I have 2 hubs with the dreaded zzz mark; I can understand the one for it's about sleep apnea and has never pulled in much traffic.
But I can't understand why the other hub is idle; it was even nominated for a Hubnugget and it has always did fairly well with traffic, considering it could be thought of as a seasonal one. I'm lost to how to make it active again. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
Check this out in the Learning Center: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Feat … -Idle-Hubs
Page halfway down and there is a section that explains how to "fix it quickly". Hope it works for you!
Go into edit mode, change the title by one word, save it, and then wait 24 hours and the hub will lose the Zzz status. If you don't like the 'new' title, wait until the hub is live again and change it back to the original title. Problem solved. Otherwise, don't waste valuable time jumping through HP hoops changing anything, just unpublish the hub, de index it using the Google URL removal tool, and then 24 hours later move it to a site which is getting much better traffic than HP, e.g. Squidoo (check out the Quantcast Graphs if you need convincing of the traffic differences). Converting the hubs to ebooks is another great option that will probably produce far more revenue for you, (this is the move I am making right now after over 4 years on here).
As Misty says, it's not worth trying to second-guess the reason, as there seem to be several factors at play. Just get it out of idle and see how it goes.
All you have to do is change the title, or change one sentence in the text. Wait 24 hours and all will be well.
Thanks, Angelique and Ms Dee. I read the portion you referred to, Ms. Dee, but in process of trying to process too much info at one time (haven't been on here in weeks, months?), it was good to see someone bring it up and be reminded. Kinda like a quiz refresher!
Oh, Ms Dee, so glad to see this. I had no zzz's, but I personally unpub'd almost everything until I could regroup, etc. Now, the 1st hub written since back (done last night) has two comments (changes mean I have no idea how to respond so wrote new hub--hah) but has been labeled substandard for lack of content, which puzzles me. My hubs are, if anything, too long, and this hub was aimed strictly at hubbers, because I love you all. Any suggestions from anyone welcome!
Teylina, tried to go look at one of your hubs to see if I had any feedback to offer, but no hubs show on your profile page.
I looked as well Teylina and didn't see any. Hope it's an easy fix. Best of luck.
Teylina - never, ever, ever unpublish anything, unless you think you're at risk of being penalized for something. If a Hub is unpublished for too long (i.e more than a few days), you'll lose all the reputation it has built up with Google. Even a little helps! You can edit and improve your Hubs without unpublishing them.
Are you sure "substandard" was the reason for your Hub being unpublished? If you quote the actual message here, we can probably help you work out what was wrong. I suspect the reason is more likely that it was too personal.
It's idle because it probably hasn't had much traffic in a while. Try updating the hub with new information. That will most likely take it off the idle status...
I agree with lovebuglena. I made some improvements on a hub that had fallen to the bottom of the totem pole with respect to my other hub scores, and had been attacked by the dreaded Z Monster. It worked. A few days later, there was a little more traffic, and the Z's had disappeared.
Why do all that work? Changing the title or a sentence is all it takes to get it out of idle.
hello, you can edit some text from your hub, and re-publish it, that's it,
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