About a week ago, one of my Hubs was selected as an Editor's Choice. This was my first Editor's Choice, and I was beginning to think I to had be part of some exclusive club to get one. I was excited for the potential of additional page views. Unfortunately, it seems like this designation is the kiss of death- this hub has only gotten one page view since being named an Editor's Choice!
Because of the holiday weekend, I'll admit I didn't get to brag about this "award" and promote it, and will do that right now. That will only help for a day or two, though. Does Editor's Choice really have this little impact on a Hub's performance, or do I just need more patience?
Editor's Choice does not increase traffic to your Hub. See this forum post from two months ago:
Your Hub is excellent! As a Dr. Seuss fan myself, I really enjoyed reading it. I can confirm that it has been Pinned to the official HubPages Pinterest account and it is currently queued to be posted on our Facebook Page as well. It's possible that there is some kind of delay with the stats. I'll check in and find out. Thanks for your patience!
It can take a while to find out if your hub will benefit from it's EC status or not. Based on my experience I recommend giving it about 4 - 6 months.
At that point it may just be benefiting from the extra 4-6 months?
As I recall hubstaff have specifically stated there is not a traffic/earnings benefit to this experiment, although I assume they hoped there would be.
It could be. It would depend somewhat on how established the hub is. From my experience changing urls has the same kind of effect as a major title rewrite.
I'm sure I read that old, pre-subdomain hubs have benefited most from EC. That's what I've found.
I don't think EC is for everyone. If I had a niche specific account I wouldn't be in it, unless my hubs had been penalised by panda without any obvious cause. I think in that circumstance it would be well worth giving it a go.
Thanks writer Fox. I'm not exactly new here, but there's still a lot I don't understand about how Hubpages works. Your posts are always very helpful.
The email states, "...your Hub will be eligible for loads of cool benefits including promotion onsite and via our social media channels. It will also be prominently displayed on HubPages.com."
If that actually happened (I just checked, and the Hub has not yet been promoted on Hubpages' Facebook or Twitter- not even retweeted, which happens often), then there would be the potential of additional page views outside of my own promotion. I know it is not a guarantee-- Hubpages cannot force anyone to click on a link to a Hub-- but the added promotion would at least make more people aware of your Hub, resulting in the potential for more page views.
I thought it was odd that this Hub, promised extra promotion, got only one page view (which was from this morning, btw) since being recognized, while other similar Hubs are performing normally during the same time period.
Update: Hubpages just retweeted my tweet promoting the fact I got an Editor's Choice. However, I still don't believe that falls under the "loads of cool benefits" offered.
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