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What to expect after a HUB has been picked up as Editor's Choice?

  1. Goodpal profile image89
    Goodpalposted 3 years ago

    Can someone please tell me what happens after a hub is picked up as Editor's Choice? Something unusual happens after Editor's Choice? I mean in terms of its traffic, revenue generation, etc. In other words, how these privileged hubs compares with other less fortunate ones, in terms of real performance.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think anything unusual happens after the initial Glow you get from feeling of recognition for a job well done!  In terms of traffic - with nine Editors Choice Hubs currently I see a marginal increase in traffic and earnings have definitely increased month after month but this may be because I have added more Hubs. Overall Hub score has definitely increased but this is not matched by  Profile Score.  In fact every time I publish a new Hub it goes down instantly.  In terms of performance, I think we might have to wait a bit longer to see the results.

    2. sweetybd profile image60
      sweetybdposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      This means your performance in writing is so nice

      1. Goodpal profile image89
        Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I think it has more to do with the topic you choose. There are plenty of brilliant writers here who express so beautifully to inspire anyone. If writing were the criterion, their all hubs would automatically be EC.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    EC hubs get taken out of your subdomain and published under HubPages main URL.

    After that whatever happens is a wildcard.

    1. sweetybd profile image60
      sweetybdposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Right

    2. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I noted that too. Probably the only benefit (?) is shifting the EC articles under the Hubpages URL

  3. AliceFournier profile image81
    AliceFournierposted 3 years ago

    I personally didn't see much change, but I've just started, maybe it's just because I don't have many hubs. More traffic comes with more well-written hubs! But being editor's choice might motivate one to write more and more.

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I fully share your thinking!

  4. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image85
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 3 years ago

    I got real buzz when some of my hubs were chosen for EC. It's too early to say whether it's affected earnings. The viewings on the chosen hubs are among my highest, but they were before they were made EC. As Rae says, what will be will be.

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I think some people might like to pay more attention to EC hubs, but the EC hubs are not marked so except for the URL shift.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        And not all those with the shift are EC hubs.  I have quite a few that are not in my subdomain but do not carry the EC flag either.

        1. Goodpal profile image89
          Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          So there are other reasons for the shift of hubs to hubpages URL other than EC?

  5. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago

    First of all, congratulations.

    But now, you may want to keep a closer eye out for plagiarism. I had an EC hub stolen and Google is not helping. They used to remove non EC stolen hubs in 24 hours.

    Since the URL is changed from our subdomain to hubpages.com, I have a feeling Google sees it as a new hub that came AFTER the copied version. I hope I'm wrong.

    For more on this, see the forum thread at http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/118348

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Glenn. Yes, copycats lurk around in many camouflage and showcase their brilliance. I think we can't expect too much from google software; only humans can do a better job with "photocopies!"

  6. ChristinS profile image93
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    I tend to agree it's kind of a mystery with EC hubs. I've had a few that have received better traffic than they ever did, but others don't have any difference at all.  I hope that in time, EC hubs will increase traffic by getting HP maybe more into Google's good graces again. Time will tell I suppose.

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I suspect EC hubs are basically chosen for the topics that promote something good.

  7. Dorsi profile image92
    Dorsiposted 3 years ago

    I have noticed an uptick in my traffic. After the Panda/Penguin debacle I lost 90% of my traffic (from 5,000 views a day to 500) Since I have been getting some hubs chosen as EC's I am between 900-1,000 views a day so things look promising. Time will tell....

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I am not sure if anyone can write for long depending only on the grace of google. Ultimately the topic, content and quality of writing will stand on their own - google or no google.

      BTW, what happened to all other search engines? Is it health for one entity to have monopoly?

  8. agilitymach profile image99
    agilitymachposted 3 years ago

    I'm interested in this, too, as I have so far opted out of EC.  I'm wary of opting in.  My traffic is doing nicely, and I'm not sure I want to mess with it.

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think you have to opt for EC. It happens automatically!! And there is nothing to be afraid of.

      1. agilitymach profile image99
        agilitymachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Actually, you can opt out.  (I may be misunderstanding your comment, though.)  Yes, it happens automatically IF you haven't opted out.

        As for being afraid, for me, yes there could be a concern.  I'm a niche writer, and Google has apparently recognized my "expertise" in my field.  I am now listed in the first page on most searches on topics in my field.  If my hubs are removed from my URL - ie "my" website - and put under HubPages general website, my "niche" may diminish.  I don't want this to happen, as my Google numbers went up 300 percent after the latest Panda/Penguin/Hummingbird or whatever it was. smile  I want to keep my "expertise" rating with Google, although most of my traffic, by far, comes from FB.

        It's because of this that I am interested in how the EC is working for others, although I doubt I'll "opt in" at any point.

        1. Goodpal profile image89
          Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I see your point as a niche writer and losing the advantage with EC. I hope there are no other drawbacks with something others take as recognition of something.

  9. Persiamer profile image59
    Persiamerposted 3 years ago

    Hello.  I am completely new to this venue and don't completely understand how to "make money" here.  Can anyone tell me of their success, and/or explain the process in layman's terms?
    Thank you!

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome Persiamer!

      Start writing good and interesting articles. That's All !!!

      1. Persiamer profile image59
        Persiamerposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Goodpal!

        1. Goodpal profile image89
          Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Start doing it and you will also discover a great supporting community.

  10. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Certain kinds of hub do very well from the change. Most of my EC hubs have done very well.

    I reckon that if you have a sub that is suffering a serious Panda hit, the very best pages will benefit from moving to the main domain where there is no Panda hit (or only a small one).

    Moving pages that Google has never had a use for will not help them.

    Moving pages from subs that have never had a significant Panda hit will not help, either.

    Real star-performer pages can suffer and lose traffic because of the disruption caused by the URL change.

    I doubt if it as simple as I have made it out to be, lol. But there you are. It's a theory to explain the discrepancies.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That all makes perfect sense. Of course there are always exceptions, but generally I would agree with this.

  11. profile image61
    arshiacomposted 3 years ago

    Check out the link below to get your answer
    http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/10/a-few- … questions/
    regards
    Arshia

    1. Goodpal profile image89
      Goodpalposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Arshia, for the link. It really answers many things and indicates how hubpages team is working hard.

      Greatly appreciate your efforts!

  12. profile image61
    arshiacomposted 3 years ago

    you are wlcome.

  13. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 3 years ago

    I have not seen any changes. The benefits are mostly for the mother ship.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Its sweet that you see HP as your Mum. But how can HP benefit if the writers do not benefit also?

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        If you recall the ancient history, a long long time ago, about what triggered EC you will see why this is so.

        For years HP struggled to get all the hubs shifted to subdomains. Hubs published prior to June 2011 stayed linked to the mother ship, despite HP's efforts to convince Google to do it.

        Then one day it happened - Hey Presto G did it!

        BUT, Shock horror, traffic tanked.

        After a week or so, HP deduced that the reason was that the HP URL had lost a major proportion of direct links to the mother URL that gave it juice. The solution my dear friends was EC.

        HP decided that they desperately needed to get a host of hubs directly linked to the mother URL. So they decided to take the cream off the top with EC. The fix worked for the mother ship HP, with 14,000 hubs or so directly linked.

        The rest is history.

        May the force be with you!

        1. Dorsi profile image92
          Dorsiposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Sounds logical to me.

  14. mythbuster profile image86
    mythbusterposted 3 years ago

    I have just one (1) Editor's Choice hub. It's not my favourite article. I don't even like the article that much but it's getting more traffic, is in my dashboard area at the top of all my articles. Weird. Actually - it's visited a lot more now than a few months ago but nobody ever comments on it, so I don't understand how it's even an Editor's choice.

 
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