Two of my hubs are showing no status in the featured column.

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  1. SarahLynnB profile image59
    SarahLynnBposted 5 years ago

    Earlier today, all my hubs contained the "H" icon in the featured column, which means featured. Now two of my hubs have no icon at all, that space is completely empty. Does anyone know why?

  2. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 5 years ago

    When it is blank, as I understand, it is the same as what it was as Idle or Zzzz. It means they are no longer featured and no longer indexed until you edit them, then they will go pending and might go back to Featured status; you would have to add text or change text, or add links or video or images, etc. to get them featured again.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image80
      galleryofgraceposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      When a hub is not published it becomes blank.

  3. SarahLynnB profile image59
    SarahLynnBposted 5 years ago

    Thank you everyone! I edited it a bit, and now its idle. So I will see what happens. I appreciate the help.

  4. Abbyfitz profile image87
    Abbyfitzposted 5 years ago

    The same thing happened to me. I wrote a hub on Thursday, it got about 30 views. It had the featured H on it. I just checked my hubs and the H was gone. It also has a blue arrow. It was only two days old why are they worried about traffic?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
      mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Apparently 'they' seem to think traffic = quality, even though that is not a fair assumption!

  5. TNSabrina profile image62
    TNSabrinaposted 5 years ago

    I had read that Hubs go idle, but I wasn't sure how it worked exactly. Thanks for the answer everyone.

  6. mistyhorizon2003 profile image93
    mistyhorizon2003posted 5 years ago

    The idled hubs used to show a 'Zzz' logo next to them in 'My Account' now they show nothing. This thread proves what others have predicted, and this is that people will naturally be confused if there is not a suitable replacement logo implemented such as a question mark for idled hubs.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image96
      SmartAndFunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I agree it is confusing that there is no icon for idled hubs. To make matters even more confusing, HP keeps changing the icons, terminology, criteria, etc.

  7. Abbyfitz profile image87
    Abbyfitzposted 5 years ago

    I'm new here, but I thought I have read where hubs have to properly "age" before they start to become profitable. Shouldn't there be a sort of grace period for new hubs? Two days is barely even enough time to let google know my hub was there

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      There is, or needs to be, or was etc. etc.

      The program is, I believe, having some growing pains.  New software is never perfect, needs tweaked and modified a little, and this is probably some of that.

  8. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 5 years ago

    We use to have ZZZZ which meant hub was idle. They changed that to either the H for featured hubs or a blank space which means that hub is sitting idle.  The blank space is replacing the ZZZZ's.

  9. Anil and Honey profile image64
    Anil and Honeyposted 5 years ago

    I had happened the same problem. I made some changes and gave for re-publishing. congratulations for All replays.

  10. brakel2 profile image80
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    Traffic should not affect it so soon. Why don't you post it as a bug?

  11. Kinshuk Jhala profile image60
    Kinshuk Jhalaposted 5 years ago

    The feature space is empty and I believe my article is one of a kind. Why should I edit as I feel my work is worthy an appreciation despite the policies here on Hub!

    1. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Having a Hub go idle doesn't have anything to do with being "one of a kind," it means HubPages thinks it's not high-quality enough for them to promote to the search engines.  It's still published and you can promote it yourself.

    2. SimeyC profile image95
      SimeyCposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If an article goes against the policies of Hubpages (TOS) then it will likely be un-published or at the very least un-featured.


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