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RSS capsule being removed, don't understand

  1. fastfreta profile image81
    fastfretaposted 4 years ago

    I just noticed that the RSS capsule is being removed, I don't understand.  I have one on about 4 of my hubs, but I don't know how I did it, and I don't understand how to remove it.  And if it's removed by hubpages what effect does it have on my hubs.  I read the blog, but I still don't understand.  PLEASE HELP!!!!

    1. relache profile image86
      relacheposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You delete the RSS capsules same as any other capsule:  you click the little "X" button on it and it's gone.

      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/using-hubtool

    2. mistyhorizon2003 profile image91
      mistyhorizon2003posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The original email I got from HP said you don't even need to delete them if you put them at the end of a hub, they will simply vanish on the relevant date. It is only if you did things like right aligned them in areas of text etc that you might want to remove them yourself in case automated removal affects the appearance of your hub.

      1. Simone Smith profile image92
        Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Right you are mistyhorizon2003! Thanks big_smile

    3. Simone Smith profile image92
      Simone Smithposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Also, thanks relache! Feel free to contact me directly, fastfreta, if you still need any help with this.

    4. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You don't have to do anything, HubPages is going to delete them all for you.

      They're just letting you know in case you've done something fancy with it, and removing it will mess up the layout of your Hub.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    I'll be glad to see the back of this.

    When I joined a couple of years ago I wrote a hundred pages fairly quickly.  Then someone said "you need RSS for good Google love juice"  or something like that.

    So I went through my hundred pages adding tastefully done RSS links.  It took ages.

    Almost as soon as I had finished, some other guru said "Google will crap on your face if you use RSS".

    So.

    I went back through my hundred pages, a little wearily, removing all my lovely RSS feeds.

    IF someone says you need 'em at any point I will be quite cross.

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Cross?  Cross?

      In between putting them on a hundred hubs and taking them off came "The links must be relevant" so I went back through all hundred and changed them using the tag system which meant putting tags on all hundred hubs as well as changing the RSS capsule.

      Cross wouldn't cover it; more likely berserker rage, heading for HP with halberd in hand.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lol. Excellent.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You do realise they're just going to disappear, like the News Capsules did?

        1. wilderness profile image94
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, no - nothing to disappear.  I removed them all months ago, long before the announcement from HP that they would take them off.

          There was enough controversy about them that I finally just scrapped the whole idea of RSS  feeds and took them off.  No perceptible reaction from Google, but at least I didn't lose traffic.  I was afraid that I would lose the visitors that bounce around my subdomain but it didn't happen.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    I guess I will keep publishing on sites where I have an RSS feed.  So far, in 3 months with all of the nonsense here at HP, they have lost 105 articles.

  4. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Google even has an RSS feed for people to use.

    1. Rock_nj profile image90
      Rock_njposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, not sure about this move by HP getting rid of RSS. If it was being misused, there must have been ways to keep it focused rather than removing Hubbers ability to use RSS altogether.  RSS certainly can be tremendously useful in some contexts, such as a hub about a specific health topic with an RSS feed that picks up relevant stories.  Just another example of HP being inflexible, and why on balance they are losing writers every day.

  5. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Rock: Yep.  Good, Long term writers who had hundreds of hubs have stopped publishing here. I have over 100 articles since September elsewhere and then almost 200 on another site that I removed from HP.

  6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 4 years ago

    I have about 1,900 articles on HP now and am happy to be here still after 5 yrs 11 mos.;  and when I removed the RSS feeds from 200 Hubs that had them, my traffic increased much, as did my daily earnings.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Patty, thanks for giving us your input. I was disheartened to learn that the RSS capsule was being removed, as I thought it was a good way for similar hubs to come up and stay fresh. It's great to know that your hubs did BETTER after removing the RSS feeds. I'm slowly removing them myself to make sure my formatting is still okay. We'll see what happens when they are all gone.

      It's great to hear from someone who has been involved with HubPages for 5 years--especially when it's good news. Thanks again so much for sharing.

  7. janderson99 profile image86
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    Not a Happy Hubber - I have over 400 to edit. BLAH!
    The argument that the RSS capsule is outdated, unpopular is outrageous nonsense (like No G+ button). Ho Hum

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      You don't have to edit anything, they're going to be deleted automatically.

      1. janderson99 profile image86
        janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah But, the layout gets ruined and the QAP cometh!

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I doubt the removal of the RSS capsule by HubPages will be classed as an edit, therefore the QAP won't come anywhere near your Hubs, since they're already in existence.  QAP is not applied to existing Hubs unless they're edited.

          Where would you place a RSS feed that it would ruin your layout, anyway?

          1. janderson99 profile image86
            janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            HP is aiming to run the QAP over ALL existing hubs in March and April. QAP cometh for all. 

            "We are still focused on getting new stuff rated at scale.  The system has been evolving and getting better.  We feel pretty good about how it's working, we just need more raters.  I think we need about 20 more high quality raters and we will be able to make a dent in the backlog.  I'm hoping we are there in the next few weeks. As soon as we get the prioritized new content rated, we will queue up the backlog."

            http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/109226#post2325243

            The RSS feed is positioned to align with the other capsules to balance the layout in various ways. Anyway, it was a huge effort to set them up and now it will be a huge effort to correct all the layout errors. All for a major loss of sub reputation and traffic. The reason given was that RSS was OK as a concept , but was antiquated (really? - every online newspaper has 100's of them etc.), and unpopular (not with me and many other hubbers, and the world). Ho Hum - What a Bum.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              The original reason given was that Hubbers were misusing it, and it was too much work to police it.

              I always placed my RSS feed at the end of my Hubs so it wouldn't tempt readers away before they clicked on my ads.  It seems to me that any other placement would be pointless.

              1. janderson99 profile image86
                janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                pointless here =>
                http://www.a1niches.com/poof.jpg

                1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                  Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Hmm, what happens to those right-floated capsules when you delete the RSS capsule? Obviously they won't stay to the right of nothing, as in your diagram.  They'd probably move up or down, I guess.

                  1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
                    Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Actually, it looks like they do stay to the right unless you move them. I've tried it when deleting some of my RSS feeds. Bummer.

                  2. janderson99 profile image86
                    janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    http://a1niches.com/rt3.jpg

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 4 years ago

    Writers would put their RSS feed link on blogs etc. I have links etc for HP on my sites, other article sites. So HP, here is my present to you, I AM AUTOMATICALLY REMOVING IT ALL.

  9. Rock_nj profile image90
    Rock_njposted 4 years ago

    Why were RSS capsules removed?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because they were being used incorrectly to link to unrelated Hubs and websites.

 
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