How are idle hubs evaluated as idle?
I received a Zzz notice on one of my hubs today and, looking at the stats of all my hubs, it had been performing slightly better that some of my un-Zzz’dhubs (still not good, but slightly better).
This made me wonder how HP decides which hub to Zzz’d. To me it seems somewhat arbitrary and a bit of a blindfold and pin approach. Any ideas, folks?
Great question. I'm anxious to see if you get an answer with some validity.
I am curious too, the same thing happened to me as well. Two in particular had received several views within 48 hours.
The Idle Status FAQ page only talks about visits, so I would wonder if it's not views but a percentage of its overall visits.
In other words, if you have a Hub that got 100 views last week but only 10 this week, its views dropped 90%. If you have another Hub that got 10 views last week but only 8 this week, it only dropped 2%. The first Hub may go into idle status because of that percentage, not because of its total views overall.
Does that make sense?
It's just a theory, since HubPages isn't always forthcoming with how their formulas figure these things.
I'm curious about this too. I have not yet had a hub go idle. I have several hubs that got less than 10 views in the last 30 days. I would be curious how many views hubs were getting before they became idle.
I'm curious too as I've had several hubs idled and while they didn't get much traffic they certainly weren't the worst. I think they should tell us why it's been idled at least that way it would give us some idea where we are going wrong.
It is just another marketing tool to push hubbers to work harder to propagate their hubs. I wouldn't worry about it too much:)
excellent question, I'm really not sure there is any rhyme or reason to it as some of my hubs have been idled when they are generating more traffic and have a better score than some non idle ones.
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