Have you Categorized Your Hub?

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  1. Trsmd profile image57
    Trsmdposted 14 years ago

    Just few hours back when I Logged In I got the message that my Hubs have not been categorized..

    Have you did that and what are all the benefits by doing so? Will it increase the traffic?

  2. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 14 years ago

    I've done most of mine, but I found there are still a few categories such that I would like added, so those have not be categorized. Many of mine I just grouped as they were already group categorized them so that the groups I already had set were all just put in one category, because it would be a long and drawn out process of properly categorizing them... I don't have the time or want to place over 400 hubs in proper sub and mini categories...

    As for the benefit, I've been wondering that as well. I read the blog posted about the new update and the original thread, and the only thing I can gather is that it will help people better find hubs related to that topic when searching on HP. I'm not sure if it will help outside traffic, though.

    1. guidebaba profile image59
      guidebabaposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Same question here? Maybe someone from HP can explain.

      1. larryfreeman profile image82
        larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Everyone,

        From my view, there are two advantages to categorizing:

        (1)  More content-specific links which over time, we believe will help traffic.

        (2)  Easier navigation from hub to hub

        So that web traffic can be more easily shared between hubs.

        We are planning some additional features to the HubPages site to promote categories.  You should see these additions in the next few weeks.


  3. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 14 years ago

    I finished categorizing all mine tonight (some last night).  I noticed that I got tons of red arrows (but then last night I was categorizing straight from "My Account", rather than using the feature designed specifically for that; so I was wondering if my own clicks on my own stuff was what made it look like my traffic had gone up).  Of course, I'm very bad about keywords (because I can't be bothered thinking of them when I'm writing, and because once the thing is done I'm not one to go back and try to figure out how to squeeze them in), so there's the chance that the categorizing did what lack of adequate keywords had not yet done for my stuff.

    Anyway, for some reason, I went from not having many red arrows for a few days to having a ton of them.

  4. Denny Lyon profile image61
    Denny Lyonposted 14 years ago

    Yes, I've been a very obedient girl child - all done! only had 30...

  5. profile image0
    SirDentposted 14 years ago

    Just finished with mine.

  6. SweetiePie profile image83
    SweetiePieposted 14 years ago

    I finally finished mine, but I feel like I keep discovering new and better categories smile.

  7. Lissie profile image67
    Lissieposted 14 years ago

    I may be wrong but I suspect that HP is doing something like this on today.com If you look at a today blog such as this one :-) http://travelover30s.today.com you will see a read more travel blogs in the top right - the category changes depending on the category of the blog.

    On today I don't care as I am only paid for traffic not direct revenue. But on hubpages I would really prefer that readers exited via an ad ....

  8. Research Analyst profile image76
    Research Analystposted 14 years ago

    I finally finished categorizing all my hubs and I must say it gave me a greater appreciation for what I have written up to this point. It took me about 3 1/2 days to complete.

    I think as you start to categorize you will notice that it gets easier plus you will start to see new sub categories that fit better than the ones you previously chose. That is what happened to me. So it really is a help in getting more organized.

    As far as more traffic goes I am sure that having everyones subjects and topics in a easy reference will increase traffic in the long term.

  9. sabrebIade profile image84
    sabrebIadeposted 14 years ago

    I just finished mine.
    Only had 31 so I REALLY feel for you Hubbers with lots of Hubs.
    It's a bit tedious to start with, but once I got the hang of it, it went a lot faster.
    BTW, if I have any tip here, it's use the search function.
    That helped me out a lot in getting the Hubs in the right category.

  10. JKSophie profile image70
    JKSophieposted 14 years ago

    Done with it smile Good thing I only have less than 30 hubs.

  11. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years ago

    I am doing this while editing a hub. I did it for some of mine.

    Jyoti kothari

  12. goldentoad profile image61
    goldentoadposted 14 years ago

    I categorized one hub since it kept being put in a fitness category. Everyone knows I don't do fitness, but there are those who might wander over and think I might have some valuable insight on achieving good health, and they might've gotten mad about being mislead. Besides, they have plenty of other things to get mad at me for.

  13. profile image0
    multimasteryposted 14 years ago

    All done!  And I too feel for people with Hundreds of Hubs to categorize.  That can be some tedious stuff yikes

  14. Dorsi profile image90
    Dorsiposted 14 years ago

    I'm working on it. I think I'm going to take an internet break tomorrow so I'll keep plugging away at it Monday !

  15. profile image0
    artspeckposted 14 years ago

    I've just finished doing all of mine, it only took a very short while, as Hub Pages kindly helped greatly with their suggestion box for each of your hubs.
    Thank you for the continuing improvement to the site.

  16. Cris A profile image59
    Cris Aposted 14 years ago

    All done. But some categories don't exactly fit the topics, either too general/broad or off the mark. I worked as an indexer before and we used the US Library of Congress indexing manual so.... cool

  17. palinco profile image61
    palincoposted 14 years ago

    How do i categorize my hubs and how do I earn through my hubs?
    Am  new to this site.

    1. Cris A profile image59
      Cris Aposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      you should see the tool on the upper part of the HubPages interface when you log in. Or you can do so in the edit mode. The tool can be found where you put the title and you make the tags. It's a drop down window and you are provided with suggested headings/categories for your hub's topic. As in a hub on movie/s would call for Entertainment - Movies etc...

      Join the affiliate programs by/for Google Adsense, Amazon etc. Hope this helps  cool

  18. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 14 years ago

    I got through all 100+ while watching a movie on cable tv at my friend's house, using her spare laptop.  I felt the process went rather quickly, but I think some of the category assignments and associations make no sense compared to how the majority of the world thinks.

    1. larryfreeman profile image82
      larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Relache,

      Thanks for your feedback.  Based on your experience, are there any categories that you would like to see added?



  19. relache profile image72
    relacheposted 14 years ago


    As someone who has engaged in tattooing and piercing and the study of such practices for over twenty years, I'd just like to say that I find that body art is listed as "arts & crafts" to be entirely ridiculous and inappropriate.

    And whoever made the sub-categories for Pagan holidays doesn't have the faintest idea what those holidays are or how some have multiple names.

    1. larryfreeman profile image82
      larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Relache,

      I agree with you that the Art category is not the best fit in Arts & Crafts.  Categories are never perfect.

      We opened the categories for group discussion a few weeks ago and this was the result that emerged.  If you look at all the categories, I believe that Body Art fits better in Arts & Crafts than in any of the other categories.

      I appreciate your feedback on the Pagan Holidays.  I put together the list of Pagan holidays.  Please let me know your corrections and I am glad to update the list of Pagan Holidays.


      1. relache profile image72
        relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        There are eight major and minor Sabbats in the modern Pagan/Wiccan calendar but owing to many traditions falling under those umbrella terms, they have multiple names.

        October 31 - Samhain, All Hallow's Eve
        December 21 - Yule, Winter Solstice
        February 2 - Imbolc, Candlemas
        March 21 - Ostara, Spring/Vernal Equinox
        May 1 - Beltane, May Day
        June 21 - Litha, Summer Solstice
        July 31 - Lughnasadh, Lammas
        September - Mabon, Autumnal/Fall Equinox

        1. larryfreeman profile image82
          larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Relache,

          This is great!  I've corrected the Pagan Holidays!  smile

          I also moved Body Art under Fashion & Beauty.

          Please let me know if you have more feedback on the current categories.



          1. relache profile image72
            relacheposted 14 years agoin reply to this

            Spectacular!  Body art really is about the body (like hair, nails, tanning, etc) and not arts & crafts (macaroni collages, knitting, painting, etc).

            The only other issues I've had with categories is where the best way to describe the hub would be "shopping."   No topics really seem to have a slot that best addresses that angle.

            1. larryfreeman profile image82
              larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

              Hi Relache,

              Cool.  I'm glad you agree with placing Body Art in Beauty & Fashion.

              Since almost everything involves shopping, I had trouble justifying a "Shopping" top-level category.

              In general, my assumption is that a shopping hub would be categorized by what you are shopping for.

              The closest we have to a general shopping category is:
              Personal Finance/Frugal Living/Bargain Shopping


    2. Whitney05 profile image83
      Whitney05posted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I found this pretty funny, myself... I didn't think that 'body art' had much to do with arts and crafts, much less arts really... I see in the widest spectrum why it would go under arts, but it's just pretty silly to have tattoos, piercings, scarring, etc. in this category.

      Also, Larry why is there a category for 'body art' and then a separate sub-category for 'body art' under the initial 'body art' category?

      1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
        pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        The choice we have to make for body art was between "arts & crafts" and "fashion & beauty".  I guess I'd lean more toward putting it in fashion & beauty, but there are an abundance of tough decisions to make when putting things into a hierarchy.

        Fortunately, we have the flexibility to gradually improve the organization of our categories as time goes on.  The only hard thing to do is to delete a category altogether, since that would de-categorize all the hubs in it (or move them up one step).  We consider all feedback we get, so please do continue to help us improve.

        1. larryfreeman profile image82
          larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the suggestions.  smile  I have moved Body Art under Fashion & Beauty.


      2. larryfreeman profile image82
        larryfreemanposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Whitney05,

        Thanks for noticing about "body art" being under "body art".  I've removed the child "body art" so that all "body art" is in one place.


  20. Hope Wilbanks profile image66
    Hope Wilbanksposted 14 years ago

    I categorized my 130+ a few days ago. It didn't take as long as I expected it to. smile

  21. Teresa McGurk profile image61
    Teresa McGurkposted 14 years ago

    Confession time: YES I categorized all my hubs. . . but some of them just sorta got tucked away neatly in odd corners, for reasons I may not now be totally sure of, and if you were to ask me how some of them ended up where they did. . . I might not really know.
    (But they're categorized.)

  22. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 14 years ago

    This seems to be appropriate, larry.
    Jyoti Kothari


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