How many views, roughly, are needed to keep a hub from being unfeatured?

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  1. KL Klein profile image68
    KL Kleinposted 10 years ago

    How many views, roughly, are needed to keep a hub from being unfeatured?

    I've noticed a lot of people complaining about hubs being unfeatured for lack of engagement.

    I've noticed traffic declining on some of my hubs, and I was wondering if anyone knows at what point I'd have to worry about being de-featured?

  2. skgrao profile image68
    skgraoposted 10 years ago

    There is a good guide by the Hub Team you please read it.It is in your Hub.More than Views it is the content and the effort that you put to make the viewer get interested that makes a featured hub ( As I Presume ).I have over 200 Hubs not as featured Hubs.I do not worry I make my home work by revisiting those Hubs and follow the Guide by Hub Team.

  3. somethgblue profile image74
    somethgblueposted 10 years ago

    I have Hubs that have over a 1,000 page views that aren't featured, so who knows what makes these folks un-feature hubs.

    1. Insane Mundane profile image57
      Insane Mundaneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Dang, that sucks!  Have you tried making a few small edits and then republishing them, to see if they get featured again?

    2. somethgblue profile image74
      somethgblueposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going in a different direction and although I will still publish on this site, I now believe that the Pole Shift will only serve as a catalyst for the ascension/harvest related in the RA Material.

    3. Insane Mundane profile image57
      Insane Mundaneposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Did you ever get your website up and running yet?

  4. watergeek profile image95
    watergeekposted 10 years ago

    All 69 of my Watergeek hubs are featured. I wrote them all careful of quality and mainly as informative and/or how to hubs, rather than blog-types or rants. My other pseudonym is for blog-types and rants, and half of them are not featured.

  5. Faith Reaper profile image84
    Faith Reaperposted 10 years ago

    This is a good question.  Well, all of my hubs are featured.  I went back and edited and added whatever to make them "evergreen" as possible.  So, I am not under the impression that it is the amount of views that will make one's hub become unfeatured, but that it must be of good quality to remain featured.  Just my opinion, and I may be way off base here.  Back when the hubs would go idle, I believe it was that they were not being viewed and I really do not have a clue about how many views it would take to prevent a hub from going idle then.  I look forward to reading the answers of others, as it is a good question.

    1. Abby Campbell profile image74
      Abby Campbellposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I agree! I believe "evergreen" hubs do help to stay featured. If they're evergreen, they are most likely to be picked up in Google and other search engines and therefore viewed.

  6. profile image90
    Robbie C Wilsonposted 10 years ago

    In my experience, a hub has to get around one visit a week to stay "alive". One day, I will rewrite those few that do not reach that level of traffic, but I am concentrating on writing new hubs and re-writing some older but featured hubs first.

    HubPages staff have said that the threshold for being featured is set very low and to be unfeatured for traffic of less than a visit a week seems very reasonable to me, although I know there is a lot of noise from some hubbers on this.

    1. Susana S profile image92
      Susana Sposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed. The threshold is extremely low.

  7. C.V.Rajan profile image61
    C.V.Rajanposted 10 years ago

    No idea. But lots of my hubs are "featured" but they are not really getting any page views! So there may be other criteria than just getting page views.

  8. profile image0
    Ghaelachposted 10 years ago

    It's realy hard to come up with the right answer. The checkers at HQ obviously don't like the same stuff as I do and more than likely the same in reverse. It's really an individual taste, in my mind.
    I have 5 unfeatured through quality and 22 unfeatured through ENGAGMENT (lack of visits). Some are over two years old some are within the last six months. I've also deleted approximately 10 others.
    I've learned not to worry about it and will over time delete those that HP doesn't like and after time publish them somewhere else.
    I still find it hard to figur out the difference between a 1000 word hub on info (not Bulls---) and a short 10 line hub that doesn't make a lot of sense.
    Not to worry, it's just the wonders of HP.
    LOL Ghaelach

    1. watergeek profile image95
      watergeekposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      You may have been speaking facetiously here, but a 10 line hub doesn't meet the minimum qualifications for posting on HP. Minimum words are 800 now.

    2. skgrao profile image68
      skgraoposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You have taken the words from my mouth.

  9. Susana S profile image92
    Susana Sposted 10 years ago

    It seems to be about 10 page views per month, though some hubbers have said as few as 5 per month is enough for a hub to stay featured for engagement.

  10. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image61
    sunilkunnoth2012posted 10 years ago

    I have done 71 hubs and all are featured.  Till recently a few remained unfeatured.  I gave some good edit and got it all featured.  At times, we may give repeat edit to get  it featured.  The point is constant watching and revision.  They may make it unfeatured. Then edit and resubmit. Again then may disappoint you saving this (too)  is unfeatured. Don't give up. Relax and examine where you can improve. Give necessary edits accordingly. Finally HP will approve your work.  This is the secret of my 100% featured hubs. Pay attention to quality. Traffic will follow.

  11. younghopes profile image69
    younghopesposted 10 years ago

    Interesting question, a few of my hubs which were earlier featured became unfeatured, but then i edited them, added a bit here and there and they were featured again but i never knew about the views quotient

  12. Raitu Disong profile image60
    Raitu Disongposted 10 years ago

    I have 13 hubs, all of them featured.
    And till now, they are featured. some of my hubs has many views, while some of them very few.

    I don't see any reason why they should unfeature those hubs which has already passed the Quality assessment.

    1. skgrao profile image68
      skgraoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yes but the content standard is not under Quality Assesment I think.

  13. AlexK2009 profile image85
    AlexK2009posted 10 years ago

    I have a hub with 8 views not featured. I notice that when traffic rises suddenly unfeatured hubs tend to become featured and when it falls the number of unfeatured hubs tend to rise.

    I have a suspicion that, while the quality guidelines are content agnostic anything the reviewer hates is more likely to get unfeatured. I also suspect there is an algorithm somewhere that is used to feature/unfeature hubs automatically.

    Tangentially speaking I have a feeling all HPs efforts to improve quality are driving overall traffic  ( and membership ) down, but no one wants to admit this.

  14. eugbug profile image96
    eugbugposted 10 years ago

    At present all of my 59 hubs are featured even though a few of them haven't received any views in the last 30 days and some only receive a few views a month. So possibly the new "weeding out" process hasn't gotten to my account yet. Several months ago, hubs with low views continually became unfeatured, so I added supplementary information and they became featured again.
    On the stats page, a symbol may appear next to an unfeatured hub indicating that the hub is unfeatured due to "engagement". So does this mean lack of views, or possibly the length of time a user spends reading a hub is measured and if they hit the back button on the browser due to lack of interest, this also counts as "lack of engagement"?

  15. cherylone profile image90
    cheryloneposted 10 years ago

    Excellent question.  I have been asking myself the same question for some time.  I have some hubs that I know need revamping but they are getting a lot of views and then I have some that are great (to me at least) that are unfeatured for whatever reason.  I don't know the criteria for featuring a hub, but I assume that page views have a lot to do with it.

  16. krillco profile image85
    krillcoposted 10 years ago

    If you are a niche writer, you can be as 'evergreen' and high quality as all get out and still get the whammy  from the feature creatures because there is a narrower audience for your work. It's all about money, and what is popular to write and read about....just like back in high school, Moondoggy. I just wrote an article about big hand low desire for sex in couples, and did not even use the word 'sex' once so that the Hub can avoid banning by the it a little experiment.

    1. krillco profile image85
      krillcoposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Well, the experiment revealed the mentioned Hub on you-know-what is not a featured Hub, though the writing is the same quality that I always produce and got featured Hubs with in the past. I kinda think they want you to use their expanded format.

    2. watergeek profile image95
      watergeekposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, most of my Watergeek hubs are about water conservation, which is not a popular topic. I have an average of about 24 views per day for all 69 hubs, so topic popularity couldn't be a big factor in featuredness, although it helps with traffic.

  17. alancaster149 profile image75
    alancaster149posted 10 years ago

    You can always go back over the ones you're not happy with and either re-write or modify them. If you're happy with the quality of your Hub pages then leave them or change/modify the heading. That sometimes does the trick. My least visited page, part 42 of the Hunding Hrothulfsson saga has only been visited eleven times, but it still keeps its 66 rating.
    Leave them be, even, and readers will come back to them, or new readers will take a shine to them (there are 1,000's of new visitors all the time).

  18. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 9 years ago

    i noticed that recipes hubs always get featured but other articles don't . I have tried the evergreen but still same. Hence, i gave up writing other topics besides recipes

  19. The Examiner-1 profile image59
    The Examiner-1posted 9 years ago

    After you have first published your Hub, caring about content, keywords, evergreen and such. I think that it just depends on how up to date you keep them. Not weekly and probably not monthly, I believe that they just recommend keeping them yearly.


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