On other sites where there is a "wait" period before articles move out of pending status, they allow authors with an established reputation to apply for exemptions to the wait time.
I just tried to tweet my latest book review to Oprah magazine, since she asked in a Tweet today what we are reading. When I tested my link, it showed up as "This Hub is Unpublished" !!!! Very frustrating as the author has already forwarded my review to his publisher.
This is disallowing us many opportunities to bring in traffic through our efforts. What can be done?
?? Being pending has nothing to do with being unpublished, and links work whether the hub is pending or not.
Is it possible that tweeting a hub within moments of publication doesn't work simply because the internal workings of HP takes a few minutes or hours to include the address in their database? I know that Pinterest and FaceBook, for example, can't see brand new photos for a while.
The hub was published yesterday so it has been at least 16 to 18 hours since I published. My point was more that with established writers, like yourself with a score of 100 (congrats) the chances of getting a poor quality hub is diminished considerably.
Anyhoo, my rant was unjustified because I just sent the link out again with the long URL and it took me properly to the hub.
So, please excuse me blathering on about it.
Happy so happy, I'm totally happy. Oh yes I am. Lalalalala
Good to see it's working properly; I thought there had to be something else as pending and links not working should not have a connection.
Funny you caught the "100" - I hadn't even noticed. I'ts came and gone so many times I don't even look any more. You'll be beating me out tomorrow as that 99 becomes 100 and my 100 becomes 95.
Yo ho Wilderness. Yesterday was my day to hit the high mark of 100 but the glory was short lived. Today I'm down to 99. Oh well. It had been a long, dry spell and I was elated for a brief moment. Guess that happens.
Peg, another 100. Congrats, you are on a roll.
Even when Hubs are going through the "Pending" period, they should be accessible via their URLs (and your profile, should you choose to have them shown).
We must have all Hubs go through the Pending period (which we are doing everything we can to shorten) because we must rate all Hubs before we can decide whether or not we will Feature them.
I see that "Change - Reflections on Personal Growth and Social Transformation, A Review" is available via your Profile- is that the book review you tried to tweet? Was it possibly moderated, and that's why you were not able to access it? That's the only reason (aside from you just not having published it yet) why that Hub would not have been available via its URL...
"We must have all Hubs go through the Pending period (which we are doing everything we can to shorten)"
"Some people have asked why do some Hubs go directly to featured.....Right now, there are a small number of Hubbers where our system can process their Hubs immediately based on data we have." http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105644
Data shows some hubs get featured in 2 hours or less.
I copied the link from the stats and used the shortened URL rather than what I usually do, adding a referral tracker to the full link. I will try again and yes, that is the hub I was talking about.
I understand the reasoning for the pending status and am not trying to make more work for you guys, nor rush the process which is important. It just seems that after 85 hubs have been written that my writing style is pretty much established. On InfoBarrel, for example (not that I promote them) they take off the restrictions after an author has written 10 articles. (I only have 10 there since they do not allow us to keep our copyright to the work even if we delete articles.)
Sorry, I will try again to send it out to Oprah. After all, she did ask the question...
I understand entirely! I agree that not every Hubber needs to be treated with the same level of scrutiny. We're still testing different ways of addressing this- clearly the QAP is a work in progress, and we appreciate your bearing with us!
Thank you, Simone, for your courteous answer to my redundant question. I see where Paul addressed this issue some time back and although the wait time has been somewhat reduced for some, I still see an average 24 hour wait on my new hubs. Thank goodness I'm not publishing "Breaking News". LOL
Anyway. Thanks again.
Hi Peg. Sorry I missed the big century mark. Congratulations belatedly. You sure deserve it.
Thanks, Mike. It was a fleeting moment of glory. But glory appreciated nonetheless!
Wow, Peggy...I just read that link that janderson directed us to above...oh my gosh...I better just keep writing and have another cuppa. I am so proud of you and your writing and your 100...!
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