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No Followers, Fans or Friends on Hubpages

  1. Debby Bruck profile image86
    Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago

    Dear Hubbers. I've recently noticed so many changes on Hubpages. I had no internet for a week and upon my return things look so different. I like the cleaner white pages with the underline beneath the titles. The column width seems narrower, while now advertisements show up on both left and right hand sides of the columns.

    My inquiry regards the FANS and or Followers. The space under a person's profile image used to say become a Fan or Follower or something of that nature. It's completely gone? Where do I find how to follow someone's hubs? They show add this widget or RSS feed of a Hubber.

    Some people have been leaving me Fan mail, but I can't figure out how to do that to other Hubbers. I've recently been reading some good Hubs, but don't know where to look on the page to follow them. Any hints will be helpful. Yours, Debby

    1. shogan profile image88
      shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Debby, it looks like you have 533 followers?

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 5 years ago

    They have moved where they list followers and where you can follow. It's now a little green box next to Flag this Profile on your profile. To follow someone just click on it.

    You can only send fan mail when you first follow a Hubber.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image86
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Susan ~ You are a dear for letting me know. Actually, I noticed the green Followers, but did not understand that meant we could click there to add someone to our list of people we follow. It appears as if I could even follow myself, but that would surely be silly. Hugs, Debby

      P.S. The other thing that seems really strange is my profile score has dropped about five points and I'm more active than ever. So, that has never made any sense to me. Go figure.

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        actually you can't follow yourself. you'll get a message saying you are not allowed. Although you already are following your own hubs.

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You can still submit fan mail later, the box for doing it is further down on the profile page (where it was before).

      1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
        FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        thanks for clearing that up, Pauldeeds

      2. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you for clearing that up. I wondered why sometimes a blank fan mail box comes up when I go to a profile of someone I already follow. Good, that gives me a chance to learn more about them before I write fan mail.

        Hooray.
        Peg

  3. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    Hi Debby, I wouldn't worry about the hub score fluctuating. On another thread a few hubbers mentioned that they had their hubs copied when they reached 100. Your homeopathy ones would be attractive to these rogues.
    So perhaps you would have had more to worry about if it had gone up 5 points!

    1. Debby Bruck profile image86
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Hello John. I once did notice someone copy verbatim an entire hubpages and I notified them to 'stop it!' How can I find out if people are stealing my hubpages. They take me hours upon hours to create. Many thanks. Debby

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Someone told me to go into the Google search and type in your hub's title exactly as is. Look through the search results and see where your hub shows up. Sometimes you'll see familiar phrases from your hub - follow that lead to where the varmits have copied your work.

        I did this recently and was floored to find a couple of different sites had my article copied word for word.

        Peg

        1. Debby Bruck profile image86
          Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for this hint. But, how much time would you spend to review your hundreds of hubpages and enter each title? It takes so much time just to manage what we have here on Hubpages. Congratulations on your high profile score. You must be doing something right! Blessings, Debby

          1. PegCole17 profile image91
            PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Hi Debby
            I just look at the top hubs that are getting a lot of views. Mostly those are the ones that have been copied. On the other hand, I only have a few hubs so it is easier for me to keep track and spot check.

            About the score - thanks. It fluctuates a lot and when it drops like today I wonder what I did or didn't do that I should have done. It's the OCD that makes me check the numbers and worry.

            1. FloraBreenRobison profile image61
              FloraBreenRobisonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              I find that this is one benefit of  hubpages having a duplicate warning that shows up even after  a hub has been published awhile if it is duplicated. You know that a hub has been copied word for word and can counteract right away.

            2. Debby Bruck profile image86
              Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Well, if constantly checking Hubpages score reflects OCD, then maybe I can self diagnose, as well. How many of us keep checking our emails throughout the day, instead of bundling them to one specific set time?

              How do you determine which Hubpages are getting the most views and activity? Is that seen on the front page of Hubpages or the newsletter?

              1. Debby Bruck profile image86
                Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                I went back a dozen or so remarks on this thread to readjust and understand your last message. Okay. You mean to check your own hubpages under the Statistics listing of all your hubs. I shall now have to check about any duplications. Please explain further what you meant about the WARNINGS?

                If someone copies my hubs the other person should receive a warning. I wouldn't expect to see a warning on my own hub, if it is original work.

                1. Debby Bruck profile image86
                  Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  What about people who post a LINK and not content of article on their website. Here is an example of my most viewed hubpage linked elsewhere. <snipped-promotional link> Would you say that is acceptable or ask them to remove the link? Isn't that a good thing?

                2. PegCole17 profile image91
                  PegCole17posted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Hi Debby
                  Sorry for the delay in responding. I was on vacation for 10 days (whoo hoo) then my router got blown up sad and we just replaced it yesterday. Thankfully I have a geeky spouse! smile

                  I don't know about the warnings on the statistics page. All I ever see is the blue and red triangles for activity. I don't even get the "A" that means a summary is missing!

                  Even though I found duplicate content of my original articles elsewhere, no warnings ever showed up on my Hub account. So I'm not sure why that is.

                  Peg

  4. seanorjohn profile image80
    seanorjohnposted 5 years ago

    I seem to remember one of our hubbers created something called "hubdefender" to tackle this problem.

    Sean

    1. Debby Bruck profile image86
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Sean. I searched the link and found out that HubDefender is closing. http://www.hubdefender.com/ Take a look. Maybe this problem will be solved in another way?

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        PJ_Deneenposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Here's an article from the HubPages Learning Center on this subject:  http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/how- … -complaint.

        1. Debby Bruck profile image86
          Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks PJ. Great article resource page. Voted up. Rated useful

 
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