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PetHelpful is live!

  1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
    Marina Lazarevicposted 9 months ago

    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.

    Also, we invite you to follow PetHelpful on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Google +.

    Useful Links

    Original Blog Post (Includes FAQ) Announcement
    Original Discussion Thread
    TatRing Forum Announcement

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/9257203_f260.jpg
      I took you up on that.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Well, I just did a Google search for pethelpful. Spot ended up on page one via this forum.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Looks good, loving these new sites!

    3. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Hey, Hubbers. We need more of a response here...

      1. Denis Lubojanski profile image65
        Denis Lubojanskiposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        What are we doing here! We are all to go!

    4. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      So, I got an email saying one of my articles was included on the new site. That hub does have a little bit of a  bump going right now.

      I found the hub easily by clicking on the link in the email. However, when I search the site itself, I cannot find it. Even trying the actual title of the hub, I did not find it.

      Just thought I would mention this.

      1. wordscribe43 profile image93
        wordscribe43posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I believe this is because the site uses a Google search.  Once the site is indexed, then the search feature will work properly.

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          The search now seems to be working for me now - so I assume my hubs have been indexed - probably the same for most people.

    5. Sharlee01 profile image69
      Sharlee01posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      How does one know if one of their hubs have been posted on one of the new sits?

      1. agilitymach profile image100
        agilitymachposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        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. smile

        1. Sharlee01 profile image69
          Sharlee01posted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you

  2. agilitymach profile image100
    agilitymachposted 9 months ago

    Yay!!!  It looks great!!  One thousand articles.  Whew!!

  3. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 9 months ago

    I noticed!  It looks fantastic...  I am really excited about the potential here.  Thanks team!

  4. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago

    Just a heads up.  We see that Pinterest is showing a suspicious link warning.  We will get it resolved shortly.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      This is a serious issue for some of us. Is there any response from them yet?

      1. Solaras profile image91
        Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        For my hubs that rely most heavily on Pinterest, I am editing the link to the new address.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image91
          DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

          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.

          1. Solaras profile image91
            Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            We can do a test to find out. Update the link for your Badass dog names, and I will see if it changed on my board.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image91
              DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

              Done at 10:15 (Brasilia time) 25/02

            2. DrMark1961 profile image91
              DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

              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.)

              1. Solaras profile image91
                Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

                It still has the HP Dr. mark address, but clicks through with no warning!

      2. Paul Edmondson profile image
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        Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        It looks like it's fixed, although I haven't heard back yet.  Let me know if you see it again and I'll follow up with them to make sure it's whitelisted.

    2. lrc7815 profile image94
      lrc7815posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Will there be a fix for this problem?  Eleven days ago you stated it should be fixed shortly.

      1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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        Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I've been in touch with Pinterest and they are working on it.  I'm not sure why it was fixed and then stopped working, but as of this morning they have said we should be whitelisted once again shortly.

        As soon as I get official confirmation, I'll post.  Until then, I'll keep contacting them until it is working properly!

  5. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 months ago

    Looks nice! I noticed in the suggested links on the side-- some lead to other articles on the site and others lead to articles on HubPages.

    Do we still call material on these sites 'hubs'?

  6. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 9 months ago

    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.

  7. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 9 months ago

    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.

  8. Snakesmum profile image88
    Snakesmumposted 9 months ago

    Surprised by having a hub moved to the new site!   got the email today -Thanks HP.

    Be interesting to see what happens with traffic.

  9. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 9 months ago

    Love it! Congrats to all PetHelpful hubbers. This looks like a winner.

  10. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 months ago

    Looks good to me. Hoping for another animal site for animals that are NOT pets. smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image91
      Rochelle Frankposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Me too-- though I have one on why it is a bad idea to have a wild animal pet and am not sure where it might fit.
      Nevertheless, animals of all kinds are always a popular subject.

  11. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 9 months ago

    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'...

    1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      We will double check, but we use google custom search so the site needs to be indexed before it will return pages that moved.

  12. Nell Rose profile image89
    Nell Roseposted 9 months ago

    It looks amazing! Great job! Just one question, probably been asked already, but how do people find their hubs on there? Is there a link to take them there in 'My Account?'

    1. wordscribe43 profile image93
      wordscribe43posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Nell Rose profile image89
        Nell Roseposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for answering the question Wordscribe.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          I'm still finding my one hub on PetHelpful still on the regular stats list as well.

  13. EricDockett profile image96
    EricDockettposted 9 months ago

    I've checked a bunch of my Hubs that were moved to PetHelpful and it seems like HP's Amazon code displays every time instead of the 60/40 split.

    Is this possibly a bug? (I hope)

    1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Engineers are looking into it. It does sound like a bug. Thanks for reporting!

    2. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      This should be fixed now!

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Looks okay for me now. Thanks Marina and Team!

    3. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. EricDockett profile image96
        EricDockettposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        That's awesome, Paul. Thank you!

      2. Solaras profile image91
        Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you!

      3. The Paver Savers profile image61
        The Paver Saversposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Kudos for taking responsibility! Refreshing!!!!

        (And I'm not being sarcastic, either!)

  14. jupiter justice profile image78
    jupiter justiceposted 9 months ago

    We love writing about are loved fury pets! I can't wait to get one of these type of hubs published soon. Exciting!

  15. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Come to think of it, where's the pet rock section?

    Edit. Never mind. See exotic pets section.

  16. alexadry profile image92
    alexadryposted 9 months ago

    Website looks great! Thank you for taking your time to create it.

  17. TeriSilver profile image92
    TeriSilverposted 9 months ago

    I have two articles on it (currently); the page looks nice.  Hopefully HP/our pets page will market well this way.

  18. TeriSilver profile image92
    TeriSilverposted 9 months ago

    One thing to  keep in mind when naming the niche sites:  the way name looks on a website link.  My hubby looked at me and said ... pethelp, with the "th" together.

  19. Thelma Alberts profile image82
    Thelma Albertsposted 9 months ago

    The new PetHelpful site looks awesome. Thanks for including my Angus hub in it. Congratulations on the new site. Well done!

  20. Snakesmum profile image88
    Snakesmumposted 9 months ago

    Just wondering.....
    Got a notification that there was a response to the hub "Common Health Problems For Pet Snakes"

    When I tried to go to the hub, I got the HP pet section, but this hub has been moved to Pethelpful.
    Is there a problem with going direct to the hub if you get a notification, please?

  21. Alison Graham profile image94
    Alison Grahamposted 9 months ago

    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.

    1. wilderness profile image96
      wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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. sad

      1. Alison Graham profile image94
        Alison Grahamposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Wilderness, I filed DMCA to the 'abuse' contact (website host) on whois - page taken down in just a few days.

        1. wilderness profile image96
          wildernessposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Good!  It almost always works, except for Chinese sites.  Neither the law nor the government there seems to give a flip about thieves, at least thieves stealing American work.

  22. SimeyC profile image89
    SimeyCposted 9 months ago

    If we have other pet hubs that didn't make the grade, when we update them how do we get them transferred to the new niche site?

  23. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Has the sitemap been done yet?

  24. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 9 months ago

    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

    1. Alison Graham profile image94
      Alison Grahamposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      I don't know what's going on - I had three hubs moved but total page views this week have been way down.

  25. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 9 months ago

    I am getting "new comment" notifications in my email from HP but when I go to the web page on Pethelpful there is no new comment there.
    Can someone from team HP look into this please?

  26. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Changed the front page layout they did. Looks good.

  27. shay-marie profile image95
    shay-marieposted 9 months ago

    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.
    http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12902946.png

    https://help.pinterest.com/en/articles/ … d-websites

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to 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.

  28. Jodah profile image86
    Jodahposted 9 months ago

    I get "new comment" emails for Pet Helpful but when you click on the link it only takes you to the HP homepage, not to your article on Pet Helpful.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
      Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

      1. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
          Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          You may be right about that, Jodah. I wonder what will become of the forums? I doubt that each site will have its own forum.

    2. ezhang profile image
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      ezhangposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      This sounds like a bug. We'll look into this.

      1. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        This is still happening.

        1. ezhang profile image
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          ezhangposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          The fix for this just went out.

          1. Jodah profile image86
            Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Thank you.

          2. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
            Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Great - thank you!

          3. lrc7815 profile image94
            lrc7815posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            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:. 

            https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Italian-Gre … og-For-You

            1. Jodah profile image86
              Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              That was the "fix" for the problem of the link in email notifications directing to HubPage home page rather than Pet Helpful.

    3. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Jodah or Phyllis - would you mind forwarding this email to team@hubpages.com so that we can take a closer look? Thanks!

      1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
        Phyllis Doyleposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Sure, Marina. Thanks.

      2. Jodah profile image86
        Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I have forwarded a copy of one of the emails to the team.

        1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
          Marina Lazarevicposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you both!

      3. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        This issue is also happening to me so I am forwarding one of the emails to HP.

  29. carolynkaye profile image98
    carolynkayeposted 9 months ago

    I'm also getting the same Pinterest Blocked Link message as shay-marie saying my Pin may lead to spam. I just tried now and it's still happening.

    1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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      Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Will you please post the pin link that is showing the message?  I can send it to Pinterest and get it cleared up.

      1. carolynkaye profile image98
        carolynkayeposted 9 months ago in reply to this
        1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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          Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Sorry, I need the link from Pinterest.  The exact page on Pinterest that is showing the warning.

          TatRing and PetHelpful should be whitelisted, if they are getting the link warning I want to get it cleared up.

          I've looked at a few pages and don't see it, so it's important to get the exact page that shows the problem.

          Thanks!

          1. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            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

            1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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              Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              The link is broken.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image91
                DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

                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.

          2. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this
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            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this
          4. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            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.

          5. carolynkaye profile image98
            carolynkayeposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            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/



            http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12904258_f248.jpg

          6. carolynkaye profile image98
            carolynkayeposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Here is another one. The Caution! message comes up when I click on the 'Read It' button.
            https://www.pinterest.com/pin/526287906431281925/


            http://usercontent2.hubimg.com/12904271_f248.jpg

      2. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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          Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          I tried a few of your Hubs and never saw the warning, so if you have a page on Pinterest that shows it, please post the Pinterest link.

      3. shay-marie profile image95
        shay-marieposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        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:

        https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820476189944/
        https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820476189947/
        https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820473829103/
        https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820473614326/
        https://www.pinterest.com/pin/507569820473493885/

        These are all my own pins. There are a ton more pins that are showing the same warning, but from other people on Pinterest.

  30. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 9 months ago

    I am having the same issue.  Pinterest says it blocked the link because it may lead to spam.

    I have two Pinterest accounts.  When I log into the other one and try to Pin my PetHelpful hub it says there are no images to save...  Which is of course not the case.

  31. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    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.

  32. Alison Graham profile image94
    Alison Grahamposted 9 months ago

    When I visited a hub moved to pethelpful on my iPad yesterday, the black bar (edit, stats, delete) was not showing - however  it is showing on my laptop?

    1. janshares profile image87
      jansharesposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

  33. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 9 months ago

    Just checked this one (German Shepherd Puppy Names) and it said "Blocked Link Spam" GO BACK! Edit: This happened on the first click to visit page.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/294915475573250761/

  34. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 9 months ago

    This Pinterest link to page worked the first time, but not the second time I clicked on Visit.

    https://www.pinterest.com/pin/294915475569265907/   (Probiotics for Dogs)

  35. Kylyssa profile image92
    Kylyssaposted 9 months ago

    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.

    1. Jodah profile image86
      Jodahposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Are you sure those hubs were moved to Pet Helpful, and are not still located at HubPages?

      1. Kylyssa profile image92
        Kylyssaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        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.

        1. SmartAndFun profile image91
          SmartAndFunposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          LOL, they have probably been unfeatured due to too few views!

          JK, HP.

    2. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for reporting this.  I have filed a bug for our engineers, and we will get to it shortly!

    3. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      This should be fixed now.  Thanks again for reporting!

  36. carolynkaye profile image98
    carolynkayeposted 9 months ago

    The spam warning messages seem random for me. They happen on both my iPad and Mac laptop, but it's not every time.

  37. Denis Lubojanski profile image65
    Denis Lubojanskiposted 9 months ago

    So if I try to publish a hub about pets on hub page, will it automatically be transferred to pethelpful.com?

    1. SmartAndFun profile image91
      SmartAndFunposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      It will be automatically transferred if HP chooses it for that site. It will stay on the general HP site if they prefer to keep it there.

  38. Jesse Drzal profile image83
    Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago

    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.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      How long ago was the Hub transferred to Pethelpful? It may be that the hub is not indexed with Google yet and therefore FB may not be picking it  up?

      1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
        Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        I'm seeing across the whole site and on new hubs as well. Like 1 out of 10 or so have the messed up link.

  39. Jesse Drzal profile image83
    Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago
  40. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 9 months ago

    We are waiting to hear back from Pinterest and will let you know as soon as we do.  Thanks for your patience.  smile

    1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Anyone else seeing this share glitch on Facebook from pethelpful?

  41. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 9 months ago

    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)

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

      e.g. https://www.pinterest.com/pin/294915475569265907/   (Probiotics for Dogs)

    2. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      This does not work for the thousands of times the photo has been repinned to other pages.

      1. shay-marie profile image95
        shay-marieposted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Pinterest won't let me change my own pins to Pethelpful links either hmm  Whenever I try to edit one of my pins with the pethelpful URL, I get this:

        http://usercontent1.hubimg.com/12906040.png

        1. Solaras profile image91
          Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          I just had the same experience, although I could edit pins with the new URL a few days ago.

          1. Kylyssa profile image92
            Kylyssaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

            You'll get the oops/spam warning on pins that now lead to PetHelpful even if you don't change the URL.

            1. Solaras profile image91
              Solarasposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              They seem to have turned PetHelpful into an enemy of Pinterest. Somebody over there got the message backwards.

      2. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Yep I realise that but it will hopefully mean future repins have the correct URL without a re-direction

  42. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago

    Instead of saying "Search", how about saying "Search over 1000 articles..."? Just a random thought.

  43. agilitymach profile image100
    agilitymachposted 9 months ago

    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.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      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.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Very good news.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

        Good news would be if Pinterest stopped treating our pins as spam. I used to get about as many Pins in a weekend as I did page views from Google. Now it is about one-sixth.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Still good news. Traffic is going to the new niche sites. Sounds like good news to me. Looks like HP made another good move.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            If all of the traffic from Pinterest is lost that is not good news to me.

            1. carolynkaye profile image98
              carolynkayeposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              Same here. I got more from Pinterest than Google and now that's way down.

        2. Kylyssa profile image92
          Kylyssaposted 9 months ago in reply to this

          Have you checked it lately? I was able to click through an old pin to a hub that is now on PetHelpful earlier today.

          [edited to add]
          I just tried to pin a PetHelpful hub onto my saltwater fish board and I got the spam warning so that is still in effect.

          1. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

            Yes, I checked it again too after I read the first part of your post. I am still getting the spam warning too.

            1. Paul Edmondson profile image
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              Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago in reply to this

              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.

              1. paradigmsearch profile image89
                paradigmsearchposted 9 months ago in reply to this

                Sounds like a chaotic shop over there, I have worked in such places myself; it is not pretty. Contacting one of the head honchos may indeed be the only solution. smile

  44. colorfulone profile image87
    colorfuloneposted 9 months ago

    Streamline!  I like it.

  45. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago

    Pinterest says in 24 hours the blocks should be gone.  I'll check back tomorrow to see if folks are still seeing them.

  46. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 9 months ago

    Pinterest should now be working properly for all domains.  If you see an issue with blocked links, please let us know!

    1. DrMark1961 profile image91
      DrMark1961posted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks for taking care of this issue for all of us. I just edited an old pin and clicked on it several times to make sure it was okay. It is working fine.

    2. Jesse Drzal profile image83
      Jesse Drzalposted 9 months ago in reply to this

      Working on my end..thank you for all of your hard work Paul!

  47. carolynkaye profile image98
    carolynkayeposted 9 months ago

    My pins were working yesterday. Thanks for fixing this smile

  48. DrMark1961 profile image91
    DrMark1961posted 8 months ago

    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?

    1. agilitymach profile image100
      agilitymachposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Odd.  I have gotten a lot of comments on my PetHelpful articles since the site went live, and I have had zero troubles commenting.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Here is a link to one from today. https://pethelpful.com/dogs/dog-milk-pr … t-16754744
        Can you see if the comment is showing up on your computer? Maybe there is something wrong with my PC that I am not aware of.
        Thanks.

        1. agilitymach profile image100
          agilitymachposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Hmmm.  I don't see any comments or replies earlier than 8 months ago.  That is odd.  What are your comments set to?  Do you have to approve?  Do that post automatically?

        2. agilitymach profile image100
          agilitymachposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          This one of mine on PetHelpful went a bit viral a few days ago and has gotten several comments.  They show up for me, along with one or two replies from me.  Do the comments here show up for you? 

          https://pethelpful.com/dogs/Why-is-Requ … troversial

          1. DrMark1961 profile image91
            DrMark1961posted 8 months ago in reply to this

            There is one from Lionrhod from 3 days ago.

            1. agilitymach profile image100
              agilitymachposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Hmmm.  I approved two other since then, but I didn't reply to them.

              1. DrMark1961 profile image91
                DrMark1961posted 8 months ago in reply to this

                I had just failed to log on to the new site! Thanks for your help on this.

    2. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
      Marina Lazarevicposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Hi DrMark1961,
      Are you looking at your Hub on PetHelpful while logged in? If you're signed out of PetHelpful, your unapproved comments won't be visible.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image91
        DrMark1961posted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for that simple and effective solution. I am answering all of those old comments now!

        1. Marina Lazarevic profile image86
          Marina Lazarevicposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Great! Happy to hear. smile

 
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