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Hubs that do not get featured in HubPages - Are they viewed at all?

  1. Vellur profile image88
    Vellurposted 5 years ago

    Hubs that do not get featured in HubPages - Are they viewed at all?

  2. PaoloJpm profile image82
    PaoloJpmposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering. I have so many not featured all cannot be featured in the spotlight!!

  3. yougotme profile image90
    yougotmeposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering, I get no views at all !!

  4. skgrao profile image71
    skgraoposted 5 years ago

    I have so many Hubs that are not Featured should I delete them?

    1. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      skgrao, If you update them, they usually are featured again. Do that or do like I did and move them to another site.

    2. livingsta profile image96
      livingstaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Skgrao,
      As Barbara says, do not delete them, but update them with rich content and there are chances that they get featured again.

    3. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great idea!! Thank you for answering.

    4. skgrao profile image71
      skgraoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Mr.livingsta.

  5. livingsta profile image96
    livingstaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi livingsta, this does help.

  6. suzettenaples profile image90
    suzettenaplesposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Am still figuring!! Thank you for answering.

    2. skgrao profile image71
      skgraoposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  7. Doc Snow profile image95
    Doc Snowposted 5 years ago

    Yes, they do.  They can be searched, they can be linked, and people do find them.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for taking the time to answer.

  8. ZIa Ahmed khan profile image78
    ZIa Ahmed khanposted 5 years ago

    They can be viewed and can also be promoted.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok great that hubs that are not featured do get views.

  9. tillsontitan profile image85
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok i think I get it, thank you for taking the time to answer.

  10. shanmarie profile image80
    shanmarieposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, will try.

  11. mattheos profile image72
    mattheosposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree, not all people are interested in what we write. I guess it is all up to key words and research.

  12. pinto2011 profile image77
    pinto2011posted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok thank you for sharing this.

  13. SidKemp profile image93
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for sharing this.

    2. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image33
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Dear
      It is really a wonderful answer. I appreciate your frankness and opening up your knowledge here for the benefit of fellow hubers.

    3. SidKemp profile image93
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are welcome - now, to get to work on that second account!

    4. cascoly profile image59
      cascolyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      HP CLAIMED it would increase earnings, but there's not  much evidence this has actually happened

  14. number2son profile image60
    number2sonposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing your experience with us.

    2. number2son profile image60
      number2sonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      No problem.

  15. lovebuglena profile image85
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering.

  16. barbat79 profile image73
    barbat79posted 5 years ago

    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  smile I see PaoloJpm has great info..thank you!

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for answering and for getting back to me.

    2. barbat79 profile image73
      barbat79posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!
      http://h

  17. Wayne Brown profile image83
    Wayne Brownposted 5 years ago

    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

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ok I think I get it, thank you for answering.

  18. gags3480 profile image73
    gags3480posted 5 years ago

    Yes they definitely get viewed. Although its better to update them periodically & they get featured again.

    1. Vellur profile image88
      Vellurposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I agree hubs have to be updated periodically.

  19. DDE profile image26
    DDEposted 5 years ago

    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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