the past 4 hubs I did are featured, like all my hubs.. Usually google indexes them right away .. what is the issue ? What I did was submit my hubpages RSS feed in google webmaster tools, to see if that helps
the only reason I can think of is that google has not crawled hubpages lately? seems unlikely though
Big G will crawl some part of HP hourly or better, but that does not mean that it will crawl your account.
Just one thought; I notice that two of your recent hubs are both about baseball cards and you have 6 more hubs with "baseball cards" in the title. Some time ago I had a hub that took 6 weeks to index and believe the problem was that it had a very similar title as several other hubs. Google doesn't like it when you try to "corner the market" by writing multiple hubs about the same thing, and the bots aren't really smart enough to deduce that they aren't the same topic. Same keywords (baseball cards) so must be same topic. Something to watch for.
Go to one of your Hubs and click on the 'Stats' button from the top left menu bar. Then, click on the 'Search' button on the menu. That will tell you when the search engines last crawled your Hub. When you check the cache version of your Hub by entering the Hub URL in the search box on Google, you will see the date Google last updated the cache in its Index.
What Wilderness is pointing out is very true. You also need to check to see if any other Hub (not just yours) on HubPages is using a similar title and/or description tag. Google can perceive this as duplicate content.
Wilderness: If this is true then how do you successfully write within a niche?
I see my hubs were crawled, but that does not mean they were indexed. They are not . There is no reason I should not be in the top 10.
You have duplicated some content from your personal website in that Hub and then you gave a link back to your website. This tells Google that your website holds the original content and that your Hub is a duplicate. If I were you, I would remove that Hub and start over with a new URL and Hub Title. When the Hub is ranking well, then add a link to your website. As it is, Google has already made its decision about ranking your Hub and is unlikely to change its mind.
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