Is the "Article Group" displayed for the whole world to see?

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  1. WeddingConsultant profile image66
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    I found something disturbing today. When I am logged in and I view my hub, the section where the related hubs are displayed shows the article group of my hubs. Here's a screenshot:

    The article group that my hub is in is called "Marketing adsense experiment" because that's what the hub is- an experiment of sorts.

    But I don't want readers to know that I'm experimenting with adsense for different hub types/styles!

    I tried logging out, but the article group was still displayed. Is the only solution to not group my articles or can this be fixed? I'd much prefer that no one be able to see the article group I put my hubs into...

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      When creating a new hub, the fine print says "No experimental hubs."

  2. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 9 years ago

    Hi WC, this is just my suggestion. What if you can keep the group names something that you alone can understand?

    For example:

    instead of putting it as Marketing Adsense Experiment


    1. brad4l profile image79
      brad4lposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      ROFL, or perhaps something that makes sense to readers, but also has a special meaning to you. Such as "Electric Toothbrushes and Jaguars"

  3. helenathegreat profile image81
    helenathegreatposted 9 years ago

    Go to:

    my account >> Groups

    Under "Your Hub Groups" on the left is the option to edit or delete each one.  Click "edit" next to that one, then uncheck the box.  The box says: "Display name? will precede the hub title if checked"

    That should do it.

  4. WeddingConsultant profile image66
    WeddingConsultantposted 9 years ago

    Helena, you're awesome.

    And thanks all for commenting. I suspect many hubbers didn't know that or notice it because I went in and look at several hubber's hubs and they all had their groups displayed.

    nicomp, there's a difference between an experimental article and an experimental format of an article.

    1. nicomp profile image65
      nicompposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Quoting from the "Before you go any further" page...
      "Please do not publish unfinished, strictly personal, or "test" hubs."

      1. helenathegreat profile image81
        helenathegreatposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        A couple of my hub groups titles I have displayed on purpose so people can understand the reason I categorized things together.  A couple less useful group names ("Dogs" I am thinking of specifically) are more obvious and don't need to be displayed, I feel.  But I still like being able to display the group if we want.  I have found it helpful when reading other hubbers' hubs.


        But that means hubs that, like, say "test" and nothing else.  He is experimenting with the writing or ad format or whatever, but the hub itself is not a "test" to figure out how HubPages works.


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