Maven Key on Niche Sites

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  1. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 3 months ago

    I just noticed on my Owlcation article that the Maven key (logo) shows on the bottom left (desktop view). That's a pretty neat way to do it without changing the appearance of the niche sites. Nice job smile

    1. snakeslane profile image83
      snakeslaneposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Oh wow! Thanks Lobobrandon. I found poetry under the Personal Writing category which links to Letterpile. I'm on Maven! Views are the same sad
      Edit: Would like to see poetry and fiction writing listed under 'Arts' though.

  2. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    That key is on all the niche sites. Maven is now listing links to all HubPages virticle niche sites from their search page.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Yup, I do know about this, and I knew about the maven logo coming onto the niche sites. Didn't know when it was implemented though.

      1. Eurofile profile image91
        Eurofileposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Sounds like changes are afoot.

    2. sallybea profile image99
      sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Would be nice to hear more about the conference or is it top secret?

      1. Cre8tor profile image98
        Cre8torposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        No. Nothing top secret. Just most of us traveling back or some extended their stay and are still there. I'm just now getting a chance to sit down myself. For me, it was an awesome, inspiring experience and opportunity to network with other independent creators like us from all over the internet, not just HP, Maven, and Say Media. I'd be happy to answer any questions I can but in short, I think the big take away was that we (independents) are in jeopardy of being choked out by internet giants and if something isn't done will find it hard to survive in the near future. Maven is leading the charge. Having been to the conference I can say they've been quite forthcoming in the interviews regarding what the vision is. More pointedly, I am convinced that what is happening here is a good thing and that HP is not in the business of trying to hurt it's content creators. Exactly the opposite. They are trying to put us in a better position to succeed not just today but into the future. (Disclaimer: This is my take and I'm trying to nutshell 3 days worth of input in a few sentences on very little sleep. I hope folks won't scrutinize every word.)

        1. sallybea profile image99
          sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Good to hear the feedback thank you.  I think the one thing I wanted to know was whether those who have been invited have all been offered their own 'channels'?   Anyway glad you had a good time and I am sure we will hear more when you have all rested up and had time to take stock.

          1. Cre8tor profile image98
            Cre8torposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Not that I am aware of at this time.

            1. sallybea profile image99
              sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              I do recall staff saying that very few people would be 'chosen' nevertheless I expect some of the best will be eventually.   Only time will tell.

              1. lobobrandon profile image89
                lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                I think a few were already invited? Didn't someone post on the forums a few months ago? I think it is mostly people who write a lot in one niche and of course with good stuff and traffic who would probably get the invite.

                1. sallybea profile image99
                  sallybeaposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  Did not know that, would be nice to know who they are.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image89
                    lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    I would like to know too unless I am remembering wrong.

                  2. agilitymach profile image96
                    agilitymachposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    Check the forums. There was a long thread that included discussion about travel plans with several of us who were invited. It will give you a short list of some invitees.  There were many that went. I could not go.

        2. lobobrandon profile image89
          lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Nice. Yup, this is what I understood from the recent Say Media interview, glad that you had the same feeling from more interviews too smile

        3. agilitymach profile image96
          agilitymachposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you for posting, Cre9tor. I wish I could have gone, but the timing wasn't right. It sounds like t was a great conference. I look forward to hearing more.

      2. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Since you asked, I just completed an article about my take on the 2018 Maven Conference in Whistler.

        1. agilitymach profile image96
          agilitymachposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Thank you for the article, Glenn!  Very helpful.  I'm glad you had such a good time.  It sure looked fun. smile I'm impressed that half of the 50 people invited went!

        2. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Just saw your writeup, Glenn, you did an excellent job of summarizing. smile

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Christy, that’s means a lot coming from you. smile
            It was also great having finally met you in person.

        3. Cre8tor profile image98
          Cre8torposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Nice job on the article Glen and props for still having the energy to put it together so quickly! I was lucky to keep my eyes open long enough to push out more than a sentence or two.

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks Dan. Actuality I was a wreck when I got home Saturday since I got home at 9AM, was awake on the entire trip, and my body clock still was on BC time. I’m glad we had a chance to meet one another.

            Glenn

  3. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 months ago

    Are they going to be post icons/links to the niche sites from their website? Their home page is un-appetising to say the least.

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      The niche sites do show up under the search option on their home page.

      1. eugbug profile image97
        eugbugposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, if you navigate through the categories, but some niche sites don't show up in a search. E.g. Dengarden and Owlcation. I can't find Owlcation under "Tech/Science" either.

  4. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 months ago

    Typing the name of a niche site in what appears to be a search bar doesn't bring it up. Presumably this is work in progress.

  5. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 months ago

    Dengarden seems to have been split up into several categories. The same with Owlcation under "Education - Academia". Turbofuture has retained its name under "Future Technologies".

  6. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 3 months ago

    Have not looked into the details. Anyway, people are not going to be going there and looking for Owlcation or Dengarden. So I don't think it's much of a worry. My work is mostly on Dengarden and Owlcation so this is not me saying these two are not important sites.

    1. Ladymermaid profile image88
      Ladymermaidposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Just looked. Nice to see it there.

  7. Stacie L profile image87
    Stacie Lposted 3 months ago

    I just looked for the Maven key...yes, it's  there. I never would have noticed unless I read it here...I clicked it on and was sent to the Maven site...interesting. ;-)

    1. lobobrandon profile image89
      lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Yup, that's the reason I posted this thread. I wasn't sure how many days after it was implemented that I noticed it.

  8. chasmac profile image95
    chasmacposted 3 months ago

    Here's the link to Glenn's Hub. It's a worthy read for all Hubbers.

    https://hubpages.com/community/Maven-Conference

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      That's great, and well worth the read.

      Many thanks to Glen.

  9. lobobrandon profile image89
    lobobrandonposted 3 months ago

    Thanks Glenn smile

  10. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 3 months ago

    Back after a great trip meeting lots of folks.  As you can imagine with Maven, Hubpages and Say Media joining forces things are still developing and it is a work in progress. There are some exciting things happening editing wise that will hopefully help hubs rank higher.  I think in addition to what has been said, the other most inspiring thing about the conference was the opportunity to meet other hubbers and learn from them.  Everyone there had something to offer and more importantly they were willing to offer it.  It just reminded me what a great community HP is and I feel very lucky to be a part of it.  Still exhausted with travel, little sleep and time difference so hope this is at least somewhat coherent.  Oh and one other thing- Robin and Paul did say there will be other opportunities for other hubbers in the future so keep an eye out.

  11. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 3 months ago

    Wow, Glenn - I am impressed! I am still recovering (ha). Great take on the conference.

  12. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 3 months ago

    Glenn, enjoyed reading your article. It felt like being there again as I was reading through. Great job!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks Adrienne. Felt like being there again isn’t bad at all. I really enjoyed every day. And it was wonderful meeting you. I passed your profile link on to a friend who has a dog since you specialize in hubs on that subject.

      1. alexadry profile image93
        alexadryposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, indeed, I had a wonderful time too and it was so great meeting other writers! Thank you for the kind words,
        Adrienne

  13. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 3 months ago

    I suppose I was the token "Jonah" on this trip. I started out with a delayed flight from Atlanta to Toronto and it got worse from there. Misplaced luggage, an inflamed disc from running through the airport for the flight to Vancouver, perpetual back agony, no appetite at all while there, 9 more hours at the airport because of icing in Toronto.....other than that, everything was great. tongue

    1. Cre8tor profile image98
      Cre8torposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      While I'm sorry your trip had so many bumps, I'm sure glad to have spent the time I did with you. Thanks for hanging out and sharing stories with me. I really enjoyed that. You truly are a "renaissance man".

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        The highpoint of my trip was getting to meet and spend time with you and other HP writers, Dan. I too enjoyed our discussions about things other than our in common writing. I'm sorry I was in such pain as to not spend much quality time with the hubbers I didn't talk with very long. I'm very glad you and the others didn't have to go through my ordeals and enjoyed the unique experiences provided by our hosts.  smile

 
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