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Relocate Social Media Button Higher on Page - Please!!

  1. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 2 years ago

    As the image shows, with the new longer ads, the social media buttons have been relocated to the absolute rock bottom position on the page - in the right column below the comments. Social media referrals are very important for short term and long term traffic, especially Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. Please move them higher on the page. Most similar site have them at the top. I simply don't understand why HP has done this. Please shift them higher in the column. These buttons are extremely important for authors wanting to get traffic and build their reputation and authority. Moving them higher would boost traffic for hubbers and HP. Why does HP suddenly regard these buttons as an after thought that no one will ever see at the very bottom of the page? I don't understand this. Please reconsider - Thanks!

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    1. CatherineGiordano profile image88
      CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I hadn't thought about it before, but it makes sense.

      I could also see them right below the end of a hub so a person could share when done reading. It might be a reminder.

    2. Anamika S profile image68
      Anamika Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Agree! It should be below the Heading or below the Author profile for better visibility.

    3. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I sincerely do not intend to be sarcastic here, but would like to ask a simple question:

      Have we become so lazy due to technological advances that we cannot take one second, or a few, to scroll down to the social sharing buttons?  smile

      I have no problem with where they have been placed - mainly because when I submit a comment on a hub, I am already at the bottom of the page and the share buttons are right there, easy for me to click on.

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
        Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Obviously not all visitors choose to share, but I think even fewer care to submit a comment.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
          Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          That is true.

      2. MariaMontgomery profile image84
        MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I was just reading the Hub of the Day. I "liked" it, and left a comment. I never saw a share button. Also, I wanted to pin it to my board but, when looking at the social media buttons at the top of the page, I saw no Pinterest button. What gives?

        1. sallybea profile image99
          sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          They are located right at the bottom of the page at the moment.

          1. MariaMontgomery profile image84
            MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks, sallybea. Found it.  I see now that the ones at the top are for contacting / following the writer on other sites.

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

      We are planning to change the location of the social sharing buttons this quarter as part of on-going Hub redesign.

      1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
        Glimmer Twin Fanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That's good to hear Matthew!  I know I always look for those share buttons on other sites at either the top of the article or above the comments.  Thanks!

      2. MariaMontgomery profile image84
        MariaMontgomeryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you, HP. It will be nice to have them located consistently with other sites, so we and our readers don't have to hunt them.

      3. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        What wonderful news! Thanks and Cheers!

    5. peachpurple profile image76
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      i agree, please relocate the share buttons at the top of the hub

      1. Writer Fox profile image78
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        +1  HubPages will experience a decrease in traffic because of this decision.  I can't imagine why this was done!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Gia Moroe profile image79
    Gia Moroeposted 2 years ago

    I agree. They should be higher up in order to make it effective, or you're right - people might not see them.

  3. CMHypno profile image88
    CMHypnoposted 2 years ago

    I thought they'd been removed all together as it took ages to find them.  Trouble is if a hub has lots of comments I don't think readers are going to keep scrolling all the way to the bottom

  4. EZ Swim Fitness profile image85
    EZ Swim Fitnessposted 2 years ago

    On a wide screen I find them off to the side. On my mobile phone, my Android, The Samsung 3, I cannot find the social promotion icons at all.

    1. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I prefer them the way they were, half way down the page.  They are hardly noticed down at the bottom of the page.

  5. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    I also thought they were gone when I wanted to tweet a hub the other day.  Were tests done to figure out the best placement?  I would think that having them above the fold would make it easier for users to find.

  6. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Obviously the endless layout experiments don't seem to be working. Every day, as I look at my account, something has changed for the worst. Scores down, copied content notices, income down etc. And now this: where have the share buttons gone?

    The social buttons were fine where they were originally, scrolling down with the page. So when readers reach an interesting part of a hub, they are instantly reminded to share. As it is now, the share buttons cannot be found at all on tablets. Do you really expect people to read through 600 comments before finding the share buttons?

    Stop wasting our time and money unnecessarily messing around with layout.
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    Enough is enough already!
    Please devote more time and resources on what is really important: Getting rid of crap hubs and help us better deal with stolen content.

    1. Jayne Lancer profile image90
      Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      +1

  7. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    I agree with the location of the social media buttons being too low to see.
    They need to be moved higher....wink

  8. Jayne Lancer profile image90
    Jayne Lancerposted 2 years ago

    It looks as though there has been an improvement: the share buttons are now appearing on my hubs at the second from last capsule. I think this is the point at which a visitor might decide whether or not to share.

    1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
      Phyllis Doyleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I have noticed that the share buttons are placed differently on hubs. Some hub have the buttons always visible while scrolling down, while others have the buttons at the bottom. HP is testing as to the best position, I guess.

  9. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    The social buttons are now placed halfway down the hub and nicely staying visible beside the text to the very end. Thank you, please keep them there.

    1. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      You're lucky, mine are still down at the bottom of the page.

  10. theglen profile image73
    theglenposted 2 years ago

    I like it on the top... not mixed with ads

 
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