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Getting hubs featured question

  1. meloncauli profile image100
    meloncauliposted 4 years ago

    Hi
    I have logged in today to find that around 50% of my hubs are not featured. I edited three of them but the not featured symbol still shows. How long does it take for the hubs to become featured again please?
    Thanks

    1. Fawntia profile image
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      Fawntiaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It takes about 2 hours but can take up to 24 hours for an edited Hub to get through the QAP and become Featured. Every time you edit the Hub, the clock is restarted. It looks like you edited several Hubs this morning, all about 2 to 2.5 hours ago. Some of them are Featured and the rest you need to wait for. I think you just need to give it a few more minutes.

    2. DanielMarcosi profile image83
      DanielMarcosiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I don't know what the answer to the original question is, but in response to "summerberrie", who said that your hubber score must be in the high 90's for your hubs to be featured:  My hubber score has varied between 70 and 85, and is currently at 82. Yet, I have 11 hubs total, and all 11 are featured.

  2. Clinton1998 profile image80
    Clinton1998posted 4 years ago

    You should have plenty (3) good quality picture, long post(750 words at least) and some polls or quizzes or videos. You shouldn't have too much spam or links in  your hub that seems suspicious. If your hub is feature once and not feature later, it may be due to too low hits. And you shouldn't also post links to restricted sites.

  3. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    HP just rejected this...

    http://markewbie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06 … pping.html

    Over two thousand words and a hand drawn cartoon.


    I think they are very wrong indeed.  It's now on my blog.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just deleted it.  2,571 words.  One stick cartoon.  No spam.  Original content.

      Not good enough for QAP, eh?  You want more modules?

      Good luck with that.

      1. Trushered profile image61
        Trusheredposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8107444_f248.jpg

        No need to thank me :-)

    2. Millionaire Tips profile image88
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Remember that it is not HP as a whole that rejected it, but an mTurker. If you disagree with the rating, you can ask HP to look at it again.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yes I thought about that.  I could have added media-rich content and tried again.

        I chose not to.  I am not jumping through hoops just for the sake of it.  I do not believe the web needs 1250 words and three pictures and a poll every single time.

        It was a 2,500 word article - hopefully humorous and engaging, maybe even searchable.  I think I know what I am at after a couple of years.

        This episode, and my previous problem where I had too many pictures and not enough words, are not really what I signed up for.  IF Hubpages recover and can outrank my content elsewhere then I could take the rules.

        I don't actually see the point.

    3. MelissaBarrett profile image61
      MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Just for the record... I didn't do it.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Melissa - I know.  I understand the QAP rules and I admit it was not media rich.  So even the Mturker did the right thing.

        That just leaves me in an awkward position.  I deliberately didn't do pics because I thought the writing was sufficient.  Plus there is little point if Google doesn't index, or if visitors don't visit.  In my opinion it was good enough to start with.

        IF it had traffic THEN maybe extra media richness called for but a little bit of suck it and see would not have hurt.  It would hardly be a reason for Google to punish the site.

    4. Victoria Lynn profile image87
      Victoria Lynnposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah, I'm not sure what it violates. I don't think it's purely personal. A lot of people could relate. Not sure . . . .

  4. meloncauli profile image100
    meloncauliposted 4 years ago

    I don't think there's anything much wrong with my hubs. They are simply not getting enough Google views which is why they are not featured. My question is:
    How long does the "not featured" symbol take to turn to "featured" after you have edited your hub? It is now 24 hours since I edited and the symbols are the same.

    1. psycheskinner profile image82
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Which symbol do you have? One is for traffic and the other for quality.

      If you edit it the pending symbol should show up. After which is may or may not go to being featured.  If you didn't get the pending symbol I don;t know.  Maybe trying editing it again.

  5. meloncauli profile image100
    meloncauliposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for your input.
    It's not working just to edit.
    I wish someone from the HP team could put me right on this one!

    1. wilderness profile image94
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How about some URL's?  If you would give us two or three URL's to work with you might get some specific suggestions.

      1. meloncauli profile image100
        meloncauliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks...now that's strange!
        I just put one of my urls that are apparently not featured in a Google search and they can be accessed fine through Google. I thought when they were not featured they wouldn't be seen by search engines.

  6. peachpurple profile image79
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    i have 21 hubs unfeatured. Revamped them with polls, videos, quiz and capsules and additional new text and changed the whole hub title. Took the next day to get them featured. Works well for me. Did you add everything?

    1. meloncauli profile image100
      meloncauliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I completed the apprenticeship and 90% of my un-featured hubs are of the standard that HP suggests.
      I have just checked and one that I edited yesterday is now featured. I will keep checking to see if the other two follow suit.
      Thanks

  7. SmartAndFun profile image91
    SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

    Well I noticed yesterday or maybe the day before that two of my less popular recipe hubs were idled because of traffic or "engagement" or whatever they mean by that.

    I went to take a look at them just now, to see what I might be able to do with them, and now they are featured again. ?????

    1. meloncauli profile image100
      meloncauliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And you did nothing to them? How strange. They must have picked up suddenly with traffic.

      1. SmartAndFun profile image91
        SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I didn't do a thing to them. They both have 0 views for the last 24 hours, 0 views for the last 7 days, and 2 views for the last 30 days. Very weird.

        1. meloncauli profile image100
          meloncauliposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Hmm, yes, that is strange.

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        summerberrieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        If your hubber score is 100 then all your hubs become featured again.....actually I think it is 98 and above they become featured. If your hub score drops down to 97 then the low engagement hubs then become unfeatured again.

        1. SmartAndFun profile image91
          SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ohhhhh, I had no idea about that little detail. Thanks for filling me in. It's difficult to keep up with all this stuff! My score is 100 right now as I write this, but I do have one recipe hub that was not un-idled or re-featured when the other two regained their featured status. Interestingly, it t is one that is (was) considerably more popular than the other two. Oh well, it's not worth worrying over. Hardly anyone ever visits my recipe hubs, anyway. I was just curious what was going on with the instant un-idling.

          1. DanielMarcosi profile image83
            DanielMarcosiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Lol...My hub score is 81 and I have 11 total hubs, and they're all featured. Hubpages must use some logarithm to calculate those things. You're right that it's not worth worrying about.

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
              MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              My best guess:

              It now takes longer to unfeature hubs with low engagement (traffic) if you have a high hubber score.  The difference is not big, but it is causing some flicker (hubs being featured/unfeatured as hubber score rises and falls)

              The hubs that are flickering are borderline traffic.

              So even if you have a low hubber score your hubs will remain featured if they pass qap and are getting enough traffic...

              I've got one that flickers.  It sucks anyway and no one is ever going to read the thing... Considering unpublishing it myself.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago

    Just a little more moaning on my recent QAP failure.

    I wrote two pages at the weekend.

    1. 1250 words - one picture - not great - PASSED.

    2. 2500 words - one picture - funnier - FAILED.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I read the one that failed and ended up on your blog. I thought it was below your usual standard to be honest. Given the huge comic potential, I thought you fell too far on the side of 'personal moan about shopping at the weekend' personal blog entry.

      I wouldn't given up on it though. There is enough material there for a graphic novel.

      I liked the 'list fascist' angle. But I also got the feeling that you really are a list fascist.

      Eddie Izzard style:

      'Wow a free Porsche with a packet of peanuts!'
      'Peanuts are not on the list'
      'But a Porsche...'
      'Is a Porsche on the list?'

      etc.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Will.  You are right in your judgement.  If QAP now include "How funny was it?" then I have problems.   It was in the Hubs about Shopping section - it was about shopping....

        It's just a blip.  It will pass.

        edit; I like the Izzard style.

        1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
          Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          OK.  On reflection it needs more work. 

          I will weave in the peanut thing.  Once I got something NOT ON THE LIST and the subsequent feelings of guilt and inadequacy.

          I will add a humorous cartoon of a peanut driving a Porsche.

          A poll about mental health issues.

          Another poll about peanuts.

          A quiz to determine if your child is too ugly to go shopping with you.

          A picture of a supermarket car park - in case no one knows what they look like.

          A picture of my list.

          ....

          Yeah.  I could have done a whole lot better.  They knew that. That's why they QAPped me.

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            Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            What?! No map?

            1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
              MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              On a personal note about the map thing... I hate the encouragement to put one in hubs without a disclaimer of *please make it at least vaguely relevant* I see hubs about cats with a map... WTF?  I also see the incredibly stupid *here's where I live* 

              Thanks, good to know.  Were I a homicidal maniac, I now have your picture and a map to your house.  Would you like to leave the key under the mat for me? I might not go after you, but the cat you've just written 3000 words about? Yeah, fluffy's a goner.

              And at least 5 maps of San Francisco a day...  It must be a happening place.

              And while I'm venting...  That whole *use pictures to make your hub more attractive* DOES NOT MEAN put 5 pictures in a row and then put your hub underneath it.  Instead of a wall of text, you now have a wall of pictures AND a wall of text.  Guess what?  It ain't no prettier. 

              What really makes my day is when those five pictures are of cars and your hub is about fluffy.

              Please, Please throw all that into a poem about Fluffy!  That's be great!  Make it a rhyming haiku with 47 syllables. Bold half of it, italicize the other half and put some links to SEO service in there too... 15 would be about right. It'd be great if you capitalized every other word for no apparent reason whatsoever.

              Then throw in a ratings capsule, a poll asking us how much we love cats named Fluffy (make sure at least 3 of the 5 choices are EXACTLY the same) and a link to how we, too, can join HubPages and write about OUR cats.

              Then copyright it... The bigger the text the better. Don't attribute ANY of the pictures, but if you absolutely have to using the phrase "Google Image" is your very best bet.

              Then... when you hit the publish button... wait 5 minutes and then go to the forums to ask why it isn't featured yet. THEN, two hours later when it has a full moon beside it come BACK to the forums. Now it's time to accuse the MTurk worker of being an ESL moron. It helps if you say something about 5 cents per hub.

              There... that's the real way to get your hub featured. /rant

              Note: The opinions expressed in the above post are mine alone and in no way reflect HP's opinions. The hub appearing in this post is fictitious. Any resemblance to a real hub, featured or unfeatured, is purely coincidental... unless your have a cat named Fluffy and write exceedingly long hubs about said cat... then yeah, I'm talking about you.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                A genius post.  I am surrounded by people much funnier than me who don't waste their time on hubs that try to be funny.

                Loved it Melissa.

                1. Will Apse profile image91
                  Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Melissa is never banal.

                  1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                    MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Will, I spend hours every day just laying around being banal.

                    Ask my kids.

                2. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                  MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Mark, I am in no way funnier than you. Seriously. Not even close.

                  The cheeseburger gazelle thing had me laughing, literally, for days.

                  Mainly cause I amuse easily, but that's beside the point smile

                  BTW... I do so have two hubs written especially for humour... neither gets traffic.

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                Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                rotf

              3. aa lite profile image91
                aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Have you considered a book "memoirs of an Mturk rater" or at least a series of hubs?  They would be brilliant!

                1. MelissaBarrett profile image61
                  MelissaBarrettposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  LOL! Limited readership there.

                  Besides for them to be really funny, I'd have to give information about specifics that might make it able to identify the hub. Which is kinda uncool.

                  I will give this thought... One should never use a translation program on a recipe hub for chicken breasts. I almost had to get a new laptop after that one... I was drinking a coke when I read it.

              4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image86
                ChitrangadaSharanposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                LOL! 10 on 10 on this post of yours, MelissaBarrett! The 'NOTE' at the end is equally witty.

            2. aa lite profile image91
              aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I think a map of your route from home to supermarket is absolutely essential!

              I thought that post was very funny actually, but quite long.  And I always love stickmen pictures , so the more the better. 

              The problem with the QAP, is they don't do humour, unless it is classed as cw.  If you write a hub in the shopping section, they expect a serious guide to shopping.  Tbh I think your hub failed the "substance" test.

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Thanks guys - you are ALL great.  Advice, support, etc.

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                Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Wait... are you asking for a map from *my house to the supermarket? Cause we've only just met and that seems a little skeevy to me.

                What's "CW" btw?

                1. aa lite profile image91
                  aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Nope of course not i wanted a map from Marks house to the supermarket because i intend to stalk him

                  "CW" is creative writing.  I am pretty sure that if Mark classified the hub as CW it would have passed.

                  What's 'skeevy' btw?

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                    Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    You'll have to get in line behind me.

                    skeevy... like creepy or possibly distasteful something along those lines I spose.

                    But I don't have many stalkers as of late... if you get really bored, you can stalk me and we'll make a day of it. I get lonely.

    2. Marina Lazarevic profile image87
      Marina Lazarevicposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Interesting. Mind sharing the URL for Hub #1 that passed?

      Others have already pointed this out, but I also suggest categorizing your [humor-like] Hubs as humor. It will increase the chances that they pass the QAP. MTurkers still need to mark the Hub as CW when rating (i.e., recognize that they are humor Hubs), but if they are categorized as such by Hubbers, there is a higher chance that they will be marked correctly by MTurkers. Shockingly enough, sometimes people have a hard time gauging one's tone on the internet. yikes It helps to let them know what your intent is. Just a thought!

      Humor and other CW Hubs do not need to be media rich to get high ratings: http://hubpages.com/help/hub_hop_table#creative

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Lol - opening myself up for another QAP... http://markewbie.hubpages.com/hub/internet-apology

        I hear you about the humor section.  Yep - anything can get through there.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          There's a Z in apologize.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Not while the Queen is still on her throne there isn't.

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              lol... how long could that last?

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Long enough for this thread to disappear.

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                  Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Yeah.. she seems like she doesn't move along quickly.

                  How do I find that blog of yours that I wrote on today? i want to see if you wrote back. and don't write back now, cause Ill see the time and know.

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                    Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I can't keep spamming my stuff - I'll get shot.  If you were to enter my name into Google Search and choose the BlogSpot option.  I think I made a fairly short response to your excellent comment.

  9. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    If that was in 'shopping' they probably QAPed it for casting doubt on the one true religion.

    By the way, have ever seen this: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/dog_paradox

    Well written, well drawn and several million views.

    Perhaps all you need is a mountain of work on your shopping expedition.

    (I should say that the link involves exposure to some profanity of a wholesome nature).

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Will.  That is fantastic.  Funny, sad, brilliant.

      Seems to me I need to spend ten times as long - at least - on creating something of real worth.  I tend to just knock up a lazy idea and slap a couple of pics on it.

      It's not easy this internet game.

  10. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    Yeh, but my 92 is all muscle.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol.

      Do you scrabble, or are you like those other Brits who say they did that when they were 5 and have outgrown it?

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Xi jo qi in the triples...

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's hot.

          Ok, but do you scrabble online?

          1. Will Apse profile image91
            Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            If it has anything to do with Facebook, I'm a conscientious objector.

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Then alas, we shall never play... I would have beaten you anyway.

  11. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    I think you probably would, actually. I play the comp which is patient with my short term memory lapses. People would just think I'm a moron.

    Have you ever thought about getting a more interesting job?

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      lol... my job is super challenging, believe it or not. I supervise the front end at a grocery store and do customer service. Even though I hate it sometimes, Ive enjoyed it more than any job Ive ever had cause it's always changing, always crazy busy and my ADD type personality gets bored really quick. Plus my boss is great so... IDK. Why?

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't know, you seem to have more brain power than you know what to do with.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Ive never been accused of that before. lol

          1. Will Apse profile image91
            Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            The talents must work...

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              What talents?

              1. Will Apse profile image91
                Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                There is something buzzing around in there crying out for a role in life. But I don't know what it is!

                Anyway, I have a memory lapse coming on. And the cat needs its ears scratched. Or that might be my wife. Not much bigger than a cat and hard to tell apart at distance.

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                  Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Have I just been analysed? How cool is that? I feel like I owe you something now. If you come up with any ideas, let me know, I am up for a new challenge. smile

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    And in realize.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      OK, you made your point.  Someone decided English was not complicated enough so they changed the spellings.

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        Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Trolleys, is that what you push your food around in? We call them carts... or in the south, ppl call them buggies, but I don't like that.

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    Beth37posted 4 years ago

    There was only 4 blogs there, which one was it?

    Never mind... I found it... why is a grocery store one called "Poke it with a stick?"

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      http://markewbie.blogspot.co.uk/
      Its that one.  I am going to get banned for self-publicity.

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      Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my word, I must have some kind of damage to one of the lobes of my brain... Im glad you posted it.

      Wait a minute... it changed... a different one was called poke it with a stick then the grocery store one was. sad
      What are you doing to me?

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I may have to go lie down now.

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          Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's getting up time there. I know Im not the sharpest knife in the drawer, but I know its getting up time in England.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Well, clever-clogs, you would also know that the English people like to have an early siesta.  Having spent two hours on the internet removing all the "Z"'s left in by silly Americans - we will salute a picture of the Queen and lay in the blazing sun drinking Pimms.

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              Beth37posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              "clever clogs" hahahaha... that's the funniest post Ive seen yet.

 
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