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I've been an information systems professional for more than twenty years. In addition to writing about technology, I enjoy writing about my other interests. I've written numerous articles for boating magazines and I'm the author of The American Home Bistro Cookbook.

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    • Why does the HubPages home page default to questions and not hubs?
      12

      Why does the HubPages home page default to questions and not hubs?

      22 months ago

      When I open up HubPages, I'm immediately confronted with an endless barrage of Political and Religious rants. This is a major turn off to me as a Hubber and as a reader. If I didn't have an account here I would never come back. Why not promote Hubs instead of mindless and fruitless arguments over...

    • Can you tell the source of a Facebook link to one of your Hubs?
      8

      Can you tell the source of a Facebook link to one of your Hubs?

      4 years ago

      I had an big increase in views on a very lightly read Hub today.  I have a Google Analytics account but don't really know my way around that app.  I checked the source traffic for the page and it says that most of the traffic is from Facebook and mobile.Facebook.  Is there a way to...

    • HubPages - What are you thinking?
      7

      HubPages - What are you thinking?

      4 years ago

      I haven't seen any recent updates or news from Hubpages staff, so maybe they've just given up.I had a bunch of Hubs that were found to have broken links.  The links were broken because they pointed to some of my Hubs that I've since moved to another site.  I edited the Hubs today to...

    • Lack of Engagement - HubPages Business Model Needs Some Work
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      Lack of Engagement - HubPages Business Model Needs Some Work

      4 years ago

      This is not a complaint about a specific Hub, but the whole "Not Featured due to lack of engagement" thing.  I will however, give a specific example.I have a recipe Hub for making Chicken Paprikash. This Hub has been de-indexed by HubPage as seen in this...

    • A mildly amusing discovery
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      A mildly amusing discovery

      5 years ago

      I was checking the "Top Traffic Sources" of one of my lightly read Hubs and found a strange URL.  I clicked on it and it brought me to an English language local newspaper of Phuket, Thailand.  There was an article about an influx of Russian exotic dancers at local nightclubs....

    • Exporting Hubs?
      16

      Exporting Hubs?

      5 years ago

      Sorry if this has been covered but my search came up empty. Is there a way to export all of my Hubs? Also is there a way to terminate an account or do you have to delete each Hub individually?

    • Are Search Terms Sources no longer available?
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      Are Search Terms Sources no longer available?

      5 years ago

      I looked under Stats/ Search and it says "Search Term Sources not available" for all of my Hubs. Is this a new "feature" or am I looking in the wrong place?

    • Unrelated links or products?
      53

      Unrelated links or products?

      5 years ago

      Hi All,I received an email from Hubpages -"We are writing to notify you that your Hub contains Unrelated Links or Products. Your Hub remains published, giving you the chance to address this violation."There are no flags or warnings on my account page and nothing indicated in the Broken...

    • Broken links detector broken?
      4

      Broken links detector broken?

      5 years ago

      I have two hubs flagged for having broken links but all of the links check out. It seems to me that this happens every so often. Is this one of those times?

    • BlogSpot blogs on LinkedIn
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      BlogSpot blogs on LinkedIn

      6 years ago

      LinkedIn presents news items that are tailored to the individual user (at least that's what they claim). Mixed in amongst the relevant technology articles from the NY Times, Newsweek, and CNET, my LinkedIn queue listed several BlogSpot blogs. I read three of them and all had spelling and...

    • Is my Google Affiliate code linked to Hubpages?
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      Is my Google Affiliate code linked to Hubpages?

      6 years ago

      I noticed that I have different affiliate codes listed under my Google Adsense and Google Analytics account (on the Hubpages Earnings page). If I were to start writing articles on my own site, could I use these codes or would Hubpages still get a piece of the action?

    • Time for an Intervention
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      Time for an Intervention

      6 years ago

      Dear Hubpages,It has become evident to everyone who knows and loves you that you have a problem. We've stood by you through your growing pains but the sudden outbursts of extemporaneous changes that have diminished the hard work of dedicated Hubbers has to stop. I think the problem may be...

    • Still ranting about misuse of photographs
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      Still ranting about misuse of photographs

      6 years ago

      I check out many of the new hubs as they come across my Home page. I'm interested to see how many people use their own original work, how many correctly use and credit public domain photos, and how many are outright stealing photos from the Internet.When someone posts a professional looking photo...

    • Strange Amazon problem
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      Strange Amazon problem

      6 years ago

      I've had an Amazon capsule in a hub for over a year. Today, when I viewed the hub, instead of seeing the Amazon links, it says "No Amazon products found". However, if I go into edit mode, the products are visible. I tried clearing it out and re-adding (keywords). They look fine in edit...

    • Warning: Rant ahead
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      Warning: Rant ahead

      6 years ago

      I create and test my own recipes. When I include a photo in a cooking hub, it is a photo that I shot of the product of that recipe. I see many, many hubbers, including "Elite" hubbers, publishing recipes they found on the Internet. And regardless of the source, many hubbers use photos...

    • Can you prohibit  thdisplay of a  particular book in an Amazon capsule
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      Can you prohibit thdisplay of a particular book in an Amazon capsule

      6 years ago

      Sorry if this has been covered, but I haven't found the answer.I have a hub about a trip to Australia that has an Amazon capsule using the keyword "Australia".  The very first item is a $0.99 book called "Ass up in Australia - The True Travels of an American Slut". ...

    • My Hubscore is down 7 points this week. Should I sell or buy puts?
      55

      My Hubscore is down 7 points this week. Should I sell or buy puts?

      6 years ago

      I wish there was a way to turn it off. It goes up and down without reason, and it can be very distressing.

    • Reusable Master Capsules
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      Reusable Master Capsules

      6 years ago

      I'd love to see the ability to create an Amazon or Text Master capsule that could be added to all of my hubs without having to duplicate the coding. You would be able to change the master Capsule and all Hubs using it would automatically have the new information. So if you had an Amazon Capsule in...

    • Is there a way to turn off slideshows in a Hub?
      3

      Is there a way to turn off slideshows in a Hub?

      7 years ago

      I seem to remember that you could enable/disable slideshows. I have a hub that has screenshots that correspond to specific text capsules. Having them in a slideshow makes no sense.

    • Including a Link to a webpage takes users away from Hubpages.
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      Including a Link to a webpage takes users away from Hubpages.

      6 years ago

      Is there a way to include a hyperlink to another website without transfering the user away from Hubpages? In other words, is there a way to force a new window so that the original page is still present?

    • Why does my hubscore go up and down like the stock market?
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      Why does my hubscore go up and down like the stock market?

      7 years ago

      Without making any additions, changes, or comments, my hubscore seems to randomly fluctuate between 89 and 93. Today I hit a new low, 87. Can someone please explain this system to me?  I would love the option of turning the display off so it doesn't irritate me every time I log in.

    • Fat chick in a bikini  - That's a Google Ad?
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      Fat chick in a bikini - That's a Google Ad?

      7 years ago

      I have a hub about a special moment I shared with my father many years ago. I just finished editing it and found that a Google ad with a fat women (a really fat women) in a bikini, holding up a fish was placed on the page. What the heck kind of ad is that? I unchecked the box that says that the hub...

    • How to Hubs are poorly written
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      How to Hubs are poorly written

      8 years ago

      Hi,I'm pretty new here and I'm trying to learn how to increase traffic to my hubs. I've poked around some of the forums and read five or ten hubs that were written by people who claim to have this all figured out and are making money. I've found most of these "How to" hubs to be virtually...

    • How to tell which hubs were rated
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      How to tell which hubs were rated "Awesome"

      8 years ago

      My hubtivity says I received two "Awesomes" today. How can I tell which hubs this refers to?

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