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A few other changes

  1. pauldeeds profile image
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    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    Today we also rolled out a few other changes, besides the eBay cut over.

    - The video capsule now supports Metacafe and Revver videos
    - For URL Trackers, you can now see who you have referred, just click on the tracking token from here.  At the same time we eliminated the earnings estimates as they were a tremendous source of confusion and not that accurate anyway.
    - Until the end of the month we upped the revenue share from 60% to 70% to compensate for the AdSense outage.
    - Plus a handful of other minor changes, which you may or may not notice.

    If you run across any problems, please let us know.  Thanks!

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      TiffanyDowposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      OMG! I just learned about Revver! This is awesome!

    2. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Sweeeet!

      1. kashifmahmood profile image61
        kashifmahmoodposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        This is simply great smile

    3. Peter M. Lopez profile image91
      Peter M. Lopezposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Most excellent.  THANKS!!!!!

    4. premsingh profile image61
      premsinghposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks pauldeeds for this change.Few days back, I started a thread in the forum to make this change  so that HP and hubbers are benefitted in the long run. This is a welcome step.

    5. retired06 profile image76
      retired06posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      _______________________________________________________________
      I am having trouble typing text content into a new hub.  The text is not formatting correctly.
      Is there a problem with all pages or just mine?   Thanks, Retired06

      1. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think there is a wide spread problem.  You may want to try selecting the text you typed in, and then choose "paragraph" from the formatting drop down list (assuming you want it formatted as a paragraph).

        If that doesn't do it, you may want to try closing down all your browser windows and then re-opening your browser.  Then, go to http://hubpages.com/ and hold down the shift key, and refresh the page.  This will clear out any potentially corrupted or stale javascript or css files that may be cached on your local machine.

    6. premsingh profile image61
      premsinghposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      pauldeeds, I lost all the interest  in URL trackers after this change. Please, undo the change even if it is a source of great confusion.

      1. crusador profile image62
        crusadorposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I also support resoration of rough estimates on the referral page.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          I agree with pauldeeds big_smile Waste of time and a source of much confusion and arguments. Reminds me of a quote from Scott McNealy (Sun microsystems) when there was a big hooha over consumer privacy:

          "You have zero privacy anyway. Get over it."

      2. pauldeeds profile image
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        pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think we're going to restore those estimates.  However, if you want to calculate something similar yourself, just take the CPM you are seeing with AdSense on HubPages plus the stats from the tracker page:

        CPM - Your AdSense cpm for HubPages traffic
        HTV - hub traffic views from your trackers page
        THV - traffic hub views from your trackers page

        Total Dollar Earnings Estimate = ( ( THV + HTV) * CPM ) / 10000

        1. premsingh profile image61
          premsinghposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks 'paul' for the formula. I accept your verdict happily. Only thing I will mention here that the rough estimates shown before the changes always pursuaded hubbers like me to try to bring new hubbers to hubpages. I don't know I'll have or not have same zeal after these changes. It can just be imagined from the fact that earlier i was looking for referral trackers whenever I logged on but I did it rarely after this change.

    7. Andrew0208 profile image60
      Andrew0208posted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Great!! It makes it decent to actually track traffic sources and it's related referrals. It's encouraging knowing whom you referred.

    8. waynet profile image49
      waynetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      What if one of your trackers doesn't show who the referrals are?

      This is what's happened to one tracker where I can't see the 2 referrals, is there are reason for this?

  2. Whitney05 profile image64
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Very cool. I love that we can see who we've signed up now. Do you think it would be appropriate to send emails to those who haven't published a hub to get them inspired to do so?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Good question Whitney  - I was wondering the same thing.  Especially as a couple of mine have set up a proper profile with a photo and bio but haven't written a thing in two or three months.

  3. Whitney05 profile image64
    Whitney05posted 9 years ago

    Found a change.. I think... You guys removed the thing underneath the option to set link to option in new browser or open in the same browser. I don't remember what was under the option scroll box thing, but it's gone now.

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image88
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 9 years ago

    Excellent.  Thanks Paul, and everyone else at the space station.

  5. Angela Harris profile image77
    Angela Harrisposted 9 years ago

    Loving these changes. Hip Hip Hooray for the Hubpages staff.

  6. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    I am loving it! smile Thanks Paul

  7. LdsNana-AskMormon profile image90
    LdsNana-AskMormonposted 9 years ago

    Thank you HubPages!

    You guys rock.  I really appreciate your continued dedication to make this the best place to publish online.

    I feel honored to be a part of such a great group of people:-)

    tDMg
    LdsNana-AskMormon

  8. kia31 profile image55
    kia31posted 9 years ago

    I all for change,  I knew something was going on because some of the links were not working today. I will check out the new video sites and see if I can put my New eBay Id in, I could not earlier.

  9. gamergirl profile image60
    gamergirlposted 9 years ago

    Three cheers for the best changes I've seen here yet!!

    >.>  Can we have adult content available again yet?  I've got a billion awesome ideas if we could..

    Joking! Joking!

  10. Betty Jo Petty profile image61
    Betty Jo Pettyposted 9 years ago

    I can hear I've been missing things happening here.  I have been somewhere that has not been too cheerful (well, not for me) lately.

    Catching up here is now on my busy, busy agenda.  Just joking. I'm the unbusiest person in the world.  Not a word, sorry. 

    Now, to find someone to explain all this.  bjp

  11. Hovalis profile image88
    Hovalisposted 9 years ago

    Very cool. smile

    I am having a few problems at the moment. Rather the reposting them, here's a link to the thread I started in the help forum.

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/4310#post35341

  12. spuds profile image20
    spudsposted 9 years ago

    Love the changes. Great job team.

  13. topstuff profile image60
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    Where can we see now refferal (url tracker)earnings?

  14. WeddingConsultant profile image81
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    Thank you Hubteam for adding these tweaks!  Boy, I'm really excited that we can put revver and metacafe videos on here.  Fantastic!

  15. KevinDoyle profile image61
    KevinDoyleposted 9 years ago

    Do you have any plans on adding support for Viddler video?

  16. C.M. Vanderlinden profile image72
    C.M. Vanderlindenposted 9 years ago

    This is great! Thanks Hub Team big_smile

  17. compu-smart profile image81
    compu-smartposted 9 years ago

    Wow, the new url trakker feature is awsome!!
    smile

  18. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    Hi Paul,

    The referral stats seem to be a little out of place as far as total hubs published vs hubs published under individual trackers. Can you please check?

    thanks and regards

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      I believe this is fixed now.  We store a cached version of the total number of published hubs for performance reasons (since it is somewhat expensive to calculate in real time).  Under certain circumstances it doesn't get updated immediately when the actual number of published hubs for a user changes.

  19. vietnamese profile image79
    vietnameseposted 9 years ago

    With regarding to the Tracker, is there a limit? I remember it was mentioned "20 trackers" limit somewhere. But I've tried to go over that and it's still fine. Any input?

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      The limit is currently 30.

      1. vietnamese profile image79
        vietnameseposted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks! I guess I better start to do some planning as I plan to use many trackers!

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          If someone can show a real need for more trackers, we're willing to up the limit.  We just don't want anyone to try and grab up all the good strings.

  20. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 9 years ago

    I'm having problems in that the video capsule won't take a Revver URL.  I sent in email to the hub team a few days ago, but still haven't heard back.

    1. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

      Relache, I just published a test hub that includes a revver and a metacafe video.  You should be able to get it to work by just pasting in either the URL to the video, or the embed tag that they provide.  I used URLs in this case.

      http://hubpages.com/hub/test-test-test-test

      If you are still having trouble, please let me know the specific video you are trying to embed and more details about what happens when you try and add it to the capsule.

      1. Evolving1 profile image60
        Evolving1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

        Paul, I'm not having any problems with the Revver url, though I am wondering if there is a way to set the video format size?

        I just uploaded my first video from that site and it's much larger than I'd intended. Was there previously a way to set this option? If so, I've forgotten where that's located.

        Thanks-

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 9 years ago in reply to this

          Other than putting the video in the right column (where it will be half the width), there is no way to  adjust the size of videos.  It might be something we offer in the future, but probably not the near future.

          1. Evolving1 profile image60
            Evolving1posted 9 years ago in reply to this

            Okay - thanks, Paul.
            I've done that now and it worked out fine. ;-)

  21. premsingh profile image61
    premsinghposted 9 years ago

    I just added few REVVER videos in my hubs by copying URL. It is as easy as adding Youtube or google video.After pasting URL, clicking on preview video displays the code.

  22. WeddingConsultant profile image81
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    I didn't have any problems submitting revver videos to my hub here.

  23. Dorsi profile image91
    Dorsiposted 9 years ago

    I love the url trackers showing who signed up- it's a great way to access our efforts and to also support those who do sign up!
    Thanks!

  24. SunSeven profile image64
    SunSevenposted 9 years ago

    A welcome feature at HP smile

  25. best of the web profile image48
    best of the webposted 9 years ago

    Nice changes smile

 
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