Should Hubpages show the date each hub was published next to it's title? Why Or

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)
  1. catalystsnstars profile image72
    catalystsnstarsposted 6 years ago

    Should Hubpages show the date each hub was published next to it's title? Why Or why not?

    Sometimes I come across a hub that I find has a large amount of relevant information to the topic i'm researching, but I wonder if it's updated. This is especially the case if the hub has to do with various HP options or getting traffic to your hubs.

  2. Ian Dabasori Hetr profile image79
    Ian Dabasori Hetrposted 6 years ago

    Sounds a good idea to have the publication date listed...Why? helps others see associate age of hub and amount of traffic generated. Hope that helps.

  3. cyoung35 profile image87
    cyoung35posted 6 years ago

    In some case this may be a good thing such as if someone wrote a hub regarding search engine optimization because the search engines are changing so fast you would want to know when the article was written to see if it's up to date. In most cases I don't think it would matter if it had the date or not.

  4. pstraubie48 profile image87
    pstraubie48posted 6 years ago

    That would probably be a good idea  Knowing that the informaton is current is a factor I consider. I often reference numerous other sites not just hubpages for informaton.

  5. LoriSoard profile image75
    LoriSoardposted 6 years ago

    Good question. I see pros and cons. Con would be that it could date the hub. Pro would be that others could see when you wrote it, which can be helpful in some case.

    I do think it would be nice if we as Hubbers could see when we published a hub. This would tell us if age has anything to do with traffic and just give us more info.

  6. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    If you go to an author's profile and search the lists of Hub by best, hot or latest, when you view the listing it gives you a general publication date for the Hub.

    Keeping the exact publication date private for just the author (which is listed both on the Hub and on our dashboards) is important as it's one of the bits of info that helps defend your copyrights when people steal your work online.

  7. nityanandagaurang profile image60
    nityanandagaurangposted 6 years ago

    it will be quite nice when there will information about date of hub.Other side is that we already see date of hub in comment but it is given in month or year,exact date is not given.

  8. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    I've wondered about this, too. I finally decided the logic behind the 'no date' thing might be to keep the content looking as fresh as possible. I do agree that content with chsnging dynamics can be a problem (such as the SEO example mentioned). But many hubs have an evergreen element to them.  And the site likes to promote the idea of a passive income - so leaving the date out of the headline section helps draw readership that might otherwise skip an article that looks 'old.'

  9. hoteltravel profile image67
    hoteltravelposted 6 years ago

    Good point. Age of each hub is available for all to see in the profile page of the author. This will give you a rough idea of the date of publication of the hub. Having it displayed in the hub is convenient, as many times I have noticed that the hub was published years ago just before pressing the comment button. The cons given here are not good enough. If you get traffic as it looks fresh because of the absence of date, it will leave readers disappointed when they see how old the comments are.

  10. DRG Da Real Grinc profile image74
    DRG Da Real Grincposted 6 years ago

    Yes. It actually will personally help me. Updating your Hub updates the keywords and  will keep them up to date with search engines. This technique can be used to get to #1.  Also like you mentioned it will let other people know whether the information is up to date or not.

  11. Healthy Pursuits profile image89
    Healthy Pursuitsposted 6 years ago

    Usually I don't care that much, except when I'm looking for information about the web and writing income. When I do want to know the approximate age of a hub, if a hub has comments, I can go to the oldest comment to approximate when the hub might have been written.  There are some wonderful hubs about writing online for income, but I want to know whether or not one of those hubs has been written recently.

  12. micko27 profile image76
    micko27posted 6 years ago

    I think they should! Seems natural to see when something is published. Some topics are everlasting but for some the date is important. For example, if it is about cell phones or some software it is useful to know if it is written 2 days or 2 years ago!

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)