I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub In My Special Dreams. What can I do to improve? Thanks!
Personally I have lots of things I am doing and lots of places I post plus blogs to look out for. Now I am told that my poem cannot be featured due to spammy elements. Please tell me what they are and where they are because I cannot figure it out. I am so tired of having to constantly put everything aside to correct something on this site because when I post I do try so hard. So I have another question as well - perhaps it is time for me to move on from this site as I seem to be only causing them worry with my posts????
Gypsy Rose Lee-
Your poem was moving and to the point. It brought tears to my eyes. I liked it very much and wish I could write quality poetry as you have.
Rasma, I've noticed lately that many of your hubs are no longer published when I click on the link. It's very disappointing because I love your poetry and the series you write on various art forms. I have no idea why HP is doing this to you. I've been looking for your Simon and Garfunkel post and can't find it anywhere. I really wanted to read that one as they are one of my favorite duos.
I don't see anything wrong with your poem "My Special Dreams". In fact I commented on it when you first posted.
"Spammy elements" always refers to places or products you have linked to in the Hub.
Since I can see only one link in the whole Hub - the Amazon ad - it must be that.
It's the Amazon product. It doesn't relate specifically to that poem and you don't have anything written about the product.
There is nothing wrong with that hub, it shoud be featured. I feel the Amazon ad is fine as it is about dream, so is your poem.
HubPages requires a hundred words about the product. Adding a hundred word blurb explaining how the product relates to the poem might make it work.
This isn't the case Kylyssa. You can only have one product capsule per 100 words of the hub (which can include the product description). They do not require 100 word description with each product.
You are right, John. Thank goodness HP doesn't require 100 words for product description ...oh, the horror!
If one has a hub (such as a poem) less than 100 words, then no ads are permissible. Yes, 100 words are required in each hub for each ad.
Thank you all for your input. HP just passed the line with a poem I just deleted which I might say I had written quickly being inspired. They inform me that it has duplicate content. The only way it can have duplicate content is if the muses are quoting to me from other sites or the Wiki and I don't believe poetry is written that way. Anyway I am not making a cent here anyway and never have. I though perhaps that with my added articles on music and such I could start earning a bit. I just don't need this aggravation in my life. I write and create poetry because that is what I love to do. My blogs are doing well and I write for many different sites so I will still be in the action. I am going to reconsider my choice over the next two weeks but if things continue like this I am going to leave this site. Let them find another punching bag although I don't wish that on anyone I really don't but hey, who needs to be harassed every time they have put in the hard work to create an article. In the meantime I will change the item for Amazon perhaps sheets and bedding. If that doesn't do it then I will once again delete a post. I will let everyone know if and when I leave HP.
How on earth would bedding be relevant to a poem? Why bother putting an Amazon product on the hub anyway? You can earn money from views without Amazon ads and no one is likely to buy an unrelated Amazon product from your hub.
Like Kylyssa said, how is bedding relevant to a poem? HubPages are VERY strict about the kind of products you put in a Hub now.
When deciding what to display, you need to ask yourself, "what would this Hub make someone want to buy?". If you can think of an answer, great - that's the product to include. If you can't, then there is no point in attempting to put an Amazon product in the Hub.
Kylyssa and Marisa my poem is about dreaming. I had included a book on dreams and apparently they decided that wasn't relevant. I changed it to bedding because when we dream we are in bed and what is it that we sleep on? Of course I figured the dream book to be better but it was still picked on. It is of no matter I am going to stay on the site awhile longer. It would probably be much better when the admins contact me to just tell me straight out what they don't like about my post.
I agree with you, I would have thought the book about dreaming was the most relevant thing you could pick - however HubPages is becoming more and more strict about products being "related", and obviously didn't think it was relevant enough.
The best way to tell if a product is relevant is to ask yourself, "What does someone reading this Hub WANT to buy?". If you can't think of an answer to that question, then there simply isn't an Amazon product you can use.
In the case of this poem, they're there to enjoy a poem about dreaming. They're not there because they want to learn about dreaming, or to buy bedding. The only product which would really pass the test would be a book of poems about dreaming.
Marisa I added a book about explaining dreams. Anyway I add the Amazon due to the fact that I wish just once I could earn some. I have started adding other kinds of hubs too so we'll see what happens.
Yes, but it's not a book about dream poems, is it? That's how closely related products need to be nowadays.
I understand your reason for adding the capsule - but actually, it's not likely to make a sale unless the reader has arrived at the Hub in a mood to buy. If they're there to read poetry, they're probably not in a buying mood anyway.
Unfortunately poems make very little money on writing sites anyway, because most money-making traffic comes from the search engines, and not many people are actively searching for poems. It's a very frustrating situation for poets. You'll get far more readers on a dedicated poetry site but most of them don't pay any money at all!
You can improve the earnings potential of your poems by using strategies to improve their "searchability". One secret is simply to make those Hubs longer - perhaps you can write "anthology" type Hubs, where you group two or three poems together which reflect different aspects of the same subject.
Cardisa has had some success with her poetry Hubs, you'll find her tips here:
http://cardisa.hubpages.com/hub/SEO-Tip … nd-Fiction
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