I miss all the extra share buttons, like digg, stumble upon, reddit. THose buttons made it so easy to share hubs. Now you have to copy the link and to say stumble upon and submit it, instead of clicking just one button. Granted I'm lazy, but it saved time too!
I agree but I don't care about those as much as the missing +1. There is so much talke about serach engines (SEO) and getting traffic to sites and HubPages skipped adding the Google +1 to the "like"/share section when that metrics into the relevance calculation and search ranking.
If you read the complaints about people losing traffic because of Panda and then don't consider that this simple optimization isn't in place its even more frusterating.
You make a great point and I wonder if the loss of the google +1 made things much worse for a lot of folks after the penguin update. Maybe a lot of hubs got devalued by google because there was no more +1. If that's the case I know a lot of hubbers that will be mad as you know what lol
I actually just noticed something. In the Q&A section, there is still a google +1... What's up with that? You can't +1 hubs, but you can +1 questions??? That makes no sense!!
I wonder if the whole HP site has been devalued because there is no longer a google +1. It would make sense, google is our main source of traffic, and google +1 is popular in the google community. I wonder if the re-added the button if our traffic would improve.
Indeed! It's a pain in the rear to go to stumble upon, and click share link (or whatever it says) and then copy and paste the link in. Really? People prefer convenience, and having to do all that work is certainly not convenient. It will inevitably lead to a loss in traffic for us writers and the whole site eventually.
One of my hubs recently got a small flurry of hits from stumbleupon.com. Can someone tell me how and why that occurred on that hub -- and not on any other? Are you supposed to be signed up such groups to draw their...