What advantage is there to assigning your hubs to a "group"?
I have just discovered the "group" tab when creating new hubs, where you can put hubs into custom groups according to subject matter.
Is there an advantage to this feature, eg increased traffic, or is it just for your own use and organisational purposes?
Mostly because it allows you the author to sort your hubs into groups for your readers. It also allows the hubs to be grouped on your profile page. Not all of our readers are interested in everything we write and grouping things like short stories together or even chapters of a book helps readers find what they are looking for.
The big advantage I find is that at the bottom of each hub, directly under the line of Vote Up, Share, etc. buttons, a link shows for my hubs I have grouped both before and after this hub in that group. So, other hubs I have grouped together in that topic have a kind of chain linkage a reader could cycle through from hub to hub in a given group. I don't know if I am explaining this very clearly, but hopefully if you look under the Vote Up line of buttons and click on a few, you'll see what I mean. We can control what hub titles of ours that appear there by changing the ordering of hubs within each of our groups.
The biggest advantage is the automatic links at the bottom of your hubs in groups to other hubs in the same group. This makes it a lot easier to get extra cross traffic on related hubs.
I don't know for sure, but I think it is mostly for your own use to help you organise your hubs.
thanks for all your replies, they have greatly helped my understanding of this feature.
I have grouped a few of my hubs now, and can see the links to other hubs in the group at the end of each article, which seems very useful.
by IDreamOfSkinny 13 years ago
I have 2 hubs, and have grouped them together. For some reason, my second hub doesn't show up...anywhere on the first page. In fact, I can't find it at all if I'm not logged in. It is published, but is acting like it's not. What gives??
by Jaye Denman 8 years ago
I established Groups and moved my existing (completed) hubs into appropriate groups. I understand that some of my hubs will show at the bottom of the screen for a hub from the same group. However, I believe that categorizing hubs into groups with the same or similar theme/overall topic ON THE...
by Crystal Tatum 10 years ago
When do hubs get grouped together?I thought that once you published fifteen hubs, HubPages automatically grouped hubs together - at least that's what I was told when I asked this question before. But even though I have several hubs in the same category, I don't have any groups showing up on my...
by Shasta Matova 7 years ago
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by June Campbell 8 years ago
Hi everybody,I am assigning my hubs to groups, and I wonder if it is possible to have hubs in more than one group at a time? I don't see any way of doing this, but perhaps I am missing something.For example, I have a group for food and a group for Halloween. I have a couple of hubs containing...
by Glen Nunes 10 years ago
It would be great to have more options for displaying our hubs on the profile page. The chronological view means that hubs that are related (and may therefore appeal to the same reader) may be quite far apart, and older hubs are less likely to be seen in any case. Also, if we've written several...
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