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Hubpages isn't very audience friendly as it stands- people outside of the hubpages community can find hubs through a search engine, and they get a small list of related hubs on specific hubpages, but browsing topics isn't very intuitive.
How about adding the categories across the HubPages black bar at the top of the screen? Hovering over a category would open a list of subcategories, hovering on those would reveal more subcategories etc. That way people could easily browse hubpages as narrowly or broadly as they like.
It would also make hubpages more professional and "customer oriented" for inernet surfers. I really hope this becomes an addition to hubpages because it would raise the site's popularity.
Also, I would like a job.
I kind of thought that the change to the site did kind of make it less friendly for browsing, too.
Right? And isn't traffic a big part of what hubbers strive for? As it stands, googlers are probably going to a single article and bouncing right out because its either that or choosing from the 6 hubs at the bottom of the screen- out of how many thousands? Lol. A pretty big oversight in my opinion
Thanks for the suggestion, WhydThatHappen. This is something that I will look into. One of the overall brand issues that we want to solve is how to communicate our breadth of content to readers (most of whom come in from search).
I will point out, though, that our data shows that since we changed the design of the Hub in June, readers are spending more time to read more Hubs and explore more of the site. Across the board: view more Hubs per visit, view more slideshows per user, click-thru rates to related Hubs have doubles, time on site is up, and so on.
by Karen Curtis8 years ago
I noticed that we were recently given a neat feature when including links within a text capsule where we now have a dropdown box of all our published hubs to chose from besides being able to put in an outside URL. ...
by Frank P. Crane5 years ago
Why are some of my hubs not listed in the dropdown list for featuring a hub on the profile?When I punch the drop down list of all my hubs to select one to be featured on the profile I notice that not all of my hubs are...
by Carl "Fitness"8 years ago
I'm a newbie and I just discovered the customizable home page. It's VERY cool and VERY well implemented.But one thing I miss from the standard home page is seeing my author score. On the standard home page,...
by Ricardo Nunes9 years ago
I don´t really care much about which hubs appear on the hot hubs list but I honestly think that this "problem" would be ended if when one click on Hubs link it went directly to the Best hubs list (at least...
by Andrew9 years ago
I still think comments should be comments, not discussions, that is the purpose of a forum. Maybe it would be a good idea that every author has a forum automatically made in a widget on there profile page and the topics...
by Sherry Hewins6 years ago
If I see an error on someone's hub, should I tell them? Or is that bad HubPages etiquette?I'm talking about a spelling error or something similar.
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