Not To Bookmark

Do you use the Bookmark feature?

  • Yes
  • No
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About the Author

Debby Bruck, CHOM loves to write about various topics on Hubpages. As a graphic designer she loves to create compositions with the elements of design. Debby is the founder of Homeopathy World Community a social network of professional homeopaths enlightening the world to the healing powers of energy medicines. She was the host of a BTR radio channel on a variety of health topics. Debby believes that homeopathy is the wave of the future that provides hope and healing to those who have tried every other approach. Follow Debby on Twitter

  • homeopathyworldcommunity.com/
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Contact Debby: If you have any further questions she is always happy to talk with you.

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molometer 4 years ago from Cambridgeshire, England

Hello Debby,

Seasons Greetings.

There have been a number of changes even in the short time I have been on hubpages.

In my view, as long as they leave the current modular system and formats intact, then they can fiddle as much as they like.

I was expecting to find 'how many hits per day is good' but alas there was no info on this, as far as I could see. I was reading it in the preview window, so maybe I missed a link or something?

Happy New Year


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Michael. There is a link under the little image for find out the answer to this question. Ah-ha! How did you enter a comment using the preview window. Please give me this hint. Did you view the video? Thanks Debby


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Okay. I'm going to add a follow up video to correct the first one posted. Thanks Michael for alerting me.


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StephanieBCrosby 4 years ago from New Jersey

I think it's great that you have pointed out these features. Sometime I learn the hard way about how to do things on HubPages. For example, I used to go in and approve all the comments for a day while in my account setting mode. I then realized that when I went back to click the link to comment back to someone all the new approvals were gone. I had to use my partially photographic memory to remember all the hubs that had new comments so I could make sure I responded to everyone. I now know not to do that any more.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Stephanie ~ I have added Part 2 video for further explanation on commenting and reading from the main page.

As for commenting in the account setting mode, which I call the dashboard, this has also happened to me. I find the best way to handle this is to click the title of the Hubpages and answer directly in the article comment section, rather than the back office. We learn by doing unless someone has given us a demonstration of best practices. Blessings, Debby


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GoldenBird 4 years ago

Although I do not use all the capsules and all the features of this website (when did creating poetry require anything more than pen and paper?), but still, I loved this hub.

You should be a painter, or a visual artist to create beautiful hubs as this one above.

..I will definitely watch the video to gain some insight :)


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello GoldenBird ~ The many options to liven up your hubpages do not always need to be used. I have my favorites. Basically, the text, photos, videos and polls. I am just learning to use the tables and do like them. I haven't used the quiz option. Sometimes I have entered amazon and ebay, but don't have them set up to make money. I've used the links option, but will reduce that from now on and create my own links and descriptions via the text capabilities.

I have used the RSS feed in the past, but infrequently and don't use the map.

As for the artistry, that is my background as both a visual artist and designer. One of my goals this year is to continue to develop a recognizable style for my pages.

Thank you so much, Debby


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Kris Heeter 4 years ago from Indiana

Very useful hub. I love the bookmark feature so that I can save hubs I want to come back to for future reference! Thanks for sharing this!


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wilderness 4 years ago from Boise, Idaho

HP has done a lot to improve the site and I for one am glad to see it. While I may not like or use all of the changes (I seldom visit the main page for instance) the overall effect is a steady improvement.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Kris ~ Pleased to see you here. Hahaha. I forgot to mention that Bookmark feature. I do use it infrequently for something extra special, otherwise it would become very cumbersome. So many marvelous hubs. I see I have asked the question at the top of the page. I will add another poll for folks to check whether they use it or not.

Hi Widlderness ~ Please forgive me, I've forgotten your name. Also, I notice you have written a good number of Hubpages Tutorials like "The Hows and Whys of RSS Feeds on HubPages" http://bit.ly/vrEi9K

I agree Hubpages has come a long way over the past five years. I've only been here 3 years, but long enough to see many changes. Maybe after reading this hub, you may start to visit the main page? Let us know your usual routine, please.

All the best and up, up and away for 2012 on Hubpages. Debby


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shea duane 4 years ago from new jersey

Great hub, Debby. Good to know... (I'm not always paying attention lol).

Merry Christmas or Chanukak!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Thank you Shea and all the best to you, too! Keep hugging that youngster. We are lighting the fifth light on the menorah tonight. Debby


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

I have also noticed number of changes on hubpages. Thanks for sharing your observation.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Vinaya ~ I will have to check out your latest works. I love your poems. Blessings, Debby


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AmitAngel 4 years ago

Great Tips. Thnx so much for sharing! ((Hugs))


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Amit ~ I see you have decided to become more active on Hubpages network. These few tips will help you since HP has upgraded and made many new changes in recent months. Blessings, Debby


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Very inspiring hub. Thank you very much for writing and share with us. You are as an inspiration for other hubbers. Success for you. Rated up and Happy New Year!

Prasetio


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Dear Prasetio ~ Your words mean so much to me, as one of the very top hubbers in the community. I encourage readers to take a look at some of your hubs, too, like, "Apple Cider Vinegar Fight The Blood Cancer "http://bit.ly/urtwtx Blessings, Debby


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is helpful, as HubPages is constantly changing. I like that we can view the hubs straight from the home page. I would imagine they would count in the stats, but then the Hubber wouldn't get credit for you seeing the ads. I'm guessing that they would if you looked at them. I didn't know about this option until you pointed it out.

I have seen the read more / bookmark/ contact space, but I am relatively new to HubPages, so it is possible it wasn't there before.

The bright red deny is new. I think it may have come from the fact that people were complaining that they couldn't find new comments to approve quickly.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hi Millionaire ~ I think everyone knew where to take care of their comments, especially because we receive a notification in our email for each one and a link. I think people did not realize they could stop a comment from posting at any stage past, present of future. I'm still a bit confused about moderating my own comments -- the GRAY button. It does not mean that you can EDIT your comment, it just seems to mean you can also stop that one from posting, as well.

The read more / bookmark / contact icons and placement as elements on the page appear to be new, although the ability has always been there as clicks located under a person's profile image either on a hubpages or only on a person's profile page.

Happy New Year and many successes, Debby


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epigramman 4 years ago

..from now on I will call you Miss Debby of brilliant Bruck with the sexiest voice in all of Hubdom and I will post this very helpful hub to my FACEBOOK page with a direct link and wish you sincerely continued health, happiness and prosperity for you and your family during this new year - I have only been online since January 2009 - up to then I have never been on a computer before so I am still learning everyday and in particular learning from special and knowledgeable people like yourself.

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and no I wasn't pulling the wool over anyone's eyes - lol - that's just epi - the storyteller in me.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Wow! Epi ~ You have only been online since 2009? You could have fooled me. We are all waiting for you book of poetry. Meanwhile, it is the explorer in all of us to learn new things by putting our toes into the water and then find we are swimming upstream and even surfing on the internet. Many blessings to you too. And, hope you are feeling good today. Debby


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

There are new options that seem to be user friendly. That's good. If they continue make the site user friendly, then maybe new writrs will come on boardsooner. Thank you for sharing.


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Augustine ~ They continue to update and improve to stay ahead of the times with the internet changing before our eyes. Blessings, Debby


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas

Lots of helpful info here. Just when I think I've figured something out it gets changed again! Great hub!


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Debby Bruck 4 years ago Author

Hello Au Fait ~ That's the way it will always be. The administration wants to build a better mousetrap; or at least improve Hubpages for both the authors and readers. They want more hub love, SEO juice and money rolling in from the advertisements. I noticed that the Hub talks about "bookmarks," which we no longer have available as a feature. Poof! Gone. Blessings, Debby


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vocalcoach 3 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Debby - I enjoyed these "tricks" and "tips" for 2011 even though it is now 2012 and soon to be 2013. I get inspired when I see how far the administration has come with improved features and always look forward to more.

I've learned so much here since my early days and have much more to learn which excites me.

I love the presentation and graphics in this hub.

They just don't come any better than you, dear Debby! Happy Holidays and Big Blessings in the New Year!


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Debby Bruck 3 years ago Author

Dear Audrey - I'm totally honored by these comments. Isn't something how far Hubpages has evolved and all the members along with the network. The administration makes changes based upon feedback, like the polls above showing the way members move about the website and the features they use the most, find the hardest or most advantageous.

Thus, the outdated poll of bookmarks above shows they have eliminated this feature all together.

Whether people visit the main page can most likely be found in the dashboard analytics, but its also nice to see the breakdown proportions of how people think they visit Hubpages.

Most interesting of all is the "POP-OUT" capability of the front page, which I myself hardly EVER use; although, from time-to-time I will simply post a comment on the front page.

Have a blessed new year and it will certainly be a surprise what we find in 2013. Love, Debby

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