The Bone-Chilling Results Are in!



We are thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Halloween article contest:

Thank you to everyone who participated and made the holiday just a little more frightening for all. You can find shout-outs for these articles on our Twitter, Facebook and (BRAND NEW) Instagram accounts as well!

Vote for Your Faves in the 2018 Hubbie Awards!



The polls are officially open for the 8th Annual HubPages Hubbie Awards! You have two weeks to submit your vote, so no need to scramble!

The Prizes:

Winners in each category will receive a swanky limited edition water bottle with the HubPages logo, as well as an official HubPages ringer. These highly coveted items will be worth millions on eBay someday. If a Hubber wins more than one category, he or she will receive a water bottle for each category won (though we do love to see as many deserving Hubbers win as possible, so please do your best to diversify your votes).

The Rules:

Before you cast your vote, there are a few ground rules to keep in mind. Each Hubber may only vote once, so make sure you’ve got your list of nominees ready to go. Nominations submitted after November 14th at midnight will not be counted. If you don’t have a Hubber or article to nominate for every single category, it’s ok to leave spaces blank. When you’re ready, you can visit the Official 2018 Hubbie Voting Form, or if you need more time to consider your vote, you can always browse the categories before making up your mind.

2018 Hubbie Categories:

  1. Best All-Around Article
  2. Best All-Around User
  3. HubPages Lifetime Achievement (staff picked)
  4. Most Helpful User
  5. Rookie of the Year
  6. Most Likely to be a HubPages Employee
  7. Funniest User
  8. Biggest Grammar Snob
  9. User with Most Obscure Knowledge
  10. Most Trusted User


If you’re ready to cast your vote now, proceed to the Official 2018 Hubbie Voting Form. Remember, you can only vote once, so take your time to decide which articles and users you’d like to nominate.

Happy voting!

Halloween Article Contest



Due Date: Wednesday, October 24th, 12 p.m. EST.

Where to submit:

We have a very sweet treat for you, just in time for the holiday (no tricks, we promise). Write an informative article by Wednesday, October 24th celebrating the spirit of Halloween for the chance to have your work featured on our blog and social media channels. Submit your article to, and our staff will choose the top three that they really want to sink their teeth into. The winners will be announced in our Halloween newsletter on October 31st, so keep your eyes peeled (literally).

Some topic ideas:

  • Things to do on Halloween
  • Creative crafts or costume tutorials
  • Spooky recipes
  • A Thriller-inspired playlist


We are absolutely terrified to see what you come up with!


A Very (Pet) Helpful New Feature

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This month, we are excited to pull the curtain on one of our latest features: a PetHelpful-specific disclaimer for “Your Money Your Life” (YMYL) content. YMYL content is held to high editorial standards due to its ability to impact the current and future well-being of people, as well as the animals they care for or interact with.

To keep with these high standards, we have streamlined a user-friendly disclaimer which authors can access in the HubTool. This disclaimer will only be visible to signed-in users before the general release date, and can be individually disabled in the HubTool by authors. We realize not every article will need such a feature, and editors will turn them off accordingly over time. Authors may also choose to disable the disclaimer on non-YMYL articles before it goes public on October 31st, 2018. PetHelpful is just the first site to have this feature, and other sites will likely follow. We’ll keep you posted!

We encourage the use of this tool in lieu of author-created in-text disclaimers across our Network Site for future YMYL articles in order to keep articles cohesive and intelligible, while assuring that our community’s authors, readers, and visitors are in good hands.

Thanks for tuning in, and we hope you have a Spooktacular October!