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Niche subjects and Editors Choice Hubs!
If you write is in a niche subject and half of your Hubs have been awarded Editors Choice Hubs and half have not, in spite of them being of the same quality, should you feel concerned, when you know that the subject matter should be viewed as a whole and searched for as such. The Editors Choice ones are in almost all cases performing marginally better.
Sally, I just stopped by to say hello. Honestly my friend, I pay no attention to HP and their rating system. I don't know how they come up with the numbers they come up with; all I'm concerned with is improving as a writer. It can be pretty frustrating trying to meet standards that nobody understands.
Happy Holidays my friend.
I just wanted to say, CONGRATULATIONS on having half of your hubs as Editor's Choices. I think that in itself is quite an accomplishment, whatever their standards are!
My guess is that HubPages are happy to give 'Editor's Choice' recognition to less well performing hubs of good quality, but it simply isn't practical for these all to be reviewed (across the board, hubs are surely being published much faster than they can be reviewed). Therefore they probably give priority to looking first at those hubs which already have high hub scores and/or high traffic.
I say this because I also have a lot of Editor's Choice hubs. I think I am right in saying that all those awarded this status had high hub scores at the time. Some of these have subsequently dropped in hub score, because of low traffic, but they have retained the recognition.
It's about cause and effect. Good performance is a cause of a hub being considered for Editor's Choice status. But good performance is sadly not necessarily an effect of Editor's Choice status.
This isn't really an answer, but I've been wondering this myself. I've only published 13 hubs in the two weeks (or so) that I've been on HP, and four of them are now Editor's Choice hubs. Two of these are incredibly niche and haven't had a noticeable change in traffic. The other two were already performing...well...decently (still pretty niche), and the EC nomination didn't really seem to affect these either. I'm not entirely sure the the whole Editor's Choice thing is really supposed to be doing for my hubs--it doesn't seem to be affecting them at all...
by Sally Gulbrandsen2 years ago
Just curious, one of my hubs, selected as a hub of the day some time ago has been my top performing one for quite a while. However, it does seem odd to me that hubs of the day are not automatically selected as Editors...
by Eric Dockett3 years ago
This morning I stumbled over more than a couple of "Editor's Choice" Hubs which are blatantly using images they do not appear to have the rights to use. Since HP is pushing Editor's Choice as the very best of...
by Lena Kovadlo3 years ago
I had 11 Editors Choice hubs. I noticed today that I only have 10 of them now. I don't remember exactly which hub lost the EC status but I have a feeling it might be a hub that has become unfeatured due to engagement....
by Claudia Mitchell3 years ago
If I recall there used to be a nominate a hub for editor's choice button on my feed page. I think it was right above the Hub of the Day. I don't see it anymore. Is it gone or has it been moved...
by Danette Watt4 years ago
I see that one of my hubs was named Editor's Choice. But I don't see any notice of that to the 'outside world" - that is, I only see a tag next to the hub's title in my account. I'll certainly promote in on my FB...
by Kylyssa Shay2 years ago
I've noticed that I keep seeing HOTDs that fit the niche sites yet weren't chosen for the niche sites because they still have HubPages URLs. Why not save some time in the selection process for the niche sites and mine...
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