Is it a big achievement to have your Hubs featured?

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  1. TNT Husky profile image62
    TNT Huskyposted 9 years ago

    Is it a big achievement to have your Hubs featured?

    I was looking through my hubs in my account information, taking a quick glance at how things are going, and I noticed that most of my Hubs have the Featured  icon on the end. I believe there were three (or four, don't count me on it) that didn't have it. Is it a particularly big achievement for them to have that little icon?

  2. Bill Yovino profile image89
    Bill Yovinoposted 9 years ago

    Right up there with being a member of Little Orphan Annie's Inner Circle.

    1. somethgblue profile image78
      somethgblueposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Are you a member too or just a wannabe?

    2. Bill Yovino profile image89
      Bill Yovinoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Secret decoder ring and everything. Not to mention all rights and privileges.

  3. CRe8tiVeLiFe profile image72
    CRe8tiVeLiFeposted 9 years ago

    I think it's hub's way of saying "great job" and "nice hub." I never say no to positive feedback. ;-) Way to go!

  4. Stephanie Henkel profile image93
    Stephanie Henkelposted 9 years ago

    Actually, it is very much to your advantage to have your hubs selected as featured hubs. Once they are featured:
        1) They appear on HubPages' Topic Pages and others' Hubs
        2) They are presented to external search engines
        3) They are included in your public HubPages Profile

    Hubs that are not featured are not available to search engines, so they will not get views except through other means.

    1. Thelma Alberts profile image93
      Thelma Albertsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it´s a big achievement on my part and I agree to what Stephanie  Henkel said.

    2. barbat79 profile image68
      barbat79posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Good Answer!  thumbs up!

  5. Spongy0llama profile image80
    Spongy0llamaposted 9 years ago

    It is pretty standard for most decent hubs to get featured. Actually, not getting featured is a sign of a particularly undesirable hub more than getting featured is a sign of a particularly good hub.

    I recommend editing your hubs that are not features. Even if you just change one word or tweak the title a bit, it will go up for feature reconsideration. In my experience, making a small edit (even if it doesn't really change anything) is all it takes to make an unfeatured hub featured.

  6. Rose Anne Karesh profile image68
    Rose Anne Kareshposted 9 years ago

    I would say it is a necessary achievement, since they aren't searchable by Google if they aren't featured. There is a quality review process involved so I think it is a sign that the Hub is at least meeting a certain standard. So I'm always pleased to see that little featured icon!

  7. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 9 years ago

    What am I missing.?I have the "H" featured symbol on all of my hubs. It was my understanding they are either featured or idle. No?

    1. SidKemp profile image82
      SidKempposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You are correct. And congrats on gettng them all featured. I've got about 80 out of 100, myself.

  8. jaydene profile image65
    jaydeneposted 9 years ago

    THis is great info,  I am so happy i finally hit over l000 views.  so I am going to work on getting my other articles published, so i can more going.
      Thank you all you great hubbers, and those who ask such great questions  smile

  9. MichaelJohnMele profile image60
    MichaelJohnMeleposted 9 years ago

    Unfortunately's not really a big deal. Don't get me wrong, it's nice to have your work featured...but you're not going to really gain that much more traffic as a result of it.

  10. somethgblue profile image78
    somethgblueposted 9 years ago

    To give you some perspective of the 157 hubs that I've published 150 are featured, so you make the call, of course it could just be that I'm the greatest Hub writer of all time!

  11. Sherry Hewins profile image91
    Sherry Hewinsposted 9 years ago

    My perception is that a new hub being featured means that it meets at least the minimum quality standards and will be given a chance. An older hub that becomes "unfeatured" has failed to get enough search engine traffic. That does not mean it's poor quality, just that it has failed to attract an audience. I have yet to have a new hub fail to get featured, but I have had a few old ones lose that status.

  12. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image51
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 9 years ago

    Sure, it is a display of quality of our hubs or a bench mark for quality.  Getting featured means your work is well approved, appreciated and shown to the world as an example of good work.  It will also fetch you good traffic and revenue.

  13. Lea^ profile image60
    Lea^posted 9 years ago

    I think that it is an honor to have an article featured. To have a hub featured lets us know that we are doing a good job.

  14. SidKemp profile image82
    SidKempposted 9 years ago

    Putting together what many of us are saying:

    For those who's goal is to make money on HubPages, having a hub featured is essential. Only featured hubs show up in search engines like Google, where most of our readers and traffic come from. In fact, the whole reason that some hubs are featured is to keep lower quality content *not* indexed by Google, which improves both your own ratings on Google and the overall standing of HubPages on Google. And higher value at Google means more money for all of us.

    So, if you are here on HubPages to make money, then aim to get every hub featured, and try to grow up from there (to, for example, stellar hubs, see … tellar-Hub)

    On the other hand, if you write poetry or fiction, or if you write hubs to help other Hubbers succeed, these will not be featured. They are not about making money through ad revenue. But they are still great things to do.

    1. TNT Husky profile image62
      TNT Huskyposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So, it's sufficient to say it's definitely a good thing, but I still have plenty more to do? As much as I'd like to make money, my adsense was denied for lack of content, so I still have some work to do before that comes into play.

    2. SidKemp profile image82
      SidKempposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      HubPages recommends that you have ten featured hubs before you apply for adsense. See

  15. sweethearts2 profile image82
    sweethearts2posted 9 years ago

    It pleases me to know I met a benchmark.  I do get more pleasure from comments left by others.  I guess I like to please and need acknowledgment.

  16. younghopes profile image69
    younghopesposted 9 years ago

    i love to see that little icon with all my hubs, though sometimes a number of hubs are not featured, all i do is to re-edit them again and again, it feels like a big thing since only then they appear on the profile page and in search engines too.

  17. Hunbbel Meer profile image80
    Hunbbel Meerposted 9 years ago

    Actually, no. It is the standard to have these Hubs featured. Poetries, stories and personal hubs may not be featured and that's okay. Otherwise, all other hubs must be featured in order to get the most of it.

  18. iviskei profile image62
    iviskeiposted 9 years ago

    Let's just say its a really good thing. It means your hubs are good enough to appear on a search engine.

  19. profile image0
    Ghost32posted 9 years ago

    I don't really comprehend why folks are saying unfeatured Hubs are "invisible" to search engines.  Most of my "better" Hubs ARE featured, which is nice, but Stephanie Henkel's remark (and agreement by others) got me to scanning my own stuff.  There are dozens of unfeatured Hubs of mine that have had organic traffic (Google, Bing, Yahoo) as recently as today. 

    My opinion is that no matter what anybody says or any official word out there, Google can find anything that's been published--unless, I suppose, they have some sort of agreement with HP to ignore the Hubs HP doesn't like, but I don't see that happening.  I also strongly suspect that if Google suddenly started liking an unfeatured Hub a lot, HP would eventually decide featuring it to be the better way to go.

    That said, do I prefer to see the icon on any and all Hubs I write?  Oh, you betcha! 

    I'm just not buying the "invisible to search engines" bit.

  20. tipsheets profile image60
    tipsheetsposted 9 years ago

    I should like to think so. It's like an affirmation that your article is well-written and informative.


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