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Add a Related Posts with Thumbnails blog module

These are very popular on wordpress sites. Similar to linkwithin and nrelate, allows to customize and offer related content to blog readers. Looks like 5-12% click through rates.

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    AdamSokAdamSok shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Sharon PastoreSharon Pastore shared a merged idea: Offer suggested blog articles on a web page  ·   · 
    Ben HeimsathBen Heimsath shared a merged idea: Create a module to list blog posts dynamically for specific tags  ·   · 

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      • SamanthaSamantha commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thanks, Andrea! I think this HUBL module will work for 80% of clients. Ideally an official module is developed that pulls in related posts by all topics at some point. Or a module that offers a choice - all topics, posts by this author, posts with keyword .

      • TysonTyson commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        How has a related posts feature not been added? That is so basic, and actually provides value to the reader. The frustrating thing is that Hubspot hasn't commented on this thread for a year and a half.

      • Derek BuntinDerek Buntin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        You can use the posts filter to bring in articles related by topic, month or author, is this there something else that you are looking for?

        Maybe a module where you can select an array of articles for instance that make them related rather than by topic?

        Thanks

      • Michael MillerMichael Miller commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Seriously, this is sad. No word for over a year from HS Admin. Why is there no action on this HS? It can't be that difficult, create an api with linkwithin.

      • AlanaAlana commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi Hubspot! This is a great idea! Can you update us on whether this is going to be implemented?

      • JoshJosh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any update on this? We are slightly redesigning our blog and would love to have this as an option within Hubspot.

      • SarahSarah commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I would have posted this as an idea, as I'm currently having to sit and specifically type in related posts at the bottom of each new blog post.

        Lost as to why this hasn't been implemented yet, it's a fairly basic feature for most blog platforms... Would also agree with 'Anonymous' and the current Google search tool - there are huge improvements to be made.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        OK hubspot. Let's get this ball rolling. This is a simple implementation. You already have the topics part figured out --- how hard would it be to add a bottom module to a single-post-template that had a row of 3 thumbnails to related topics, that can rotate. That's all we want!

        And while were at it, can we have a simple search function for the blog (and not the google one, that one is terrible and doesn't work very well at all)

        Seriously.

      • JoeJoe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was just going to post this as an idea when I saw it.

        When we moved from WordPress to HubSpot in May our average page per visit and traffic per post dropped significantly. In looking at Google Analytics, I see the navigation path for old blog posts typically included a referral from another post and readers of the current post, then visited another post that was suggested in the one they were reading by the plugin we had installed.

        HubSpot preaches customer engagement so this one is a must have. It doesn't have to give us too many parameters to choose from. The plugin we were using did it automatically and it worked quite well.

      • HubSpotterAdminHubSpotter (Admin, HubSpot) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Hi All, you can currently display topical posts within the Posts by Topic module in a COS Blog template, and a visitor can click through to get a listing page of posts tagged with that topic.

        We're still investigating the application of a Related Posts module which would display similar posts that change dynamically based on the content of the current article a visitor is on.

      • WilWil commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree we need more options to filter blog posts.We should have the power to filter by topic/tag, date and in ascending/descending order, etc

        Currently there are only two methods to list blog topics. By most recent, and most popular. There needs to a lot more flexibility to list blog posts by topic (tags in wordpress) and/or category.

        I shouldn't need to be writing/using a 3rd party site to extract the listings from a xss feed from hubspot portal so I can parse I can load it back on a hubspot portal page.

        By 'related posts' I mean posts with the same tag/topic which would make it related.

      • Nestor JaenNestor Jaen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Currently, we are doing this this third-party code, but we require that HubSpot implements this option to get the best indicators of traffic and pack customizations.

      • Sharon PastoreSharon Pastore commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        When creating a web page, have a feature that posts the most relevant blog article content so that pages SEO will automatically be optimized.

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