What does Editor's Choice really do?
I got my second Editor's Choice with my 11th hub. And I'm grateful for the recognition, but... does it do much of anything for you? What's the point of it? What are your experiences?
A few of mine are getting better traffic. It gets a different url than the other hubs and may raise the ranking in the search engines. The staff say eventually they are going to do something special with these, but at this point they haven't said what.
At present from my experience it is just a really nice recognition that someone on the staff is looking at the hubs and making an effort to identify and support quality hubs. However, if indeed it raises the rankings on Google or if it will in future ensure greater publicity on HubPages or elsewhere, then this will be very welcome.
I've never liked the idea of my web pages being judged by a computer or an algorithm (never really understood those!) so if greater human input is involved in the Editor's Choice, then that can only be a good thing, and a more meaningful recognition of a hub's worth.
by Carolee Samuda 3 years ago
So I'm replying to a comment on my hub and upon scrolling through the hub (I always check for errors or how I can improve), I see the related hubs section. There are five hubs there including one of mine. What immediately got my attention is that the other four hubs has "editors choice"...
by Christy Kirwan 20 months ago
HP Staff has made the decision to retire the Editor’s Choice program. Editor’s Choice articles were high-quality pieces that were hand-selected by staff to receive special recognition on HubPages. However, with the success of the HubPages Network Sites, we feel our resources are much better...
by Kat McAdams 5 years ago
I had a hub that was receiving around 1,300-1,500 views per day. It was chosen as Editor's Choice. It then dropped by about 1,000 views per day. I opted out of the program, but that hub is no longer showing in Google for the keywords that brought it all the traffic before EC messed it up. How can I...
by Dr Abby Campbell 5 years ago
On Sunday, I noticed that many of my hubs made the Editor's Choice list. Though I was pleased, I noticed that my views had fallen somewhat. I figured it would take a few days for views to increase since my hubs are no longer on my subdomain but on the main HP domain. However, I checked on my...
by Beth Eaglescliffe 5 years ago
I was really excited when some of my hubs were awarded Editor's Choice, but it seemed to make little difference to number of page views to those hubs. However, getting two HOTD has been great! One of my HOTD was also an Editor's Choice and one wasn't. Both got huge spikes in views from HP but not a...
by Peg Cole 3 years ago
I make it a habit to count my EC hubs just to make sure none have gone missing. (OCD) This morning I was surprised to see one of mine lost its designation overnight. There were no edits to it and it still has the same 70 comments and 42 original pictures of a method and a recipe. The only...
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