How to Ditch "Related Hubs"?

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  1. Aya Katz profile image81
    Aya Katzposted 9 years ago

    I am working on a hub that is not quite ready to be published. I noticed that in the right hand lower corner, Hubpages lists "Related Hubs". I find one of these to be offensive, and I don't want it apeparing on my hubpage when I publish. How can I remove the offending hub from the list of "Related Hubs"? Or is there a way to remove the "Related Hubs" box altogether?

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
      Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe ,just a suggestion ,create another capsule explaining something along those lines...smile

  2. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    To the best of my knowledge you can't do anything to this list.

    1. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yikes! That's so depressing.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image79
        Eaglekiwiposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The lists change ,but perhaps you could consider rewording your title?

  3. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    I have found that careful key-wording has often put hubs that are truly related on my page... but they often don't show until after it is published.  The initial ones, shown in the preview, are based on the category, as far as I can tell.

  4. Christoph Reilly profile image72
    Christoph Reillyposted 9 years ago

    That would probably just draw more attention to it.  Aya has a good point here.  I have encountered this problem before.

  5. Ivorwen profile image71
    Ivorwenposted 9 years ago

    What is your subject/category?

    1. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Chimpanzees.

      1. dingdong profile image59
        dingdongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        The related hubs currently shown in hubs are the 'best hubs' coming from the category page, previously they were picked from 'best hubs' of tag pages.

        1. Misha profile image71
          Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I think you may be right. Aya, try to look into this smile

          1. Aya Katz profile image81
            Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, that does seem to be it. The "hot" hub in the category is what it is. But shouldn't I have a choice of whether it appears on my hub?

            I can't switch categories. I really am writing about a chimpanzee.

  6. RedElf profile image90
    RedElfposted 9 years ago

    Great question - will carefully rewording of title have an effect on related hubs? It certainly has big effect on your hub score...

  7. Enelle Lamb profile image83
    Enelle Lambposted 9 years ago

    It is possible that rewording your title might change the 'relevant hubs' section. I think, however, that the tags you use are what is causing them to show up - take a quick look at the hubs that are suggested to see if your tags are listed.

    1. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No, it's not the tags. We have no tags in common. I think it must be the general category.

  8. Shadesbreath profile image81
    Shadesbreathposted 9 years ago

    My personal approach to offensive hubs is to spoof the rat-crap out of them and ridicule them horribly with sarcasm and levity.  Don't hide from them, expose them, gut them and empty them of their power to offend.

    1. ngureco profile image83
      ngurecoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Try changing the wordings of your tags. But if you can't beat them then you may intelligently have to try Shadesbreath style.

      1. Shadesbreath profile image81
        Shadesbreathposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I'm tellin' ya... nothing says fun like spoofing an offensive hub and then having your satirical version show up on THEIR related hubs.  That's just plain amusing right there.

  9. Misha profile image71
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Well, with the abundance of categories we have currently on HP, I think you can always find one around that may be not the best fit but still match your hub, and at the same time won't have the controversial hubs you are talking about.

    That said, I personally grew tired of reacting to such things, and live peacefully with idiotic ads and related hubs. Those who can tell the difference - will, those who can't won't anyway smile

    1. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Misha. I'll try both pieces of advice on for size and see what works best for me.

  10. LOT2DO profile image36
    LOT2DOposted 9 years ago

    Do the related hubs keep changing or they are permanent?

    1. Aya Katz profile image81
      Aya Katzposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good question! Does anyone know the answer?

      One of my hubs on Bow & Literacy is currently showing Hal Licino's hub on automatic speed control as a related hub. Not only is that a bizarre choice, but also I think Hal just recently wrote that hub, and my hub is much older.

      1. weblog profile image55
        weblogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I think they change once in a while.

 
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