New Profile : Where is my RSS feed ?

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  1. pinappu profile image80
    pinappuposted 6 years ago

    I can not find out my RSS feed in the new profile. Where can I get it? Is it same for everybody?

    1. lorddraven2000 profile image91
      lorddraven2000posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I can't seem to find mine either

    2. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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:
      http://<yoursubdomain>hubpages.com/author/<yourHPname>/latest/?rss

      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.

    3. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You can get the widget for the RSS feed on your account page, left hand side.

  2. tamron profile image67
    tamronposted 6 years ago

    Honey
    I can't find the rss feed either!  Hopefully someone else might know where it is.  Good question?

  3. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 6 years ago

    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......

  4. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 6 years ago

    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.

  5. Healthy Pursuits profile image90
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years ago

    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?

    1. Dale Hyde profile image87
      Dale Hydeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image90
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Dale. That helps! I added the extension.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Healthy Pursuits profile image90
        Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        OK. I want health insurance.  smile

      2. profile image0
        Casimiroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Marisa,

        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.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. profile image0
            Casimiroposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image96
              Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Not really.   They must have a reason for believing it will benefit the site.  Perhaps they have research they could quote?  If they've done it for a good solid reason, why not share it with us?

      3. LindaSmith1 profile image60
        LindaSmith1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Looks that way. It's about the article submission sites earning not the writers.

  6. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    Not only is the RSS feed gone, but so is the widget we used to put on our blogs, etc.

  7. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 6 years ago

    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.

    1. NateB11 profile image91
      NateB11posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I definitely can see the problem with that since visitors then can't subscribe or post the widget. But I wanted to point out that we still have access to the widget ourselves, so that we can post it elsewhere.

 
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