This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
97
heidithorne profile image

Heidi Thorne (heidithorne)

Joined 5 years ago from Chicago Area. Last activity 2 days ago.

336

622

745

Also follow me on:

Hi, I'm Dr. Heidi Thorne, MBA/DBA, of Thorne Communications LLC, a business author, blogger and editor with over 25 years experience in sales, marketing, advertising and public relations, including a decade in the hotel and trade show industries, 17 years as a promotional products distributor and 15+ years as a trade newspaper editor. My writing and blogging focuses on small business, marketing and self publishing topics. I hold two advanced business degrees and taught at the college level for 5 years.

My hubs may include like links to products and services for which I may receive income through advertising/affiliate links or from income received as part of my normal course of business. Thank you for your support!

All material in my hubs is copyright protected and written permission is required for use. However, linking to the articles is welcomed. You can also hire me to provide written content for your company. Send a message here through HubPages or contact me through my company's website at www.HeidiThorne.com.

Disclaimer: Any examples are for illustrative and educational purposes only and do not suggest endorsement or affiliation. The author/publisher (Thorne Communications LLC) has used best efforts in preparation of these articles. No representations or warranties for its contents, either expressed or implied, are offered or allowed and both parties disclaim any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for your particular purpose. The advice and strategies presented herein may not be suitable for you, your situation or business. Consult with a professional advisor where and when appropriate. Neither the publisher nor author shall be liable for any loss of profit or any other damages, including but not limited to special, incidental, consequential or punitive. By reading and using this information, you accept this risk.

Show: All
  • All
  • HubPages Tutorials and Community (10)
  • All
  • Books, Literature, and Writing (109)
  • Business and Employment (214)
  • Food and Cooking (1)
  • Personal Finance (1)
  • Technology (11)
    • Love Q&A
      2

      Love Q&A

      3 weeks ago

      I just want to thank the HP team for adding the Q&A feature! I have gotten some very good questions that are now sparking ideas for new posts. It really has been helping me figure out what my audience is concerned about.

    • Promotional Comment Spam
      7

      Promotional Comment Spam

      5 months ago

      I've been seeing a number of what I call "promotional" comments lately from new users. They're not negative and actually read quite well. However, at the end of the comment, there's a "I love this (whatever)" with a link. I'm sure not clicking the link AND I'm denying all the...

    • Word Count Missing?
      18

      Word Count Missing?

      11 months ago

      I love the new cleaner hub creation interface! But I noticed that the Word Count is missing (or maybe I just don't know where to look for it). That was a helpful feature. Is that coming back?

    • Share Option to Facebook Pages
      10

      Share Option to Facebook Pages

      11 months ago

      When the share window pops up for Facebook, it only allows us to post to our Facebook personal profile. However, I typically post hub shares to my Facebook Page. This option is usually available on other sites, but not on HP. Thanks for listening!

    • HTTPS issues for HP site
      4

      HTTPS issues for HP site

      20 months ago

      There's a lot of tech chatter about HTTPS secured sites, with non-secured HTTP sites being dinged in search going forward. I see that the HP login is HTTPS and the network sites appear to be mostly HTTPS, too. But links on regular old HP seem to be of the HTTP variety. How is HP addressing the...

    • Option to have Links Open in New Window?
      37

      Option to have Links Open in New Window?

      3 years ago

      A reader noted that he would have liked to see the links in my posts open in a new tab/window so that he could easily look at and reference multiple articles at the same time. I don't think this is necessary on all links, of course. But I do think that especially on links that go away from...

    • How to get a link to all posts in a category so that it can be shared?
      11

      How to get a link to all posts in a category so that it can be shared?

      3 years ago

      How to get a link to all posts in a category so that it can be shared?I would like to share all the hubs that I have published in a particular category (i.e. Sales). Ideally, I'd like the link to show them a list of all the hubs in that category. For example, I'd like to post a link on my own...

    • Sorting HP Notifications and Feeds
      6

      Sorting HP Notifications and Feeds

      4 years ago

      When I published my hub "How to Manage Email in Less Than 30 Minutes a Day," a couple of the commenters asked for suggestions on how to sort HP notifications and feeds. The reason they asked is because when following a large number of hubbers, it gets to be overwhelming.Could we get some...

    • RSS Feed URL: How to Find for Profile
      5

      RSS Feed URL: How to Find for Profile

      4 years ago

      Is there a way to get an RSS feed URL for profile pages? Not sure how to do that. Any input appreciated!

    • Newbie question: What is the difference between QAP (1 to 10) and Hub Score (whi
      6

      Newbie question: What is the difference between QAP (1 to 10) and Hub Score (whi

      5 years ago

      Newbie question: What is the difference between QAP (1 to 10) and Hub Score (which is WAY higher)?Or maybe a better question is: Where do I find the QAP rating for my hubs? Hub Score is obvious in stats.

    working