I wrote an article about the different wine corks, titled it with the different types of corks (3), and categorized it under Wine. Well, they took it off, saying it was miscategorized, and deceptively titled, even tho I wrote EXACTLY what the title was! I cannot figure out what to do. They also said I did keyword stuffing with bold and italic. I have NO bold or italic, but use the word "cork" a bunch because that is what the article is about.
They also said I used inappropriate use of the ratings capsule, but I did not even use the ratings capsule.
Can anyone please give me suggestions as to how I can edit my article to get it back on hub?
Can you quote the exact text of the notification you've got? Usually, the notification gives a range of reasons that might apply, not what actually applies. If you reproduce it here, we may be able to interpret it for you.
Your Hub has been identified as Deceptively Titled, Categorized and/or Keyword Stuffed. Your Hub may also be misusing a Recipe or Ratings Capsule. If this is the first time you've gotten an email like this, don't worry! You'll have an opportunity to fix it.
Please review your Hub for the following possible problems:
* Improper categorization or inappropriate use of ratings capsule
* Misleading title or links
* Keyword stuffing - over-use of words or phrases that disrupt the Hub’s readability, which may include repeated emphasis of phrases with bold or italics
That's what I thought. It's a generic email, covering all the possibilities. It's possible only one of them applies.
Keyword stuffing - i.e. overusing a word or phrase - is something that's done deliberately by spammers, which is why HubPages penalizes it. However, when you're talking about a specialized subject, you can do it accidentally. After all, there aren't many other ways to say "cork" - but as a professional writer, I'm sure you could find ways to get around it. For instance, if you had sub-titles like, "Agglomerate Cork", "Colmated Cork" etc, you could easily remove the word "cork" from those sub-titles without losing the sense.
Another possibility is that you just gave a list of definitions without much explanation - adding more explanation would dilute the incidence of the word "cork".
You'll note it says "Misleading title or links". If you're writing about wine corks, the only links you're allowed in the Hub must relate to that subject. You can't link to your profile, for instance, or to your other Hubs on other subjects.
What was your title anyway?
Thanks for the clarification. I have no links - that I know of. I did not link anything on my own.
My title was: What's Your Preference: Natural Cork, Synthetic Cork, or Screw Caps? That is exactly and only what I wrote about in the body of the article. I categorized it under Wine because there was no where else to put it.
You don't mention wine in the title. It's just possible a moderator didn't bother to read the rest of the article and doesn't know enough to realize you were talking about wine.
I suggest you change the title to include the word "wine", e.g. Wine Bottle Closures - which is best, cork, synthetic or screw cap?". Try not to repeat the word "cork" twice in the title.
I would like it if when HP's moderators decided a hub was wrong, for whatever reason, they simply told the author what was wrong.
I got another hub unpublished yesterday but the reasons they gave me were so vague that I just looked at the hub, thought about it's realistic potential in garnering traffic, and then left it. I will probably delete it at some point.
A few months ago they unpublished yet another hub, and I immediately deleted it and put it elsewhere.
I later discovered their cryptic communication to me actually translated into one of the outgoing links on this 2000 word hub went to a site they didn't approve of, and I think that link was on a photo.
Was that all? Yet I got this huge message about two possible violations. One daft wee link???
They couldn't have said, we don't like that link - take it off?
I totally hear you! What has happened to simple, direct communication? That is why I am so sad about how the internet, texting, and just lazy people have turned proper English into gibberish. Oh well. I guess I ought to get with the 21st Century.
Izzy, every time I've had a link problem, I've been able to click and discover the exact link that was the problem. I agree it's not immediately obvious that you can click - but they do tell you. It's been a while, I've forgotten where you have to look.
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