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TEST COMPLETED: Social sharing buttons layout tests

  1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    This is awful. The new sharing buttons are fine, and they were great on the side of the hub where they were very visible. Even at the bottom of the hub would be fine. But at the top? Our hubs are sure to get fewer shares with the sharing buttons in this location. How many readers are going to read the article, perhaps even leave a comment, and then want to (or even think to) scroll all the way back up the page to share the hub? Very few. Can these please be moved back to a location where readers can actually see them and use them? Thanks.

    1. The Examiner-1 profile image79
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Do you mean that they are across the top? Or that they are at the top of the right side? Because I just checked four Hubs and they were all where they have always been.

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image76
      Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      @Victoria
      We are currently testing several variations of the social sharing buttons to see how they perform. 
      You may see different colors, and placement for these buttons during this on-going test.

      1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome, Matthew! I replied somewhere on this thread in more detail, but in the wrong spot, methinks. :-) I do appreciate your response! Makes sense!

      2. Victoria Lynn profile image88
        Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I did see the different colored ones on someone's hub today, and they were off to the right. They looked really cool!

        1. PegCole17 profile image90
          PegCole17posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I love the change from b&w to color! Hooray.
          Peg

      3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image90
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Hey, I understand that as you said the things are being looked at insofar as performance goes.  I understand that it could be there's some bugs in the newness of the feature....for having been changed.  I'd like to say though...seeing how many "likes" a page got to Facebook...is a valid and appreciated statistic on my end of things.  I'd like to still be able to see that kind of thing, if not on other person's pages (maybe it's not my business how many "Likes" someone else's page got) - then certainly on my own.  Thanks.

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image76
          Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          We understand and will take this into consideration when we make a final decision.

          Other authors mentioned this useful tool that will let you see the different social media counts for any URL.
          You might find this helpful.
          http://www.likeexplorer.com

          1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
            LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the link. It is really useful.

  2. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    I really liked the multi-color option which I saw once today.  It floated down with the related ads - which seems the ideal combination.

    Although I don't know how that looks on tablets, phablets and phones.

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I like your idea, Ewbie. :-)

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image79
    The Examiner-1posted 3 years ago

    That is right Victoria, did you see this layout on a computer - or something else like a phone, iPad, etc.?

    1. Victoria Lynn profile image88
      Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Examiner, on my computer. (I think I replied in the wrong place--oops.) :-)

  4. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    So far, my hubs remain color-deprived in this regard. I don't know if that is a good thing or a bad thing.

    Just, for heaven's sake, whatever you do, do not animate them. People hate that in ads. So you can sure as heck bet they'd hate it even more on share buttons.

  5. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    The Examiner--On my computer. Maybe they're not the same on everyone's?

  6. Victoria Lynn profile image88
    Victoria Lynnposted 3 years ago

    Thanks, Matthew, for that response! That's good to know. Now I'll enjoy watching them move around and change colors until they find their final resting place. LOL. Seriously, I appreciate the timely response. You have eased my mind. :-)

  7. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    I finally got to see the colored share buttons. Looks darn good. And it's what people are used to seeing. Except ours look even better.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 3 years ago

    And in case somebody hasn't already mentioned it, the floating attribute does indeed qualify as awesome.

  9. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 3 years ago

    And is there a way to get all our stats back? I had accumulated many likes on hubs for years and it looks like it's all lost! Shouldn't it be good to show the amount of people who have liked an article or pinned it? Is all that info lost forever now with the new buttons? And if so, will new stats start showing?

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