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Previously Idled Hubs Are Now Featured Again?

  1. SoundNFury profile image85
    SoundNFuryposted 4 years ago

    I had about 7 or 8 hubs that were idle.  I didn't touch them, but now all of a sudden they are showing up as featured.  Is this a glitch?  Anyone else experience this lately?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Uh oh - guess it wasn't just me.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/110997

      Can you give which hubs it was?  HP wants to know, but for the life of me I couldn't remember which one had sprung back to life.

    2. pauldeeds profile image
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      pauldeedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Because it takes time for search engines to crawl and propogate a noindex designation into the search results, it's possible for a Hub that was not featured because of low traffic to regain featured status without an edit if it's traffic increases.

      I's fairly unusual, but there has been a fair amount of turbulence in the Google indexes in particular lately.  So that's my best guess as to what may have happened.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Most interesting.  I can't be sure which hub it was for me, but both of my suspects have seen increased search traffic lately.  Enough that they probably shouldn't have gone idle a week ago.

      2. psycheskinner profile image81
        psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        As far as I was aware, this was not the case.  Idle hubs had to be manually featured, and would not regain that status by a return of traffic alone.

        I suspect it is some side effect of the new idling criteria being applied retrospectively.

        1. pauldeeds profile image
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          pauldeedsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          In this particular case, I assure you that my awareness exceeds your awareness. smile

          1. psycheskinner profile image81
            psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            In that case, I have been misinformed.  But that is not amazing to me given how little clear information about QAP was ever made available.

            What is your source of inside knowledge, because I want in!

            1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
              Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              PaulDeeds has the Magic H on his profile.  Sees all; knows all.

  2. SoundNFury profile image85
    SoundNFuryposted 4 years ago

    Thank you for the info, wilderness.  I'll try and get the necessary info to HP.

  3. SoundNFury profile image85
    SoundNFuryposted 4 years ago

    I know that most of mine that are now featured again have not seen any increased traffic that i'm aware of  The only thing I did lately was delete one of my idled hubs altogether.  But I don't see why that would affect the status of the others.  Hmmm....

  4. psycheskinner profile image81
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I missed that.  I can be very unobservant. (Obviously).

    1. rebekahELLE profile image90
      rebekahELLEposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This brought a few chuckles, psyche. 

      Meet one of the founders and  general manager of HP.

      In regard to the thread, I did notice one of mine came back to life yesterday without any edits.  smile

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        In another thread, Mathew says it could be because older hubs are now going through the QAP.  They may be getting the featured status as a result of their score there.

        Better than going the other way, I'd say!

 
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