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Tips for Hub of the Day Award

Updated on January 13, 2014

Hub of the Day

I have always wondered how a hub page can be chosen for the Hub of the Day. Since I have asked this question on the forum page, I thought it would be a great idea to write on this topic. As a newbie, I was mesmerized by the idea of my article winning the Hub of the Day, but as time went on, I found it was much harder to achieve the “golden status”. New Hubbers may also be anticipating their glorious day while asking the same burning question: How do you achieve Hub of the Day? Well, the best answer I got was from DzyMsLizzy who told me that no one can really explain the choosing process fully, because it is a behind-the-scenes selection by the Hub Page staff. The best we can do is to write great-quality hubs, with correct grammar and spelling. The topics should also be "evergreen" or interesting to a wide range of readers all year round. Well-done photos, either your own or legally used and properly credited are also a great idea.

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Here are some things newbies should know about “Hub Of The Day” award:

  • One hub article is selected by the Hub Pages staff every day based on three things: an interesting subject matter, good writing, and a striking format.
  • The Hub of the Day is showcased before the Hub Pages community and its author is received a special accolade or tribute. This accolade is designed by James Edmondson and built by Fawntia Fowler.
  • The amazing part about winning the accolade is that you can see your Hub of the Day from your homepage whether you are logged in or logged out. If you are logged out, you can see it in the large-format carousel at the top of your homepage. If you are logged in, you can see it in the sidebar of your homepage next to your feed or underneath your profile picture and accolades.
  • The ten most recent ones can be seen on the logged-out home page. If your Hub has been selected for Hub of the Day, you can see it shining bright on the signed-out homepage for ten days
  • Well researched Title with no misspelling and capitalized properly has better chance to win Hub of the day award.
  • If your hubs are engaged in a programs like Hub Nuggets, Weekly Topic Inspiration, Hub Pages know It All Contest Entries etc, you have better chance to win hub of the day award.
  • Hubs of the Day are most likely to be recently published Hubs, but they’re not likely to be Hubs that were JUST published that very same day. However, all Hubs either new or old are eligible to become Hub of the Day.
  • The Hub Pages staff spends so much time reading Hubs every day that they are bound to find Hubs that they would like to feature. So, there is NO need to submit a request to participate in the Hub of the Day Feature/Contest.


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There is also an archive page where you can go and check out all the previous Hub of the Day articles: the archive .


The Hub of the Day Accolade can be seen on a Hubber`s profile page. The Hub of the Day Accolade is very unique and appears on the winning Hub next to the title as a perfect testament to the quality of the Hub.



It does not matter if you have written a 300 word hub or 1000 word hub. If your hub contains something new, then you have a better chance for the Hub of the Day. Take a look at these 2 Hubs of the Day for example:

1.Saving A Bit of Green While Being Green! (contains only 230 words)

2.The Healthiest Fast Food (contains 1020 words)

One thing that they have in common is that they are both unique and present a new idea which can benefit the readers.

Here is my favorite, 8 “Hub of the day” Hub pages are:

Keep up the good work. You never know you might be the next to get the golden globe award:)

The virtue lies in the struggle, not in the prize.
Richard Monckton Milnes

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      Kalmiya 3 years ago from North America

      I've been on HubPages for 2 years now and have written only featured hubs but have yet to win a HTD. I see what I consider rather strange or unexpected hubs for winning the HPTD and am wondering about the criteria used in selecting winners. Is the selection done by automation? I'm a little confused and disheartened.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Glimmer Twin Fan,thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Glimmer Twin Fan 5 years ago

      This is really interesting. I haven't been hubbing long, but was curious about the process. Thanks.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Wewillmake,thanks for dropping by and the comments. Take care!

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      wewillmake 5 years ago from kerala-INDIA

      That's a relevant piece of information that you given. I surely keep in mind what you told at the next time when iam writing a hub. A great article...

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      internetgeek, thank you for stopping by comments and feedback. I really appreciate it.

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      Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      This is really awesome and wonderful Hub on "Hub of the Day" topic. Specially the things which newbies should know about “Hub Of The Day” award. Thanks for sharing and voted up :)

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      I can not believe that you have commented on my hub page. I am so thrilled to see that. Thanks Vinaya. Take care!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

      One of my hubs have been selected as the hub of the day. It was a hub about life in a farm in Nepal. I have used lots of pictures in this hub. However, I still don't know how's the selection process like. Thanks for sharing the secret.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and your feedback, anglwu.

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      anglnwu 5 years ago

      Thanks for sharing the process. As you mentioned, it sometimes, a bit of a mystery how one is chosen but good to know that it's not dependent on length. Rated up.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thank you so much for stopping by,FordeAhern and voting up!

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      FordeAhern 5 years ago from Broadford, Co. Limerick. ireland

      This hub should get hub of the day, it is great. thank you and as I am only here for 7 weeks I got loads of information from you. voted up.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for dropping by, jpcmc.

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      JP Carlos 5 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      I also wondered about hub of the day. But I did not venture into the back scenes of it.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and nice comments,billybuc. I really appreciate it.

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I knew none of this; thank you for clearing this up for me. I've been wondering for two months how that decision is made and you just stepped up and answered. Great hub!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by and nice comments,precy anza. I really appreciate it.

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      precy anza 5 years ago from USA

      These are great tips for a better hubbing and to get on that spot light :) Voted up! Thanks for the tips you have.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by,bookmarking and nice comments.

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      VendettaVixen 5 years ago from Ireland

      Thanks for the great words of wisdom, Urmilashuckla.

      I think people should follow these steps anyway, even if they're not looking to get a Hub of the Day Award. It'll improve their hubs, resulting in more traffic for them.

      I'd just like to point out that while original photos do help, they're not essential to receiving the award. I can't take my own photos due to my eyesight problems, and I was lucky enough to be awarded Hub of the Day. Images do need to be properly attributed, though.

      I'm definitely bookmarking this hub, so I can look back on it when I'm struggling with hubs. Thank you.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks Pinkchic18 for stopping by and comments.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Neat hub! I'm striving for this as a goal someday :)

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      You are right Radhikasree. Thanks for stopping by comments and feedback. Take care!

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      Radhika Sreekanth 5 years ago from Mumbai,India

      Great hub featuring the criteria required for a "HUB of the day". I've noticed that most of the "Hub of the day" out-stand others w.r.t. photos, text, format and the main "content". Thanks for sharing. Up and useful.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Hi alisha4u, thanks for stopping by. Actually, there is no procedure to participate or submit any application for Hub Of The Day award. The best you can do is to write great-quality hubs, with correct grammar and spelling( which I am really bad),title with right capitalization, photos,videos either your own taken or legally used one etc. Good luck!

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      alisha4u 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      I always wonder how I could get my Hub published as Hub of the day... Could you tell me the procedure to submit your Hub( for Hub of the Day), if any plzzz...

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thank you for stopping by take the time to comment MojoDawg. God bless you!

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      MojoDawg 5 years ago from Fort Worth Texas

      Thanks for the follow, useful tips for keeping your hub quality high, it is wise to pay attention to others peoples "mode of success" I try to learn from everything I hear and see, we all have a unique perspective and eyes for what others cannot see. Voting Up! Blessings

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks for stopping by alocsin! Don`t worry you are next in line. You have so many great hubs. Good luck!

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      alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

      This hasn't happened to me yet but your hub gives hope. Voting this Up and Useful.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thank you Indian Chef for stopping by and commenting here. Don`t worry, I am the same. and learning a lot while reading other hubs. I am glad that this information is helpful to you. Take care!

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      Indian Chef 5 years ago from New Delhi India

      Very Nicely written hub. It is very informative. Though I am not trained enough to write a great quality hub but this information can help me in writing better.

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Thanks Shaina Rodriguez for your comments and kind words. Take care!

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      Urmila 5 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA

      Millionaire Tips thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave useful comments. I really appreciate it. Have a nice day!

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      Shaina Rodriguez 5 years ago from Wisconsin

      Great hub topic! I joined four days ago and can't help but try to make hubs good enough to shine! The point you made that helps me the most is that I should try to interest as many people as I can in a hub and also to always use my own pictures. I love to take pictures but I recently used one from google which I'm going to change ASAP now. I had my doubts about it to begin with but you made it clear, I just get kind of picture shy x)

      I voted you up, thanks for posting!

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      Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

      This is very interesting. I know many people want that elusive Hub of the Day award. I got one, and keep looking forward to the next one! You've got some great ideas here. If we follow these ideas, even if we don't get the award, we will certainly get better hubs that could potentially bring in traffic.