I had about 7 or 8 hubs that were idle. I didn't touch them, but now all of a sudden they are showing up as featured. Is this a glitch? Anyone else experience this lately?
Uh oh - guess it wasn't just me.
Can you give which hubs it was? HP wants to know, but for the life of me I couldn't remember which one had sprung back to life.
Because it takes time for search engines to crawl and propogate a noindex designation into the search results, it's possible for a Hub that was not featured because of low traffic to regain featured status without an edit if it's traffic increases.
I's fairly unusual, but there has been a fair amount of turbulence in the Google indexes in particular lately. So that's my best guess as to what may have happened.
Most interesting. I can't be sure which hub it was for me, but both of my suspects have seen increased search traffic lately. Enough that they probably shouldn't have gone idle a week ago.
As far as I was aware, this was not the case. Idle hubs had to be manually featured, and would not regain that status by a return of traffic alone.
I suspect it is some side effect of the new idling criteria being applied retrospectively.
In this particular case, I assure you that my awareness exceeds your awareness.
In that case, I have been misinformed. But that is not amazing to me given how little clear information about QAP was ever made available.
What is your source of inside knowledge, because I want in!
Thank you for the info, wilderness. I'll try and get the necessary info to HP.
I know that most of mine that are now featured again have not seen any increased traffic that i'm aware of The only thing I did lately was delete one of my idled hubs altogether. But I don't see why that would affect the status of the others. Hmmm....
This brought a few chuckles, psyche.
Meet one of the founders and general manager of HP.
In regard to the thread, I did notice one of mine came back to life yesterday without any edits.
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