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Arranging your Written Word: Organizing Hubs with Groups

Updated on February 1, 2012

© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin.

Groups are a convenient way of organizing hubs into separate categories so you can keep track of your writing. An RSS capsule can also use your group name to display the titles within that group.

You’ve already noticed the Group link on the right side of your Edit Hub page, and have used it to specify a group for your newly written hub. You may have also used this link to change the group of an existing hub. But the following shows a far more convenient way of managing hubs and groups without entering Edit mode.

1. Click My Account in the upper right.

This link displays a page with a list of your hubs.

2. Click Groups from the black box in the upper left.

This link displays the Groups page, which has two major parts on the right.

  • Your Hub Groups is for creating, editing or deleting new groups.
  • Assign Hubs to Groups is for managing titles within groups.

3. Click the Add New Group button to add a new group name.

The Group Name box appears.

  1. Enter the name of the new group.
  2. Click a checkmark into Display Name to add your creation to your list of groups. Make your group name descriptive and succinct, though you can use as many words as needed.
  3. Click the Add Group button to alphabetize your added name under Your Hub Groups. Alternatively, you can click the Cancel button if you change your mind.
  • You can change existing group names by clicking the Edit button next to the name.
  • You can also delete group names by clicking the Delete button.

4. Scroll down to Assign Hubs to Groups.

This part lets you move hub titles.

  1. Click Collapse All to close all the group lists. This puts as many of your group names onto one page as possible. Alternatively, you can also click the Expand All button to open all the group lists.
  2. Click the Down Arrow next to the group name that contains the title you want to move. A list of titles appears. Note especially the Orphan Hubs category, which contains the names of hubs that are not assigned to any groups.
  3. Click the hub title you want to move, and while holding the right mouse key down, drag the title to another group name.
  4. Release the mouse key and the title disappears from its existing group into the other group. Changes are automatically saved.
  5. Click the other group name to list its titles. The moved hub appears at the bottom of the list.

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    • vespawoolf profile image

      vespawoolf 5 years ago from Peru, South America

      Thanks for the handy tip! I've found by carefully grouping hubs, I can drive traffic as I see fit. Voted up, useful and interesting.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It is really helpful to know this information especially as the number of published hubs continues to grow. Keeping them in groups makes sense. Thanks for letting folks know how to do this. Up and useful votes.

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      Keri Summers 5 years ago from West of England

      So it's time to set up groups for my Hubs, and I remembered to come back to your Hub about it. Thank you! Up, useful.

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      Cathy 5 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      I voted this up because I needed this. I love the drag and drop method to help move them quickly into the groups. Thank you!

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      Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      I consider myself a Pro in this grouping business. I have always written dozens of Hubs around the same topic which makes it easy for me to group it. I also use the group rss feeds and it has worked well for me in driving traffic to my hubs. Good Hub, Voted up!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      Thank you all for stopping by and I'm glad you're finding this helpful. Believe or not, I didn't know about this option until I wrote about it.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Another great article Alocsin. I really do enjoy all your articles about writing better, traffic, ect. You have some great advice that had helped me. Enjoy the weekend in the best city in the world, LA:)

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      I have not still arranged my hubs into groups. Thanks for this helpful instructions. I will try this very soon.

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      mljdgulley354 5 years ago

      Very informative hub. To me hubpages is very complex and it is these kinds of articles that have helped me out a lot. Thank you for sharing.

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      Ishwaryaa Dhandapani 5 years ago from Chennai, India

      I am trying to find out how to group hubs and finally this hub of yours provided useful tips. Thank u for your ideal guidance on grouping hubs. Useful. Vote up.

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      Cynthia Sageleaf 5 years ago from Western NC

      I love the "groups" function! Voted up and SHARED.

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      A good and clear guide. Although I have done this, do you know how we can select which groups/hubs appear on our profile page? I raised a question, but no one responded...

      Cheers, and of course SHARED + tweeted.

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      Dale Hyde 5 years ago from Tropical Paradise on Planet X

      Yet another great and informative hub Aurelio! I love using the groups to organize my hubs. My only problem is that I forget to add a hub to a group and it becomes an "orphan" hub...that makes me sad! So I have to remember to add my hubs to my appropriate group. Voted up, useful and interesting!

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      Bill Russo 5 years ago from Cape Cod

      Thanks for this informative work.

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      Tammy 5 years ago from North Carolina

      This is a very helpful hub. I always keep my hubs in groups. It is a great way to get readers to stay on your page and get a low bounce rate. Thanks for sharing these and your other great hubs with us! Well done!

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      Jessica Rangel 5 years ago from Lancaster, CA

      oh wow! This is one great HUb! Voted up!