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Quick Heads Up on Latest Hubs

  1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 16 months ago

    Hello Hubbers,

    We are going to be switching latest Hubs out from the sidebar of Hubs and going with Hot Hubs.  As always, we are working on several changes that we hope are improvements. 

    This should be live today or tomorrow. 

    Best,

    Paul

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 16 months ago in reply to this

      That sounds like good news, Paul.  Better news would be if  you went with best hubs so that people could see right up front the very best we have to offer here and hopefully be enticed to enter the site and read more!

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
        DzyMsLizzyposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        +1

    2. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      And who decides what is "hot?"  Is that just a new name for "latest," or is it another level of leaving out a lot of new hubs in favor of some shallow, 'trending' topic?

      1. WryLilt profile image87
        WryLiltposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Hot hubs are usually highest traffic I believe.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
          DzyMsLizzyposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          Then, that probably answers my question, with the latter option being the case.  sad

          1. WriteAngled profile image91
            WriteAngledposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            I have say that when I see anything labelled as "hot" or "trending", it serves as a message telling me not to bother to look at it. big_smile

            1. Elsie Hagley profile image81
              Elsie Hagleyposted 16 months ago in reply to this

              I'm with you on that comment.

            2. justholidays profile image80
              justholidaysposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              +1

    3. bravewarrior profile image95
      bravewarriorposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      I like that idea. Some of the Latest Hubs I see have no or few comments. Not much of an incentive to read them!

      1. WriteAngled profile image91
        WriteAngledposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        I am surprised you say that. It is the topic of an article that draws me to read it. I rarely bother to look at any comments that may have been made.

        1. TessSchlesinger profile image90
          TessSchlesingerposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          Likewise. I don't read comments so much. It's the title and topic of the article that catch my eye.

      2. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
        DzyMsLizzyposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        I don't read or not read an article based on how many comments it has.  I read it based on whether or not the topic interests me, and if it is well written, I will read it through to the end.
        The only time I make a decision based on the comments is if I see many comments, and the author has not had the courtesy to reply even a 'thank you' to the people who took the time to comment.  In those cases, I won't bother to comment.
        If the article was especially thought-provoking, I will probably read through the comments to see what others' take was, and, based on my prior statement, make a comment of my own.

        1. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          Agreed - one of my highest trafficked articles didn't get a single comment till it had thousands of views. sad

          As for replying - I try, but I'm a terrible commenter replier. You've been warned!

          1. viryabo profile image87
            viryaboposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            "As for replying . . . I'm a terrible commenter replier."

            And i thought i was the only one!

            1. Millionaire Tips profile image91
              Millionaire Tipsposted 15 months ago in reply to this

              Now that the home page is no longer the feed page, I don't even know I have comments unless I bother to switch views.

              1. WryLilt profile image87
                WryLiltposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                Same! And I also never know when I have fan mail. I just found some on my profile and went through like 4 months worth.

                I think comments and fan mail should be somewhere easy to see.

                1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                  Glenn Stokposted 15 months ago in reply to this

                  You can turn on the option to receive an email notification every time you get fan mail. Go to your Profile > notifications settings.

        2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
          Millionaire Tipsposted 15 months ago in reply to this

          I rarely comment on a hub unless I can add something meaningful to it.  I've gotten to a point where I won't comment on my own hub just to say "thank you". If I don't have anything meaningful to add to whatever someone said, I will leave it alone.  Of course I am grateful for the comment and support, but I don't like a page full of my comments on it, because I want the reader to see a lot of other opinions too.  Most of the articles I read that are not on HubPages aren't littered with the author's comments.  Most of the time, the author only replies to one or two comments and that is mostly to answer questions, etc.

          I don't read an article based on how many comments it has either.

    4. stricktlydating profile image84
      stricktlydatingposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      I like the idea, but I just checked on one of my Hubs and the top sidebar Hot Hub is the same Hub I'm already on, so is advertising a link back to the same page!

  2. GiftsByDiana profile image51
    GiftsByDianaposted 16 months ago

    I like that !
    Thank you  smile

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 16 months ago

    Are you making the default tab "hot", and leaving the "latest" tab there, or taking the "latest" tab out altogether?

    1. Glenn Stok profile image96
      Glenn Stokposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Paul is talking about the sidebar, not the home page. Although I think this would be a positive change to make with the home page too.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Oh Geesh:  I thought he was talking about the main page.  Sorry.  I got so excited to think he was going to hide the dross that I became overwhelmed with joy.

        Nuts!

        1. Millionaire Tips profile image91
          Millionaire Tipsposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          I am more excited about changes made to my own pages than to the main page.  I don't think very many people would even know to type HubPages.com.

      2. Millionaire Tips profile image91
        Millionaire Tipsposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Glenn, I read the OP too quickly.  That is good news.

  4. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 16 months ago

    I'd like to think the title and subsequent image have more to do with interest than how many comments it has although there are instances where hundreds or thousands of comments might intrigue me even if the topic doesn't.

 
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