I have posted about this before but I cannot understand how the 'Related Hubs' feature works at all because it seems to be a matter of luck as to whether you get any even when you know damned well there are plenty of related hubs here.
It cannot be a matter of time either because I have posted hubs and had a very prompt related hubs box appear and others have had weeks and still no results even though they contain tags for subjects that are on hubpages.
I think the feature is great when it's working so it seems a pity when all hubs don't get it working on them.
Related Hubs feature may have positive as well as negative effect. Its useful for the visitors looking for information on a particular topic so they find related sources. However, it may prove disadvantageous to the hub on that this feature is being displayed. It takes visitors away to other hubs if they have more attractive titles. It may be understand from this example: One of my hub was attracting good number of visitors constantly. I placed the link module and linked related hubs by other hubbers on similar topic. The number of page view declined after that for that particular hub. I noticed it for few days and removed links to other hubbers' hubs. Traffic increased again to my hub.
This is a very-very good Topic for discussion. I would also like to learn on this from our senior and more experienced Hubbers.
I want to say the related hubs feature on individual hubs are pulled from similar tags. If the tags you've used are uncommon or not really related to other hubs, then that hub doesn't get the list. I don't know for sure, but that's what I've always figured. On some of my hubs, I've had it where all the related hubs were my own hubs on the same topic with again similar tags.
Ahh, but this would explain half the problem. Lol the other half is people using odd tags with there hubs and having it pop up on your page So there are two things to result from it:
-You use tags that don't go with your Hub
-They use tags that don't go with there Hub so they get pulled by yours
Now I get it at least
by Dale Hyde 6 years ago
I posted this in the "Need Help:Ask Here" Topic and it was suggested that I post it here as it seems that others are having the same problem, no matter the tweaking of the tags on our hubs."I have been reading various hubs and tutorials about adjusting tags on our hubs to have them...
by Phyllis Doyle Burns 3 years ago
I fail to see the need for the "related hub" section on each of my hub pages. Sometimes these hubs do not really relate to mine. Readers come to our pages to read the hubs we wrote or because they like to follow us. Pulling our readers away to other hubs is not quite fair.There are...
by Candace Green 10 years ago
I have a hub on Gospel Music and the related hubs are about viagra, bikinis and sexy walpapers that I do not approve of. They have nothing to do with my hub title or content. Infact it don't even have anything to do with anything I write. What can I do about this? If readers want to see that stuff...
by Dr. John Anderson 6 years ago
The new layout explodes the prominence of the related hubs images down the right side of the page. This image appears before all the ads, apart from the Google adsense ad above the title. Related hubs get an absolutely free ride aboard all the articles that attract hits from search engines through...
by Eugene Brennan 9 months ago
I've had links to my own related hubs snipped on several occasions (mostly blatant lists at the end of a hub), but some links have been left in place after several snips. So is it acceptable to include a link to a hub which may be very relevant to the specific content in a section of a hub, if it...
by Karen Wilton 7 years ago
My Mother's Day Hub still shows Valentines' Day Hubs in all the Related Hubs column on the right no matter what I do to the tags to try and make it more in line with Mother's Day. Help greatly appreciated. Thankshttp://hubpages.com/hub/Mothers-Day-Ide … and-adults
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