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A few small changes

  1. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 8 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 My account - unpublished hubs are once again red, sorry about that.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 image83
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hallelujah!  Thanks, Paul!

    2. Everyday Miracles profile image85
      Everyday Miraclesposted 8 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 image83
      ngurecoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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


    4. packerpack profile image59
      packerpackposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

    5. BristolBoy profile image74
      BristolBoyposted 8 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 image
        pauldeedsposted 8 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 image74
          BristolBoyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

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

        2. ngureco profile image83
          ngurecoposted 8 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 8 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 image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 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 image84
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    I prefer the red too.

  5. Ivorwen profile image74
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    I look forward to seeing all of these changes!

  6. agvulpes profile image88
    agvulpesposted 8 years ago

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

  7. icewave5 profile image55
    icewave5posted 8 years ago

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

  8. Kudlit profile image72
    Kudlitposted 8 years ago

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

  9. Whitney05 profile image83
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    LOVE the option to check to see for similar questions!

  10. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 8 years ago

    Small changes are really great!

  11. Beth100 profile image75
    Beth100posted 8 years ago

    I like the red too!  Thanks for upgrading!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 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 image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 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

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    shinujohn2008posted 8 years ago

    Hubpages thanks a lot.