I just received notice that my hub with the most traffic, which today had 1,541 visits, is now not featured. It recently went through the Hub Pro editing system. One of the changes was to remove the moderate number of related product capsules. I replaced them and now my hub is not featured. If things like this continue to happen, I don't see how this site has any future.
Don't worry, just make a small edit and re-publish. It will be featured again the next day.
I read that you are free to reverse any changes made my Hub Pro but if you did you risked having the hub defeatured when it was reviewed again. This is obviously what happened with your hub.
They've got it in for Amazon, it seems.
I have a Hub reviewing FOUR specific DVD's and although it would be logical to link to each DVD on Amazon, I was only allowed to link to THREE. I had well over the words required to have four capsules - but no, it was judged "excessive product capsules".
I wish they would just be honest about the Amazon limits instead of saying one thing and doing another.
We were warned some time ago that this could happen. Get rid of the extra ads if you want to have your work featured again.
Timetraveler, it's a long article and I only had three ads. Now I only have one. So this shouldn't be a problem.
Which one was it? (post without making it a hyperlink so it doesn't get snipped)
Hi Marissa, here it is. http://hubpages (dot) com/health/Enablers-Help-the-Narcissist-Get-Away-With-It
If the capsules were books, then you need to explain why you recommend that particular book in each case. You can put the explanation in the "description" section of the Amazon capsule - it generally looks better if you make the capsule full-width. If you do that, I reckon you could reinstate two capsules.
I'm pretty sure the disclosure paragraph is not necessary if you have one on your profile - the thing is, the amazon.com mention may be counted as a link (stupid I know since it's not hyperlinked but I have seen it before).
This kind of activity sounds much like the ups and downs that Squidoo put its writers through for the last 2 years of its existence. Discouraging.
Not long after coming home to HubPages last year, I posted the first ever haiku I wrote. The only Amazon capsule I included featured a book of haiku by the internationally renowned local writer (and friend) who ran the workshop I wrote that piece at.
I got the "spammy elements" email. As soon as I changed the capsule to feature my own eBook, the Hub was featured. What the?!?
I can see the logic in that, Bronwyn. Amazon product these days have to be directly linked to the subject.
In that case, the link between the haiku and the book was too indirect, because the only link was the person who ran the workshop. Your own book had a direct link because both the book and the haiku were written by you.
by Yvonne L B 3 years ago
I am so tired of trying to second guess the requirements. It seems that it takes 2-3 edits to go from UF engagement to Feature. Could someone please check out my recent edit which I edited again after getting the circle? I removed 1 of the 2 Zazzle links and another to a blog which may have been...
by Natalie Frank 9 months ago
I have an article on Artist Communities in National Parks. It is the same quality as other hubs on similar topics but wasn't featured. I edited, nothing, then added a list of the 50 some odd programs and it was featured. For about 3 hours. Then despite not being changed again and...
by AnnaMKB 2 years ago
First off, my hubs are transferred from Squidoo, and I am aware of various issues there. I'd already checked and edited hubs after the transition, so this is all post transfer.What I don't understand is why some of my hubs get unfeatured after I've edited them? One even got...
by Catherine Giordano 11 months ago
I understand the rationale for removing amazon capsules. I'm very careful not to include amazon capsules unless they are 100% relevant, and I can provide a personal opinion. I rarely do more than one per hub.HP is not only snipping amazon capsules on hubs for niche sites, but also just to have a...
by James M Becher 3 years ago
I have 4 hubs that are unfeatured, and no matter how I try imporving them, they remain unfeatured. Some of them are high scorers: One of them scored 88 today and yet it is still unfeatured. I can't understand this. Can anyone clue me in.
by Jen withFlash 3 years ago
And why can't I add any Amazon capsules? If they're not allowed, then why are they even an option? The word count doesn't seem to matter because I can have over 2,000 words but have to remove them all before the hubs will become featured again. Either way, I like the color and...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|