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HubPages Hop

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 7 years ago

    We've just opened up a new discovery tool that I'm excited about called Hub Hopper.  It allows you to quickly browse through and read semi-random hubs that have been published recently, with a bias towards hubs in topic areas that you are following.  It also has easily accessible buttons for rating and for flagging inappropriate hubs.

    Our hope is that Hop will be both a fun way to discover interesting new hubs and an easy way for the community to help separate the wheat from the chaff.

    If you have any trouble using it, or if you have feedback, suggestions, or concerns please post them to this thread.

    Start Hopping!

    1. kenneth godin profile image61
      kenneth godinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah it would be interesting and fun for us hubbers who are serious about it,but what about those people who are just gonna go around and flagg everyones hubs because they have nothing better to do?

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        All flagging a hub does is bring it to the attention of our moderators.  As long as the hub is within our terms of service, there are no negative consequences.  (But please do flag hubs accurately, our moderators are already overworked!)

        1. rebekahELLE profile image90
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          what is the criteria for photos only hub?

          btw, like the feature, it looks like fun.

        2. kenneth godin profile image61
          kenneth godinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          thanks alot for the feed back Paul!

        3. mailxpress profile image73
          mailxpressposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Hi,
          I'm happy to hear that if someone flags a hub that it get reviewed by a human being instead of immediately taken down by a computer.  Thanks for the info.

          About the hop, I tried it but I was brought to hubs which I had no interest in.  I enjoy typing into the field what I am looking for and take it from there.

          mailxpress

      2. KCC Big Country profile image83
        KCC Big Countryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You've been here 5 days, how many "nothing better to do hubbers" do you think there are?  I think you'll find there are far more serious folks here than goof-offs.

        BTW....welcome to Hubpages.

        1. kenneth godin profile image61
          kenneth godinposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks,and your probably right!

    2. Veronica Allen profile image85
      Veronica Allenposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What a great tool! I just checked it out and I thought it was really cool.

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        WildIrisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I like this tool more than the Hub Feed.

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        cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        wow, this is really cool! thanks! you guys are always coming up with neat stuff for us hub hoppers wink

        http://i40.tinypic.com/i50i6o.gif

      3. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image72
        JYOTI KOTHARIposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I had seen this feature in my accounts page and clicked. I have visited few hubs from this feature and enjoyed.
        Thanks for adding a feature.
        Jyoti Kothari

      4. Leandraluv profile image85
        Leandraluvposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I discovered this feature this morning and ended up reading quite a few hubs! It's a cool feature and it helps give hubs more exposure. Well done!

      5. starme77 profile image86
        starme77posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        This is A Really Cool  Feature Way to Go smile I Love it

      6. retired06 profile image71
        retired06posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I just tried out "Hub Hop" and love it !  It is a great idea!  Thanks to who ever came up with it.

      7. prettydarkhorse profile image62
        prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        this is a very nice idea, Thank you Paul! HOP HOP HOP

    3. SunSeven profile image63
      SunSevenposted 7 years ago

      Great feature Paul. Its similar to stumble upon.

      Best Regards smile

      1. myownworld profile image82
        myownworldposted 7 years ago

        I just browsed through this... fantastic feature...absolutely loved it! Thank you... smile

      2. wrenfrost56 profile image82
        wrenfrost56posted 7 years ago

        Very cool new tool Paul, just had a quick look. Thanks smile

        1. frogdropping profile image85
          frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

          Well - utterly perfect for frogs. I'm sure I'll get much use out of it. Thankyou Mr Deeds and co smile

          1. darkside profile image79
            darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Frogdropping is going hubhopping!

        2. Jane@CM profile image60
          Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

          The first thing that came to mind was a perfect time to release the "hop" with the Easter Bunny right around the corner.

          My first hop delivered a decadent chocolate cake recipe YUM!

          1. Lisa HW profile image82
            Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

            Nice - how handy.  I can't imagine any improvements from what I've seen.

            (The thread with "Hop" in it caught my eye.  I couldn't imagine what "Hop" might be.  Thought maybe HubPages was having a giant get-together at a malt shoppe somewhere in the middle of the US, for the purpose of dancing and playing oldies.  smile )  Oh well, I'm more likely to take advantage of the HubPages version of "Hop" anyway.

          2. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

            Ok, I've been hopping. But I hopped through your link. Where is the hopping thing? The feed? I'm off to find it, surely you stuck it somewhere obvious.

            1. pauldeeds profile image
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              pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              We haven't decided where to put the link to it yet.  So, for now, you'll have to get to it from my forum post.  Soon enough it will have a home.

              1. darkside profile image79
                darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Just so long as it doesn't go at the top of the page of our own hubs.

                Squidoo has tried it on several occasions under different guises.  They don't seem to get the message that most of our traffic is hard won and we don't appreciate traffic leaks.

                But it could work well for visitors coming via the hub homepage.

          3. frogdropping profile image85
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

            Ahh that explains why I can't find it then. Well, in that case, pop it on my profile. I have space smile

          4. AEvans profile image72
            AEvansposted 7 years ago

            I love it , there is nothing like hopping to something new! Thank you again. smile

            Could you put the hop in between the 'my profle' amd 'contest' button?

            1. frogdropping profile image85
              frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this



              lol shhhh AE - I've already made the best suggestion wink

              1. AEvans profile image72
                AEvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                sshhhhhh o.k. smile

          5. blondepoet profile image80
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago

            This is a brilliant idea.

          6. Jen's Solitude profile image86
            Jen's Solitudeposted 7 years ago

            This is a great feature, very easy to use and so convenient. I did wonder where the link was, but have since read it hasn't been given a special home yet, so will continue to use this link until . . .

          7. wavegirl22 profile image48
            wavegirl22posted 7 years ago

            The Hubbers Hop . . I just love it!

            BlondePoet really coined it when she said

            'This is a brilliant idea.'

          8. ThoughtfulSpot profile image81
            ThoughtfulSpotposted 7 years ago

            Very fun! Thanks. I've been trying to make sure I do more reading in addition to writing, and this is a very easy and interesting way to do it...

          9. AEvans profile image72
            AEvansposted 7 years ago

            Here is one little glitch, if you have to flag a hub it will not allow you to leave the comment. You click on the button and then the box for comment is clear and stands behind the categories. smile

          10. adrienne2 profile image82
            adrienne2posted 7 years ago

            It is amazing at all the upgrades Hubpages as has made in recent months.  Now we have the Hop, cool!!

          11. sunforged profile image66
            sunforgedposted 7 years ago

            hopefully, the hop will only be visible to logged in users?

            even then, can we voluntarily remove ourselves from the "hop" feed, Its a cool functionality as a reader but its not adsense monetized. I know we dont expect much adsense returns from fellow hubbers (rightfully so, im completely ad blind myself)..But, when an article gets featured I see doubled adsense returns so its not a completetely accurate belief.

            Will the hop be adsense monetized before its completely live?

            It kind of feels like my content is being used in a way that I didnt know about when I first published it. If the hop showed a teaser or was a frame over the actual hub, i would feel different.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I second that.

            2. MyWebs profile image86
              MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Yes will this have AdSense, Amazon and the others added to it?

              And since this web app encourages users to randomly hop around looking for a hub they like I can see this *royally screwing up* a hubs average "view time". Since  "View Time" is a factor in hub scores it shouldn't be affected by tons of random hops in my opinion.

              If there will not be monetization of these hubs content and/or it will mess with "View Times" then please give us either an opt-in or opt-out method please.

              I like sunforged's idea of a short teaser, I would say 2 paragraphs would be good. Then if it sounds interesting a user can click through to the hub.

              While I been wondering when HP would use a bit more Ajax around here this isn't exactly what I would have created.

              1. pauldeeds profile image
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                pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                View times from Hop are not considered as part of HubScore.   One of the goals of the Hopper is to help us to more quickly identify low quality hubs and hubs that violate the terms of service, both of which are a drag on the entire community.  If we allowed opt-out spammers would just use that in order to avoid scrutiny.  Therefore it's unlikely that we'd do that.

                1. MyWebs profile image86
                  MyWebsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Thanks for your response pauldeeds. I never considered AdSense not working properly in a hub loaded via Ajax. So that makes a lot of sense as well as why opt-out isn't a good idea either. I'm glad our view times are not affected. smile

                  Ok I like this idea now, I'm sold on it.

                  I do like how fast the hubs load via Ajax. It is so fast. Give us more Ajax goodies!

                2. hypnodude profile image83
                  hypnodudeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Ok, maybe I'm out of my element, but if the hopping isn't counted as a view and it doesn't affect hubscore if a hubber has read my hub with the hop why should he read it again? If he doesn't want to leave a comment and it doesn't affects views and scores with the hopping I'm loosing both of them. That is for three days I loose traffic, am I wrong?

            3. pauldeeds profile image
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              pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hubs are only shown in the hopper for the first 3 days after they are published, so it should not have any significant effect on long term traffic or revenue.  Further, the hopper is only for registered HubPages users, and the chosen hubs are shown basically at random (good ones aren't "featured").  We do not currently plan to show ads in the hopper, although Amazon and eBay capsules obviously do appear.  Because of the way hubs are loaded into the hopper via ajax (and similarly the preview feature in the feed), it's actually not possible to show contextual ads on them.

              1. sunforged profile image66
                sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                between the 3 day limit and the registered user function, im sold.

                i follow the make money category, 6 of the 12 i viewed in the hop were utter garbage, its nice to have a quick way to being attention to them and help keep up the quality of the site

                but on the other hand, i follow the health category and they were all of impressive quality

                1. Marisa Wright profile image93
                  Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Me too!

          12. Pamela99 profile image83
            Pamela99posted 7 years ago

            I think this is a terrific new feature because you can really see what hubs about a particular topic are available in a short amount of time.

          13. lorlie6 profile image85
            lorlie6posted 7 years ago

            I love this idea, but will there be a 'button' or something so we can hop?

          14. Michael Willis profile image76
            Michael Willisposted 7 years ago

            Aren't hubs suppose to be more than just pics? I mean those with NO words at all?
            Asking here because I saw this hub through "HOP."

            1. Marisa Wright profile image93
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              You will see Hubs that are just pics - usually Indian actresses!  People create them because they get lots of traffic, so they think they're going to make a mint - then they discover it's not paying traffic (people come to admire the photos, not to click on ads).

              I've tried hopping a few times now - is there a way to control which categories I see?  If not, I'd find the constant Indian Auntie Hubs too annoying to use it.

              1. Michael Willis profile image76
                Michael Willisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                I know what you mean Marisa. My only question about the hub I saw was the fact it was only 1 picture!!!  Then there were numerous links that went no where.

          15. englightenedsoul profile image60
            englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

            Marisa I think it shows only the hubs from the topic feeds you follow.  Like i only see the health hubs when I am hopping...But not sure.  Just check which topic feeds you follow and which hubs it shows....That would solve ,my confusion as well.

            1. pauldeeds profile image
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              pauldeedsposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hubs in topics that you follow will appear first, but if you do a lot of hopping you'll see hubs in any topic.

          16. sunforged profile image66
            sunforgedposted 7 years ago

            I havent seen an auntie or photo hub in the hop yet but I follow only two topics..one being the contest category..so far Ive only seen health hubs.

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              wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Hate to be obtuse, but how did you follow the contest category exactly?  I don't see how to follow topics of interest to me.  Then again, I haven't spent much time figuring it out.  So, if you want to ignore me, I don't blame you a bit.  wink

              1. Pearldiver profile image88
                Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh.... Dohhhhhh Laura lol

              2. sunforged profile image66
                sunforgedposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Im incapable of ignoring

                just click this link and you will see a big green button

                http://hubpages.com/topics/health/2155#

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                  wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  I know that, I just don't see the topic in hop mode.  I'm already following it.  I don't know, maybe I'm just too tired for something so complex.  lol

                  I think I'm seeing a lot more topics than you because I follow a ludicrous amount of topics...  That must be why I'm not seeing any of the contest hubs yet.

            2. Fluffymetal profile image78
              Fluffymetalposted 7 years ago

              Love the idea

            3. hypnodude profile image83
              hypnodudeposted 7 years ago

              I think I'll give my two cents opinion, without any intention to offend anyone, but I think it was a better feature the old topics page with a selection of hubs. First because it gave much more traffic to hubs, at least to mine; and second because in that way low quality hubs were put outside. I found it a great way to know about new hubs. With this hopping if I'm not one of those hubbers who publish consistently at least each day how many chance do I have to be hopped? Maybe I'm too much on the organized side, but I preferred to look at the old topics page.
              Also as hopping seems to show only Ebay ads I find this, as regards earning money, not much right as I'm not allowed to have them, and if someone look at my hubs only with that feature as it is I earns 0. And this leads to another point: can new hubbers like me have another option as regards auctions? Because without Ebay we loose a big option of earning money and also to write sales targeted hubs.

              This is only my opinion, without any offense intended, thanks for reading. smile

              1. Dale Nelson profile image31
                Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

                Hi Paul and fellow hubbers.

                I liked the rate at which the pages download quicker than usual.I realise I have to join more groups though as there were only 8 hubs to hop - Done that.
                I did find it hard to see the block with the options.Can we move it to the left side of the screen as I sometimes work off a smaller screen and the bar at the bottom doesnt move the block, only the page.

                Good addition though, thanks again
                Dale

              2. liswilliams profile image60
                liswilliamsposted 7 years ago

                Thanks Paul
                sounds good

              3. TNmoonshine profile image60
                TNmoonshineposted 7 years ago

                Cool

              4. Internetwriter62 profile image86
                Internetwriter62posted 7 years ago

                Thank you for finding more ways of improving the over all performance of Hub Pages and it's community. I look forward to trying this new tool.

              5. englightenedsoul profile image60
                englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

                Thank you pauldeeds...You solved all my queries and doubts!!

              6. Dale Mazurek profile image60
                Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

                What a great feature.  It actually gives us somewhat of an idea of what Hubpage staff has to go through.

                I hate to say it but there are a lot of crappy hubs coming through the system.

                I believe with us helping it will make this a better place.

                I did find some very good hubvs that got an up rating from me.

                Dale

              7. IzzyM profile image88
                IzzyMposted 7 years ago

                I love this new feature, and it is so quick to load! As Dale says, there is a lot of crappy hubs to be waded through and ones that are barely more than one paragraph long!
                But what a great way to find good new hubbers. Also there seems to be a tremendous amount of hubbers I never knew existed or were still active as they never use the forums.

              8. frogdropping profile image85
                frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

                Ok that's good to know Paul. I wondered where the ads were but of course Sunforged was the one that thought to ask. I just bugered of to start hopping.

                Love the hopping frog thing when you click the hop button. Seriously - who ever thought my ass looked that good.

              9. Dame Scribe profile image60
                Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

                Will it be available as a Widget smile thank you Mr. Paul and HP team, you're awesome.

              10. Daniel Carter profile image92
                Daniel Carterposted 7 years ago

                Just did some hopping. Rated up and down, flagged a hub or two and made comments on new awesome hubs.

                Very stylomatic, Paul and team. Much grooviness to you all for your cool work.

              11. Dorsi profile image89
                Dorsiposted 7 years ago

                Thanks Paul. You guys (and gals!) are always doing great things to improve HubPages. I'll have to try the new "hop".

              12. Glenn Stok profile image96
                Glenn Stokposted 7 years ago

                This is similar to clicking on the "hubs" tab and then clicking "Latest" except that Hopping is more focused on our own interests. What a great idea!  Thanks Paul.

              13. knowledgeeater profile image61
                knowledgeeaterposted 7 years ago

                Great idea! I'm very new to Hubpages, so hi to everyone!

              14. profile image0
                IĆ°unnposted 7 years ago

                This thing is really neat, I just tried it.  smile

              15. Jewels profile image82
                Jewelsposted 7 years ago

                It is a good feature.  I was taken directly to a hub on how to enlarge your penis lol  I don't have one of those appendiges, and I had no idea Hubpages had a section that accommodated this sort of how to!  Amazing what you find without trying. lol

                1. RedElf profile image85
                  RedElfposted 7 years ago

                  This is a great new toy. big_smilebig_smilebig_smile
                  Found lots of interesting new hubs, and so fast! Loved that part. big_smilebig_smile
                  Do you ever plan that we could be able to select the topics to hop through or will it always run through our own "topics of interest"? It is great as is, I'm just curious wink

                2. AEvans profile image72
                  AEvansposted 7 years ago

                  Well I love where the link is now, thanks! smile

                  1. Isabelle22 profile image60
                    Isabelle22posted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Me too thank-you HP's

                    1. Money Glitch profile image88
                      Money Glitchposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      Me three ! http://www.planetsmilies.com/smilies/happy/happy0065.gif Bravo, I like the link in the account section as well!

                3. fastfreta profile image81
                  fastfretaposted 7 years ago

                  I am loving this Hub hoping.  I often miss my favorite hubbers hubs, but this way I'll be able to see them more often, in addition I'll be able to see new hubbers or hubbers that I've previously not known.  Thanks Hub staff for this wonderful new feature.

                4. heart4theword profile image52
                  heart4thewordposted 7 years ago

                  I tried it out:)  It was nice, that the pages, came up fairly quickly.  I noticed I was able, to read more in a shorter period of time.  Great idea:)

                5. west40 profile image60
                  west40posted 7 years ago

                  Really enjoy Hub Hopping - great feature

                6. C.V.Rajan profile image69
                  C.V.Rajanposted 7 years ago

                  Nice feature.

                7. profile image0
                  Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

                  oooo a new toy? for us? AAAA Paul you guys didn't have to but thank you hehehe I'm off to play with it now

                8. Research Analyst profile image77
                  Research Analystposted 7 years ago

                  Great idea, thanks for the new tool, it is very useful.

                9. nasus loops profile image82
                  nasus loopsposted 7 years ago

                  Haven't had a good look at it yet, but it looks like fun.  Hope to play with it soon.

                10. Missi Darnell profile image90
                  Missi Darnellposted 7 years ago

                  Absolutely love this new feature!!! I've been addicted all morning!

                11. frogdropping profile image85
                  frogdroppingposted 7 years ago

                  Well I need to stop hopping. It's just too easy to hop from hub to hub. I do wish I didn't keep getting picture hubs though, or find an endless stream of marketers just here to direct me at their websites.

                  I'm supposing there's a way to filter some stuff out?

                  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
                    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    But frogs are meant to hop...

                    1. frogdropping profile image85
                      frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                      lol UW they are. But ... I can't leave the damn thing alone. I really like using it. I just love the way it works. But - like others I hop onto a lot of piccy hubs, when I'd rather not. I've seen enough boobies and suggestions of nether regions to put me off my dinner.

                      Anyway - as far as I'm concerned, it's a cool tool. I've found some great newly published hubs, as well as a lot of crap.  Spammers and copy artists beware - the hubhopper shows you sooooo much easier *nods*

                   
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