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How do people know when you revamp or edit an old hub?

  1. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    It doesn't appear in hubtivity, so how do people know that you are putting out an improved hub?

    1. S06FH5N1 profile image55
      S06FH5N1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Started improving your hubs? Actually that's fine news. smile

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image59
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    they don't.
    you could do what GT does, and add dates, but that only works if you happen to notice

  3. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    Mmmm maybe it's something that could be added as a feature then, when you edit a hub it appears in hubtivity?

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I add to mine frequently-- or sometimes just correct a misspelling- I think if all of those updates were put into hubtivity  for everyone it would clog the board.
    If, however, it were an option that people could choose to see and choose to have seen, it might be good.

    1. Teresa McGurk profile image59
      Teresa McGurkposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yeah -- I do that all the time, too.  I wouldn't want anyone to know how many times I go back and fix something. . . .

      1. earnestshub profile image87
        earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm another updater. My early hubs were in need of many improvements as I learn, I update.

  5. dineane profile image80
    dineaneposted 8 years ago

    I'm not sure if it's considered bad manners, but if you left a comment noting you had updated the hub, that would put it in hubitivity for new comments, at least.

    1. vishalg8 profile image56
      vishalg8posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with Dineane. This maybe the easiest way to tell your fans. Google and other search engines will know about it anyway.

  6. S06FH5N1 profile image55
    S06FH5N1posted 8 years ago

    Or you can publish a new empty hub with the old title + Updated and place a link in it to the updated hub. After a few days, when you think people have discovered the updated hub you can delete the new hub.

    1. relache profile image89
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Most likely that Hub would be unpublished for being low quality within a day.

      I don't mind that readers/visitors can't necessarily tell that I've updated a Hub or not, because Google and the other search engines can tell and that matters to me more.

      1. S06FH5N1 profile image55
        S06FH5N1posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        True. But Vine wants a way for people to know when she edits.

  7. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I update and change my hubs all the time as well.  It would be nice to have a place specifically for that.  Almost like a different hubtivity or listing of "recently updated/modified hubs" but only be there if you request it to be, not automatic.

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      KCC that does seem like a good idea.

  8. Research Analyst profile image79
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    good question.

  9. Stacie L profile image91
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    I have wondered about this also. I have added ,edited and revised my older hubs....

    There are some I'd like to change the title on...but again that would be a different hub?

  10. KCC Big Country profile image89
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    I change the titles pretty regularly too. It doesn't change the URL though, so sometimes it may look funny posting a link in some places.  But, I'm just experimenting with different things trying to learn what works best.

  11. flread45 profile image81
    flread45posted 8 years ago

    I just add more verbage or a video..

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ive just started changing my titles to experiment a bit.
      Might work ,might not.

  12. melbel profile image98
    melbelposted 8 years ago

    It may not help with getting traffic from other Hubs, but it really could help with the search engines.

    I think it would be a bad idea for HubPages to send out a notice when people edit their Hubs since I could just make a tiny change and all my fans would hear about it. I know that if I heard about a ton of changes from one person it would annoy me a little.

    Also a lot of people would make the tiniest changes on purpose to get on the list of newly updated Hubs and it could turn into a spam fest like Squidoo.

    I do agree though that if someone releases a hub and then realizes later, "what was a thinking?!?" and edits it that they should get some kind of credit. Maybe if users edit an x% of their hub they could be marked as "newly updated hubs."

    Just a thought, anyway.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I agree.  I suppose it depends whether you're here primarily to make money or primarily to share with other Hubbers.  If you're here to make money, it really doesn't matter a hoot whether anyone else knows your Hub's been updated or not.

      The main advantage of updating your Hub - apart from making it a better Hub - is that it keeps the content fresh, and Google likes that.  Plus you may be adding more keywords.

  13. Shalini Kagal profile image80
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    Why not a special section in the forum so people who want to tell others about it can post?

  14. C.S.Alexis profile image95
    C.S.Alexisposted 8 years ago

    I think anyone could just shout about their updates in the forums and many hubbers would take notice.

  15. Enelle Lamb profile image88
    Enelle Lambposted 8 years ago

    You could always add a tag-line to the title saying something like 1st revision, or 2nd edition...it shouldn't affect the seo optimization of the title, and give your fans (and soon to be fans) a heads up that you have made some changes, other than spell checking wink

  16. bgpappa profile image84
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    I have often wondered that as well as I regularly edit my hubs ( most often after wife reads them and points out all the typos ) I change titles reguarly as well when traffic dies on a hub to try to get some search engine traffic.

    But I agree with those that believe it would clog up the hubtivity board as well.  Don't know the answer to a very good question.

  17. cindyvine profile image84
    cindyvineposted 8 years ago

    How about a tab on the top next to hubtivity that says 'updates', and a button on the hub next to edit and stats that says 'add to updates', and then if you have updated a hub you can choose whether or not to click the 'add to updates' button, and if you do, it will go into 'updated hubs' which can be listed like hubtivity lists new hubs?

  18. KT pdx profile image81
    KT pdxposted 8 years ago

    Whenever I update anything major, like add a video or a new picture to something, or write another paragraph (or drastically change one), I put a comment on it as a heads-up to people, mentioning what I changed.  That way it gets into hubtivity.