Niche Sites and Editors

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  1. Kain 360 profile image93
    Kain 360posted 16 months ago

    The majority of my articles/hubs get transferred to the niche sites, but a few do not sometimes. How do I know if an editor has read through them? I remember reading notes from the editors in the past if something needed to be revised, but I don't see that anymore. Do I have to submit my hubs manually eventually?

    Sometimes it's frustrating because I might have a hub or two that does not get transferred and I do not know what to do. It makes me feel like working on some of my hubs was all in vain because I know hubs have virtually no hope to get significant traffic on Hubpages only. Things on HP are so much different compared to early 2010s when I literally had Hubs on other accounts get views within 36 hrs or climb to first page of Google -- even had some go viral practically. The process to get published often takes much longer that it did in the past. It seems my glory days on HP are long beyond me, but I digress.

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Interesting thread and helpful to see HP staff cannot differentiate between professional articles and amateur or spammy articles. I can’t believe Luke recommends sharing the articles on social media. It shows they are not versed in writing for the Internet. Though social media helps, 85% of the traffic comes from Google.

      I have some articles with thousands of views and one that consistently ranks well as a Discover article. I have submitted the Discover article twice to no avail.

      I wouldn’t want to delete it because of the high stats — I’d lose them.

      The deleting, reloading and resubmitting seems to apply to newer articles that the writer knows are niche quality. Still, it sounds like a gamble.

      That is so much silly work when an editorial process can’t differentiate the good from the bad.

      I suspect that no one at HP is looking into this glitch. It’s one big “situation normal: all fouled up.”

      1. Misbah786 profile image84
        Misbah786posted 16 months agoin reply to this

        I have a couple of articles that rank on the first page of Google and, strangely, they are on discover and generates good traffic.

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
          Kenna McHughposted 16 months agoin reply to this

          Yes. It is strange.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image95
    Rupert Taylorposted 16 months ago

    Ah! Kain you have touched on a mystery akin to what is the meaning of life? I have been in a long-standing conversation with HubPages to try to determine what criteria are used to move submissions from HubPages to Discover. I raised the issue because I noticed numerous articles on Discover with very spammy elements and bad grammar, while some of my own offerings that suffered from neither of those deficiencies remained on HubPages.

    From Luke I got this explanation "Articles are moved to Discover based on their traffic. It looks like (article title deleted by me to protect the guilty) has had more views than the articles that are still on HubPages. I would recommend sharing your articles on social media . . ."

    However, I know of one member of our community with an article stuck on HubPages that has more than 10 thousand views.

    I have used the strategy of deleting articles from HubPages, tweaking them ever so slightly and resubmitting. The results have been amazing; not only do they go on to Discover almost instantly but, in several cases, they have been moved to niches without involvement.

    Conclusion: articles are moved from one location to another based on capricious, arbitrary, and unchallengeable decisions made by either algorithms or editors.

    1. Kain 360 profile image93
      Kain 360posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      lol I actually considered deleting my articles (keeping words and photos of course) then copy and pasting and repuploading the photos to a new hub. I was not aware other people were doing this. I thought it might have been against rules or something.

      If someone is getting decent views on HP alone, then I'd imagine it would improve more when on the niche sites.

  3. Misbah786 profile image84
    Misbah786posted 16 months ago

    I submitted two articles this month and have yet to hear back from the editors. They neither accepted nor rejected it, and I received no email saying that they're in the editing queue. The interesting thing is that I wrote them an email three days ago asking about the status of the submission, but they never responded back.

    They've placed 5 of my articles in their editing queue for the last 6 or 7 months. And I haven't seen any progress on those articles either.

    Editors seems to be very busy!

    1. Kain 360 profile image93
      Kain 360posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, I am not sure how the process works. Also, do these editors work remotely or are they apart of HP staff in California? I have so many questions lol.

      I know the niche sites have been around for a while now. I joined HP before HP earning program and niche sites were a thing. So much has changed. I will say that the HP earning program contributed to a lot of my past successes more than Adsense ever did.

  4. ravirajan01 profile image94
    ravirajan01posted 16 months ago

    Yes, Misbah I also have 3 articles in the editing queue for 4 months now. Looks like the queue is a parking space where articles tend to be forgotten !!!

    1. Misbah786 profile image84
      Misbah786posted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Exactly, Ravi, it looks like they have forgotten. The interesting thing is that they were having a new game of site mismatch upon submission to niche, and now they don't respond back for the submitted articles. It's been a month and I haven't received a response.

  5. eugbug profile image98
    eugbugposted 16 months ago

    The Gospel truth according to Luke.
    Who is Luke?

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      He's an HP staff that Rupert Tayor referred to in his comment post in this thread. The point is HP staff represent HubPages. They should know about the Internet, not give incorrect advice.

  6. Miebakagh57 profile image74
    Miebakagh57posted 16 months ago

    Interesting thread indeed. The editors seems to lack skill in rapid reading.                                       And whether they're busy or not, it can account for the long waiting of articles in files.                                        Seriously, 'rapid reading' is a trick one should learn in an English class. That I go through. An editor that much. But its pitiable that some editors lack the trade.                                        Critically, I submitted, one of my nutrition-health-based article to a niche site. That was three months ago. I'll do another submission this week. Giving them some time, in the hope that an editor will get to it.


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