New featured added - suggest button to move to niche sites

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  1. jackclee lm profile image80
    jackclee lmposted 4 years ago

    I just noticed a new feature on Hubpages. A new button is added to each published hub. It allows the hubber to recommend the hub for consideration to transfer to one of the existing niche site.
    There is a10 step question which you must answer. Once submitted, you can only submit another recommendation in 60 days.
    Thanks to the staff of HubPages for this addition. Great job!

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      +1000 thank you HP

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Where is it?  I looked on several of my hubs and didn't see any button like this!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You missed Christy's announcement and last week's newsletter? Here it is... … r-requests

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I read the announcement but missed the button thing.  I was clicking on articles that already are on niche sits just to take a look, and the button isn't on those hubs.  Duh!!!

          1. jackclee lm profile image80
            jackclee lmposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Haha that's funny...

  2. Stacie L profile image92
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    Oh this is a good idea!  smile

  3. makingamark profile image73
    makingamarkposted 4 years ago

    How about somebody listing the ten stages of the submission process?

    1. Kylyssa profile image91
      Kylyssaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, please. It will be easier for people to do it right and only submit hubs that qualify if they know the criteria before they push the button to start the process.

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You can work through the process without commiting yourself to anything.

        Just take a look.

        1. Kylyssa profile image91
          Kylyssaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. I'm not comfortable checking the boxes if I don't feel the hub matches the criteria above it yet. I also cannot find the percentage of topic-related words allowed in the blurb about keyword stuffing so there's no way I can check the box if I can't know if my hub meets the criteria. HubPages requires a lower-than-natural concentration of topic-related words than print publisher or ezines require, so unless they publish what percentage is allowed, I can't know if my hub meets their standards.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Look at it this way... If you are making an effort at placing keywords in your content then you are probably over-doing it. But if you are writing naturally without worrying about keywords, then Google bots will not detect a problem and you should be good to go. HubPages knows that.

            By the way, it's not HubPages making rules. Google has been getting very tough on keyword stuffing or anything that comes close to looking like you are trying to game the system. HubPages is on our side, protecting us to be sure we ( and they) are successful. You can't compare to ezine or other sites.

            1. Kylyssa profile image91
              Kylyssaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, you are wrong; I wasn't purposely placing keywords, but writing naturally when HubPages edited out words related to the topic of one of my hubs. 'Homeless shelter' is really the only thing the public calls homeless shelters and 'homeless' is really the only commonly-used (and polite) single word to describe people without homes. Overuse of pronouns and the avoidance of the natural use of topic-related words by replacing them with synonyms doesn't actually make a piece read better to humans. I've had material about homelessness print published with the density of "keywords" HubPages finds unacceptable.

              Yes, I can compare HubPages to the world of print publications and ezines (ezine means online magazine) because they are written to please human readers and, in the case of online magazines, to please Google as well. Most of them require natural keyword densities rather than unnaturally low keyword densities. HubPages requires a lower than natural density of what they consider keywords so they should just state what percentage it is so we can comply with it.

              1. Will Apse profile image90
                Will Apseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                You will hate me for saying this but your writing style involves an awful lot of repetition.

                The quote above could be rephrased:

                Most publications accept a higher keyword density than HP. It would help to know the actual figure that this site considers a problem.

                Also, I reckon it is repetition of phrases that is really problematic, eg homeless people, keyword density. Something jars in the ear. I try never to repeat any word in a sentence. Most writers do.

                1. Kylyssa profile image91
                  Kylyssaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                  Even if it's simply that I'm a droning, repetitive person, I'm still a person who isn't trying to add more iterations of topic-related words to my writing, yet still arrives at a percentage of keywords HubPages considers keyword stuffing. Don't worry, I can't hate you for voicing a much milder opinion than I'd already guessed you held. Thanks for trying to spare my feelings.

                  I don't know how to implement a rule defined by what sounds natural to someone else. I'm not someone else, so I need parameters that mean more than another person having a feeling that they won't share or quantify. They are defining keyword stuffing by intentions, but measuring it by results. They are using a percentage, so there's no real reason they can't just share it.

                  1. Will Apse profile image90
                    Will Apseposted 3 years agoin reply to this

                    I don't think that your writing is dull or droning. I think that, sometimes, you are striving too hard for accuracy. I do it myself when I am really trying to make a point and I am desperate not be misunderstood. I hammer points home in a way that makes the text overly dense and unnatural.

                    I'm not sure percentages would help you, to be honest. Just be more aware of repitition.


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