When you update a hub why does it's status remain the same?

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  1. tillsontitan profile image85
    tillsontitanposted 5 years ago

    When you update a hub why does it's status remain the same?

    I recently updated a hub because it was ranked "not enough readers", however, after I updated it the rank remained the same.  Isn't it given a chance before it is again ranked not enough readers?  I'm a bit confused in the process.  Why update a hub if it isn't going to change?

  2. Faith Reaper profile image86
    Faith Reaperposted 5 years ago

    Good question and good point there dearest Mary.  I had two hubs unfeatured, which were poems, and then I updated them and now are featured.  Anyway, I noticed that in lieu of editing them under the unfeatured status, I unpublished them to have time to edit them, and once I was ready to publish them again, I noticed they had a lot of views.  Last night one had over 200 views within an hour after publishing it again.  I have not seen that "not enough readers", and it would make a lot of sense to allow time for there to be enough readers.  Sorry to ramble on . . . in other words, when I tried to edit under the unfeatured status, nothing changed until I, myself, actually unpublished it and then republished it.  I know, I am not making much sense here.  I would love to know the answer too.

    1. tillsontitan profile image85
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You are making a lot of sense!  Maybe that is the best way to handle unfeatured hubs!  Unpulish, edit, then republish. You may be on to something.

    2. Solaras profile image96
      Solarasposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It seems someone wrote on another answer or forum that when you unpublish, you lose any backlinks the hub had to date. I don't know if this is correct or not.  Maybe someone can clarify that possibility.

  3. Jeff Berndt profile image91
    Jeff Berndtposted 5 years ago

    It takes time for the algorithm to catch up with what's out there. Give it some time.

    Also, how much did you change? If you made a significant change, your chances of getting more engagement are higher. If you made small, subtle changes, they may not have been enough.

    1. tillsontitan profile image85
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought I made significant changes so maybe you're right...patience is not one of my virtues wink

  4. cleaner3 profile image82
    cleaner3posted 5 years ago

    a very good question ..i find the processes of publishing and unpublishing to satisfy the leaders is tedious. there are some processes that involve older hubs that need to be changed.

    1. tillsontitan profile image85
      tillsontitanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks cleaner, I'm baffled too, obviously.

  5. ppc-specialist profile image59
    ppc-specialistposted 5 years ago

    Depends what you changed after editing; maybe your editing was not good enough to change its ranks... but i suggest you should try again, maybe after necessary keyword research


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