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How do I undo this "Hubpro" rubbish? Why did they destroy my Hub?

  1. cfin profile image82
    cfinposted 2 years ago

    How do I undo this "Hubpro" rubbish? Why did they destroy my Hub?

    I logged on to Hubpages today to find that Hubpages has decided to "select" me to destroy my hub. One of it's staff went in and removed half of my hub and for what? In their almighty knowledge, it has resulted in my best performing hub being destroyed and it's views being cut in half. They removed links to other hubs in the same series and any amazon links. How do I undo these changes, or is this just some kind of late April Fools joke? Hubpro seems to be an excuse to be control freaks!! I'm extremely offended and very close to quitting this mess of a site after many years.

  2. Discordzrocks profile image80
    Discordzrocksposted 2 years ago

    Maybe you made a hub with barely any pictures and 300 words, if not, this is unheard of.

    1. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe I made a hub with 8+ pictures, 2 amazon segments and more words before than after the "hubpro" butchered it.

    2. Discordzrocks profile image80
      Discordzrocksposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thats weird man

  3. emge profile image71
    emgeposted 2 years ago

    I really cannot comment on it as such a thing has not happened and sort of looks weird. One thing I have observed is number of articles are going down in hub pages. There seems to be some struggle around the corner. Maybe this amputation of your hub is a result of that.

  4. Annsalo profile image84
    Annsaloposted 2 years ago

    First of all, you had/have the right to opt out of HubPro and you chose not to. So I suggest if you don't want them doing this to any other hub then opt out in the Edit My Profile section under the Account Settings tab.
    Secondly without seeing what the article is it is hard to form an opinion on if the changes were truly bad.
    Third, many articles that may be moved over to one of the new niche sites are having amazon links removed. The explanation is that the ad is not an identical match to the articles.
    Fourth, is it possible the text taken out went off topic or didn't fit in with the rest of the article? Just a thought.
    Fifth, are you aware that they send you an email when they do this and you have the ability to change back anything that you don't like changes on right? The email they send lets you easily see both the before and after so you can fix it back to the way it was if that is what your prefer. Just click the email and follow the link. You should be able to correct it back to the way it was before in a matter of minutes. Also you should always keep back ups of your articles somewhere else. Then you could just copy and paste things back together.

    I'm not knocking your opinion on the way it was edited, just making sure you understand what you have the ability to do to fix it. Also I have to add that if this bothers or offends you maybe you should consider running your on site. That way you will have total control of your content and won't have to go by the expectations of the professional editors here.
    I've had a couple articles edited in HubPro with only minimal disappointments. Some have had horrible experiences with it. I guess I lucked up. I suggest if you continue here, you may want to opt out so you don't have further issues.

    1. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      1. Not according to the policy, 2. My opinion is that the changes were negative and that's what matters as its my article. Views also dropped by more than 50%. 3. It was moved to a niche site. 4. No. 5. I should have to c & p. They are supposed t

    2. Annsalo profile image84
      Annsaloposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      What is not according to policy? I just looked when I answered this and there is a spot to opt out of hubpro in the edit profile section. This has been in play for over a year. It sounds like ur fed up. Lots of writers do better on their own sites.

    3. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I had opted out of hubpro. They edited and moved it. Even changed the title. It sometimes pulled in a few hundred views a day. Currently it's at 17. They even butchered the name and cut out my links to other, linked hubs in the same series.

    4. Annsalo profile image84
      Annsaloposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! I don't think I have ever heard of that much being changed. However it was kind of expected our views would drop a bit when moved to niche sites, but that is a significant drop. I'd go to forum and ask for answers from staff.

    5. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I already send an email. I was pretty annoyed. I have over 225,000 views on hubpages and it makes me happy that it used to cater to all my writing areas. Now I am left with no choice but to leave, it would seem.

    6. Annsalo profile image84
      Annsaloposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand your frustration. I have 3 account here, but now I prefer my own site where I don't have to deal with their constant changes. This site has become my hobby while my site is where articles with effort and time go. Good Luck!

    7. Discordzrocks profile image80
      Discordzrocksposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe its because you copied information from another site, causing them to shut down your hub.

    8. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Gavin, that's simply offensive. Research libel. I did not infringe copywrite. The hub is still active. They just messed it up and moved it to one of the new sites.

    9. Discordzrocks profile image80
      Discordzrocksposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      im sorry

    10. ptosis profile image73
      ptosisposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the info. just edited my account setting to 'No" on hubPro

  5. SheilaMilne profile image94
    SheilaMilneposted 2 years ago

    They will be wanting to move it over to one of the new niche sites, or maybe they already have.  All hubs moved to the new sites are subject to "snipping" and editing.

    Not that I've experienced it, nor am I likely to.

    1. cfin profile image82
      cfinposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Indeed Shelia. This is the case. But half my hub and title have been "snipped" and the views have plummeted even further. It was a very consistent hub before. Very unfortunate!

 
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