What Are Hubpages Groups Good For? How 'Groups' Can Get You More Page views

Learn How To Manipulate Groups To Your Advantage

I have seen this question posed several times since I joined hubpages. I have always used groups from the very first hub I published nearly a year ago.

In this hub I will explain how you can use Groups to promote your hubs and how you can control which of your hubs are promoted.

For the first 4 months or so, I read other people’s hubs, especially the ones on how to do this and that. How many words are preferred, how to use the capsules, and all kinds of different technical things. I even left comments on a couple of hubs that seemed particularly helpful.

One thing I noticed when I was reading other hubbers hubs, was that many of them had other hubs they had written suggested at the bottom of their hubs. I thought that was a great idea. I thought it was automatic, because I was still trying to figure things out and I did not know any different.

Well, when I published my first hubs – I published 5 all at once on home school -- I looked to see which of my other hubs were being promoted at the bottom of some of them, and there were none!

Organizing your hubs into groups to promote your hubs and bring more traffic to specific hubs.
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Promoting Your Hubs With Groups

I do not remember how I came across the information about groups. I think it was in the learning center, but so much has happened in the last nearly 11 months, I really cannot say for sure. Anyway, that is where I learned that one must use groups in order to have any of their hubs promoted at the bottom of their hubs.

I immediately set out to learn all about groups and made one pronto, so that I would have my hubs promoted or suggested to readers. Since at that point I had only written on one subject, one group was enough to start. I put all my hubs into it, and voila! Just that quick and easy all my hubs were being suggested to my readers at the bottom of my hubs.

With the new layout for hubs, there are now 2 hubs by the author of the hub promoted – if they are using groups – and a collection of 6 hubs below those two, written by other hubbers. If you look at the end of your hubs I think you will know where I am talking about.

Anyway, if you do not utilize groups, you will not have 2 of your hubs listed at the bottom of your hubs to encourage your readers to read more of your hubs.

How To Control Which of Your Hubs Will Be Suggested At the Bottom of Every One of Your Hubs

You can control which hubs will be suggested by how you have your hubs organized in each group you have created. For example, if you have 5 hubs in a group you name “Education,” the hub above and below any particular hub will be the two that are suggested at the bottom of the hub in the middle. I know this is probably clear as mud. Please see the example below:

The name of the group is Education and the hubs within that group are titled as shown. The order that you have your hubs listed will determine which ones are suggested at the bottom of each hub. I have numbered the hubs to try to make the explanation less confusing, but in Hubpages Groups they are not numbered.

Group: Education

1. What To Expect the First Day of School

2. Helping Your Child Adjust To a New School

3. Helping Your Child With Homework

4 When Should You Start Your Child In Band

5. What Is the Best Age to Begin Dance Lessons?


If the hub someone is reading is number 3, the hubs that will be suggested at the bottom of that hub are numbers 2 and 4.

If the hub someone is reading is number 2, the hubs that will be suggested at the bottom of that hub will be numbers 1 and 3.

If the hub someone is reading is number 1, the hubs that will be suggested at the bottom of that hub will be numbers 2 and 5.

If the hub someone is reading is number 5, the hubs that will be suggested at the bottom of that hub will be numbers 1 and 4.

You can probably see the pattern here. The hub above and below a particular hub are the 2 that will be suggested at the bottom of that hub. You can control which 2 hubs will be suggested at the bottom of a particular hub by placing that hub between the 2 hubs you want to promote.

You can change the position of a hub in a group any time you want by simply dragging and dropping that hub into a different position. You can move the hub by dragging and dropping it between 2 different hubs or even move it to a different group.

Keep in mind that the hubs that are above and below each hub in a particular Group are the two hubs that will be promoted on your published hubs.

Never Pass Up An Opportunity To Promote Your Hubs

When you allow any hub to be an “orphan hub,” there will be none of your hubs suggested to your readers when they finish reading that particular hub, so take advantage of groups to help you organize your hubs, but especially to promote your hubs. Never pass up an opportunity to promote your hubs.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do to control which of your hubs will appear on your profile page, and the groups you create will not necessarily be similar to the groups you see on your profile page. I have read that the new format for the profile page will change that so that you can choose at least some of the hubs that will appear there.

How to Create a Group or Groups

Click on Groups

Click on “Add new group.”

Type the name you have chosen for your group into the box that appears. If you want the name of the group to display beside the title to your hub, check the little box. If not, leave the little box empty. Click “Add group.”

If you want to create another group, follow the same procedure again. Continue to do that until you have all the groups you want. You can add more groups later if you like.

The groups will appear in the top box where you can edit them or delete them if you wish, at any time, and they will also appear in the bottom box where you can put your hubs into them, or “assign them to a group.”

To assign your hubs to a group, simply drag and drop your hubs under the name of the group you want to place them in. You can put them in any order you wish, or random order. You can move your hubs from one group to another easily by simply dragging and dropping them into the new group.

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Au fait 16 months ago from North Texas Author

Sunikunnoth2012, thank you for reading this article. I'm so glad you found it useful!


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sunilkunnoth2012 16 months ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Interesting, informative and useful. It is worth sharing to reach maximum hubbers. Hence shared.


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Au fait 18 months ago from North Texas Author

FatBoyThin, thank you for reading this article. I hope you found it beneficial, though with the new layout for hubs I wonder how effective it still is.


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FatBoyThin 18 months ago from Kinneff, Scotland

I knew about organising Hubs into groups but didn't realise it was this that affected which ones appear at the bottom - learn something every day! Really useful, thanks very much. voted up.


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Au fait 19 months ago from North Texas Author

Patricia (pstraubie48), thank you for reading and commenting on this article and especially for the angels. Unfortunately this article really isn't relevant anymore -- not since they changed up the hubs and the way they're laid out. Now hubs still have a use, but not like before. Now we no longer have anything to say about which hubs they choose to spotlight on our hubs, but they do seem to choose hubs all from the same group.


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pstraubie48 19 months ago from sunny Florida

Hi Au Fait...so now I will look either very dumb or stoooopid or both...I had no clue how valuable groups are. I used to always add hubs to a group as I thought it was a must...never really knew why I was doing it except may be for me??? Now I know. Obviously I did NOT read it in the learning center So know I have to check on the ones that are not in a group and do so.

You are so on top of things Au Fait. I do so appreciate the info

Angels are winging their way to you this morning ps


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

CDCraftee, thank you for coming by to learn about HP groups. So glad that you found this article helpful!


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cdcraftee 2 years ago from South Australia

Thank you Au fait,

Just saw about this grouping on Susanna Duffy's hub, and followed her link to you. Took the recommended action and it all works, just like you suggest. I looked in the Related hubs first and totally missed my new links. Now I've found them and just love this opportunity.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Margaret Schindel, thank you for reading this article and taking time to comment. So glad you found it useful! Thank you for the follow.


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Margaret Schindel 2 years ago from Massachusetts

Thank you for this extremely helpful and informative article!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for coming by Shyron. Yes, sometimes small things can make a difference and it all adds up. Even Bill Gates watches pennies.

Watching the weather. It's been pouring on and off and I need to run some errands. Looks like rain for quite a while yet and we need it. Have a good day!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

The Examiner-1, thank you for your continued interest. So glad this article is useful for you.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

Alphadogg16, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Glad you found it useful!


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

The Examiner-1, thank you for coming by. Glad you found this useful!


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

As soon as I start a new Hub I go to Display Options and type in the same Hub Group as I chose for the topic to start it. Otherwise it goes into Orphan Hubs. This article was very helpful Au fait. Voted up.

Kevin


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

PegCole17, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Yes, grouping them a certain way can give a little more exposer to articles that are new or that may not be getting as much traffic as you would like.


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Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago

Au fait, this is a hub that everyone should read, who wants to promote their articles.

Voted up, UAI and shared again. I think yesterday's comment got lost.

I hope all is well with you.


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Alphadogg16 2 years ago from Texas

I was unaware of the groups determining related hubs myself. I'm going to have to start paying attention to the groups. Thumbs up on your hub Au Fait.


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The Examiner-1 2 years ago

Groups are very helpful Au fait. After I have selected a name to place my title under, then I usually go directly to Display Options and choose the same name for my group. This was very helpful reading and interesting. I voted it up.

Kevin


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PegCole17 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

I didn't realize that the order of the hubs in the group would determine which related hubs would show. Good to know. Grouping our hubs according to their subject matter really does help when it comes to related hubs that come up at the bottom.


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Au fait 2 years ago from North Texas Author

willvanderberg, thank you for stopping by! Hope the part on manipulating the groups is helpful to you.


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willvanderberg 2 years ago

Excellent, thanks a lot for this background information.

I discovered hub groups purely by accident as I was clicking away in my HubPages account... and I have been around for a while already ;) Whoops!

I will get to work immediately, thanks again for the heads up.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake for pinning, tweeting, and sharing this hub!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you PegCole17 for reading and commenting on this article. I really think a person should use everything they can to promote their articles even if they are small things. Hope you were able to make use of this information.


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PegCole17 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas

This info is quite helpful and useful in understanding groups. Thanks so much for the explanation.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Came back to pin this to Hubpage board. Voted up and tweeted, shared.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Faith Reaper for reading, commenting, voting on and sharing this hub. Glad if it could be of use to you, and thanks for picking my answer as the best one to your question -- I got another accolade thanks to you!

A person can never have too much love, too many hugs, or too many prayers and blessings and good wishes, so I appreciate your sending me some and hope the same for you.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Thanks so much for this useful hub here. I figured out how to group the hubs, but I did not know of the sequence as to how they would show up, so thank you very much for this insightful hub here.

Voted up +++ and sharing

Blessings, Faith Reaper


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

I'm sure it will be ready when you are ready. There isn't any deadline around here. Take your time.


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samowhamo 3 years ago

I had another new hub published but I had to delete it because I had some problems with it so my next new hub might be coming a little late.


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samowhamo 3 years ago

Thank you Au Fait sorry about the misunderstanding.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Don't fully understand what you mean by starting a group. I don't think you mean the kind I'm talking about in this article. Get yourself a Pinterest account and then you can pin pictures you like of these creatures to bulletin boards that everyone will enjoy seeing. People who like them will share and you can share theirs too.


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samowhamo 3 years ago

I am a member of a Prehistoric Times group and my hubs about prehistoric life are always posted on there. I would like to start my own group though I don't really know how though but if I could I would start a group for monster movies for my Godzilla hubs.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for your inquiry Ayu Bi.

I always recommend that a hubber/author never pass up an opportunity to promote their hubs. If you read this hub carefully, you know that 2 of your hubs will be featured at the end of the voting section and just before the stack of 8 hubs that may or may not include any of your own.

If you scroll up from here and look just under the voting section you will see 2 of my other hubs featured. This gives the reader an opportunity to stay on my site and read more of my work instead of going off to someone else's site and reading theirs.

Be sure to read how to manipulate which of your hubs will show in this article. Always keep traffic (readers) on your own site as long as you can so that you benefit for your hard work. Feel free to ask any questions if something isn't clear. I'll be happy to help any way I can.


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Ayu Bi 3 years ago from Sorajima

I never grouped my hubs but they are appearing at the end of other hubs with related topics. Do I still have to group my hubs?


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Eddie Dagstanyan for reading and voting on this hub, and for leaving a comment. Hope it this article was helpful. I always say a person should never miss an opportunity to promote their work.


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Eddie Dagstanyan 3 years ago from California

Hmmm... A little curiosity and a search for "groups" led me to this Hub. Now I have my answer. Quick and easy... Thank you! Voted up and useful. :)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Shyron, for voting on, sharing, and for such high praise. I always say, never miss an opportunity to promote your work. After working hard to write our hubs, why not make that little extra effort wherever we can to promote them?


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for checking this hub out, Glenda. Yes, 'Groups' will not likely benefit you much if you are not an HP member writing hubs.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Deepak Chaturvedi, thank you stopping by. I manipulate groups to benefit my hubs and I use links. Some people are drawn more to pictures and groups provide pictures of the hubs I choose to promote. Links are good, but people tend to ignore them more.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Tebo, thanks for stopping in and leaving a comment! Groups are a snap. Never miss an opportunity to promote your work.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you moonlake, for sharing your thoughts on this subject, and for voting on and sharing this hub. I always say, never miss an opportunity to promote your work.


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

Glenda is right this hub is very interesting. Voted up, UAI shared and pinned. I have this one book marked also for further reference.

Let me know Glenda if you join HubPages.


Glenda 3 years ago

This is very interesting, I guess I need to bookmark this in case I decide to join HP.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Deborah-Diane for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub! I always say, never miss an opportunity to promote your articles, and while this may seem like a small thing, every little thing adds up to make the big things.


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Deepak Chaturvedi 3 years ago from New Delhi, India

Good and useful information though I still not make any group and using links instead. Thanks to share.


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tebo 3 years ago from New Zealand

Thanks for this information. I didn't know about groups, so I will see if I can organize it. Your explanations seem easy to follow. Thanks again.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Great information. I alway do this and I think it helps. Voted up and shared.


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Deborah-Diane 3 years ago from Orange County, California

Thank you so much for this information. I have been writing here at Hubpages for a couple of years, and I never knew about this! Voted up as useful and interesting!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Angel21518, thank you for reading and commenting on this article. Glad it is helpful to you. Everyone here is great and we are all hoping for your success. If you can't find the answers to your question in the Learning Center do not hesitate to ask, either in the "quetions" or the forum. Most people are much quicker to respond than I am because this is a full time gig for them where during the week my attention is mostly used up with my paying job. Thanks again for stopping by and best of luck to you!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you sgbrown for reading, commenting, voting on and sharing this hub.

If a person hasn't formed any groups HP will choose which hubs to feature in the space we're talking about and it won't necessarily be hubs written by the author of the hub they're on.


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Angel21518 3 years ago

I'm new at this and found this hub quite helpful. Thank you for the advice and suggestions.


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sgbrown 3 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Well, I learned something new today! I did not know how the 2 hubs that get featured at the bottom were chosen. That's very interesting, I never made the connection. Great information for everyone here! Voted up, useful and sharing. :)


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Paul Kuehn, for reading, commenting, and voting on this hub, and especially for sharing. Sharing can do amazing things for traffic. Hope you found some useful info here.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

aufait,

This is extremely useful information, and it just goes to show how much more I need to learn about promoting my hubs by using groups. Thanks for a great hub. Voted up and sharing with followers.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Shyron. THX for the votes!


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Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago

I have to keep coming back to this page for info. voting UAI.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and commenting on this hub moonlake! I always think one should never pass up an opportunity to promote their hubs.


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

Why not they will promote your other hubs and you may get more traffic. Good information I always use groups. Voted up.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you rajan jolly for reading and commenting on this hub! Thank you also for the votes. So glad you found this hub useful and that you are already taking advantage of the benefits of 'groups.'


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Au fait, I always use groups to assign my hubs to! It makes for providing the reader more hubs of the same type to read thereby increasing the chances of getting traffic to other hubs. I would think that it also helps to identify niches a hubber writes in. This I believe can raise a writer's ranking in Google.

Very useful hub. Voted up/useful.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

juliecaroline, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Glad if you found it helpful.


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

faythef, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub. So glad you found it helpful!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you seanorjohn for stopping by and commenting on this hub! Glad you could find it helpful. Happy New Year!


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Au fait 3 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Peggy W, for reading and commenting on this hub and for the share! I'm so glad you found this hub useful and I think the most important part is the part where you can manipulate which hubs will show at the bottom of your hub. That way if you choose to include links in your hub to other related hubs (yours or someone else's) they won't be duplicated.

I think a person should never pass up the opportunity to promote their hubs. Thanks again!


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juliecaroline 3 years ago from Tacoma, Washington USA

Thank you. Voting up for inspiring me to do more!


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

thank you..I found this to be very helpful..voting up


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seanorjohn 3 years ago

This is amazing. I sort of knew grouping hubs was good but you have explained all this brilliantly. Especially the Hub order.Voted up


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Peggy W 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

When I was new to HubPages it took me a while to discover this useful tool. This hub will definitely help the new writers and be a reminder to the ones who have been here a while to utilize this tool to best advantage. One thing that I learned about using the groups from reading this hub is that I can control the ones that will be seen in the spots before and after. Will have to look into that and do some tweaking of my own groups. Thanks!!! Up and useful votes and will also share.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thanks for stopping by Shyron!


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Still awesome, keep it up.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Pinkchic18, thank you for reading and commenting on this hub! Hope you will now put your 'groups' to work for you. ;)


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Pinkchic18 4 years ago from Minnesota

Great tips, i kind of forgot about groups!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Millionaire Tips, thank you for reading and commenting and adding your insights! Agree that one needs to tweak their 'groups' from time to time for maximum benefit.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

joaniebaby, thank you for reading and commenting on my hub! I hope you discovered how easy it is to promote whichever hub you want to promote at the end of your hubs. Thanks again for stopping by.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you ignugent17 for reading and commenting on my hub! And thank you for sharing also. It's true that some hubbers do not take full advantage of 'groups.' I hope this hub has been helpful to you.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Glimmer Twin Fan for reading and commenting and sharing my hub! I hope it was useful.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

This is a really helpful article for beginners. Voted up. Here are some additional tips. I too regularly use groups. Since I have unpublished some of my idle hubs, I have had to remember to take them out of the the groups. Also as I write new hubs, I try to find the best place to put the new hub in the existing group. It isn't a set it once and forget it type of system.


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joaniebaby 4 years ago

Voted up and useful. Just like the rest, thanks for this great information. I do use groups but not as carefully as this Hub suggests.


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Thanks for the inforamtion. Now I know. That is why I wonder why others has this and others don't have.

Voted up and shared.


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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

This is a really helpful article. I know that I sometimes see if the author has other articles along the same lines by looking at the groups. Shared!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for reading and commenting Alecia Murphy! Personally, I think one should never pass up the opportunity to promote their work so long as it's in good taste. Even one more read or reader is worth it in this case since it takes so little effort.


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Alecia Murphy 4 years ago from Wilmington, North Carolina

I recently have started this practice and I haven't checked my results but it seems to be a good idea. That way people have some sort of idea of what kind of hubs you have and what works best. Thank you for sharing!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you tussin for reading and commenting on my hub! Hope you found some useful info here.


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tussin 4 years ago from Behind You

It's one of the best kept secrets around here.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you James A Watkins for reading and commenting on my hub! I hope the information will be helpful to you and everyone else in the community.


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James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

Your article is needful and quite interesting. Thank you for this service to the Community of Hubbers. Great ideas well expressed.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

You CAN control which hubs are suggested at the bottom of your published hubs. I have just learned how to do that and I have updated and rewritten this hub with that information.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you sgbrown for reading and commenting on my hub. I've noticed something new lately, and I believe it is possible to control which hubs are promoted at the bottom of your hubs. I'm going to test my theory a couple more time and if it works, I'll be adding new info to this hub!


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sgbrown 4 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

Great information. I wasn't aware of groups until a couple of months ago. I do like the way HP has put 2 of our recent hubs at the bottom of or hub page. This is great information for anyone that doesn't know much about groups. Voted up and useful. Have a great day! :)


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you for commenting Shyron, and I hope your caretakers will soon do something to address your pain. Have you discussed it with your doc? Made it clear to him how bad it is? The one thing to remember is that every passing day should bring improvement. Best wishes and prayers for you that things will improve soon.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Awesome huh, I find something new each time I read it. It also takes my mind off the pain. As I am sitting here at the computer.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Glad you find it helpful. Thank you for reading and commenting, Shyron!


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Had to re-read this one, It is very interesting and useful.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Lyn Diano for stopping by and rereading my hub. Every little bit helps when one is trying to promote their hubs, and Google likes it if we can keep people reading our own hubs or at least other hubs within hunpages. Groups can help achieve that.

Thank you for the follow also. Wishing you and yours blessings and the best of everything also!


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Lyn Diano 4 years ago from Philippines

Hello ma'am.. thank you very much for this. I really appreciate it. If I do have questions with regards to Google ranking, will approach you again. :-) voted up & useful. followed you as well.

Thanks also for stopping at my page.. Wishing you well always! God Bless you and your family.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Lyn Diano, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment. Google gives points (higher ratings) to websites that people visit and stay for a while. They take points when people visit and then leave.

Both hubbers and hubpages get higher rankings when people who visit our hubs see something else they want to read, either from the same hubber they have just read, or some other hubber in our community. So advertising your hubs to your current reader, or hubs by fellow hubbers, especially hubs that are related to the hub s/he is reading, is a good practice. It will help raise your rankings with Google.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Jean Bakula: Thank you for reading and commenting. The groups you create have no influence on the way your hubs are presented on your profile page. We hubbers have little if any control over which hubs are shown on our profile page and in what order, although it does seem to be that the most recent are shown at the top.

One thing I have noticed that seems to make some difference in how our hubs are categorized on our profile page is what category and subcategories we have placed them in from the start when we first published them. Sometimes hubs all in one category will be grouped together on our profile page, but other times there seems no rhyme or reason.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

tthudium: Thank you for reading and commenting. Don't feel bad about not being up on 'groups.' There is so much to learn and know about this site I think I will never learn it all . . .


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you tillsontitan, for reading and commenting! Very much appreciate your taking the time.

If you make lots of groups of 3 hubs, you can guarantee the other two a reader is not reading will be the 2 that are promoted on that hub. Whatever hub in a group is being read, the other two in the group will be promoted at the bottom of that hub. If it's a popular hub, you could get a lot of reads that way.


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

More importantly, you can control which hubs will be promoted by putting them in groups together. You could create several groups with only 3 hubs each in them, and that would guarantee that all three hubs would get exposure when those hubs were read.

Thank you Shyron, for reading and commenting!


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Au fait 4 years ago from North Texas Author

Thank you Patty Kenyon, for reading and commenting. Glad you had a chance to stop by,


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Lyn Diano 4 years ago from Philippines

Hi! I'm totally a newbie here on HP.... and gonna try this out soon.. :-)

Thanks much! Very useful and interesting indeed.


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Jean Bakula 4 years ago from New Jersey

I use the Group feature, and sometimes I put a hub that isn't performing as well directly under a popular one on my group list, and then it gets more attention. But doesn't HP show our last 6 hubs on our profile page anyway?


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tthudium 4 years ago

Wow. I feel so ignorant. I wrote a few hubs about a year ago and got back up writing them again about a week ago. I had no idea about this feature. Great hub and thanks for teaching me!


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tillsontitan 4 years ago from New York

Good subject to write about Au Fait, I'm sure there are many hubbers who don't utilize Groups to it's fullest. While you can't actually control which hubs appear at least you will know they are from the same category you chose.

Voted up, useful, and interesting.


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Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago

Fantastic use of grouping, all of your hubs are interesting and useful, but this is the best idea to find hubs written about a specific subject.

Thanks for explaining in detail.


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Patty Kenyon 4 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

I am newer to HubPages and discovered how to do this a few days ago. Very Useful information for those that are unaware!! Good Job!!!

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