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Do Editor's Choice Hubs Do Better?

  1. Pawpawwrites profile image60
    Pawpawwritesposted 3 years ago

    Even though I published my first hub a couple years ago, I haven't been active here until recently. I have a question for those with more experience. When you have a hub that gets labeled as editor's choice, does it generally do better, since it loses the subdomain?
    I wasn't sure if it would be good or bad for the hub.

    1. OldRoses profile image97
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I only have one hub that was chosen as an Editors Choice. It is one of my worst performing hubs, attracting almost no traffic.   So for me there has been no advantage to an Editors Choice hub.

      1. Pawpawwrites profile image60
        Pawpawwritesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That is what I was wondering about, whether there was a clear advantage. I still have a lot to learn.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image77
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Some do, and some do not - it depends. You must take into account the traffic, the ratings, the content of the Hub, the weather, luck...

    3. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Some of mine do better than they probably would as stand alones. Others aren't doing anything.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
        Rochelle Frankposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        I would echo that. If I rank my hubs by 30 day traffic, I have an EC at the top of the list, at the bottom of the list, and the other 16 scattered throughout.

  2. relache profile image91
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    An Editor's Choice designation can be revoked, so I've always felt it as more an indication of potential, but only if I maintain it.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image91
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't know that. I wonder if it takes away all of the aging of the hub.

  3. Pawpawwrites profile image60
    Pawpawwritesposted 3 years ago

    That is nice to know. I'll keep that in mind.

  4. Writer Fox profile image60
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    You can opt out of the Editors Choice program by editing your Profile and checking the box for that.

    One thing you might not realize is that the URL of your Hub is changed, which means it goes through a 301 redirect. If it loses the EC status, which can happen, then the URL changes again and it is given another 301 redirect.

    For people transferring work from Squidoo, this can mean one redirect too many for search engines.

    People here have reported that good traffic to Hubs has tanked at least temporarily when their Hubs were chosen for EC.

    I opted out.

    1. OldRoses profile image97
      OldRosesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      After reading multiple discussions about the Editor's Choice program, I took a closer look at my lone EC hub.  Like many other hubbers' experiences, the traffic tanked after it was chosen and the URL changed.  After a few months, traffic returned but nowhere near the level it was prior to becoming an Editor's Choice.  I'm wondering now if I should opt out of the program in hopes that after yet another URL change, the traffic on this hub will recover.

  5. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    Some people say their traffic increased by having EC hubs, some saw no change, and some say their traffic declined.  It's hard to predict what the effect will be, and unfortunately you'll only ever know by giving it a try. Once you opt in, you have to stay opted in for at least 60 days.
    Here are some discussions about it
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/115537
    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/117416

    Being curious, I opted in for a while and all my hubs that were selected as EC took a nose dive.  I opted out after the 60 days were up and then their traffic recovered.  Your mileage may vary!

  6. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    It didn't work for me. I received 6 but then opted out. It's been a year and a half since I've been out.

    Edit: Wait. When did it start? Winter of 2013? Okay, so it's been almost a year.

  7. relache profile image91
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    If I had opted out after just 60 days, I would not have seen any difference. 

    Editor's Choice was announced in early August 2013.  I've had Hubs in it the whole time and I think it has helped my overall traffic.

 
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