"Maven Recommends"

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  1. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 8 months ago

    Haven't seen this before:
    https://hubstatic.com/14553103_f1024.jpg

    Any chance the average visitor will know Mr or Ms Maven?

    And just how related is that content?

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      This came right out of the blue. And it can go back into a black hole if it isn't radically improved. To be frank, I think it should be got rid of.

      1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
        Patty Inglish, MSposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Agreed. It pops up on my downward AND upward scrolls on both Firefox and Chrome after I am only halfway down a page, won't let me finish reading any article on HP, and is actually giving me a physical headache.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Emailed the team with a strong disgruntlement. I hope they think again and get rid of this nauseating pop-up.

      1. profile image0
        jonnycomelatelyposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        ++++

  2. lobobrandon profile image88
    lobobrandonposted 8 months ago

    Boohoo... Whether they know what Maven is or not does not matter. What matters is if the content is at least in the least bit related and whether the recommendations are intrusive or not. It is not and it is respectively.

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Strangely enough, I care about who recommends stuff to me. Especially if I suspect they might be mad,

      In the case above, I visited a page about palm trees and was recommended a poetry analysis, some Filipino proverbs, a chemistry set and a bunch of animals with sharp teeth.

      Hmmm.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      No, the articles from Maven that I saw last night were not related at all. They were all those booty articles that were removed from the recommended section last year.
      Maven should write a hub about this. They could call it "How to Destroy Traffic From Google"

    3. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      This morning my "Maven Recommends" are hubs written about dogs. Not all of them are health related, but an article about naming your dog is at least in the ballpark.

      1. profile image0
        jonnycomelatelyposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        .....hoping your dog would come running back across the ballpark.....

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 8 months ago

    Yuk! This is awful. I've just seen "Maven recommends" on one of my WanderWisdom articles.

    For anyone who's not yet seen it, it's a broad stripe at the bottom of the screen advertising "recommended" hubs and it overlays your article. It hides a large portion of the article underneath. This is going to have people rushing to close the page and go to another site PDQ.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 8 months ago

    I haven't witnessed this phenomenon on any of my articles (yet), but it certainly looks irritating. Is it only on certain niche sites?

    *EDIT* scratch that, just saw it on one of my articles on ReelRundown. Yikes, that's intrusive and annoying.

    For whatever it's worth, it came up when I was looking at my article on a desktop PC, but not when I looked at the same article on mobile.

  5. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 8 months ago

    if you are viewing on your phone, it will cover the entire screen. You can temporarily remove it; however, if you decide to respond to an article in the comment section (while doing this on your phone) it will pop back up and cover the entire screen, including the comment section.

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      It will?  Bummer.

      Well, pfffft. That sucks tongue

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      If you view on the desktop it can also cover the entire screen depends on when it pops up and if you decide to scroll up smile From what I saw, all the recommended are related in my case, same as from the recommended sidebar. Four of the five are even my hubs, but then again these are the ones that show up in the recommended section anyway. Still not a fan of it unless it pops up only when the reader is about to exit a page (a upward scroll triggers it from what I notice).

      https://hubstatic.com/14553671_f1024.jpg

  6. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 8 months ago

    I have them on hubs which ads are removed by the mods.

  7. ZxRed profile image92
    ZxRedposted 8 months ago

    Please get rid of it. sad Sometimes it covers the Edit and Stats menu on top and the Comment section below.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 8 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/32ubcx.jpg

    I'm pretty sure Google is not going to be a happy camper about this.

  9. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 8 months ago

    Not too bothered as clicking it away stops it reappearing. All of the Maven recommends on the hubs I checked were other articles by me big_smile

    1. MizBejabbers profile image89
      MizBejabbersposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      That didn't work for me. I was reading a hub by someone I follow, and the Maven strip kept popping up. I clicked on the X and it came right back. It kept coming back.

  10. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    I posted on another thread. Readers are not going to like this because it cuts their thought process as pop-ups do. Terrible idea, I wish the Team would check with us first since we know our readers better than they do.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I agree. This is unwanted and hideous. HP staff should convene a meeting and vote this Maven Recommends thing DOWN and OUT.

  11. viking305 profile image94
    viking305posted 8 months ago

    Please get rid of it- So annoying

  12. charlesnuamah profile image97
    charlesnuamahposted 8 months ago

    Honestly, it's really irritating and would cause most readers to leave immediately. Hoping Hubpages gets rid of it.

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      That's what I thought too. But average time on page is not statistically very different so far.

      1. charlesnuamah profile image97
        charlesnuamahposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Oh OK, that's cool, but I think it's early days yet.

        1. lobobrandon profile image88
          lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

          Yeah, and HP has a much larger database to check if it works or not and I hope they make the decision based on data.

    2. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Agreed. This widget pop-up is a bad idea. Viewers will leave leave leave and not return once they know it's a site-wide pop-up.

      Emailed the team because I'm disgruntled.

      1. MizBejabbers profile image89
        MizBejabbersposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Agreed. HubPages, are you and big brother Maven listening:  THIS IS RUDE!

  13. Savio Dawson profile image94
    Savio Dawsonposted 8 months ago

    Now the Maven recommends articles are related, at least, for a few of my hubs. I think there has been some improvement since the last few hours.

    Is this work in progress, therefore?

    1. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Mine were all related yesterday. Checked just 4 hubs.

 
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