Hub Shortcuts I Use

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Answering more than one comment about your Hub....

To answer more than one comment at a time I answer the first one, highlight and copy the pen name of the next one, go to the top of my Hub and click "Edit" next I click "Done Editing" go to "Comments" and start the next one by pasting the pen name into the next Comment Box.

While I have on occasion put several pen names into a Comment Box and answered both, it is more personal to answer each comment separately.

Going back and forth to different Hubs I have written....

I like to use the "My Account" section to go back and forth to my Hubs, although at times I use the Search Box. Going to "Title" heading I use the down arrow if the Hub I want is in the first of my Hubs alphabetically, or the up arrow, if it is in the last half of the alphabet, then I scroll to the Hub's title by dragging the indicator to that approximate part of the alphabetical listings..

With over 730 Hubs, I sometimes have to use the Search Box and search by the subject of my Hub because I cannot recall the specific title.

Using the Search Box to add links to new Hubs....

If you are not using links to old Hubs before you initially publish a new Hub, you are losing the best chance and timing for getting more views for your older Hubs. Enter your pen name in the Search Box along with the subject of the new Hub to see what you may have written in the past that could be added as one or more links to your new Hub.

This is especially beneficial, if you regularly write poems, limericks, recipes, product reviews, etc. because doing so increases the visibility of your older Hubs. HubPages Team is not always good at highlighting your past Hubs even when they are a nice fit with your latest Hub, so watch your own back on this one.

Key Word Placement in your Hub titles....

If your Hub is about Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year's, put that word first in your Hub title. The same goes for any Hub you write which can be immediately pin pointed by a word from the title.

For example, I recently wrote a Hub about writing my annual Christmas Letter and titled it "Writing The Christmas Letter" but I should have titled it "Christmas Letter Writing." Learn about this for yourself by looking at what Hubs the HubPages Team (or HP's computers) list as also of possible interest in their add-ons to your Hubs.

I use My Profile to take quick looks at my recent Hubs and Comments....

By going to My Profile and then to My Activity I can get quick access to my most recent Hubs or my most recent comments. If I remember about how long ago I published an older Hub, or wrote a comment, I can go to that portion of my activity and find what I am looking for without having to recall an exact title of the Hub in question.



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ecogranny 2 years ago from San Francisco

Good tips. Thank you for sharing them. Before coming to HubPages (I'm one of the Squidoo transplants), I linked to related articles I thought would be helpful to my readers. Since coming here, though, as I go through my hubs to reformat them for HubPages, I have wondered about that practice. Should I keep those links or eliminate them?

I've read tons of articles about how to succeed here, but never found one that addressed that topic--or if I did, it was early on and my already full brain didn't remember it.

You've answered that question well.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ecogranny - I'm glad something in the Hub was helpful for you. Welcome to HubPages. I think you will enjoy it here.


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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great advice and thank you. I learned some new navigation techniques that should save me time.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Ericdierker - Wonderful! That was the intent of this Hub. Have a great week.


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Sara2901 2 years ago

I liked the idea of using the search box. Thanks for sharing this.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Sara2901 - I'm glad this Hub helps you. Happy Thanksgiving.


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m abdullah javed 2 years ago

Perspycacious thanks for an useful hub. We have been enriched with an addition of your personal experience of many years. I liked your effective methods of searching, editing your own hubs that spread in hundreds. Thanks again and wishing you a pleasant stay at hubpages. Person like you are a true inspiration for us.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

m abdullah javed -I appreciate your thanks. Most writers here are here to help each other, just ask.


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peachpurple 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

good advice, I should have put all my titles about christmas with the first word too


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

peachpurple - HP added some very valuable Hubs to this Hub, all of them having good suggestions for improving traffic to your own Hubs. Check them out. I'm glad my own shortcuts and suggestions are helpful.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Thanks for the tips. One can never learn too much around here.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Throw in a few of your own anytime.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Throw in a few of your own anytime.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Throw in a few of your own anytime.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Throw in a few of your own anytime.

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