I know "idling" is a frustrating process for many of us. As I've already said, I totally understand why a few of my older hubs were idled - I didn't know how to write for the internet. As I've also said already, I get frustrated when exclusive titles are idled. IMO, HP doesn't always give these hubs enough of a chance. I just checked my stats, and two of my exclusives are just now gaining some traction. One was published in Sept. 2012, and the other was published in Oct. 2012.
I also just discovered that a hub I published in 2010 is now on the first page of Google, even though I haven't made any changes. I'd sort of forgotten about the hub, as it wasn't a big performer. When I checked my Amazon report this morning, however, I noticed that I'd earned $200 overnight! I checked to see what the sales were, and they came from that old hub. I went into the search engine and found my old pal on page one. Hence the sales.
Very first thing; are you actually verifying that the sale came from that hub or guessing based on product? Because if you know how to verify, I'd sure like the secret! You could even tell me how you could make a sale earning $200 - that's incredible! I've never done more than $100 with one sale.
I, too, am seeing some real old hubs picking up in traffic recently. It makes me wonder if one of the google updates as finally done something good for a change.
If' I'm understanding it right, we should be expecting an update on the QAP, idling, process in the next couple of weeks or so. HP agrees that they're being idled too quickly and is addressing the problem. Or so I interpret some of the posts from HP.
The $200 was earned from selling several of the same product. I'm assuming the sales came from the hub in question because it was a pretty specific product hub, and that's the product people were buying. It's strange - I don't think I've ever made any sales for the product before. Then in just one day, I sold a bunch of them. I'm certainly not complaining about that!
That pending/featured/idled thing is really starting to wear on me as well. But Simone says changes are in the works, so I'm not throwing in the towel yet.
Yes, I'm glad staff is giving this more consideration. I just wanted to add two cents more. lol
BTW, if we do away with pennies, how will we "add our two cents"?
by Dr. John Anderson 5 years ago
I just has a hub idled for low traffic (its being getting traffic and income for 12 months).Below are the hits stats4 today18 last 7 days 60 last 30 days 440 EverPublished 01/15/12 Hubscore 87Google PR 2 Surely that is good...
by topclass 5 years ago
Many good quality pages are Idled (become unfeatured) via ‘Analysis of the how engaged readers are with a Hub over an extended period of time’ – essentially because they get low traffic.It appears that this process was initiated to reduce the number of ‘low quality’ pages on the site. The...
by Holle Abee 5 years ago
I just noticed that one of my exclusive title hubs has been idled. Let me add that his hub is about 2,000 words long, with useful tips, a table, and lots of original photos. I did keyword research before writing. HP chose the title, so it irks me that now the title has been idled. Do you...
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 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 Dale Hyde 5 years ago
Right at one third of my hubs have been idled over recent months here on HubPages. As I look at the numbers and reflect upon the time spent creating this unique material, I am sadly disappointed. It is unpleasant to look into the future with so many people having this same problem and...
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