I just googled my name to see what's out there (as suggested when you have a brand or business). I came across something very surprising: One of my HP articles popped up (just one on the first page) with an invitation to searchers. Instead of the summary, it said something to the effect of, "You can help make sure we are posting top quality content by rating this article up or down." Has anyone ever seen this before?
I haven't seen that. Did you see it on Google or a different search engine?
Yep,I did a while ago. I voted up and that was that. The only problem is when you come across a meanie and votes you down. Then, that's a problem.
That is good to know. Pondering I have never considered how someone from outside of HP can interact with the article. I know they have to give a signature with a comment as I have done that myself a couple of times. But, can an online viewer give a thumbs up or down and an accolade without signing in with a signature? I never considered that until you brought this up janshares.
I have seen things like, "read this great review Jean wrote about "whatever book it was" and wondered who did that. I didn't. It's not like a summary I wrote for a hub. But I have a few hubs that have comments like that on the lines where Google lists our stuff under our name.
No kidding ? I haven't come across this - yet. Thanks Jan.
I just looked at it again. The correct statement implies that it's HP:
"You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by voting this article up or down."
I think I got it right this time. Very interesting, huh? By the way, it's a poem hub.
hold your mouse over the thumbs up/down part of the feedback on any hub. The wording comes from there. It is probably text that got caught in the feed when they put the page in search results. Anyway, the language you cite is from our hubs.
I thought it sounded very familiar. Very strange to see it as the first line after the title. I opened the link and it was just the hub, all ratings at the bottom as usual. But if that "invite" to "rate a hub" appears upfront, it might be either good for traffic or bad for the hub depending on the rating it receives. Thanks, RachaelOhalloran.
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