New Design on Articles and Category Pages

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  1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
    Christy Kirwanposted 18 months ago

    I'm excited to announce that as of this afternoon all articles and category pages on HubPages will be updated to the new design and will be fully responsive as well. Keep an eye out in the next few hours to see the changes. Please feel free to report any related bugs in this thread and let us know what you think! smile

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      smile <3 to You, Christy and all of HP team! Bravo!

    2. SheilaMilne profile image95
      SheilaMilneposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I've just been looking at Letterpile/books.  When I scrolled down to the point where it says "Loading" and later scrolled back to the top, many of the articles were superimposed on others. This was using Chrome and Windows 10.

      1. SheilaMilne profile image95
        SheilaMilneposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        And it happens with Firefox too.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Engineering is looking into it, thanks for letting us know!

    3. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Sah-weet!

    4. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      @Christy, I am not knit picking, okay, yes I am. Did you not see the cudo's accolades that I posted for you? LOL. Just letting off some vapor.

    5. Dreamworker profile image98
      Dreamworkerposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I looked at only one article and was appalled to see all of the spam ads that appeared throughout the entire text...for things totally unrelated to what I wrote...such as removing wrinkles, etc.  This issue has got to be addressed asap.  At the very least move that garbage out of the main text area and to the bottom.   It's my article about what to write in a sympathy card if you wish to take a look.  Loses all credibility when you do this...it's got to be a glitch!

      1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
        Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        There should be no ads whatsoever within the body of the text on desktop. There will be ads that appear between text capsules on mobile as part of the fully responsive layout. We do expect these ads to be more lucrative, and it isn't something we plan to change at this time.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Christy:

          I am talking about how the ads look on a desktop...not mobile.  They are huge!

          Have you looked at any of the articles?  Did the team not make a big deal about spam and how much it harms readership and gives problems with Google?  Why in the world would you have three or more of the same ad appearing between capsules when you limit the number of ads for writers.

          You guys were doing so well, and now you've messed up your entire concept, one that was working beautifully. 

          Please talk to the team about moving those ads to the sides or bottom of the articles at least.  It just looks awful and makes writers look like hucksters!

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months agoin reply to this

          So, what do you think a reader would be thinking when reading an article about what to say in a sympathy card while looking at repeat ads that talk about removing wrinkles that shows a photo of an elderly woman!  If I was a reader seeing that I would be disgusted.

          1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
            Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            Don't forget ads are tailored to each individual reader so that they're more likely to see ads about subjects they've searched for and products they've looked at recently as well as ads targeted to the demographic they belong to.

    6. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Found the same spam problem on my main site as well...three ads placed right in the middle of my text capsules that make the article look like garbage.  Please fix this asap!

    7. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      One more thing:

      On my main site, I can "select a site" and choose Hub Pages.  I cannot do that on my second site, which makes knowing which hubs are available for submission tedious.  Can you fix this?

    8. ChitrangadaSharan profile image59
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I like the new design! Thanks for all the effort HP team!

  2. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 18 months ago

    Awesome.

    It's probably my cache. But are the headers not blue like on the niche sites?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      My mistake, I thought it had been released already and it has not. I've updated my post to reflect this. The changes should be live within the next hour or two.

      1. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        smile @ Christy, no sweat. Oops, since you are a young woman, you deserve respect, I mean "no problem here."

      2. lobobrandon profile image88
        lobobrandonposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Okay smile Looking forward to it.

      3. stricktlydating profile image83
        stricktlydatingposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        I'm noticing the same advertisement repeated several times in the text and between the photos on the page (Because it's a tarot card advertisement it makes the page look a bit spammy)

  3. Luke Holm profile image95
    Luke Holmposted 18 months ago

    Ooo, fancy! smile Thanks for the update!

  4. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 18 months ago

    It is now live big_smile

  5. Terrielynn1 profile image91
    Terrielynn1posted 18 months ago

    I love all the new changes. Great work. People are having an easier time finding my articles now. Thank you.

  6. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 18 months ago

    The uniformity is great! Nice move. The color scheme . . . neutral

  7. Venkatachari M profile image31
    Venkatachari Mposted 18 months ago

    Do not notice any changes as of now. But, awaiting to see the new design eagerly. Thanks for the announcement.

  8. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 18 months ago

    I like the new look... it's purty...

    Only question I have is: what happened to the button to report/flag spammy/junk Hubs? If it was moved, I can't find it.

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hello FatFreddysCat, Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This issue has been reported to the engineers and will be fixed soon.

      1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
        FatFreddysCatposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        (tips hat)

    2. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hello FatFreddysCat, This issue has been resolved. You can now flag articles that violate HubPages Terms of Use.

  9. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 18 months ago

    So easy on the eyes!  Now, if I could just produce content worthy of that classic look.

  10. Solaras profile image97
    Solarasposted 18 months ago

    LOL checked one of my hubs in mobile view and the same ad appeared 5 times in a row, then two different ones at the end. That's a lot of ads; show me the money.

    1. Jan Saints profile image88
      Jan Saintsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I expect to start converting more views into impressions, and the CPM to improve! Best profile pic ever! smile

  11. kenneth avery profile image80
    kenneth averyposted 18 months ago

    @ Christy, smile Hello. Thank you for all of your hard work and now have
    a safe and relaxing weekend.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you, you too! smile

      1. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        @ Christy,
        smile

  12. makingamark profile image65
    makingamarkposted 18 months ago

    What Google likes is everything on the SAME PAGE to be on the SAME TOPIC - and that includes ALL related hubs and adverts. It's the same 'rule' for everybody if sites are to be effective.

    Why are wholly UNRELATED HUBS appearing in the right hand column. What's even worse they're the first ones you see i.e. top two of five.

    Please ask the engineers to amend the code so ALL HUBS listed as related are actually RELATED i.e. from the same category!

    PS I'm not seeing this on every hub but enough for me to be concerned as to the impact.

  13. Chriswillman90 profile image96
    Chriswillman90posted 18 months ago

    Great job on the changes to line up with the niche sites, hopefully this will bring up the views and revenue for most.

  14. Kenna McHugh profile image86
    Kenna McHughposted 18 months ago

    Are we going to see the Twitter button back?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      No, the Twitter button never resulted in much traffic across the site, so it's not something we intend to include again.

  15. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 18 months ago

    Hi Christy,

    The new design looks nice.  I had a comment on my chicken prosciutto mozzarella baked recipe today and when I wanted to make my comment it did not show up.  So I did it twice...and nothing.  Many hours later I just now checked it and one of my comments is there but no image next to my name.  Thought you might wish to know about this.  It is under Delishably.

    Thanks for all of your hard work.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      @ Peggy W.,
      I agree with you. The new design is beyond nice. I have a similar problem that you or Christy may help me with on this space.
      I was looking at one of my newest hubs a night ago and noticed that my hubs now
      DO NOT have the "Other Hubs By This Author" at the side or bottom.
      I could not find it although I looked for the longest.
      Has it been moved and where?
      Or been deleted forever?

      1. Terrielynn1 profile image91
        Terrielynn1posted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Hi Kenneth, there should be a more button with arrow beside your name. If you click on it there will be the others written by you. I hope this helps.

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          smile Terrielynn1, Thank YOU Much!

          1. Terrielynn1 profile image91
            Terrielynn1posted 18 months agoin reply to this

            You are welcome.

            1. kenneth avery profile image80
              kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              smile

  16. PegCole17 profile image92
    PegCole17posted 18 months ago

    Hi Christy,
    The new design is a fabulous improvement overall and I like it. One thing that is amazing is that the logo stays on the page as the reader scrolls down through the article.

    Something that I couldn't find was the "follow" button that used to be at the head of the comments stream. Is it somewhere new?

    Thanks for all the improvements.

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Peg,

      When you leave a comment on an article, you have the option to check the box that says "Follow this article's comments." It's still showing up for me, are you not seeing that option?

      1. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        March 13
        Christy,
        I sent you and Team HP an email stating that my Firebox browser will not allow me to log into my HP account.
        I use this browser to place photos on my hubs. The only browser that I can use is IE9. So please get someone to see what is happening.
        Thanks!

      2. Glenn Stok profile image97
        Glenn Stokposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Christy, I think Peg means the "unfollow" button. There is a bug, or inadvertent removal of code, with the new layout.

        Once you leave a comment with the follow enabled, there is no longer an UNFOLLOW button.

        I noticed that in the niche sites and now in the main site since the changeover to the new format. I was going to report this, but never got around to it.

        I usually like to unfollow after I get a reply from an author, unless there's a need for followup discussions.

        The only way I can unfollow now is to click the unfollow link that's provided in the notification emails.

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Ah, thanks for clarifying! I do believe this is a bug and I will check with engineering.

          1. kenneth avery profile image80
            kenneth averyposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            @Christy,
            I take it that you DID see my problem on this forum? If so, thank you!

            1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
              Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

              If you have emailed Team, they will get back to you as soon as they can regarding your signin issues.

  17. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 18 months ago

    Christy, could you have the engineers check Healdove. Several of us have noticed, at the same time last week, a steep drop in views and earnings only on those niche articles. See forum post:
    http://hubpages.com/community/forum/140 … k-a-tumble

    Thank you. smile

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      The design changes on Network Sites have been in place for much longer and have not changed since they were updated, so it's very unlikely that recent changes in traffic have anything to do with the design.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Okay, thanks. Coincidence?

      2. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 18 months agoin reply to this

        Christy, check this out, shared by Glenn Stok on another forum.
        https://www.seroundtable.com/google-fre … 23538.html

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 18 months agoin reply to this

          Yes, we believe the traffic changes are a result of the new Google algorithm. Paul E. discusses it briefly in this post.

  18. Natalie Frank profile image94
    Natalie Frankposted 18 months ago

    I like the new look a great deal.  Nice job!  I am having the same problem with spammy ads in the middle of the text.  Also, I noticed several article had page views that decreased in terms of the totals they were up to. In particular my article on writers block and motivation was up over a hundred page views and has dropped to 10.  Also this article was chosen for Hubpro but it was already edited a couple of days ago and changed.  The edits don't seem to be there anymore and I am getting the notifications again that it is going to be edited by Hubpro,  Hoping someone could tell me what's going on and figure a way for my page views to go back to what they were.  Thanks.

 
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