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Not featured due to quality. Trying to understand why?

  1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
    goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago

    My first submission rated 66 but not featured due to quality. I am trying to understand what went wrong.

    The content is original.
    It is a 1400 word article with pics & table
    It was copy edited before, so the flow and the grammar and the spelling should be ok.

    Can it be because i included my web site address at the end of the article? Anyone who can help me understand?

    1. promisem profile image95
      promisemposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      I suggest doing a Google or Bing search on "keyword tool" to find a site that will give you keyword ideas related to your hub.

      Use the keyword phrase that best describes your article in the title, summary, first paragraph and once or twice more later in the article.

      Use at least three or four images. Wikimedia.org has quite a few photos that can be republished as long as you use the license information with the photo.

      Short sentences and short paragraphs receive higher rankings with "ease of reading" scores used by search engines.

      Try to write in the third person as much as possible and minimize "I" and "you".

      1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
        goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you for your suggestions! Will surely look into those.

        1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
          goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Got featured! Thanks for all your suggestions!

    2. galleryofgrace profile image81
      galleryofgraceposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Self promotion is against the rules. Best remove your website link before it gets unfeatured again.

      1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
        goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks for the heads up galleryofgrace! I am a newbie and don't know many of the rules.

        By the way, it wasn't intended for self promotion. I mentioned it for others to find and comment, as the article was not published at the time being and there was no other way to find it. At least that was the case I read in other posts.

        But since it got featured I may remove it anyway.

        1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
          goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Can you help me how I can remove it?

          I only have the options reply / report / permalink & no delete

  2. goodhabits4kids profile image82
    goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago

    Well - the link is: http://hubpages.com/family/Lets-talk-ab … nd-talents

    Thank you so much for all your help

    1. theraggededge profile image93
      theraggededgeposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Hi there, welcome.

      It's a nicely written hub.

      Suggestions:

      More images. They must be copyright-free. i.e. Creative Commons license or your own. Make sure to add the source or the hub won't pass QAP. The image that you are using us appropriate but of poor quality. You want something that is worth pinning on Pinterest. Preferably several.

      Change the title to something people are actually searching for. No-one is looking for 'Let's talk about superpowers' are they? All the searches on 'superpowers' are to do with comic books and movies. You can use Google Adsense Keyword tool for researching keywords.

      For example, the phrase 'gifted and talented' generates 9,900 average monthly searches, so if you could incorporate that into the title, making sure it is succinct and descriptive of the article, it might garner some search engine traffic (which is what you want).

      Rewrite the beginning. The article is about gifted children and their potential. It's not really about superpowers, so the intro is irrelevant to the actual content. You could mention superpowers in passing, I suppose, but it's a different topic all together.

      Hope that helps a little.

      1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
        goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Thank you theraggededge. Much appreciated!

        1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
          goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          I got featured! Thanks for your suggestions!

  3. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 4 months ago

    I suggest changing the title to a directly accurate one.  Hubpages wants the title to indicate what the material is and use the right keywords.  e.g. "Identifying and Encouraging Gifted Children"

    1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
      goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks psycheskinner!

      1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
        goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks! Changed the headline and a few other things. Guess what, got featured today. Thanks for your suggestions!

  4. mchllhwgt profile image78
    mchllhwgtposted 4 months ago

    I really enjoyed your hub. Sorry I can't be of more help as just new myself but I just wanted to say I thought what you wrote and how you wrote was great.

    1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
      goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

      Thank you for your message!

      Made a few changes as suggested: changed headline, added more pictures and video, removed links to my website

      Let's see what hubpages would think

      1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
        goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

        Guess what - got featured today! Thanks for your encouragement!

        1. theraggededge profile image93
          theraggededgeposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Excellent. Now on to the next one smile

          1. goodhabits4kids profile image82
            goodhabits4kidsposted 4 months ago in reply to this

            Thanks for your support!

        2. mchllhwgt profile image78
          mchllhwgtposted 4 months ago in reply to this

          Yey! Congratulations. Well done.

 
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