Returning to HP after 7ish years. What's new?

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  1. dalady profile image92
    daladyposted 10 months ago

    I recently logged back into my HP account after a roughly 7 years hiatus (I opened and operated a restaurant & general store and didn't have time to write) I got my start writing for Ehow and later wrote for DemandMedia. I like the freedom of HP. Things look pretty much the same around here, but are they? What's new?

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 10 months agoin reply to this

      I doubt there is one thing that is the same as seven years ago big_smile

      There are too many changes to list them all. The main development is that HubPages itself is now just a holding site. The best quality hubs are moved to the niche or vertical sites.

      The best thing to do is review the Learning Center: and spend some time on the forum picking up the threads of what you already know and what has changed.

      Welcome back.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

      The biggest change is that all hubs must pass a quality assessment program, which means the they must meet certain requirements in order to be featured.  If they are not featured, they cannot make it to the niche sites, which is where we all want our hubs to end up.

      You no longer can just put ads anywhere on your hubs or as often or they will be snipped.

      I agree with my colleague, you need to read the learning center info and try writing a  hub or two.  I also suggest that you read hubs from people here who have high hubber scores to see how they are formatting their work, etc.

      Welcome back!

      1. dalady profile image92
        daladyposted 10 months agoin reply to this

        I was thinking the quality assessment program was new, I couldn't remember. I noticed the ad warning right away in my drafts and knew that was new LOL

        I did things backwards and started writing before checking out the forums. That's pretty par for my personality I suppose. I've written 5 articles since logging back in, all were featured and a couple moved to a network site. So, I'm not doing too bad for being rusty.

        I was hoping to come back and find HP had added a way to give a "thumbs up" to articles, comments and such. At least something of the sort, that'd be sweet.

        Thanks for the welcome back!

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 months agoin reply to this

          Sounds like you're doing quite well considering the circumstances.  Hope your good luck continues.

  2. dalady profile image92
    daladyposted 10 months ago

    Thank you! I'm glad to be back!

    I figured the familiarity was only surface deep. Although, it's nice to come back to a platform that at the least feels familiar. I am really digging the network sites. What a great development.


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