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  1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    Hi-
      Just curious, what it takes, who decides, and on what basis, how the hubs featured on HP home page (prior to signing in) are chosen.

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      ssaulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I am so so curious as well, I never made it to Facebook either! smile

  2. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    I wonder about this too.... hmm

  3. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    I Believe Whole Heartedly that it is The BIG FINGER! smile

    1. To Start Again profile image85
      To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      And I'm pretty sure I know which finger that is... wink

  4. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    Most likely it's decided by an algorithm.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!  MATH on a WORDS site!!  tongue

  5. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    big_smile  I Prefer the Fair and Logical Choices of The BIG FINGER! smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol 

      well, some of us are out of luck, aren't we??

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well apparently that is when The BIG FINGER comes into play the most! smile

        "Algor-Get-Ridoem!" - I believe that is the sound it makes at the precise time of choosing likely candidates! smile

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
          DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          LOL   "Algor-Get-Ridoem!" I like it!

  6. Bronson_Hub profile image61
    Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago

    I'm curious as well!

  7. Greek One profile image81
    Greek Oneposted 5 years ago

    It's a science, really...

    1. All the titles of every hub, are printed out on a little pieces of paper.

    2. These pieces of paper are put into a big pile

    3. All my hub titles are found, removed, and placed in a separate pileā€¦ where they are burned in an environmentally friendly way

    4. A man named Al Gorithum (i think he is originally from Jordan), then reaches into the pile and randomly picks out a hub

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, then, I want to personally meet this Al Gorithm guy, and threaten him within an inch of his equations!

      I notice a lot of the same Hubbers are featured over and over, so I reject an explanation of any 'random' aspect to Mr. Gorithm's calculations.

      I'd like to see the criteria installed in Al's numbers system.

      tongue

  8. shogan profile image88
    shoganposted 5 years ago

    Apparently, I'm on the front page twice, DzyMsLizzy.  I had no idea until just now.  After reading your thread, I decided to take a look.  If it's any consolation, I did no lobbying and I wasn't informed about it.  I'm very appreciative, but I'm as mystified as you are.

    1. camlo profile image81
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm curious, too, now.
      Do you think there's anything particular that might have got those two Hubs there? I know you say you're mystified yourself, but maybe you've thought of something by now.

      1. shogan profile image88
        shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        No, I can't think of anything.  Naturally, I'm grateful, given the bump in traffic, but I have no idea of why they were chosen.

        1. viryabo profile image86
          viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder if they get a 'bump' in traffic because they are there.

          OR

          They are there because they got a 'bump' in traffic.

          I wonder.

  9. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago

    OK--I want to know if HP moderators or staff ever read these posts....and if so, I'd like an answer from one of them!   A full explanation, please, of how this system works, since I am obviously not the only curious one.

    1. Bronson_Hub profile image61
      Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Me too!

      What I suspect may be the case is a situation similar to the computer taking over in the movie i-Robot.  That might explain the absences of HP moderators/staff replying.  Either that or it's the weekend.

  10. relache profile image89
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    I had a history teacher in high school who used to tell us he graded tests by putting four stamps on his dog's paws:  A, B, C and D.  Then he spread the papers on the floor and let the dog walk all over them.  To give you the benefit of the doubt, he'd give you the highest letter grade the dog stamped on the paper, and if the dog didn't stamp your paper at all, you'd fail.

    I bet it's a method that is something like that.

    And I'm pretty sure that admin will never totally explain how it works, because then you've given a way for unscrupulous people to game the system.  So keep dreaming, DzyMsLizzy...

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Unfortunately, I'm sure the unscrupulous will always be with us....but it would be nice to know a little bit... like, is it subject matter? or volume of 'hits' ... so we could at least aim there...without cheating..

      wink

  11. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    I have wondered if they just use the photos that are already in the hubs they feature or do they ask for a special photo to be sent for the featured hub?

    1. shogan profile image88
      shoganposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They use the photo already in the hub.

  12. Rafini profile image85
    Rafiniposted 5 years ago

    I personally think the Featured Hubs are the moderators favorites - they take a vote each week and the hubs stay in place until new favorites are voted in. hmm

    Well, what else could it be??  roll

    1. Bronson_Hub profile image61
      Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It must be conspiracy.  I heard they found thermite in the some of the hubs yikes

  13. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago

    Where does one see these featured hubs?  smile

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
      DzyMsLizzyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      They are on the Hub Pages landing page, before you sign in.

      Once you sign in, they become "invisible" to you.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks!  All the more reason not to sign out! smile

        1. Bronson_Hub profile image61
          Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Wait, we can sign out?

          1. Randy Godwin profile image92
            Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave!  Welcome to the Hubtel California! yikes

      2. To Start Again profile image85
        To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        no they don't, just click on the HubPages link at the very top left corner. It takes you to the front page.

        1. camlo profile image81
          camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          But only when you're signed out - at least, that's how it is for me.

          1. To Start Again profile image85
            To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            thats odd. I just did it and it worked for me.

            1. To Start Again profile image85
              To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              oh nope, sorry-i just looked again. it was just my featured topics. sorry, i didn't read just glanced. smile

              1. camlo profile image81
                camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                Hmmm ... and you actually made me go there to see if it was something else they've changed. smile

                1. To Start Again profile image85
                  To Start Againposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  lol made ya look! cool

          2. IzzyM profile image85
            IzzyMposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Yup - gotta be signed out.

  14. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 5 years ago

    I've had a hub on the front page - they just use the picture in the hub. The photo in my hub was rather attractive, so I think that may have been an "eye-grabber" that caused them to use it for the HubPages front page. I'm a newbie, so my traffic and earnings aren't enough to justify it. Eye candy and a well written hub might be enough.

  15. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I always thought they were the winners from the Hubmob smile but I could be wrong. tongue

  16. Richieb799 profile image63
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    On Blog TV people get featured randomly

  17. Stevennix2001 profile image82
    Stevennix2001posted 5 years ago

    I think it's based on the traffic of the hub if you ask me. I remember when I got my "Dangers of Facebook" hub featured on it once, it was during the time it garnering a lot of traffic.  Now that the traffic for that same said hub is barely sputtering at like 10 or less a day, you'll notice it's no longer featured anymore on the main hubpages site. that's why i think it has a lot more to do with the amount of traffic a hub gets that causes hubpages to feature it.  at least, that's my theory

    1. Beth100 profile image82
      Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      hmmm... I don't know about that.  I've had some hubs hit 100 with a consistent high volume of traffic and not one of them has been featured. 

      I also have some with a large number of comments but no go on the features either.

      Frankly, I can't recall ever seeing one of mine on the featured list.  yes, I've been on the topic list, but not in the banner.

      Makes ya think, doesn't it??? hmm

      1. camlo profile image81
        camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        One thing I notice about all of them, without having read them, is that they all have a beautiful picture. I think that's the secret.

  18. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Good possibility Camlo.  Seems a bit shallow since it's a content site....but then again, it is for marketing purposes.  Guess I better change some of my photos!  lol

    1. camlo profile image81
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Just what I was thinking. smile

  19. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    What do you think?  Shall we give it a whirl??

    1. camlo profile image81
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It's worth a try. smile

  20. Beth100 profile image82
    Beth100posted 5 years ago

    Just changed the photos for my Travelling Alberta hub.  We'll see what happens.

    The question is:  will this work for hubs that have been already published?  Or, will only new hubs with good eye candy be picked up?

    What do you think?

    1. camlo profile image81
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm going to try on a couple of my existing Hubs, then pay very special attention to the photos I use on future Hubs.

      I'm wondering which photos to change now ... I'm certainly not changing the cucumbers ...

      1. Beth100 profile image82
        Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        lol  ha ha ha  you're too funny!  lol

  21. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    No it won't change anything!  - This 'Eye Candy' theory is not correct!  I Always use excellent pics, write well on the hard subjects and wear chocolate bar shades - which are messy, but really Cooooool  hahaha!........... Nope Nothing!

    As I Have said before... This is a Case for The BIG FINGER!
    Perhaps, it is more than a Casting Couch issue huh?
    Perhaps, the concern really should be who gets all the tracker %s that are Hidden at the top of our pages and also invisible when WE are logged in.. not to OUR SE Traffic that WE Generate!  - I think that is an issue that deserves a considerably more transpirancy !
    Both issues are Major Negatives on this site!

    1. camlo profile image81
      camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I won't be put off. You'll go to 'Featured Hubs' in a couple of days, and find nothing but Beth's and my Hubs being featured.

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I take it you know the Story about the Old Bull and the Younger Bull Dragon? hmm smile

        I Never Run at Any Opportunity! big_smile

    2. 2uesday profile image88
      2uesdayposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you for confirming this about the 'extra' that we do not see when we come onto the site signed in. I noticed it the other week and put it down to a test/trial being run for a new extra ad spot.

      Where does it fit in to the sixty/forty split? Anyone know?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        what 'extra' are you talking about? hmm

    3. Bronson_Hub profile image61
      Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Forgive my naivety, what is the big finger?  And should I be scared?

  22. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Why do you think that I've been wearing this Sherbert flavored dart for? Fun? roll

    1. Beth100 profile image82
      Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      ha ha, I thought it was to get attention!  lol

      1. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That Was Attention! big_smile

        1. Beth100 profile image82
          Beth100posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I think you're scary looking cat/dog/gremlin received the greatest amount of attention!  I kinda liked that one. smile

  23. sofs profile image87
    sofsposted 5 years ago

    Hey to be fair, I read a couple of those hubs and they were good...it is not just the pictures ..alone that will get you there or so I think we need to befriend Mr.Al Gore Tim to get the work done!!

  24. 2uesday profile image88
    2uesdayposted 5 years ago

    Hi rebekahELLE, There are ads that appear above the title of hubs but I can only see them when I have not signed into my account. I am curious as to why that is, maybe it has always been that way and I have only just discovered it. smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm usually signed in when I read hubs. I never noticed those ads before.

      1. viryabo profile image86
        viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I've always noticed them but never understood why they don't appear after signing in.

        1. camlo profile image81
          camloposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Because your 'Edit', 'Stats', 'Delete', 'Suggest Links' bar is in their place when you're signed in.

  25. Bronson_Hub profile image61
    Bronson_Hubposted 5 years ago

    If QVC made a hub, that's what the featured hubs seem to look like in presentation and quality.

  26. cheaptrick profile image76
    cheaptrickposted 5 years ago

    It's simple really.Make the check out,a one followed by how ever many zeros you can afford[this ties in to how badly you want to be featured],then sign the check.Mail it to;Box 309 Mt Pleasant NY 10666.Works quite well!I also recommend this method for gaining followers and getting them to comment on your hubs!The more you pay them the better the comments!I should know...smile

 
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