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Introducing: AxleAddict.com!

  1. Marina Lazarevic profile image87
    Marina Lazarevicposted 8 months ago

    Our latest site is about all things motorized (autos, trucks, rvs, etc): AxleAddict. This is a relatively small site. Congrats to the Hubbers who have had Hubs chosen!

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Any idea on a photography niche???



      http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/12934907_f248.jpg

    2. gerimcclym profile image87
      gerimcclymposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Looking good!

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Are you still in the process of choosing hubs from those that are already available, or is this it?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image92
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        On another thread, Christy said this is just the first pass to get the niche sites started - so they will be coming back for more, but it may be a while.

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    You guys are moving right along with these things. big_smile

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image96
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 8 months ago

    Is it a good plan to just write things here as always, and allow folks to move them to the appropriate niche site when the time comes?

    I'd be horribly stressed about joining several new sites for different topics.

    1. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      You don't have any say in whether your articles stay here on the original site or are moved to one of the niche sites.  Selection is done solely by HP staff.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Think of it this way:  Each site is a total website.  If you had to start one on your own, it would take forever to start earning with it.  This way, you keep earning and don't have to do a thing other than write.

      What I like is that I can write about anything, no longer having to write just on one niche topic.   So what if one article goes to one spot and another to a different one?  The views and money still show up the same way they always did, except now there is more of a chance for success.

      It will be interesting to see how all of this works out, but I would continue writing hubs, because you never know when one will get chosen, and it might just be the one that goes viral!

  4. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 8 months ago

    Hey Marina, you guys do know that the sites are still being interlinked right smile I mean there are tatring hubs in the related section on bellatory. I know this is out of topic here, but just wanted to point it out. I'm sure there will be similar interlinking on the new axeladdict site as well.

  5. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago

    Wonderful news! I was looking forward to a niche site for autos since my hub that was selected and moved there has been doing well, and now I expect it to do even better.

    One thing I noticed, though, is that the next and last from the group is no longer at the bottom as it is on the home site. Was this a conscious decision to drop the "More in this series" section or was it lost by mistake?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Glenn:  I'm glad to hear that because they just moved 16 of my RV hubs over to that site.  I'm hoping there will be more to follow and really hoping that this move will increase my page views. How much of an uptick did you see on that article after the move?

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
        Rochelle Frankposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        That sounds great!  You should get a big uptick from that. I have two there and I think they are already moving up. One of my fashion choices is up quite a bit and the other up a little in views.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Keeping my fingers crossed.

      2. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        TT, did you have Amazon capsules on those hubs, and if so did they survive the move?

      3. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations on your 16 RV hubs. It's too soon to tell if there is any uptick. I think my hub was just moved this morning. I'll post again when I see any changes.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

          OK.  Now the number is 21, with 1 having been moved to Pethelpful.  I'm learning a lot from the way the editors are doing things.

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
            Phyllis Doyleposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            You are HOT, TT2. Congratulations, well done!  smile

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks, Phyllis.   I'm hoping this is just the beginning, though, as I have an entire cadre of RV hubs that could use some help!

              1. Phyllis Doyle profile image95
                Phyllis Doyleposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                +1  How exciting for you.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I caught that, too.  That whole series is missing from the "new" hub.

    3. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      "More in this series" is not on any of the niche sites. The plot thickens... big_smile

    4. Marina Lazarevic profile image87
      Marina Lazarevicposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      This was intentional, and Hub Groups haven't been rendered on any of the new sites.  We will soon retire Hub Groups and replace it with More by this Author. The main reasons being: the two features are similar and Hub Groups was rarely used as it was intended (to group Hubs that are in a series rather than just related to one another).

      1. wilderness profile image97
        wildernessposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Glad I put the "prior" and "next" in the text in my series as well as grouping them, then.  Thanks, Marina.

      2. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Marina. Thanks for that explanation. I like the idea of calling it "More by this Author" as you had mentioned. But I hope HP keeps the ability to specify which ones to list there. I wouldn't want random hubs of mine appearing that don't relate to the present one. I don't think that would serve any purpose.

        I realize many Hubbers didn't group their hubs at all. If you wish to take a look at how I organized my groups on my account, I'd be glad to hear your thoughts.

        1. wilderness profile image97
          wildernessposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          If they are all on the same site (I assume they will be) then there will be at least some relevance.  At least we shouldn't see a recipe hub as "more by the author" on a car repair one.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image96
            Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Ahh yes. That makes sense. And it also makes it automatic so Hubbers no longer need to put effort into arranging groups.

            1. wilderness profile image97
              wildernessposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Outside of a series, anyway.  And the one or two series I have I'll just put into the text.

              1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                True. I understand that. The last and next designation is useful for those, such as you, who create hubs as a series. Maybe HP might consider leaving both methods with an option to select which we want at the bottom of our hubs. "More in this series" or "More by this Author".

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

          I grouped mine and had hoped groups would remain on the old site, at least.

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
            Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Congrats on being chosen, T2.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks.  They just added one more and it looks like they're editing two more as we speak to get them ready for the change.  Me like!!

      3. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Uh-oh--does this mean we will no longer be able to use groups to group our own hubs together for easy finding/categorizing, by creating our own groups??

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Exactly.

          1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
            DzyMsLizzyposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            mad grumble, grumble, grumble...  mad

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Topic/category idea: auto accessories

  7. wilderness profile image97
    wildernessposted 8 months ago

    While I'm please to see several hubs go into this new domain, I wasn't so pleased at the snipping that happened first.

    One hub on installing brakes and rotors on a specific truck had Amazon capsules for those brakes and rotors snipped out.  The other, on choosing and installing an electric car charger had the Amazon capsules for the three differing styles of chargers being discussed snipped.  I've got an email in to the team, but haven't heard anything back yet.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    Hark! I have also become one of the Chosen Ones. Autographs available for only $9.95. Gotten me motivated here it has. Life is good.

  9. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago

    Wow! Just noticed a huge uptick in traffic on my hub that was moved to AxleAddict!

    1. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Found it. Google has indexed it in 4 different places on the site. I wonder if that is the norm per hub, what with all the here and there lists.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        I'm pretty sure the old URL listings will eventually be dropped from Google since they are 401 redirects to the one on AxleAddict.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image90
          paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Those 4 are all on AxleAddict. As for Google, you are right. Your exact title in quotes has 3,590 results when the whole slush pile is included. big_smile

          1. Glenn Stok profile image96
            Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I noticed at least one in the slush pile is a plagiarized copy of my hub. I guess I have some work to do again with sending DMCA reports. As for the four in AxleAddict, I'm not sure what that means. I'll have to check on that since it makes no sense.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image90
              paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Yeah, it is not pretty. I need to go on another extermination binge, myself.

              1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                Glenn Stokposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                It's been a while since I had to do that. By the way, the other listings on AxleAddict are references to my hub. Only one is the real thing.

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 8 months ago

    Am I right in thinking Google Analytics loses sight of hubs that have been moved?

  11. janderson99 profile image83
    janderson99posted 8 months ago

    It is a terrible URL name choice. IMO

  12. TeriSilver profile image92
    TeriSilverposted 8 months ago

    I agree.  But I can't say I like one or two of the others, either.

    1. janderson99 profile image83
      janderson99posted 8 months ago in reply to this

      +1  have been developing my own sites as homes for hubs. I have found much better names - all (dot) com's e.g foodfactstips etc. The URL name DOES matter as people look at the source when choosing from the SERP list presented to them.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Probably best to avoid three word names. 

        I reckon any short, pronounceable name with some kind of reference to the subject is fine. Delishably is just about pronounceable if you are stone cold sober. PetHelpful and TatRing are genuinely memorable. AxleAddict is brutal enough for its niche.

        Bellatory is never going to grow on me.

        1. janderson99 profile image83
          janderson99posted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Bare minimum the URL should contain the main keyword = topic.

          1. Will Apse profile image90
            Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            If you are aiming to be a mega brand there is no need to use any reference to anything at all. Amazon might suggest a mighty river of goods and products, I suppose. Twitter is a vague reference to short bursts of communication, Google would suggest 'big number' and 'science' to a very small group of people...

            But what about Etsy, Weebly etc? Nothing, I can think of.

            Small niches need something that sort of makes sense straight away.

            Exact match domains have been targeted by Google but can still get traffic if they they have quality content.

        2. Jesse Drzal profile image83
          Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          AxleAddict could be misconstrued for a fan site for hard rock/metal music legend Axle Rose..may throw a wrench in the gears of the Google bot.

          http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news- … /492828771

          1. janderson99 profile image83
            janderson99posted 8 months ago in reply to this

            A company called Addict makes scooter and board Axles. Silly name will cause confusion. Looks like the key criteria was length  less than 13.

            1. Will Apse profile image90
              Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              Axl Rose, Who he? Addict scooters? Who they?

              Maybe I have been living in the jungle too long, lol.

              Bellatory, though. Shudder. I reckon it is meant to be beauty laboratory, as Kyllisa (sorry if misspelling) suggested.  I could find a pic of rabbits screaming as shampoo is tested in their eyes but I don't think I should.

              1. Solaras profile image91
                Solarasposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                Bellatory = Bela Lugosi is dead, Bauhaus

                1. Jesse Drzal profile image83
                  Jesse Drzalposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                  I like Bauhaus!

                  1. Will Apse profile image90
                    Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                    It is different with a southern accent. Sort of werewolfy.

                  2. lobobrandon profile image81
                    lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                    Bauhaus is a registered trademark in Germany. I don't think it would be available in any form.

  13. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    I am pleased to report AdSense works fine and dandy on the niche sites. Not exactly earthshaking news, but I like reporting positive events.

    The AxleAddict domain name popped right up on my home page. Looks purdy.

    How about that? We now have automatic earnings reporting by topic without having to mess with URLs, Channels, and all that.

    Come to think of it, I haven't heard a peep from Delishably, even though my hub has been there awhile and is getting traffic.

    1. Rodeon profile image63
      Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Good days for HubPages, isn't it? smile

    2. paradigmsearch profile image90
      paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      I haven't worked with the URL channels in years, thus I know next to nothing about them these days. AxleAddict popping up has gotten me messing with them again; if nothing else, there's a lot of obsolete stuff to cleanup. As to Delishably's absence, my curiosity has escalated to concern; I'll give it a few more days before starting a thread about it.

      1. Rodeon profile image63
        Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        ?

        1. Rodeon profile image63
          Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Where are all the usual complaints?

      2. Rodeon profile image63
        Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Did you actually edit your comment to make it look.............      Bhahahahaha!

        1. Rodeon profile image63
          Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          lol someone please let us see again paradigmsearch's that original, optimistic comment! lol lol

      3. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        This should be immediate. Maybe check the source code of the page to check if your publisher ID shows?

        1. Rodeon profile image63
          Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          It will definitely take some time, you   see! big_smile

          1. Rodeon profile image63
            Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            smile

          2. lobobrandon profile image81
            lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

            Who are you Rodeon? You seem to be like PD... But you aren't allowed to post from 2 accounts you know.

            1. Rodeon profile image63
              Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

              What did you say?

              1. lobobrandon profile image81
                lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                You are trolling this thread lol. Just like what PD does on some haha. But I know PD. Who are you? You seem to be new (the profile I mean)

                1. Rodeon profile image63
                  Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                  Go sleep it's 11:40 of night!

                  1. lobobrandon profile image81
                    lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                    It's just 7:10 PM and I would be awake at 11:40 anyway

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

                  Based on his poor syntax, I thought this was another DasEngel.
                  As the other thread mentioned, ignore the trolls and they will probably go away.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image81
                    lobobrandonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

                    Oh yes. That's highly likely forgot about that guy lol

  14. Rodeon profile image63
    Rodeonposted 8 months ago

    "Our Purpose and Goal

    Our goal at AxleAddict.com is to be the best place online to find high-quality, informative-style content. We are also a platform for enthusiasts and aficionados to create original, useful, in-depth content. In most cases, we pair our authors with professional editors to create a well-written, informative piece."

    https://axleaddict.com/about-us

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Its probably not very important but that entire 'about us' needs a re-write. Too many redundant phrases. A bit clumsy all round. Kind of stuff people write when they have had a long day.

      Is that enough of a complaint? I have also had a long day.

      1. Rodeon profile image63
        Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

        Do you remember Hub Pages 6 month ago? You have a good memory if you do.

        1. Rodeon profile image63
          Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

          Hard to keep up with it.

  15. Rodeon profile image63
    Rodeonposted 8 months ago

    Guess we need to re-invent our complaint strategies.

    1. Rodeon profile image63
      Rodeonposted 8 months ago in reply to this

      Maybe, just re-write them?

  16. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    This thread should have at least one meme...


    https://i.imgflip.com/t94i7.jpg

  17. Arthur Fontes profile image90
    Arthur Fontesposted 6 months ago

    2 months eh?

    jus noticed


    cool 4 me

    thx

 
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