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?
Right up there with being a member of Little Orphan Annie's Inner Circle.
I think it's hub's way of saying "great job" and "nice hub." I never say no to positive feedback. ;-) Way to go!
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.
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.
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!
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?
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
Unfortunately not...it'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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … 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.
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.
HubPages recommends that you have ten featured hubs before you apply for adsense. See http://hubpages.com/faq/#adsense
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.
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.
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.
Let's just say its a really good thing. It means your hubs are good enough to appear on a search engine.
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.
I should like to think so. It's like an affirmation that your article is well-written and informative.
by Dr. John Anderson 9 years ago
The purpose of this post is NOT to moan and groan, but rather to better understand it, by sharing your insight and experiences. Obviously we now have to work using its parameters. Stayin' Alive Ha Ha Ha
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