Advice to Newbies!! Don't publish on the weekend!!

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  1. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 11 years ago

    If you are relatively new here and wish your new hubs to be read when first published, then don't publish on or near the weekend.  There is a possibility they will never be seen on the "latest hubs" pages. 
    This isn't very important if you have been here awhile and have followers who see when you publish on the feed or are notified by email or other prompts, but when you are new it's difficult to simply get someone to look at your hubs.

    For example, I published a hub on Sunday and it never showed up on the latest hubs at all, as far as I know.  This morning the latest hubs were 3 DAYS OLD!  Yep everyone who published a hub this weekend and didn't hit the cutoff did not get a chance, or very much if any, to have their hubs checked out by the readers. 

    It's now back to what passes as normal but, I never saw any new ones till just a while ago.  I suppose some hubs never made it or are so far back in the pack they'll never see the light of day.  So keep this in mind and don't publish on the weekend if you wish your hubs to be looked over and rated in a timely manner.  Merely trying to help avoid some grief for the new guys! smile   


    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Randy I know you're smarter than that, so I'm assuming you're having a dig at the newbies.

      1. Internal views aren't worth much if you're here for money. Doesn't matter when you publish if you want views from search engines - they can take at least a few weeks to arrive anyway.

      2. This is a temporary glitch (as pointed out by staff in the other thread) and isn't what normally happens. In fact there are probably more hubbers browsing on weekends than on other day.

      *Sits back and watches how many people fall for your post.*

      1. Randy Godwin profile image61
        Randy Godwinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yes Wry Lit, I do know that.  But newbies don't.  Perhaps you don't remember when you first started writing, but I've only been writing for a short time and still recall how anxious I was for some feedback.  I still appreciate it too!  And often new writers don't look at it like you do as mostly for getting better links for the money, so merely getting feedback is important to some of us.

        And even though the latest hub thing may be merely a glitch, you and I both know when the glitches are more likely to happen.  No, it isn't particularly important for me to see my hub on this particular feature.  But it is for some.  smile


        1. brakel2 profile image75
          brakel2posted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I have been sorry for posting on the weekend, and I never do it anymore. Many people are busy on the weekend, and do not go to Hubpages. Thank you for pointing this out to the new hubbers. I am sure they appreciate your taking the time to write your post.

    2. peachpurple profile image81
      peachpurpleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the tip, i am oldbie here, four years old writer but hardly write, interact most of the time

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image91
    Rochelle Frankposted 11 years ago

    This is a great tip, RG.  For some reason, I tend to do this-- even though I am not new.

    I think your suggestion might be especially valuable to new hubbers who might find their weekends to be the 'freest' time they have, and they are anxious to get things up. 

    A new hub by a new hubber may have a better chance of a glance in the weekday feeds.

  3. profile image0
    summerberrieposted 11 years ago

    I am a new hubber. I posted two hubs over the weekend and waited to see them in the latest tab. And you are so right, it is important for me because I still have very few (3) followers, so this is my chance to get them seen and receive feedback or comments. I will take your advice and not publish on the weekend- Thanks.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
      LuisEGonzalezposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Now you have 6 Welcome to

      1. profile image0
        summerberrieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the Welcome LuisEGonzalez and Randy! I've enjoyed the community of writers at hubpages.  I look forward to growing as a writer. Thanks again for the encouragement. Randy is so right - as a "newbie" I am "anxious" for some feedback.

    2. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for making my point for me, summerberrie, I used to wait impatiently for mine to show up too!  Welcome to HP!  Watch out for snakes, and snarks too!  smile


      1. Barbara Kay profile image74
        Barbara Kayposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        summerberrie, I'm following you now too. It looks like your hubs will be interesting.

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          summerberrieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Whoo,Hoo! Yea, thanks! It might appear I am as clever as Randy!

    3. kittyjj profile image67
      kittyjjposted 11 years ago

      I am also new and still finding my way around here.  Thank you Randy for sharing this tip.  smile

    4. profile image0
      Website Examinerposted 11 years ago

      Welcome to Summerberrie, Kitty, and any other new Hubbers!

      Pretty observant, Randy Godwin. With a little luck, you may have the weekend all to yourself.

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        summerberrieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the welcome Website Examner and hi kittyj

        If you guys are that clever here then ...I’m doomed. I think I might have lost all my followers anyway-I just hit the share button by an accident. Also I published a hub on Limerick which my husband said was corny. Oh, well. I’m doomed regardless of Randy’s cleverness.

    5. Billy6507 profile image60
      Billy6507posted 11 years ago

      Thanks for the tips! I am a newbie

    6. Reality Bytes profile image76
      Reality Bytesposted 11 years ago

      Thanks for the advice.

      I have always tried to publish on Fridays for this reason.  Weekend traffic is usually slow, I thought that if I published on Friday my hub would be indexed by the search engines by Monday when search engine traffic increases.

    7. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

      I have more free time on the weekend to read hubs and write. I usually hit publish when the hub is done, and lately that has been on a Sunday. I don't check latest hubs to see if my hub is there. I figure my followers that want to read it will, but my focus is out there ---------> 

      Are the people who are here all day during the week working??
      I would be more inclined to read a new hub on a weekend or in the evening.

    8. Marion Elodie profile image61
      Marion Elodieposted 11 years ago

      I have published only one hub so far and didn't really have time to do much more, but I'll try and remember it next time I post something. Weekend or not, I don't have any follower so far so that won't change much I think smile

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        Website Examinerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Followers will be notified regardless of when you publish. The issue was with "latest hubs," visible to everyone on the site.

        1. Marion Elodie profile image61
          Marion Elodieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          You're right. My comment looks a bit confused and confusing, but I got it now.

          1. profile image0
            Website Examinerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            No problem. Things can get a bit confusing.


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