There seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. All of the hubs that have been idled thus far have been some of my most active ones, while the truly "idle" hubs are left untouched. What's the deal?
There are two reasons a Hub can be idled. One is if it fails the Quality Assessment Process - which means a human being (on the panel over at Mechanical Turk) has rated it down for some reason. There is a lot of debate amongst Hubbers about the accuracy of their rating (considering they're paid a pittance to rate).
Existing Hubs will be submitted to the QAP every time you edit them. They may also be picked for random sampling.
Hubs can also be idled for lack of traffic.
Sounds like traffic isn't the issue for your Hubs, so that suggests it's the QAP that's the culprit. If that's the case, you will need to do some major revisions on the Hub to get it out of idle.
In each instance, I've only done a minor edit here or there and they have come out of idle status. It just all seems very random.
Thanks for the tip - I'm so obsessive about checking my hub stats, I'm sure it won't be a problem for me to keep an eye on them
by Randy Godwin 5 years ago
So I've deleted all of the idled hubs so far and am wondering when I will have none left. I'm not going to edit anymore until I see some sort of improvement in traffic. Too much trouble for no results at all. With all of the scrapers and with HP's brilliant program I'll soon have...
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 Steve Andrews 5 years ago
As I have found today! I was led to believe that hubs of 75 and over were worth holding on to but obviously not! I just had one with a score of 81 getting the zzs!
by Peeples 5 years ago
Can someone explain to me how a hub with 278 comments gets booted from featured?So I noticed today that a hub I have that was getting daily views up until losing the Featured circle and has over 270 comments suddenly has lost the H circle next to it. How does that happen?
by Steve Andrews 5 years ago
I keep on getting hubs idled despite tweaking them, changing titles and adding better keywords. I have got used to moving them to other sites such as Wizzley, Xobba and InfoBarrel but it seems to be an ongoing problem. If I keep on moving my idled hubs eventually I will hardly have any left!
by Nathan Bernardo 5 years ago
How many times do you edit an idled Hub before deleting it? Or do you keep it idled so that links to it are still good? Also, for what reasons do you either leave it idled or delete it or still try to fix it? I have one Hub which I've edited a few times, and this last time after I edited it, it...
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