A few small changes

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  1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
    pauldeedsposted 14 years ago

    We rolled out a few small changes to the site today --

    1. The ask a question form now has the same new design as create a hub.  We've also added a second field for clarifying your question.  Our recommendation is to keep the question relatively short (like something you might search for in a search engine), and then add details below.

    2. My account - unpublished hubs are once again red, sorry about that.

    3. Google AdSense -- Previously in the author's share of impressions we ran up to the standard maximum number of ads that Google allows (3 regular ads, plus 2 link units).  Google recently gave us permission to display more regular ads, so we are testing that out.  So, you may now see more full size ads on your hubs.

    Many Hubbers have reported higher earnings since we rolled out the redesign last month.  We're hoping this change pushes things up another notch.

    As always, if you notice anything strange or broken please let us know.

    1. JamaGenee profile image82
      JamaGeneeposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Hallelujah!  Thanks, Paul!

    2. Everyday Miracles profile image86
      Everyday Miraclesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      My heart nearly stopped when I started reading this one. I thought you were going to say that you cut our percentage of impressions! Oh my gosh! LOL

      Thanks, Paul! I don't think that the text units were working out very well. The ads aren't relevant.

      I'm also very curious to see how the changes to Adsense are going to affect us. I'm getting very irrelevant ads on my hubs!

    3. ngureco profile image80
      ngurecoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Thumb Up. How short should the short answer be? 50 words?


    4. packerpack profile image61
      packerpackposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Waaaa hooooo ...... more money now. big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

    5. BristolBoy profile image63
      BristolBoyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I also prefer the red.

      Also good news about Adsense.  This may explain why when I am in the Adsense page all my Page Impressions are a multiple of 2 today - thsi increased number of ads isn't an Adsense standard and so it is counted as twice as many page impressions.  Or maybe it's just coincidence!

      1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
        pauldeedsposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        I believe that's a side effect of the way google implements it.  Every other ad network but AdSense reports are based on ad unit impressions rather than page impressions.  I'd recommend looking at that metric instead.

        1. BristolBoy profile image63
          BristolBoyposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks for the reply Paul.  I figured that it must be something like that!

        2. ngureco profile image80
          ngurecoposted 14 years agoin reply to this

          I am wondering if an advertiser is willing to pay the same per click on a hub with 3 regular ads + 2 link units and another hub with  6 regular ads + 4 link units?

  2. lindagoffigan profile image59
    lindagoffiganposted 14 years ago

    Thank you Paul for the added ads (no pun intended) It is great to be in the 21st century.

  3. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 14 years ago

    Glad to see the red back.  I nearly panicked yesterday thinking I'd accidently published a bunch of hubs that were not finished.  The red really helps.

    I like the new Q & A format.

  4. LondonGirl profile image82
    LondonGirlposted 14 years ago

    I prefer the red too.

  5. Ivorwen profile image68
    Ivorwenposted 14 years ago

    I look forward to seeing all of these changes!

  6. agvulpes profile image87
    agvulpesposted 14 years ago

    Paul, I agree with everyone, thanks for the changes.

  7. icewave5 profile image60
    icewave5posted 14 years ago

    Finally some good changes... Adsense account has 4 cents lol after my whole time... still writing good articles..

  8. Kudlit profile image64
    Kudlitposted 14 years ago

    Red works for me. And I think more ads (relevant of course) should increase hubbers' and hubpages' earnings.

  9. Whitney05 profile image85
    Whitney05posted 14 years ago

    LOVE the option to check to see for similar questions!

  10. dingdong profile image59
    dingdongposted 14 years ago

    Small changes are really great!

  11. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 14 years ago

    I like the red too!  Thanks for upgrading!

  12. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 14 years ago

    That's great news about Google letting you have more adsense ads. This is another great reason to publish on hubpages.

    And I also thank you for putting unpublished hubs back in red.

  13. Dame Scribe profile image58
    Dame Scribeposted 14 years ago

    I really don't know how some people can NOT like being part of HubPages world smile thank you Paul. I just feel so HubLoved big_smile

  14. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 14 years ago

    Hubpages thanks a lot.


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