I'm 38 hubs in and I've just received my first non-featured hub due to quality. The hub was written with the same general quality I write here, and has even been given a HubScore higher than a few of my other hubs (all featured) but apparently this one didn't cut the mustard. If anyone more knowledgeable than I knows what I might have done wrong, please let me know. The hub can be found here; http://hubpages.com/business/How-to-Write-SEO-Friendly-Content-online The only change is that I did have an Amazon capsule for a related book which I've removed in case it was considered "spammy".
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Thanks for replying Wesman. The hub has been featured since I asked this question. It must have been the Amazon capsule. Do Hubpages ding your quality rating for common topics, though?
I'm not at all sure. But I've been told the overly common topics get really low scores. A low score isn't the same as not being 'featured' though. I tend to think only staff really know what they do and don't want.
It'd be good info to make public. I typically just write about whatever takes my fancy and try to make a good post. If common topics get penalised, though, I'll have to be a bit more selective.