Is there anything you don't you like about the new hubpages profile pages?
I believe changing over is irreversible and ultimately inevitable for all hubbers but for all those who find change difficult :-) it would be good to hear of any negative observations regarding the new profile pages that you early birds may have noticed.
I like change and find the new format good. But what is up with the depleted looking font color? It seems like a challenge for older writers without a benefit.
I don't like the inability to put links in my bio. I think this is a feature that allowed hubbers to express themselves a little further. I wonder that their reason for removing it is.
I was somewhat hesitant to update, losing the embedded links in the bio. But we now have all of our hubs linked on one page, which is nice. The format looks professional and the carousel of featured hubs is a great way to showcase hubs we want shown at specific times.
I miss the embedded links. Most of my blog hits came from my profile page, and now I can only post one blog and the link for it is way up by the twitter and facebook links. I have three blogs lol
Otherwise, I love the new look. I agree about the font color as well though. For people with cataracts and macular degeneration it's going to be very difficult for them to read.
Most of my own sites and blogs hits don't come from HubPages, but they get a fair amount of traffic every month from the links on my HubPages profile page. I'm not happy that this way of getting traffic to our own sites is been taken away from us.
Indeed, I don't see why they removed the links anyway. Was it a distraction? What was the point? I still don't get it.
It does seem too obvious to be an oversight. Although some people do go overboard with links which doesn't always look very professional.Perhaps limiting a profile page to a certain number of links would be better compromise.
I have not yet upgraded, and will wait until we are all forced to upgrade before I get used to fiddling with the layout of my HubPages profile page. I wish we had a choice. Change, or keep our usual profile.
I get traffic to my own sites and blogs from the links on my HubPages profile page.
I love the community on HubPages but I don't earn much here - I earn more from my own sites, and having some traffic coming to them from my HubPages profile, although not all that much traffic, has contributed towards that income my own sites make me.
Being active on HubPages has, ultimately, brought traffic to my own sites (my main goal since my own sites make me more money than HubPages does.)
The great community will keep me here, but when what is my main goal is being taken away from me, I will be spending far less time on HubPages. I'm not making a fortune working from home, and to survive takes lots of time - spending time on HubPages in the future will be purely for fun, and will have to be done in only my spare time, what little spare time I have.
I've written articles on my own sites giving website and blog advertising tips that tell my readers to use HubPages to get some traffic to their sites via their HubPages profiles and by being very active on HubPages to get their HubPages profile noticed more. Those articles will be useless when HubPages forces us to all automatically upgrade.
I'm not sure how many hubbers use being active on HubPages to get traffic to their own sites through links on their profile, but I suspect that all those who do will be upset that they can no longer have links to their sites on their profile.
Interesting points Teresa. I'm sure your not alone in this and even for those who don't use hubpages primarily for this reason it is a secondary motivation for many. The Hubpages community definitely keeps me a lot more active here than i'd planned.
Thanks, I believe we can link to one site, but that's not much use when one has more than just one or two sites. We'll constantly be changing our one website link to give all our (own) sites equal exposure.
I actually prefer the older version. The new one might grow on me but it reminds me of Facebook a little bit. I do find change difficult haha.
I like the new look mostly because it shows my hubs in a much better light. They stand out more. Also, I like the ability to show 6 feature hubs.
Things I don't like:
1) not enough ability to link to our own sites outside of HubPages
2) not being able to choose the pictures featured in the "Recent Pics" section. This is extremely negative for me because my recent pics are from my latest hub and are mostly words..... I would appreciate being able to choose the photos going here or to eliminate the photos I do not want going here. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME.
3) I notice the "Others you might like.." seems to include only those hubbers I am not yet following. There is no correlation between them and my hubs. I would like to choose these hubs or hubbers also. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO ME.
My profile is supposed to be MY website NOT HubPages website. I strongly urge HubPages to give us a little more freedom to choose our recent pictures and those hubbers we want to point to.
I offer this with respect for the excellent efforts made by HubPages to continually improve where I work.
Interesting Points Maralexa.I'm sure Hubpages will be taking general feedback into consideration.
I have significantly changed my mind about #2: I am preparing a new hub with images that will be "inspiring" in this section of my new profile page.
Also, #3 above. The hubbers in "Others you might like..." are fabulous.
Sorry for all caps!
Thanks for the update Maralexa.Takes time to fully assess the pros and cons of change.
Mine, apparently is still the old version. However, if we cannot put our links in the new version, or given a choice, what is the point. Frankly, if mine gets changed, I will just delete what I can on it and stop making referrals to hub pages. That simple.
I love the look but I have a few concerns:
(1) The inability to pots more than one links to our own websites and blogs. I have 4 blogs and 3 websites to that is inconvenient for me.
(2) using my own background photo gives me a compulsory tiling. I don't want the photo tile but stretched.
(3) I don't lie the idea of people seeing the people I follow. That was always private, I don't like being able to scroll through the people I follow.
Can't think of anything else right now. I love the new magazine type design as that is what's happening now. I also love the carousel that features the hubs we want highlighted, and we can change these hubs as often as we want.
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