Editor's Choice

Jump to Last Post 1-15 of 15 discussions (29 posts)
  1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years ago

    Whoo-hoo! I've just had one of my hubs (about the Cardiff Giant hoax) selected as Editor's Choice. I'm really pleased as it shows I'm doing something right.
    However, when I've looked through the HP Forum Comments about how this will affect the number of views the hub gets, it seems as though this honor may be a poisoned chalice. Has anyone any experience of the difference this honor has made to their traffic?

    1. profile image0
      epsonok0posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Never experienced it nor seen solid data regarding this being a bad thing. However, I see a lot of forum talk about it.

    2. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A few of mine are doing much better.

    3. relache profile image84
      relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Given that there are reports of positive and negative effects, it's clear both potentials exist.  However, the only way to find out what's going to happen to your Hub is to wait and see.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your input JG11Bravo and relache.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image89
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I will never have to worry about this. lol

      And I'm fine with that. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

      If I ever do get an EC, it better be a hub that is not already getting traffic. Otherwise, I'd probably bail and click the EC-no thingy.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        paradigmsearch, don't run yourself down! You never know what tomorrow may bring.

    5. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Traffic is good to most of my EC hubs. When I say good I mean in the hundreds per day (some in the thousands). But whether your hubs do well depends a great deal on the topic of the hub, how many people are searching for the information and the level of competition from other websites...

      ie: a hub with low search traffic potential is always going to get low search traffic - regardless of its url.

  2. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years ago

    Thanks Barbara and epsonk, I appreciate your comments.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image84
      JG11Bravoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't seen much of a difference in any of mine.

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Congrats!

    1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
      Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks! I feel as though I'm walking on air.

      1. JG11Bravo profile image84
        JG11Bravoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Congrats as well. I just finished reading it, and I'd say you earned it.

  4. jponiato profile image79
    jponiatoposted 4 years ago

    I've also recently had one selected.  Views seemed to go down, but that might just be timing.  The Hub comparing Star Trek: Phase II with Star Trek Continues was only a few days old when it was selected as an EC.  Page views might have dropped off anyway once the "newness" wore off.

  5. humahistory profile image71
    humahistoryposted 4 years ago

    This may not be a representative set of data, as I have only been writing here for about 6 weeks, and I have only just exceeded 1,100 views. However, I do have roughly an even number of EC hubs to other non-EC hubs (14 EC to 13 non-EC). I have just added up the number of views for the last 24 hours, and the figures are roughly equal.
    Although it may be that the EC hubs would receive greater views if they were on my subdomain, I can only conclude, at this point in time, that it makes little, if any, difference.
    Since we can only change the setting once every 60 days, it may be a little difficult to establish definitively, whether or not any difference is accrued.

    1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
      Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks humahistory, that's an impressive tally of EC hubs you've got. I hope my experience will mirror yours!

  6. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
    DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

    You've done well, Beth!

    I haven't noticed (or more properly, paid attention to) any drops in traffic by the numbers.  I can say this, however; when scanning my list of hubs, I more often notice the blue ' traffic down' arrows on NON-EC hubs.

  7. janshares profile image97
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    No, haven't seen a difference yet. Some had zero views a couple days after getting the "crown". Traffic seems the same for each. I opted out when the program started because the specifics were not clear to me. I finally  decided to opt in out of curiosity. It's a nice recognition of having made "stellar" hubs but I think it benefits HP more than the hubber. It helps the site by highlighting the best hubs to the public (on the HP Blog? or Twitter?, still not sure). The logic is that readers will read the best hubs but that doesn't necessarily mean traffic will increase. I think traffic is more likely to increase through organic searches. Anyway, it is a way that HP acknowledges and shows appreciation for our good work. So congrats to you, Beth! smile

    1. sallybea profile image98
      sallybeaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations!
      I have six currently and have not noticed any decline in traffic - they appear to be doing quite well.

  8. prospectboy profile image88
    prospectboyposted 4 years ago

    Congrats on the accomplishment. I've had several hubs receive Editors Choice, but I haven't noticed that large of a shift in traffic. It's been very slim. If anything, I've seen a small uptick in my earnings. I'm still happy just to have been considered though.

  9. profile image0
    unen-tsogtposted 4 years ago

    You can report to Google. But chances you get response is low to none. Otherwise Google will algorithmically penalise them. Google bots are aware that your post has been published first. There are tons of bollocks who are not able to write their own staff.

    I see no problem as long as they give you a credit and mention the source of the original content. But these morons don't do that.

    1. profile image0
      unen-tsogtposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Whopss. Sorry. I replied to a wrong hub.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Ooops!

  10. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image98
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 4 years ago

    Thanks DzyMsLizzy, janshares, sallybea, prospectboy, and Susana S for your good wishes and helpful info.

    1. jemuelO profile image90
      jemuelOposted 4 years ago

      Congratulations Beth Eaglescliffe! You must have very good hubs to make it to the Editor's Choice. How I wish I can also have a hub chosen as editor's pick. I think I've got to read some of your hubs now.

    2. johly beichhualai profile image60
      johly beichhualaiposted 4 years ago

      I submitted two and one selected as Ec. That is a lyrical poem we were merged into  one-lovers poem. I dont know how hubpages will promote. Lets wait and see

    3. Jodah profile image89
      Jodahposted 4 years ago

      Congratulations Beth, I just got notification of my first "Editors Choice' as well, and am interested to see what happens, the same as you. Time will tell I guess, good luck.

    4. Thelma Alberts profile image92
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 years ago

      Congratulations! Well done! I have 2 EC, but I still don´t see any traffics on those hubs. Well I have those last month and the beginning of this week, so they are still new. We´ll see what will come.

    5. Act 3 profile image91
      Act 3posted 4 years ago

      A couple of my newer hubs are EC. One did well at first, but leveled off. The other gets very little traffic. (It's not a very sexy topic, so I understand). My other new non-EC hubs are doing just as well, maybe better.

     
    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)