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.
When creating a web page, have a feature that posts the most relevant blog article content so that pages SEO will automatically be optimized.
Our pages would greatly benefit by having the latest blog posts on the same topic listed by title. The best I could do was to create a link to the tag search page - but the visitor will have to leave the page, and won't get a list.
Another request for an update on this feature. I was actually just looking for the ability to show a list of topics, so not even looking for the thumbnail. Doesn't seem like this should be that hard of a feature to develop and is really a standard feature. In fact, I notice that very feature in the sidebar of this page!
Any update on when this will be offered? Seems like a long overdue feature and fairly basic functionality for a blog to have related articles.
Andrea Drennen commented
We have now found two ways to get this functionality. One is through Outbrain, but this is external code (and requires the service).
The second is a custom Module we bought from BeginBound (a Hubspot Partner) which works through Hubbl, so it's more native to Hubspot
Would really like to see this as we have this on our Drupal site now.
This would be very helpful - it's good to know that it's in line with planned functionality but that doesn't give an indication of if or when it will be built. Any tips?
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 .
Hi guys, checkout this website, it explains how to create it with a HUBL Module
I implemented here a version without thumnails and it works like charm:
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 Buntin commented
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?
Hello, still nothing on that specific module?
Michael Miller commented
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.
Hi Hubspot! This is a great idea! Can you update us on whether this is going to be implemented?
That's surprising this doesn't exist
Jake Boyles commented
How is this not part of the platform yet? Blows my mind...
Any update on this? We are slightly redesigning our blog and would love to have this as an option within Hubspot.
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.
So , I take it this has never been implemented?
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)
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.