Getting a Hub Featured again?

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  1. Connie120 profile image77
    Connie120posted 2 years ago

    If I edit a Hub, will it become featured again? I have a few hubs I wrote a few years ago, about gun control, which were featured at first, but eventually lost traffic and so became unfeatured. Now the topic is relevant again, so if I edit them, will that be enough to get them featured?

    1. SheilaMilne profile image94
      SheilaMilneposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It should be enough, as long as there are no other issues.  The rules have changed since they were written, so there may be other things that don't pass the new criteria.

      1. Connie120 profile image77
        Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I don't think there are any other issues, they're marked as unfeatured for lack of traffic. But I'll make sure to check them over carefully. thanks for your reply.

  2. jackclee lm profile image81
    jackclee lmposted 2 years ago

    My experience is that if the hub was featured to begin with, after sometime with few traffic, becomes un-featured, all that is needed is to refresh the hub by making a small change (as simple as add or delete a punctuation or blank). It will be featured again after 24 hours. Good luck.

    1. Connie120 profile image77
      Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, I'll try that. I need to revise and update some information anyway.

  3. Kimberleyclarke profile image84
    Kimberleyclarkeposted 2 years ago

    The other day I refreshed some of my unfeatured hubs - they are now back to being featured and have even had a little spike in views! So, I'd say, go for it.

    1. Connie120 profile image77
      Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's good to know. Thanks.

      1. jackclee lm profile image81
        jackclee lmposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I've written a hub on how to get hub's featured which might help - <snipped>

  4. Marisa Wright profile image97
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    If a Hub is unFeatured for lack of traffic, then it's true that making even ONE tiny edit will get it Featured again.

    However, the point is that it will eventually get unFeatured for lack of traffic again, because that edit won't change the fact that no one's reading it!  So unless you want to get on a constant treadmill of Hubs going unFeatured and having to edit them and Hubs going unFeatured and having to edit them - it's better to take another approach.

    Can you work out WHY it's not getting traffic?   Can you do something to change that?  If not, do you have somewhere else - another writing site, or your own blog - where a low-traffic subject could sit happily without the risk of unFeaturing?  Maybe that particular Hub would do better there.

    1. Connie120 profile image77
      Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Well, I think the main reason why the two hubs in particular lost traffic, is just because the topic is gun control. So sometimes it's a popular topic, and then after a while it's not. It's a pretty hot topic right now. (I know that's why they say the best hubs are about evergreen topics!)
      I don't have a personal blog, because I don't have a particular niche, and I don't have the time to write regularly enough to keep it active. I don't know of any other writing sites that are worth anything.

  5. johndwilliams profile image86
    johndwilliamsposted 2 years ago

    This is my thought Marisa

    I have had a rest from writing and logged in recently to find loads of my hubs un-featured with something like 50 views roughly to each one in a year! This is terrible.... are the Hubs rubbish? Probably...

    So I have unpublished, and will eventually stick them on my own blog (schedule the post for a month or so) and then delete from hubpages...

    I can not think of a better solution - as a side note my Google Webmaster tools shows I only have 13 URLS in the Index status, in september I nearly had 109 - so Google is hitting me somehow... I suggest it is because of my un-featured content...

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That's what unFeatured means - an unFeatured Hub IS hidden from Google, that's the whole point.

      1. johndwilliams profile image86
        johndwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Yes I agree but the numbers don't match

        109 hubs live
        26 ish unfeatured
        Google reports ONLY 13 indexed

        where are the other 70 - perhaps Hubpages has not un-featured them yet.. my guesses are based on the traffic score - they will do!

  6. Mekenzie profile image82
    Mekenzieposted 2 years ago

    Thanks for the help.  This answered my own questions about unfeatured hubs.  I'm going to go through my unfeatured hubs to see if there is anything I can do that might help google pick them up.  If that doesn't work I'll move my hubs marked 'unfeatured' to another website.

    1. Connie120 profile image77
      Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Everyone talks about moving unfeatured hubs to another website, but where is this magical website? I haven't found any other website similar to Hubpages, where you can post articles about all different topics.

      1. johndwilliams profile image86
        johndwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        There are many you just are not looking in the right place smile i.e. self hosting or blogs...

        1. Connie120 profile image77
          Connie120posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Oh I see. I'm not interested in either self-hosting or blogs, because I don't have the time to post regularly, and I don't write about only one topic. I thought everybody was talking about writing sites like hubpages.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Google will not fix them up unless HubPages makes them Featured again - until that happens, Google will ignore them.

  7. wlrahilly profile image47
    wlrahillyposted 2 years ago

    Perhaps during your editing, you should change your keywords up. Do some keyword research and see what's driving the traffic. Add more content to it. Make it more engaging, etc.

 
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