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 Lena Kovadlo 3 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. If an EC hub becomes unfeatured due to engagement does it lose EC status? And if...
by Sally Gulbrandsen 2 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 Choice Hubs as well! Anyone else ever wondered why this is? If not, would...
by Eric Dockett 3 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 this site, so much so that they are giving people who opt into the program some...
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 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...
by Claudia Mitchell 3 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 somewhere else? Thanks in advance.
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