Most days when I enter HP, I just go directly to sign-in and then view everything "from the inside." I've just now (today) spent a little while looking in from the outside without signing in.
I think that if I were not a member of HP I would like to see a lot more Featured Article titles and icons - maybe 3-4 at a time and more of them on a given day; and maybe have the Featured Hubbers section smaller - still there, but not quite as prominent.
The main reason I suggest this is because of the way I myself scan articles on other sites and the way I find interesting things to read. Usually it is the title or summary that grabs me, not the author. If a particular article is especially interesting, I will probably check out others by the same author. But I'm not likely to check out the author first.
I know that the other sections of the homepage offer numerous article options, but I scan those even more quickly; I give the most focused attention to the Featured Articles, until I decide whether I'm interested enough to read them.
Just my two-cents' worth. Thanks!
The reason this isn't a priority is simple. Our "paying customers" almost never arrive at HubPages' front door.
The readers who click on ads are the readers who've arrived at a specific Hub via a search engine. If they're going to browse around other HubPages at all, they'll do so by clicking on "related Hubs", using the search function, or clicking on a link in the Hub.
People who come to HubPages just to browse articles aren't usually in a buying mood.
Good point. I hadn't thought of that, although I'm not sure why. I guess I had just come through the front door after browsing in other locations - where I wasn't a paying customer. Go figure.
Thanks. I appreciate the feedback.
To be honest it is not entirely a bad idea, there have been plenty of occasions hwen I have read something online, and then gone to the root domain because I found the first article interesting.
I haven't had a look at the Hubpages homepage in a long time, but maybe it could do with more things to draw in potential readers.
Once you join the site, the homepage view becomes something different (the personalized homepage) and isn't the same as what random visitors see.
There is a different perspective of every people about anything....
Featured hubers listing on homepage is good as it motivates and empowers the community to write more useful content to get listed on homepage and we cant say that all the visitors will directly visit article first.
Suppose, if any visitor didn't find the any article related to his/her interests on homepage, then there may be possibility that he/she would like to click on any featured hubbers as in hope of more knowledge or anything.
Yep, iI view my personalized view a lot but not the main hubpages homepage.
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