I believe so.
I think being featured only means you get to appear in the search engines.
Even if being featured is required for adsense, you could still earn with Amazon/Ebay. However, it is strongly encouraged to create FEATURED hubs in order to gain organic traffic. Otherwise, you will have to manually drive traffic.
Most successful Hubbers would say that 90% of their traffic comes from search engines. So if a Hub is not Featured and therefore is invisible to search engines, that's going to be a huge limitation on what you can earn.
Exactly. And while it is highly unlikely here, it is still quite possible that this person has access to a huge audience. You could still earn from manually driven traffic. I just don't know if ads are displayed on non-featured hubs... Either way, there's still the Amazon/Ebay option. If I didn't have the search engines, I wouldn't make a penny lol
Except for AgilityMach, I don't know anyone who does have access to a large audience without the search engines.
The only way to achieve a large readership without Google, Bing etc is to attract it via social networks. In practice, that's impossible to do without a specialist subject.
Of course. But any and all traffic those Hubs are going to get is only if you drive it right to them.
Good question, because I thought you couldn't earn from them, but I can't remember why I thought that. Probably because no traffic comes to them through the regular natural means.
Traffic = Earnings
No Traffic = No Earnings
No Traffic = Not featured for engagement
Therefore - Not featured for engagement = No earnings
If you start to get traffic (and earnings) your hub will become featured again, however that will not happen from the search engines as they cannot see them.
You need to ask yourself why your hubs are not featured! (Assuming here that your hubs are not features due to engagement rather than quality!)
Traffic needs two things to start with;
1/ People need to be searching for the keywords that you are targeting. Use the google keyword tool to check or a little common sense. (How many people are searching for "Astrology: Uranus part two"?)
2/ There needs to be a low amount of competition, if you try to compete against dedicated long established sites you will not get higher than them on the searches.
Once you get these two right you can start working on everything else about SEO to start attracting traffic - but if you get these wrong you will never get traffic no matter how good your pages are and how much SEO you use..
Maybe you should read your own "ultimate guide to SEO"!!
In addition to getting your keywords straight and avoiding subjects that are highly competitive you should also avoid using "part 1" and "part 2" in your titles. Every hub should have its own unique title from which to attract traffic. Think questions also such as "Will Uranus be big in 2014?" (Not checked for traffic on keyword tool).
Good luck - start learning about SEO not writing about it..
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If a hub is not featured does that mean that it doesn't get any search engine traffic from Google or other search engines?
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