I know staff is looking at idling hubs for lack of engagement if they have less than ten views in thirty days. I have several that are on the first page Google. Is there any way that the engagement issue could be put on hold until traffic improves?. I am working on these as are others. If they go into idle state, they will lose their position in SERPS. This defeats the purpose, in my opinion. Many hubs show lack of engagement due to Panda and other issues. In another month, everything could change. Could this issue be reviewed?
What does being on the first page of Google have to do with anything?
I am on the first page of Google for WryLilt but seeing as no one Googles it... It's worthless.
Thanks for your reply, My traffic started to decline three months ago.. Prior to that, I had adequate traffic and good scores. I think that Panda and possibly Penguin came along to decrease everything. My hubs on the first page of Google with my keywords had done well previously. I have unpublished several hubs that I wrote for the fun of it, as we can't do that any more. I am trying to keep the ones that have possibility and improve them. This is my opinion. Wrylilt, and any suggestions you have would be appreciated. You have credibility, and I appreciate your help on the site.
Are those the actual keywords that people are using to get to your hub? Or the ones you think they should be using to get to your hub?
As every keyword brings a different result, there would be no way to for Hubpages to monitor every search term and stop a hub from being unfeatured.
You could rank in the first page for "How to eat" "How to eat healthy" "How to eat healthy food at dinner" "How to eat dinner healthy" and millions of other search terms.
I don't doubt traffic will increase over the next few months though... just keep your score up so you get a longer grace period for featured hubs and update them if they become unfeatured.
Thanks Wrylilt. I know it would be impossible for HP to know which hubs are on the first page of Google. I feel that quality articles by hubbers can be easily lost through the present system. This is a business, I know, and the point is to make money. I love HubPages, and I hate to see the site in this position. If staff has any way to preserve quality in the midst of the Panda, that would please everyone, I know. They are trying, I am sure. Thanks.
I do hope that the program that determines which hubs to idle does take into account the overall traffic on the site. In this way, quality hubs aren't punished when traffic has gone down overall.
It's being number one at something that keeps some people's peckers up .... the fact it doesn't get traffic shouldn't concern HP. The writer's happy, all is good. Google places it number one, all is good.
Why p155 on people's embers?
Hubber happiness is not what pays the rent, the server bills or the employee salaries.
It's short-termism. Encouraged to improve and promote that same person might then go on to have 1000 successes.
Indeed they might. Or they might be writing pure junk (which is why they get no traffic) and drag the site down with them. To a company that has monthly bills to pay and requires a cash flow, the risk is too great to permit.
Now if HP had the ability for an actual person to read and evaluate every hub here, it might be a different story, but they don't. And if they did people would still complain that they were censoring anyway.
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