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Why does the same person get HOTD twice in 4 days? (6 hubs published)

  1. janderson99 profile image83
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    Just wondering. Good luck to him.

    1. IzzyM profile image86
      IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Really? I seldom notice who has HOTD. That seems a bit odd to say the least, unless this person is a superb writer. Is he?

      1. janderson99 profile image83
        janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this
        1. IzzyM profile image86
          IzzyMposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I haven't read them, but at least the summaries are written in good English.

          Maybe he used correctly attributed photos?

          I have no issue with anyone receiving HOTD when they produce well-written, informative articles.

          It must be a tremendous boost to new hubbers to receive this accolade, and the resulting traffic.

          Unfortunately, internal traffic pays next to nothing, and many former HOTD winners have reported on the forums that their former HOTDs are now unfeatured due to lack of search engine traffic.

          Good luck to the writer. Assuming he is a new member and not the sock of an existing one, then he may be in for a sore disappointment.

          1. janderson99 profile image83
            janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I think it should be shared around a bit. Both are old hubs.

  2. janshares profile image90
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    I am not one to criticize. I try very hard to say nothing if I have nothing good to say. I'd rather be a supportive hubber. But I do have a question I will pose since we are on the topic of this hub (today's HOTD). How did this hub's summary, and other summaries on this hubber's subdomain get past the summary hub tool which now limits characters in the summaries? They are incredible long or did I miss something.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image87
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Probably old summaries. If the hubber was to try to edit them, then the character limitation filter would kick in. My best guess.

    2. janderson99 profile image83
      janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I think its advisory only. It doesn't really matter IMO. The general advice is that it should not exceed 150 characters if it is to get a chance to be shown in the Google snippet.
      http://www.seomofo.com/snippet-optimizer.html

      1. janshares profile image90
        jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Maybe it depends on what browser you use but once you edit an old hub or start a new one, the summary capsule tool will stop you in mid-sentence and only allow said number of characters.

    3. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Edit: incredibly long. Also, new hubbers don't have old hubs where they have the choice to keep original summaries.

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

        Those don't seem to be summaries.  Every one is taken from the first text capsule of the hub.  I doubt that noone is writing a dedicated summary.

        1. janderson99 profile image83
          janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Deleted

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

            That's interesting.  A snippet search shows 3 results, all on HP.  The hub, author profile and the HP category listing of hubs.

            I copyscape picking up more than that?

            1. janderson99 profile image83
              janderson99posted 4 years ago in reply to this

              sorry I deleted by comment - I never criticize hubs, nor do I want to appear to do so, even when unintended. My apology!

  3. Sherry Hewins profile image92
    Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

    I like both hubs, and although they are unusual choices for HOTD, I see nothing objectionable about them. Perhaps it was just a fluke that his hubs got chosen twice so close together.

    I can say from experience that, while it's exciting and encouraging to have a HOTD, it has no long-term benefits.

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

      I've gotten a big surge each time, but you're right - there are no long term benefits, traffic wise.  It may give a much needed boost to morale, but that's it.

  4. Will Apse profile image89
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    Come on... You know you hate him. He's mama's favourite.

  5. tirelesstraveler profile image85
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    He is a good writer.  Just out of college and headed to grad school.  If he weren't a good writer heading for grad school in history would be pointless.

 
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