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HubMob: What, why, and how (include when and where new topics appear, RSS link formatting, getting and using HubMob...

Updated on September 29, 2008

HubMobs were created a couple weeks ago by Ryan Hupfer, one of the staff members of HubPages. Basically, a HubMob is many hubbers writing on one request for the week. There is no limit on the number of times you can answer a HubMob request.

Where to find the HubMob topic

The HubMob topic is usually posted on Mondays. It is found in the Hubber's Hangout forum. To get to it, click the "Forums" link on the top of any page, then scroll down to "Hubber's Hangout". It should be the first thread in the hangout forum. If it's not there, then it hasn't been posted yet for that week. There is also a handy link to the most current HubMob topic:

How to answer the request

After reading the directions for the HubMob weekly topic, go to the "Requests" and click on the HubMob request. Pick your title, write a hub on the topic, then add in your RSS feed and HubMob banner. Then, post a link back on the "Hubber's Hangout" HubMob thread.

How to get the banner

There are two HubMob banners to choose from. They are shown at right smaller, but they are really full-sized page-length banners. There are two ways to link to them.

  1. Go to the HubMob forum topic, right-click and view image. Save the image to your computer, then use a photo capsule to upload it.
  2. Go to the HubMob forum topic, right-click and view image. Copy the URL of the image, then use a photo capsule to enter the URL in the "From the Web" tab.

How to add the RSS feed

The link to the RSS feed will be posted in the HubMob topic thread. Select it, copy, then create an RSS capsule. Paste the RSS link into the capsule and save. This will bring up some of the other hubs that also answer the request. Be sure that your link does not have any spaces in it, or it won't work.

That's it!

Hope to see your hub in the next HubMob!

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    • Sally's Trove profile image

      Sherri 8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thanks for answering my request. You gave important information on what, where and why. Thumbs up!

    • KT pdx profile image

      KT pdx 9 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

      You're welcome, Jyoti. Glad to be of help.

    • JYOTI KOTHARI profile image

      Jyoti Kothari 9 years ago from Jaipur

      Thanks for answering my request rightly. It is exhaustive and informatic. I have written a hub for this week's hub mob topic.

      Jyoti Kothari

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      Money Wise Coach 9 years ago

      great idea... just submitted my first hubmob today!

    • anne.moss profile image

      anne.moss 9 years ago from Israel

      Well, now I know what a HubMob is! And in time to try for this week's pets request... Will look into the forum for more details later and try to put together my first HubMob hub!

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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      I do. This weeks Hubmob "It's All About Halloween" will be my 4th Hubmob. This hub will show you what, why and how to hubmob.

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      Cindy Lawson 9 years ago from Guernsey (Channel Islands)

      I am going to start now I understand how to go about it. Great helpful Hub, well done and thanks.

    • KT pdx profile image

      KT pdx 9 years ago from Vancouver, WA, USA

      :) I'd hope you do!

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      Ryan Hupfer 9 years ago from San Francisco, CA

      Oh...I HubMob! :)