Are the Hubs in Hub Hopper fakes or a test by HubPages?
I have become very wary of the Hub hopper tool, surely they can't be real? The quality, topics and grammar are regularly quite poor. So, I gave it another go 2 minutes ago after reading a nice hub about being a good citizen of the hubpages community, and I got this - 'Men in Panties: Is a thong or bikini more comfortable' or something of that exact nature. Now it wasn't long, wasn't well written but was not rude. The hub was about what best undies for men to wear and offered some personal opinions but not in a vulgar way so it did not warrant flagging. What is going on is it a test by HubPages.
As far as I know these Hubs are the real thing. The reason I say this is because some of the Hubs I had already read and commented on before, came up in HH. I've been hopping for 3 years now and nothing surprises me anymore. Poor grammar, terrible spelling, little-to-no- content and some are offensive as well. This is why hopping hubs is so important. It helps in weeding out the poorly written hubs.
Some of the Hubs are indeed placed by HubPages staff to use as a test of your rating skills. This is explained here:
That means that every time you rate a Hub, your rating skills are also being evaluated.
The vast majority of Hubs in the Hopper are new or are Hubs which have been recently edited. Presumably, every time a Hub is edited it goes back through the QAP process and is put in the Hopper again. This is why you find older Hubs with comments going back many years sometimes.
Now that explains my insanity. I could never understand why if felt as though I was being evaluated also. I feel to new to be rating other peoples work so will leave it alone I reckon!
Thanks again for your comment.
I think a 'pass/fail' would be a better in-house system and then let Google decide within three or four months if it likes the content that passed and sends traffic. Really, what does it matter that the QAP is 6, 7, or 9 if Google doesn't like the Hu
As far as I know they are real but I also want to say that not all hubber are native English speaking writer but with your example it is most probably that the said hubber copy an article in the net and use an article spinner without checking or reading the output of the said spinner.
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