Previously Idled Hubs Are Now Featured Again?

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  1. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    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?

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Uh oh - guess it wasn't just me.

      http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/110997

      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.

    2. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
      pauldeedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

      2. psycheskinner profile image82
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. pauldeeds profile imageSTAFF
          pauldeedsposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          In this particular case, I assure you that my awareness exceeds your awareness. smile

          1. psycheskinner profile image82
            psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            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!

            1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
              Marcy Goodfleischposted 5 years agoin reply to this

              PaulDeeds has the Magic H on his profile.  Sees all; knows all.

  2. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    Thank you for the info, wilderness.  I'll try and get the necessary info to HP.

  3. SoundNFury profile image81
    SoundNFuryposted 5 years ago

    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....

  4. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I missed that.  I can be very unobservant. (Obviously).

    1. rebekahELLE profile image86
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.  smile

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        In another thread, Mathew says it could be because older hubs are now going through the QAP.  They may be getting the featured status as a result of their score there.

        Better than going the other way, I'd say!

 
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