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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.'
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.
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.
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.
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!
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