Thanks for posting this. I am glad to hear that the News Capsule change will be automated instead of us having to go through all our hubs one by one.
I especially loved seeing Jason "call-out" the spammer in the blog responses!!!
Way to go Jason!!!
I’d already gotten rid of most of my news capsules. But killing the option altogether will exterminate one of my hubs and severely injure traffic on 12 others.
This is getting to not be fun anymore!
I only use the News Capsule on certain Hubs. They do add to the hub where I have used them. But, my hubs have enough content to not be hurt by this change. I wish we could still have the option though in certain cases.
Actually, I’ve changed my mind. Disregard my initial doom and gloom. Title Tuner has come to the rescue. Replacing my news capsule related words with the Title Tuner words might actually increase my traffic.
Thanks for posting the link to the blog post. Like Michael, I loved how Jason responded to the negative blogger. It gave me one more reason to offer my support. I encourage others to leave comments there as well.
Good to know that we don't have to do anything, the news capsule will just be gone. I don't use the news capsule much, so I don't remember which hubs do have them. Thanks for letting us know, Paradig.
by James Paterson 10 years ago
is there a problem with the news capsules, there is no news in them .....jimmythe capsules are still there but nothing in them
by Jerilee Wei 9 years ago
Is there a problem with the news capsules? Seems like none of mine are working? Did I miss something?
by Dr Mark 9 months ago
Last night I went in an edited a capsule so that it would be full width, which is what HP wants everyone to do. The article I edited has been published and featured since 2012. When I went in and edited, however, the editor that read it decided that it was no longer going to be featured. I was told...
by Person of Interest 7 years ago
Well, folks. For those who missed it, here it is:"Yes. We ran several tests and Hubs that used Amazon were the most likely to see a decrease in traffic, followed by the news capsule." --Paul Edmondsonhttp://hubpages.com/forum/topic/70082#post1526822..I, for one, will be busy...
by Kate Swanson 7 years ago
It seems the News Capsule is now out of favour.That's a bummer, because over the last couple of years, it's been recommended as a great thing to add your Hubs to keep the content "fresh".As a result, I (and many other Hubbers) have a News capsule on every @##$%^& Hub. That means...
by Paul Deeds 7 years ago
New Hub Warnings - We now display automated warnings on hubs identified to be in areas where rules violations are common. These are the first step toward implementing some of the rules changes described on the HubPages blog last week. Please click on the warning to learn more about that...
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