I noticed that the zzz'z have been removed from idle hubs. Is there a reason for this?
It looks like they updated the icons in the last column called Featured. Now if your hub is indexed you have a white H sitting in a black circle. You can hover over this symbol and some words pop up explaining this.
If your hub is Idle then this column is empty for those hubs. Understandably, it's also empty for hubs that haven't been published yet.
Yes, that probably would have happened cuz the 'zzzzz' sign was spreading negativity among people here. It was much cursed.
I agree with Invincible. It was to make the Idle things appear more positive. Now instead of seeing just the Hubs that are Idle, people see the ones that are Featured. Idled Hubs are not flagged but remain in idle status just like before. Salve to the masses, let them eat cake! lol
I believe the explanation (and I may be wrong) can be found in the forums. There is a post about Emphasis on Quality. It's in the blue highlighted section.
Glimmer is right. The 'blog' listed states that "quality" is what HubPages wants to stress. Hubs are still put in pending status when first published, and the assessment process is changing. Hubs can go back to pending when they're not getting enough traffic. So, the changes are that "humans" are now evaluating hubs and the little symbols have changed, everything else remains the same.
If you have any "H's" on any hub, scroll down to the bottom of the page to where the legends are and click on the H, It will take you to this link that explains what HP has done. http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Featured-Hubs
Hi there.....Mine come and go all the time....It may be possible that when there is any sort of activity with that hub, it changes.......I know you can revive them and get rid of Zzzz's by doing a bit of editing or adding to a hub.....You probably just never noticed it before.....but, I can have 2 Zzzzz's one day and none the next...or 3 the next....If you make it a point to keep track...you'll see them change often...
From what I can see, the idea is to accentuate the positive by having the little "h" in the column if your hub is still awake. When the h disappears it's the same as a triple z. I love zzz's in whatever incarnation. Keeps me sharp and ensures that I get a chance to do what I should have done in the first place. So I'm a zzz fan. Doesn't make me a bad person.
I like the more positive approach. I notice that I have a couple of Hubs that do not have an "H" at the end of the line, so I know that I can work on them and make them better. Somehow the "H" seems more positive than the "ZZZ's"
by Paul Edmondson 5 years ago
We really appreciated the feedback from the community and want to continue to incorporate feedback into this feature that will be released in informational mode today so people can see it in their my account.The blog post announcing the feature is here...
by Shasta Matova 5 years ago
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by Simone Haruko Smith 5 years ago
Hey everyone!We have just released the ability to choose whether or not you showcase Idle Hubs on your HubPages Profile. By default, Idle Hubs will not show up on your Profile, so if you would like them to appear, visit My Account > Profile > Edit Profile and check “Yes” under “Show...
by Ben Guinter 5 years ago
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by Nell Rose 5 years ago
Are the hubs without an 'H' next to them idle hubs? And if so why do I suddenly have so many?Does this mean that the person or persons who are checking them decide that they are not good enough all of a sudden after two years of being on the internet? I personally think Hubpages is trying to...
by Amy Gillie 5 years ago
One of my best performing hubs is marked as idle. It has had 31 views just this week - better than many of my other hubs that are not idle. I believe this is a mistake.Here is the hub: <link snipped>
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