Not sure what category, but straight up I need to know.....

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years ago

    Do you or have you, ever clicked on a news link in a Hub's capsule?

    If yes, was it to........................?

    If no, did you want to finish Hub and move on?  Or ................................?

    How many Hubs a day do you seek a News report via capsule link?  A week?  A month?

    Have you actually ever?

    What is information overload I suppose I am asking?  Is this capsule, as others, even being noticed?  Are Hubs getting cluttered?

    I guess I use this example because each layout I include the latest News in, I think, who would click this when, if interested, could later seek topic relevant info from News place they already enjoy?

    I have been here about 18 months and never once on mine or another Hub did I click News link.  My interests when I am less busy, are visited to my reg places.

    I believe based on this I most likely will not be using news capsules  and expand similar Hubs on topic.

    Thanks

    smile

    Just no one ever discusses improvements by elimination, and would love to know what ya'll think

    Cheers
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    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I always put my News capsules right down the bottom of the Hub, beneath the comments, where they're not going to make things look cluttered.

      They're not there for people to read - they're there for Google to read.

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        kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        ? ouch.

        that's a shame.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image97
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Why is it a shame?  Basically it's what Red said - provided you've used an appropriate keyword, the News capsule simply adds relevant content to the Hub - which makes it more attractive to the search engines, so people are more likely to find your Hub.

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            kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            under the comment section.

            It's cool.  Thanks for the input.

  2. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago

    I never have.  But then, in all honesty, I know enough about doing research to know not to go to a hubpage article for information other than the lightest of fare if my sources matter.  There are some who might follow a news feed, perhaps a high school kid doing research or something not realizing he's A) on a .com site, and B) on one that isn't even a commercial interest related to his/her topic.

    I'm sure there are several HP writers who put really good newslinks on their stuff, but, well, be shocked if any statistically significant number of them across HP hubs get clicked. 

    Beyond that, I expect it's mostly just a device to create the illusion of quality content (or even actual quality content) to spiders. 

    Of course I may be totally wrong.  smile

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks very much and valid observation

      You Rock [in the news too lol ]

  3. RedElf profile image87
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    I don't think you're wrong, Shades - Kimberly, I have clicked on a few news links - actually a couple were almost as interesting then a the hubs they were attached to big_smile

    I do think the news capsules are more of a way for us to get "fresh" content into the hubs without manually visiting every blessed one of them ourselves, than a way to illuminate our work. I find that some do genuinely add value, with interesting stories.

    I try to make them as appropriate to the hub as possible, but sometimes they are a bit generic of necessity.

    They seem to help - I'm not 100% sure, really, so I just add 'em automatically - we live in hope.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      thanks red and I think the key is clearly what you said, being topic appropriate [as close as possible
      ]

      thanks again

      big_smile

      [that was Red reporting while riding an elf-astonishing!]

      [truly]

  4. Pcunix profile image91
    Pcunixposted 7 years ago

    Never have clicked on one.  Probably never will as I never look at those.

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      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      ya, me too, not once.

 
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