Do you feel as if "featured hub" ruins your hubpage experience?
I have been on HubPages for 6 months now. Since I started, there has been some major changes. "Featured Hub" is one of them. Do you feel that this "feature" to Hubpages takes away from your experience. One of my Hubs that is not being featured was a hub nugget winner. I find it ironic in a way and I believe it has taken away from my Hub Page experience.
I have been on HubPages for 1 1/2 years. I have enjoyed it until this nonsense about featured, pending and all of that came up. Now it has become a pain and I don't know if I will stay. I have so far edited my hubs to keep them featured and will continue until I decide whether to leave or not. It just isn't worth all the pain in the neck. By the way, a very small change will work. Change any letter and it will go to pending and then featured. Why bother making us go in and change a letter?
HubPages was better when I joined two years ago. There was no hassle (well, very little), and we were left alone to just write in peace. There was the Zzzzs first, which were stupid, and thankfully HP realised that quite quickly. A lot of my friends left HP because of that one. Now there are these featured hubs, which are also rather stupid, because none of my 90 hubs are anything but well-written, and yet only 26 are 'featured'. It's all a complete waste of time, and all about money - it's about what will attract clicks from Google, and nothing to do with integrity.
I too believe that all of my Hubs are well written. The ones not being featured are the ones that don't see much traffic, poetry, reviews, and a variety of stories. We all might as well just write DIY's, Money and other trending topics so they get $.
I feel, if a follower wants to look through all your hubs they should be allowed to. Right now we can only see a few of each others hubs and that's pretty lousy. They're trying to encourage better written hubs but I'd rather let someone be able to see all of someone's hubs.
If you go into your profile page and alter the one that asks if you want to show all hubs to yes, all of your hubs will show. The only thing that won't show is that Google and other search engines will no longer show them on their searches.
Becky; Even if you select the "All" it will still only show your "featured hubs". When I click "All" 24 of 36 Hubs are shown as available (the exact ones that are shown as 'Featured')
Yes, definitely the Featured process has spoiled my HubPages experience. Most Hubbers - unless they're very good at keyword research and SEO - find that 20% of their Hubs generate 80% of their income.
However, in most cases, the other 80% of traffic brings in a worthwhile amount. Now those Hubs are "idled" because they're not getting enough traffic to stay featured, which cuts off that income.
All of the well written Hubs should have the chance for search engines to see them. None of us wrote Hubs, so that they would be out of reach of the search engine spiders.
by William F Torpey8 months ago
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by John Jason Hosac5 years ago
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by Louise Lately4 years ago
Have you ever published a featured hub?Would be very grateful to hear your experiences of featured hubs - do you get more views? is it ranked higher generally? should the standard be very high? etc.
by dellea17 months ago
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by Jason Roiz4 years ago
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by Barbara Radisavljevic5 years ago
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