It's been more than 24 business hours since I published my first hub, and it still isn't evaluated. None of them are. None of them have ads on them and only one shows on my profile (I signed out and searched for myself). So I have some more questions:
How long is this process going to take?
If your hubs are never featured, will they never show on your profile?
Do adsense and HP ads not show until they are evaluated and pass? My account says they are active.
I was excited about being here, but now I'm wondering if I wasted my time putting up any content at all. Maybe I just don't understand how things work, but I like to share my profile and I'm not about to share hubs that have no ads on them other than my Amazon stuff.
Yes, I have my adblockers turned off on Hubpages. In fact, I disabled them altogether and still no ads. I went and added Hubpages and my profile page to my adsense list of alllowed sites. There is an adsense ad on my profile now. Do I have to add each individual hub too? I thought if you just added Hubpages, your ads would show up. What am I doing wrong?
This is very frustrating and not what I wanted to wake up to. I was sure something would be approved by today.
You have no featured content. You have no ads because you have not passed Boot Camp yet.
Sometimes quality assessment takes a little longer. Ads appear on Hubs after quality assessment is passed.
It's worth it. Once you get through the process, it is very worth it to publish Hubs here. To be careful, Hubs are put through a pretty strict assessment when the writer is new to the site. Just a safety measure.
Oh, and the other question about whether Hubs will be on your profile if not featured. When a Hub is featured, it means search engine algorithms can see them and index them. When not featured, they are not visible to the spiders. You can still have unfeatured Hubs on your profile, if you edit your profile and click the box that says something along the lines of --include unfeatured Hubs on profile--.
I'm still confused. I thought ads appeared on all approved content, whether or not it was featured. If only featured content has ads, this will not be worth my time. I can write a blog and get ads on every page, so why on earth would I stay with a place that refuses to put ads on my pages? I'm not sure HP is the place for me. I don't mind strict writing requirements, but to deny me earnings because an article is approved, but not FEATURED, is insane!
Yes, that's correct, ads appear on unfeatured content also. Unfeatured content is just not indexed by the search engine. Only thing is, when you are new and in "boot camp", a Hub that doesn't pass quality assessment gets unpublished.
You won't have any problem passing quality assessment.
Just to let you know, you still have access to an unpublished Hub. It's just not visible on the site to anyone else.
Her hubs are not unpublished, Nate. I just posted links to two of her hubs below, and I can see them. I think they became un-featured for some reason.
If it is approved, it is featured. Just have patience. You need 5 hubs that are featured to make it through boot camp. Do you already have a Google Adsense account? You need one of those to earn money. You need to get approved by Adsense first to earn and it takes at least 10 or more hubs to be approved by them. Then you need to add your account number on your profile.
I'm confused too, Amie.
These are two of your hubs I read and commented on:
EDITED: to remove the links.
I think Hubs are still available through links during the evaluation process; this is why you can share them on social media immediately.
That's a bad idea, actually, because it puts a live link on the Web that search engines follow to a NoIndex page. That can delay the Hub getting indexed when and if it becomes featured.
I'm not sharing them until they have ads, so no problem. I'll also share them on my blog, where all links are do-follow, so even if they aren't indexed here, they will be there.
Yeah, I hadn't even thought of any of that until this discussion. But it occurred to me that Hubs can be shared immediately and you can also view them if you go to a hubber's profile and check their activity and click on the hub they just wrote.
I was still in bootcamp in December, and my featured hubs all had ads on them. They didn't have ads until they were featured.
Good to see that your hubs are now featured, Amie.
i saw you have 4 hubs up now. They are featured right? Maybe it tajkes 72 hours to work out, just be patient.
You need to go here http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats and see whether your hubs are assessed and if so whether or not they are featured.
I'm honestly not that stupid. I know where to check to see if they are done yet, and they aren't They haven't been touched.
Assuming that means they are still showing the turning arrows symbol then that is your answer. They have not gone through QAP yet. It normally does not take long, but then sometimes it does.
For the ad issue on your one featured hub you also check if there are any warnings on the listing or on the hub (looking in edit mode), check you have not accidentally ticked the "no ads" button and then send a help email request.
EDITED TO ADD: I forgot about "boot camp" see the help pages about that.
Starting with the basic info is just a matter of systematically solving the problem starting with the most common issues and eliminating them first.
QAP takes as long as it takes. The time frame can fluctuate quite dramatically depending on the volume of new Hubs being put into the process at any given time.
It's been noted for a long time that the behind-the-scenes process of this site backs up over the weekends and things like QAP and responses from admin lag from Friday through Mondays. No one likes it. But it's been a standard now for years and is unlikely to change unless the foundational structure of how this site is being run is altered.
Considering that our hubs are actually edited by people on MTurk, that's no surprise. Turkers don't usually work on weekends.
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