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Site Update - Bookmarks, Broken RSS and Video checker

  1. pauldeeds profile image
    pauldeedsposted 9 years ago

    We just deployed another update to the site.   There weren't any major changes this time, but there are a couple of nice new features:

    bookmark hubs - Thanks to Fawntia, in the sidebar there is now a link you can use to bookmark hubs that you just don't want to forget.  You can place the hub bookmarks into folders, and you can view or reorganize the bookmarks from your my account page.   When lots of bookmarks have accumulated there may be some interesting things we can do with the data on what has been bookmarked.

    broken video and rss feed checker - Following up on the success of Larry's broken link checker, he's now added to it the ability to check for videos that no longer work and broken rss feeds.  It will take some time for us to get through all the existing hubs, so be sure to check back on your broken links every few days.

    view duration -- We've also added view duration on a five point scale to the hub metrics (click on STATS from the top of your hub).  You can get this data from Google Analytics for all of your hubs already, but we thought it would be nice to be able to see a quick snapshot of the data without leaving HubPages.

    You may also notice that we are experimenting with a new ad location above the title of the hub (instead of the smaller ad below the title).   This change is only in our share of the impressions, it will not affect the author's share whatsoever.  If the results of the test are favorable we'll consider making the change across all hubs.

    As usual, please let us know if you have you run into any problems ...

    1. laringo profile image76
      laringoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I love it that now we can bookmark Hubs because before when I didn't have time to read a Hub, I had to write it down to come back to it later. This saves time. Great job!

    2. rancidTaste profile image61
      rancidTasteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      wow.......i logged after some days and find some nice refreshment when I saw the update news. Thanks a lot. I feel very happy that some nice useful things are added for us.

      Thanks hubpages team. Thanks a lot

  2. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 9 years ago

    Thanks PAUL smile I was wondering on those additions here

  3. Em Writes profile image71
    Em Writesposted 9 years ago

    Great new features! Thanks, Hubteam!

  4. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Niiiiiice! Good job guys and gals, thank you! smile

  5. kerryg profile image86
    kerrygposted 9 years ago

    Thanks, guys! Those sound great!

    I am especially excited about the bookmarking feature.

  6. profile image0
    shinujohn2008posted 9 years ago

    Thanks Larry for making wishes come true

  7. weblog profile image55
    weblogposted 9 years ago

    I'm loving the cool updates cool

  8. topstuff profile image57
    topstuffposted 9 years ago

    Good one.thanks

  9. crazyhorsesghost profile image75
    crazyhorsesghostposted 9 years ago

    I like the additions. Just spent 2 hours checking and fixing my broken video links. Did not realize I had that many. But all fixed now.

  10. guidebaba profile image58
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    Nice updates. I just fixed one Broken Link for a Video in one of my Hubs.

    Keep up the Good work.

    1. dingdong profile image60
      dingdongposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      What a scary avatar, baba!!! mad

  11. William F. Torpey profile image75
    William F. Torpeyposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for all the new features. I was surprised to see that I had broken links on five videos. They're all replaced now. I had been keeping the many hubs I couldn't read right away on my email account, but the bookmark sounds a lot more efficient. The view duration feature will be very helpful.

  12. Bard of Ely profile image85
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    Five videos not working so I have deleted them now! Thanks for this!

  13. Sascha H profile image56
    Sascha Hposted 9 years ago

    Great updates! Thanks for all the efforts.

  14. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    These are very useful additions to Hub Pages. Thanks!

  15. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Another great round of helpful improvements....great work, team!

    High fives all around smile


  16. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image69
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 9 years ago

    Dear Paul,
    You have again improved the hubpages a lot!

    Thanks for the effort.
    Jyoti kothari