When I logged into HP a few days ago I was upset to see that all of my featured work was now unfeatured. And I got the dreaded emails that said my traffic had dropped to zero.
Google works against us all the time. As search traffic comes and goes. But there is a quick way I found to not only keep those Featured hubs featured but to also increase traffic. In my attempt I got 5 new viewers in the first hour. And the rusults went up from there.
The solution is a title tweak.
Go to Google and search for the general idea of your hub. Note the exact tiltes of the top 3 that come up.
Go back to your hub, and update the title to be as close to those three as possable. And make your description include the key terms highlighted across the top 5 google results.
What this does, it put your hub at closer relevence to google search items. And also causes HP quality filter to re run. Meaning as long as you didnot change much, the Hub will return to featured, and list on HP. Giving you your first couple hits. Over time, a day or so. HP will be crawled by Google and your hub will list higher in search engines.
Frequently visited post show up higher in search results, may be that' s why your hubs were listed higher. Google probably won't rank your hubs unless you have at least 12 of those.
Even myspace works! Any social network site you can join. Use your HP link for website.
Ask other hubbers with similar topics for links. Exchange links with others.
by Joween Flores 4 years ago
Well, when you are suffering from depression and you opened your hubpages stats then you notice that 9 of your supposed to be featured hubs got unfeatured due to lack of traffic.. Very disappointing indeed but, can you guys here suggest some tips in improving hits? I don't want to spam my facebook...
by qeyler 2 years ago
I've been writing here for quite a few years, I go back to the ancient era before the 'featured' 'not featured' declension.I have found that 'fixing' a Hub which is not featured is a total waste of time, as in a day or so, after a fix, it is back to unfeatured. I did an experiment and I can...
by Sondra Rochelle 3 years ago
I have been in touch with the team concerning a hub of mine that was unfeatured due to the fact that I had only HP traffic and no Google traffic and felt this was not fair because my article had been online for years and had more than 1400 total views.This morning I received the following email...
by Simone Haruko Smith 6 years ago
Happy Friday, Hubbers!Next week we will be raising the quality threshold for newly-published Hubs (meaning newly-Featured Hubs will, on the whole, be of higher quality) and will also be giving Featured Hubs (for those with high Hubber Scores) longer grace periods- up to a year for some.More...
by Bill Yovino 6 years ago
This is not a complaint about a specific Hub, but the whole "Not Featured due to lack of engagement" thing. I will however, give a specific example.I have a recipe Hub for making Chicken Paprikash. This Hub has been de-indexed by HubPage as seen in this...
by MarieLB 3 years ago
I have three Hubs about the 2015 Sydney Siege. They were all featured. They do not attract a great deal of views as these are about a local event. However, only one of them has been demoted a few weeks ago.It now sports the " = Not Featured - Traffic" icon. But. ....
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