Hi there, friends! Matt M and I get the occasional referral question in the Forums, and it occurred to me that many Hubbers are probably not taking advantage of our HubPages Referral Program because they don’t know about it and/or because they don’t understand how it works. It can definitely be a little confusing, but it’s…Read More
Comment Management Tips
I’ve seen a number of Forum posts and received a few emails lately from Hubbers who have questions about managing comments on their Hubs. If you’ve been a member of HubPages for years, these tips may be old hat, but beginning and intermediate Hubbers will hopefully find them quite useful. Comments are a staple of…Read More
How to Grow Your Twitter Followers without Being Annoying
Twitter can be an excellent platform for growing your online brand, establishing yourself as an authority, and of course, promoting your Hubs. But before you can reach and influence lots of people on Twitter, you’ll need followers who actually see and engage with your content. There’s a lot of bad advice on the internet about…Read More
Update on Editor’s Choice Hubs
I wanted to provide an update on Editor’s Choice Hubs. We started the program to recognize great Hubs. Over the last nine months we have selected almost 20,000 EC Hubs and a handful are getting added every day. We’ve had lots of great comments that Hubbers love the recognition, but the data hounds in the…Read More
Mobile Readership is Growing!
Last week, our traffic was just a hair more on desktop than mobile. I suspect in the coming weeks we will permanently shift to smartphones as the dominant platform for readers on HubPages. We’ve invested in our mobile design and we will have to do more to improve it. I strongly recommend laying out Hubs…Read More
It’s Time to Upgrade Your Google Analytics Account
Universal Analytics Hey Hubbers! Universal Analytics (UA) is the latest version of the Google Analytics platform. Many Hubbers use Google Analytics to track and analyze traffic trends to their Hubs and personal websites, and if you’re one of them, listen up! You can read all about Universal Analytics here, but here’s the gist: UA introduces…Read More
The Winning Social Buttons Are Live!
Over the last two weeks we’ve been experimenting with the design and placement of the social sharing buttons on Hubs. Using a tool called Optimizely, we ran split test experiments on several variations of the buttons, with the goal of maximizing the rate of social shares. We’ve finally settled on our winner and the new buttons are already live on…Read More
Videos Can Now Include an Embedded Timestamp!
I have quite a nifty new feature to announce today. (It’s extra special, too, because it’s Oren’s first project at HubPages. Go Oren!) YouTube videos that you embed in your Hubs can now include a timestamp! For people who are less tech-savvy like me, this means that when you add videos to your Hub, you…Read More
Introducing a New HubPages Engineer, Oren Radousky
I’ve got some exciting news this Wednesday. HubPages is delighted to welcome a new engineer to the Team! Oren Radousky just joined us a couple weeks ago, and we’re very happy to have him. Oren is still settling in, but we know he’ll work hard to keep HP running, get pesky bugs fixed, and to…Read More
Hubber hazelbrown Interviewed on HuffPost Live
HubPages is very pleased to congratulate Hubber Angela Nilles (hazelbrown), who was recently interviewed on HuffPost Live. Angela was approached by the folks at The Huffington Post to appear live on a panel discussing Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder ( Summer SAD) after they read her Hub, I Hate Summer: Depression, Irritability, and Summer Seasonal Affective Disorder…Read More