Many of my gardening, Easter, St. Patrick's Day and Valentine hubs have become unfeatured. How are we supposed to keep views and interactions up on articles that are seasonal? If we just leave them unfeatured till closer to the correct season, will they be deleted by Hub Pages? I have to admit, this " unfeatured" action seems extremely unfair to hubs that are not evergreen.
This is what I've found in the FAQ section:
Though high quality seasonal Hubs often remain Featured year-round, it is possible that Hubs seeing very little engagement from readers in the off season will no longer be Featured. To ensure seasonal Hubs are featured during their peak season, edit them about a month before their peak season arrives. They will be re-evaluated by the Quality Assessment Process and in most cases they will once again be Featured.
Hubpages wouldn't like this suggestion, because it is kind of beating the system. Just change a few letters in the hub and it will go back through the quality assessment and it will become featured again. You can do the same every so often to keep it featured.
HubPages doesn't delete hubs. They only unpublish them if they don't meet the guidelines.
If you have a hub that simply isn't getting traffic because it is out of season, it will be unfeatured. It will still be out there, and you can still link to it and share it with your friends, etc. To get it to wake up, all you have to do is make a little change - anything at all, and it will be featured. Once you wake it up, then your traffic will hopefully keep it featured until the season is over again
Yeah i saw my fathers day hub unfeatured so i add in some stuff and became featured
Ridiculous. I am not sure how to answer your question. I think I read that we can unpublish our hubs, until we do something with them, without HP deleting them.
Somebody will chime in on this one
I am unsure about how all this works yet. Still learning.
Jayne's suggestion is a good one. You could try other things like including Southern hemisphere material in gardening hubs, or kick starting featuring with an influx of social media traffic. I personally just keep everything featured whether it is seasonal or not by editing and relaunching.
Redirected ones (Squidoo) lose the redirect for search purposes so that is relevant too.
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