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HubPages' Wikipedia entry looks a bit stale... a little help?

  1. Simone Smith profile image89
    Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

    Hello Hubbers!!

    It looks like our Wikipedia page has not been updated since October of this year- would any of you be interested in spiffing it up?  HubPages employees can't update the page themselves, but community members can!

    If you are an established Wikipedia editor or contributor, we would especially like your help, though anyone can contribute- just be sure to leave out any promotional language and to follow the rules of the site when it comes to proper citation.

    If you are willing to update some things for us on Wikipedia, here are some things that you might consider these points:

    *In addition to embedding videos, external links, and reader surveys, authors can also embed photos and maps.

    *To help people improve their online writing skills, we offer a Learning Center, contests, HubChallenges, and the Weekly Topic Inspiration program.

    *We no longer include Kontera contextual ads as an option on Hubs

    *Through the HubPages Ad program, HubPages serves ads from premium ad partners on Hubs in addition to AdSense Ads

    *The way payment works on HubPages is now fairly different because of the HubPages Earnings Program (Hubbers still get paid by Google and Amazon directly, but through the HubPages Earnings Program, for example)

    *We now have 24 people on our team (not 20)

    Big thanks to anyone who takes a second to keep our Wikipedia page up to date!

    1. kannanwrites profile image81
      kannanwritesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm off to improve the Wikipedia page. Will work on it in small chunks in the next few days.

  2. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 5 years ago

    I have never written any information on Wikipedia, but this is a good reason to start. Any pointers for an easy approach? cool

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      To be honest, I have not either, so I am not the best person to ask! I just know it's not cool to edit one's own page, which really does make perfect sense big_smile

  3. barryrutherford profile image35
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    I will  make some updates/changes

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I appreciate it!

  4. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    I'd be happy to help, but my fees are a bit steep.  Kidding (about the latter part).  Let me know what I can do.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks wordscribe43! Just keeping the occasional eye out for the page would be much appreciated... since after a while it gets a bit out of date ^_^

  5. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    Can do! I wasn't aware that employees weren't allowed to make updates to their company's wiki page but the rule does make perfect sense. I'll keep an eye on this for any further updates you guys would like added, ESP citations. Unfortunately my current Wikipedia account doesn't have many updates. (I abandoned my other wiki account because I didn't care much for the sn.)

    Need anything else, just shoot me a note and I'll be glad to help.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you melbel!

  6. Anamika S profile image71
    Anamika Sposted 5 years ago

    I thought I will update and saw that it is already updated. I did small edits. I updated the employee number underneath the Key people. Whoever edited it had put 'To help people improve their online writing skills, Hubpages offer a Learning Center, contests, HubChallenges, and the Weekly Topic Inspiration program. Hubpages no longer include Kontera contextual ads as an option on Hubs.  The way payment works on HubPages is now fairly different because of the HubPages Earnings Program (Hubbers still get paid by Google and Amazon directly, but through the HubPages Earnings Program, for example)
    Hubpages now has 24 people on our team.' in reference section which I shifted to 'Structure'. Also it should not be 'our team' but their team as the edit is made as an outsider.  Anything else needs to be done?

  7. Marisa Wright profile image93
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    I'm curious why you'd feel it necessary to say HubPages no longer offer Kontera?

    Surely the section called "Structure" should reflect the way the site is structured today.

    If you feel it's important to have a historical record of how HubPages used to be run (e.g. change in payment method, Kontera, individual webpages instead of sub-domains etc etc) then that should be in the History section, but I'd have thought it wasn't really important enough to be worth mentioning?

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      There's really no need to mention that we no longer offer Kontera- it's just inaccurate that the page should mention us offering it when we no longer do. smile

  8. LuisEGonzalez profile image79
    LuisEGonzalezposted 5 years ago

    OK, Simone, I added some information or rather clarified it a bit. Hope it helps.......cool

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Danke!

  9. Pearldiver profile image87
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    No problems... they use me a lot and were really interested to hear that HP also provides the Best Internet Christmas Party of all the sites courted by Google, HP Sauce Inc. and Fox (or was it ABC?)  smile

    Happy to help... When's the party???? yikes

  10. barryrutherford profile image35
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    Simone

    How may Hubbers currently use Hubpages?  How has that grown compared to 5 years ago.

    1. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      We currently have 231,484 published users. Hmmm- I'm not sure what that number was five years ago. That said, a bit over six years ago, there were NO users!

  11. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "HubPages is where writers can park diagonally in a parallel universe."

    Attribution: <snipped self-promotional link>

    big_smile

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Paradigmsearch slinks away...

      smile

  12. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    "HubPages is where the quickest bunnies in the forest hangout."

    Attribution: same as previous post.

  13. barryrutherford profile image35
    barryrutherfordposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages has a forum where Hubbers come together to voice their opinions on God and other fascinating topics

    1. paradigmsearch profile image86
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And just why in the hell have I not been following you? I thought I was. I fixed that. Don't follow me back though. If you do, then current consensus says we are both weenies. lol

    2. willywillwill profile image58
      willywillwillposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Can I?
      They not publish me text coz stoop I am.
      Can I at least participate in a debate and talk withopinions. I've never made an habit with blogging but I'm trying to get involve.
      Where are you?

    3. Simone Smith profile image89
      Simone Smithposted 5 years ago

      Thanks for your help everyone! I appreciate the little changes.

     
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