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How Do Hubs Make It To The Topics Page?

  1. Shirley Anderson profile image73
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    Is there some strategy to having a hub make it to the topics page, or is it a random selection thing?

    Does anyone know?

    Thx.

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    It will help if you try to clarify the question smile

  3. Stacie Naczelnik profile image72
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Hi Shirley,

    The topics page is for popular topics.  Topics that appear on the page are the ones that are most popular at the time.  The hubs shown for each topic must also be popular--I think the ones shown are based on hubscore and traffic.

  4. profile image0
    Iðunnposted 10 years ago

    not sure, but I think it's whatever is the hottest ie: most viewed that has those tags.  it changes constantly because those numbers change constantly, although some particular ones get heavy hits regularly and hence stay up there.

    social bookmarking sites might be helping with that too.  even without hits, one that is heavily marked will stay high in score.

  5. vreccc profile image54
    vrecccposted 10 years ago

    I just noticed one of my hubs reviewing Fat Loss 4 Idiots is one of the featured hubs on the hubpages homepage. Funny thing, I ain't getting any traffic from it.

  6. profile image0
    Iðunnposted 10 years ago

    I think too, staff posted they change the algorithm fairly regularly to give different hubs a chance to be seen.

    not sure on that, perhaps someone on Staff can confirm.

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image73
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    Thx a lot.  What you've said makes perfect sense, although vrecc's article showing on the homepage even tho it's had no traffic doesn't.  Must be his good looks.

    Misha, I was referring to the Topics page that you click on at the top of the screen.  I was asking if there's some way to get our hubs showing in the lists on that page, or if it is a random selection.  Now I know that it has to do with the scores (probably, anyway).

    Thx again, everyone!
    Shirley  smile

  8. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 10 years ago

    Oh, well, obviously there are still some areas of Hubpages I have no clue about big_smile

    I never went there - but yeah, it looks like it should depend on traffic or hubscore...

    1. Kenny Wordsmith profile image82
      Kenny Wordsmithposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      And make sure you tag your hub with relevant 'topic' tags. If you don't, your hub might not make it to that topic. I think.

  9. vreccc profile image54
    vrecccposted 10 years ago

    Kenny,

    That is good advice  -to tag it the predefined topic titles of the title page. I think that does make a difference.

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Actually what you said above is not the same as what Kenny said, or at least that's how the it sounds to me.  Kenny said "make sure you tag your hub with relevant 'topic' tags."  To me, a relevant topic tag means it should be relevant to the Hub content, not just be a tag that you see on the topic page, which is what your statement seems to be implying.

      Tagging irrelevantly just to try and get on the homepage can get your Hub flagged and unpublished.

  10. vreccc profile image54
    vrecccposted 10 years ago

    And.. thanks for the "good looks" compliment, Shirly. I must be getting better with age.

  11. Shirley Anderson profile image73
    Shirley Andersonposted 10 years ago

    Thx all.  I'm going to go try the tagging thing now.

    Keep lookin' good, vrecc!

 
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