New Email Notification Features

Next week, we will be rolling out some pretty nifty new notification features, making it easier (and more pleasant) for you to keep up on HubPages activity than ever. The new features will include:

  • A digest of all notifications: summarizing all the HubPages goings on you have been following in one convenient place
  • A new place on your Account where you can configure notifications: allowing you to set everything form one convenient location
  • Three choices as to how you receive notifications that can be edited from this panel: never, auto, and always

The “Never’ option ensures that you’ll never get an instant email, mobile notification, or digest email on Hubs, questions, and forum topics get new comments, answers, or posts.  The “Always” option ensures that you’ll (big surprise) always get such updates.

The “Auto” setting, which is the coolest, utilizes a nifty formula to send you updates only on new developments that are likely to interest you.  Details factored into such updates include the quality of the notification, your affinity for the particular Hubber involved (e.g. whether or not you’re following them, have visited their profile recently, etc.), this person’s HubScore, thumbs up or down on an answer, and whether or not you are following and frequently check in on the particular topic in question.  Your affinity for certain topics is even separated out by Hubs, questions, and forums, as not all Hubbers who enjoy hanging out in the religious forums, for example, read many religious Hubs.

Ari Lamstein is the man to thank for this nifty upcoming feature – but one should expect nothing less from a fan of guitar sonatas.  Props to him for implementing such a sophisticated notification system!  I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I do.

Accolades: Gotta Catch ’em All!

HubPages AccoladesYou have seen them before- those little badges lined up under Hubbers’ profiles boasting their superior involvement in the community, number of Hubs published, followers, etc…

Accolades are a great way to strut your stuff on HubPages, and the only way to collect them is to be an active member of the community and to continue to publish your amazing, original work!

Are you aware of all the different types of Accolades you can collect on HubPages.com?  We recently posted them all on our FAQ page so that you can see the entire breakdown.  How many do you already have?

One fun and new aspect of Accolades is that you will get a friendly email notifying you whenever you get a new Accolade or a new level of an existing Accolade (e.g. when you publish your 300th Hub or reach your 5th year milestone of being a HubPages member).

Each email is accompanied with a unique, fun fact, so you’ll get a pat on the back and learn something, too!