I feel that authors would benefit from having their own backgrounds behind their hubs as well as their profiles. It seems to me that it would help promote their "brand" and people who come to hubpages often through search engines would notice the difference.
I'd imagine this is the last thing HubPages wants! HP wants to present itself as a cohesive magazine, not as a ragtag collection of individual writers.
When I joined HubPages, we had a large author box at the top of every Hub, with a big profile picture and some links about the writer. Ever since then, HP has been gradually de-emphasising the individual writer - starting with reducing the size of our author box to its current tiny size (and it was originally going to be even smaller before we all objected).
Our profile is the only place where we can brand ourselves, and even that has changed to make it harder to retain the reader within our sub-domain - they've removed the ability for readers to search within our Hubs,removed the ability for readers to sign up for our RSS feed,and added Hubs by other people to the page.
As a web designer I disagree. This would cause a messy, non-uniform appearance and be one more thing the HP staff would have to monitor for appropriateness etc. Also, there are issues with people using images perhaps that are in violation of the original creators copyright etc.
HP has a nice, clean design across the whole platform and that gives a professional, polished appearance.
by Kate McBride2 years ago
Does anyone use the "About the author" bio pages an what are the advantages of doing so?
by Simone Haruko Smith5 years ago
Hey, beautiful Hubbers!We've just rolled out the new Profile design on staff pages so you can see it in action. The full details of the change are outlined on our blog, but the gist is this:*We've added some new...
by xpressrite3 years ago
So hubbers help? I had four hubs that went from the pending state to having the featured status. Originally they were all viewed on the page where you can hop hubs.Now I dont no where...
by Kylyssa Shay23 months ago
Only the best Hubs on HubPages are being moved to niches, so everything on the niche sites is spam free and trash free. There are no pieces written in broken English or written in ways that appear to be spun. Everything...
by Dorsi Diaz5 years ago
I am working on one of my new websites - and I want to link back to my hubs here. How many times is this OK to do on a website page before it is overkill?
by Genna East4 years ago
I was curious if any hub members have experienced these “ghosts” on HP. These are individuals who register with HP, but do not enter any information in their profile or publish any hubs. They register to...
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