SUGGESTION: Notify followers of hub updates

Jump to Last Post 1-6 of 6 discussions (18 posts)
  1. Vitallani profile image86
    Vitallaniposted 5 years ago

    As we can update our hubs, I think it would be a good idea if you had the option to notify hubbers who are following that hub if there are any updates to the text or additional picture, etc.

  2. Anti-Valentine profile image95
    Anti-Valentineposted 5 years ago

    Good idea, as long as you have the option to let them know and not the other way around. I'd feel very paranoid, being watched as I edit a hub.

    1. Vitallani profile image86
      Vitallaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It should also be an optional thing to notify your followers, because, they are not going to want to be updated every time you change a word on the hub. You would only notify if significant changes were made.

      1. Anti-Valentine profile image95
        Anti-Valentineposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        True. Similar to how Wikipedia and wikis work, then. There would be options to notify people when small or large updates are made.

  3. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    It would also be vital to let followers opt-out. I already get an email pretty well every day from HP telling me about new hubs, plus a fairly frequent newsletter. I really do not want any more HP emails.

    In fact, what would be good would be for people to be given an inbox on this very site for all such stuff, rather than sending it out by email. In that way, we could choose when to look at these messages rather than have them clagging up our real email.

    1. Vitallani profile image86
      Vitallaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that would be a good idea.

    2. alphagirl profile image82
      alphagirlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Can a title or something like a banner show an update and the number of times with the date of change?

  4. WryLilt profile image91
    WryLiltposted 5 years ago

    What's wrong with the current re-sharing option???

    1. Vitallani profile image86
      Vitallaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm not aware of that. What is it?

    2. Haunty profile image81
      Hauntyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Re-sharing doesn't tell us the Hub was updated. In fact, considering just how many use it for spamming, Hubbers shouldn't be given the option to share their own Hubs at all.



      I believe WryLilt is referring to the floaty stuff that says "HubPages Followers" right below the social networking links. If you click that on a Hub, it will be shared in the feed of your followers.

      1. Vitallani profile image86
        Vitallaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Oh, okay. Thanks.

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I've personally never used it because:

          I really doubt more than 10% of my followers read my work.

          My money comes from search engines not followers.

      2. Vitallani profile image86
        Vitallaniposted 5 years ago

        Getting people to read your work doesn't have to be about making money. For me, I want my work noticed and to get good reviews/comments, so I have a following when I'm sending my work to publishers/agents.

        1. WryLilt profile image91
          WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I would be too embarassed to include a Hubpage in a portfolio. It's a well known low quality content farm.

          1. Vitallani profile image86
            Vitallaniposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            If you write something that is of high quality, then the quality of what others write should not matter.

            1. WryLilt profile image91
              WryLiltposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              Yes, but it looks more professional to give them a word file... Hubpages content is not "published".

      3. WorkAtHomeMums profile image88
        WorkAtHomeMumsposted 5 years ago

        There are some people who I see constantly sharing hubs. Yes they are other peoples hubs but they appear in my feed and take over from what I really want to see. If I wanted to see those hubs I'd follow those people. Once every now and then is fine if a hub stands out but not all day every day. So I stop following them. It's almost like spam in my opinion. As per this initial suggestion I'd only want to know if the changes were significant content updates not just re-writes or cleanups. Like Wrylilt said I too probably have a tiny portion of my followers read my hubs in fact the stats prove it. It's search engines that like me most of the time and whilst i would love feedback or comments at the end of the day it is search engines that matters for the long term.

        1. Haunty profile image81
          Hauntyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I can relate to that. Having reduced the number of people that I follow to 12, I expected that my feed should experience some kind of relief, but NO! Why? Because it's clogged up with shares by and from people I do NOT follow. How do you stop THAT?!

          Anyway, I support this suggestion of being able to notify people of significant Hub updates or corrections, because this is something that can be controlled. The notification is either justifiable or not, and it's easy to decide. If someone abuses it I would just block the person, which is not something you can do with re-sharers. Besides, I'm certain a lot of re-sharers do what they do in good faith, oblivious to how annoying it is.

       
      working

      This website uses cookies

      As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

      For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

      Show Details
      Necessary
      HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
      LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
      Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
      AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
      HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
      Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
      CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
      Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
      Features
      Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
      Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
      Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
      PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
      MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
      Marketing
      Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
      Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
      Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
      Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
      Statistics
      Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
      ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
      Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)