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!
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.
Agree! It should be below the Heading or below the Author profile for better visibility.
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?
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.
Obviously not all visitors choose to share, but I think even fewer care to submit a comment.
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?
They are located right at the bottom of the page at the moment.
We are planning to change the location of the social sharing buttons this quarter as part of on-going Hub redesign.
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!
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.
i agree, please relocate the share buttons at the top of the hub
I agree. They should be higher up in order to make it effective, or you're right - people might not see them.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
I agree with the location of the social media buttons being too low to see.
They need to be moved higher....
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.
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.
by Christin Sander 3 years ago
I went to share a fellow hubbers hub and had to hunt for the buttons in order to share. There were at the very bottom of the right hand side. Then I checked one of my own hubs - all the way at the bottom. Not helpful, especially when many of us rely primarily on social media for...
by Mary Craig 3 years ago
Is anyone else missing all of their share buttons? I can't even share on HP never mind FB or Twitter. I have no share buttons on my page. At first thought it was my iPad, but its my computer too.
by Becky Katz 5 years ago
How do you feel about the Share buttons now being fixed at the top of the page?I liked I when it was at the bottom of the page or when it traveled down as we read. I don't know if I want to share until I read the hub. I forget to go back up and share when I am commenting and voting.
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
Hubpages has chosen to place a skyscraper ad directly to the right of our content. Then they placed their own search ads directly below that which means that the share buttons are less visible as many people will not see them that far below buried under those ads.I am imploring Hubpages staff and...
by Juana 3 years ago
Where have the social media share buttons disappeared?I posted a couple of hubs and want to share them on social media, but don't see the buttons anymore. Where have they been moved?
by Susannah Birch 5 years ago
The share button (for sharing to the newsfeed) has disappeared from hubs. I've seen other mentions of it too, in the Q&A. Is this a glitch, or is there an upgrade going on that I missed?
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