Preparing a Test to Further Address Panda

We are nearing the last phase of our plan to address Panda, the Google search algorithm change that has hit HubPages.  I’ve shared a number of major changes we’ve made in prior blog posts, but, to reiterate, we have been working on a plan to lift the punitive aspect of Panda from HubPages, where search…

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Researching Competition

Do you want your online writing to have a shot at really doing well?  If you do, you’ll have to write the best article on your subject that’s out there- something that blows the existing competition out of the water. In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (Researching Competition), Robin and I share how…

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The Vampire by L.A.Cargil

This installment of the Fascinating Fiction podcast (an audio series of short stories written by authors on HubPages.com) features a particularly touching story by Austinstar: The Vampire Because I found the story to be so inspiring, I thought it would be fun to ask Austinstar some questions about the story – the Q&A follows: Simone: What…

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New Signed-In Homepage Launched!

Hey everyone, If you look at the HubPages homepage while you’re signed in, you’ll notice quite a change: we’ve moved to a Feed-centric layout (you’ll also notice that the Feed is no longer visible in the header), and made some simplifications to the interface. Kudos to Fawntia who built this great new feature, and James…

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The Importance of Quality Writing

In this episode of the Online Writing Insider (The Importance of Quality Writing), Pia Chatterjee and I discuss various strategies writers can employ to boost the quality of our online articles. Why is quality control important? The internet has been a boon for writers in the sense that fewer people have to work through middlemen (such as…

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Western Short Story – Hired On

When we first launched the Fascinating Fiction podcast, we received many recommendations to feature Hubs by WillStarr.  If you listened to last week’s short story, The Scent of Evil, you are already familiar with this author. While The Scent of Evil is a great short story, WillStarr is more known for his Westerns on HubPages,…

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