Apparently, I'm on the front page twice, DzyMsLizzy. I had no idea until just now. After reading your thread, I decided to take a look. If it's any consolation, I did no lobbying and I wasn't informed about it. I'm very appreciative, but I'm as mystified as you are.
OK--I want to know if HP moderators or staff ever read these posts....and if so, I'd like an answer from one of them! A full explanation, please, of how this system works, since I am obviously not the only curious one.
What I suspect may be the case is a situation similar to the computer taking over in the movie i-Robot. That might explain the absences of HP moderators/staff replying. Either that or it's the weekend.
I had a history teacher in high school who used to tell us he graded tests by putting four stamps on his dog's paws: A, B, C and D. Then he spread the papers on the floor and let the dog walk all over them. To give you the benefit of the doubt, he'd give you the highest letter grade the dog stamped on the paper, and if the dog didn't stamp your paper at all, you'd fail.
I bet it's a method that is something like that.
And I'm pretty sure that admin will never totally explain how it works, because then you've given a way for unscrupulous people to game the system. So keep dreaming, DzyMsLizzy...
Unfortunately, I'm sure the unscrupulous will always be with us....but it would be nice to know a little bit... like, is it subject matter? or volume of 'hits' ... so we could at least aim there...without cheating..
I've had a hub on the front page - they just use the picture in the hub. The photo in my hub was rather attractive, so I think that may have been an "eye-grabber" that caused them to use it for the HubPages front page. I'm a newbie, so my traffic and earnings aren't enough to justify it. Eye candy and a well written hub might be enough.
I think it's based on the traffic of the hub if you ask me. I remember when I got my "Dangers of Facebook" hub featured on it once, it was during the time it garnering a lot of traffic. Now that the traffic for that same said hub is barely sputtering at like 10 or less a day, you'll notice it's no longer featured anymore on the main hubpages site. that's why i think it has a lot more to do with the amount of traffic a hub gets that causes hubpages to feature it. at least, that's my theory
No it won't change anything! - This 'Eye Candy' theory is not correct! I Always use excellent pics, write well on the hard subjects and wear chocolate bar shades - which are messy, but really Cooooool hahaha!........... Nope Nothing!
As I Have said before... This is a Case for The BIG FINGER! Perhaps, it is more than a Casting Couch issue huh? Perhaps, the concern really should be who gets all the tracker %s that are Hidden at the top of our pages and also invisible when WE are logged in.. not to OUR SE Traffic that WE Generate! - I think that is an issue that deserves a considerably more transpirancy ! Both issues are Major Negatives on this site!
Hi rebekahELLE, There are ads that appear above the title of hubs but I can only see them when I have not signed into my account. I am curious as to why that is, maybe it has always been that way and I have only just discovered it.
It's simple really.Make the check out,a one followed by how ever many zeros you can afford[this ties in to how badly you want to be featured],then sign the check.Mail it to;Box 309 Mt Pleasant NY 10666.Works quite well!I also recommend this method for gaining followers and getting them to comment on your hubs!The more you pay them the better the comments!I should know...
I have spent the last month editing, updating, and writing new hubs. This week I received an email from HubPages that I have published 25 Featured Hubs, which puts me in the Top 3% of Hubbers that have "achieved this milestone." I am so thankful for the feedback that so many of you have...
I'm not asking about why hubs get featured or un-featured. I kind of know that.The issue is: I just did a category search in my hubs, and found that, out of 292 published hubs, 149 are unfeatured due to low traffic! That's a lot! Over half my articles! I don't have the time...
My two cents on the featured hubs categories. Although I am not a big fan of featured/not featured categories, I must admit that I have 560 hubs and all of them are featured. Every single hub that I have written using the new HP templates becomes featured. Perhaps others who may be struggling...
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