When I check my account, I see the list of my hubs, and each has a black circle H next to it that means it is featured. Some of my H's are starting to disappear. Why? How can I stop it? Do I need to update these hubs?
You can get the black H back by simply making an edit of the hub, even just one word change. However, the intent of being "de-featured" is to send you a message that perhaps the hub needs a makeover. Take a good look at these hubs and really consider how you could improve it or if they are worth the effort to improve. Some hubs that fail I consider to be learning experiences.
It means your hubs lack the freshness and/or traffic and will eventually be made "no index" (meaning search engines cannot 'see' those hubs.
You need to edit those hubs and freshen them up or add new content to them. Or just accept that they will go into snooze mode and stop appearing in your profile or getting search engine traffic.
If you are interested in generating revenue from the search traffic of those Hubs then yes, you need to edit them to improve their quality so that they remain Featured. Try following the Stellar Hub guidelines to increase the quality of that content. Also take a look at the Learning Center article about Featured Hubs and the blog post about the new Quality Assessment Process.
by Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago
Happy Friday, Hubbers!Next week we will be raising the quality threshold for newly-published Hubs (meaning newly-Featured Hubs will, on the whole, be of higher quality) and will also be giving Featured Hubs (for those with high Hubber Scores) longer grace periods- up to a year for some.More...
by David Livermore 4 years ago
Let me preface this by stating I am not trying to be mean or a troll. In fact, I avoid the forums because I don't want to get involved. But with so many posts about the topics I'm about to discuss, I wanted to put in my two cents and to offer a reality check to old and new hubbers...
by Faith Reaper 4 years ago
I am just curious, all 92 hubs of mine are featured. In your opinion, should one delete (although Featured) any hubs where the score on a particular hub has eventually dropped way down from when it was initially high at one point? Or would it be better to just unpublish and later...
by Shauna L Bowling 2 years ago
I recently had a hub un-featured for engagement, as the half-circle indicates. I think this is an unfair practice and should be eliminated entirely. Here's why I feel this way:Our hub traffic is often affected by the time of year, holidays, seasons, and current events to name a few. If left alone,...
by Cindy Lawson 5 years ago
How is it that a hub on the 'common mistakes new hubbers make' can suddenly become not featured, in spite of the fact it has had 9 views in a day, 24 views in 7 days and 35 views in the last 30 days? I only replied to comments on it both 42 hours ago and 22 hours ago (from two different hubbers)....
by Lena Kovadlo 5 years ago
If a hub is not featured does that mean that it doesn't get any search engine traffic from Google or other search engines?
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