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Let it Roll, HubPages!

  1. EricDockett profile image100
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    Is anyone else a little nervous about this Editor's Choice thing?  If my Hubs are reindexed under HP rather than my subdomain isn't that going to cause havoc with my best Hubs?  And, if they are bobbing back and forth between HP and my sub, that can't be good!  Will my subdomains suffer?  Will my best Hubs tank?

    I thought of opting out, but then I decided I have two benchmarks that will determine whether this is working for me or not. One, my best Hub that gets 250-350 visits per day has gotten this Editor label.  If this Hub drops like a rock, I'm out.  Secondly, a subdomain I've all but abandoned has a bunch of these Editors things.  If traffic rises significantly for this sub, I'm sold.

    But the real reason I'm going to stick and see how this pans out is that I'm proud to have my best work on a platform where management is willing to make some tough decisions to try and improve the site.  This is a bold move. For better or worse, HP management is trying.   

    And, you know, there is another fairly well-know UGC site out there that's dealing with serious traffic problems and currently doing its best Hindenburg imitation, partly because of nonsensical decisions made by management.    For as much as people complain around here, be glad you're here and not there.

    I'm excited to see how this turns out.  Let it roll, HubPages.  I'm not afraid.

    1. wilderness profile image99
      wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You may not be afraid, but I am.  Nevertheless, I agree; let it roll.  I'm in until there is obvious damage control to worry about, and expect HP to see that long before I can with their superior database.

      And you're right - I do like to see HP trying to beat the Panda.  They made some good choices and some not so good, but overall I do think they've helped enormously with their efforts.

  2. EricDockett profile image100
    EricDockettposted 4 years ago

    Ouch! Just noticed Facebook likes seem to get reset with the re-indexing.  When G says social proof matters I hope they're just joking. One Hub on another account has gone from 250 Facebook likes to 2. 

    Also, my Hubs with the Editor's approval are definitely getting jostled in the search results. 

    Hanging on tight!

    1. Writer Fox profile image58
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Too bad you won't be able to monitor those Hubs in WebMaster Tools now.

      1. IzzyM profile image91
        IzzyMposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Can you explain what you mean?

        Surely all hubs written on your own subdomain are monitored through Webmaster's Tools? Are they not?

        1. wilderness profile image99
          wildernessposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Editor's choice hubs are not in your subdomain; the URL is for Hubpages.com only.  As such they would only show up in WMT for HP, not for your subdomain.

  3. agilitymach profile image100
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    So Editor's Choice hubs are loosing their FB numbers?  I have many, many hubs in the 200 -300 range and one at 4.7K on FB likes.  I'd like to keep those numbers in tact.  I wonder if they can figure out a way to do that and give out Editor's Choice awards...

  4. Polly C profile image89
    Polly Cposted 4 years ago

    I'm really disappointed to lose my facebook likes, my hub with by far the most likes has been reset! Whilst this might not really matter in the long run, it does matter to me sad

  5. HollieT profile image86
    HollieTposted 4 years ago

    Can't we opt in, out of ECs? Perhaps this could be done on a per hub basis? Hubs with few FB likes and little traffic may benefit, whilst those hubs which are well established on the social sharing sites and receiving a decent amount of traffic already, can stay put. Probably a daft and unworkable idea, but just a thought.

    1. NateB11 profile image96
      NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      That would be good if they implemented that. As it is, it's all or nothing; you opt out all of them or opt in all of them.

      1. HollieT profile image86
        HollieTposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Just read the blog post; not on a hub by hub basis. I'm soo behind! lol

        1. Alison Graham profile image99
          Alison Grahamposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          My EC hubs appear to have lost their Pins and Tweets as well - sigh!

          1. janshares profile image97
            jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Sigh, Allison. I've been reading in the forums about people losing their facebook likes as well. I guess all good things have their kinks. I've seen some say traffic has gone up on EC hubs, while others say traffic has gone down. I decided to opt out and see what happens in 60 days. I will work on updating and creating new hubs while I wait.

  6. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image98
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 4 years ago

    HP may have developed the Editor's Choice program to raise its stock with the search engines - if so, and if they're genuinely filtering things for quality, that could help the entire site.  I hope.  With the way traffic has been in recent months, I am okay with the idea for now - maybe it will help the site in the long run.

    It makes sense that things are confusing at first - it sounds like everything has to be reindexed to have hubs show up now?

    1. janshares profile image97
      jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I believe so, Marcy, on the reindexing. It's a long term solution with hopeful outcomes, sounds like. I'm in for the long haul so I look forward to better results later.