How I Use The HubPages Headings of The "My Account" Chart
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This gives me the easiest step to editing one of my Hubs. Just click and edit.
If you know the title of your Hub you are looking for, clicking this heading puts them in alphabetical order for easy searching. You can also use the Search Box, but that is my last resort, usually because I have forgotten the initial word in the title. I have written quite a few Haiku poems with titles most often starting with "A Haiku - ........". Clicking on Title puts all of those in alphabetical order for what follows "A Haiku - .........". Click twice and put them in reverse alphabetical order (Z, Y, X.....) for ease in searching a Hub title at that end of the alphabet.
I use this column to see how my writing is changing in HP terms. My latest 12 Hubs should have an average score that is somewhat higher than the score of the 12 prior Hubs. I also like to keep an idea of how many Hubs I have with scores of 80 or higher, and look at the next higher scoring Hubs to see how I can improve their scores.
I like to look at the percentage of the later column of "views ever" that resulted in comments as a likely indicator of whether or not I am writing Hubs that excite a viewers interest. That percentage gives me a mirror of what the viewers in general think of my Hubs.
This column lets me examine what was viewed within the past 24 hours by going down that column I can also see what back-links led viewers to older Hubs, and also where editing and other improvements might be called for.
7 Days, and 30 Days
While I want the week's total views and the month's total views to be as large a number as possible, I refer to these two columns only for what is right there, and believe that the improvements elsewhere will automatically take care of those numbers.
This column is a good indicator of which Hubs have "staying power" by having been viewed the most over time. It can be misleading because it does not show what the best Hubs are, or which Hubs may have higher numbers when they have been published for as long a time as the older Hubs with bigger numbers.
I use this heading more than any other by clicking on it. With one click I can bring to the top of the list unfinished Hubs (including Hub titles I have planned to write about and have reserved a title for.) With two clicks I can look at what my most recent Hubs have been and have the chart show me how those Hubs are doing in every chart category.
While I try to write my Hubs so they can be "evergreen" there are Hubs which mention some specific dates or "time remaining" and those will need updating as time passes, even an "Unpublish" for such topics as who a candidate might choose as his running-mate, once they have made their choice. Notice that this will also change the time which will show on your finished Hub for how current it is.
This column is a reminder that for some Hubs "nothing is happening" and the Hubs may deserve another look for improvements, or be taken as a warning that unless their topic is seasonal (Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.) you may want to avoid writing Hubs on that topic in the future!
Some of these ways to use the My Account column headings I learned from experience, but the best way for a beginner to learn them is to go to the Learning Center when you first join HubPages(R) and get up to speed as quickly as possible. Doing so can save you a lot of time.
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