Niche subjects and Editors Choice Hubs!

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  1. sallybea profile image97
    sallybeaposted 5 years ago

    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.

  2. billybuc profile image85
    billybucposted 5 years ago

    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. smile

    Happy Holidays my friend.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hello Billy,
      You are quite right as always, concentrate on writing instead of worrying about all this stuff.  It has me wondering if I need a Blog as well as HubPages!

      Happy Holidays to you and yours Billy.

  3. EGamboa profile image87
    EGamboaposted 5 years ago

    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!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Not sure how I missed this comment, apologies.  Not quite half but perhaps a third - hopefully more in the future.  Best wishes for the New Year.

  4. Greensleeves Hubs profile image94
    Greensleeves Hubsposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I kind of think it would be nice if good performance was rewarded with an Editors Choice award but I can pretty much see that this does not follow at all, no matter whether people are searching for the subject.  It is all about quality writing!

  5. TwerkZerker profile image87
    TwerkZerkerposted 5 years ago

    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...

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      TwerkZerker - You are correct, I don't this it has made a measurable effect on the Editors Choice Hubs at all - half of them continue to do well but I think they would have done well anyway.  Thanks for your comment.


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