Wow! the related search block of ads that used to appear at the bottom of the page above the comments is gone! These ads were hated by many, were deceptive and the revenue was not shared with authors. Great News!!!
A great improvement. However, hubs still look cluttered towards the bottom of the page. And what's with 'Recommended Hubs' and 'Related Hubs' in very close proximity of one another? A further improvement would be share buttons visible to everyone.
I'm not seeing this yet, but I am seeing eight ads per hub, or nine if 'Recommended Hubs' (Powered by Google) is to be included. Could Google regard this as excessive? Funny how HubPages can make so many ads visible on all screen resolutions, but not share buttons.
We're testing this new ad and it won't be visible on every Hub view. All ads running in that location (where you may see the "See Also" ad) are shared via the Ad Program. We are also testing the impact(s) of eliminating the Related Searches unit.
I just hope all the spammy elements are discarded. Our pages are looking pretty crummy. Every new change gives the appearance of spam and lack of professionalism. I wish HP would stop using their time to play around with our pages just to justify a job position.
Where the "Related Searches" aka "Sponsored Links" used to be; they've now changed the name to "See Also". Below hub content and above the "Recommended Hubs" and blue rating buttons. I hope HP isn't doing this to just me.
If we're talking about the same thing, the "related hubs" are now to the right instead of bottom. At least they're still there - I get a goodly amount of traffic from them and the extra income is welcome.
No, we are not talking about the same thing. Janderson is talking about the former so-called "related searches" which we fought hard to get rid of. Those "Related Searches" were links to pages and pages of totally unrelated ads, the income of which was not shared but all kept for HP under the pretext that those ads did not appear directly on our domains.
I cannot see any " See Also" links but I have 10 ads on a page, including one video ad that says: "recommended video" from Google, which looks like it could be related to my article but clearly is not. So many ads reduce loading speed and are very off-putting. If I had been an outsider, I would have clicked off because the page took ages and ages to load.
Are HP trying to make a quick buck before the final collapse?
b.t.w. bring back the share buttons to a visible place.
It's OK Para, Marina gave an explanation. Let us pray that the 'See Also - Related Searches' never materialise and stay away for good. There are far too many ads on our pages as is, slowing loading time like a geriatric snail.
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