Suggestions for Tweaking the New Features

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  1. Aficionada profile image79
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    I have two suggestions about some of the new features, to add to all of the previous discussions about them - and then a question.

    First, in the Title Tuner, I would like to see the titles at the top of the list being those with words showing the highest percentages.  It would really help the people who have a lot more hubs than I have, but it would help me too.  When I make decisions about whether to change a title or not, I often base my decision on the percentage numbers next to the suggested words, or at least I allow the percentages to influence my decision strongly.  If I had over 100 hubs, I can't imagine having to scroll through all of the Title Tuner suggestions to find the ones that have the highest percentages.  FWIW.

    Second, I know that a lot of people would like to opt out of the question/answer suggestions altogether, and I think that is a reasonable request.  Aside from that, I would also like to have some sort of option for "saving" the questions we like and discarding the ones we don't, rather than allowing the weeding of the list to depend merely on time.  So far, since the feature has been introduced, I have seen about five questions that I would have liked to answer, but because of time I procrastinated on most of them (not counting one yesterday).  I haven't found a way to return to those that I liked a few days ago.  When I clicked on the link to show more suggestions, it only showed the ones dating back a certain period. 

    If there is already a way to do this, or if the first idea has already been implemented, please let me know and also accept my apology for suggesting it/them. smile

    My question: in the new photo uploader (which I have only recently used and like a lot, BTW), what is the value of uploading a lot of photos at one time?  What would be the benefit of having a whole slew of pictures together in one spot in a Hub?  Can this not be achieved by uploading them in separate capsules?  - This is neither a complaint, criticism, or even just a comment.  I just don't understand why anyone would want to have numerous photos in one capsule.

    [PS - I want to lobby again for the option of linking the first Hub in a Group to the last one and vice versa.  Several of us have requested it, and it seems like a simple enough option to add.]


    1. Marisa Wright profile image87
      Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Basically you're saying, you'd like to see the Titles listed in order of the ones that need the most work - I think that's a great idea.

      As it's only a one-liner, I don't have a big problem with it - it's easy to ignore!  I'd like to opt out of having them show in my Hubs,but that's a different story...

      As others have said, the easy way to do this is - start a new Hub in answer to the question. It's perfectly OK to save the Hub empty!  Then the red Hub title will stare at you accusingly from your Statistics page until you write the darn thing - quite a good motivator I find!

      We've always had the ability to load multiple photos into one capsule, it was just less obvious.  I think it was a good idea for it to be less obvious - even then, we had some Hubbers who misunderstood and loaded all their photos into one capsule, which is generally not a good thing.

      1. Aficionada profile image79
        Aficionadaposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your comments, Marisa - this one and the others too.  As for the titles needing the most work... I think that may be a matter of defining "the most work."  If one title shows five different suggested words, all with percentages around 20%, would that title need more work than one that only has one suggested word that shows 40%?

        To me, that percentage is what is significant.  That tells me that 40% of the people who searched and found my article actually used the suggested word in their search, and I would guess that there might be others out there who would also use that word.  That is also where I have seen the biggest jumps in traffic - that is, from tweaking the titles where the suggested word/s have higher percentages.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image87
          Marisa Wrightposted 13 years agoin reply to this

          Exactly, that's why I phrased it like that instead of being prescriptive. I defer to the HubPages team to work out what that is!

  2. Aficionada profile image79
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago

    I'm interested in knowing what others think of these ideas.  Good - bad - indifferent?

    1. Cagsil profile image71
      Cagsilposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I guess I'll chime in.
      I like your idea about the Title Tuner, however, I've only used it once. And, have not seen any benefit. Then again, that could be because of the articles it was attached to.
      Your statement with regards to the Photo capsule and the use of multiple uploads, can be directly links to my Celebrity Hubs. I have photo capsules that have multiple pictures in them, so as to stretch a certain length of space. It is easier to upload more than one picture, than it is to go through the entire process for each capsule, when it came be done within one, all at once.

      Edit: The question problem, which you've brought up- I'm inclined to look at it this way- (a) if you don't like the question, then click the x and it goes away for 24 hours and then get a new one (b) if you see a question you like, then Hub it(or at least begin it, so as to lock-in answering it). The questions can now only be answered in Hubs and cannot be answered otherwise(at least that is how I heard it). I haven't answered any questions for quite a while, because it's so messy as it was.

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 13 years ago


  4. Aficionada profile image79
    Aficionadaposted 13 years ago


    I never even thought of starting to answer a question that I like so as to lock it in.  That's a good idea, and I will try it.

    I didn't use the Title Tuner very much at first, but others commented on good results, so I have tried it.  The best help for me has been with the words that had the highest percentages next to them (35% and higher); so I'm inclined to ignore the lower percentage words, unless I'm just very bored and having a hard time writing a Hub.  I have seen some good results from a few of the changes I have made - again, primarily with the titles I changed because of words with high percentages.

    Thanks for your comments!

  5. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    You're welcome. smile

  6. Paul Edmondson profile imageSTAFF
    Paul Edmondsonposted 13 years ago

    The title tuner does order items based on a formula where we believe the top one is the best opportunity to tweak.  I can't remember the exact specifics of it, but I'll take a look at it tomorrow and see if we can make it more clear.

  7. Cagsil profile image71
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Thank you again Paul smile


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