We’ve been working hard on a new redesign and I wanted to give you a quick look at what all we’ve been improving. A majority of the changes are design-based, but we have also added some pretty sweet features that should make your HubPages experience even better (and you didn’t even know that was possible,…Read More
How Gary Vaynerchuk Sets His Audience’s Expectations
As I mentioned in this post, I headed down to the SXSW Interactive conference in Austin, TX, which is one of the best places to meet some really amazing and innovative people when it comes to tech and the social web. Well, one of those people that I was lucky enough to meet was Gary…Read More
HubPages Earning Methods And Revenue Splits, Explained
For some reason that I’m not really aware of, I’ve been getting a lot more emails from new Hubbers than I have in the past. Although it tends to take up some of my time during the day to answer each one of them, I actually really enjoy helping out newbies when they take the…Read More
The Idea Bank Gets An Upgrade
For several months now, we’ve had a fairly unknown section of our site that you’ve potentially never seen before — the Idea Bank. The Idea Bank is a tool that looks somewhat similar to the Requests section, but is actually something that was first added to HubPages for a completely different reason. You see, Requests…Read More
Sphinx Search comes to HubPages
This week, HubPages upgraded its search features to use a popular indexing technology knowns as Sphinx Search. This is the same search technology used by Craigslist and it has enabled HubPages to add the following new capabilities to our search: Matching search terms in bold letters Exact phrase search Ability to exclude search terms from…Read More
One Major Milestone — 1,000,000 Hub Views!
As I was browsing through the Milestones over in Hubtivity a few minutes ago, I noticed a medal that I haven’t ever seen before. The medal was HUGE and it immediately caught my attention as I was scrolling through the pages of the latest Hubber accomplishments. Here’s what it looked like: Apparently one of our…Read More
Categories: Ready to Go This Week
A few weeks ago, we announced that categories were coming to HubPages. We were delightfully surprised by the strong, positive response. If you click on the announcement link, you can see the discussion that occurred. You can also click on any of the categories (such as “Arts & Crafts”) to see the subcategories proposed and…Read More
New HubPages Guide Coming Soon!
The past few weeks I have been hard at work (and hard at focusing) on writing a new, full-blown HubPages Guide that is far and beyond anything that we have ever had before. I’m super excited to get it all completely finished and posted up live on HubPages so that everyone can use it as…Read More
Proof That Getting Entertainment Traffic Is Possible With HubPages
One of my favorite reports that I look at each day is called ‘User Traffic Trends’ that shows me the type of traffic that Hubbers are currently getting as compared to the traffic that they were getting last week. It ranks the Hubbers according to the percentage of increase from the prior week and it’s…Read More
Yeah, We’re Moving’ On Up! HubPages Cracks Top 200 Websites In U.S.
According to Quantcast, at some point during the holidays we officially broke through to the top 200 most trafficked websites in the United States (we’re #192 as of this writing). This is an amazingly awesome accomplishment for me and the rest of the team here who work each day to continue to keep HubPages the…Read More