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I guess Hubpages doesn't like me anymore, since they are unfeaturing Hubs that w

  1. Deborah-Diane profile image83
    Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years ago

    I guess Hubpages doesn't like me anymore, since they are unfeaturing Hubs that were fine until now!

    I have over two hundred Hubs.  Some have been here several years.  Others were transferred from Squidoo and are listed under DeborahDian, my other account.  All of them have been revised to meet Hub standards.  I have gone through them with a fine tooth comb to make sure they comply with the rules.  However, they keep unfeaturing them and, when I revise them again and again by removing more and more ads, they still will not approve them.  I have already removed two Hubs and put them on a different site, which welcomed them with open arms.  I don't want to have to do that with all of them!

  2. Au fait profile image92
    Au faitposted 2 years ago

    Several of your hubs are sales only.  They feature items that could make nice gifts for special occasions and that's all they have.  HP doesn't like that and I'm surprise they let them go for so long.  But I enjoyed them as you know.  I thought there were some great ideas in them that would help people decide what to give.

    You can only have 2 sales listings per hub so long as the content of the hub has enough words to support them, and those words need to relate to whatever you're selling, but provide helpful information, not just a sales pitch.

    1. Deborah-Diane profile image83
      Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your follow-up comment.  I know that you certainly write stellar hubs that I love to read. I will have to make some changes to a number of them, I can see.  It makes me wonder, though, how many of them are worth saving.

  3. Deborah-Diane profile image83
    Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years ago

    Thanks, Au fait.  This was a very helpful answer.  I thought we were allowed one ad per 200 related words.  I am obviously mistaken. I appreciate you for taking the time to answer.

    If they only want two sales listings per Hub, why did they buy all those Squidoo articles ... some of which had a dozen ads or more at the time they bought them and were big money makers for both me and Squidoo?  I have really pared the ads down, but it feels hopeless at times.  Some of my Hubs are on groups of biographies I have enjoyed.  I have written a review of each biography in the Hub.  There used to be a dozen books in some of them; now they are down to six ... and they still unfeatured them.  I guess I will just have to delete a lot of content, have a lot of short Hubs here and write my new and better stuff on other sites.  (Sigh)

    1. Elsie Hagley profile image67
      Elsie Hagleyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Very sad about your hubs, but that's the way it is now, true good money was made at Squidoo with articles like this, but Squidoo closed it doors, we need to change so the same thing doesn't happen again.
      I had 240 lens, my hubs are featured 106 left

    2. Au fait profile image92
      Au faitposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Don't make them too short.  Except for poetry, they like you to have about 1200 words.  I recommend you check how to write a steller hub in the Learning Center.

    3. Deborah-Diane profile image83
      Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Elsie Hagley - I am sorry about the number of your old Squidoo lens that are lost .  Only 105 out of 240.  What a shame.  What was Hubpages thinking when they bought Squidoo?

  4. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    There can be many reasons, as others have suggested. I noticed a few days ago that I had several  unfeatured for traffic. All of them had last been edited a year ago. So I went in and began doing a quick edit (and giving them a tweet)-- which seemed to get them back to speed fairly quickly. I still have a few to go.

  5. JerryFisher profile image95
    JerryFisherposted 2 years ago

    I had this problem on a hub of about 5000 words that had been up for about a year and then they suddenly took it down. I wrote to them a few times but didn't get anywhere and then I simply changed the title and it was featured again. I had another with the same problem and tried that trick again but it didn't work with that one. Problem was though that they both rated on the first page on Google and of course I lost that ranking and Amazon income. Worth a shot though.

  6. pstraubie48 profile image85
    pstraubie48posted 2 years ago

    Hi Deborah...I had some unfeatured too but I found when I went in and gave them a bit of a face lift they were featured again. Perhaps you could give that a try.
    I know your writings ---your topics are interesting and well written and often contain elements that we can relate to.

    Sending you hugs and blessings via the Angels   ps

    1. Deborah-Diane profile image83
      Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your kind words.  I have found that the other writers here are very supportive, and I appreciate all of you so much!

  7. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 2 years ago

    I had just read one of your hub: How to Grow a Geranium Plant from a Cutting which has 5 amazon capsules and less than 100 words to describe the ads. Maybe try reduce them to 2.

    I had trouble with 12 unfeatured hubs over 130 of mine. Then, I reduce the amazon to 2, change the titles and use my own pictures, now my hubs are mostly featured.

    1. Deborah-Diane profile image83
      Deborah-Dianeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your suggestions.  I will make some changes and, if that doesn't help, just leave them unfeatured.  I'm tired of what seems to have become a game of "Whack-a-Mole" where they get featured and, two months later, unfeatured again.

 
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