The new "featured" evaluation

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (24 posts)
  1. ThompsonPen profile image78
    ThompsonPenposted 5 years ago

    I know that there is a discussion somewhere in here, but I couldn't find it. Sorry!
    I appreciate the new tools to help produce a featured hub, but the word count gets me down. Usually I have no problem getting to 1250+ words, but sometimes my Hubs just don't need that many words. It has check boxes starting at 700, which makes me think that as long as it's at least 700 then it's in the safe zone.
    I wrote a Hub about creating a site on Google Sites which was a pretty basic review/walk-through, but my hub was deemed unfeaturable, I'm guessing because it had less than 1250 words, as I had everything else. So I just filled it with fluff, and my Hub which I was once proud of is now a fluffy piece.
    I feel the same thing for the poets of Hubpages.

    1. queerlyobscure profile image81
      queerlyobscureposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have a hub that's just over 500 words with a couple of pictures and it's featured, so I'm pretty sure it's not *just* the wordcount.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It wasn't the word count that did you in; 700+ is fine. It had to be something else. Don't know what, though.

    3. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have hubs with 500 words which are featured and have had 1500+ word hubs which  I had to remove because there was nothing I did that could make them get featured for long. The featured tools are only guides to help you create stellar hubs and are not a guarantee for a hub to be featured.

      1. ThompsonPen profile image78
        ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        hmm, that's interesting. Maybe I just didn't have enough content then. I thought it was the word count because i couldn't think of anything else. I thought I had written a pretty concise Hub, and that to add any more was just as I said before, fluff. But When I did, it became featured.

    4. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
      Marina Lazarevicposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi ThompsonPen! Is this the Hub you are referring to? http://thompsonpen.hubpages.com/hub/Sit … via-Google

      A. It's a great Hub
      B. AFAIK, it was first Featured 25 hours ago smile

      Let me know if I'm missing something!

      1. ThompsonPen profile image78
        ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        yeah, i saw it was featured after I posted on here smile
        And thank you!! smile

        1. Marina Lazarevic profile image89
          Marina Lazarevicposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Excellent!  smile

  2. profile image94
    Robbie C Wilsonposted 5 years ago

    My understanding of that feature is that it helps you to improve the potential of the hub, rather than saying if you don't get all the ticks your Hub won't be featured. I have one (old) hub with no pictures or other capsules that was unfeatured due to engagement, but was otherwise fine, so I think these suggestions are guidelines rather than requirements. They do say that if you follow these suggestions, you should see an increase in traffic as a result.

  3. Is2222 profile image61
    Is2222posted 5 years ago

    This is a great hub. I don't know why it wouldn't be featured sad

    1. ThompsonPen profile image78
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thank you so much! That made me smile smile Thanks for taking the time to read it!

  4. SmartAndFun profile image96
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    Do you have permission to use those photos from DeviantArt artists? If not, that could be why your hub is not featured. Just a guess.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image78
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought deviant art was an open art thing, that people posted and essentially when signing up gave permission for others to use? I'm not sure, I'm kind of a rookie when it comes to deviant art - though I love going through it and sharing what I find! There's so many amazingly talented people out there!

      1. SmartAndFun profile image96
        SmartAndFunposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I think it depends upon the artist. All the stuff my daughter posts there is copyrighted. Many DA artists sell prints of their work and like the writers here are attempting to make a few pennies.

        On the other hand, I think many would be thrilled to have someone want to use their work as an illustration and would probably give permission if asked.

        BTW, I thought your hub was full of helpful information and nicely done. I don't know why it didn't pass.

        1. ThompsonPen profile image78
          ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          I'll keep that in mind and be sure to ask in the future.
          Thank you for the complement! smile

  5. To Start Again profile image76
    To Start Againposted 5 years ago

    700 is a good goal, a good starting point for most and I have some that are barely over and featured. Like others have said, it isn't just about word count.

    And, for the record, creative writing hubs aren't even given that little word count ticker so the word count deal does not apply to poetry and other similar hubs.

    Smart and Fun made a good point about the photos. There could be other reasons for hte not featured than word count. That is just a tool/tip.

    1. ThompsonPen profile image78
      ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      How do you get your Hub to count as a creative writing hub? I fee like I've had a look at the options when I start a hub, and it asks if it's an article hub, but perhaps not very closely.
      I'm glad it's an option. I'm not a poet, but I have certainly come across many talented poets on here! I just want to make sure they're not getting left behind!

      1. To Start Again profile image76
        To Start Againposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        When you atart a hub, you have a dropdown menu for choosing the topic. Your topic (i.e. poetry, creative writing, etc) determines the guidelines.

        HP is far more accepting of creative writing and poetry these days then they ever were in the past so I wouldn't worry.

        1. ThompsonPen profile image78
          ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Oh! Ok, yes, I did know that. I was thinking about before your start the Hub, when it asks if it's video, article or recipe.

  6. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    I have a recent hub that passed assessment with under 300 words.  Focus on the overall appearance and completeness of the hub.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You've been sending donuts to HP HQ again, haven't you?

      1. ThompsonPen profile image78
        ThompsonPenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile

      2. psycheskinner profile image83
        psycheskinnerposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        Just including lots of pictures and subheadings. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.

  7. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    It doesn't matter how many words your hub has. What matters is the quality of the content featured in the hub. You can have a hub with a low word count to be featured and get lots of traffic. And you can have a hub with a high word count to be unfeatured and have little traffic. So, don't worry about hitting the 700 mark for the word count. Focus on great quality content and good keywords and make sure your hub is rid of grammar, spelling or other errors and has at least one picture.

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)