Almost everyone is complaining about the QAP for some reason or another. But, if you think about it you'd know that it's one of the best things to ever happen on HP. Of course there are going to be collateral damages, but we'd at least be getting rid of people who right here just in order to get backlinks to their sites. That's not a bad thing, but writing some crazy regurgitated articles for the purpose shouldn't be accepted here.
Taking down hubs with no traffic - Why is that an issue?
Are you'll worried about traffic decreasing because they're going to be de-indexed? Why worry if there wasn't anything in the first place. As far as I know, hubs with just 1 view a day are still being featured.
No time to write new hubs? Just trying to keep your current hubs featured?
Well, if that's the case you need to ask yourself why you're writing here. If it's in order to gain traffic and earn something, then HP is doing you good by forcing you to take action on your not so-well performing hubs.
If you're here just to write for fun, then indexing shouldn't mean anything to you as your followers would still be able to read what you write and you could opt to show your not featured hubs on your profile as well.
Of course getting frustrated is nothing uncommon, that happens to all of us, but when you think of it, you could be saving time by getting one of your old hubs on the top rather than beginning one from scratch.
If at all you're not happy with re-doing certain hubs over and over again, just move them to a place where you think they'd do well. Because here on HP they're definitely not going to be getting you anything, not even the joy of readership.
HP is spending a fortune on this process as new hubs are being added, non-featured hubs are being sent for review again and well, there's the whole backlog of millions of hubs.
Well, usually Marisa, WryLilt, Relache and a few others are always there to answer your queries but I've seen a lot of questions popping up and so decided to write this. Will modify it with answers and questions that anyone posts here so that people read it before asking the same questions.
I haven't complained yet. If it goes through my hubs and costs me 30 hubs I still won't complain. Yes, it has had growing pains, it's needed tweaking here and there - all natural for something as new and different as the QAP.
Overall something like the QAP is an absolutely necessity today - years ago you could fill HP with trash (and the "authors" that couldn't put two words together properly did just that) but those days are gone. Now, you either produce quality (as defined by google) or you go under.
Honestly I'm kinda happy about the QAP. The hubs that don't get traffic relate to things like hubbing advice, which I know Google doesn't give a doh about anyway.
Yup same here All my others are fine as I interlink them and even on their own they do get traffic.
..."which I know Google doesn't give a doh about anyway" is exactly correct.
I have wished, and asked for, a way to voluntarily go unfeatured for that very reason. Hubs to help hubbers are never going to see organic traffic anyway, so get them out of googles sights.
I don't know why you'll are all bothered about google! Google isn't the center of the universe or something. This would help improve the overall quality of the site. But, there are going to be casualties such as seasonal hubs for instance.
Some of the hub being QAPed for quality were getting traffic. Even something necessary is not necessarily perfect and immune to criticism.
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by Missing Link 13 months ago
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