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What IMPROVEMENTS do YOU propose and/or want for HubPages?

  1. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 3 years ago

    What would YOU want to do away with?

    1. PegCole17 profile image89
      PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It has been suggested by many others that a temporary hold be placed on hubs published by new hubbers until a quality assessment (by a real person) can be performed on the first 10 hubs. In that time, it is easily determined if a person has the spelling, grammar usage and comprehension of the English language to become a writer on a high caliber site like HubPages. Otherwise, we keep fighting the same battles of poor quality.

      1. Greekgeek profile image98
        Greekgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Peg, I haven't been following all the discussions, but that "temporary hold" suggestion appears to be the "Boot Camp" process that's already built into Hubpages. It was added back in April.

        It's performed on the first five hubs instead of the first ten, but otherwise seems to be exactly what's been suggested.

        1. PegCole17 profile image89
          PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Wow. Where have I been? Thanks, Greekgeek for sharing this important new improvement. I think this will establish HubPages as a site where quality is important. This is such great news. smile

    2. cherihut profile image84
      cherihutposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I haven't been using this site long enough to really comment on what I would get rid of, but I know one thing I'd like to see! How 'bout a real Home Page? If I was designing this site, I'd have a Home Page with some kind of logo or design depicting what Hub Pages is about, with a clear and concise explanation or description of HubPages and its purpose and/or mission (you know... kind of a "mission statement"). It would include a drop-down menu or tabs that would take you to places like The Learning Center, the Forums, Q & A, a section for the Hubs, your Account page and profile, etc. I know there is a menu, of sorts, but I think the Learning Center, for example, is a really important place to get to, and unless you're searching through the Help Section where you can only find it mentioned within a paragraph, it may take awhile to find it. The site doesn't really have a place that's dedicated to telling you about HubPages itself. In short, it needs some kind of an introduction. You have to spend a lot of time browsing the site just to figure out where everything is. It's kind of hard to get around in. It could use an improved and simplified format. Just my opinion, of course...

  2. Sue Adams profile image91
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    Getting rid of the deceptive scrolling "related search" ads, which put any reader off our domains.

  3. janderson99 profile image87
    janderson99posted 3 years ago

    Unrelated links are killing traffic - SO
    ## Dump Discover More Hubs - or dump those that are unrelated (reduce to 2)
    ## Dump Related Search Ads
    ## Dump the hard wired Topic Pages - Replace them with internal Google searches - this would make the subdomains more independent and so less prone to Google squats
    ## Dump the hard wired "best", "latest", "hot" Pages - Replace them with internal Google searches - this would make the subdomains more independent and so less prone to Google squats
    ## Unpublish all hubs that don't pass QAP - leaving them UNINDEXED is a nice idea, BUT Google takes months to remove them from the index and so they remain as effective reputation killers, despite the NOINDEX tag
    ## Unpublish all unfeatured HUBS after 15 days - tough but needed as Google takes too long to deindex pages with the NOINDEX Tag - OR apply a quota of 15 only unfeatured hubs per domain

    Provide detailed QAP scores for the 3 criteria - GET REAL tell it like it is. Help people to provide what HP wants by providing feedback on what works and what does not - Remove the blindfold. High jumping is hard enough, but being blindfolded makes it impossible.

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    FYI - the new system has already made a huge impact on overall site quality.  I am very much in favor of it, and it's good to see HP creating ways to increase rankings on the site.

    1. janderson99 profile image87
      janderson99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      @ Marcy  - the problem is that Google is not seeing the quality improvements on HP because it is not de-indexing the unfeatured pages fast enough.  To quote Paul E

      http://pauledmondson.hubpages.com/hub/W … ogle-Panda

      "Another unknown is how long it takes for Google to drop pages out of the Panda equation after they're removed. Perhaps sites like us have done enough and just need to wait it out. We have 1.9 Million pages showing as indexed in our Webmaster Tools account, but only about 600K that should be. Clearly Google isn't dropping the pages quickly."