I can not find out my RSS feed in the new profile. Where can I get it? Is it same for everybody?
If you mean that the link to your RSS feed is not in your profile now, that is correct, it was removed from the design.
If you mean how do you find a URL to your RSS feed, Dale answered that partially below.
That pattern is:
where <yoursubdomain> is the same as your HP name (and this may be optional)
and <yourHPname> is the same and is not optional
You can actually make 3 RSS feeds by replacing "latest" with "hot" and "best". This is a good idea as it gives your hubs more exposure. All 3 feeds are available and can be pinged.
You can get the widget for the RSS feed on your account page, left hand side.
I can't find the rss feed either! Hopefully someone else might know where it is. Good question?
Oh no! The aliens have stolen the RSS feeds! Now I am trying to remember where I have shared my old RSS feed as I have read the old ones are not working......
This link works for me: http://hubpages.com/author/Dale+Hyde/latest?rss
Of course you would put your name in there versus my name. I had to add an RSS viewer extension to my browser, Chrome, to view it. Not sure about why and such.
So, instead of clicking on the RSS feed icon on our profile page, people have to have a Chrome extension or other icon on their bookmarks bar? Doesn't that complicate things for our readers? Or am i all turned around?
Once I installed the RSS feed reader to Chrome, I now have the option of finding RSS feeds on any page I am on. It will show a little number telling me how many RSS feeds are available on the page.
I went to your profile and was able to pick up your feed in the reader: http://healthypursuits.hubpages.com/hubs/latest?rss
Hadn't you noticed, HubPages doesn't want us to have our own readership. They've hidden the ability to contact us, they've removed the ability to search within our Hub portfolio, and they've removed the ability to sign up to our RSS feed. Plus they've made our authorship less prominent on the Hubs themselves.
We are staff writers on a big magazine, not bloggers building readership to our own sites.
Reading between the lines (dangerous I know!) sounds like you don't agree with the HP changes? They're providing the infrastructure so I guess I'm cool with what they're doing. One can always buy their own domain, make a blog, whatever, if they want.
I do have my own websites too. I agree, we always have to remember that HubPages doesn't belong to us, and it's their right to run the place however they like. However, it saddens me to see the "old guard" of Hubbers steadily migrating to other sites, because they're unhappy with the changes - especially as they seem so unnecessary, and we've never had an explanation of the reasons for them.
HubPages went through a traumatic time last year with the Panda updates. The switch to sub-domains brought back the traffic for many, and gave writers a sense of ownership. Which is, I assume, what HubPages doesn't like - because in the last few months, they've made a lot of changes which de-emphasise the writer as individual.
For instance, the old Hub layout included a large, prominent picture of the author - which positively invited you to click on it and read more by that author. Now, you'd barely notice who wrote the Hub. On our old profiles, there were prominent links to contact the Hubber, subscribe to their feed, or search for topics within their Hubs. Now the contact facility is hidden and the other two features have been removed - and Hubs by other authors are displayed on our profiles.
Perhaps we developed an over-inflated sense of our own importance, but all these changes feel like we're being "demoted", and it does feel like a bit of a slap in the face.
I've stated this theory a few times on the forums now, and find it interesting that HP is silent on the matter.
Well, really, what could they say? It's a damned if they do, damned if they don't situation, though it surely would allow Hubbers to vent. I always have in the back of my mind "what do I get for that 40% cut they take?". I don't know if it's excessive or not, just want to know.
What would be cool is if they could change the biz model to make it a co-op, writer-owned deal instead of the top-down corporate model they have now.
Looks that way. It's about the article submission sites earning not the writers.
Not only is the RSS feed gone, but so is the widget we used to put on our blogs, etc.
Nate: Yes the widget is there. But we use to have a RSS feed too, which is gone. A lot of tools used by writers are gone.
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