Wow! the related search block of ads that used to appear at the bottom of the page above the comments is gone! These ads were hated by many, were deceptive and the revenue was not shared with authors. Great News!!!
So it took 2 years for HP staff to finally agree to our wishes to remove those unfair ads from our domains.
A great improvement. However, hubs still look cluttered towards the bottom of the page. And what's with 'Recommended Hubs' and 'Related Hubs' in very close proximity of one another? A further improvement would be share buttons visible to everyone.
Uh-oh. I just checked my hub. Looks like it's been replaced with "See Also" and now there are 8 freaking ad links there instead of the usual 5. I wonder if HP is now at least paying us for those?
I'm not seeing this yet, but I am seeing eight ads per hub, or nine if 'Recommended Hubs' (Powered by Google) is to be included. Could Google regard this as excessive? Funny how HubPages can make so many ads visible on all screen resolutions, but not share buttons.
I see one single ad in that position - nothing to do with 'see also'. I'll be keeping an eye on it. Sometimes things that are new don't reach us all at the same time.
I checked one of your hubs. You are right, not there. I checked mine again, still there. Yep, I guess HP has decided I'm just special.
I just checked hubs from both your accounts and am not seeing 'See Also'. Strange.
Here is what HP is doing to my hubs on both accounts:
Share Files Meet New Friends
Social Networking Chat with Friends
Free Software Downloads Facebook Login
Listen to Music Online Algerian Music
All are links just like the "Related Searches" aka "Sponsored Links" used to be. Are we at least getting paid for these now?
edit: And isn't the phrase "Free Software Downloads" a major screaming no-no around here?
OK, I just spotted it on Sue's hub, http://sue-adams.hubpages.com/hub/find- … or-parents I hope it's there when others look.
Still not seeing it on yours, lucky you.
We're testing this new ad and it won't be visible on every Hub view. All ads running in that location (where you may see the "See Also" ad) are shared via the Ad Program. We are also testing the impact(s) of eliminating the Related Searches unit.
Thank you, Marina. I was getting confused reading this thread.
I just hope all the spammy elements are discarded. Our pages are looking pretty crummy. Every new change gives the appearance of spam and lack of professionalism. I wish HP would stop using their time to play around with our pages just to justify a job position.
Where the "Related Searches" aka "Sponsored Links" used to be; they've now changed the name to "See Also". Below hub content and above the "Recommended Hubs" and blue rating buttons. I hope HP isn't doing this to just me.
If we're talking about the same thing, the "related hubs" are now to the right instead of bottom. At least they're still there - I get a goodly amount of traffic from them and the extra income is welcome.
No, we are not talking about the same thing. Janderson is talking about the former so-called "related searches" which we fought hard to get rid of. Those "Related Searches" were links to pages and pages of totally unrelated ads, the income of which was not shared but all kept for HP under the pretext that those ads did not appear directly on our domains.
I cannot see any " See Also" links but I have 10 ads on a page, including one video ad that says: "recommended video" from Google, which looks like it could be related to my article but clearly is not. So many ads reduce loading speed and are very off-putting. If I had been an outsider, I would have clicked off because the page took ages and ages to load.
Are HP trying to make a quick buck before the final collapse?
b.t.w. bring back the share buttons to a visible place.
I have never been able to get PrtScn to work on my computer. F#ck it, someone else is going to have to see it and post it.
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