Editor's Choice

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  1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 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?

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      epsonok0posted 10 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 image73
      Barbara Kayposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      A few of mine are doing much better.

    3. relache profile image73
      relacheposted 10 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 image90
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your input JG11Bravo and relache.

    4. paradigmsearch profile image61
      paradigmsearchposted 10 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 image90
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

    5. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 10 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 image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years ago

    Thanks Barbara and epsonk, I appreciate your comments.

    1. JG11Bravo profile image73
      JG11Bravoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  3. The Examiner-1 profile image61
    The Examiner-1posted 10 years ago


    1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
      Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

      1. JG11Bravo profile image73
        JG11Bravoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  4. jponiato profile image89
    jponiatoposted 10 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 image72
    humahistoryposted 10 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 image90
      Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 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 image85
    DzyMsLizzyposted 10 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 image92
    jansharesposted 10 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 image94
      sallybeaposted 10 years agoin reply to this

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

  8. prospectboy profile image85
    prospectboyposted 10 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.

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    unen-tsogtposted 10 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 10 years agoin reply to this

      Whopss. Sorry. I replied to a wrong hub.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years agoin reply to this


  10. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image90
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 10 years ago

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

    1. jemuelO profile image87
      jemuelOposted 10 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 image74
      johly beichhualaiposted 10 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 image90
      Jodahposted 10 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 image90
      Thelma Albertsposted 10 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 image78
      Act 3posted 10 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.


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