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Deleting Hubs that are not Featured.

  1. jeffzod profile image60
    jeffzodposted 8 weeks ago

    Is it a wise move to delete published Hubs that are not Featured?

    1. Marketing Merit profile image87
      Marketing Meritposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Not unless you plan to publish them elsewhere. I would be more inclined to work on them, so that they are featured.

      1. jeffzod profile image60
        jeffzodposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

        I have worked on an article and it has not been featured after editing it several times.

        1. Marketing Merit profile image87
          Marketing Meritposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

          If you provide us we a copy of the link to your hub, the one that was included on the email you received, I am sure that you will get some help here to get it featured.

          1. jeffzod profile image60
            jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

            ok,thanks let me check the link and post.

        2. CatherineGiordano profile image88
          CatherineGiordanoposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

          Try studyng your featured hubs and see how they differ from unfeatured ones. You could also look at the hubs of writers with high hubber scores and see if you can figure out "the trick of the trade."  Also review HPs directives for Quality Hubs and see if that gives an idea as to why your hubs are not getting featured.

  2. diana1000 profile image76
    diana1000posted 8 weeks ago

    Please what is the difference between featured and published?
    thank you diana harvey

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      A hub that is featured will appear on your profile, has been indexed by Google and thus is visible to the general public.  It is also eligible to be moved to a niche site at some point.  It has passed the Quality Assessment Program.

      A hub that has been published is one that you can place on social networking sites to get views but is not indexed on Google and so cannot be seen by the general public.  It has not passed Quality Assessment.

    2. jeffzod profile image60
      jeffzodposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      A featured hub appears on your profile and the public can be able to view it while published articles can not be viewed by the public, only you can view published articles.

  3. pen promulgates profile image78
    pen promulgatesposted 8 weeks ago

    I guess (not sure though) it affects your Hubber score. Because it has a hubscore even if rejected by the QAP.
    As marketing merit says, best is to work on them and get it featured. Some Hubbers say even If not featured, Google has indexed their unfeatured hubs.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 weeks ago in reply to this

      Google is very unlikely to index an UnFeatured Hub because it has a "No Follow" tag attached to it - which tells Google and other search engines to ignore it.

      That's why UnFeatured Hubs have very little chance of ever making any income.

  4. LiliMarlene profile image87
    LiliMarleneposted 8 weeks ago

    jeffzod, you can change this in your profile settings. There is a field asking whether you want only featured hubs get published or all hubs you wrote. One simple click makes the change! smile

    1. jeffzod profile image60
      jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hey Lili, thanks.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      It's true you can show your unFeatured Hubs on your profile (I do), but that won't do you much good, because they are still invisible to Google due to the "no follow" tag, and you won't get much traffic without Google.

  5. pen promulgates profile image78
    pen promulgatesposted 8 weeks ago

    Hey Jeffzod, Did the quality team (in any of the emails) give the reason to not feature that hub?

    1. jeffzod profile image60
      jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      yes, they said the article was too promotional.I had added a few products and a few links .I have fixed the issues yet the hub remains unfeatured.

  6. pen promulgates profile image78
    pen promulgatesposted 7 weeks ago

    Have you removed all the links or kept some? The limit is two. You can always cite the remaining resources without linking in a capsule or a call out.
    You might want to check this:

    http://hubpages.com/faq/#overly_promotional

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      The limit is two TO THE SAME WEBSITE.  So you could have 150 links in one Hub, if each link was to a different website. 

      Have another read of my Basic Rules Hub (you'll find it on the slider on my profile) just so you're absolutely clear of the rules.

      1. jeffzod profile image60
        jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the advice.It was insightful.

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        I think that's been changed because the team recently wrote to me that they would prefer as few links as possible to outside sources because they want readers to remain on the HP site.  Yes, you can have only two to the same source, but 150 to a variety of sources?   I don't think so.

  7. jeffzod profile image60
    jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago

    Thank you guys for the advice.The article was overly promotional. I have come to learn that I need to use links to other sites sparingly write quality hubs that will attract readership.

    1. makingamark profile image68
      makingamarkposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      Only on HubPages.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      You also have to take care with Titles.  I took a quick look at your profile page and saw that several of your titles were not really searchable.  Just saying something like "Crock Pot Chicken" isn't going to get people to read your articles.  Something enticing such as "Crock Pot Chicken Recipes That Will Make Your Mouth Water" is much more interesting.  This is just an example, there are many combinations of words you can use that will enhance titles and make the more searchable.

      1. jeffzod profile image60
        jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thanks a lot

  8. Craypoe profile image86
    Craypoeposted 7 weeks ago

    An article also won't be featured if it is too short. Anything less than 1,000 words won't cut it. So I don't know if that might be one of your issues.

    1. jeffzod profile image60
      jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      It is not normally possible for recipes to achieve a high word count.What would be your advice on writing recipes?

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image92
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        Don't just write a recipe.  Tell a story with it that involves something interesting that led you to create the recipe.  Otherwise it will just look like one you copied from somewhere...which anybody can do.

      2. CatherineGiordano profile image88
        CatherineGiordanoposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        I have done a few recipe hubs and even had them moved to the niche site , delishably. My suggestion is to add more text. Write a little essay about the ingredients.

        For instance, I did a hub that featured pumpkin and walnuts. I began with a capsule "10 Reasons to Love Pumpkin" and the next capsule did the same for walnuts. I did a hub about Bread Pudding and I began with a history of bread pudding. I also added recipes for suggested toppings. I think the toppings made the hub stand out from all the other recipes for bread pudding.

        I have also seen hubbers introduce their recipes with a little personal story about why their family loves the dish, a little about their visit to the country known for that dish. (For instance, write a little about Spain if you recipe is for paella.) Maybe add some info on how to use the leftovers to create a new dish.

        Do something to make your recipe hub unique. In marketing, the call it "added value."

        I hope this helps.

        1. jeffzod profile image60
          jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

          Thanks for the insight.I will definitely do that.

  9. LiliMarlene profile image87
    LiliMarleneposted 7 weeks ago

    Not recommendable, because it could be that the readers like your hub nevertheless. To show the not featured articles on your profile you have to check your account settings. With one click you can activate that all hubs - no matter whether featured or not - will be shown on your profile. Good luck!

  10. bbanks27 profile image84
    bbanks27posted 7 weeks ago

    It depends. You can always unpublish a hub and then edit it. After you edit it, try submitting it to be published again. If that doesn't work, I delete mine and rewrite them.

  11. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 weeks ago

    Never unpublish a Hub to edit or improve it.  Always leave it published.

  12. pen promulgates profile image78
    pen promulgatesposted 7 weeks ago

    Hey Marisa, why is unpublishing not a good option?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

      It's not that important if it's a new Hub - but if the Hub has been published for a while, and is Featured, then it matters.

      As you know, we get most of our traffic from Google, so we need our Hubs to rank highly on the Google search results.   There are several things that help improve a Hub's reputation, and one of those is the length of time it's been published.   

      If you unpublish a Hub for too long, Google will assume it's gone and will delete it from the results.  Then when you publish it again, Google treats it as a new Hub and it starts at the bottom of the pile again.

      1. jeffzod profile image60
        jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

        Marisa how often does Google review the published or unpublished hubs?Will Google rank the hub highly again after it treats it like a new hub?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image95
          Marisa Wrightposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

          Not necessarily, because it has lost age.

          1. jeffzod profile image60
            jeffzodposted 7 weeks ago in reply to this

            Ok, thanks for your useful insights.It's always a pleasure reading your comments.

 
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