To edit or not to edit is it worth the unpublished status?

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  1. katiem2 profile image58
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    I constantly look for ways to improve a hub, old, new or middle aged. It seems each time I'm brought back to a hub, by a new comment or notice any opportunity to change it I do so.

    Now when we do that, the hub is no longer active until reviewed.  It becomes unpublished.  Most of my changes are cosmetic or removing old and or maybe dead links, and products that are no longer available, note the no amazon products etc.

    Is it worth it to constantly improve and or edit hubs to keep them fresh and updated?

    This is the message I get when I go into the editing format of any hub that is currently published;

    Note: This hub is currently published. However, if you make any changes to it, it will immediately be unpublished until it has been re-approved for publication (which can take 24-48 hours).

    How does this have an impact on the well being of the hub itself?

    Thanks, Katie

    1. viking305 profile image93
      viking305posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I did not realise this is now happening.

      Like yourself I always go back to see if my older hubs can be improved by re editing things here and there.  But I have not had the hub unpublished and had to wait for it to be reviewed first. Once I have made the changes I press Done Editing and the hub is still published. 

      If this is the case I will not be editing any old hubs because if they are unpublished the hubs lose income and status on google search.

      I will watch this forum with interest to see if this is now a new policy.

    2. Robin profile imageSTAFF
      Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Most Hubbers will NOT need to submit their Hubs for republication after an edit.  Even Hubs that have been moderated in the past can be edited without a moderator checking it.  In some cases, Hubbers that have demonstrated poor practices on HubPages will need their Hubs to be checked by a moderator after editing.  This is not the case for most Hubbers and the average Hubber should have no problem editing their work and publishing it.  As for search engine rankings, it is a great idea to update your Hubs and keep them fresh.

      1. katiem2 profile image58
        katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Okay so you say!  Anytime I go to the edit option, in any of my 301 hubs I get this message;

        Note: This hub is currently published. However, if you make any changes to it, it will immediately be unpublished until it has been re-approved for publication (which can take 24-48 hours).

        So your telling me I'm practicing poor practices, first I've heard of it!  Do elaborate!

        1. Robin profile imageSTAFF
          Robinposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It might be best to take this offline and email Maddie or Norah about your issues and they can let you know the details.  My point wasn't to call you out on your "practices" just to let the community know that most Hubbers are not effected by editing their Hubs.  It is a great idea to update your Hubs when they need updating, and I didn't want other Hubbers to not update for fear that their Hubs wouldn't be out there in the cyber-world until a moderator republished them.

  2. mdlawyer profile image39
    mdlawyerposted 7 years ago

    May be it is part of the new initiatives of Hubpages admin. Editing may be required to undergo monitoring to ensure that no substandard editing is done.  I hope on review if found alright, it will be published.

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I'm sure that's there intent and yet maintenance editing is a must and benefits the community at large.  I guess I'll just need to continue on and face the fact that each time I edit a hub it is unpublished till monitored and re-released.

      I just wonder how this affects the success and placement of the hub?

      1. recommend1 profile image68
        recommend1posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        If this is the case then HP are making a big mistake with this one.  We are told new mods have been drafted in, almost nobody drops in here from the office to deal with the mountain of questions - why do they want all that extra work from established hubbers tweaking their hubs ??


        This is pretty stupid I would say - I waited more than a week for a hub to be republished - at that rate everyone could have most of their hubs down for months waiting.

        Knock Knock - anyone up there listening ?????

        1. katiem2 profile image58
          katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Hey go check yours out and see if you get this message if you go into edit mode of one of your already published hubs...

          Note: This hub is currently published. However, if you make any changes to it, it will immediately be unpublished until it has been re-approved for publication (which can take 24-48 hours).

          1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
            Rochelle Frankposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I went to check some of mine in edit mode and didn't see a notice.

            1. katiem2 profile image58
              katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Okay I must be in slap down, why I have no idea... hmmm and I've been working so hard to do a good job.  Thanks for the feedback.  smile

  3. mdlawyer profile image39
    mdlawyerposted 7 years ago

    A hub of mine was put up for revision for "wrong category" etc. After changing to a more appropriate category I submitted twice and the first message was repeated only and not yet published.

  4. Peggy W profile image96
    Peggy Wposted 7 years ago

    I was unaware that editing a hub temporarily caused it to be unpublished.  Does that affect ranking in Google and have to start over again?

    1. Cagsil profile image82
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      It isn't required to unpublish a hub to edit it.
      If you unpublish a hub, depending on how long the hub is unpublished, then Yes, I would think it would have an effect. Otherwise, no.

  5. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Edit is always worth it. wink

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I've always adhered to that train of thought, is it just me getting this message when I edit published hubs?

      Note: This hub is currently published. However, if you make any changes to it, it will immediately be unpublished until it has been re-approved for publication (which can take 24-48 hours).

  6. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    Are you referring to hubs unpublished by HP or those that need to be revised for compliance (from a warning)? Those may have to be reviewed, but not a simple edit for hubs in compliance. I've never had to wait for a hub after editing. hmm

    1. katiem2 profile image58
      katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      No I get this message when ever I go into edit mode of any hub that is currently published. 

      Note: This hub is currently published. However, if you make any changes to it, it will immediately be unpublished until it has been re-approved for publication (which can take 24-48 hours).

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I don't get any message at all in edit mode. I edit and it's fine.

        Something you may have to work out with HP, I don't know what to tell you. hmm  I'm sure it has something to do with all of the changes being implemented.

        1. katiem2 profile image58
          katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Do you know who I should contact to ask?

          I'll contact the staff.

          Thanks for the help

          1. rebekahELLE profile image86
            rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I would start with team@hubpages and ask for some clarification as to any issues with your hubs. I would insert this thread for reference. Have you received warnings on your hubs?
            I hope it all works out for you. I'm sure someone will be able to give you clearer answers.

            1. katiem2 profile image58
              katiem2posted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Nope nothing serious with the exception of a few flagged hubs for having to many products per word, I corrected them and they were quickly republished. 

              Who knows, I do have a few links back to my website on some hubs, not many as I've been eliminating them given the new standards. 

              I'm sure I'll hear soon and correct what ever it is.  For some reason I'm being watched carefully.  Hmmm mysteries.

              1. Rosie2010 profile image72
                Rosie2010posted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Sorry to hear this.  I've been doing editing the whole day and have not come across any red warning.  Good luck , katiem.  I hope it's just a glitch.

  7. TerryGl profile image61
    TerryGlposted 7 years ago

    No its not a glitch. Katie asked were the pipe key | was on a keyboard. The next thing that happened was

    http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/72956?p … ost1590381

    Now both Katie and I have the big red box. We have been tagged over a simple question that received a heavy handed response and the thread was closed to reply.

    1. White Teeth profile image57
      White Teethposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's F'd up...

      They were not talking about spinning hubs. They were talking about spinning short 100-200 CHARACTER (not words) blurbs for social bookmarks.

 
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