I have found a Featured Article on HubPages that is of lower quality than one of my articles that is not Featured. Why?
Some high quality articles are not Featured because they don't have sufficient search traffic.
Should one of your articles not be Featured, we recommend editing it in a manner that makes it more relevant, alluring, useful. Within reasonable bounds, we also recommend promoting it on social networks on which you are active. After you edit your article, it will once again be evaluated by our Quality Assessment Process, and should it meet our criteria for quality and traffic, it will become Featured.