So uh, I wrote a Hub which I put a decent amount of effort in, and in the end it had the lowest score of all my Hubs. It is not even featured. And I would say I put more work in that Hub than in others, which have higher scores. The rating right now is 66, and here is a link to the hub : http://baimezan.hubpages.com/hub/4-Grea … 10-Or-Less
Am I doing something wrong? All my other hubs are featured. It is a stellar hub too.
How many days has it been up? How many comments and how much traffic does it have compared to your other Hubs? Whichever Hub you have lowest on your listing has the lowest score. As it gains more comments, traffic, etc., it will change position on your list and so will its rating.
I published it in the afternoon, and at the moment of me typing this it's the evening for me. It has racked up 10 views in one day, which is pretty good to me. Although other hubs, in which I put less effort, I got higher scores and they are featured. That is my thing really.
Hi Baimezan, I noticed a couple things in your hub that I think maybe leading to low scores. I went through my hubs which had low scores, and noticed that my punctuation was off. I noticed in your hub there are commas that are out of place, and some commas were missing. Any time you use a conjunction like "and" it should follow a comma. not sure how much this will raise your hub score, but grammar and punctuation seem to figure in on the scores. Try placing commas in front of all of your conjunctions and see if this helps improve your score.
I'm also seeing superfluous phrases, like "Now," and "Let's talk about **** now."
I am surprised this hub didn't pass the QAP. I did find a few language problems, but they did not seem to be that bad. I'm always finding typos in my hubs, and my punctuation leaves much to be desired, I am sure, but I've never had problems getting them featured.
In the very first paragraph " which you can play in both Co-op and Single Player". I'm not sure why you capitalised "co-op" or single player. Also I would say "single player mode". And put a comma before the "which". It's possible that errors right at the beginning of the hub hurt you more.
Also I would try to go for more subheadings. Your hub definitely has some structure, but I would try to add more. You do have some long blocks of text which internet readers don't like that much. Can you find youtube video of the games you're writing about. It's a much quicker way of showing your readers what the gameplay is like.
I can't imagine your hub missed the featuring threshold by much. It might be that you got unlucky and one "assessor" gave you an unfairly low score, that pulled down the average. I would try to correct the language a bit, and add some more media and try publishing again.
Hey, thanks for the response. I am not sure how I can get more subheadings, since if every subheading is a game, I don't really think I can make it so that it's split more. I am gladly open for suggestions though.
Also, I was not 100% sure I could use a video from youtube freely. Like, can I use videos with millions or views, or should I stick to smaller videos? Can I get sued if I use a video with a lot of views?
You can use any video from youtube. This is because you are "embedding" a video, rather than copying it, as you would do with a picture. I think if somebody views the video on your hub it will still count the same as if somebody watched it on youtube as far as the video publisher is concerned. Also if the video has ads, if somebody clicks on the ad, that will be a click for the youtube publisher rather than you.
I've had a few videos from the BBC which I couldn't embed. So I think if a youtube publisher doesn't want their videos to be embedded in other pages, they can say so. If they haven't done it, it means they are ok with this. So you can use youtube videos freely, just find ones that fit the best.
The subheadings are a little bit difficult with your writing. I guess you could give the videos subheadings (e.g. Monaco GamePlay) etc. etc.
Incidentally in the first subheading I think it should be "Monaco, What's Yours is Mine").
It's probably borderline. I would suggest putting in an introductory paragraph about what kind of games for what kind of systems you will be discussing, and maybe some subheadings--then try again.
I would make two changes with the title. I would spell out the number four and use US dollars.
I also would use an introductory paragraph with two or three sentences.
As far as punctuation which was previously pointed out, not all conjunctions need a comma before the word. US English uses commas before 'and' if it joins two independent clauses.
Just to clarify on commas - the serial comma is not standardly used for the last item in a sequence (this is as per the AP Style Guide, which would be our standard for Internet publishing, I'd think).
Example: I went to the store and bought apples, oranges, milk, bread and coffee.
There's no comma before the 'and' at the end of the sequence.
Thanks to both of you,
As in response to rebekahELLE- I spelled out the namber, but there is a slight issue with usign US dollars. Technically I am browsing the games from a ''video game buying platform'', which has set the currency I see in euros. Yet I can't change, since some developers want to have higher prices in Europe, and lower prices in North America for example. So I am a bit forced to type it out in euros.
Marcy Goodfleisch, thank you for telling me about how to use commas properly.
Thanks to everyone who typed and helped me. I unpublised the hub and I will do my best to make it better, and hopefully it will get featured.
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