An editor made a big change to one of my hubs

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  1. poppyr profile image96
    poppyrposted 5 years ago

    Hello, everyone. I recently published the article "10 Great Things About Living in Tokyo" ( … g-in-Tokyo) and it got moved to WanderWisdom a few hours ago. The editor made quite a big change: they put all the reasons in bullet points before the part where I actually talk about them.

    To me, this defeats the purpose of having descriptions at all. Surely, people will just look at the bullet points (added by the editor and found after the introduction) and not bother reading the rest? If I delete the changes, will the hub be removed from WanderWisdom? I've never had an edit this big before, so any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      poppyr, I would guess that they, the editors used the bullets
      to enchance these points of text.

      1. poppyr profile image96
        poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Kenneth! How are you? Are you feeling better? I heard you got sick over Easter.

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          @poppyr -- you are right. I had a stroke over the Easter weekend and stayed for almost a week in the hospital. Now I have to take blood-thinner to combat my blood that tends to clot; on top of this, I had my appendix rupture in 2003 and in 2015, I had congestive heart failure--so you will understand my joy when I say: God IS good! These three health events did not hamper my thinking or speaking and I praise Him for these gifts.

          1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image87
            Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Amen to that! You came through like a miracle. Rest well and live long.

            1. kenneth avery profile image80
              kenneth averyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              @Patty -- thank you so much and that goes for ALL who are on my Follower's List whom, like you, I consider a Great Friend. I cannot put into words just how Much that I care for You and All of My Friends.

          2. Eurofile profile image96
            Eurofileposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            I'm quite new around here but very sorry to hear about your health issues.  A member of our family recently had a stroke and was hospitalized for over a week. On a lot of medication now, but thankfully no lasting mobility, cognitive or speech issues apart from excessive tiredness/fatigue, which I now realize is often associated with the aftermath of a stroke.

    2. Jean Bakula profile image94
      Jean Bakulaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When the niche sites first began, editors did make bullet points for a few of my hubs. It's not my style, but they didn't do that to all of them. I decided to leave it and it was a good idea. Give it time. You can still add other info if you want.

    3. Eurofile profile image96
      Eurofileposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I'm new on here and have a lot of changes to make to my article before it can make WanderWisdom, but I'm guessing that it's best to trust the editors and go with the flow.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago

    poppyr, This method of using bullet points up front creates a huge advantage for you. Google looks for that type of structure and uses it to place Featured Snippets on the SERPs with a link to your article. This can actually end up giving you a lot more traffic.

    If you don't understand it, go ahead and study it here: … 9325?hl=en

    Another thing you're not understanding is that you need to provide the answer to the question as quickly as you can. People doing search are always in a rush and if you don't give them instant gratification they will click away–causing Google to lower your ranking for having a short duration.

    If you give the reader this kind of satisfaction, they will appreciate that you are an author who provides what they want and many of them will continue reading to see what else they get from you. 

    So as you can see, the editor did you a tremendous favor. Trust the process!  While at it, read my tutorial hubs where I discuss these types of things with tips for improving your hubs.

    As for undoing the changes, you can certainly expect your hub to be moved back to HubPages where it will stagnate. I'm sure that's not what you want.

    1. poppyr profile image96
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you smile I had no idea it would help traffic. I still have a lot to learn. Thank you very much for taking the time to help me.

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yup, they did a great job by doing this. Your goal is to get readers and give them what they want as soon as possible. This change satisfies both these goals.

    3. skear profile image92
      skearposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing this tip about featured snippets.  I see those snippets quite often while searching on Google but it didn't occur to me that I could be structuring my hubs better to try to take advantage of that feature.

  3. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 5 years ago

    Keep it!! That list helps Google - and readers - find your article. If readers are interested they’ll keep reading for more details smile

    1. poppyr profile image96
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for your help! I will keep it smile

  4. daydreams profile image96
    daydreamsposted 5 years ago

    They just did the same thing to one of my hubs on Wanderwisdom, so I think it is a new tactic. Will be interesting to see if it makes any difference.

  5. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 5 years ago

    After looking at your article, I have to agree that it was a good move. The bullet points showed me what I was looking for and they told me where to go to find more about each topic.

    And I like the article, I've always wanted to go to Tokyo and Japan in general.

    1. poppyr profile image96
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's great to hear, thank you!

  6. aesta1 profile image94
    aesta1posted 5 years ago

    I think because the editors know that bullet points work well with SEO

  7. KT Dunn profile image95
    KT Dunnposted 5 years ago

    That is great news, Kenneth--good to hear from you!

  8. KT Dunn profile image95
    KT Dunnposted 5 years ago

    Poppyr - I think it looks fine and helps set apart each reason.

    1. poppyr profile image96
      poppyrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks smile


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