What do you think is the best way to use the Featured Hub in the new profile?
Do you think you should feature your hottest hubs? Your lower performing hubs in hopes of getting more traffic? Your latest hubs? A mix of all 3? What do you think is the best way to use this feature?
I'm still experimenting at present on how to use the featured hubs
My belief is that I should be featuring my strongest work on there as a showcase to our personal brand
I've personally decided to focus a few of my strongest hubs which receive relatively good traffic and readers tend to move onto other articles from.
I also feature a couple of what I deem to be great hubs which don't pick up a good viewership through google which I would like to be viewed more often. It seems to have increased their views to a small extent so does seem to be working so far.
Time will tell if that approach works. I may well try something new in future however right now the priority for me is attracting viewers through google and other search engines.
It sounds like you're doing exactly what I'm doing. Mixing stronger hubs with poorly performing hubs. I'm waiting to see if I'll get much extra traffic on those weak hubs.
We'll see long term. My worry is making the featured hubs too varied. If someone searches via google for cycling stuff I'd think they're less inclined to view a hub on Internet dating etc
I wonder if a lot of visitors from Google even check out profiles. I had always thought of them as being more for other hubbers. If a lot of outsiders do check out profiles, maybe sticking with stronger hubs would be better.
Right now I'm featuring some of my most popular hubs. However, after completing 7 hubs on 7 different topics for a hub challenge, I realized I need to go back and revise my featured hubs. After completing the challenge I noticed my content looks much more diverse and has attracted new followers. I want to showcase all of my different interests, not just feature hubs on the same topic. Hopefully this will continue to attract new readers.
Do you not find that if a viewer finds your hub for a particular interest they're more likely to choose to view another hub in the area? I'm worried diversity does more damage than good
The first thing I did was make sure I had diverse topics. Hopefully it does attract people with different interests who won't scroll too far down the Profile page.
The best way is if you have a hub you think deserves more traffic than it is currently receiving.
I am using it differently. I wanted to make it easier for a visitor to my profile page, so I wrote several hubs organizing my articles on dog health, dog training, dog selection, etc. Instead of searching through everything that has been published, a visitor can just open the featured dog health hub (for example), then go down to the section of links about heartworm, and find the article and related articles about heartworm, all together.
I have not yet seen the results from this but I think the new layout will make it easier for a non Hubpages visitor (from YahooAnswers, for example) to search and find an article easily.
I just checked out your hubs. That's such a great idea. I would never have thought of doing anything like that.
That is a very interesting idea to write library or index hubs.... that gives me something to think about also!
I am still experimenting with the mix at the moment. Seems though whatever you put in there gets a little more traffic. Hard to tell really to early. Give it a few weeks.
So far I have left it as who my "identity" hubs are. i came to hubpages to help PE survivors and I want people to find those pages easily.
I have contemplated featuring my new hubs or my low traffic hubs but keep choosing to stick with my popular ones, the ones that draw people already. It is a community service choice rather than the get traffic choice, but I feel it is true to why I am here.
I honestly just put the ones I'm the most proud of. I am a terrible capitalist.
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by Satyaranjan Bai23 months ago
I published a hub on 20th Oct, 2015. It got the featured hub status immediately. It was fine till last week. But today, it's no more a featured hub due to quality issue. My question is - why after 4 months?
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