Can HubPages show your hub as "not featured" even when people are still commenting on it? Just sign me out as a 5 year plus Hubber who is more confused and disgruntled here than ever before.
Yes, pagesvoice, I believe that can happen. I just found a fascinating hub, but when I went to the profile page of the author, the hub wasn't there.
I commented on it and shared it, so she'll be getting comments ... and hopefully with the new activity, the hub may become featured again. I hope so, because I consider it to be a very worthy hub.
Perhaps your unfeatured hub will also be reinstated.
I warm to the sentiments you express in your Profile. And can understand your frustration here.
I get the impression many Hubbers have left these forums because of apparent inconsistencies in the management decisions. Are they all made impersonally by some computer algorithm?
If you know of a more friendly, responsive and credible site to exchange good conversation, please let me know.
I would be reluctant to leave HP, because I have met some really great people here and would be sorry to leave them behind.
Great reply. I also feel the same attitude with HubPages. I do not find more friendly and credible site than this. I consider myself to be fortunate to find out this site a year ago accidentally. All people here are so nice and friendly. And I can never think of quitting.
I understand the reluctance to leave because of the people. However, luckily I've made FaceBook friends with many of our hubber writers and those have grown into long lasting friendships.
I haven't been using this site regularly for too long now but I think a featured hub has a lot to do with traffic, but i could be wrong. My Hub will be featured one day and not the next.
Have you tried all the suggestions HP gives at the top about images, horizontal photo dividers, copyright and APA capitalization?
Also, you might wish to try spell checking especially the first and last capsule.
I have found that my grammar and punctuation have held my hubs back and have taken to a free add-in called Grammarly. It takes a little bit more time but it much more comprehensive making the hub better and scoring higher but most importantly making the user experience better.
And lastly consider adding free images from a site such as Pixabay.
Hope that helps.
Best of luck to you.
The changes are so frequent and arbitrary it's almost impossible to keep up, especially if you have a large body of hubs. But many writer sites have folded, this one and Wizzley are the only ones left, and they aren't doing too well either.
Sadly, the administration is doing anything they can to get back in Google's good graces, and will try anything to see if it sticks. I doubt that the site will ever be what it was. But the people are friendly and it's kind of fun to hang around.
Sometimes just adding a sentence or a few new pictures can get your hub featured again. It doesn't take much.
So, what is going on with Google? I hear reports that they are (or are becoming) the most dominant search engine. They are changing their algorithms to push out any business solely dependent upon desk-top computers. Is that right? They are pushing for more and more dependence on smart cell phones and tablets. Is that right?
Are we seeing the sort of world depicted by George Orwell? The Big Brother syndrome?
I also doubt it will ever be what it once was.
Thank you for the advice, I'll begin looking through my hubs now and see if I can implement any of those suggestions!
The people commenting on your hub are probably hubbers. In order for your hub to be featured, it needs to draw traffic from the search engines also.
Why are you worried about that hub that is doing so poorly that it is idled for lack of traffic? Instead of being disgruntled, why not write and publish other hubs that will draw more traffic?
Yes,your featured hub can get unfeatured.Hubpages update their standard regularly and that is the reason.
That's a bit worrisome to think about. So if many of your hubs don't bring in the traffic, then they'll all become unfeatured? I read somewhere that they'll give beginners around 6 months to gain traffic before hubs lose their featured status.
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