For a few days at the top of the articles was when they were first written and updated. I liked that. Complete disclosure. Now they only show when it was updated. That is only partical disclosure. I do not like that. So I will go back to dating my articles.
It's got nothing to do with disclosure and absolutely no effort is being made on this, to manipulate disclosure, as you appear to be intimating.
If you look through the earlier forum threads on this issue, you will find all the reasons why this has occurred... including posts from Paul E. It is entirely up to you if you do or don't date your article.. YOU are factually not the party that directly dictates the date details to the search engines.
It's a traffic issue... do some research and you will potentially understand the situation in a far brighter light. Good Luck..
Now the updates are not shown. You made no mention of why Hubpages would do both (date and update) and then undo one and then undo the other.
HubPages tries to do what is best for attracting traffic to hubs. If one thing is making views go down, they eliminate it when possible and try something else.
You are still free to add a date to your hub, if you wish-- even if it makes it slide down in search results.
If you read this thread http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/98954?page=2 you will get a better understanding to why Hubpages removed the dates and stats counter.
This mentions stats. I said nothing about stats. When I see an article, I like to know how old it is. Most of my articles has the latest and most recent research. But 6 years ago no one was talking about vitamin D being the most important nutrient.
In the last 3 years 7 medical doctors have written 7 books on vitamin D that is really a steroidal hormone. Also if someone has 2 articles on the same subject, it is good to know which is more recent. For example webmd has an article on vitamin D saying that it is not important and then another one saying that it is. The more recent one says it is important.
Some say that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction. Others say they do not. Recent info says they do not.
The most recent report on Iraq is that there still remain vast pockets of rightfully angry Sandal Throwers, who don't appreciate the de-stabling of their country by the armed forces of the 7 sisters and Bush family oil interests, for the express purpose of redistribution of oil supply and reserves!
The people on this thread have merely tried to offer you support!
If you need Definitive information... simple ask the horse, rather than other jockeys, whose advice is offered peacefully. Email Paul E and his team...
Good Luck ...
Oh, this is not the first time he's thrown sand in the faces of people who try to help him - after he's asked for the help.
It was an analogy to point out that the time that something is written is important.
Paul E joined 18 months ago, has 0 hubs and a Hub score of 37.
Hi Chuck Bluestein,
Paul Edmondson is the Paul E that Pearldiver is referring to. He is one of HP's founders.
Also, try reading this forum thread about HP's dating of hubs and why they stopped that practice almost as soon as they started it.
Thanks. that helped a lot. Summary of what Paul E said. After change, traffic went down. Tried to find what caused it. He does not think it was the dates but will try removing them and see what happens. Maybe a change in Google but no evidence of that. Still wondering what happened.
Smart and Fun, Your traffic should go up. I pinned your hub about talent show songs. Also I tweeted it to 36,000 followers. Maybe you will get an offer to sing on Broadway or to be in a movie. Singer Alanis Morisette played God in 2 movies.
Out of 36,000 folks, some are wise and some are otherwise.
Tobias Smollet (almost)
Thanks, Chuck, that was very kind, especially given the fact that you and I have butted heads a bit in the past. My views for that hub are up, and since that one is not particularly popular, I appreciate it. I'm not a singer myself, so the thought of appearing on Broadway terrifies me, but maybe some of the kids from the Youtube videos in that hub could be discovered -- I guess anything is possible!
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