The hub has over 550 words and two pictures. It is a recipe for posole soup--Mexican hominy soup. I am wondering if it is unfeatured because the word "posole" is used many times and, since the word may be unfamiliar, it is being treated as if it were a case of repeated spelling errors.
To be honest, I have read far worse hubs that are featured. Because humans are involved in the rating process there will inevitably be some errors. If you resubmitted it without changing a word and got a different reader there's a good chance it would pass. (I know this to be true from first-hand experience, but will not say more since I am not here to argue with people who think HP is infallible. Let's just say, it can be done.)
Anyway, I do have a few suggestions as far as formatting goes. Since your preamble to the recipe talks about different things, you could break that long section into smaller sections with subheadings. It makes it easier to read on an electronic device. Also, HP likes full-width photos, and so do readers. Other than that I don't really see why this hub is unfeatured. Best of luck with it!
Try putting a big photo at the top.
Do you have permission to use those images?
Maybe add a video, poll, something to make the page look more interesting.
Break up the text and add some after the recipe.
If you think it's the word "posole" try working around it and find another word.
What does that word mean in english? Maybe you could explain what it is and use it after the introduction.
Hope this is helpful, have a nice day.
I'm not really sure if this has anything to do with the Hub not being featured, but the Wikipedia quote makes up a good part of the Hub; a little more than 20% of it. If I were writing it, I'd use my own description of Hominy and not the Wikipedia quote.
Put your pictures full width across the hub. Get one more picture (minimum 3 is good). Look for a Youtube video for making this. Add all the recipe hub capsules.
You usually have to have 700-800 words before it's featured. Try increasing your word count and adding more information (perhaps about where to buy high quality ingredients or the origins of the recipe if you haven't included that yet).
I originally tried to publish it without the wikipedia quote, and it was unfeatured. So I added the wikipedia quote to add a little more depth. Anyway, now the hub is featured. Go figure!
Calculus-geometry, thanks for the tip on subheadings. I was also unaware of the preference for full-width photos--I usually feel they detract from the hub, myself.
ppopyr, I did not realize (or maybe remember) that hubpages likes to see 700-800 words. Most of my hubs are quite lengthy, except for the recipes, so I usually don't stress about length. Recipes, by the way, do not usually get a lot of hits. The only recipe I have up that gets any attention is the "How to Make Indian Tacos, Fry Bread, and Wojapi." But I've noticed a lot of interest in posole on my Facebook feed lately, and thought a hub on it was worth a try. It's one of our old family favorites soups, and looks like it's becoming better known.
Have plenty of featured hubs with as little as 300 words. Adding more content might help add value to a hub and have it pass QAP. But length alone is not a requirement.
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