I have been on hubpages for almost 3 years now and I have posted and deleted almost 200 hubs! Right now I have 34 hubs published and featured as I had to delete almost 20 because of hubpages tools of not letting me get featured. You see, unfeautured hubs lower your profile rate, which is the number you see right at the profile photo of an account.
While taking into account my profile rate and my earnings and my views per day, I figured out maybe that profile rate has a lot more to do with my earnings than what I initially thought. I did a little calculation of my earnings through years, different days, different number of views and different profile rates, which brought me to one conclusion: the profile rate is a percentage of the views which translates into earnings!
So, if for example I have a 80 profile rate, and my views count to 6000 per day, than the 80% of 6000 would be: 0.8x6000=4800 which means 4.8$ per day of passive income! If my profile rate is 40 which is right now, and my views, because of the hubs I deleted, have fallen to lets say 4000, then it would equal to 1600, which means: 1.6$ of earnings!
Note: The numbers shown above are not my real income has Hubpages has a strict rule of not showing your real income, but I did the same calculation with my real numbers, and it actually comes out pretty accurate!
So, give it a try, and let me know if your results are pretty much your income has shown in your earnings tab in your account.
PS: you can find out your views per day by checking google analytics!
Scores are just a way to make sure that spammers don't get backlinks; they're generally meaningless in relation to earnings. Earnings are based on traffic. Scores are based on traffic, hub comments, hub quality, forum posts and many other variables which don't necessarily impact on traffic. Scores also increase with time, so newer hubs usually start with a lower score and increase as traffic increases. A high quality hub can have a low score if it's in a competitive niche and never gets views.
HOWEVER, in your case I suspect there's something seriously wrong on your account. Most users find that after publishing a few hubs, they'll have a profile rank in the 70s-90s. Anything below that would indicate that some part of your content or account is spammy or low quality. It's a good idea to look at the Hubpages learning centre to see if there are any issues causing such a low score.
Why were your hubs unfeatured? If they were unfeatured due to traffic, that simply means that you'll need to work on their SEO to rank them higher in Google. However if they were unfeatured due to quality, it means you'll need to figure out what particular issues are causing problems in your hubs.
Also, in terms of earnings, most hubbers earn between $2-5 per 1,000 views.
I don't know whats happening, really, I have been working on them for a couple of weeks now, constantly editing the photos, or the capsules texts, but nothing seems to work properly. They just won't get featured, it is driving me crazy :S
try to email the hubpages team, ask them. I emailed the team because I have a favorite hub which was previously featured but for whatever reasons became no longer featured. the team responded and requested me to email to them the hub that I was talking about then, I am still waiting for their response or findings
I am furious as in 3 years I have never had such a problem. It would happen to a single hub to not get featured no matter what (sometimes), but right now it's happening to several hubs and I don't know the reason. Whatever, I am not giving up, I will keep working on this.
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