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I'd like Feedback for my Hub: Healthier Alternatives to Diet Drinks

  1. classicalgeek profile image88
    classicalgeekposted 19 months ago

    I have probably 99 featured hubs, but for some reason this one is not passing QAP (it had before, became unfeatured for traffic, I tweaked it to make it featured again, and it won't pass now).
    There are almost 2500 words and six Amazon capsules all directly related to the discussion, a link to the Center for Science in the Public Interest, a non-profit organization, to clarify some of the issues with diet drinks, then a discussion on the alternatives, including products available online but which almost no-one in the USA knows about, and some things that people just don't think about, based on my interactions with people when I discuss the issue with them and they say, "You should write about that!"

    I think I have submitted it at least ten times after making substantial changes each time, but I don't know why it's not passing. The last time I had a problem like this, I moved the Amazon description from the module itself to a paragraph beside the module, but I really want to keep these comments separate from the accompanying text.

    Any ideas will help, thank you!

    1. bravewarrior profile image94
      bravewarriorposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Since the hub isn't featured, we don't have access to the link. I would venture to say you have too many Amazon capsules. HP frowns on that. When you go into edit mode, what are the suggestions posted in the top right corner? Adhering to those should fix your problem.

      1. classicalgeek profile image88
        classicalgeekposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        No suggestions. 2500+ words and eight product listings.

    2. calculus-geometry profile image86
      calculus-geometryposted 19 months ago in reply to this

      Here's the link http://classicalgeek.hubpages.com/hub/a … iet-drinks

      I think some of the product links are your problem.  HP's definition of related and relevant is stricter than it used to be, very strict.  The Amazon listing for bottles, for example, is not directly related to finding alternatives to diet sodas.  It's tangentially related to the listing for the soda stream machine, which is a relevant product. 

      Try eliminating all the products and then adding them back in one by one.  if it fails QAP with the addition of one of the products, then you'll know it's a problematic one.

      1. classicalgeek profile image88
        classicalgeekposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for the reply. Part of the problem with getting rid of that particular capsule is knowing how to use the machine for making the drinks, which includes not using the provided bottles as the manufacturer suggests. I do discuss using the bottles instead of the provided ones at considerable length right beside the product capsule, and I have done similar things in other hubs which passed QAP recently with no problem. I'll take another look-see with that in mind though!

        I will say that this is the only hub I've ever had a problem with the QAP and I'm not complaining, but with the lack of feedback I can't know whether it's a problem with the product or with the one-paragraph quotation from the Center for Science in the Public Interest, or something else entirely.

      2. classicalgeek profile image88
        classicalgeekposted 18 months ago in reply to this

        I went back and added several hundred words about the importance of using glass containers instead of plastics, in particular with the SS machine. I set it up twice earlier in the article and then went into detail next to the product, so maybe that will help the moderator see the relevance of that particular product. Thanks again and thank you for your positive comment on the hub, too!

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 18 months ago

    Are the products you list "absolutely necessary" or just a related thought?  Because if they aren't necessary, they seem to now be viewed as irrelevant tack-ons.

    For example, as soon as I read your title, I thought, but really if you are dieting, you're not supposed to drink anything with calories or chemicals, and that's pretty much the products you are pushing.

    No one needs a Soda Stream to make a diet drink, or even a soda.  It's just a sales push for not necessary reason. 

    I think that's how products are being viewed on Hubs now.

    1. classicalgeek profile image88
      classicalgeekposted 18 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks, relache, for your reply.

      Everything has chemicals, even water smile

      I think a careful read of my article will show why I think the SS is relevant, as I discuss it at great length, and why a person might want it if they are looking for healthier alternatives. Of course it is just my opinion but doubtless there are others who share it.

      Does anyone know how to ask for a moderator's review? I'm not questioning not passing QAP, I just want to know exactly what the problem is--is it because I'm linking to a website that is all in French and the moderator doesn't read French and so doesn't understand what it is, or is it really some Amazon capsule, or perhaps they don't like one of the photos?