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SUGGESTION: Multiple Category Option for Hubs

  1. MayG profile image86
    MayGposted 4 years ago

    Hi, I can't help thinking that it would be helpful to have the option for hubs to be linked to more than one category if necessary.  For example, I wrote a review on a book about the TV show Mad Men.  However, I was torn about which category to allocate this hub too.  I ended up putting it under books, but if I could have also put it under a topic such as TV Shows, I think it would have reached a wider audience.  Does anyone else agree with this?

    1. Peggy W profile image90
      Peggy Wposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I agree that it would be nice.  Often I am torn between which category to place a hub as it would fit in several different categories.  I see from MickiS's reply that this would be difficult to do.  I suppose ad revenue is the main problem?

      1. MickiS profile image94
        MickiSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It's a toss up between ad revenue and preventing abuse by spammers looking for more link juice.

  2. MickiS profile image94
    MickiSposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the suggestion, MayG.

    This is actually quite complicated.

    First of all, let me say that the vast majority of readers find Hubs via search. Categorizing into multiple categories won't help with getting a wider audience.

    There are two very complicated issues with putting things in multiple categories. The first is preventing the abuse of it by people who are trying to get more traffic. The second is how to properly attribute ad revenue since ad revenues can fluctuate between categories.

    I'll keep this marked as a suggestion, but I'll be honest, in that it is not likely to get implemented soon.

  3. MayG profile image86
    MayGposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for responding Micki S and Peggy, and for explaining so clearly MickiS.  Makes sense.

  4. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    To avoid spamming, there could be a limit of two categories per hub.  Most hubs won't be spanning that many different topics at a time.

    For the revenue, maybe if you can't implement more than one category, there could be a way to let us know which one of two choices has higher ad revenue so we can at least choose the right one.

    1. MickiS profile image94
      MickiSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That can have big fluctations depending on daily traffic, ad rates, which advertisers are in the mix and what kind of cost-per-click they are willing to play. There's generally no one right answer, Millionaire Tips. And what we tell you today, could change tomorrow.