I'm confused, are featured hubs removed from being featured due to low reader response or content?
I have been watching my hubs more carefully as of late. I have noticed several of my hubs go from featured to needing revision. I'm confused, if the hub itself was deemed to be featured originally then why does it need revision at all? And why do they also go back and forth without me changing a word or re-publishing. As shocking as it is to some of you HP writers, I do not have my pay-pal account activated. For me this site is a hobby I thoroughly enjoy being a part of, I am just trying to understand the importance of being featured, as it seems to me it's not entirely accurate or logical.
There are two reasons for a hub to not be featured. One is for the content being 'quality' and the other being 'engagement'. The engagement would be the half black circle. People are clicking out of it for some reason and not finishing the article. Check spelling and grammar, those could be the reasons. Are your facts correct and are they presented in an amusing and entertaining manner? See if you can perk it up a bit. Change out the photos, correct spelling and grammar.
The other would be quality. Spelling and grammar are usually the culprit in this one. Check them and correct any problems.
If you can't find a problem, change a letter and it will be featured shortly. Often that is enough to get it going again. They have been making changes and the computer is seeing that you do not have views on it and thinks it needs some TLC.
Becky, the issue is the hub WAS featured originally and for quite some time, then it becomes Un-featured, then sometimes re-featured without me making any changes.
I would say then that you didn't have any views for awhile and they unfeatured it. Then you got some views and they refeatured it. I haven't had one do that without changing a letter but I get on them pretty quick.
It's a puzzle. Some of my hubs have low traffic but are mostly evergreenish so that must keep them featured? I just keep plodding on - I want to build up a body of work that lasts - despite the plagiarists and content thieves!!!
All I can say is that HP is trying hard to raise quality standards through a series of updates and readjustments and what not, so that more hubbers write more evergreen hubs and so little by little raise the bar. Hubs that were featured a few months ago may not now 'pass' the more stringent tests.
All of this is a wee bit frustrating for those writers who simply want their content out there, and aren't so keen on creating an evergreen each time they write - be it 450 words with one picture, 700 words with a video, one short poem with no image capsules, and so on.
Just as a print magazine or journal has an editor with a certain viewpoint and criteria for articles published so HP has their team working away in an effort to be successful. Different editors, new editors, change what appears in print - some articles previously accepted are rejected!! Similar things happening with HP I think.
Like it, lump it, loathe it, love it, leave it......
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