Sort hubs on profile page into categories

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  1. innerspin profile image92
    innerspinposted 5 years ago

    It would be useful to be able to sort our hubs into categories on the profile page. This would make it easier for readers to see what else is available in subjects that interest them, and also remind writers to work on a niche. I think the option was available on the old profile page - was it phased out for a particular reason?

    1. ThompsonPen profile image79
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! As it is, it's a bit of a hodgepodge of randomness when you look at a profile page, with the exception of the Spotlight hubs.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like we have 3 similar requests.
      I can will bring this up in our next community meeting.

      1. innerspin profile image92
        innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Matthew, that's appreciated.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        This has been brought up before, Matt.  In particular, there was a thread where many Hubbers agreed the "Show" button is practically invisible - in fact, this thread started because the OP didn't see it.

        so there are far more than three supporters of the need to make it more visible.

    3. Matthew Meyer profile image75
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We discussed this feature suggestion today.
      We currently have no plans to develop this feature, but will keep it in mind as for future development.

      1. innerspin profile image92
        innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, I'm sure you all have many more projects to work on. It's good to know the subject was raised at the meeting.

    4. aravindb1982 profile image81
      aravindb1982posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      +1

  2. Page1 SEO tactics profile image80
    Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years ago

    Agree as well, not only will it give our profiles a more attractive, less cluttered look, but it will help our readers find the genres they are interested in easier. After all utilizing organic SEO where we writers cannot  should be HubPages job and I'm surprised that they removed the feature from the new profiles.

  3. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Hubs are still shown in their topical categories on your profile page.  The "show all" link opens a drop-down menu which shows your categories and how many Hubs you have there.

    1. innerspin profile image92
      innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      relache, I must be missing something, I'm not aware of a drop-down menu. Will have to look into that, thanks.

      1. Page1 SEO tactics profile image80
        Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        On the top right of the content container you'll see the link, and yes the link is a nice feature, however as a person who has studied interactive media and web usability, having a clean layout improves readability, which is vital on a site where the visitors tend to read a lot.

        1. innerspin profile image92
          innerspinposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Well, well, I never realized that was there! If I didn't know about it, I'm not sure how readers would know. It will come in handy when viewing other hubber's work now I'm aware of the feature.

          janshares, yes, I mean being able to group categories together on your profile. I think you could do that previously, possibly with a miscellaneous section to group random topics. The profiles changed not long after I joined. Now, it goes in date order when you write a hub.

  4. Page1 SEO tactics profile image80
    Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years ago

    Yes the show all link is nice and all but the main profile page looks a mess, and you have to wait for the category to load once you click on the link, making it not very user friendly.

  5. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    I think this is a good idea as well, innerspin. I tried the feature pointed out by relache and it is pretty cool. The only problem is that a visitor to your subdomain would need to know the feature is there. It also shows only one category at a time. I think you're suggesting all categories grouped and all showing at the same time.

  6. Marisa Wright profile image98
    Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago

    Innerspin, you're far from the only person who's failed to notice that tiny link.  I'm sure the average reader wouldn't see it either.   

    This has been brought up before and HubPages didn't respond then either.

    I'm beginning to think HubPages simply doesn't want to make it easy for readers to find Hubs in our profile.

  7. Drax profile image78
    Draxposted 5 years ago

    When I read this first I thought, absolutely great idea... actually being able to 'Fix' the category on ones page.. so for example if an author was writing / focusing on Beauty then that would always be the primary category displayed. The reader could then select other categories from the drop-down. I think I will actually make a formal suggestion regarding that sub-menu so thanks very much for the nudge Kim..

    1. Page1 SEO tactics profile image80
      Page1 SEO tacticsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree that being able to 'Fix' the category on ones page would also be a good idea, however I also think that the show all page should be more organized with a bit more white space which can be done by adding the categories headings and the respective hubs displayed under the headings.

  8. Tom London profile image46
    Tom Londonposted 5 years ago

    Exactly!

    That was the first thing I was looking for to do, but I couldn't find any option for it.

    Some categories are also missing from the list.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps making the drop down menu more user friendly would take care of this problem.  It IS small, and is not explanatory.

  9. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    I really like this idea, and it doesn't seem difficult at all to implement, considering that it had already been present in our profile pages before the change.  It would certainly help readers find additional hubs on the same topic.

    I am disappointed that you don't plan to develop this.

  10. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    I really like this idea as well. It would definitely make it easier for readers to find hubs per topic. Currently, the latest hubs are at the top (after the Spotlight) which is great for getting new hubs viewed more. But, for those who follow certain writers, the categories would be quite helpful.

 
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