A great HP feature is that we're notified on our account page of broken links in hubs (the black triangle with a white exclamation point in the center).
It seems there's no such notification about broken links in the hubber profile page.
Only today did I realize that two links I had in my profile page were broken, and that they've been broken for some time.
I admit it's been a while since I edited my profile page, but HP's flagging broken links on a profile page would be a good help for keeping profile info up-to-date (lots of us link heavily on that page).
Bump...Am I the only one who wasn't paying attention to broken links in profiles?
Sally, we're about to greatly change the way that we handle links in User Profiles. As you will see next week when we unveil the new User Profile page on our Staff's profiles. Here's the background:
In reading through loads and loads and loads of user bios, we noticed that all of the links users put in the bios were: 1) the Hubs they want to feature 2) links to follow them on social media such as twitter or Facebook or 3) links to their own external sites or blogs.
So, the new user profile we're about to preview does not all links in the bio because:
1) it will contain a 'Featured Hubs' carousel that allows you to feature your favorite or best Hubs
2) you can enter links to your social media sites and an external site and these will appear at the top right corner
So you will no longer have to put links in your profile and ensure they aren't broken.
If you want to see what the new user profile is going to look like, Simone previewed it in a Blog post on May 15th:
by Lori Colbo 4 days ago
I just came on my profile page and the new design is terrible. There's a lot of empty space and the articles are not on it, you have to click articles. The profile page is boring and lacks relevant information. I don't care about accolades because they are meaningless. This is a disservice to the...
by BennyTheWriter 8 years ago
Hi there,I've noticed that since my hubs are no longer "new", they aren't visible on my profile page. One can find them by clicking the word "more" (next to the categories latest - hot - best), but if I direct a person who's never seen HubPages before to my profile page,...
by Christy Kirwan 2 days ago
Exciting news! Today we have updated profile pages to match the design of the rest of the site. Profile pages are the last holdout, so after today, all of HubPages will have a consistent look and color scheme. The new design is fully responsive, meaning it resizes and functions more smoothly on...
by Dorsi Diaz 5 years ago
I just updated my HubPages profile a couple days ago and in my profile linked to some of my favorite hub topics that I wrote about. Is this bad to do this since on the profile page we have those same hubs randomly come up below? I just don't want overkill but like the thought that I've got my...
by Jacob Horning 11 months ago
I was reading through the FAQ and one thing that stuck out for me was the fact that after your Hubber Profile score reaches 75 or higher your website link on your profile is supposed to change from nofollow into dofollow. The links on my profile are all still nofollow links (I checked with inspect...
by Genna East 4 years ago
HubPages used to provide us with an organizational tool within our profile pages that enabled us to group or categorize different hubs. For example, poetry, short stories, articles, etc. This issue has probably been addressed previously, but I was hoping HP would consider restoring this...
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