I’m happy to announce that our second vertical site, PetHelpful, is live! We’ve moved about 1,000 Hubs to PetHelpful so far and more are coming! As usual, please report any bugs or issues in this thread.
You get emails telling you your hubs have been chosen. Also, if you go to your profile, you will see above the hub that it is listed as "Pethelpful" or "Tatring." You can check my profile out to see what I mean.
As I understand it, you can only edit the photos on your own page. If it has already been shared hundreds or thousands of times, and is on many other pages, editing the original image will not do much.
Have you checked? My numbers are up about 1k today so I think the warning might have gone away. Thanks for letting me know when you get a chance? (BTW, I checked your "How long is canine gestation" pin and when I clicked it I was led to the Pethelpful website with no warning. I can not find the address though.)
LOL I had given up on seeing any of mine in these sites...until I got an email today that at least one had been moved over to PetHelpful.
What?? I don't write about pets! But the third hub I ever wrote, 6 years ago, was on an aquarium - that I grouped it in "hobbies" doesn't seem to have mattered. A good thing, as when the "home and garden" comes along it will be most of my hubs, and I'm not sure where they were put. If HP picks up a "hobbies" for PetHelpful, I'm probably safe!
It will be real interesting to watch the traffic over the next few months. I see it's still listed on the "stats" page, which is great.
Surprise - I did not know the new site was live and harboring pet hubs until I checked my email, and I saw confirmation of this miracle. Over half of my hubs have been moved to the new pet site. Including one that I am at war over as being unfeatured for quality - how ever did it qualify??? That amuses me.
Is there problem with search on the new site? I type in the name of my 'transferred' hub into the search box and it does not come up in the search listings - none of the hubs listed have anything to do with the 'search'...
I got an email. But you can also go into your statistics and there is now an option to select a site. I have a hub on Pethelpful- as such I have 2 options in my select a site menu: Hubpages and Pethelpful. I don't have a hub on TatRing, so that option does not exist in my dropdown menu.
We are sorry we botched the ad rotation code. We are going to make up for it and then some on PetHelpful and TatRing. 80% of impressions will go to Hubbers Feb 25th to March 3rd for PetHelpful and 80% will go to Hubbers Feb 25 - Apr 23 on TatRing.
One of my hubs transferred to pethelpful was copied while on hubpages. I have filed DMCA and got it sorted but I remembered that hubpages said it did not have a DMCA contact for the site which had copied my hub and to let you know if I found it so it could be put on file. I went back to my hub (now on pethelpful) and clicked on the File DMCA button to find out where to send it and the button did not work. So I am reporting this as a possible bug and asking where to send the DMCA contact details to for http://www. grmseo.com (space included to avoid linking) - thank you.
On my carousel in the profile is a hub on how to file a DMCA, including information on how to find where to file. Typically it does far more good to file with the host rather than the site itself. Most thieves will ignore your request for a takedown, but most hosts will promptly cooperate. Unless they're in China, anyway.
My HP Ad program earnings pageviews for the last 3 days are totally messed up. Can some one at HQ see what is going on there. It looks as though I am only getting what was left behind counted or maybe what moved, but not both. lol
I know that this was addressed days ago, but Pinterest is marking Pethelpful links as spam and straight up blocking the site. I am not able to update some of my old hubpages links on Pinterest, and those same hubpages pins are not redirecting to Pethelpful. Traffic is tanking. Please look into this.
Shay, did you get this blocked link today? When I read your comment I went over to my Pinterest page and checked some links. I did not get that warning Edit: I kept going through my pins, and I did get this message a few times? Can HP contact Pinterest and find out what is going on with this? It is going to be a very significant loss of traffic for some of us.
I get the same thing. When I click on the link the HP Home page comes up. To go to PetHelpful I have to click on my bookmark then sign in to PetHelpful with my HP user name and password, even though I am already signed in to HP. Then I have to search for the article by guessing which group it is in.
This is very frustrating and time consuming.
Are we going to have to sign in for each niche site? Seems to me we are going to lose our community closeness and interaction with the niche sites.
I have those same concerns Phyllis. The new sites do seem very impersonal. Maybe they are meant to be like that so they are only appealing to search traffic rather than interaction of the HP community.
Your notes say that the fix for this problem have gone out. Your email to me indicates it should be fixed. It is not fixed. Here is a link to my Hub that cannot be pinned to Pinterest due to "not having an image associated with it:.
Okay, here is one. It is from my hub on how to save a choking dog, and sometimes gets thousands of page views per day from Pinterest. If I were on pinterest and saw this warning I would not try clciking on it a second time. https://br.pinterest.com/offsite/?token … 8377267509
Thanks for checking that. I copied and pasted it, no idea why it is broken. Please go to my Pinterest page and click a couple of those links to see the warning if it is not showing up here. If it does not come up the first time, it will the second. If this were only me, I would think that you there was less concern. I think this is happening to a lot of hubs though, and is affecting traffic to Pethelpful.
Here is another: https://br.pinterest.com/offsite/?token … 8371981381 This hub, like all the others, is only showing up with the warning at times. and had several hundred views from Pinterest this last weekend. It probably would have had more if this warning did not show up at times. I can keep going on with this. Let me know if you want more of the links.
I don't have a Pinterest link for that one because I was trying to Pin it directly from my article's Pet Helpful page and I got as far as selecting the Board I wanted to pin it to when that message came up and I was unable to pin it due to spam. I just checked my two other cat hubs that were moved and got a pop up message when I tried to read them: "Caution! We've blocked this link because it may lead to spam. Here are the urls for those pins: Cat Care 101 https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376332112581683014/ Best Cat Carriers https://www.pinterest.com/pin/376332112581737550/
All of my hubs that were transferred to Pet Helpful show the warning, but not all of the time. You have all of the links. If you would like to see this for yourself, go to my Pinterest page and click on some of the Pet Helpful hubs listed under dog health. Sometimes it will lead to the site, other times the warning flag will come up.
The Pinterest spam warning does not show up the first time I click through, but if I try again it will pop up. Every pin that is supposed to redirect to one of my Pethelpful articles eventually shows the warning, regardless of whether I pinned it originally or not. Links:
After reading all these Pinterest posts, I'm starting to feel lucky about not having any tattoo or pet hubs. Hopefully HP can entice Pinterest to get itself straightened out before the next niche site goes up.
Hey Alison. This may be coincidence or unrelated but I just got a new tablet and experienced the same, not being able to see the HP black bar. I soon figured out that you have to click full screen and change to desktop view. I hope this helps.
PetHelpful is only showing three hubs under saltwater pets. I know there are a lot more of them because I used to be able to find them to read them. Why isn't my PetHelpful hub in the saltwater pets topic visible there? It has a hubscore of 99, it has plenty of comments, and it's getting decent views.
Using only three hubs on a topic page won't do anything but make the site look sparse.
I can't even find my hub by clicking through all the pages on the aquarium topic.
Yes. My hub has PetHelpful in its URL now and I was browsing the Aquarium topic on PetHelpful just yesterday when I saw all the other hubs in the same topic. All but three are gone from the subtopic page, Saltwater Pets, today.
Just a note to people on pethelpful. Not only mine but a number of Hubs are not able to be shared properly if people are trying to share with the facebook button, it just drops a link to the site with no picture or article title, just a link. So be aware and I hope the team is looking into that.
Could I suggest that a permanent solution to the Pinterest issue is to change the source URL to a direct link to Pethelpful page. This is easy to do but time consuming. Many of the redirections concern links to subdomain pages (2-stage 301's)
A quick check of the examples listed above shows that there are still problems with the links that use the old subdomain URLs. The link failure is irregular. As I suggested it is probably worth changing all the links to Pethelpful ones, but this does not fix all the re-pins that generate a lot of traffic.
I don't know how the rest of PetHelpful is doing, but since having a lot of my article switched there (I write mainly dog training topics), I have seen a 1/3 or more increase in Google traffic. Google must be pretty happy with it.
I just did a Google search for"pethelpful.com" in quotes. The count is now up to 14,100 results. And all the websites who normally talk about other websites are indeed now also talking about pethelpful. Things do indeed look good.
We've contacted Pinterest and are hoping to get this resolved shortly. If we don't get it taken care of Monday, I'll escalate it with them. Pinterest is a significant traffic source for the site, so we will keep pushing this with them till it's resolved.
I still am not able to see or respond to the comments that I am getting through Pethelpful. I have sent a message to HP but have not seen any reply. If staff is still looking at this board can you please send an answer so I can respond to the people that have left me messages on my articles?