The first sentence of today's gem
"Rumored to be edible after fifty years and haven taken a trip to the moon, the Twinkie is now dead.”
The article is totally unrelated to the heading. Yeah right!
Yesterday's Gem was about "How Do You Copy and Paste In Windows?"
There is only 39,200,000 pages already published on that.
HOTD is the public face of Hubpages - selected by staff - WOW! This says a lot!
So, to qualify as HOTD, one is required to put in followed, spam links to photo sources which are totally unrelated to the content of the Hub. No wonder Google has problems with this site! Christy, do you understand why Google penalizes webpages for that?
And I have no idea what this means: "If you have to be featured . . ."
This is serious because I cannot think of a more effective way to trash a brand, destroy site reputation and lose traffic.
=> Today's HOTD - says to Google and the world HP cares zilch about quality - staff cannot pick up a spelling mistake and poor expression in the first sentence. The Title is irrelevant to the topic and is a blatant attempt to claw irrelevant hits, which will frustrate searchers
=> Yesterday's HOTD says HP is focused on fully saturated topics that have been flogged to death. Why would anyone want to read a rehash of old stuff on HP.
Get serious about this, chose HOTDs based on the following
1. A fabulous unique image that really intrigues users.
2. Titles about unique and very interesting topics that people want to know more about. The title show be very well crafted so that people want more. AVOID all saturated topics and lame expression.
Please HP the HOTD showcases the site. If they are poorly chosen it affects MY reputation on here and MY traffic. Please lift your game!
Why was today's HOTD chosen ( only 2 hubs published by the author)?
Many people agree with you and staff members were given plenty of suggestions in this thread
Nothing has changed since then, so it's pretty clear that we can look forward to more HOTD offerings in the vein of "How to Blink" until there is some staff turnover.
If it's any consolation, the vast majority of this site's visitors land on article pages and never visit the front page, so I doubt the front page mediocrity is really damaging the site's or our reputation all that much.
Very well put. Hope somebody is listening.
HP was forced into these selections because my armadillo hub is no longer available to them.
A staff member didn't know how to copy and paste and found the tutorial so useful she/he just had to promote it to the front page.
The first sentence not only is poorly constructed but has a huge word usage error."haven" is used in the wrong context. I believe the author was trying to say "having". The person choosing HOTD should be careful about grammatical errors in the hubs they choose.
I must be seriously conditioned, because I'm just amazed that a hub without a map and a poll was chosen.
Yeesh! Throw some shrimp on the barbie and don't be such a hater topclass! I thought BradleyHughes100's hub was interesting and informative- no need to slam people and attack their work.
Oh my. I was ready to pile in with some comment and then I looked at the page. It is the first one for ever possibly that is not a moronic and pointless "How To". No wonder the generic blands are upset about it.
Something a bit different! An opinion!! My God it might almost be genuine comment.
Every other HOTD is pointless pap - keyword nonsense of the kind that screams content farm.
I'm genuinely surprised. A real page.
Instead of Hub of the Day, all latest published (featured after QAP) hubs should be displayed one after the other.
Wow I do not think I have ever gone to or seen a HOTD. Oh my this is just downright terrible. Any 5th grade English teacher would either make a rewrite or fail these writings. Not that I think I really care but my goodness it is so bad it is nearing insanity. And I would know I am crazy!!
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