"Stellar" hub competition

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  1. Good Guy profile image85
    Good Guyposted 5 years ago

    This is not the first time I mention this topic.  The last time Admin posted was that this competition was put on hold and we would be informed later.  It's been many weeks overdue.  I had asked Simone but no response, also I have written to Admin, no response. 

    I asked because I have a hub waiting for this competition.  If there is none , it's ok.  Then I can just publish it now.

    Any of you have this similar situation?

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Without Simone, they are all a bit lost. Paul can't find his SEO stick (with which to beat Google). Mathew Meyer's beard has grown out so far he is sheep dog blind. And Marina is still recovering from the orange icons debacle.

      Everyone else is in the Anchor and Hope, wondering what 'hope' is.

      1. janderson99 profile image55
        janderson99posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Stellar left as well. Jane (plain) has replaced her. Grace (period) is still wielding her magic wand. Template is bisexual. Hope springs eternal.
        And Yes, the bean counters for traffic have lost their marbles again, and Earning are on strike for more pay.

      2. Good Guy profile image85
        Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Will Apse,
        You are indeed well-informed.  I didn't know we are in such deep trouble, coupled with the Google deluge.  I shall be a bit more patient and "wait and see" until my "stellar" hub turns into gold!
        At the moment let me cry my heart out watching with despair the sliding traffic in the air!

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'm almost embarrassed to say that my traffic has been volatile but good, overall, this year.

          I imagine the staff will get over losing Simone in a few weeks, and move on (hopefully with the competition, too).

      3. Matthew Meyer profile image74
        Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I try to keep my beard nicely trimmed wink

        1. Will Apse profile image89
          Will Apseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          So, you haven't got Paul's stick in there?

        2. Pearldiver profile image79
          Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          And so you should!  Clearly you haven't grown through it yet!  lol

    2. Matthew Meyer profile image74
      Matthew Meyerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      We have no plans to reintroduce the program at this time.

      1. profile image0
        Beth37posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        One less reason for me to hate myself.

      2. Good Guy profile image85
        Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        What program? You mean the Stellar Hub contest?  If so, then please announce it to all hubbers. It is only appropriate to follow up with an announcement to that effect.   I am sure I am not alone having hubs frozen for weeks, hoping for the stars to fall.

  2. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    sorry to interrupt you guys.... What is stellar hub? I am kinda of loss in this track.

  3. Good Guy profile image85
    Good Guyposted 5 years ago

    Fed up of the fruitless waiting.  I have published my "stellar" hub.

  4. profile image0
    Sarra Garrettposted 5 years ago

    I've been waiting too Good Guy.  Oh well, at least the wait is over now.  I'll vote for you if you vote for me.

    1. Good Guy profile image85
      Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Sarra Garrett,
      Sorry I don't understand.  Is there a separate "contest" on stellar hubs?

  5. aa lite profile image90
    aa liteposted 5 years ago

    I suspect that given the State of the SERPs these days, HP are rethinking the need for 'Stella content'.


    http://s4.hubimg.com/u/8071307_f248.jpg

    1. fpherj48 profile image75
      fpherj48posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello......Please, what does SERP stand for?   I do wish that enlightened hubbers would use full words to describe things.......for those of us who have no clue what the acronyms mean.   Not all of us have learned all the many things there are to learn here.  It's is frustrating and counter productive, to try to become a "pro," when the pros don't take some common courtesies into consideration.....If you are speaking to ALL hubbers, translation is often very helpful.

      1. aa lite profile image90
        aa liteposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I am very sorry fpherj48.  It is faster to use acronyms, but you are right I shouldn't assume everybody knows what they mean.

        SERP stands for search engine results pages.  Basically it is what you see you Google something.  Page 1 will have the 10 results that Google thinks are best.  You can go to other pages, but most people don't.  So to get traffic you need to get your hub on page1, and the top result gets most of the traffic (40% I think).

        So..........HubPages tells us to write excellent in depth pages, that Google will rank us better if we produce Stellar hubs.  That is all very good, I'm all for improving the quality.

        Except when I google something, the top results on page 1 are often far from stellar.  So I think there is a disconnect between what Google tells us it wants, and what HP tells us to write, and what I see on the search engine page results.  Hopefully this is temporary.........the meme was a bit of a joke.

  6. Marketing Merit profile image95
    Marketing Meritposted 5 years ago

    SERP = Search Engine Results Page Fpjerj48 wink

  7. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    I just published a stellar hub that cleared yesterday. Google crawled it today  it is indexed already with good position in SERPS. Is that correct terminology for use of SERPS?

    1. Pearldiver profile image79
      Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      At this stage perhaps the correct terminology in your case for the use of 'SERPS' should be:  Yippeeeee!  smile
      But don't forget Search Engine Result Pages actually apply to far more search engines than Google... so check out some of the others also... it's surprising how well some of the lesser known SEs rank us, even when the 'g' has issues with the site!  smile

      1. brakel2 profile image79
        brakel2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for the great response. I cannot believe the quick indexing. Bing has already crawled, so I will check it out. This was my first stellar hub, I believe. I will improve a hub and post it here.

    2. Good Guy profile image85
      Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi brakel2,
      Just to clarify.  HP has talked about stellar hub, meaning well-presented hub.  My subject here is the "Stellar hub CONTEST" which Hp was supposed to initiate in April, but postponed and "forgotten".

      1. Pearldiver profile image79
        Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        @Good Guy...  Surely you have noticed that such commercial abandonment by certain parties, rarely brings with it a sense of any need to justify the silence filling the world, especially after, a perfectly suited and most appropriate WHY has been directed at them??  roll  lol
        I believe in law, silence generally denotes guilt... but I'm also mindful of the power of really good questions!  smile
        And.... cheers for caring enough to ask yours here!

        1. Good Guy profile image85
          Good Guyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Pearldiver,

          "Elegant silence" to "Persistent pestering"!  LOL!

          End of story.

          1. Pearldiver profile image79
            Pearldiverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

            Yes of course mate...
            Although early in life, I was lead to believe that the 'Elegance' factor was always measured by the degrees of 'Honor' and 'Style' within the intention!  lol

  8. brakel2 profile image79
    brakel2posted 5 years ago

    It has 1200 words 5 photos a video and poll.

  9. LongTimeMother profile image93
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    You'll know how well any hub is performing in the search en

  10. LongTimeMother profile image93
    LongTimeMotherposted 5 years ago

    Ooops. Try again ,,,
    You'll know how well any hub is performing in the search engines when you click the 'stats' button at the top of your hub. It shows where your traffic comes from including google in different countries, bing, webcrawler, yahoo etc as well as hubpages.
    Many of my hubs attract far more traffic from the outside world than within hp. That's how I can determine a successful hub. smile

 
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