Why are my most recent two Hubs not been considered worthy of publication?

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  1. Tusitala Tom profile image64
    Tusitala Tomposted 3 years ago

    Why are my most recent two Hubs not been considered worthy of publication?

    My two Hubs: Ship versus Plane Travel, and UFO's - Fact or Fiction, bear the 'empty circle' icon showing they're not of good enough quality.  However, I'm unable to understand why.  Each has plenty of good content. Also, each has several good pictures of reasonable pixel density. 

    As I've published hundreds of Hubs over the past six years, I'm at a loss to know who to bring them up to the mysterious standard Hubpages requires.   Any clues, please?

  2. tsmog profile image81
    tsmogposted 3 years ago

    The only clues I can offer is the process. That is a topic now and then at the forums while more often is receiving a lack of traffic symbol. I guess I would first have to ask the surrounding circumstances to fathom a guess. I presume you are talking about a 'New Hub'? and it was also not featured?

    Who to bring it up to is an email to HP. They will want you to be as complete as possible with the description of the problem. Theother is to post at the Forums in the 'Improving Your Hub' section for others to review it. There are some astute reviewers with experience that share openly. Some not so much. One should expect criticism. However, an edit will send it through the eval process again. That is next . . .

    A new Hub

    With a new Hub it is read by readers at a service called MTurk owned/operated by Amazon. And, it is checked by bots with algorithms. A reader for MTurk is tested by HP somehow and evaluated again periodically for proficiency. They have guidelines to follow. Those can be found for both informational and creative articles at this link . . .


    That also leads me to believe those two checks - bot & MTurk, determine the original score.

    When a new Hub is published to see how many times it was read by MTurk you can see that at the My Account Page → Traffic Sources link above the listed Hubs. Once there look at the 'Domain'. Below are the domain sources.

    It may be best to sort at domain since it is alpha. Look for 'mturk' and then glance at the 24hr, 7-days, and etc. If they have read anything recently you will see that indicated. With a new Hub you will see activity in the 24hr and 7-days.

    The edited Hub I 'think' goes through that process again. Speculation is if a major edit or not. Perhaps with an edit checking the Traffic Source may offer a clue. I have not tried that myself. 

    Other cases for receiving a low quality symbol could be:

    Unpublished and revitalized thus possibly MTurk

    A Hub Reported by a reader as Low Quality and reviewed - MTurk? (See red report link at top right of Hub for possible reporting reasons)

    Triggered by a bot review with an algorithm and sent to MTurk?

    Other than that I am guessing as well as speculating . . .

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image64
      Tusitala Tomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Tim, for your very detailed reply.  Appreciate it.

    2. tsmog profile image81
      tsmogposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Your Welcome. A common reason is 'spammy elements'. Those are checked by bots & MTurk. Once is incorrect or overuse of Amazon / ebay capsules. The other incorrect out going link usage. Help is in the Learning center or asking her or forums.

  3. Shyron E Shenko profile image79
    Shyron E Shenkoposted 3 years ago

    Hello Tom, It seems there is no rhyme or reason for some of the hubs we as authors write to be unpublished, and I think it depends on the moderator.  One may not like your grammar, then another may think it is okay.
    I find that reading my hubs out loud helps me to see what the moderators see and that helps me when mine become unpublished.

    Good luck to you Tom.

    1. Tusitala Tom profile image64
      Tusitala Tomposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Shyron.  Those two Hubs are now displayed.  Apparently the Hub people looked askance at my linking the Hub to my website.  They thought it too promotional.   All okay now since I deleted the link.


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