The new layout should feature a sidebar on each post and width of the post itself should remain unchanged. The sidebar can feature related posts or posts that fall under the same category umbrella.
From a design perspective, a much shorter version of the sidebar at www.dailymail.co.uk seems like a good fit for hubs. Image+text sidebars will give click hungry visitors more options to navigate within HubPages as opposed to hitting the back button or moving on to another website.
The newly implemented layout looks cleaner than the previous one. It is a progressive step forward in the design of the website. A strategically placed sidebar seems like the missing element from a visual and visitor engagement perspective.
Thanks for the suggestion, Princesswithapen, but in all of our user testing, the design without a sidebar performed the best. We eliminated the sidebar because things that were in it were less often clicked and more users abandoned the page.
When we put everything into the single column, it made it more clear for readers what to do. As a result, they share the page more, read more related Hubs, and leave more Hub Feedback than ever.
As such, we are unlikely to move back to have a sidebar at this time.
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