I have submitted hub on 20-05-2013 and 10 days passed still my hub is not featured . My hub score is 71 and has 20 visitors to this particular hub. Well i have submitted another hub yesterday and it got featured. Could anyone suggest what wrong i had done to my hub ? What else i need to do more to make it featured ?
http://ossmedia.hubpages.com/hub/Five-T … Reputation
Thanks in advance.
Hey ossmedia - we made a guide to help walk folks through the process of improving Hubs' quality scores. Perhaps it might be helpful?
The guide: hubpages.com/learningcenter/How-to-Improve-the-Quality-of-a-Hub
Quick suggestion: change "WP" in the title to Word Press. I had no idea what WP was until I started reading.
When I have a hub that does not get featured right away, I wait a couple of days and think about what I wrote and keep re-reading it. Eventually, as I keep revising it - adding things, changing title, changing category...I figure it out and it gets featured. One time I had a hub that I kept working on and it still did not get featured (not even published!)...I finally emailed Hubpages and told them of my efforts and that I could not figure it out. They got back to me right away and told me. It was so simple! So I made the change and it got featured. If after working on your hub (sometimes over and over) you still cannot get featured, drop a line to hubpages and tell them you can't figure it out. They'll take the time to email you back personally and tell you. But work on it first. Part of a learning process. Soon you'll be able to whip out hubs that get featured right away!
Thanks for your feedback with great example. I will definitely work over it .
Great idea, but HOW and to WHO do your drop a line. I have not found this easy to figure out since the last update/rearrangement of our format/template.
When I go to Tutorials, I get overwhelmed or lost. Is there a simple and direct way to contact HP for assistance? Thanks.
To contact HP assistance go through http://hubpages.com/help-wizard/ and mention there what type of problem you are facingin hubpages eg
1 My Hub was unpublished / There is an alert on my Hub
2 I don't see a Hub I published on my Profile page
3 I have questions about content use
The second option is discuss here in forums. All hubbers are here to assist you .
Unfortunately with HubPages' tiny office, you're not likely to get detailed assistance on whatever the problem is, unless it's very straightforward.
Having glanced at a couple of your Hubs, I wonder if your problem is that some of your Hubs are not Featured?
If a Hub is "Featured", it just means that it's searchable by Google and the other search engines. If it's not Featured, then no one is going to find it on Google, but other Hubbers will be able to see it, and so will anyone you send a link to. So if you're not interested in making money from your Hubs, which I gather you are not, then it's not a big deal for you.
Hubs can stop being Featured for two reasons: one is because of quality (you'll see a white circle next to it on your Hubs list) and one is lack of traffic (you'll see a half white, half black circle).
If a Hub is unFeatured for quality, and you're not sure why, post a link on the Improve Your Hub forum and ask other Hubbers to give you some pointers:
It's very likely it's not a problem with your writing - it may just be that the Hub is too short, or is too general. for instance. So getting some other opinions will help.
If you write for the community (or for yourself or your friends) rather than search engines, then it's likely your traffic is nowhere near enough to meet HubPages' new standards, and so you may have several Hubs unFeatured for lack of traffic. There's nothing you can do about that, really, but you can make sure they stay visible to other Hubbers.
Go into "Edit Profile", and scroll down near the bottom to find "Show only Featured Hubs on my profile". Click "No". Save your changes. This will make ALL your Hubs, whether Featured or not, visible on your profile for other Hubbers to browse.
I am having same problem with few of my hubs. Great help here. Thank you.
Perhaps, what you have written lacks substance. What the author is looking for is something out of the ordinary. Something that they haven't read, heard or seen before. If your topic is too common or lacks detail, that may be the reason why it isn't featured. So work out on it, add up something outrages or unusual. I'm speaking based with my experience.
You should change WP to WordPress as many won't know what WP stands for...Try editing the hub (even if just slightly) and see what happens. Maybe it will become featured again.
I agree, there may be a lot of little things that could be causing your hub to not be featured. The How to guide is a great source of ideas.
You have several grammatical errors that may be hindering you. Here's an example:
"For addition of blog in your website you can hire Wordpress designer"
Looks like you meant so say something more like, "In addition, you can hire a Wordpress designer to design your blog for you."
Try proof reading to ensure grammatical accuracy throughout and maybe that will help get it featured.
Thanks for your comment i have done changes according to your aspects. Let me know if u need some more changes.
Here are some sentences you might want to work on.
- Here, you will read about the real process of earning a favorably reputation in virtual platforms. (Favorably should be favorable)
- So, here are five simple ways to increase the search engine friendliness of your WordPress using website. (leave out "using")
- In this way, you will have to follow these tips in below given order. (Doesn't really make sense and is not needed. I'd delete it.)
- By using WordPress in your website, you get the opportunity to use its blogging service. (Wordpress does not get used "in" a website, it's used to create one. Either say "for" your website, or eliminate the words "in your website" all together.)
- You just need to set up a blog of your website. (Do you mean "within" your website? "Of" doesn't make sense.)
- You can increase the inward flow of organic visitors at your website. You will be able to enhance the value of your website in a simple and effective manner. (Should be "to" your website. These sentences would flow better if combined into one. Try to avoid saying "website" so many times throughout your entire article by either eliminating it or using other terms such as "site" on occasion. For this section I would consider saying: You can increase the inward flow of organic visitors and you will be able to enhance the value of your site in a simple and effective manner.
- In addition, you can hire WordPress developer to design your blog for you . (Should be "a" WordPress developer.)
- The hiring of an experienced developer will help you in the development of an appropriate blogging tool in your website. (The sentence doesn't really make sense. Are there blogging tools "in" websites? They are used to "create" websites. At the least, it should say "for", but I don't even know if that makes sense. I think what you mean to say is that an experienced developer can be a great tool in establishing a successful site. (or creating or something other than developing since you just used the word developer and it is repetitive to say it again in another form.)
- Considerably, you can also manage your website in a simple manner just by using the simple dashboard of your WordPress website. ("Considerably" is grammatically incorrect. Either omit it or say "additionally". If you use "additionally", leave out "also". Don't say "simple" twice. Avoid the overuse of the word "website" and make your writing less wordy, by simply saying "Wordpress dashboard" instead of "simple dashboard of your WordPress website". I would change the entire sentence to: Additionally, you can manage your website easily just by using the simple WordPress dashboard.
Those suggestions are only for the first two paragraphs. As you can see, there are writing improvements that could be made throughout, many of which are grammatical and some which just don't make sense. I'm guessing English is a second language for you. I can't even image trying to be an efficient writer in another language. If are serious about writing for an English speaking audience, I would recommend you study English grammar more thoroughly, as the continual misuse of it taints your writing and makes you appear less intelligent than you are. A good place to start is with prepositions (in, at, of, on, from), as you seem to misuse those often.
Best of luck to you.
I agree with you giving her advice and tips on how she can enhance her English skills. But you don't need to mention:
" I would recommend you study English grammar more thoroughly, as the continual misuse of it taints your writing and MAKES YOU APPEAR LESS INTELLIGENT than you are."
Sorry, but I find this very sarcastic. Though she isn't as well-versed of an English writer than most of the hub writers, at least she is bilingual which isn't a bad thing. Just saying.
Wow. Yanksky23, I'm sorry you misunderstood my intention, which was to purposefully imply that while ossmedia IS quite intelligent, poor grammar can make him look appear less intelligent than he IS. You did read the words "than you are", did you not?
It is kind of you to defend him, but Ossmedia, I hope you don't feel the need for defending. I did mention I can't imagine writing efficiently in a second language, which was a compliment to you.
As writers we all need constructive criticism if we want to improve and this thread is asking for ways to improve. I gave it in the most tactful way I could and believe there is nothing wrong with the statement that grammatical errors makes one appear less intelligent than they are, because it is absolutely true. It's a statement that is true of everyone of us.
I've realized your good intentions. Sorry, that's just how I initially felt.
Jennifer doesn't sound like she is being sarcastic with that comment. That is a valuable suggestion to any writer. "Makes you appear less intelligent than you are", is an indirect compliment which means, she is more intelligent than what she appears to be with grammatical errors. I myself think, I need to work on my prepositions because it is with which most people blunder. P.S. Not all English-speaking people write without grammatical errors. It is the same with any language. Native speakers do make mistakes.
I appreciate that Nila. And I agree that native English speakers can have trouble with grammar as much or worse than those who are not native.
Well @Jennifer Suchey @ yansky23 We are here to discuss the facts about hub pages. If you are very good in english writting then it doesnt mean you can never do mistakes as you already know TO ERR IS HUMAN. A man can never be perfect and we always learning at every step.
I didn't see that as offensive, I saw it as a statement of fact.
Visitors reading that Hub could have two reactions. One, they will realize the writer is a foreigner, and make allowances for the occasional bad grammar. Or two, they will assume the writer is an English speaker and conclude that he/she is illiterate. That doesn't mean he is, just that's the impression visitors could get. They are certainly less likely to have faith in the content if the English is not good, and therefore will be less likely to buy anything she's recommending.
Thanks for such a great effort @ Jennifer Suchey
I will review it and work on it.
yansky23... I don't believe that Jennifer Suchey made any sarcastic remarks, she simply highlighted the plain truth. HubPages is basically an English-based site, and if someone does not have decent, common English skills in the English language, then they aren't going to get very good reviews here, and they also won't get very much traffic from English readers. Native English readers will see the very obvious grammatical errors within the first few sentences and they will immediately click away from the page, either to a hub that is written on the same subject in much better form, or maybe even leave HubPages entirely with a bad taste in their mouth. In fact, writers on HP should be people who are well versed in the English language, if too many hubs are produced and widely circulated with bad grammar and structural mistakes, then anyone coming to HubPages for the first time reading said mistakes will probably have a bad opinion of HubPages overall and may never come back! This negatively affects all hubbers here in HubPages, so it's important for writers to be held to at least 8th grade English standards, which is what all mainstream big-name news and media sites hold true to.
I got your point what exactly you want to say. I will definitely work over it.
Try writing your Hubs in Word and use the Spell and Grammar Checkers. These will point up any glaring errors you might have made. Once you have written all the text, you can then cut and paste sections of your text into each Capsule. I am sure you will find this resource invaluable. Best wishes
Sometimes the word "WP" shows the error but as we know wp stands for wordpress, so what you think i need to remove those errors in content.
I am talking about Microsoft Word - write your Hubs in Word and then transfer them to your HubPages or Wordpress - whichever site you wish to transfer them to. I think you will have less errors when you publish your content on HubPages if you start to write and correct them first in Word because it will indicate in red where you are going wrong.
Some time it happens at hubpages. Hubpages prefer to unique, topic related and grammatical error free content. There may be some reasons for your unfeatured hubs like-
c) Poor formatting
d) Little additional helpful media
My simple solution for a hub that becomes unfeatured is simply to unpublish it, remove the url from Google search and cache, and then I "feature" it on my blog.
Every since I had one hub "unfeatured" that was getting 30 to 40 views a day, had a score of 81 and came in first and second on Google when keyword search was performed, I simply will not believe that I must tweak a hub to remain on HP and be featured. So.... I remove them.
I think that's a great idea. I don't have a blog, but you have inspired me to get one startede.
Well @Dale i appreciate your response but here we are discussing how to featured the hub which is in unfeatured zone. What type of activities we should do to make hub featured.
Your Hub is not Featured because the Quality assessors judged that it was not good enough.
So to get it Featured, you must improve its quality.
Quality means good quality English, among other things. If you can't improve the English, nothing else you do will help. I notice that in your profile, you say you wrote for the Wall Street Journal Online - I must say, having read the Hub you give as an example, I'm surprised. The English in that particular Hub is, I'm afraid, far below the standard I'd expect them to set.
As a linguist myself, I know how hard it is to write articles in a foreign language, so good for you for trying. But as others have said, this is an English language writing site and if you want to get Hubs featured, you need to have the fluency of a native English speaker, I'm afraid.
Most likely didn't pass the quality score due to unnatural use of English. I'd get an English native speaker to go over it, as they value that on the QAP.
Most likely didn't pass the quality score due to unnatural use of English. I'd get an English native speaker to go over it, as they value that on the QAP.
I copied your article into Word and it gave me the number of words used: 248. HubPages wants us to aim for 700-1250 words per article, three pictures, and a minimum of 2 capsules. On the top right corner of the hub tool page, where you write your hub, there is a box that says: "Need Some Goals?" HubPages states that your Hub is likely to get 300% more traffic if you hit those objectives. If you read more about it, HP says that articles that are vastly popular can be featured, even if they are under 500 words. Your article isn't even close. Try to triple its length, then we'll work on the grammar and other issues.
So, solutions came out that we have to mail regarding the same issues to the hub page community wait for personal reply.
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