How is this possible???

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  1. Helena Ricketts profile image95
    Helena Rickettsposted 2 years ago

    I've been really frustrated with HubPages for over a year and have moved over half of my content off the site.  The only reason I've left what is still here is so I can use it all as examples for my writing for paid projects.  I do not log in very often, usually just to check and see if I'm going to hit payout for that month and occasionally rewrite a title for or unpublish an unfeatured hub or two.

    This one is perplexing.  With 77 views in one day, why would this one be unfeatured when it receives consistent traffic?  I rewrote the title on it a little while back and ever since then the traffic has been decent.  It is frustrating and doesn't make sense.  I'm not going to rewrite anything for a hub that averages over 1,000 views per month.

    Does anyone have any insight on this?  It's REALLY annoying.

    1. SmartAndFun profile image95
      SmartAndFunposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think recently it was confirmed that the HP algo considers ONLY search engine traffic when an article is at risk of being unfeatured. So, if your article is already unfeatured, the 77 views it got today are not from search engines, and therefore those views do not count.

      You need to find out a way to get search engine traffic to that article so it will stay featured. Any small edit can get it featured again, but the article will be eventually put to the same traffic test again. It must to bring in regular search engine traffic to stay featured indefinitely.

      I believe this is how it works these days. Please, someone correct me if I am wrong.

    2. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Being featured or not depends primarily on the level of search engine traffic.  Not social media, not links given to friends or family, not even links from a viral source such as a newspaper article.  Just search engine traffic.

      As that is all that being unfeatured will affect, it seems reasonable.  Being unfeatured will not change your social media visits or anything with a link.  Just SE visits and as those were already zero, losing featured status won't do anything at all.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      If the hub is being unfeatured for traffic it is because Google is not ranking it and therefore the traffic you are getting does not count.  If it is being unfeatured due to quality, it needs a rewrite.

  2. vinderluvu profile image61
    vinderluvuposted 2 years ago

    its not hub's fault. sometimes google start counting some content as a spam. and traffic not count.
    so if you are posting same content again and agian then your traffic will not count... so you have to change the content all the time and make sure you would not use same site also. ....

  3. Millionaire Tips profile image91
    Millionaire Tipsposted 2 years ago

    I wouldn't unpublish a hub that is not featured because of traffic, because it can still get social media traffic.

    I would try to think of keywords I can add in the hub that would help people searching on search engines find me.  What words would they type in to get the content of your hub.  Make sure those words are in the hub.

    I discovered one day that I wrote a book review without ever using the word "book" or "review" in the hub.  I had the name of the book and all sorts of good information, but did not include the words that would help searchers find the hub. It is easy to miss, as I had the name of the book and my opinion but didn't include those relevant words. How would Google know what it is unless I tell it?


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