I have thought for some time that it would be a good idea to place edited hubs back on the feed. If they are going to be judged again, why not let them be seen again in their updated forms? This would give people more opportunities to get views (and maybe referral to social media) from other Hubbers.
It's a lot of work to update, so why not help people to make doing so more profitable?
I think it's a good idea. I think the intent is to hide older hubs, though, so I think it's unlikely to happen.
I don't think they realize that the public won't get bored by seeing hubs over a day old because they won't be looking at the front page every day. New visitors won't be able to tell the hub is two weeks old or two years old instead of written today anyway unless they read the hub all the way down to the copyright notice. If they read the hub down to the copyright notice, it means they liked it.
An older, slicker looking, more polished hub will be just as new to a new visitor as a brand new hub would be. New doesn't actually equal better; better equals better. Those brand new hubs would probably be better after a few edits and tweaks.
I think it would be a good idea because it would dilute the first draft feel of the front page and make it look a bit more professional.
Kylyssa said it best when she wrote this:
"I think it would be a good idea because it would dilute the first draft feel of the front page and make it look a bit more professional."
I couldn't agree with you more Kylyssa.
I would post them on your social media if you want view.
You know I have written and posted articles, and gone back and edited them later, and they come up as not original the second time around. That is why you need to make sure you have it written the way you want it the first go round.
Now on the other hand, if you do a blog, you can go in to it any time and edit, add and or change things in your blog.
That is why I am taking my time in publishing my hub.
I can think of some downsides, for instance, people gaming the system with trivial edits to get their hubs back at the top of the feed.
But if the 'Latest' feed on the home page was reconfigured to show the most recently updated instead of the most recently published, that might help dilute some of the crap that shows up for both signed-in and signed-out views, especially since QAP is weak.
I think HP should experiment with this idea.
I think this would be a great feature if it wasn't abused - perhaps there would be a way to show updated hubs but only if it's been X amount of time between updates, otherwise you might end up with a lot of people trying to game the system for views by "updating" things every fifteen minutes.
I also agree with this idea. There are certainly ways to keep people from 'gaming the system,' so I don't see that as an issue.
Failing that, then perhaps when we have done a major revision, we should be able to share our own hubs to the feed, without getting that annoying "It's not recommended to share your own work often" flag.
And that shows up even if it's the first time in many months or a year or more since you shared your own work. That notice seems more like a "just don't do it, period" kind of statement. They don't like it.
But, if HP isn't going to re-post majorly edited hubs to the feed, then who will see those edits???? We're not supposed to post links in the forums; e-mailing too many followers is also 'verboten,' so what's a poor hubber to do?
Posting to Face Book is not all that effective; I found Twitter to be a nuisance and a time suck, and full of vapid nonsense anyway; I can't keep up with HP and blogging...Pinterest apparently frowns on too many posts especially of our own work; I don't use G+ much at all--I don't find it to be an intuitive, user-friendly interface..........
:: sigh ::
Actually, I have found G+ and Pinterest (especially Pinterest) to be fairly good resources. With Pinterest I spend time going through the feed and pinning things I like. I also find it interesting and relaxing and not terribly time consuming. For G+ I basically join groups that deal with my main topic. I don't get a lot of views out of that, but I meet some nice people. I never have figured out how to maximize FB and Twitter though. Too much junk on them, I think.
Readers will. Good edits, especially those that improve SEO, will increase traffic from Google so you'll have new readers seeing the edits all the time.
I know you've said before that you don't get much traffic from the search engines, so that doesn't apply to you. However sadly, Hubs like yours aren't the ones HubPages cares about - they make virtually no money from them - so they're not going to put time and effort into setting up a system that caters to them.
I think you have to ask yourself why your followers would want to read an edited Hub. Sure, you've made it better, but is it different enough that other Hubbers will want to re-read it?
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