So many more could be reached if important news were posted in the Hub Pages blog or even on the Hub Pages Facebook account. It seems like information would be viewed on the feed whenever we sign in. The other day there was an important change in how the hubs are sorted on our account page. A short blurb would be all that is necessary to reduce confusion.
I never read forums, etc. I'm only on the site when HP emails me that a hubber I"m following wrote a hub, asked a question or started a thread. I'm not aware of changes and usually find out about them the hard way.
HubPages is redesigning the website in hopes of getting back into the good graces of Google again. Those are "important changes" that will hopefully breathe new life into the site and in-the-long-run help us all.
To me the rules are things you must and cannot do to have a hub pass QAP and be featured.
These have changed since 2011.
Heck, they changed quite a lot in just the last three months.
I am not suggesting notification because I am bitching about these changes, I want to comply with them which is hard to do when I can't find any explicit statement of what they are despite the fact that I am here on the site almost daily.
Um, I know that. Do you know about the changes that happened about a month ago about previously acceptable content that is now deemed "spammy'? Maybe it did not happen to effect you, it did effect many people.
What about the Hubscore being calculated a new way, an unspecified new way that made a lot of people have different scores and have previously featured material unfeatured?
Unspecified changes have happened that are not fully reflected in the documented rules. You may not have noticed them, but they did happen. Maybe it is because I am very engaged here that I and others noticed effected but largely undocumented rule changes that you apparently have not.
Or maybe despite having been here many years with over a hundred hubs and hubstaff themselves confirming these changes happened here on the forums, I am just hallucinating these things. Take your pick.
We do list these changes in the HubPages Weekly Newsletter via email. To make sure you're getting the newsletter, go to your My Account page, choose the Profile tab, then "Account Settings." Then make sure "Allow HubPages to contact you?" and "Keep me up to date with HubPages news" are both checked.
This is news to me. It wasn't in this week's newsletter. I usually try to add a video to my hubs, as it has a good point value in the checklist. When major changes like this are implemented, it would be nice to email all hubbers on the spot.
Thanks, Christy. I just checked my notifications and I had them both checked. I think my problem is my email is flooded with so many other things I evidently miss the Newsletter. I have made a note to watch out on Wednesdays.
If you're using videos from YouTube in your Hubs then the change doesn't affect you. The change affects people who were making their own video "hubs" and hosting them on H.P. instead of writing articles. H.P. is phasing that feature out.
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