Had an outside person say they wanted to "follow" me, but said that th link did not work. Do people have to be members of the community to follow each other?
I don't think they can follow you from HP unless they're a member. But I think you can create an RSS feed which you can send to them and they can subscribe to your hubs. There's a hub (not mine) about creating an RSS feed for your hubs (I'm not going to post a link, because I don't think we're supposed to): Paul Maplesden "Get Repeat Readers To Your Hubpages By Using an RSS Feed". I subscribe to this Hubber's Hubs via email.
There used to be a way for visitors to subscribe to you but not sure if the feature is still there. They can't actually follow you the way members do but they will be alerted each time you post a new hub. Thanks for posting this. I need to go check on it.
The RSS feed is not there anymore but as NateB11 says, maybe they can create their own RSS feed of your hubs.
I'm not sure why HubPages got rid of the RSS feed, but I'm guessing it might have been to discourage scraping.
Weirdly the RSS feed still works
Just add /hubs/latest?rss to your profile!!
I suspect the RSS engine was commandeered to run the bloody 'Related Search' Ads
There's also widgets. http://yourusername.hubpages.com/getwidget
In the Yahoo homepage, you can add a RSS feed in a content capsule by adding the link into the RSS when asked for.
You can also create a fan page on fb and post your hubs on that. Anyone who likes your fan page will get your hp posts and any other writing links that you choose to post from different sites. For example, if you write for HP, Squidoo, Wizzley, etc. and post them all on your fan page, anyone who likes it will get those posts in the daily feed.
The reason you would create a fan page is if you wanted to keep your writing separate from your other fb posts. For example, I'm pretty political on my personal fb page, but I'm not in my writing. I just found out about this option from another hubber, and I think it's a perfect way to separate my health and history writing from my personal posts.
I post them to the timeline and wondered if they are visible do you know, if I send them to a friend is this visible...thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Healthy Pursuits that's a nice tip you are sharing with us... I will sure make my FB fanpage where I can post not only my hubs but also my other writing related thing...
Thanks. I plan to do that, too. It wasn't my idea, though. Wish I could remember who wrote it. It was on one of the forums.
I have lots of people from outside HP following me...the IRS,the guys in the white jackets,Oh,and my EX...she's the only one with a gun though...
I'm not sure, but I think to OFFICIALLY follow you publicly the individual(s) must have their own HubPages account.
Of course the OFFICIALS can follow you...but for the public to OFFICIALLY follow you I believe you must open an account.
by Mike Russo 9 years ago
I'm trying to understand RSS feeds. I think the capsule is a reader that aggreates feeds from other websites, but I'm not sure
by Cuttler 8 years ago
How do you use the hubpages rss feeds? and how does it help?
by Will Apse 10 years ago
For people who never use RSS feeds for any reason, I reckon it would be worth giving them the option of disabling the feature.RSS feeds make it too easy for content to be stolen.
by Farmer Brown 9 years ago
Can people who are not on hubbers subscribe to your hubs?Is there a function on HubPages that can send an email to my mom that says that I've written a new hub?
by BenjaminB 10 years ago
Just interested to know when people are placing links to their websites from similar niche written Hubs if you are seeing a better quality referral than from other sources?For me ,though my 2 websites are relatively new,I am seeing approximately 3 1/2 times longer stay on my websites from Hub Pages...
by Angie Jardine 9 years ago
How do I find the URL for my hubpages RSS feed?
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