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Display Name vs. Username

  1. Glamorously Jacob profile image59
    Glamorously Jacobposted 6 years ago

    I would like to start using my full name as part of my online brand...

    However, with HP, there's no way to change the username (and I understand the reasons), but would love to see the possibility to change the "display name" on the profile, like what wordpress does...


  2. Rusti Mccollum profile image76
    Rusti Mccollumposted 6 years ago

    Start a new account with your real name, and then  move your articles over one at a time. All you'll lose is pageview numbers, your monetary things will still be working, and Google will give your articles more attention because they'll be "new" articles. Good luck!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      ..and the age of your Hubs, and any backlinks they've earned. 

      Google does give brand new Hubs a "freshness" boost, but it's only temporary.  In the longer run, Google respects age on evergreen topics.  It also values backlinks, which take time to build up.

      If Jacob's Hubs have only been in existence for a few months, and don't have many backlinks, he can easily move them.  But if they're almost a year old and are linked, I wouldn't be moving them.

  3. SandyMcCollum profile image67
    SandyMcCollumposted 6 years ago

    Good point Marisa!