My subdomain graded by a RSS feed site - Feedage.com, shows a great grade. So, the question is can we place the grade on our subdomain, which I would have normally been able to do, if I had my own site? What is the take of more knowledgeable hubbers and HP staff on this?
Hey Savio Dawson!
While I cannot say I know how this will be executed, I can certainly bring this up in our community meeting on Thursday and see what the team has to say. Thanks for the suggestion!
Alright, then just to help you a bit for the meeting , here are the details:
The url of my subdomain as submitted to feedage.com is:
So there is something called as Feedage Inspector, where our RSS Feed URL can be graded. So, my Feedage shows as A Grade.
The definition for the grades are as follows:
A : These Feeds have scored very high in each of the major categories. They have the best fit to the model.
B: These Feeds have scored high in most of the major categories. Often these are good feeds that are either too brief or too wordy.
C: These Feeds score ok in each of the major categories. Often these feeds are older and either too brief or too wordy.
D: These Feeds have scored poorly in each of the major categories. Often feeds that have not been updated to many days or feeds that have 1 or less items in them.
NR: These Feeds have not yet been scored. We keep our inspectors running full time, but it takes time too inspect and score every feed.
They then provide a certification code which we can cut and paste in our HTML. It reads as follows:
<!-- Feedage.com RSS Feed Grade Certification -->
<img src="http://www.feedage.com/images/grade_a_m.gif" border="0" width="42" height="42" alt="Feedage Grade A rated"></a>
<!-- Feedage.com RSS Feed Grade Certification -->
Suggestion: If HP does decide to allow Grades to be displayed on their subdomain then the same can be designed to appear in the accolade section. I am sure great grades for the Hubbers, would have a cumulative positive effect for the HP site, itself. Something worth it, I am sure.
All the best!
I'm afraid not, Savio Dawson! We ultimately came to much of the same conclusion WryLilt arrives at below. I do, however, really appreciate that you brought up the issue- not so many people care enough to suggest things to us when they think it might help the site!!
Anyways it was just a suggestion. I wonder whom I would be suggesting to, after you are gone. I found you quite lively around here. But then let me stop being selfish and wish you luck.
All the best for your future endeavors! Take care.
I'm not sure how helpful this would be - it would just be another confusing goal/number that many hubbers strive to "achieve". There are dozens of "achievement badges" you can get - from traffic badges through to PR and social grade.
From what you wrote above, to me it sounds simply like they're saying "Your site has fresh content, is niche and isn't as spammy as most content we get."
Thanks for reading through the post! Appears that you are the only one other than SImone who has done that... :-) My perspective was a lil different on this matter... Let me explain:
1. All the badges and certifications that we receive over here on hubpages, are no doubt great, but it is still an internal rating of our work... How would it be when an outside unrelated body rates our work?
2. Time and again we have had forum after forums discussing hubs on this site written for the sake of it and our Quality Assurance having a tough time with them... So, in such circumstances this rating can be eye opener for the creator of the hub and filter for hubpages...
3. I am not in for striving to achieve accolades... Goals and numbers are fine, so long as they are related to what I write.. Accolades are just way of certifying what we write is good.
4. We can still drop the idea... :-) This was just a suggestion which may or may not materialize...
Thanks for your response though.
If it was to REPLACE scores, then yes I'd be in favour, lol.
However I think the best score is the $ in my bank account and the number of views I get
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