It doesn't appear in hubtivity, so how do people know that you are putting out an improved hub?
you could do what GT does, and add dates, but that only works if you happen to notice
Mmmm maybe it's something that could be added as a feature then, when you edit a hub it appears in hubtivity?
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.
yeah -- I do that all the time, too. I wouldn't want anyone to know how many times I go back and fix something. . . .
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.
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.
Most likely that Hub would be unpublished for being low quality within a day.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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Why not a special section in the forum so people who want to tell others about it can post?
I think anyone could just shout about their updates in the forums and many hubbers would take notice.
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
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.
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?
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.
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