I recently (within the past few hours) published a hub...Christmas in a Shelter ... which has already been crawled by Google (101 minutes ago). The hub has not been approved to be featured yet and I did not check the box on my profile to show idle hubs. I also did not put any tags on this hub so I went in to try to add tags and the Tags option didn't come up. I also noticed that there is one External link to this article already. (wondering if that has anything to do with it getting crawled so soon.) I am also concerned with what I read under the help section of STATS ... SEARCH ... where it says that hubs may be featured but still not show up in search engines ... Am I understanding that correctly? If they are not showing up, is there a way to tell?
Tags are bing phased out as @MartieCoetser mentioned.
Is your question "Can I force non-featured Hubs to be crawled by Google"?
Or do you have a different question?
Thanks Matthew, I don't know why my idle hub was crawled. I thought that if they showed up as idle they weren't available to search engines. However, my main concern here is wanting to find out whether or not I do well when hub hopping because if I'm not I don't want to waste anybody's time.
@HoneyBB Currently, the sites hopper does not provide data related to your ratings.
If you would like, you can try to Hop as a paid mechanical turk rater and it will provide some feedback.
You are also welcome to suggest adding features to the Hopper process here:
I don't think HP measures how you rate hubs (if you are good or bad at it) and then uses this as data to compute your hubber score either positive or negative.
I know when I received the HOTD my hubber score actually went down. Some peoples' scores go down after they follow a large number of people or become active in the forums or after publishing hubs.
I think any sudden change brings the score down but the algo eventually rights itself and you will see your score go back up often higher than it was before the splurge of activity.
At least this is my experience.
Here is another interesting forum about tags....
Thanks everyone, I think I have a much better understanding of what is happening now. I appreciate the time you took to let me know.
My question. Why are some of my hubs not showing up on my profile? When all click on show all, I still do not see them.
You have "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile:" set to Yes.
Changing that settings will allow non-featured Hubs to show on your profile page as well.
by Shasta Matova 5 years ago
I know that you can choose to display your idle hubs on your profile page, but I don't, because I don't want Google to see them at all and get confused by all those "do not follow." What this means is that my idle hubs are not available for anyone to see, and I have to actively...
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Hey everyone!We have just released the ability to choose whether or not you showcase Idle Hubs on your HubPages Profile. By default, Idle Hubs will not show up on your Profile, so if you would like them to appear, visit My Account > Profile > Edit Profile and check “Yes” under “Show...
by Nell Rose 5 years ago
Are the hubs without an 'H' next to them idle hubs? And if so why do I suddenly have so many?Does this mean that the person or persons who are checking them decide that they are not good enough all of a sudden after two years of being on the internet? I personally think Hubpages is trying to...
by jellygator 5 years ago
I recently read Simone's hub on this, but cannot find it again. It talked about how hubs would or would not be featured on our profiles if they're idle and the impact that our choice have on Google searches.Prior to that I remember seeing that idle hubs would not likely drag down our content, and...
by Melissa Flagg COA OSC 5 years ago
I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but I'm having issues noticing when a hub goes idle. Is there any way we can put like a red H icon on idle hubs instead of leaving it blank? That would make it much easier to find quickly.
by Not Found 5 years ago
Does “Idle Hubs” have a chance to be “Featured” again without editing it?If you have idle hubs and you just let it stay idle for some time, is there a chance that it may be featured again? Or it will just stay idle forever and will ruin your portfolio?
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