So I had many hubs that did not have that H logo next to them, which meant they were not featured. Well now almost all of those hubs are now featured and I did not go ahead and edit them. Maybe only a few. I am curious to know what happened? Anyone experience a similar situation?
Mine too! I guess the old saying goes ... "He who falls asleep has to wake up sometime!"
I brought this up several months ago over here: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/105344 . It seemed to me sleepy hubs were "waking up", and other idled ones were still indexed. Not that any of that is a problem, but I was curious what were the "mechanics" of all that.
I just noticed the same thing. I've had an idled hub sitting around for a while that I haven't bothered to do anything with... it's related to Christmas so I figured there was no point in updating it now and decided that it could wait till the next holiday season was coming up.
Lo and behold, last time I looked @ my stats I noticed that it has suddenly become "re-featured" without me doing a thing do it. It must be a Festivus miracle!!!
I had wondered about this.
Does anyone know the conditions in which idled hubs would automatically become featured again?
I have a hub about gay marriage that went idle. Of course because of the subject matter it triggers the auto-filter any time I edit it, so I have to contact support and have them manually remove the auto-filter, and it's rather tedious to do so.
Why is it that changing even the smallest thing boosts hits all of a sudden? What actually happens that makes it visible?
Editing your hub puts it back in pending review status. At least one hit on there is you when you edited your hub. The other hits are from hub hoppers determining if your hub is feature-worthy.
I thought Simone had posted an update about this fairly recently. I believe that the criteria for idle hubs has been relaxed a little and also adjusted to factor in other criteria.
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...
by Kate Swanson 5 years ago
I'd like to suggest that "normal" Hubs should have an exclamation mark next to them on our account page.I think there's a very high risk that new Hubbers will misunderstand the normal/Featured system. I've already answered one enquiry from a Hubber who has misunderstood it.He...
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 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 GH Price 5 years ago
This is a two-fold issue. I know we're in the middle of a Google Typhoon or whatever animal is wreaking havoc this month plus the summer traffic is, well, obviously somewhere else. In January/February of this year, my traffic was around 2000 views per day. Right now, I'm lucky if I crack 400. I'm...
by Dan Harmon 5 years ago
I had a hub idled about a week ago, a dumpy old hub that I didn't like anyway. I've let it sit idled since then, trying to decide what to do with it. Sorting the stats screen with the "featured" tab produces two idled hubs; one I want to keep and this one recently idled.Until...
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