I don't really know the answer to this but I have posted 2 articles so far and saw both of them listed on my MM page as featured and got credit for both of them. You might want to personal message a mod for this one!
"Featured Pages" are articles that you have written that are part of the PAGES tab. If you write an article that is thoughtful and informative then the moderators decide if it should be a part of the PAGES section and you make $5.00.
If you mean the feature pages, we're looking for an article that is thoughtful and informative, not copied and pasted meaning write your own article (we bury articles that is copied and pasted), has an image, and contains a certain amount of words.