Because they might not be visible on any of the topic or subtopic pages on the niche sites even if they get views, have comments, and a score of 99. Most of my views come from Google, so it hasn't been a handicap so far as I can tell but it's a bummer.
I've already noticed a lull in my traffic due to HP putting hubs in categories. Hey, I am even glad to get ONE comment.
I just checked in with Engineering and this is a bug that has since been fixed. Please report it to us if you see anything like this happening again.
So you are confirming that now the four NEW hubs that I have published may stand a good chance of getting comments? If so, thank you.
Was responding to Kylyssa's post that all Hubs that have been transferred to niche sites should now be visible on topic and subtopic pages. The fact that some weren't showing was a bug that has not been resolved.
Time was when I would have apologized for my error, but not anymore. I was honest and non-harmful in my comment.
Keep up the great work.
Nothing to apologize for! Best of luck with your new Hubs, and if you think there's a bug related to comments, let us know and we'll look into it.
Thank you, Christy,
You are a wonderful asset to HubPages and yes, I am giving you some well-deserved credit.
My goal: One day produce a hub that will be spotlighted on the Weekly HubPages News-email.
Then I shall be at ease.
Your Friend, Kenneth
Thank you for your prompt response.
How can we tell what are bugs and what are features on the niche sites? Should we just assume anything that seems illogical is a bug and report it?
It can't hurt to report anything that seems wonky, thanks very much for your help and attention with the sites.
Thank you. I really, really, really want HubPages to keep its head above water because it's the first content farm I've ever written on that doesn't make me want to wash my hands after using it.
i had received emails about my hubs being featured if I edit my hubs..... is it true?
I think there is a glitch with sharing too from pethelpful. It just drops a link to the site, which brings you to the article, but with no photo or title of the article.
At first I thought that this move to niche sites was a bad decision, after all most of us like writing for HP as it stands. Then I went to a book store and bought a couple of photography magazines since I do this often to keep up on new gadgets and procedures. Then it hit me (I know...it should have occurred to me a while ago). I buy these magazines because they are about photography and that's all I am interested in when I get them. So moving to a niche site is like offering the public a "magazine" on something they are interested in and nothing else. i.e photography and not recipes, fashion etc.
So I have come full circle and now think that perhaps a niche site is what we (as authors) really need. Hope a niche for my stuff is launched soon. I am really excited about the prospects!
I think the niches are a great idea HubPages should have started about five years ago. The panicky, disorganized, last-minute execution without much communication is what I find nerve-wracking.
Have you checked out the niche sites? Some of the ads actually match the content and I have yet to see a disgusting ad on PetHelpful!
Yes and they seem to match pretty close to the articles. THe way it was done here leaves much to be desired but perhaps HP is on the right track!
Kylyssa . . .
As for your question as to if "I" or any of the other hubbers have checked the niche sites, well, no, I am afraid to do this for I fear that if I get out of my working-routine for HP, things will go bezerk.
....and that is exactly what Google has been saying for the last four years or so: Google WANTS sites that offer people a wealth of information on one chosen interest or hobby, because that's something people appreciate. I am only surprised HubPages hasn't gone down that path ages ago, considering how clear Google has been about that.
by Caren White 9 months ago
I was under the impression that we could only submit one hub every two weeks for niche sites. I submitted a hub and an editor replied with changes that I needed to make before it could be moved. As I'm making those changes, I have received two emails that another two of my hubs are...
by Scott S Bateman 2 years ago
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on a niche site has more than 1,250 words, multiple photos and an original video....
by Scott S Bateman 5 weeks ago
I have been pleased with the audience and revenue for my articles on HubPages since joining the site some years ago.I commend the company for creating the successful niche sites at a time when similar sites were folding. My existing articles that moved to those sites have done even better than...
by Missing Link 7 months ago
I'm thinking the answer is probably yes?If you have hubs that have been deemed "not featured", for one reason or another, will that factor into lowering your overall score/rating as a HubPages member? Example--let's say your overall rating is 75. If 10 non featured hubs become...
by Caren White 21 hours ago
Analytics tells me that I suddenly started getting traffic from something called the Maven Coalition. Since I don't have a website on Maven, are my hubs being advertised there? How can I figure out where specifically on Maven this traffic is coming from?
by Jack Lee 2 years ago
Just curious about what other hubbers have experienced so far.For me, I currently have 162 featured hubs of which only 2 have been chosen for niches.That is just slightly over 1%.
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