I recived a note from HubPages an article is eligible for a niche site. The notes at the bottom stated to check grammar. I have done corrections using grammarly and one other editing software. The question is do I wait for them to review or do I go through the process of submitting to a niche site?
I have had far more success waiting for the site to move it. They always seem to reject it if I submit one and then move it themselves a week later which makes no sense at all.
Ian, do you mean brand new Hubs or old ones?
When you write a brand new Hub, you should NOT use the "Submit to a network site" button. Brand new Hubs are automatically considered for the niche sites within the first few weeks after publication. If you try submitting it at that point, it will be rejected because it's already in the queue.
If a brand new Hub hasn't been moved after a month or so, you can assume it's been rejected - so there's absolutely no point submitting it again. You have to revise and improve it first, then try submitting it.
Ok, I didn't know that, but I leave it with them now anyway. If it's good enough it will get moved, if not, it won't lol
I have used the ''submit'' on new Hubs I knew they would take, just to speed it up so I can do my thing. The definitely took them more quickly. I don't really have anything older to submit so that's what I did a few times.
"If a brand new Hub hasn't been moved after a month or so, you can assume it's been rejected." But who said this?!
I can't recall if anyone actually said those words, but it's obvious, isn't it?
Every brand new Hub is now automatically assessed for the niche sites. Therefore if a brand new Hub doesn't get moved to a niche site, it must have failed to meet the standard for the niche site.
Sometimes it seems to take a while to go through the assessment process, that's why I suggest waiting a month before assuming that it's been rejected.
I wonder if editors ever encounter Hubs they feel are of adequate quality to move, but the topic doesn't relate enough to any of the niche sites, so the Hub isn't moved.
HubPages went to great lengths to map all their categories to the niche sites. So if you were able to find a category for it on HubPages, there's a niche site somewhere for it.
Personally I think some subjects don't fit well where they've put them (for instance, dance on Hobbylark).
What does sometimes happen is that a Hub is good enough quality, but they already have several Hubs on the niche sites covering exactly the same ground.
You're right Marisa, the categories cover just about everything. I've also encountered cases where a Hub fits two or more niche sites well (Hobbylark and Reelrundown in particular), but in those cases one is simply selected.
HubPages and its staff are doing a great job, and I mean no offense to anyone, but it seems that articles published before the niche sites were made are often overlooked. Still, I suppose that's why we have the submit article button.
You could also say that those old articles had their chance and have already been found wanting!
You may recall that the niche sites were originally formed by taking all the successful Hubs from the HubPages main site. The statistic was something like 80% of the main site's traffic was generated by 20% of the Hubs. That 20% was easy to identify and move en masse.
So, that obviously means the 80% left on HubPages - all the remaining "old articles" - were generating only 20% of the site's total traffic, suggesting that they simply weren't making the grade with Google! That's why HubPages has been so cautious about moving them to the niche sites and in fact, I'm slightly surprised they're even bothering.
Hm, admittedly the old cynic in me feels uneasy about numbers rather than quality dictating the decision, but I can definitely understand it on a business level. Thanks for your wisdom on the subject!
HubPages exists to make money. How does it make money? By attracting readers - over 90% of them via Google. Therefore HubPages' overarching priority must be to display articles that rank highly on Google.
We can pore over Google's quality guidelines and check page rank till we're blue in the face, but the proof is in the pudding. If an article is getting a lot of traffic from Google, it means Google perceives it as meeting its quality guidelines, and is ranking it high enough for readers to see it. Why wouldn't you choose those articles above all others?
Yes, absolutely. Submit the hub again as soon as you think it is ready. If they have already suggested corrections they won't count it again for the 14 day rule. Good luck to you.
I always re submit after making the necessary changes.
Resubmit to the niche site after you have done the corrections. It will immediately be accepted for review even if the two weeks aren't up. I find that the hub is usually posted on the niche site within a day after I resubmit. However, I've been waiting over a week for my last resubmission. Maybe it is because of the holiday.
It is OK to use the submit to niche site button after you have revised an article. I have used it several times. It does not interfere with the fourteen days rule.
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