I have to say I like the changes made on the hubs, all what HP needs now is that " back to the top" button.
I was just going to mention this! I do too! social sharing media buttons at top left and the more by this author with the links to a few hubs - much better I think
There are no social sharing buttons on my own hubs or on anyone else's that I have opened. There are totally gone.
I had to reduce the page size 67% to see them!
As Marina mentioned here, it is likely due to a low resolution display.
The cut-off (minimum width in pixels) to see the social media buttons is 1100.
A 1024x768 pixel display, for example, will not show the social media buttons, but they will show on a display 1440x835 pixels.
Let us know if you are not seeing them on a display that is 1100+ pixels wide.
Make sure that you have not zoomed into the page.
When I expand the window as wide as it will go the buttons show up. Thanks for resolving this.
No social buttons when viewing hubs on my Samsung sV.
Social media and other sharing functionality is included on all major mobile browsers, so we made a decision some time ago to not render these buttons on mobile.
In Chrome, for example, you can find the share option by clicking the stacked triple dots icon and then "share".
I see them on the left - so I would maybe mention it to staff. I see them just fine on every hub I've visited.
Marina posted an announcement here that links to the blog post.
I have checked out my hubs and others also. I have yet to find the share buttons anywhere. Where did they go? I am using Google Chrome browser and Mozilla Firefox also. Checked when signed in and signed out also.
Yes, and I read the blog. Unfortunately, I am not seeing those social network buttons referred to.
I just noticed that the "Related Hubs" have changed along with "More by the author" section. I will assume HP knows what they are doing. Now the more by author hubs don't have pictures. I liked having the pictures because I always try to make my pictures be something that draws the reader in. I would really like at least thumbnail pictures. How can taking the pictures away be a good thing?
Hey that thumbnail picture point is correct , but the hub looks better now ( well in my opinion better) .
I have noticed that too. At least a thumbnail pictures of our hubs should be there. The "last" and "next" hubs are gone and changed to Recommended hubs of the other authors. I think the hubs of other authors are more represented than our own, I don´t like this much.
We received a lot of feedback that the old "More by the Author" design looked too much like an ad. We tried adding little thumbnails next to each of the three titles, but it looked really bad below the author image and made the area feel very cluttered .
It now looks unfinished in my humble opinion.
The more by the author looks terrible. Why can't they be done the same way as the Related Hubs are done?
The look of the bubs was just revamped only 1 or 2 months ago. Why make a radical change again?
I think HP should set up a panel of long-time successful hubbers and get feedback before changing everything.
I know things on the internet change and HP has to keep up but is this too much of a good thing? (or maybe bad thing.)
I really like the way the new page looks. I'm glad to see more Hus of mine listed. Nice job!
This is absolutely dreadful. I've now got spam links at the very top of some Hubs to my other Hubs which are not even remotely related, my 'last' and 'next' Hubs in groups are gone, the 'Related Hubs' section comes high on the page on longer Hubs (and some of these are not remotely relevant either), there are three more 'Recommended Hubs' where my own group Hubs used to be, and I have to reduce the font size 67% to even see the social sharing links or the ads on the right.
I have noticed some of the same problems. I was looking for the social media buttons and it took me a few minutes to find them. I don't think they should be on the left. I want them where someone will notice them and spontaneously decide to share. I don't think a non-hubber would ever share with the buttons where there are now.
I agree I hate the changes.
In my Turn on the Charm with this Easy DIY Felt Necklace Hub, I do not have one of my own felting hubs featured and even the recommended reading contains writing which is completely unrelated. What have crystals and wood decking go to do with felting.
What do you mean that your next and last groups are gone? This sounds like it might be a bug. Could you please post a link to a Hub where you should have links to Previous/Next Hubs but don't? Thanks!
I have the same problem; no Previous/Next Hubs. Here is the Hub link
http://judyfilarecki.hubpages.com/hub/h … ersion-van
I have no Previous / Next and no social sharing buttons on any of my hubs that I have checked.
http://phyllisdoyle.hubpages.com/hub/Fl … d-meanings
Also - can we just drop the Related Hubs and Recommended Hubs? This can draw readers away from finishing our hub they came to read. Those two sections are very distracting. "Recommended Hubs" is like saying "don't finish this hub and check out these hubs". I do NOT like that.
Wow love the new design and it is so much more author and visitor friendly. B-E-A-U-T-I-F-U-L love it.
Boy, I go out shopping for a while and when I come back I think I am on the wrong site! Oh, well. I can see the share buttons OK, but I do miss the "more from this author" now just links to the Hub. Guess we will get used to these new changes, right??
We always do... and then they change it. I do think it is good to experiment now and then, just to see what works better.
The way to experiment is to create two panels, randomly selected. One group get the changes; the other does not. After a couple of weeks, you look to see if there are significant difference in views between the two groups. I don't think the changes were tested. If they were, I'd like to see the results of the test.
So far, we are seeing some positive signs in views. $
I do agree that thumbnails next to the related articles would be handy (it's what our gone-but-not-forgotten Squidoo did, and it worked great). But other than that, though, I'm all in with the changes — and greatly appreciate that more of my articles are advertised on each page. Now if only we could get a Table of Contents module so I can stop having to make my own; it's so tedious of a procedure!
In addition to everything I see discussed in this thread, I also noticed that the last update date has be removed. I actually like that this was done because in my opinion that was misleading. I, for one, update my hubs often to keep up with Google changes, such as the latest mobile friendliness requirements. So that date always made it look like I just wrote it. I'm glad that has been removed.
As for the change to the "more by this author" section: At first I thought the loss of the image was a bad thing. But after giving it more thought, I think the new method of showing three titles is better. Before it was just one hub with a huge image. Now it shows the reader three of our hubs as alternatives to be read. In my opinion I think this will improve readership over time. One thing we all need to do, however. And that is to be sure our titles "pull in" the reader.
Finally, I also noticed that the last and next of our own hubs that we grouped has been replaced with a last and next section powered by Google that lists other hubs as well. But I also found Marina's post stating that this is a bug that will be fixed. I hope the use of our own grouping is put back, otherwise there is no advantage of creating groups.
EDIT: I just noticed that the update date was not removed as I had thought. It was just moved to the top of the hub. But for some reason it looks better there, I think because it clearly says "Last Updated" now. If my memory serves me, I don't recall it saying that before.
We used to have three of our hubs featured on every page--one on the side and two smaller ones on the bottom. I fail to see how titles in tiny type on a grey background will attract more readers than a picture. I take a lot of trouble to make sure my first picture is bright, attractive, and motivating. A picture is worth a 1000 words. Bring back the pictures.
I can see your point to an extent, however the way it was before the pictures just blended in with the other ads and probably cost us clicks. I think we should try it this way for awhile and see what happens - I have a sneaking suspicion it may actually lead people to click on more of our stuff rather than less.
High quality images are definitely a plus for social media for sure, but I'm not sure they helped all that much in the sidebar. Time will tell I guess . I would think if this doesn't produce results, they will change it back again (hopefully).
Catherine, I happen to agree with you that a picture is worth 1000 words. But what I was referring to was that the use of a good title also attracts attention and has a strong advantage. Also, I know that we had three hubs listed. The two at the bottom are based on our groups. There was only one at the top. Now we have three titles listed at the top. It will be interesting to see how well that works. I don't know if this will work. Time will tell. I have nothing against experimenting.
By the way, the two at the bottom that are based on our groups are not there now due to a bug. But Marina said it will be fixed.
Glad I read your explanation, Glenn. I was debating on manually adding related hubs to hubs.
I do that. I use a subtitle such as "More on this topic" in a link capsule at the end of a hub. I also examine the "Behavior Flow" in Google Analytics to see how well people follow those links as they read additional hubs.
Hey, what the heck...it's something to do.
Will it give us all a Hubberscore of 100 though? (wink)
Can we do that ourselves? Could you enlarge on that for me, please.
See my last post above. That answers your question.
Just type the names of your other hubs into a capsule, highlight the name and use the link button with the url of the hub.
Oh, just as a normal link, not a picture as they currently are on the right-hand side. I was somehow hoping to influence the links on some of my pages. In one hub, I don't have one of my own hubs featured except for the more by author three hubs. The rest are all other author's work.
I found that post about the hub group being a bug and should be fixed soon.
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