Tired of your beneficial hubs being overlooked for superficial hubs?
Why is it that hubpages chooses superficial articles as the best, instead of choosing meaningful, educational articles that affect the real world? You can write a hub that can assist others through a crises, provide tips for unemployment, or be down right entertaining. However, your hub score remains low because you don't receive enough traffic, which is entirely outside of your control. What if you put hours into your hubs and produce content that can really help someone? However, your hub is ignored, yet if you wrote a recipe, your hub can be featured as the hub of the day, WTF is this fair?
I guess it's just supply-and-demand, quality over quantity and such. I think there's very few factors that can be changed other than constant updates, get people following you and such. Other than that, I'm clueless.
My guess is that some people are better at optimizing for Google than others and they get more traffic from outside HubPages.
Also, HubPages is looking for a lot of varied capsules in a hub, it seems -- especially original videos and photos. I can see, though, why a good recipe might get a lot of traffic, since everyone eats and at least one person in every family cooks. People are always looking for new ideas on what to cook, so a recipe might not be superficial.
You guys are absolutely right, my choice words may have been a little harsh. Apologize for offending anyone I also enjoy a great recipe. I am just trying to give a voice to those who may not be sure of how this works and might be getting frustrated.
by Mcham Law 6 years ago
HI. I sorta like HP. I find some of what the rest of the people here have to say interesting. But let's be honest. I'm hear for the backlinks. I am writing hubs as part of my SEO. Problem is I can't get my score over 66 much less up to the 75 mark and I'm getting tired of it. I hop hubs every day,...
by Tricia1000 5 years ago
Do you ever get tired of writing?To write for HubPages, for example, requires new hubs constantly. Many of us also write for other online writing sites and only earn pennies per day. It is quite possible to get exhausted or even discouraged at times.
by ShailaSheshadri 15 months ago
I am writing articles for this website since past 3 months. At present, I have 38 featured and published hubs. I have joined for Amazon and google Adsense program. Past two months I earned like very less amount, less than 1/2 dollar. If I continue writing and publishing at the rate of one article...
by Bill Yovino 5 years ago
This is not a complaint about a specific Hub, but the whole "Not Featured due to lack of engagement" thing. I will however, give a specific example.I have a recipe Hub for making Chicken Paprikash. This Hub has been de-indexed by HubPage as seen in this...
by Csanad 7 years ago
Many of my hubs recently keeps getting unpublished by Hubpages for various reasons. I also have some squidoo lenses that aren't allowed to be published. Do you know of any content publishing sites that allow any content to be published and is easy to use?
by Marie Gail Stratford 3 years ago
When I first started at HubPages, I wrote several Hubs of around 800 to 900 words. Now the goals for creating quality Hubs include 1250 or more words of content. I've noticed that some Hubbers seem to be padding their Hubs with irrelevant or superfluous content to hit these goals, and I admit it...
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