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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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!
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.
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