For the first time since the HP design changes, traffic is up again over one million a day:May 5: 1,179,592 Unique visitorsJuly 7: 1,023,025 Unique visitors(I hope that isn't because of the mass site-scrapper, copying ever page of the site! )
I know that HP often recommends using Chrome to better display the HP website.This tops today's headlines:"Google is listening to you, Israeli tech-blogger reveals""Internet giant takes heat after secretly installing software capable of picking up conversation from a computer via...
For the past couple of days, it's been reported that Google was on the move again.My stats (which were decent to begin with) show that my traffic just doubled! Happy days are here again. Is that happening to you as well? (Please tell me that this isn't an HP Stats glitch!!!!)Here are two...
I don't know if this has influenced HP traffic of late or not, but the old squidoo.com homepage, which used to show the message about HP's acquisition and gave links to HP, is now offline and has been down for more than a week.http://www.isitdownrightnow.com/squidoo.com.html
Google has changed the search queries reports in Webmaster Tools. Here are the details and links: http://searchengineland.com/google-offi … ols-220421
Stats have updated three times today. The one day, seven day and 30 day totals have changed but the 'Page Views Ever' have remained the same with each update. The last time this happened (in October) I lost 15,000 views in the 'Page Views Ever' total. What's happening now with...
This man solved his computer problems:foxnews[dot]com/us/2015/04/22/colorado-man-cited-by-police-after-shooting-his-computer/
The sirens just sounded in Jerusalem to begin Remembrance Day for the fallen. If you would like to watch the ceremony live at the Wall of the Temple Mount, go here:http://english.thekotel.org/cameras.asp
Hillary Clinton is too old to be president of the U.S.Hillary would be 69 years old if she assumes office in 2017, which would tie her with Ronald Reagan for being the oldest US president ever elected. (You remember, Reagan, don't you? The president who developed Alzheimer's disease...
Using Firefox, they are OK, but in Chrome this is what a Topic page looks like right now:None of the Hubs show until you get to the very bottom, past the ad on the left:Google wants to see lots of content above-the-fold, not just links and ads. (Chrome is Google.)
The options to opt in or out of the EC program and the HubPro program are no longer there when editing a Profile. What is going on?http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/129865? … ost2723674
On every forum thread right now, all of the posts just disappeared. I don't even know if anyone can see this one!Here's a screen shot:
Well, this is interesting. Bing is offering kickbacks for using its search engine:http://www.bing.com/explore/rewards?FOR … PUBL=BNPHP
I must admit that I never understood the 'Honey BooBoo' phase, but at least that's over with now. But, what is it with the Kardashian family? As I understand it, one daughter (who cannot sing, dance or act) did a sex tape and now this is the most famous family in America. The Dad,...
Is Obama a Foreign-Policy Failure?Obama has no success in relations between Ukraine and Russia, in the Middle East, or in the African continent's Egypt, Libya, Central African Republic, Congo, Somalia or Sudan. His outreach to Cuba (credited to the Vatican) has not stopped the terrorist-supporting...
130 US classified documents about UFOs have now been released, including the reports of sightings from Roswell, New Mexico in 1947: http://projectbluebook.theblackvault.com
I had a difficult time approving comments from my Account page:Then, when I finally got one approved, I went to the Hub to make a reply and my reply posted 3 times! I removed the extra ones, but I'm afraid to comment on anyone else's Hub because the same thing might happen.
No matter who you are, your ancestry is traced from Noah and his wife. This is where your family tree begins. Could this be Noah's Ark?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7iycpe16V0
The 'total views ever' on the 'My Account' page is not updating when the other stats are changed. This has been the case with at least the last 3 updates today.
I was searching a topic on the HP search and found a Hub which is not featured (NoIndex). How did that happen? I thought only featured Hubs were available from the internal search feature on HP.
This has serious implications for the future of websites and online writers.In honor of the 24th anniversary of the Web (first successful hypertext communication by Tim Berners-Lee on December 25, 1990), Google Israel just released a survey that sought to determine Israelis' dependence upon the...
Why are the Ad Program earnings for the past six days still estimates?
Out with the oldIn with the newWhat is your goal?Happy New Year to you!
Overall, was your 2014 better, worse or about the same as 2013? What did you accomplish on HP? What were your highlights?
More than 100 children were massacred by the Taliban today in Pakistan. I know we have Hubbers in Pakistan. Please tell us what is going on there.http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article … istan.html
Now that the transfer is finished and the HP site has been evaluated by both the new Google Panda and Penguin algorithms, the effects of the transferred content to HP can be dissected.1. In the week before the August 15th announcement, HP had 335,638 featured Hubs averaging 4 unique views per...
This one you will like. This algorithm update targets sites which have had a large number of DMCA notices filed against them and downgrades them on search results pages.This is a complete update to the first time the algorithm was introduced two years ago. This update will roll out this...
To everyone who is using the Disavowal Link Tool on Google and/or has had a loss of traffic, be sure to remove any articles you have on EzineArticles and any other article sites you may have used to post links to your HP subdomain or Hubs. These links are considered spam links by Google and...
If you do, how is search traffic to your articles there? Has there been a recent change from the Google Panda or Penguin updates? Would you recommend this site to other writers?
It's official: Google Penguin Update 3.0 was released late Friday:https://www.seroundtable.com/google-pen … 19313.htmlhttp://searchengineland.com/google-rele … ear-206169It usually takes about a week for the release to be updated in all Google data centers, but webmasters have already...
Here's the new homepage:
This is the new homepage of Teckler.com:
This is from starting with two Hubs in May, 2013, and building up to 54 Hubs. Actually, I reached one million views on October 1st but, like so many others have reported, every subsequent stats update from then deducted numbers from my total views. I reached this milestone again on...
What's going on here? I just went to a Profile and the whole page is distorted:http://stephhicks68.hubpages.com/
For all of the people who complained about unanswered emails and unpublished articles on Squidoo, Seth just posted on his blog about apologies:http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog … ology.htmlSince he doesn't allow comments on his blog, you may comment here.
Obama has declared open war on ISIS/ISIL."We will conduct a systematic campaign of airstrikes against these terrorists," Obama said from the White House. "I will not hesitate to take action against ISIL [Islamic State] in Syria, as well as Iraq. This is a core principle of my...
If you are transferring articles with link lists, change those links to the new URLs on HubPages.If you leave your link lists the way they are, an article's link goes back to the article's location on Squidoo, goes through the 301 redirect, then back to HubPages.As you edit your transferred...
For new people, posting links to your own Hubs is not allowed in the forum. If you need to refer to one of your Hubs, post the Hub title instead.It's OK to link to some else's Hub, if appropriate for the forum topic and you think it has good advice to contribute to the topic.. (But, don't ask...
If you were ever worried about getting your picture to show with your webpages in search results, forget about it. The Google Authorship feature is history.http://searchengineland.com/goodbye-goo … hip-201975Apparently, it never made any difference in click-through rates anyway.
I found a few sites today which are hotlinking to my images. Should I just file a normal DMCA or can the staff block it? Thing is, if they are linking to mine then they are probably linking to other HP images, too.
According to Paul Deeds' forum post, transfers of articles on Squidoo are beginning today. Has anyone had their account transferred yet? If so, how did it go?http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/123836? … ost2621573
There was a major earthquake today (6.1) just north of HubPages' office and hosting server location. It might be a good time to backup your Hubs.
This site has over 200 travel articles and I found one of my Hubs there:spiffyboutiques [dot] comCheck for anything related to your Hub, because this thief takes 300 – 400 words of your content and inserts it into a few words he/she has written. Many, many articles there are about travel to...
I started a Forum thread, that people are still responding to, but the thread is no where to be found on the Forum:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/121992#post2586730This is important information about the need for Hubbers to change their eBay passwords. The bottom of the thread says that it...
If you use eBay, you've probably been hacked. Read this and change your password:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ … n-why.html
Google just released what it is calling "Panda4.0", a new addition to its formula for ranking content on webpages. If you have noticed a significant change (up or down) in traffic to your Hubs today, this may be why. Check your rankings on search engine results for your...
I just reached this milestone a few hours ago. In May, 2013, I had two Hubs. I reached 100,000 views on October 30, 2013, with 35 Hubs. Onward to one million! (Do you want to know what this forum post is really about? It's about the fact that SEO works on HubPages, because 99% of my...
I just checked my Traffic Sources according to HP, and for the past 24 hours it shows traffic from Pinterest as -8. How is it possible to have minus traffic numbers??? Does that mean that someone un-pinned a pin???
I'm experiencing problems trying to pin to Pinterest from HubPages. Pinterest shows this: "Whoops! We're having some trouble talking to s2 hubimg.com. Please try again later!" Sometimes it says: "Sorry, we could not fetch the image."
At least one Hubber got a Hub stolen and posted on this site: fastfashionblog.comIf you write Hubs on this topic, check to see if your work was stolen. If your Hub was plagiarized, here's the contact information for the DMCA:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/120429? … ost2552101
So, I'm reading my "Here are your recent Notifications from HubPages!" email and looking at the new Hubs published in Topics I am following, and there is this notice about a great new Hub titled 'Rabbit Vibrator | Rabbit Vibrators' and I was all eager to have a look at that one. So,...
Why Do Atheists Love Religious Forums?All over the Internet you'll find atheists flooding the religious forums instead of atheist forums. Why do they want to participate so much on forums about a faith they do not accept?
Happy Valentine's Day to everyone!
I'm not sure what to think of this, but HP is advertising a part-time job (telecommuting is OK). The job is to find new Hubbers. Maybe they don't like the old ones?http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sfc/mar/4327997100.htmlIt looks like HP is willing to spend a lot of money on AdWords to find...
I just hit 500,000 views, up from 100,000 on October 30, 2013. (CPM is looking sad, though.)
Everyday I get HP emails which include newly published Hubs in Topics I am following. One of the Topics I follow is SEO, because that is my line of work and I've published several Hubs in that Topic. The problem is that most new Hubs in that Topic are spam and 98% of the time when I...
If you are not in the US, the Super Bowl football game just started so you can expect your Hub traffic to be down for the next few hours. Looks like the stats updater is watching the game, too.
There are several stolen Hubs on these sites:besidesthebible.comspiffyboutiques.comIt looks like they are both run by a Hubber in Australia. They are both hosted by an American hosting company and you can file your DMCA requests using the host's online contact form (remove spaces):http ...
I'm trying to insert an Amazon URL for a specific product. When I put in the URL and save the capsule, the capsule on the Hub says: "Amazon is not providing us a price for this item. Therefore it can not be displayed."Yet, the product is live on Amazon with a price. How can I...
The text inserted as a photo caption ends up being the Alt Tag, too. This is horrible. What it means is that viewers who cannot see the images (due to slow-load, device, or vision handicaps) end up reading the same text twice. That is a horrible user experience as well as a duplicate...
How soon do you start planning for Valentine's Day?When do you (and your household) typically start planning for Valentine's Day? Do you start buying cards and candy when they first appear in the stores or do you wait until the last minute? If you are ordering flowers, how many days in...
My CPM was really low yesterday. When this happened on January 14th and people complained on the Forum, the CPM miraculously was changed and almost doubled! Does anyone know what is going on here?
The World Wide Web was born on December 25, 1990, when Tim Berners-Lee made the first hypertext communication. He gave the WWW to the world for free. It's the gift that just keeps on giving and has connected the world.
The other forum thread about this was closed, but the problem still exists:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118995It's happening to me too. Including www in the URL should direct the user to the correct URL, and it doesn't. This used to work but now it is broken. This is a canonical URL...
Do People in India Celebrate Christmas?Since most people in India are not Christians, do the people celebrate Christmas there? If they do, how is it celebrated?
Google announced the top 10 searches worldwide for 2013:Nelson Mandela, Paul Walker, iPhone 5s, Cory Monteith, Harlem Shake, Boston Marathon, Royal Baby, Samsung Galaxy s4, PlayStation 4 and North Korea.
Are Unitarians Atheists, Christians or Humanists?What is Unitarianism supposed to represent?
I knew this was coming. HP has deleted all of My Activity. I presume it was turned over to the FBI.
Have you ever wanted to visit Israel?Have you ever thought about taking a trip to Israel? What would you want to visit there? Are you afraid to visit because it is in the Middle East?
Can you use the word 'sperm' in a Hub without running into problems? (And I'm not talking whales.)
What things would you like the staff to discuss in the proverbial Thursday meeting? Here's my list:1. How soon can the programmers make an option to 'NoFollow' photo credit links?2. Why isn't Hub Score more reflective of search engine traffic numbers?3. Is HP planning to adapt to 3D viewing for...
I could hardly believe my eyes when I just saw this news:http://www.foxbusiness.com/industries/2 … day-plans/Walmart is going to start its Black Friday sales push by opening up at 6:00 pm on Thanksgiving Day! That means that their employees don't even get the day off. Are...
FYI: The AdSense reports are broken at Google today, so your account there is not showing any new activity now. If you want to keep up with the situation, go to the AdSense forum here:http://productforums.google.com/forum/# … 3d_otNAwPY
I know there are many Hubbers in the Philippines. It's daybreak there now, so if any of you can get online, please let us know how you are and what the situation is now. The reports I hear say that over 10,000 people have died in the typhoon and many more are homeless and without food and...
When someone posts a Question, I've noticed that sometimes a 'best answer' is never chosen. Is there a time limit for people to post answers? Does the Question author have to select a 'best answer?'
HP was offline for about three minutes yesterday, and for about ten minutes today between 4:37 am – 4:47 am, California time, when income stats for the previous day are usually posted (but weren't today). Just thought someone should know about it.
14 hours is a long time to wait for an update.
I just reached 100,000 views on 35 Hubs. (I only had 2 beginning in May of this year.) So, you can get great traffic from Google on HubPages! I'm happy about the traffic, but I wish the CPM were higher.
I have a question about general Amazon earnings. Who gets the prime time visits during North American daylight hours, HubPages or Hubbers? The reason I'm asking is that it seems most of the buying public who can use our Amazon capsules are in the U.S. Is HubPages taking all of its...
I know it's not really a technical problem. We're told to be patient. But I just don't like it. There have been only two updates in the past 24 hours, on the day I always get the most traffic.
What gift is best to give for a wedding anniversary?What wedding anniversary gift is best for friends and relatives to give to the couple?
If you're interested, the Google PageRank which appears in the Toolbar has not been updated since November, 2012. Matt Cutts just announced that it probably won't be updated by the end of 2013:https://twitter.com/mattcutts/status/386910092563447808(However, PageRank continues to be updated...
A guy in Saudi Arabia is stealing the entire HubPages site. If you have a Hub, it has been stolen. You can find the URL of your stolen Hubs by following the navigation from this topic page: http:// hla7.com/hub/index.php?q=uggc%3A%2F%2Fuhocntrf.pbz%2Fgbcvpf%2Fnyy%2F1(remove...
Can you imagine a picture of all of the users on Facebook? Go find yourself:http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/ … -site.html
Google has announced that it introduced a new search algorithm about a month ago. This one is called 'Hummingbird' and, unlike Panda and Penguin, this one revamps the complete Google search algorithm.You can read about the known changes...
There has been a major change on the HP platform that was not announced to the writing community.Go to one of your Hubs and look at the top where the breadcrumb navigation is. It now reads: your subdomain > main Topic category only (I presume that this is not the case for...
In one hour, Israel will begin the religious observance of Yom Kippur, which this year also commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Yom Kippur War, the largest religious war in human history. The Arab aggressors call it the Ramadan War to this day. Israel, the tiny nation surrounded by...
Today, America remembers the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and four passenger airplanes that claimed the lives of almost 3,000 people. Did anyone on HubPages witness the attacks or have something to say about them?
Is there some reason why statistics haven't been updated in the past 12 hours?
The site healthylivingbox.net appears to be offline now. I hope it's not just temporary. It was another case of a plagiarist scraping the entire site and the owner is in Turkey (where hardly any English speakers live). This is the second time someone from Turkey has scraped huge numbers...
Rank08.com, one of the websites duplicating the entire HP website and hiding its hosting company behind the reverse proxy host CloudFlare, is hosted by a company owned by IBM. I just got an email back from CloudFlare and the host is:SoftLayer Technologies4849 Alpha RoadDallas, TexasSend DMCA...
In reading the forum post from two years ago when all Hub URLs were changed to Subdomains, many people reported that copied Hubs began to outrank theirs when the change was made. I think this might happen again and we have five forum threads going right now about copied content. Be sure to do...
Google announced that the expected 'kinder and gentler' Panda update was rolled out on July 16th and wrapped up on about July 28th. This was a true update, not a data refresh, and was designed to soften the impact that Panda had on sites which were in the grey area on content quality.Matt...
This forum post discussed the scraping site ALLTOPIC.com:http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115379I have found another site which is scraping most of HubPages, right down to the HubPages-Tutorial-and-Community Section:http:// all-topic.com(Notice the hyphen in the name.)I didn't find any...
Many stolen Hubs are on this site:http: XXX //preetech3.blogspot.co.il(Remove XXX and spaces.)Fortunately, the blogging site is owned by Google so the take-down is easy. Just go here to file the request and choose the first item on the list,...
One page on my subdomain is: /BingSiteAuth.xmlWhy is this page being indexed by Google?
Prince William and Catherine Duchess of Cambridge are expecting the birth of their first child momentarily. Do you think it will be a boy or a girl?
I like to use AllPosters.com for images because 1) they have gorgeous images and 2) I can earn income if someone buys a print. On HubPages, however, I am limited to only two links to a single domain and I must use a link (as an affiliate) to be able to use an image.So my suggestion is that...
I would like a better explanation of the Hub Score. I have a Hub that I uploaded on May 12th, it's ranked #2 on Google search results for its main keyword phrase, it's getting 175 visits per day sent by Google, but the Hub Score is only 78. Is that because someone at MTurk didn't like...
On the stats page, are the views for one day the previous 24-hour period, or some other cut-off time? Anyone know?
Google's Matt Cutts, speaking at Search Marketing Expo yesterday, said that Panda refreshes will still take place monthly but will be applied over a ten-day period. He also said that the refreshes are now "relatively small compared to the normal index flux." There hasn't been a...
I went to a Hubber's subdomain page and there are no Accolades. The Hubber has over 100 Hubs, but not a single accolade - not even the one for having 10 featured Hubs! Why is this?
When you publish a new Hub, the system gives you a shortened URL to use, too. Is there anyway to find this again, or should I just use TinyURL.com and make one there?
I just checked out my SEO Tutorial hub in the w3 validator tool, and it has 35 coding errors and 17 warnings. This is particularly embarrassing because in that particular hub I discuss the importance of clean, validated coding for success on Google.Then I checked the hub I just published and...
I'm not receiving a notice when a new person follows me - not even on "Activity."I like to know when I'm being followed, especially in dark alleys.
The much feared new Penguin algorithm is being released right now. Google's Matt Cutts said "2.3% of English queries will be impacted by this update."Expect PageRanks to change today, too.
I have a link to an affiliate and, TO MAKE GOOGLE HAPPY, it needs to be NoFollow because it really is an advertisement.I've tried every way I can think of to make this a NoFollow link and it's not working.Google Penguin will nail HubPages if we don't make those kinds of links NoFollow.So, how do I...
Isn't there someway to 'click to enlarge' an image? For instance, if you want to post an image of a chart that nobody can possibly read unless it's bigger, is there a way to do this? I thought about posting an enlarged version elsewhere with a link, but isn't there a way just to keep it...
I can't find this anywhere. Does anyone know the maximum height and width dimensions you can use on HubPages?
This has me stumped. I am creating a new Hub, enter the title and this error message pops up in red: Please fix these errors before continuing: Please use more spaces in the title of your Hub. The title I am using is the equivalent of:...
I know that everyone in the US is focused on the presidential elections and the hurricane, but there is a storm brewing in the Middle East that could potentially effect every nation on the planet. Wherever you live, what do people in your country say about the possibility of an Israeli or...
Just a reminder to update the copyright notice on your Hubs to the year 2012. If you don't have a notice on your Hubs, consider adding one. There have been many forum posts recently about plagiarism of Hubs. Although your work is protected without this notice, I feel it is...
On December 25, the World Wide Web turned 21 years old! What a cause for celebration. Just imagine if the Web had never been invented. I wrote a Hub about the birthday that you can find on my profile page: WWW Birthday. I also posted a collection of over 100 quotes...
I'm new to this site and I just got a baffling email from Hubpages.It said that my Hub, 'What is SEO?' "has been selected among 6 candidates for this week's HubNuggets contest on HubPages! The criteria for selection as a HubNugget is entirely dependent on votes, so please encourage your...
Anyone up for this? You don't have to be a poet to write a Haiku. Here's the formula:3 lines:5 syllables7 syllables5 syllables
I'm trying to insert a link on my profile page to my Google+ page. The link insertion feature in the "edit" mode now has a list of HubPages to link to, that wasn't there a few days ago. When I insert the link I want, save, and view, the link goes to a weird message that says...
I'm trying to post to the "Extreme makeover" forum and tried to include a link to my hub. When I hit the "submit", I get this message:The BBCode syntax in the message is incorrect. Quote tag missing end bracket.What is this? Sorry, I'm not a coder and have no idea...
I just tried to post something and got this message:The BBCode syntax in the message is incorrect. Quote tag missing end bracket.Does anyone know what this means?
Writer Fox just joined HubPages and posted 4 Hubs. This is a new venue and I would appreciate your comments and feedback