It seems that when I ask a question pertaining to Hubpages, it goes right under "hot". Other questions.....not so much. Other than asking hub related questions I do not know. I prefer to look under latest and save hot for last.
You can help the HubPages community highlight top quality content by ranking this answer up or down.
It is done by an algorithm (a list of well-defined instructions) It is not done by staff member. Hubscore play a big role in determining what is best sometimes hot. Hubs that have proven to be quality and gain traffic. Also question asked about Hupages help too.