Why do non-featured Hubs rejoin the pending queue when edited?
I have one non-featured hub and anytime I edit it, it gets put back in the pending queue. Why is that? It doesn't happen with any of my other hubs, which all happen to be featured.
Incase any of the changes you have made have been enough to make it a featured hub, perhaps? It has to be reviewed to see if the standard has changed? That's all I can think of!
Ah OK, that makes sense. Thank you for taking the time to reply
I think that is the reason, too. I'm sorry about that, because when I write a new Hub, I always see something I need to correct. I hesitate to do it, but I must. The last Hub I wrote I misspelled a word in the Title! I had to edit it, so.....
No problem. I know what you mean about misspelling, although because I'm in the uk, a lot of the errors are because I'm on an American site... Or because I'm on an American computer! Lol. I sometimes use both spellings to increase traffic!
Same in Australia where we use British english. Maybe I'll start spelling both ways too if it helps increase traffic.
After you finish editing one of your hubs it takes about 24 hours or so before it's featured. This is why the pending symbol shows up after you have edited your hub. After about 24 hours the featured symbol will be visible in the spot next to your hub. That's just the way that the Hub Pages decided to handle it.
Weird. I thought the review process was supposed to happen to every hub, featured or not, every time it is edited.
sleepylog, I'm totally in the dark about this. When I 'publish' a hub, I get a message that it might take 24 hours to be approved or whatever, and then I see it up there.
The same as mine but I understand it is still under the process for quality assessment and once it passes HubPages standard you will see the "H" symbol. Mine is already 72 hours on pending status. Now I am planning to bring it back to unpublished status and offer it to other paying sites I am also writing for.
Wow 72 hours on pending is a long time! Have you been editing it in pending mode? Because if you edit a pending hub, it will automatically go back to the start of the 'pending' queue... so another 24 hours' wait.
I published it on December 10. On December 12, I re-edit it again by adding a quiz capsule. The hub score has reached so far to 78 and the total views garnered has reached to at least 60. From December 13 til now - the hub is still on pending status.
That's really strange. And there are no warnings associated with that hub?
Yes. There was no warning associated with the hub and it is still on pending status. Maybe today or tomorrow I'll bring it back to unpublished and offer it to other publishing sites.
Every time I edit a featured hub, it always goes back to featured immediately. I think if it is already featured, that means that it was reviewed for content and approved. The only thing that makes it go "idle" or "non-featured" is lack of page views. So, the edits you make to a featured hub don't send it back to the full review, or pending status. Now, if the hub wasn't featured and you make edits, it goes back for a full review and most likely will become "featured" again. Then, if the page views go down again, it will once again be idled...
I'm making some assumptions, since they don't tell us the exact formula for what is featured and what is not...but this has been my personal experience.
Yes, but why does a featured hub get to go back to featured immediately after an edit? Editing a hub doesn't mean it's going to be as good or better as the one that was initially featured. I think once a hub is approved it should stay that way.
I think once it is featured, the only way to make it un-featured is by lack of views. They don't review it again as carefully as the first time. They assume it is still as good or better than before. If it isn't, views drop and hub goes idle.
Non-featured hubs go into pending for review again. I have been successful in editing my idle hubs and they have been turned into feature. (Getting a better idea of what is expected and making better quality hubs). I will give another go in January my idle ones to see what can I do to make them better, I have about three that are still idle. Keep working at it. You already made the article and improving it can give you great satisfaction once it becomes a featured hub.
You may have your answer already. I think Hub return to pending especially if you have made significant changes. That is so that Hub Pages can check the revised content before it is made available to the public.
It also depends on how major change you have made to the existing hub. As far as I believe, if you change the entire pattern your hub is more likely to go for queue.
Thank you to everyone who answered my question, you have really cleared this up for me. A big THANK YOU to all of you.
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