And I can't change it!!!
The wording changed in the profile editor. It now says, "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile: Yes No"
Which means we now want to click "Yes". Which I did. And then I saved it of course. But it doesn't work. It keeps reverting back to "No". And the noindex hubs keep showing.
I kid you not.
The noindex tag shows around line 42 in the hub source code.
If this isn't just me, then this is really killing us!!!
I went and did everything again. Confirmed again. My OP stands.
I would appreciate confirmation from others that:
1. The new wording in the profile editor does indeed now say, "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile: Yes No".
2. That we are unable to change/save the settings. It keeps reverting back to "No".
3. And that your newly-published, noindex tagged hubs keep showing on your profile page when you don't want them to and have tried to get rid of them.
Note: I don't know if this also applies to the equivalent of what were formerly called Z'd hubs.
1. My profile editor now has the new wording "Show only featured hubs" and it is set to "yes" as I expect.
2. I did not try to change it since this is what I want. I don't want non-featured (prior known as idle) to be listed for obvious reasons already discussed elsewhere.
3. I only see my featured hubs in my profile listing.
So for me everything is correct. Try clearing your cache and see if it becomes normal. What browser are you using. I'm using Firefox.
Thank you Glenn for confirming that I have not suddenly gone insane. I'm using Chrome Version 19.blahblahblah which has worked perfectly fine until now. If I've been suckered by the cache thing, I'm gonna be p*ssed.
Off to blast the cache and reboot again. Stay-tuned.
1. Problem fixed.
2. Writes note to self and tapes to bottom of screen, "Clear cache at end of every month."
3. Slinks away...
Well, I rebooted and did everything again. My first 2 posts reconfirmed.
I don't get it.
I am sane.
I am sober.
I am well-rested, etc.
I am not impaired in any way.
I know that what I have stated is fact. And that everyone should be freaking out that their new, pending, noindex-tagged hubs are showing on their profiles.
But no one else is confirming it.
What am I missing???
Can someone at least confirm or refute that this wording is now what is in their profile editor?
"Show only Featured Hubs on my profile:
What are Featured Hubs?
sorry - I don't have and ZZZs and I'm afraid to go there! Its dark!
Please copy/paste here what your profile editor does say on that line. Serious.
I have No as my setting to the "show only featured hubs", which is how I set it before. I do not wish my profile to be dictated by some minion who is only capable of doing jobs that pay 5 cents a go.
In fact, I have deliberately placed my most "at-risk" hubs among those in the featured list.
I'm having the opposite problem. I keep trying to set mine to "No" but it reverts to "Yes" when I re-enter the edit mode of my profile. I can't get "No" to stick.
When I cleared the cache, per Glenn; I cleared out absolutely everything and rebooted. If that doesn't work, and now knowing it's not an HP issue, next would be a browser upgrade. Probably one of these days soon, for me anyway, nothing will work except a computer memory upgrade.
What the Hell!!!???!!!
I went to my profile, and the damn thing is showing my noindex-pending hubs again!!!
Checked the editor and it's back to "no" again.
Tried to change it, and it won't let me again.
I give up...
Mine was on No! I changed it to yes, it went to No, Changed it to No, and it goes to yes.
I think HP has messed with the site so much, they have just broken everything turning it to a junk site.
Good to see some more genuine examples of lateral thinking on the site.... it is so frustrating when a perfectly good ship loses its rudder, but the crew don't know how to stop going round in circles, or jump out after squabbling about it's need to have a rudder in the first place!
This is not the only problem. Share buttons are gone. When I look at hubs of others, share buttons are there on some, but not others. No share buttons on my hubs. When you post a link to social networks, some will show the pic, while others show nothing but that ugly black box with hub pages in it.
I have had it with HP. I have never met one payout. Now they keep doing stupid crap with our hubs, with the site, it is ridiculous. Even those who did well here have quit writing complaining of huge drops in their earnings. I think it is time to starte unpublishing. 2 years and no payout is ridiculous. 50 buck minimum is ridiculous since they only give you a few pennies a day.
Didn't you announce you were leaving about a year ago? You took all your hubs down, yet here you are back with double figure hubs.
I'm not leaving, despite everything. I don't agree with the way the site is run on many things, and I exercise my right to say so.
But with hundreds of hubs up, I believe I do have that right.
I have earned it, have you?
I believe I have more than earned by putting my time in. I don't care if you have 10000 hubs, you are no better than any hubber here even if they have 0-1 hubs.
The adventure continues....
The hub just now went from pending to featured. But that one hub still now wont show up on the profile. So I went back and changed the setting to "yes", which then automatically saved as "no". And now that hub is again on the profile.
@HP The descriptions of the symptoms we have given should make it fairly easy to diagnose and solve this issue.
Everybody is entitled to voice their opinion, Freedom of Speech I believe.
And so as to end on a more cheerful note...
My earnings continue to perk along. And I've noticed that the CPM is trending back upwards again.
Well, needless to say, my last 2 published hubs are in Google's noindex banishment land. So I did the WMT thing. I'll report back as to how long that takes.
paradigmsearch- Let me see if I can understand.... If I have just published a hub and it's showing on my profile page, the Google bots will pick it up as no index which means it's banished? Is this temporarily until the hub is actually "indexed" or does it just never get indexed? If that is the case, I need to make sure none of my new hubs show up on the profile page until they are indexed.. correct?? Just want to make sure... I clearly do not know very much about it and would appreciate your input
In banishment forever?? What is WMT?? You really have me nervous about this!!
Banishment is not forever, but it may feel like it!
Google sees your hub while in pending, sees the noindex tag, and sometimes doesn't return for months.
Hide those hubs!
WMT is webmasters tools - https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/home?hl=en
You can tell Google to index your hub. They don't always listen, mind you.
I am pleased to announce that both hubs have bee indexed.
@HP There are more confirmation complaints at http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106072
OMG! ** Throws hands up in air and tosses white towel into ring. **
I can't keep up with/keep track of all the problems that keep popping up here. I'm getting quite disgusted, also, with the need to be some kind of tech wizard in order to go manually find places to tell G-Bots to come back and search/index hubs.
I think I'll just stop and see what happens for a month or so.
Yes, you've hit the nail on the head.
You need to know a bit about how it all works, to make HP work for you now.
Several people have given out inaccurate advice on the forums recently, and that is confusing for everyone.
Those people who said something to the effect of "How dare HP hide my new hubs by default, I'm going to change the setting right now!"
And everyone else jumped on the bandwagon.
I'm not going to repeat myself, just want to add that HP was set up for people new to writing online, a place to write without worrying about not knowing how it all works.
I think it is important to stress that their basic aims are still there, even though it doesn't seem like it sometimes.
Else they would never have hidden pending hubs by default.
Izzy- So since my profile is set YES to only featured hubs... I should be OK right? Will still be studying the link you sent though.
DzyMsLizzy- I'm getting a bit discouraged and confused myself lately with all of these changes... I have to say I get a chuckle out of your posts lately and I'm not laughing AT you, I can relate to how you feel but I'm too chicken to voice it. I guess it's better to laugh than cry.. You are a firecracker, and I love it... never change
@HP Ya really need to address this... http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106072
And while we are at it... http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/106072
@HP I love you guys, but you really need to acknowledge and fix this.
Well, I just discovered that my profile went and switched itself from "no" to "yes". Which is what I want at this point. HP now has psychic profiles! I am impressed!!!
Just an update. That "no" is "yes" and "yes" is "no" thing is back at it again.
Also, when my latest 2 pending hubs converted to featured, and the profile was finalized at "yes", the 2 hubs still wouldn't show on my profile. I had to do the no/yes to get it to set at no, which then made my newly, no-longer-pending hubs show. Then I set it back to "no", which finalized at "yes", and the 2 new featured hubs remained.
And now it went and set itself back to "no". But I no longer have any pending hubs that need hiding. So, for me, I'm fine.
Oh NO The other day it was set to yes and I was so relieved and today I looked at my profile and my newly published hub was there and it isn't featured yet! So, I checked the setting and it went to NO by itself. WHAT IS GOING ON??? I NEVER set that to no. Is someone hacking profiles?
Mine stays on yes, It is nuts here at HP anymore, some many bugs.
It was just so weird because I had not ever touched that setting... it had always been set on Yes as far as I know and all the sudden it was on NO which is what I never wanted it on. Makes me wonder if there is not some kind of monkey business going on.
This is still an issue. Yesterday, the setting was wrong, so I changed it, and checked my profile and the no index hubs were gone. I check again, and they are back again.
I think this is affecting my traffic tremendously. What's the point of idling hubs if you are going to show them to Google front and center, with the no follow. It is like pointing to the hubs and saying, here are our bad ones.
I am tired of it. HP does not bother to respond or they blame the HP issues on Google. HP has LOST 22 articles, which are not being published here on HP. I published them elsewhere, don't have to deal with the crap. I get more Google traffic, and stil earn from Adsense and Amazon, and any affiliate program with little restrictions and not having to have an Adsense or Amazon account.
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