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Would it be Possible to Combine Profiles?

  1. aa lite profile image91
    aa liteposted 2 years ago

    I wonder whether HP could make it possible for people to combine profiles into one? In the era of subdomains lots of people wrote under several profiles. I myself did this (a bit) because I thought topic-specific subdomains might be more successful.

    Now that the subdomains are gone it doesn't make sense for me to have several profiles on HP.

    The disadvantage is obvious - each subdomain needs to reach payout independently. Plus I need to relog if I want to work on a different subdomain. And be careful not to post on forums etc. if I'm not in my main profile.

    So.....it would be very nice if I had the option of bringing the other hubs into my main account, wonder if that option could be given to people?

  2. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 2 years ago

    Been wondering the same too.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    That is a very good question.  All that author stuff that we wasted time on and the advice to focus on core subject areas...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Was that advice ever given by HubPages or was it just one of those myths that grew up amongst Hubbers?

      I am the first to tell people they MUST specialise on a standalone blog, but my experience on Hubpages always suggested it wasn't necessary. Anywayx if anyone had enough material on just one topic to make a subdomain worthwhile, I would've been telling them to start a blog.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image88
        Mark Ewbieposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        It was forum advice I think - the best sort.

        1. DasEngel profile image61
          DasEngelposted 2 years agoin reply to this


      2. aa lite profile image91
        aa liteposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        That's an interesting question, and I believe there was no official advice to concentrate a sub on a specific topic. I'd actually looked for it at the time when I was considering starting new subdomains and didn't find anything

        But......on one of Paul's hubs/blog posts/forum posts (and honestly I don't think I could find it now) it seemed to me that he did say that a focused subdomain seemed to be important. At least that's how I interpreted what he said, and I remember it struck me because there was no official advice. Ofc it's possible I misinterpreted it.

        I do wonder whether Paul et al didn't actually get advice that the subdomains might be hurting the site, rather than just being neutral. I don't know how much work it is to bring everything back to the main domain, but it must be some work, and nobody starts a project that they don't think will make a difference to the bottom line. This of course is just speculation......but speculation is fun!

  4. DasEngel profile image61
    DasEngelposted 2 years ago