I'm new, so I have what may be a dumb question. I've noticed that some people have their hubs organized into general topic areas on their profile page. How do I go about doing that?
As I understand it, these topic headings you are seeing in the profiles are listed in that fashion because of the topics the author follows and therefore any hubs in those subjects that are listed in that category will be shown there.
For example if you look at my profile you will see hubs listed in 4 different categories, those categories are some of the topics I follow and have written hubs for.
Why mine only shows 4 topics, I can’t tell because I have at least 10 different topics that I follow, and have written hubs for.
I also don’t now why the site chooses these four to display, when there are more to choose from some of which contain hubs that are ranked higher and receive much more traffic.
For example the Oregon Ducks hub is one of the lowest and is shown, and one of my best hubs about Disneyworld is not shown at all (it's above in the Hubs By Readytoescape Menu, under best)
So if you figure that part out let me know
Hope this helps a bit
so far you have 2 major topics which have more than one hub.
if 15 is the magic number, if you write more than 1 hub in any selected topic, they should show up soon. you have 1 in religion and philosophy. I would make sure you're following the topics. you can check to see what you're following by going to 'my account' and clicking on 'topics you follow' under Favorites.
politics and social issues
education and science
btw, welcome, it looks like you have some very interesting hubs on some important topics.
hate to disagree but you have yet to receive the answer you were looking for. I had this same question when I started 20 months ago.
the categories the OP refers to are automatically and randomly configured by HP and they do not appear until you publish a certain number of hubs - I believe it is 15
if you look at his profile you will be reminded of the big difference between how it is presented and your own is ..and what was meant my 'general categories"
general categories would have been better described as
...Some of _____________ Favorite Topics
I have been wondering about this for sometime, so I will wait till I get to fifteen.
Sunforged while I'd defer to what your saying and advise the OP to follow, I relayed what I see with my hubs and topics.
If you are saying that they continually rotate topics I haven't noticed that on my profile listings, I'm pretty sure I've had the same display for quite a while.
And what I described is the only relationship I can discern between hub and category in those that are displayed. After all the menu heading does say "Some of Author's Favorite Topics"
If there is a way to change or alter this I'd like to know, I sure rather see my Humor category hubs displayed rather than one or two of the others.
its possible- I dont have any inner knowledge other than a faint memory of a forum post from staff long ago.
But - the following factor is easily counted out - I only follow one topic.
They seem to show categories you write in, not categories you watch others write in.
They do certainly change - perhaps your hub portfolio is specialized enough to fall just into 4 categories?
- all I really intended to say was that it was a factor outside of the OP's control other than needing to provide enough data for the hub robot to create categories from
well, now we know that doesn't matter. I've never heard the number 15, I guess we'll all see how it works once he hits 15.
I like to follow the topics I write about to see what else is being written and it also gives you a chance for more exposure where it highlights hubbers that follow that topic.
The humor category is diplayed currently on your profile.
maybe thats how it works? just ask!
OK, thanks for the info. I should be at 15 soon, so we'll see if it comes up then.
I might add, just for the sake of confusion, that you can place each of your hubs in a 'group' that you define. Hub from this group show up at the bottom or your hub and your reader can click to read the next hub.
Of course, this is not what was being asked, but as I said I was introducing the idea for the sake of confusion.
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