Could HubPages please answer this question?
1. When a Hub is "expert reviewed", does the author receive a notification?
2. What is the process if the author has concerns about the expert review?
The feature is in the very early stages. It will likely change significantly.
But as it stands now. Yes, we notify authors. It's part of the Premium Edit process.
Authors actively communicate with their premium editors.
BUT. This is a very early feature. It's changed substantially since the first version we shared. It will likely change substantially more before it expands.
Please see my original post that mentions communicating with authors and some of the other nuances to the feature.
https://hubpages.com/community/forum/14 … rt-reviews
Paul, would you please return to your original post and join in the conversation where we have been responding to your op? Many are voicing concerns and raising questions. It seems the obvious place for you to discuss the 'nuances' and changes.
If you don't intend to acknowledge our posts, it would be helpful if you stated that on the thread so we don't waste our time.
Paul, I think you need to go and check with your editors URGENTLY, because they are not carrying out your instructions.
Jellygator (the author of your example Hub) has just posted on the other thread. She did not even see the first review, so clearly, she was NOT notified, nor did she have any opportunity to discuss it with the editor. And she is unhappy with the result - this is what she says:
"I didn't see the first review, but I have seen the second one. It strikes me as argumentative and designed to minimize the author's credibility."
I suspect she wasn't notified of the second review either - she only saw it because some of us left comments on her Hub.
I sent a message to Jellygator myself and didn't get a response, so maybe she's not getting messages from HubPages - but silence is NOT consent, so the editors had no business posting the review without hearing from her, surely.
Paul, we have all been extensively analysing your initial post for 14 pages on the other thread, so I am well aware of it.
Your post says, "There are additional processes to improve between .... notifying the authors as well as handling author questions" so it certainly wasn't clear what the notification/consultation process was, or even if it existed yet. Thank you for clarifying.
I'd have to say, I've seen some of the other Hubs which have been subjected to this treatment, and it doesn't look as though anything much has changed. The system still places the "expert review" at the top of the Hub, which invites the reader to skip the entire Hub and just read the review. That can't be doing much for bounce rates.
WOW! If that's the case, it makes NO sense at all! Hub Pages is shooting itself in the foot (or maybe even in the family jewels) with this tactic!
IMO, such 'reviews' should be private, between the editor/reviewer and the author, so any errors, oversights or omissions may be corrected.
As you say, Marisa--a public posting at the very top surely tells readers to look elsewhere, if it's a negative "review."
(Crossing my fingers, and feeling lucky to have so far 'escaped' this process...)
by Dale Hyde 6 years ago
Okay, I published a hub on the 12th of this month...the lovely "noindex" was immediately slapped on it. A little over 24 hours later on the 13th, the noindex tag was supposedly removed.Since the time of the removal I have submitted this hub five times to Google Webmaster Tools and FINALLY...
by Paul Edmondson 7 weeks ago
In a very limited release (2 articles, that will expand to dozens in the next month or so) we are testing a new feature and process called Expert Reviews. Our strategy is to satisfy Google and readers with high-quality content. Part of Google's webmaster guidelines discusses E(xpertise)...
by Joel Lantz 2 years ago
This is an extension of my earlier question posted here, "Regarding HubPages policy about Hub publication of material published elsewhere on the Web." The same *core* issue is at stake in this post — HubPages says that we may NOT "...publish Hubs or Hub Content that are...
by andycool 7 years ago
My Hubber Score is dropping like a rock while my page views are at all time high. I've done two things recently... 1) Now I'm writing on a niche topic instead of various subjects and this strategy is working pretty well for me in getting organic traffic. 2) I've substantially reduced forum...
by schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago
I think this was the original post in "Say Anything 1 Word" then everyone didn't know the beginning of what it said. So here goes.
by Paul Edmondson 13 months ago
Thank you for all the feedback on Expert Reviews. Our strategy is to satisfy Google and readers. Expert reviews are a tactic to help add credibility and improve our E-A-T (Expertise, Authority and Trust).Based on author feedback, a review with AJ Kohn (SEO we hired), and what we have...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|