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Who am I?

As a professional computer analyst for a large accountancy firm I have learnt about technical writing and how to create informative and relevant instructional books for internal reference. My knowledge of both accounting and computers has enhanced my ability to problem solve in a difficult environment.

As an online content writer I combine my work ethic, my professional skills and personal interests to provide a cornucopia of articles covering many different and diverse subjects.

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My Hobbies and interests:

Video Games

Reading (Classics and Fantasy)

Sports: Rugby, Soccer, Football, Cricket, Tennis

Family

Pets (2 Dogs, 3 Cats)

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My Professional Experience:

I currently work as a manager in the finance department of a very large accountancy firm. I use my knowledge of computers and accountancy to create reports, databases and MS Excel models that assist upper management.

I have 25 years experience working in finance and accounting departments.

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My Home Life:

I am happily married with twin girls, two dogs and three cats. I love all aspects of computing, read a lot and spend some time writing poetry and short stories.

When not spending time with friends and family you'll find me watching sports or my favorite TV series.

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      3

      Time to eliminate hub score.

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      What is Twerking?

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      How about a 'question of the day'?

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      Expansion of Featured status.

      5 years ago

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      Time to move on!?

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      Goodbye Simone

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      Capcha

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      Question Challenge

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      Drone attacks - are there any circumstances where they are OK?

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      How much does Google earn from 'Content Farms'?

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      Do 'sexy' hubs reduce our over all quality in Google's Eyes?

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      43

      Should we encourage bad writers or discourage them?

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    • System to 'exempt' people from 'pending' for 24 hours.
      46

      System to 'exempt' people from 'pending' for 24 hours.

      5 years ago

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      Urgent Need - QAP values

      5 years ago

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      9

      Fame and Fortune.....NOT

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      Mturk - new test

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      Mturk Feedback

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      Why isn't this Hub featured?

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      3

      Get out of un-featured free card.

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      Any tips for etsy?

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      30

      How to make a hub more feature-worthy?

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      Facebook Search

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      Bonus Program

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      12

      Where does Simone Smith live?

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      7

      What are you thankful for?

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      What is a good Average Visit Duration

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      Landing Pages

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      Is Paul Edmondson the Grinch?

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      The Hobbit - what are your memories?

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      Any one using Socl?

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      All men are born athiests.

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      Link Module Template

      5 years ago

      With the RSS module disappearing it would be really useful to have a Links Widget.Essentially I would be able to create a template with links in it (for example links to all my Cat Name hubs) - I could then keep on adding new hubs within this template (or even be able to add to them when creating...

    • If...
      14

      If...

      5 years ago

      If every billionaire or multi millionaire in the US contributed half a billion dollars to pay down everyone’s credit card debt there’d be a huge boost to the economy and a lot of very happy people!

    • KNOWN ISSUE: Picture Upload (see hubpages.com/forum/topic/107038)
      4

      KNOWN ISSUE: Picture Upload (see hubpages.com/forum/topic/107038)

      5 years ago

      In my last two Hubs I have uploaded pictures - they have saved fine and when published the hub looks great. However, it seems some of the pictures disappear overnight! I don't want to amend and re-upload as this delays the 'pending' status - I'm concerned that my Hubs (entries to the contest) look...

    • HOTD voting
      3

      HOTD voting

      5 years ago

      The HOTD program identifies 'stellar' hubs. On any given day I see probably 10-15 stellar hubs that could gain the accolade HOTD.Why not select a committee with Staff Members, Experienced (non-AP) writers, and AP writers to vote on a selection of say 10 hubs a day?This would give the HOTD more...

    • Significant Traffic Increase.
      182

      Significant Traffic Increase.

      5 years ago

      There is a significant traffic increase for Hubpages - a 38% increase in one day! Was there an algorithm update? I happened black Friday - Squidoo did not see an increase.....http://www.quantcast.com/hubpages.com

    • Youtube Problems
      8

      Youtube Problems

      5 years ago

      While I am not having problems with Youtube (both videos work for me on IE9) I've had two readers report problems with the videos on my hub:http://simeyc.hubpages.com/hub/Biography-of-Green-Day

    • Date Range Filter
      5

      Date Range Filter

      5 years ago

      I like the additional filtering features on the 'My Account' page. One thing I would find really useful is the ability to filter by date.I often look at hubs with little or no traffic - when I sort this way, some of them are hubs I published in the last few months so I ignore those - I look for...

    • Ad Impressions
      6

      Ad Impressions

      5 years ago

      My ad impressions for Sat and Sun are up by 70% or so, while traffic is up only a few %.  I'm hoping this is some super duper upgrade that has started to work really well, but I'm assuming it's some kind of error?!

    • What is your experience with deleting old hubs?
      7

      What is your experience with deleting old hubs?

      5 years ago

      In the last Panda update (September 27?) I lost about 25-30% of my traffic. I'd already worked on idle hubs and removed where necessary. I decided to review my poor performing hubs - I selected all hubs with zero views in the last thirty days that were not 'periodical' hubs. I went through each one...

    • Is it against the law to....
      2

      Is it against the law to....

      5 years ago

      ...trawl other forums with the sole intention of discrediting a website, company or stock so that members / stock holders etc. become disgruntled and move to a competing website / stock etc. that the 'trawler' just happens to own, or will benefit by the switch?I have nothing against free speech -...

    • Filter by 'icons'.
      1

      Filter by 'icons'.

      5 years ago

      With 450+ hubs it's often hard to find out all my 'red arrow' hubs, 'blue arrow' hubs. It would be useful to be able to filter by each group within the main stats page rather than having to go to individual menu items for some of them and scrolling through my hubs for others...

    • SUGGESTION: Hub Hop Ratings
      13

      SUGGESTION: Hub Hop Ratings

      5 years ago

      It would be interesting to be able to see the Hub Hop ratings on my hubs - this will help me understand what areas I need to work on and which areas I am doing well on....

    • SUGGESTION: Delete Options
      4

      SUGGESTION: Delete Options

      5 years ago

      I've got about 50 or so Hubs identifed as Zzzz - I'll probably delete them all. It would be really useful to have a feature where I could select multiple hubs and deleted them without having to visit them all...similar options would be to allow me to Unpublish multiple hubs...

    • FIXED: Slideshow View Stats
      4

      FIXED: Slideshow View Stats

      5 years ago

      Slideshow View Stats for me over the last 24 hours are zero - I have quite a few hubs that get some Slideview vies so I'm assuming this is in error?

    • SUGGESTION: New Table Features
      6

      SUGGESTION: New Table Features

      5 years ago

      There are some things that would make tables far more useful:-Ability to use 'snapshots' in table-Ability to add hyperlinks in table-Ability to format vertically - you currently can shade rows, I'd like to shade columns-Autonumbering - while I can add numbers, it would be nice for it to assign auto...

    • SUGGESTION: Multiple Sub-Domains
      5

      SUGGESTION: Multiple Sub-Domains

      5 years ago

      I know this is a huge engineering task but I feel it could be really beneficial to everyone.A lot of people have reported that their sub-domains have crashed, while others have increased. In many cases the user has then had to go through a process to transfer work from one profile to another - this...

    • SUGGESTION: Broken Links
      6

      SUGGESTION: Broken Links

      6 years ago

      It would be useful to have the ability to automatically delete all 'broken links'. While sometimes I like to visit indivudual hubs to check the link, in most cases I simply delete the offending link.....

    • Flogging a dead horse.
      22

      Flogging a dead horse.

      6 years ago

      I am not a Democrat or Republican - thought I'd say that up front.Why are the Republicans debating the Health Care bill again? I know they are against it and will repeal it. I know they've voted on it before - isn't it 33 times? Why waste two days debating something that they know will do nothing -...

    • FIXED: Video Stats showing negative daily count for some videos
      8

      FIXED: Video Stats showing negative daily count for some videos

      6 years ago

      I have two videos showing negative views for the day (-65 in total). Hopefully this isn't having an adverse effect on my earnings!

    • Global Rusting
      2

      Global Rusting

      6 years ago

      While we are having a heat wave in the US that some experts will link to Global Warming (now known as Climate Change), the UK is experiencing Global Rusting!http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-18678659Double the amount of rain as normal; barely any sunshine! Now I thought it was rainy when I lived there!!!

    • SUGGESTION: Managing Groups an easier way.
      8

      SUGGESTION: Managing Groups an easier way.

      6 years ago

      I have neglected to place many of my hubs (nearly 500) into Groups. When I go into the Managing Groups section I can drag each hub into a group. This works, however with 500 hubs and 20 or so groups, this is very difficult to do easily as I'm constantly scrolling up, and often place a hub in the...

    • Are there any objective views on the new Health Care bill?
      18

      Are there any objective views on the new Health Care bill?

      6 years ago

      I'm really tired of seeing political messages relating to the Healthcare bill. One side tells us how everything is very poor, how it's going to raise the cost for us all, and how it's going to destroy America.The other side tells us how good it is, how it will benefit us all and how it will save...

    • Duplicate: Multi-choice Poll
      4

      Duplicate: Multi-choice Poll

      6 years ago

      The current Poll allows a user to select one option only. There are many circumstances where a multiple choice poll would be appropriate.As an example I wrote a hub relating to potential entrants into the Rock Hall of Fame recently. What I would love to have is an overall Poll listing all the bands...

    • SUGGESTION: Technical Bugs
      4

      SUGGESTION: Technical Bugs

      6 years ago

      I just saw a great forum post detailing what information should be provided (if possible) when submitting technical bugs on the forum.Wouldn't it be a good idea to have a form that could be filled out that would effectively create a forum entry. That way users would be reminded about the...

    • Resolved: Moderation
      8

      Resolved: Moderation

      6 years ago

      There are times where established hubs that have been active and have SERP rankings are moderated. Perhaps they were created before some of the stricter rules were implemented and are now only just being caught.I feel for hubs that are 6 months old (or perhaps less) that ‘break the rules’ they...

    • FIXED: Table Capsule Will not save changes
      40

      FIXED: Table Capsule Will not save changes

      6 years ago

      I'm unable to upload or even create tables by entering the data.I've tried on:IE: 9.0.8112.16421FF: 12.0Chrome: 19.0.1084.52 m

    • Duplicate Content
      4

      Duplicate Content

      6 years ago

      I write quite a few How To hubs for Microsoft Excel. Within these hubs there is always going to be duplicated content such as"Click on the Insert Menu" (especially when creating charts)and other generic terms that add value to each hub. My recent hub was marked as 'duplicate' and was...

    • NHS 'should consider giving statins to healthy people'
      2

      NHS 'should consider giving statins to healthy people'

      6 years ago

      Why not simply mince it up and put it in all the fatty food!http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-18091708

    • Oh No.....Google are at it again.....
      23

      Oh No.....Google are at it again.....

      6 years ago

      From CNN 'breaking news':Google announces big change to how search results are delivered, says new search tool will think more like a human.

    • How do you get celebrities phone numbers?
      9

      How do you get celebrities phone numbers?

      5 years ago

      How do you get celebrities phone numbers?One of the most asked questions on the web is 'What is Justin Bieber's Phone Number?' - obviously in 99.9999% of the cases you will not get the phone number of a celibrity. What method would allow you to gain the trust of someone famous and get into their...

    • Feed and Notification not updating.
      24

      Feed and Notification not updating.

      6 years ago

      The FEed and Notification is not updating for me - I've used IE7, IE9, Firefox.....

    • Just checking out the new Techno hub and found something funny...
      5

      Just checking out the new Techno hub and found something funny...

      6 years ago

      ..on my 'Should I buy the Kindle Fire, iPad or Nook Color?' hub, one of the hubs under the 'Other's are also reading' section another of my hubs is listed..........'How to use a bidet'I really don't want to see that person's Kindle!

    • How do I know if I applied for the apprentice program?
      8

      How do I know if I applied for the apprentice program?

      6 years ago

      I filled out the form and sent it, but when I go back to 'My Account' the blank form is still showing. I do not recall getting an email saying thanks for the application!How do I know if my application was received?

    • What fantasy cliches should be avoided when writing a novel?
      11

      What fantasy cliches should be avoided when writing a novel?

      5 years ago

      What fantasy cliches should be avoided when writing a novel?I am an amateur fantasy novel writer but feel I may get trapped and add the same old cliches into my work - what cliches should be avoided, and watch should I always include. Examples of books (and reviews of them) which use good cliches...

    • What are the best music talent shows on tv?
      8

      What are the best music talent shows on tv?

      6 years ago

      What are the best music talent shows on tv?

    • How to get reviews to an eBook?
      3

      How to get reviews to an eBook?

      6 years ago

      I've just published an erotic horror short story on Amazon and am offering for free today (and probably again next week!How do I get the readers to rate it - quite a few have downloaded it so far, but no one has rated! Does that in itself mean it's not that good? or do people simply not rate?

    • As it seems...
      3

      As it seems...

      6 years ago

      ..that any time I post a suggestion on the forum it becomes a reality a few weeks later, I've decided to add a new, and very important suggestion for future development:Any hubber who has the letters s,i,m,e,y,c in their username in that order and not other numbers or letters gets an automatic...

    • Mentor Program
      25

      Mentor Program

      6 years ago

      One thing I wished I had when I first started on Hubpages was a mentor - someone I could turn to and ask all those 'silly' questions that new users on HP ask, someone I could seek objective advice from and someone who would be able to help me focus on my writing, and give me tips on how to be...

    • How do you overcome the fear of flying overseas or long distances?
      7

      How do you overcome the fear of flying overseas or long distances?

      6 years ago

      How do you overcome the fear of flying overseas or long distances?My wife has a huge fear of flying especially on longer trips - as I originate from England this does become a problem! How do you overcome the fear of long-haul flights?

    • Any one interested in my eBook
      25

      Any one interested in my eBook

      6 years ago

      I currently have the first in a series of fiction eBooks on Amazon (for Kindle) listed for free. Is any one interested in downloading it and giving me constructive critisism - and rating appropriately on Amazon too?

    • What are the metaphors in Animal farm?
      2

      What are the metaphors in Animal farm?

      6 years ago

      What are the metaphors in Animal farm?

    • Q&A removal
      14

      Q&A removal

      6 years ago

      I just had a question removed because it "it encouraged a discussion rather than a Hub or multi-paragraph answer. Surveys and poll-type questions do not belong in the Q&A section. To engage in a discussion or conversation, please post in the Forums section at http://hubpages.com/forum/, or...

    • How long do I cook lamb loin chops for?
      6

      How long do I cook lamb loin chops for?

      5 years ago

      How long do I cook lamb loin chops for?

    • Chill out it's Friday
      21

      Chill out it's Friday

      6 years ago

      I really should put this in a hub and enter the competition, but I won't.Everyone chill out!! We're all so focused on earning on HP, complaning about HP, complaining about Google, bemoaning our writing lives (myself included) that we're forgetting what really is important.As I sit here, my 86 year...

    • Adsense and Blogger
      10

      Adsense and Blogger

      6 years ago

      Is anyone else having a problem logging in to Blogger and Adsense? Or is it my simply very poor and inadequate laptop that is having the problem?

    • Oh 'bottom' - what a great way to start the weekend...
      8

      Oh 'bottom' - what a great way to start the weekend...

      6 years ago

      I just took my car down to STS to get some new tires and get the car serviced. Got home and received a nice phonecall from STS saying that some lady just backed into my car - whoopppee!So there goes a $1000 deductible - I'm making a lot of my famous Guinness recipes tonight  - I just might...

    • Is it 3:00PM PT yet!!!!
      5

      Is it 3:00PM PT yet!!!!

      6 years ago

      How many of you are bursting to publish their first competition Hub?In the 'Plumbing' contest I managed to publish the first contest hub - and guess what-  it went on to win the Grand Prize....sooooooo....On your marks, get set......

    • Videos - problem and request
      2

      Videos - problem and request

      6 years ago

      I have a problem with viewing videos on Firefox.I also would like to see a Videos menu item just under the Hubpages logo - next to Hubs...

    • Copyright and fair use
      3

      Copyright and fair use

      6 years ago

      I used an image of a very famous TV commercial star with an article that goes into detail about that person; I assumed 'fair use' as I was describing the character.I received an email from the marketing department of the company this person represents. Essentially they didn't care that I was using...

    • Any one use slicethepie?
      2

      Any one use slicethepie?

      6 years ago

      Just discovered slicethepie - I get to listen to music and earn a few dollars doing it - kinda fun and there's some half decent new and potentially upcoming music on it.If you really want to, visit my profile for a referall link - be aware that I will earn a referral fee - so if you don't want to...

    • If Countries were School Children what punishments would you give them
      2

      If Countries were School Children what punishments would you give them

      6 years ago

      It seems to me that most countries act like school children - they pout, they rant, they disagree, they argue etc. If you could punish them like school children what would you do?Here's a few ideas:Iran should be sent to bed with no supper.China should be made to share their candy.Australia should...

    • Pinterest: anyone interested?
      215

      Pinterest: anyone interested?

      6 years ago

      I'm considering setting up a Pinterest 'group' called Best of Hubpages.The idea is that I'll make it a collaborative group (you'd have to friend me) and everyone could add their own personal favorites to the group (check with other hubbers for permission). NO moderation required - if you like any...

    • Anyone viewed Hubpages on a Tablet?
      16

      Anyone viewed Hubpages on a Tablet?

      6 years ago

      I just splurged on the Nook Tablet for my wife's birthday on the weekend and am impressed with the little gadget - does everything I need it to do and is several hundred dollars cheaper than the iPad!Once I managed to wrestle the gadget from my wife's fingers the first thing I did (of course) was...

    • Q&A voting
      5

      Q&A voting

      6 years ago

      I feel that the voting system is flawed in the Q&A section."HubPages members may vote an Answer up or down depending on how well they feel it answers the question. Every Answer starts with a single up vote (by the author of the Answer)."I recently wrote an answer to an 'opinion'...

    • Is there too much reality TV?
      23

      Is there too much reality TV?

      17 months ago

      Is there too much reality TV?

    • Who stole the Hub Hopper?
      12

      Who stole the Hub Hopper?

      6 years ago

      Maybe I missed something, or even missed a whole forum thread on it - but who stole the Hub Hopper????

    • What makes a man handsome?
      27

      What makes a man handsome?

      5 years ago

      What makes a man handsome?Apart from bushy eyebrows and a nice handle bar moustache :-) what makes a man handsome?

    • What are the pros and cons of letting children play video games?
      23

      What are the pros and cons of letting children play video games?

      9 months ago

      What are the pros and cons of letting children play video games?Depending on the expert you listen to Video Games can be good or bad. What are the pros and cons of letting children play video games? What are the parents responsibilities? Should the parent check out the game fully before allowing...

    • What is the value of poetry in today's society?
      12

      What is the value of poetry in today's society?

      6 years ago

      What is the value of poetry in today's society?

    • Who was the greatest genius of all time?
      10

      Who was the greatest genius of all time?

      5 years ago

      Who was the greatest genius of all time?I have heard many say the Leonardo DaVinci is the greatest genius of all time - who do you think was the greatest genius of all time? Why?

    • Why do so many people use Facebook?
      10

      Why do so many people use Facebook?

      4 years ago

      Why do so many people use Facebook?Facebook is one of the sites that dominate our everyday lives - what elements of Facebook make it so addictive?

    • Why does Iran need Nuclear capabilities?
      33

      Why does Iran need Nuclear capabilities?

      6 years ago

      While researching for another forum post, I came across an interesting note. Iran say they are only developing Nuclear technology to produce electricity - which is a noble cause - but they have the largest stock-pile of oil in the world (or at least close to it) so why do they need an alternative...

    • Secondary Account Holder and/or Beneficiary
      6

      Secondary Account Holder and/or Beneficiary

      6 years ago

      I've seen a lot of questions relating to what happens to online accounts when some dies; perhaps a way to clear this up would be the ability to either designate a co-owner (in my case would be my wife) or a beneficiary (again my wife)Having this as part of the setup process would clear any doubt...

    • Is this good news for PIPA?
      3

      Is this good news for PIPA?

      6 years ago

      BTW I copied this - hope I don't get in trouble!Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) – who was a co-sponsor of an anti-piracy bill that’s caused an uproar on the Internet – said Wednesday that he’s pulling his support for the Protect IP Act.Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/01 …...

    • Yahoo Account Holders
      12

      Yahoo Account Holders

      6 years ago

      I just had someone try and compromise my Yahoo email account (that is linked to a spare Paypal account) - they tried to reset my password. After yesterday's hack attack just wanted to ensure that no one else was being 'hacked'.I changed my Yahoo password and close the Paypal account

    • Video Profile
      2

      Video Profile

      6 years ago

      Although I haven't published anything with the Video Beta yet, I definitely would like the ability to post a Video as part of my profile.

    • Should Ron Paul's age matter?
      40

      Should Ron Paul's age matter?

      6 years ago

      Ron Paul will be 77 if he wins the Presedential Election (assuming he gets the Republican's nod) - will this be an issue? The job is a very difficult one for a young man in his prime, what will it do to Ron Paul?I'm not commenting on his ability to rule - I just wonder what an 81 year old Paul will...

    • Ad program CPM
      2

      Ad program CPM

      6 years ago

      My CPM is down by over 40% in the last week or so - is anyone else experiencing the same - or is my traffic just in a 'poor' market?!Reviewing my data, my CPM dipped on December 24 - I guess my Christmas hubs were raising my CPM - very disappointed with the rate I get, especially with the amount of...

    • Last edited date
      8

      Last edited date

      6 years ago

      Google like to see updated content, so quite often I like to go back and edit my hubs - however with 500+ hubs it's very difficult to track which hubs I have updated recently.Therefore I think a 'Lsat Edited Date' date next to the 'published date' on Hub Statistics would be very useful!

    • Is the Amazon season over?
      7

      Is the Amazon season over?

      6 years ago

      With people struggling, do you expect to see some last minute sales through Amazon today? or are we done for the Christmas season? Looking at last year's sales - the bulk seemed to be done by December 21!

    • eBay Problem
      20

      eBay Problem

      6 years ago

      I must have found the ultimate sale on eBay or the reporting went wrong!On 4 sales from one hub, the revenue is: 184467440737095520.00WOW did I just solve the US debt problem in 4 sales?

    • Please refrain from fan mail!
      23

      Please refrain from fan mail!

      6 years ago

      I've updated my profile with a real picture of me, so ladies please try and keep the fan mail down! Seriously though, is it better for me to have a photo of myself (however ugly) or to use my more generic icon:

    • Amazon tracking help
      4

      Amazon tracking help

      6 years ago

      Probably a dumb question but here goes!Is there any way to track orders against what has been sent out - there's always a lag and for me it is often difficult to find out what hasn't been sent out yet - for forecasting purposes I'd like to see a report of un-sent items - is there one? I potentially...

    • Will you back-date the HP Amazon program please!
      4

      Will you back-date the HP Amazon program please!

      6 years ago

      I'd love to sign up to the HP Amazon program effective 10/1/11 - can you please arrange that?! Would realyl give me a nice bonus just before Christmas if I could back-date the 8.5% revenue!

    • A poll
      1

      A poll

      6 years ago

      I did a very simple poll asking 'do you love hubpages' on Socipoll.I have a link in my profile (not sure if you can put it here). Note I will not earn a thing if you click my link and vote - I will earn a little if you join though..

    • How was your Cyber Monday?
      4

      How was your Cyber Monday?

      6 years ago

      I had one of my best days ever both in terms of items sold and revenue! In fact overall November is going to blow away any other months since I started Hubpages! Hopefully this will continue into December and I can pay off some of those credit card bills!!!How was your Cyber Monday?

    • What are you thankful for?
      10

      What are you thankful for?

      6 years ago

      In the spirit of Thanksgiving (in the US at least) and to have a thread that is 'nice' for a change - what are you thankful for?I'm thankful for:-Having a healthy family....

    • Any one using Socipoll for backlinks?
      1

      Any one using Socipoll for backlinks?

      6 years ago

      Socipoll is a site where you can ask 'poll' questions and add a link to a relevant site. It's a very new site but could build into something big?Anyone a member - you can join using my referral link in my profile! Note I will earn a little amount of money off you if you do sign up (up to $5).The...

    • Missing Ads
      5

      Missing Ads

      6 years ago

      When I view hubs today - there are several large blank spots where Ads used to go! Is any one else seeing it - what happened!?!?!?!?! Are we losing impressions?

    • Do you believe in Indigo Children?
      38

      Do you believe in Indigo Children?

      6 years ago

      Some say that the term Indigo Children is a 'concept' that people use as an excuse for misbehaving, pyschotic children (or children with other mental illnesses) - what do you think?

    • Google Concern and referrals
      2

      Google Concern and referrals

      6 years ago

      I have quite a few referrals on here and on Webanswers - I therefore get some impressions from these referrals on Google Ads - which is great. However, what if one of these referalls abuses the system by inviting all his friends to click on all his ads - and this just happens to coincide when my...

    • Is the surge / plunge over for you?
      7

      Is the surge / plunge over for you?

      6 years ago

      I'm probably going to curse myself, but after a six to eight week (august 23 through October 18) period where I saw a pattern of 4-5 day surge, 1 week plunge I'm seeing very steady traffic - it's been steady for the last 3 weeks (since October 19)...Anyone other surge and plungers seeing the same?

    • eBay Problems
      4

      eBay Problems

      6 years ago

      There seems to be something wrong with my eBay accounts. My old account which is no longer connected to Hubpages shows 38 Bids and 32 Wins/Bids with only 19 clicks for the month - when I try and download the transactions for the month, there are none listed.When I look at my eBay clicks through...

    • eBay affiliation
      12

      eBay affiliation

      6 years ago

      I'm thoroughly confused - I could swear I saw a forum entry stating that you did not need a Google Adsense account to sign up for HP Earnings - you only need it for HP Ads.I also thought that you could sign up for eBay without a Google adsense account.I was just shown a forum entry by staff...

    • Serious Question about National Warning System.
      5

      Serious Question about National Warning System.

      6 years ago

      I actually like the idea of a National Warning System - we have a warning system in New Jersey and it can be very useful especially when telling you about missing children, or storms coming.To my question though:The current system relies on you watching TV or listening to radio - what about all the...

    • Power to the People
      21

      Power to the People

      6 years ago

      A select group of Hubbers (perhaps chosen by their Peers, or the Hubpages Elite) should have a little more power than the rest of us. When flagging it can take a day or two (due to the backlog) for an entry or a 'user' to be removed.These 'special' users should be able to 'temporarily' remove...

    • Suggest an Avatar for me!
      10

      Suggest an Avatar for me!

      6 years ago

      Um oops - thought deleting my initial post would delete the whole thread! DOH!

    • God is the original geek!
      4

      God is the original geek!

      6 years ago

      Let's face it - man is simply a very complex machine with DNA the instruction code! Now if man was created by God, then that makes God the original geek! And I therefore assume that he has called his one son home - Steve Jobs that is!OK so I know this is anti-religious and all that - but I'm tired...

    • Prison is worse than a zoo.
      11

      Prison is worse than a zoo.

      6 years ago

      I was watching Lockup today and I was amazed that humans are confined to so little area for 23 hours in some cases - as humans we complain when animals are confined, an many zoos vastly increase the area an animal is given - but we then cage humanity  - some of these men commited horrible...

    • A third concept - unintelligent design?
      12

      A third concept - unintelligent design?

      6 years ago

      I've heard of creationalism, intellegent design, but if I was going to believe in anything it has to be 'unintelligent design'.Just look at the mess this world is in - surely an intelligent being behind it would have designed the 'system' so it didn't go so badly wrong - hence it must be an...

    • Roll Over Ads - and fraudlent clicks!
      7

      Roll Over Ads - and fraudlent clicks!

      6 years ago

      I actually am a fan of Roll Over Ads as they give me the choice whether I want to see the Ad or not - however, a couple of times as I am reading comments on my own Hubs, I've scrolled up and 'rolled over' an Ad.This greatly concerns me as it can be seen as fraudulent clicking.What are the...

    • 'Facebook Like' summary
      1

      'Facebook Like' summary

      6 years ago

      I find the Facebook Like statistic to be useful in finding out if any of my hubs are going viral - however, currently with over 400 hubs, it's pretty difficult to find this out! It would therefore be great if there could be a summary by hub of the number of Facebook Likes - same goes for any other...

    • More Google problems?
      2

      More Google problems?

      6 years ago

      http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-15523050"From 1 January 2012, Google will charge for the Google Maps API service when more than the limit of 25,000 map "hits" are made in a day"Is this going to be a problem for Hubpages?

    • Anyone have adsense on Youtube?
      20

      Anyone have adsense on Youtube?

      6 years ago

      I just got an email from Youtube that some of my videos may be eligible for Adsense. I logged in (not using the link provided just in case) and was able to 'add' my adsense to my account.Has anyone had any success with Youtube videos? I only have two so far - and they are connected to a couple of...

    • Hubpages is making how much?????
      25

      Hubpages is making how much?????

      6 years ago

      I just read the news article about Hubpages inclusion in the Lead411s top technology 200 and saw the following line:"Applicants were required to be privately held, U.S. based companies with at least $500,000 million in revenue"WOW - that's $500 Billion - didn't realize HP was doing that...

    • Direct TV v Cable v Dish
      2

      Direct TV v Cable v Dish

      6 years ago

      I'm considering switching from Comcast Cable to Direct TV or Dish Network - I'm in the NJ area - any thoughts and or experiences?Thanks!

    • The troops are coming home...
      2

      The troops are coming home...

      6 years ago

      ...whether you're for or against the war, or think this is a political move or not - 40,000 brave men and women will be coming home in time for Christmas from Iraq - 1 down, 1 (3? 5? 10?) more to go?

    • Is there any way to find out where my Hub is being shared on Facebook?
      3

      Is there any way to find out where my Hub is being shared on Facebook?

      6 years ago

      One of my Hubs has suddenly started to receive Facebook traffic - so someone has added it as a link - how do I find where it is on Facebook? Just intrigued to see who shared it!

    • Anyone using Socipoll?
      6

      Anyone using Socipoll?

      6 years ago

      It's a brand new social website that allows you to create Polls. There's no revenue but you can add a URL to each poll. Seems an interesting way of doing some research as well as a nice way to get a few additional backlinks.

    • How do we monetize mobile impressions?
      3

      How do we monetize mobile impressions?

      6 years ago

      I am getting about an additional 10% impressions from mobile impressions, but as has been noted before there is little or no Adsense income etc from this traffic.Are there ways in which we can monetize this, or is it simply a case of scale - once all traffic moves to a more mobile platform, the...

    • How many  plunge/surges have you gone through?
      11

      How many plunge/surges have you gone through?

      6 years ago

      The graph above shows my traffic for the last year. generally it was on a downward turn (due to niches getting old) - I did lose a fair bit of traffic due to Panda - but the biggest swings for me have come after the subdomain switch.I've had for distinct surges and four distinct plunges (the grpah...

    • Old Hubs with little traffic
      29

      Old Hubs with little traffic

      6 years ago

      I have quite a few old hubs that over a year or more have had less than 100 visits - it's not because they are poor hubs, but mostly because they are in a 'saturated market'.Will this have an impact on my domain as a whole? I'm beginning to move the content to a 'misc' blog - am I likely to see any...

    • How's ebay doing for you?
      6

      How's ebay doing for you?

      6 years ago

      Ok so it's early days yet, but just wondering how eBay is doing? My EPC (earnings per click) were about half of what I was getting with my other eBay account - I'm assuming this will improve as I build up a 'history' - wish I could transfer my 'history' over from my old account so I gain the...

    • Missing page of the Bible found....
      6

      Missing page of the Bible found....

      6 years ago

      On Friday April 10, 2009 archeologists near Mount Sinai have discovered what is believed to be the missing page from the Bible. The page is currently being carbon-dated in Bonne. If genuine, it is the missing first page of the Bible, however the page has been universally condemned by church...

    • I know where the Google Adsense revenue went....
      5

      I know where the Google Adsense revenue went....

      6 years ago

      ...did you see all those new Google commercials on TV! Very sophisticated commercials and obviously paid for by the money they saved after Penderising Hubpages!!!

    • Sub-domains and the plunge
      30

      Sub-domains and the plunge

      6 years ago

      I'm in a plunge again - going down to levels I've not seen since March 2010. As we now have sub-domains and all our writing has an impact on every one of our hubs I've been analyzing my older hubs.One thing I note is that early on I wrote quite a few hubs about subjects that already had a lot of...

    • Overall quality score.
      20

      Overall quality score.

      6 years ago

      I note that Hubpages have an internal scoring system and while I can see it's not appropriate to post this on a hub by hub basis, it would be useful to have an overall 'average' internal hub score (using these ratings). This of course assumes that every hub published is given a score......as I...

    • Video Hubs
      2

      Video Hubs

      6 years ago

      Do you think Hubpages should create a new 'video' hub - this would include hosting the videos rather than 'sharing' youtube videos - it's a multi-million dollar industry...http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14980733

    • Hubs with no views for 30 days...
      8

      Hubs with no views for 30 days...

      6 years ago

      ...should I delete them or re-write them?I have quite a few that have not been successful, should I delete or rewrite and will this help my sub-domain or harm it???Another option is to move them to another site or blog (blogger, Squidoo etc.)...

    • What is important today?
      4

      What is important today?

      6 years ago

      I watched a documentary today about a Japanes reporter who was reporting on some devestating floods. He received a call from his wife and found out his daughter had been swept away. As he was interviewed later, and told how he had spent 30 minutes with his daughter's body, it really made me think...

    • Amazon News
      3

      Amazon News

      6 years ago

      From the LA Times:"Amazon.com Inc. is offering to build at least two distribution centers and hire as many as 7,000 workers if lawmakers back away -- at least temporarily -- from trying to force the Internet giant to collect sales taxes on purchases made by California customers."Any...

    • 500th Hub
      9

      500th Hub

      6 years ago

      OK so my 499th Hub snook up and hit me in the back of the head so I now don't know what to write about for my 500th hub!Some ideas I have:-500 ways to unclog a drain-500 ways to say 'I love you'-My experience with Hurricane Irene (heading my way)-My Hubpages Journey (booooorrrrriiinnngg)Any ideas?

    • Why is there an 'A' next to all my Hubs in 'my account'?
      14

      Why is there an 'A' next to all my Hubs in 'my account'?

      6 years ago

      Is my grade school teacher going through all my hubs? Am I getting A for effort? or is it a glitch!?!

    • A 'known problems' page!
      1

      A 'known problems' page!

      6 years ago

      It would be very useful to have a 'known problems' page with updates on the status - Someone reported an issue yesterday and I added to the 'thread' but there has been no recent reply so there's no way to know if the tech geeks are working on the problems. A one page summary that can be updated...

    • The Free Blog Commenter
      2

      The Free Blog Commenter

      6 years ago

      Does anyone use the above programme? It searches for blogs based on some keywords and then lets you place a comment - you have to visit every blog on the list within the programme - and I always amend the comment.I use it to simply find blogs and then place relevant comments on them (with a link) -...

    • Blog Critique
      7

      Blog Critique

      6 years ago

      I'll be grateful if some hubbers would visit my blog and tell me what the formatting is like - I'm not looking for critique on the content, only on the styling etc.I used a free template from the web and adapted it for my blog - intrigued to see what people think.Not sure if I can put a link to the...

    • Hubber Hangout
      7

      Hubber Hangout

      6 years ago

      I've create a social media site for Hubbers to hang out. I know there are some groups on FB for this, but with the friend messages intermingling with the HP messages it gets confusing! I therefore decided to create a place that was separate! It's free to join and I don't earn any money by you...

    • Revenue Upturn (Google, HP Ads, eBay, Amazon)
      29

      Revenue Upturn (Google, HP Ads, eBay, Amazon)

      6 years ago

      In June and July I sold 33 items total. In the three days of August I have sold 16 items already - evenly split over the three days.This seems to link to an upturn in traffic. Google and HP Ads combined are back at pre-panda levels too!Is this just a little bit of luck or a true indiciation! I hope...

    • Traffic Sources
      13

      Traffic Sources

      6 years ago

      Have you noticed that traffic sources now include traffic from subdomains - cool to see what other members are effectively sending traffic my way - wonder if this is the 'similar hub' section working effectively!

    • Copyright Legal Information
      2

      Copyright Legal Information

      7 years ago

      If I use a drawing of a 'copyrighted'  character (example - a drawing of Harry Potter) with the permission of the artist - do I need to worry about the copyright of J K Rowling? The art I intend to use is fan-art etc.

    • Writing about Beer
      2

      Writing about Beer

      7 years ago

      Is a HUb about beer against Google's TOS (or Hubpages TOS)? There wouldn't be any links to external sites?

    • Complaints forum
      3

      Complaints forum

      7 years ago

      Can we have a separate 'complaints' forum - I'm tired of seeing every entry made by Hubpages staff hijacked and turned into a 'let's complain about everything hubpages does' entry - enough already - we know there are unhappy people out there - we know that Hubpages are not doing a thing right...

    • Frustration at Google
      17

      Frustration at Google

      7 years ago

      Google are claiming that their Panda change has been done to ensure quality is listed top of search engine rankings.Now id I search for Long Tail in Google I get a Squidoo site ranked 10 in the results. This is nothing more than a list of links and has no quality or detail within it.My own personal...

    • +1 Button
      2

      +1 Button

      7 years ago

      Google are now giving Google Adsense users the ability to add a '+1' button to their websites - this will allow the website to rank higher - is this going to be implemented on Hubpages - alongside the Facebook and Twitter buttons?

    • Status Page
      2

      Status Page

      7 years ago

      I know this has been asked for before, but with the current 'google panda' update, a status page showing us exactly what is going on with page views, Ad income etc would be useful. Yesterday's Ad income isn't up nor is today's - as my Google income is suddenbly declining badly I need to know what...

    • SEO for other search engines.
      3

      SEO for other search engines.

      7 years ago

      So we all know the struggles we are having with Google - I've seen a lot of discussions on the web about the relevance of Google and many people are swithching to other search engines - so do the same SEO principles apply to these search engines, or are there sightly different techniques?

    • Any one want an 'article' showcased on my Blog
      6

      Any one want an 'article' showcased on my Blog

      7 years ago

      I have an 'Earn money with writing' blog and want to beging highlighting some Hubs - firstly I want general writing advice, SEO type hubs, but eventually I'd like to include some well constructed and successful hubs - any suggestions?

    • Looking for Blogs to 'share'
      6

      Looking for Blogs to 'share'

      7 years ago

      I'm trying to build my 'network' of blogs by linking to relevant blogs, and having them link me. My blog is dedicated to the process of making money with writing and therefore I am only looking for blogs that relate to writing articles, SEO, Hubpages etc - I have links back to Hubpage articles -...

    • Text Editing
      12

      Text Editing

      7 years ago

      Having major problems trying to edit Hubs. Cannot add or edit text modules in some cases - and often have to close IE browser - don't have Firefox at work so not sure if it's an IE specific problem.

    • Blogger v Hubpages...hmmmmm
      3

      Blogger v Hubpages...hmmmmm

      7 years ago

      Today I created an article that had the ‘phrase’ - long tail phrases – in the title. This article has 1819 words in it, and if I say so myself is a high quality article.I also created an entry on my blog (on blogger.com) that current gets about 5 visits a day to it with – long tail phrases...

    • Ironic or Wot
      3

      Ironic or Wot

      7 years ago

      Looking at the red arrows on my Hubs (I have a grand total of six), three of them are on Guinness recipe hubs - are my Hubs trying to tell me something! LOL

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