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I'd like feedback on my Hub: Penticton Real Estate

  1. pentictonrealtor profile image61
    pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Penticton Real Estate (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. calculus-geometry profile image84
      calculus-geometryposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      If there is a spectrum with advertisement at one end and purely informational at the other end, your article is closer to advertisement.  To get an article to pass on HP you have to be at the other end.  Try to rewrite the article as if you just wanted to let people know how great you think your town is. Lose the links, they will be considered spam by HP.

      This is the best resource: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/contents

      (In a few seconds my shadow will join this thread and write 78,372,843 paragraphs saying the same thing.)

    2. galleryofgrace profile image80
      galleryofgraceposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      Hub pages is not for free advertising!

      1. pentictonrealtor profile image61
        pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        In all honesty this hub is promoting a city. I don't consider that advertising - Yeah you could, but the same could be said for nearly any topic. There is a lot of information on this hub. I looked at other hubs that contained information about cities and found that they contained far less than what I have on my hub. Anyways I will be adding more information about the city and see if that makes any difference.

  2. pentictonrealtor profile image61
    pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago

    Thanks for the feedback. I'll revisit the hub and try add some more information.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 11 months ago in reply to this

      I don't believe that you are allowed to have so many external links.  I counted at least, fifteen and one of them links to your own business which I think would  be considered spam.

      1. pentictonrealtor profile image61
        pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago in reply to this

        A single link to my own site is considered spam? Wow - If that is the case why would anyone create hubs? I can't imagine that you can make enough money off of a portion of the advertising revenues that would be generated. Lets be completely honest ; If someone is creating content on an external site it is usually for SEO purposes.

        1. calculus-geometry profile image84
          calculus-geometryposted 11 months ago in reply to this

          HP has been making the rules more restrictive over the years so that you really can't use the site to promote businesses (or other web properties) in an obvious way.  But there are people who do it subtly under the radar.  I won't out them or their methods, that would be really dickish.

          To be honest, this site is no longer a good place to promote other businesses anyway.  The owners are slowly taking all the good content off the site to build niche sites with it, and soon what is left on this site will be poorly written articles and OK-ish articles on unpopular and obscure topics.  You'd be better off putting your Penticton articles on your own site.

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image82
            Jesse Drzalposted 11 months ago in reply to this

            Is everyone that is any good, in your opinion, really taking all their material off the site? Can you back this statement up with any sort of reasonable facts?

            1. pentictonrealtor profile image61
              pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago in reply to this

              I just realized this when a friend of mine went to check out his old Hub pages account. Without notice all of his content that was previously approved had been removed from public viewing. Not being the kind of guy to let perfectly good content go to waste to moved it elsewhere. I  think Hubpages requiring exceptional content is great. The last thing we need is more junk on the internet.

            2. calculus-geometry profile image84
              calculus-geometryposted 11 months ago in reply to this

              The owners of HP.

        2. Stacie L profile image87
          Stacie Lposted 11 months ago in reply to this

          I already have links to your business on your profile page.

  3. pentictonrealtor profile image61
    pentictonrealtorposted 11 months ago

    Well I got rid of a lot of the links. Changed some of the content and added a little bit more text so we will see how it goes.

    Thanks to all of you for your comments - Good or bad, it is always appreciated.

 
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