Hubs that do not get featured in HubPages - Are they viewed at all?
Yes, they can still be viewed if the visitor visits your profile. On your profile settings there is a specific option for you to include in the spotlight hub. Once selected it shall be seen by others on your profile.
Occasionally yes. I do get one or two visits per day for my un-featured hub. I believe this is due to the internal searches here in Hubpages, or internally linked through my other hubs. Also, what PaoloJpm said may also apply.
I have so many Hubs that are not Featured should I delete them?
skgrao, If you update them, they usually are featured again. Do that or do like I did and move them to another site.
As Barbara says, do not delete them, but update them with rich content and there are chances that they get featured again.
Hi Vellur, yes they get viewed. Also two of my hubs that were not featured before, got a few visits recently from fellow hubbers and their sharing. Thanks to them. They have now become featured (not all of them). I also updated contents of a hub that was not featured and it has had viewers after that. It is always best to update "not featured" hubs, rather than deleting them.
Hope this helps.
I can only speak for myself. Mine are viewed even though they are not featured on HP. I get readers from google, bing and off my profile page. They are unfeatured on HP, but I still get readers which is why I question why HP unfeatures them. I let them stay and wait and usually HP then features them again. I don't always understand why and what HP does. I think there are readers for every hub we write here whether there is a lot of traffic to the hub or just a little. Go figure!
HP has dictatorial laws,while I can write anything in my google blogger here they are mind blogging restriction including English Language as if USA is the best English Speaking Country in the English World.
Yes, they do. They can be searched, they can be linked, and people do find them.
Yes they can be viewed. I think if they are viewed by someone on HP who leaves a comment that would be a good time to "upgrade" them and maybe move them back to featured. Sometimes even 'evergreen' hubs can go dorman.
You can set your profile to show hubs that are not featured on it. You can also search for a specific hubber in the search box and it will pull up hubs by that person that may or may not be featured.
Yeahp, they do! They're just not on the "news feed" page where new hubs are highlighted. If someone reads a hub that catches their attention and then looks at your profile to find more, they can find the other hubs that aren't featured.
To me, it's important whether my hub is featured or not. I look at it like this: if my hub gets featured, that means it's interesting, well-written, and relevant. But if I write something that doesn't get featured - then I know that it needs work. I usually try to rewrite or edit hubs that didn't get featured...sometimes with success. Other times I just realize that the topic may not be interesting enough!
Yes definitely even the hubs which do not get featured are viewed. Getting featured only increases the viewer base multiple times by getting listed on several other portals and sites.
Putting all this together in a practical program:
1) hubs that are not featured are viewed primarily through backlinks (links to that hub, from another hub of yours or anywhere else) or through searches on hubpages. They may be found on search engines, too, but this is rare, as "not featured" on HubPages includes a no-index metatag that Google usually honors.
2) The "featured/not featured evaluation" was added to improve earnings through Google. If you don't care about earnings, you can set your profile to show unfeatured hubs. All your hubs will show on your profile page, but earnings may go down. This is a good choice for writers of fiction and poetry and others who just want all their hubs to be seen.
3) Any individual hub, when edited, is re-evaluated. Improve it, and it may become featured.
4) If you are interested in earnings, but also want certain hubs to show up always, consider creating two accounts. One is your primary earning account. Here, you only display featured hubs. The other contains hubs that may not be featured, and so you set it to display all hubs (including the unfeatured ones). You can still earn money on this account, just, perhaps, not as much.
It is really a wonderful answer. I appreciate your frankness and opening up your knowledge here for the benefit of fellow hubers.
You are welcome - now, to get to work on that second account!
HP CLAIMED it would increase earnings, but there's not much evidence this has actually happened
Yes, they do. You can get visits on any of your hubs, whether they are featured or not. I have experience with this, as not all of my hubs are featured.
Hubs that do not get featured are not found on search engines so they don't get Google or other search engine traffic. However, those hubs are viewable either by members of Hub Pages or by those with whom you share direct links to your hubs.
Great Question, Vellur! Hubs that aren't featured are still get views...I have one that does...you can also still drive traffic to any featured or non featured hub. You still get counts for reads. I am looking for the spot on the HubPages tutorial that talks about this I will get back to you later I see PaoloJpm has great info..thank you!
Thank you for answering and for getting back to me.
I just now had time to look. Here is the link to the hp learning center page that talks about featured hubs and toward the bottom will advise how unfeatured hubs still have success. Hope this helps..I am learning more! Great question! ty!
Yes...they are still suseptible to the searching fingers of the search engines out there. Those hubs are just receiving less exposure on HubPages.com. In many cases, I do not see a big difference between a "featured" and an "unfeatured" hub in terms of traffic. ~WB
Yes they definitely get viewed. Although its better to update them periodically & they get featured again.
I have many featured hubs, and hubs not featured do get a fair amount of views that also depends on the title.
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