Is it possible to run this as a thread for suggestions for categories missing from the existing category list
For example - any chance of an "Art Business & Marketing" category under Arts and Design?
Given that the recently published 2014 Ranking Factors report stresses site structure, I do think the category structure may be on the list of issues to improve. I sure hope so.
For those of you who hadn't discovered it yet - here's the complete list of categories:
Although I'm all for adding more specific subcategories, I'm having the exact opposite problem.
I just finished editing one of my lens/hubs and had to decide where to put it. Does it go in Wicca, Witchcraft or Paganism. It's all THREE. Eeek! I certainly do understand the distinction between the three, but I was happier with the way it was back in Squidoo with all of those as one category.
I finally settled for Wicca, but *sigh* not entirely happy that I had to choose.
Under arts somewhere, a folk art category would be good.
I have some gripes about the whole taxonomy of the Arts & Design section.
Art Journaling is under Scrapbooking. Art journaling is not a form of scrapbooking, or even remotely related to it. Also, when I try to drill down to the art journaling topic, which is supposed to be at Arts and Design → Scrapbooking and Scrapbook Printables → Art Journaling, a link to art journaling isn't even listed on the scrapbooking and printables page. It also doesn't show up in search.
Mixed Media is under Crafts & Handiwork. Mixed media is a form of art, but not a craft.
There are, as any search on the topic will tell you, a lot of hubs about 3d technology. Somewhere under technology would be a good place for those hubs.
Under Religion and Philosophy (16,597 Hubs) a subcategory 'Theosophy' would be good. I have nearly 20 hubs on the topic myself. I can't see that there is a suitable subcategory for it. It's not a new-religious movement for instance, as it is over a century old (end 19th century).
There are in the category for Christmas Gifts, already over 400 hubs.
Christmas (3,239 Hubs) > Choosing Christmas Gifts (437 Hubs)
Squidoo really encouraged writing about this topic, so there are hundreds of new hubs coming in on this topic. Possible subcategories include:
gifts for the elderly
I see that there is in fact a category for teen gifts: Gifts and Gift-Giving (2,896 Hubs) > Gifts for Teens (15 Hubs)
So it would also make sense to add categories there for gifts for moms (or women) and dads (or men). Babies and toddlers might be subcategories of kids, or at the same level.
There are a lot of categories about the specific ethics of something or other. However, ethics is also a philosophy specialty. (yes, I happen to have a lens that fits). So I think there ought to be a subcategory 'ethics' under 'philosphy'
Philosophy (817 Hubs) > ethics
Under (facial) skincare there are is really only acne and wrinkles covered right now.
I looked up common skincare problems and these come up:
Acne (listed with several subcategories)
Birthmarks (not listed)
Eczema (listed under skin conditions)
Hair Disorders (hair loss is listed in several categories)
Herpes Simplex (herpes is listed)
Herpes Zoster (herpes is listed)
Lentigenes (can't find it)
Melasma (can't find it)
Psoriasis (listed under skin conditions)
Rosacea (I have a few hubs on this, so I'd love a category somewhere - as either a skin condition or as something related to facial skincare)
Seborrheic Dermatitis (can't find it)
Skin Cancer (listed under cancer)
Sun Damage (perhaps falls under 'First Aid for Sunburn')
Vitiligo (not listed)
Wound Healing (can't find it)
My source: http://www.dermweb.com/common_skin_problems/
Another one: under Operating Systems (478 Hubs) Chrome deserves a mention (or Chromebook). Similarly 'Android' (though that is represented under smartphones and tablets).
And then I can't believe there is no category for backpacks. It makes most sense to have it here, I think:
Handbags and Purses (678 Hubs) > backpacks.
The category 'Handbags and Purses' may then need to be renamed to 'Bags and Purses' or something.
I have another one. There are a whopping 810 hubs under 'Dolls and Doll Houses'.
I guess splitting these up into dolls and dollhouses makes sense. However, dollhouses are often themed by the dolls they're made for (barbie for instance).
So whether the dollhouses (there do seem to be some hubs on the topic) get their own subcategory or not, the following are obvious candidates for subcategories:
- baby dolls
- American Girl
- paper dolls
- Disney Princess
- Lalaloopsy Rag Doll
- Ugly Doll
- Voodoo Poppets
-Dora Links Dolls
- Create your own doll (or doll crafts or something)
Dollhouses should be in its own category, since very often, they are built on their own, without any dolls at all. (This was my topic when I was writing at About.com.)
We need a category for Steampunk. It was under "Culture & Society / Subcultures / Steampunk" at Squidoo.
You mean steampunk dolls?
I assume you don't. Subcultures (under Politics and Social Issues) has 173 hubs, so it is a candidate for all kinds of subcategories. Among which I guess steampunk might be one.
http://hubpages.com/topics/politics-and … ssues/4677
http://hubpages.com/topics/politics-and … tures/7443
No, not Steampunk dolls. My reply wasn't supposed to be about dolls. My bad.
When my Steampunk lenses where brought over they were placed under Politics and Social Issues → Subcultures.
Although they were put into a corresponding category when they were imported, I believe it needs to be drilled down even further to include a Steampunk sub-category.
From looking around, there seems to be plenty of Steampunk hubs to warrant an addition.
Going through some of the categories to see what's already there.
How To Write definitely needs categories for
I'm sure Collecting and Collections needs more options, though not sure what they'd be. Those of you who focus on that would know better.
Home needs Off Grid Living if there isn't a category for that somewhere else. (Green Home and Gardening isn't quite the same thing. It could also use a Bath category and maybe even a Bedroom one. I'd also like to see a Unique Houses/Handbuilt Homes category or something similar.
Activism could use a History category.
Subcultures needs a LOT of categories. Just a few that come to mind are Goth, Cosplay, Survivalism.
Under Social Issues, I'm surprised to not find a category on Volunteering.
Animals needs Mythical, Cryptozoology, Extinct Animals and Dinosaurs.
Specialty Travel & Tourism needs EcoTourism and Volunteer/Work Tours.
Those are the ones I noticed so far.
There is a whole category devoted to mythical creatures: http://hubpages.com/topics/education-an … ptids/4594
Burrowing Creatures (2 Hubs)
Dragons (13 Hubs)
Flying Creatures (6 Hubs)
Forest Creatures (57 Hubs)
Bigfoot (47 Hubs)
Gryphons and Hippogriffs (1 Hubs)
Pegasus (1 Hubs)
Phoenix (creature) (6 Hubs)
Sea and Water Creatures (25 Hubs)
Loch Ness Monster (6 Hubs)
Unicorns (9 Hubs)
Note that 'flying creatures' would include elves and fairies I thought this was a lot of fun when I discovered it.
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