SUGGESTION: Putting hubs in more than one group

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  1. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    I don't know if this would be programmatically possible for you guys, but it would be REALLY nice to be able to put hubs in more than one group.

    For example, I might like to put my "Gift Ideas for Pirates" hub in the following groups:
    Funny Hubs
    Gift Ideas
    Pirate Hubs

    It's just a quick example... I don't actually have those groups, but I have been wanting to put a hub in more than one group at a time and I think this would make groups a lot easier for me to sort. For now, I'm torn on which groups to put certain hubs in.

    1. MickiS profile image80
      MickiSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm. Cool suggestion. Unfortunately, difficult to do, as you are probably well aware from your own software experience.

      I'll definitely keep track of the suggestion, but since groups are so little used, I'll be honest in saying that its low priority.

      1. Laura Schneider profile image90
        Laura Schneiderposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I, too, would like to assign hubs to multiple groups.

        1. Reality Bytes profile image80
          Reality Bytesposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Me too!  That would be awesome.  If there is someone not taking advantage of the group feature, in my opinion they are giving up a lot of potential traffic.

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 6 years ago

    I would love to be able to find a way to place my hubs in more than one category - whether it is by topic, group or some other way. 

    I think more people would use groups if they could use it as a way to combine their common hubs together, especially if the hubs that cross over more than one topic could appear in both places. 

    Many times my hubs overlap, I actually prefer them as a way to link my topics together.  My frugal cooking can fit under saving money as well as cooking, etc, and it would be great to be able to group them under both topics.

    1. MickiS profile image80
      MickiSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Millionaire Tips, publishing Hubs to more than one category is different from putting them into your own groups. There is a separate thread for that here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/99158

  3. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 6 years ago

    I would love to be able to place my hubs in more than one category. I have wanted this from day one but somehow never got around to the posting suggestion here, so thank you, Melbel. I just wrote a hub a few days ago about the USA women's 2012 Olympic gymnastics team, and I categorized it under Summer Olympics, but I'm still torn and wondering if Gymnasitcs would have been a better choice. Truth is, they are about equal, I think. This hub is just one example - there are others!

  4. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 6 years ago

    It's really the reason I don't really group my hubs. It's really hard to select just one group for a hub. I end up have big clump groups where the first hub relates well to the second and third and they all "connect" like that, but the last hub in the group is not really related so much to the first.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image95
      SmartAndFunposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      OK, now I'm a bit embarrassed because I misunderstood your suggestion. I agree that the ability to put hubs in more than one group is a great idea, but I would also like to place my hubs in more than one HP category.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Groups are little used?

    Even though they are at the bottom of the page above the spam fest of other people's links?

    They are the natural place for a reader to think "I liked that - what else did this guy write?".

    Groups are important, a chance to reduce that bounce rate, to gain extra views.  To organise your writing in your own catgories.

    I think the idea of being able to multiple Group is a very good one.  I would definitely use it to better organise my stuff.

    Ah well.

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

      I had the same reaction.  Maybe it's because the feature isn't that obvious to newbies -  I often forget to put new Hubs into a group when I write them.  I think they're especially crucial now, when there's really nothing else to indicate you've written other stuff on HP.

    2. melbel profile image94
      melbelposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I feel the same way. I would really like to reduce my bounce rate and I think if I am able to tailor-group my hubs, this could really help.

      Although from a programmer perspective, I notice that the groups are kind of similar in navigation to web rings from the days of yore. How would a hub navigate if it were in two groups... which hubs would appear at the bottom of a hub? Those from group A or group B?

      Also, what would the grouping UI look like? It could be messy, especially for those with lots of hubs.

      Don't get me wrong, I really want a feature like this, just playing devil's advocate here.

  6. profile image0
    mjkearnposted 6 years ago

    Hi guys, as a newbie I have been grouping my hubs and was curious why we have a limit of 8 hubs per group.

    Also when I'm thinking of writing I'm looking at writing a group of hubs of my chosen topic. Is this a good idea?

    Another thing maybe you can help with. At present I'm working on several groups of hubs totaling about 200 hubs in the next six months. Is it better to publish these gradually or all at once.

    1. MickiS profile image80
      MickiSposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      mjkearn, while this are all great questions, this forum is specifically for new feature suggestions. You should post these questions to one of the HubPages Community forums. Thanks.

  7. Mark Ewbie profile image85
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    A limit?  I didn't know there was a limit. I have way more than that in some groups - don't know if they actually work properly.

    The sooner you publish the sooner those hubs are gaining age and potentially income.  The two slight downsides are - the greater risk of Google seeing you as a spammer if a lot of new material suddenly appears - not sure if that is a risk but drip feeding might be better.

    The other element is quality control.  Often I will rush something out and improve it later over time.  But I try to make the first draft something that, again, Google won't find too spammy.  200 low quality pages released on a Friday (say) might give the algorithm pause for thought.

    Not saying you are spammy, etc.

    1. profile image0
      mjkearnposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Mark,
      thanks for reply. Sorry re limit. I've just realised the limit is on the amount of related hubs that HP show at the end of each hub and not the total amount that you can have in any given group.

      Not need to say I'm not spammy, I may be but am certainly trying to avoid it.

      I agree with you re: publishing and aging. Quality is my main concern and I have no interest in low quality pages. To be honest I would be embarrassed and mortified if I produced low quality.

      I'm working on groups of related hubs in the 20-50 hub range and I suppose my worry is publishing one and leaving the reader looking for follow up that isn't published yet.

      I agree about being viewed as spam but what if you are imparting related info over a series of hubs.

      Still researching SEO and what a minefield. I've got huge headaches and I thought becoming a good mechanic was tough enough. Bit late in life to be going for a career change, perhaps.

      Thanks again for reply and many good points to consider here,

      MJ.

 
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