Thank you Glenn for confirming that I have not suddenly gone insane. I'm using Chrome Version 19.blahblahblah which has worked perfectly fine until now. If I've been suckered by the cache thing, I'm gonna be p*ssed.
Off to blast the cache and reboot again. Stay-tuned.
When I cleared the cache, per Glenn; I cleared out absolutely everything and rebooted. If that doesn't work, and now knowing it's not an HP issue, next would be a browser upgrade. Probably one of these days soon, for me anyway, nothing will work except a computer memory upgrade.
Good to see some more genuine examples of lateral thinking on the site.... it is so frustrating when a perfectly good ship loses its rudder, but the crew don't know how to stop going round in circles, or jump out after squabbling about it's need to have a rudder in the first place!
This is not the only problem. Share buttons are gone. When I look at hubs of others, share buttons are there on some, but not others. No share buttons on my hubs. When you post a link to social networks, some will show the pic, while others show nothing but that ugly black box with hub pages in it.
I have had it with HP. I have never met one payout. Now they keep doing stupid crap with our hubs, with the site, it is ridiculous. Even those who did well here have quit writing complaining of huge drops in their earnings. I think it is time to starte unpublishing. 2 years and no payout is ridiculous. 50 buck minimum is ridiculous since they only give you a few pennies a day.
The hub just now went from pending to featured. But that one hub still now wont show up on the profile. So I went back and changed the setting to "yes", which then automatically saved as "no". And now that hub is again on the profile.
@HP The descriptions of the symptoms we have given should make it fairly easy to diagnose and solve this issue.
paradigmsearch- Let me see if I can understand.... If I have just published a hub and it's showing on my profile page, the Google bots will pick it up as no index which means it's banished? Is this temporarily until the hub is actually "indexed" or does it just never get indexed? If that is the case, I need to make sure none of my new hubs show up on the profile page until they are indexed.. correct?? Just want to make sure... I clearly do not know very much about it and would appreciate your input
OMG! ** Throws hands up in air and tosses white towel into ring. **
I can't keep up with/keep track of all the problems that keep popping up here. I'm getting quite disgusted, also, with the need to be some kind of tech wizard in order to go manually find places to tell G-Bots to come back and search/index hubs.
I think I'll just stop and see what happens for a month or so.
DzyMsLizzy- I'm getting a bit discouraged and confused myself lately with all of these changes... I have to say I get a chuckle out of your posts lately and I'm not laughing AT you, I can relate to how you feel but I'm too chicken to voice it. I guess it's better to laugh than cry.. You are a firecracker, and I love it... never change
Just an update. That "no" is "yes" and "yes" is "no" thing is back at it again.
Also, when my latest 2 pending hubs converted to featured, and the profile was finalized at "yes", the 2 hubs still wouldn't show on my profile. I had to do the no/yes to get it to set at no, which then made my newly, no-longer-pending hubs show. Then I set it back to "no", which finalized at "yes", and the 2 new featured hubs remained.
Oh NO The other day it was set to yes and I was so relieved and today I looked at my profile and my newly published hub was there and it isn't featured yet! So, I checked the setting and it went to NO by itself. WHAT IS GOING ON??? I NEVER set that to no. Is someone hacking profiles?
It was just so weird because I had not ever touched that setting... it had always been set on Yes as far as I know and all the sudden it was on NO which is what I never wanted it on. Makes me wonder if there is not some kind of monkey business going on.
This is still an issue. Yesterday, the setting was wrong, so I changed it, and checked my profile and the no index hubs were gone. I check again, and they are back again.
I think this is affecting my traffic tremendously. What's the point of idling hubs if you are going to show them to Google front and center, with the no follow. It is like pointing to the hubs and saying, here are our bad ones.
I am tired of it. HP does not bother to respond or they blame the HP issues on Google. HP has LOST 22 articles, which are not being published here on HP. I published them elsewhere, don't have to deal with the crap. I get more Google traffic, and stil earn from Adsense and Amazon, and any affiliate program with little restrictions and not having to have an Adsense or Amazon account.
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