I've been concerned about an option when putting together your hubs. When writing text, I see there is the option of "Do not display this capsule."
Why would you write in said capsule, then not display it?
I must be missing something.
I have used this option to jot down other hub ideas I get while writing.
That way I also remember how I would like to link the hubs.
In case you want to rewrite it and do not want anybody to see it now?
if search engine spiders and crawlers search your page they may be able to see the hidden capsules, if so would be a great place to add some extra keywords.....jimmy
hidden text has been a huge no - no w/ search engines for a very long time.
i doubt that the "hidden" text can be spidered - ive never viewed page source to confirm that though
It's a great way to test different approaches to a topic, particularly a sales hub. For example, if you want to see if a personal approach works better than a direct sales pitch, write up two different capsules. Show one capsule for a few weeks and note the results. Then hide the first and show the second and compare to see which one fared better.
I always write stuff in text capsules and click the don't show and forget to click it back when I've completed the text....gotta go check some now!!! lol!
If you don't like something, you can just choose not to display it without erasing all of your work. You can quickly change picture layouts, get rid of outdated info, or anything else without destroying work.
I use it when I'm writing a long complicated hub that will change over time.
For instance if I write a game guide for a facebook application, I may publish the hub so it starts getting noticed by google, but if the game is new release and only in beta phase, it's likely that things will change OR I'll find different information as I play the game for longer.
So in that case I'll publish the 'basic' guide, and then I'll save as unviewable, basic outlines of things in the game I'm not sure yet or haven't fully understood.
I use it when I am working on something a bit more complex and am not sure if I might make a hub to link to the one I am working on at a later date. Then the info is there if I want to pick up the subject later.
I thought I read the search engines only pick up the published parts of hubs.
Thanks for all the great ideas on how to use that option! I saw it there, but didn't know how to use it. Saving ideas for later development... that's what I'll do with it.
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