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Traffic Already Rising on Editors Choice Hubs

  1. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 4 years ago

    Title says it all really. I have 3 EC hubs and 2 are already seeing good traffic increases.

    How are yours doing?

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey Susana, is the traffic from search engines?

      1. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Yep. Google.

        Rankings are rising.

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          That's cool! Good luck smile Hope it lasts. No reason as to why it shouldn't.

    2. Rochelle Frank profile image87
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      That's great!!  Congratulations, you have a lot of good work posted.
      I don't think they have looked at any of mine... or, worse, maybe they did.

      1. janshares profile image89
        jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Ditto, Rochelle. I decided to opt out anyway. This will give me more time to wait and see what happens across the board with others while I fix/update hubs that need tweaking and write more hubs. As I said in another thread, you can't lose what you never had. So it's all good for now. Congrats to you, Susana S!

        1. DrMark1961 profile image91
          DrMark1961posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I cannot understand opting out of the program without even giving it a try. I figured a few months--if things improve, great, if not, I can opt out then.

          1. janshares profile image89
            jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Now or later, 6 in one hand, half dozen in the other. Maybe it's fear of change. Whatever. I will do it next time.

            1. agilitymach profile image98
              agilitymachposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              I opted out because I'm seeing a 300% increase with the new Panda.  Why would I want to mess with great success?!?  I will see how it works out, wish everyone well and maybe opt back in in 60 days.  Actually, I can think of many reasons to opt out. smile

              1. Jean Bakula profile image92
                Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                Hi Janshares,
                I also noticed little "tips" in blue saying the hubs would be better with less Amazon products. Since I write mostly about Metaphysical topics, all I can really use to sell is books, which make nothing, or jewelry, like what birthstone or other gems help certain Astrology signs. In groups I belong to, everyone wears a lot of jewelry. But it doesn't seem to work here. I'm not going back to change all my hubs once again. I'll just wait and see.

                I've had to change almost all of my pictures, most of them are the wrong size when I try to use them as the 6 Featured ones on my profile. But I've always found things pick up in Fall, so I am writing more hubs, and hoping I'll get results in a month or two if I'm patient.

                1. janshares profile image89
                  jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Good strategy, Jean.

              2. Susana S profile image92
                Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                I'd be leaving well enough alone too in your situation.

      2. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I'm sure some of yours will get Editors Choice Rochelle! (I think they started at the end of the alphabet and are working backwards, so it might take a while to get to you).

    3. Denmarkguy profile image96
      Denmarkguyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I only have one in this category, and so far it's hard to say whether there's a definite traffic increase... but in a few days it might be easier to tell.

    4. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations on your EC hubs and your traffic increase.

    5. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
      Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Well, obviously I do not have any EC hubs, or I would not ask this question: How are you notified that you have an EC hub? Does it show somewhere on the hub page?

      Congratulations, Susana!

      1. susi10 profile image94
        susi10posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        It appears on your Hub Statistics Page, with an Editors Choice logo on the hub title that got that award. Unfortunately, I didn't get any which is weird, because the majority of my hubs are stellar and have a score over 70. However, in Robin's blog post, she mentioned that it will take at least a few weeks to review all the hubs so we have to be patient. I suppose we'll just have to keep our fingers crossed, Phyllis.

        1. Phyllis Doyle profile image91
          Phyllis Doyleposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Thank you, susi10.  My hubs are like yours, all my hubs receive a 70 or above after review when they become featured.  So, we will both hold on and see what happens.

      2. brakel2 profile image84
        brakel2posted 4 years ago in reply to this

        They say a banner appears on your statistics page by the hub.

    6. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I have several and I have noticed a big traffic increase today to the majority of them. I am very excited smile

      1. Susana S profile image92
        Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's great to hear Christin!

    7. profile image0
      Jennifer Sucheyposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      If anyone reading this thread is confused like I was, here's a link to more info on Editor's Choice. http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/08/announ … oice-hubs/

      I haven't been very active at HubPages for about a week, so didn't know anything about Editor's Choice. Sounds like a great way to inspire quality writing. Congrats on those who made Editor's Choice so far! big_smile

  2. Nitin Pillai profile image60
    Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago

    Hi Susana,I am new to hubpages. I think the traffic is falling for my hubs. The blue arrow marker is shown beside all of my hubs.

  3. srsddn profile image89
    srsddnposted 4 years ago

    I am glad, Susana. I have only one in this category and I found the traffic rising this morning. Let us compare the notes after one week. You are doing a great job.

  4. hypnodude profile image72
    hypnodudeposted 4 years ago

    Actually according to Alexa traffic to Hubpages is going down more or less each month in 2012 and in 2013 and I see this from how my hubs are performing but if in these troubled times your hubs still perform well Susana then I'm very happy for you. wink

    Not that it is probably going any better on Squidoo.

    Thanks Google!

    1. Nitin Pillai profile image60
      Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Squidoo is on a rampage to drive its best writers away. Too many false positives from the now buggy Squidoo spam filter and too many good quality lenses locked and deleted. Visit their forums, and you will get a clear picture of the mayhem. I suggest sticking to Hubpages, the situation must improve sooner or later.

      1. Nitin Pillai profile image60
        Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Atleast writers are given some respect here on Hubpages, unlike Squidoo recently.

      2. hypnodude profile image72
        hypnodudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Probably you are right. And it's Google fault anyway. Their low performing algorithm and their search to rule the net and state what's good and what's not. Strange that they usually miss the point. Even with all those neverending updates. smile

        Lucky us that they follow their "Don't be Evil" motto. In their dreams probably as everything they do is aimed to push AdWords as the only legitimate source of traffic, but that's another story. Imho obviously.

        Thanks for the answer.

        1. Nitin Pillai profile image60
          Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Google often pulls out all limits when it comes to "ruling the internet". Probably the most evil is google itself. sad

      3. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I almost had to laugh at your post; it is exactly the comments being put out when HP started it's quality campaign to bring HP in line with what Google wants.

        There have been hubbers hurt by HP's efforts, and will be more.  Most will claim their hubs are wonderful, high quality pieces of writing (and some will be right, too) but are being taken down anyway.  Some have left HP because they were "censored" and more will do so in the future. 

        Squidoo may be making mistakes in their efforts to improve (just as HP has), but give them credit for trying.  Those that have sat back and done nothing are gone now.

    2. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Hey you! How are you?

      I've mostly done ok on HP in comparison to a lot of others, but yes there have certainly been traffic issues over the last few years!

      (Tip: if you want to look at real, measured traffic stats for HP and Squidoo go to quantcast.com - Alexa's stats are just guesses).

      1. hypnodude profile image72
        hypnodudeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Hey! Fine thanks Susana, hope it's the same for you. And I see you're still one of the top writers on HP, fabulous. Thanks for the hint about quantcast and have a great weekend.

        See you soon! smile

  5. moonlake profile image89
    moonlakeposted 4 years ago

    I don't understand this if HP can make your traffic better with EC Hubs than why can't they do that for us all the time.

    1. Nitin Pillai profile image60
      Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Quality gets rewarded, maybe thats why. Still I think more hubs should be featured.
      PS: Your hubs are awesome.

    2. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      It's complicated!

      In the beginning...

      all hubs were on the main Hubpages.com domain.

      Then Google released Panda and HP was penalised severely for the number of very poor hubs on the site. This meant that good hubs were penalised along with the poor ones.

      To remedy this HP brought in author subdomains to try to ringfence each authors content and protect it somewhat from the bad stuff - so the good ones could thrive while the bad ones sank (it didn't always work out this way, but that was the idea).

      Subdomains worked pretty well, but about 6 months back Google started reindexing many older hubs back on HP's main domain url instead of the subdomain url... and viola....traffic returned to pre-panda levels for many of those hubs.

      Then Google changed its mind and put the hubs back on subdomain urls - traffic dropped drastically.

      In order to counteract that, Hubpages has decided to put the best (read the highest trafficked) hubs back on to HP's main domain to try to get the traffic to them back. They are doing this by giving these hubs the Editors Choice award.

      It's an experiment.

      1. ChristinS profile image93
        ChristinSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Excellent explanation Susana smile Thank you

      2. janshares profile image89
        jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        +1

      3. Writer Fox profile image79
        Writer Foxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I don't think it's the 'highest traffic' Hubs, but the ones with the highest Hub Score.  I opted out of the experiment, but my best Hubs for traffic don't have the best Hub Score.  What this might mean for those of you in the experiment, is that your Hub is now isolated off of your subdomain and may be with Hubs that Google doesn't particularly think are 'high quality.'  Food for thought.

        1. Susana S profile image92
          Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It might be as arbitrary as hubscore, or maybe there are various criteria. If I were HP I would certainly be wanting to put the highest traffic hubs back in a situation where they can get as much traffic as possible, but they'd also need to meet quality and engagement standards too. (Otherwise the situation you propose with Google could be an issue - as it is, I don't think it will be).

          So going by what I see in my account...Two of the hubs selected for EC typically got well over 1000 views per day each. One scores 100 and the other 98. I have other hubs with 100 scores that haven't been selected....yet.

          The other EC hub was popular ie: ranked first for it's main phrase for a long, long time, but typically gets a couple of hundred hits per day. That one does have 100 score too.

        2. wilderness profile image95
          wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I don't think it's either hubscore OR traffic.  The ones I've had chosen range from the lowest traffic to the highest, and from near the lowest hubscore to the highest.  There is something else happening, although both probably play a part.

          1. Susana S profile image92
            Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            That's interesting.

            Makes me wonder if one of the main factors is keyword traffic potential then.

            1. wilderness profile image95
              wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              A total guess here, but I think there is more to it than that.  It seems that almost all the AP hubs are EC, regardless of traffic or score.  This makes me think that they were an easy grab, having already been looked at and evaluated as being appropriate for EC when written.  And that they will likely be removed from the EC queue as it fills up with "better" hubs, whatever "better" actually means.

              To examine every hub for its keywords, and then each keyword for potential traffic is, I think, beyond the reasonable capabilities of HP.

              1. aa lite profile image90
                aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                My understanding is that EC hubs are about the "quality" as defined by HP.  I wouldn't be surprised if a high QAP score wasn't the initial criterion, and the editors' main job is to check whether the high score was justified.   Also paying attention that there weren't too many hubs on the same topic. 

                I don't see any advantage to limiting EC hubs to an artificial number (say only 1000 EC hubs at any one time.  The most important things is not include ones that Google might object to for any reason, which is why I think low "engagement" hubs will be thrown back into subdomains.

                1. wilderness profile image95
                  wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                  Ditto for the QAP score - for the time being that would be my guess as well.

                  If this is successful, I don't really see any reason HP would limit the number, either, except maybe the number in a particular small niche.  Not so sure about the low engagement hubs - I've got several EC hubs that haven't seen a view in a week.  If low engagement was a problem, it would seem that those would not have been chose in the first place.  Traffic is easy enough to check, after all, and that's getting pretty close to the minimum to be featured.

                  1. aa lite profile image90
                    aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    I also have some low traffic hubs that are EC, but if the organic traffic is very low they will be idled.  One of the requirements for EC is for the hub to be featured.

                    Apparently the people who recovered from panda have ruthless removed anything that was not getting google traffic (Paul E. wrote about that somewhere), which is I think why low "engagement" hubs become idled even if they seem to be high quality.  I don't know whether the traffic requirement will be tightened for EC hubs.

                  2. Susana S profile image92
                    Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

                    Confused. In your reply to me you said some of your EC hubs had low hubscores? Therefore, not great QAP scores either (assuming all your hubs have been through QAP)?

      4. moonlake profile image89
        moonlakeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks you have helped me understand it.

        1. Susana S profile image92
          Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You're welcome.

          I think my (cynical? pragmatic?) idea that HP would give EC to the highest traffic hubs has been well and truly disputed. There's a lot more to it than that from what people are telling me.

          But the rest of what I wrote is accurate. I'm glad it was helpful smile.

  6. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    3 sounds a little miserly. Still, a rise is good.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I want MORE!

      Would particularly like to see my best performing amazon hub selected.

      1. Will Apse profile image88
        Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I would be interested to know if your Amazon pages pass the Style Tips test.

        1. Susana S profile image92
          Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I haven't even looked at the style tips thing yet, but it seems from Robin's thread that they wouldn't.

          Personally, I think it's important that a sales page is assessed by whether it provides searchers with what they want/need and therefore makes lots of sales, rather than arbitrary style rules, but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon.

          1. Will Apse profile image88
            Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'm sure that someone at HP wants to make money. They will decide that substance is more important than style.

  7. Judi Bee profile image89
    Judi Beeposted 4 years ago

    My traffic is still awful, despite EC hubs.

  8. Nitin Pillai profile image60
    Nitin Pillaiposted 4 years ago

    Even though not related to this topic, I thought it might be fun pointing out that this thread ranks 1 for "EC hubs hubpages". I was told earlier (before I joined Hubpages recently) that hubpages suffers from lower indexing rates from Google. Glad to find out it is that the opposite is true.

  9. Mark Johann profile image71
    Mark Johannposted 4 years ago

    This is a good inspiration for us hubbers. Thanks for this news.

  10. profile image70
    lenamaewritesposted 4 years ago

    I don't have any EC Hubs, but I've been seeing a pretty big increase in traffic anyway. Whatever the reason, I'll take it!

  11. Writer Fox profile image79
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    Traffic site-wide went down 9% on August 9.

  12. LondonGirl profile image90
    LondonGirlposted 4 years ago

    Is an Editor's Choice hub the same as having an "h" next to it in the last column?

    If not, I don't have a single EC hub. Oooops

    1. aa lite profile image90
      aa liteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I suspect most people haven't had their EC hubs picked yet.  They are doing it by hand (after I assume some filters, like QAP score), so it will take a while before they pick the hubs from everybody's accounts.  So don't panic yet.

  13. LCDWriter profile image95
    LCDWriterposted 4 years ago

    No, it apparently has a banner beside it.  The H means featured and able to be crawled by google and other search engines.

  14. ologsinquito profile image94
    ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago

    Does anyone believe that moving some hubs to the main domain will negatively affect hubs remaining in our subdomains. None of my hubs were selected for Editor's Choice. Until today, my traffic was rising nicely. Now it has dropped about 40-50 percent.

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In my opinion, the answer is No.

      1. wilderness profile image95
        wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        But do you believe that moving all the Stellar hubs, OR what google considers to be "quality" hubs would affect the remaining hubs in the subdomain?

        1. Writer Fox profile image79
          Writer Foxposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          In order to identify those Hubs, my friend, you can't just look at traffic sent from Google.  You would have to search for every keyword phrase used in every Hub and see how well every Hub ranks on Google for them.  Some Hubs don't get much traffic because their keyword phrase isn't highly searched, but they are still high-quality in Google's eyes.  HubPages ain't gonna do all of that.

          1. wilderness profile image95
            wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            No, of course not, but that is their goal.  Unattainable, but a goal to be reached for nonetheless and to some degree I've no doubt they will be successful.  If nothing else, they won't have too many bad (according to Google) hubs in their program and that will leave a higher percentage left in the subdomain than there was.

      2. ologsinquito profile image94
        ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That's good. I hope you are right, and you do seem to know your way around the Internet.

  15. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    I'm seeing some red arrows on my Editor's Choice hubs, but I'm a little surprised at some of the choices. I'm also surprised at a couple that weren't chosen - like my $1,000 winning Hub Contest hub. In all, I have about 220 EC hubs. Don't get excited - I have around 1,000 hubs, in all. lol

    1. Jean Bakula profile image92
      Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I only have one out of 134, but am not sure how they are choosing them. All of my hubs are Featured, and I only have one with a score under 75. So I hate to sound crabby, but it makes no sense. The one they chose is popular, it's part of a long series, and in fact, is longer than some people like to read. I have red arrows on two others in the series, but not the EC one. I did add a link to lead readers to the first one, which explains the history and what the subject is about. Are real people reading these, or is it a bot?

    2. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      One thing I found is that the large majority of my hubs that were not chosen had Amazon/eBay capsules with more than 2 links in them.  Mostly keyword type capsules, but there were some with specific products as well.

      Most of those I've changed to 2 products (not all as some hubs were proven successful with lots of links) - it will be interesting to see if they're picked in the future.

    3. janshares profile image89
      jansharesposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      None of mine were picked, Jean. 51 hubs all featured, 5 hubs under 75, 11 hubs 90 and above. I found only one that had an eBay capsule with 3 products that I have since decreased to 2. As stated above, I did decide today to opt out. I would like to see how it all works out and give it a go the next round. I'm not going anywhere. I'll just write more hubs, do some editing, and see what happens.

      1. ologsinquito profile image94
        ologsinquitoposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Many of my hubs are a bit controversial, so I wasn't expecting any of them to get picked for Editor's Choice. I'm just concerned about traffic falling on all of the hubs that weren't chosen.

    4. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      This is what I was interested in hearing about - whether other hubbers EC hubs were seeing traffic rises. Thanks for sharing Habee smile

  16. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 4 years ago

    I've opted out.  I wouldn't care if traffic quadrupled on an EC hub it still wouldn't help my other hubs.  Hubs that are EC are removed from the sub and put on the main domain and you will not even be able to track its performance on analytics, you can only rely on the stellar data collection of HP stats.

    I think it's incredibly selfish of HP to have us provide them with free content then they take the best of the content and place it on their main domain, presumably to drive up their own rankings, while leaving the subs to fend for themselves.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      They're still trackable using google analytics (which is what I use for HP anyway).

  17. profile image0
    delleaposted 4 years ago

    Call me stupid, but I just got back to HubPages after being away for a bit due to my workload... how can I tell if my hubs are EC featured? What does it look like, an accolade? Where can I find the official article about EC hubs? I know what you might say, search for it myself...

    1. Will Apse profile image88
      Will Apseposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      There is a blog post detailing the change.

      There is a big banner next to EC pages on your accounts page, apparently.

  18. BigJulesMags profile image89
    BigJulesMagsposted 4 years ago

    Your hubs that score high/ got selected, do they tend to be more informational type hubs?  I write a lot of creative and comedic hubs and those seem to get routinely lower scores.  However, readers like those better.  That and their chosen hubs of the day are always some type of "how to" which isn't really something I do.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
      Mark Ewbieposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Same here.  Not a hope in hell of being chosen.  I opted out anyway.  Why would a failed idea work by shifting it to another place?

    2. ChristinS profile image93
      ChristinSposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      In all honesty, yes. HP platform is more about the "how to" and things like that because those cater to what people are searching for on the search engines. Most people when they are googling are looking for specific information. In my experience, and personal not too humble opinion wink the hubs that do best are  a) how to do something b) product reviews or information c) travel info or info on places. I am guessing recipes would have a good shot also, at least on Pinterest, but I haven't written any of those so can't say for sure.

      My hubs that were fictional, short stories or in any way creative are removed from here and placed elsewhere. With HP's platform, your best success will be with information hubs.

  19. aa lite profile image90
    aa liteposted 4 years ago

    So I'm seeing traffic rising nicely but.......my "time on page" is falling drastically according to GA.  And these were pages that had decent (at least 3 minutes?) times previously.

    So either Goo is sending ppl with complete inappropriate queries, or the extra traffic is bots, or GA is not reporting dwell time correctly.

    But all of a sudden I am worried.

    ETA So I went and checked on a couple of hubs.  One that was already doing quite well before the change had a dwell time of 5 minutes when I look at a 30 day period.  In the last 2 days traffic has doubled, but time on page is now 15s!

    Another page I checked is less drastic.  In the last 30 days it had a dwell time of 5.25 minutes.  Now it's down to 3.  But a lot of my pages have extremely short times on page now, and I'm pretty sure they used to be quite good.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Take a look at the keywords google is sending traffic to your hubs for and compare to the phrases it previously sent traffic to them for. Look for totally new ones.

      Google will be reassessing the pages and probably is sending traffic for a variety of phrases to see which ones are most appropriate - this is normal.

      Try not to stress about it!

  20. Abby Campbell profile image93
    Abby Campbellposted 4 years ago

    It was a nice surprise to come back from vacation and see the majority of my hubs selected as "Editor's Choice." However, I didn't know what it meant whatsoever until I read the hub about it. It's very exciting, though I'm a bit disappointed as well. I had certain hubs that had terrific steady traffic for months and now they are receiving half the traffic. However, I have other hubs with increased traffic to where they are beating my number one hub. It's a bitter sweet. I am willing to ride this out before opting out and going back to my subdomain though. I know that change can be difficult, but HP declares that Editor's Choice hubs will receive even more attention than even the featured hubs. I would like to take the chance and see what will happen, even with a little less traffic currently.

    The funny thing is that I do have one hub that was not selected as Editor's Choice and it has a hub score of 100. Go figure! But, I do believe HP is still working the selection process as well.

    I have always trusted HP to do the right thing. They are very professional in all that they do, and I believe they will make it a win-win for us. We just need to give them a chance. :-)

  21. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 4 years ago

    I'm thrilled by this change. It has really boosted my traffic (I must have received a personal Google slap back late last year).

    Hoping that the increase will continue this time.

  22. Cheeky Girl profile image81
    Cheeky Girlposted 4 years ago

    Google recently - okay they said it last week - said they will be favoring more content that is "long form" content ... i.e, content that has a bigger word count as this must signify something good in its content, and in any event Hubs are getting a boost, including mine. A lot of my hubs have wordcounts that exceed the Thousand word count mark. My Hub Score is at 88 today. it was in the mid 60's last week. So my traffic is way the hell up, and I am relieved and glad.

    I'll take the 80's any day, since the music from the 80's was better, too! As for the 90's... well who knows... smile

  23. bettybarnesb profile image60
    bettybarnesbposted 4 years ago

    Just wanted to say congratulations to everyone! Your great work is being recognized!

    1. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Except for those who are unworthy of EC for whatever reason...?

      1. Jean Bakula profile image92
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        psycheskinner,
        I agree that the process seems rather arbitrary. Of my 135 hubs, all of them are featured, and many exceed 3,000 words. I was doing well before the last Google slap. I only have two EC hubs. I write a lot about Astrology, but do cover a lot of other metaphysical topics in depth, for those who wish to learn more. So I can't figure it out. I didn't even make the payout this month!

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It would be nice to know what the criteria are.  I have zero ECs.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image92
            Jean Bakulaposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            psycheskinner,

            I suppose it's something arbitrary. Of my two EC's, one is part of a series, and not even the first part, so it won't introduce the reader to the topic as I wished.

            I took all of last year to write the obligatory pieces on two sites, and to build up content on my blog. But then I was doing well here, so came back and began another series. I have two more pieces to write. But my blog hasn't performed as well as I hoped, and I don't know if other sites are doing much better.

            Wizzley had such a great rep in the beginning, but it appears anyone making money has 300+ articles. I found metaphysical stuff wasn't appreciated much there. Infobarrel has higher standards, but is harder to navigate. Plus you can't just go in and edit one word. You whole piece has to wait to go through the whole cache again. I had one "lost" in "pending" for months!

            My heart isn't in building up a lot of content on another site, so I'm exploring ideas to make my blog better. We won't get a straight answer from the admin here. I think they are trying anything to see what sticks.

  24. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 years ago

    I assume it is on some basis rather than a monkey throwing darts at balloons.  We just don't know what it is.

  25. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 4 years ago

    Just getting this thread ahead of the spammers stuff....

 
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