Do you find feedback given to rate your hubs helpful?
Not comments, but the feedback readers check off to rate your hub. What feedback do you receive the most between "voted up or down", "useful," "funny," "awesome," beautiful," and "interesting?" Is it helpful to you?
Interesting question. Personally, they are of little use as feedback for me. Around half of mine are "useful", and a quarter "interesting". They are nice to have, but don't tell you exactly what the reader found useful or interesting. It is good news in a way as at least they have read the entire article as the buttons are down the bottom of the hub
I find that mostly I get "useful" or "awesome" or "beautiful." Hardly ever get "funny" but I suppose I shouldn't mind that since I don't really do humor all that much. I don't know how helpful it is, in terms of improving my writing, but I definitely think it is encouraging. I wish we could see how many up or down votes we get.
I agree it can be encouraging to the hubber, SoundNFury. Thanks for answering.
I think it would be nice to see the numbers too. I read somewhere that long ago you used to be able to see a number next to the thumbs but I don't know where I read it. lol .
I don't think that the feedback responses are of much help. As others have noted, maybe a better system would be to show how many thumbs up and down we get on a hub, and maybe show a percentage next to each thumb so we can easily see how a hub is doing.
I find it very helpful. Although I've just joined here to write a few weeks ago, I have been a frequent visitor to read the work of friends who write here when they published a link on their Facebook pages to come check out their work. I decided to give writing here a try and try to find a place to be comfortable. The places I write at/for/to now are very impersonal and HP is anything but impersonal. lol
I think so many readers skip over the line where the voting accolades are, in an effort to get to the comments. They probably forget to even click on any of the choices. I make it a habit of clicking on at least one - usually "interesting" on my way down to the comment section.
I think I click it because I would want readers to do it for me on my hubs and hope it is reciprocated. I think hubbers notice (look at) the stats there and if their hub is good, why not give them the accolade?
I've noticed many hubbers using the rating box perhaps because the lack of feedback. The rating box is noticeable and is getting used on mostly every hub I've read where it has been included. Even though it is supposed to be for recipe hubs, many include it on all their hubs. I also have started to use it. Strategically placed, it is a good way to engage readers by giving you their public rating (opinion) and also giving you feedback at the same time to satisfy for those times when no one (or few) click the accolade words.
I sometimes forget, too, and have to go back to leave my feedback. I like your strategy of doing it before you write your comment so you won't forget. Welcome to HP and thanks for answering.
TYVM janshares. By the way, I linked to your profile when I wrote a hub about this today called Thumbs Up on HubPages. Your question was my inspiration to write it. So TYVM
As per my concern, For the promotion point of view Positive feedback as well as vote up is necessary for a post or an article.
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