SUGGESTION:Learning Center post on how "Discover More Hubs" are chosen

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  1. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 9 years ago

    I am still seeing quite a few hubs (not just my own) that have completely random hubs listed in the "Discover More Hubs" section. It would be really helpful to hubbers to know how the algo finds titles for this section.

    For example, tonight I read a poetry hub titled "Red Riding Hood" and one of the "Discover" hubs was 'How to Replace a Whole House Water Filter Sediment Cartridge.

    Another hub titled 'Benefits Of Creating A DeviantART Account' has a "Discover" hub titled 'How Companies Use and Account for Periodic Expenses.' … RT-Account

    Do these "Discover" hubs come from tags, titles, words within the hub or all three? Maybe from categories? From the author's other hubs? Sometimes I wonder if they are completely random.

    With Google supposedly penalizing pages and sites that contain unrelated links, a Learning Center post on how to maximize our hubs to get the best links in the 'Discover' section would help all hubbers.

  2. Simone Smith profile image88
    Simone Smithposted 9 years ago

    I'll happily write a Learning Center explaining this! It might take a while, since we've all got a pretty heavy workload this summer, but rest assured that I shall put together the post. smile

  3. SmartAndFun profile image95
    SmartAndFunposted 9 years ago

    Great! Thank you so much! smile

    1. HubPages profile imageSTAFF
      HubPagesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hi SmartAndFun! The entry is now published. Thanks for the suggestion!

      1. SmartAndFun profile image95
        SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks so much! Do you have any tips on what writers can do to get relevant hubs placed in that section? There is much overlap of keywords from subject to subject. Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

        1. Aficionada profile image90
          Aficionadaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          SAF, were you meaning that in an ironic way?  I ask, because the article is pretty specific in saying No, there is nothing to do to get placed in that section, other than to focus on building a strong online niche, creating quality Hubs, and developing readership - all of which we want to do anyway, apart from trying to be featured on other Hubbers' Hubs.

          I'm glad you requested this article.

          1. SmartAndFun profile image95
            SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            No I am not trying to be ironic.

            I am not trying to get my work placed on others' hubs, although that would be nice. I am trying to get relevant links placed in my articles.

            There are problems with the current related hubs algo placing unrelated links in my hubs, and I am wondering what I can do to control that. I have been told Google downgrades sites when it finds unrelated links. Not to mention, it is a waste pf valuable HP real estate and confusing for the reader. If HP can't fix the algo or does not have the time and manpower to so, I am happy to do what I can on my end to improve the results. That's what I am wondering -- how to get relevant links in that section of my articles where there are currently wildly unrelated ones.

            1. Aficionada profile image90
              Aficionadaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for explaining.  I didn't understand what you meant in your earlier post, and this helps somewhat.

              1. SmartAndFun profile image95
                SmartAndFunposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                You're welcome. Sorry to be unclear. It would be great for everyone -- writers, readers and HP --  if we could get any unrelated links in our hubs switched out to relevant ones.

  4. MickiS profile image75
    MickiSposted 9 years ago

    As promised by Simone earlier, here is the FAQ entry on how "Discover More Hubs" are chosen:


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