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FEATURED HUB 1 day - Unfeatured (for quality) next day...REALLY????

  1. Heidi Vincent profile image75
    Heidi Vincentposted 18 months ago

    I have the ability to be objective, even when it involves my own work.  I am a pretty good writer - not just because I write on Hubpages - and it has become quite annoying to see many of my quality hubs becoming unpublished, with quality (???) or lack of traffic, being cited as the problem/issue . 

    One such article tonight was 'HOW TO CHEER UP A FRIEND', which is an article that has helped many persons and contains some very practical and thoughtful suggestions.

    At this rate, I expect that some day soon, I may well see ALL of my articles unpublished on Hubpages.  That will be Hubpages' loss, not mine, since God will ALWAYS provide an avenue for me to write because, despite what Hubpages says, WRITING is one of the gifts that God has blessed me with.

    Hubpages seems to be operating as the youth these days, who have an 'instant' mentality.  If a hub isn't going VIRAL, then Hubpages thinks that it is a waste of their precious time.  However, life shows us all the time that a 'tortoise' can beat back a 'hare'.   So, in my humble opinion, maybe Hubpages needs to practice patience with hubs since "seemingly" slow performing hubs could turn out to be winners over time.

    I want to take this opportunity to encourage all of those good, very good and excellent writers on Hubpages who have been experiencing similar challenges, with the following:

    1. When one door closes, God will surely open another one for you.  My experience in life is that it is ALWAYS a better door.

    2. Remember the brilliance of many others before you, who were judged by less capable persons because those less capable persons did not understand or could not appreciate what was being offered by those brilliant human beings.  For example, did you know that Albert Einstein was denied a teaching job?  Sounds laughable now.  Huh?  Did you know that Oprah Winfrey was fired from her broadcasting job?  The only fools now are those who fired her, closed the door for her on their lousy monthly paid job and blessed her by moving her through the door that God had waiting for her - her own show and broadcasting network which makes her millions of dollars!!!

    So in closing, I want to say a hearty 'THANK YOU!!!" to Hubpages for closing the windows on me and I look forward to the day that you will close the door on me, so that I can move to that bigger and better door that GOD will surely be opening for me.   

    Heidi Vincent

    1. Jason Marovich profile image87
      Jason Marovichposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      I know you probably don't want this right now, but you might after you've thought it over:

      I found the before and after bits interesting...

      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/How- … y-of-a-Hub

    2. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      i can see that you are pretty annoyed with the unfeatured hubs. Everyone is but then, just take it as the loss of the readers. Don't be too hard on HP.

    3. Baby-Boomer-58 profile image86
      Baby-Boomer-58posted 18 months ago in reply to this

      You have 128 hubs. Do you always give up so easily?

    4. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
      DzyMsLizzyposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      There is a world of difference between "unfeatured" and "unpublished." 

      "Unfeatured" hubs are still published.

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image90
    Millionaire Tipsposted 18 months ago

    It can be upsetting when your work is unfeatured, and it is easy to think that it means that the staff is telling you that you are not a quality writer. But if you read up on what unfeaturing means, you will find that the problem is not the quality of your writing.

    If you are unfeatured for traffic, it means that you are not getting a lot of search engine traffic.  The staff is telling you that for whatever reason, the search engines may not like your article.  It may mean that there is a problem with the quality, but it may also mean that you are not using the right title to attract readers, or something else. Featuring again is simple matter of looking over the hub and updating it.  Try to figure out what is wrong with it. It may just be that you have chosen an obscure topic, but it may also mean that the search engines found something lacking.  If the search engines think your article is low quality, they may devalue your whole subdomain, so really it is better for them to only see the work they think is quality.

    If your hub is unfeatured for quality, the most likely reason for a good writer like yourself is that you are now tripping the over-promotional filters.  Have you read up on the fairly new spam policy?  They have tightened up the rules about what is considered over-promotional, so it is simply a matter of getting your hub in line with the new rules by making sure that all links and sales capsules are directly related to the content of the hub.

  3. LindaSmith1 profile image61
    LindaSmith1posted 18 months ago

    It may just mean HP is out to get rid of content from Squidoo, since they bought squidoo which eliminated their competition.

    Funny how you can move content from HP, put it on your own sites, without any changes, and watch traffic soar!!!

  4. Thelma Alberts profile image83
    Thelma Albertsposted 18 months ago

    You are not alone on this featured turned unfeatured hubs due to lack of traffic. Most of us are having this "problem" but don´t give up easily. Maybe we just have to do something that makes our hubs viral. Well, I am just dreaming but I don´t mind if it will come true. LOL!

  5. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 18 months ago

    Chances are the repeated use of unrelated links in your Hubs is messing you up.  If you remove the Catholic Contributor link (which looks like a personal site) you will probably notice many more Hubs pass QAP.

  6. MariaMontgomery profile image83
    MariaMontgomeryposted 18 months ago

    Hi, Heidi,  I once had links to my 2 blogs on all my hubs, but removed them from the hubs that were not about topics related to the blogs. That did seem to make a difference. I think relache is right. Try doing that and see what happens. Good luck.