Now that many of you have used HubPages for a few weeks, What Do You Like / Dislike About HubPages?
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I too, appreciate professional HQ folks. There was plenty of sarcasm and blatant disregard @ Squidoo for writers' legit concerns. And the favoritism was maddening. One couldn't report 'certain' rampant copy/pasters and expect *any* degree of action.
I am surprised that HubPages didn't have some kind of workaround for the eBay and Amazon programs. HubPages is good in a lot of ways, but their business savvy is sometimes lacking. Not a good way to keep thousands of newcomers happy.
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I agree with you Jan. It would be one thing if they gave us a warning that they were going to edit / snip our Hubs and ask if we wanted them moved to the niche sites. Taking control away from the writer is not a good way to keep people happy.
I dislike that they are removing supporting links to authoritative sources and resources. It makes the hubs look like they were written to be posted to a teen's blog. They should be trying to make them look more professional, instead.
Kylyssa - Deleting links to authoritative sources and resources is part of HP efforts to please Google. But, as you said, it cheapens the look of our Hubs to not have citations. Nothing wrong with having footnotes that support a piece of writing.
The problem is that they are wrong. Google actually likes it when a page links to authoritative sites on the same topic. Readers are becoming more educated and properly supported articles are becoming the norm.
I don't like the small font for titles.
I used the arrows at first, and also found it frustrating, but you don't have to do it that way. Use the "organize your content" menu on the right-hand side of the page. There, you can drag and drop to change the order of your capsules.
Yes, definitely open the Organize Your Content box. It's the same sort of drag around interface we had on Squidoo.
The bad part of the organization box is that you're pretty much driving BLIND when using it. I tried that, too but found my results still not favorable. One has to move the content, then go look and see where it landed, THEN go back and try again!
Keep in mind that your Hubs are going to appear differently on different browsers and screen sizes. One way around it is to have a lot of text modules to break up the text and arrange Amazon ads and pictures around the separate text boxes.