Useful tips -Hubpages profile widget

Here's where you locate the Tool

Every profile has this widget tool, as a link & is shown above.  Look at any profile at the star icon.
Every profile has this widget tool, as a link & is shown above. Look at any profile at the star icon.

The hubpages Widget

What is a web widget for starters?

  • A profile "widget" is a fancy name for a cool way to embed a web page presentation, image or text or both, that will lead users back to a particular web location of a specific origin.

Whats the purpose of a widget?

  • A widget makes it easy for website owners / blog owners to display external sources of web based information or content, by using a preset embed code without prior knowledge of such web design codes.

How does a Widget get utilized?

  • This is done simply by using the text feature of your desktop copy/paste techniques or by using your mouse right click function after highlighting the field of interest.

Whats an embed code?

  • Embed codes are cool developer codes (html codes), that have been written out for you, to make it easier for website owners to share useful content onto their very own website or blog from any external source also known as third party web locations.


Here's how the hubpages profile widget looks and after clicking the link to it from any hubpages profile above the accolades

To see it you can click the link below, or look above the accolades area of any profile.
To see it you can click the link below, or look above the accolades area of any profile. | Source

How do I add a hub profile widget to my site or blog

Follow these Basic Steps below:

Note:

These steps below only apply to website or blog owners or those who have administrative rights to such as web developers to edit or change websites, & if you're not one as stated here, than these steps won't get you to far at all.

(You cannot add a widget to your Facebook profile, or many other social networking profiles, find out prior to attempting such from the network developers section of such web locations.)


A closer look at how the Profile widget looks

Steps:

  1. You need to have access to your website or blogs control panel, graphics editor, digital control platform, or lines of html code (for web developers).
  2. Locate a place to put the widget, prior to making any changes to your site.
  3. Go to the hubpages profile your wanting to utilize on your site or blog.
  4. Hit the link on the hubpages profile, that you would like to use the profile widget from.
  5. If your having trouble locating the link go to your profile and look above the accolades.
  6. After hitting the Widget profile link, you should be in the hubpages page for the widget.
  7. Look for the embed code, make sure to copy the code to your desktops clipboard.
  8. Copying the embed code can be done with your mouse over the highlighted area, using the right click, copy option, or by holding the control-C buttons on your keyboard.
  9. Copy & paste into your area you've already set for the widget on your site.
  10. Make sure to publish any changes on your blog or site & you should be good.

Note:

Test your site for effective embedding by opening up a new web browser tab or page to it, to check & see if the changes of the profile widget embed code worked properly on your website or blog area you've placed it in.


Having trouble finding the widget link? Look above the Accolades

The benefits of adding the widget to a website or blog

Well its pretty obvious that everyone on hubpages in someway or another is here to get people to view their hubs, the main purpose for hub writing is to get the word out, since this is the web.

With that said the benefits of placing a profile widget onto a personal website or blog is also obvious. It's meant to demonstrate to those who may be trafficking your blogs or websites, you've already worked so hard to maintain and develop, that you also own an even more reputable resource on the web & since Hubpages is well known and popular today its sure to improve your chances of your hubs becoming even more popular as well.

People may find such a resource as your hub profile to be a verifiable way to prove to themselves, that whatever juicy content on your site location is preaching, is actually worth every bit of what its putting out to the viewers of such.

Since the web is such a vast place to communicate any efforts to others in general, its also very difficult to get the word out, and so we as writers, web developers or blog owners all need as many sources of tooling to provide such info to others, and in every way possible. I've written other hubs on helping more people, get to see the light behind this digital tunnel of sharing web based info. Just by knowing a tad bit more, of the overall functions of a network will carry you a long way.

We all need to just get much more familiar with the tools we have at our disposal, because it can make a world of difference. Especially once a person learns to grasp all the tools they have been given to make such an effort possible. You truly never know how far it all can take you, and that goes for both new comers as well as the old on hubpages as well as beyond.


Why should I join hubpages

Hubpages is a powerful writers network that helps writers worldwide in their efforts to get their message across, its similar to a blogging platform, but its far better.

Hubpages has a professional dedicated community of awesome writers, who dedicate their time to communicating with each other, the staff here is also the best in helping the community, there's loads of forums, Q&A areas for feedback, and Hubpages is out right fun to interact with real people & utilize daily. The tools for placing all web content into action is user friendly and there's loads of help to get you on the way by the Hubpages Elite members & more.

I highly recommend all writers worldwide to give hubpages a try, Join us and earn a passive income over time using Google Adsense, Amazon, and Ebay ad marketing & page impressions programs, as well as meet some truly awesome individuals collectively in its hub writers networking community of over 200,000+ Authors.

To become truly successful here, you simply have to write well thought out articles that people enjoy reading, and learn how to communicate effectively with others, self promotions can be done via your online profile here, and isn't really recommended much on your hubs. Be wise and join today!


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Dale Hyde profile image

Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

Always glad to read a well done tutorial! Thanks for creating this. Well worded and easily understandable.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Dale for sharing with me, I love it when people share with me in the comments section cause it stimulates me to know what I did is good or bad, plus helps me find cool people to communicate with, and I'll surely return the favor.


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Dale Hyde 4 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

You are welcome CloudExplorer! I am always grateful to hear back, in comment, from an author as well. Plus, it did remind me to follow you! I tend to forget to click and then have to go hunting.


Arlene V. Poma 4 years ago

You are a wealth of information! I have used my HubPages widget since October. I can't do my blog and HubPages at the same time, so I use my widget to tell my blog readers, "I'm at HubPages." Voted up and everything else. Bookmarked and followed.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thank a great deal for the awesome comment, I have found yet a new person to share with here on hubpages, awesome stuff indeed @ Arlene V Poma.

I'll visit your hubs tomorrow for sure, my wife's home and requires my undivided attention.


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jeyaramd 4 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

Widgets are so dynamic. There is a whole world of use for them. Can you imagine not having widgets like twitter, facebook, etc on articles you see everyday. They are awesome. Its great to add hubpages as a widget. Thanks for your awesome hub. Very useful. Voted up. Please continue to share your knowledge. Its immensely helpful.


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John J Gulley 4 years ago from Wisconsin

Alright. I followed your advice and put a HP widget on one of my sites. I'm excited to see if it will increase the traffic to my Hubs. Thanks for the article. It helped me think of new ways of traffic generation.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks Jeyararnd & John for reading and leave some cool comments as well, I'll try to get around to your hubs soon as well, I'm glad yall both like this hub.


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L.L. Woodard 4 years ago from Oklahoma City

Glad to have come across this hub. I will admit to being clueless about widgets, but feel much better informed now.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I'm glad to be of help to everyone its the least I can do on hub for fellow hubbers, I just noticed the widget tool yesterday. I guess it takes time to notice things, as well as learn more about them all.

Thanks for sharing with me @ L.L. Woodward


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KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

This was really useful in several ways. My favorite part was the links you gave to other hubs of interest. As a new hubber, I was inspired and informed. Voting up :)


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks KrystalD, I did my best & I'm motivated for 2012 to help everyone I can, enjoy the useful resources.


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robie2 4 years ago from Central New Jersey

Excellent topic, excellent hub-- the widgets are so useful. I don't know why it took me so long to start using them. It took me about a year to put my Hubpages widget on my blogs and am I ever glad I did. It helped traffic in both directions


jenubouka 4 years ago

Awesome instructions Cloud Explorer! Very thorough explanation this is an important step to spread the word.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

@ Robie2 yes indeed, I wish I found it before a few day ago, because it would have helped me as well. Thanks for sharing and visiting.

@ Jenubouka again thanks for sharing with me, your such a cool person and this year is definitely gonna be great for us all, with all this positive feedback we're all generating on here, Hubpages is awesome.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Oh my Michael; this sounds terribly complicated for an old bones like me! I'll try it but I'm not feeling real confident. Thank you for a helpful hub which hopefully I can figure out.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

Hey there @billybuc its nice to see you made it to one of my many tutorial hubs on hubpages, yes no everyone is going to easily accept such info, but you never know when it all might just come in handy, and I don't think age has anything to do with all this tech stuff, but who knows right.

Thanks for giving this hub a fair shot, and I'll be seeing you soon in your hubs as well, thanks for the support as well, and for sharing with me.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

No my friend, you are right, age has nothing to do with it. I just have a natural aversion to tech stuff. I'll keep trying to push through it and figure it all out.


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

I'll see what I can do in the area of assistance with making the tech conversion much more easier for you @Billybuc, its something i love doing for people, hope I can get more hubs out about the web out as soon as I can.

I'll make sure to be as clear as possible with future tech hubs, and each of them will be video hubs so to make things much more visual, as I did in a more recent hub on web browser basics.


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Thank you sir! Much appreciated!


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CloudExplorer 4 years ago from New York City Author

No Problem! Billy I got you covered bro.

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