Probably in that message you quoted above. See if they've included a suggestion for you to post in the forum. If you look at the threads here, you'll see some that say, "I'd like feedback on my hub...." they are automatically generated by clicking a link. I can't be 100% sure - I've never had one.
You can't plug into AdSense until you've got at least five featured hubs published. "You people" is us, fellow Hubbers, not employees, who volunteer to assist newcomers. None of us get paid for this nor do we have any influence over HubPages decisions, except to flag obviously unsuitable articles for removal, but the decision is up to admin.
Find the email that HubPages sent you to tell you your hub was substandard. In that email, there's a link to use to post in the forum for help. Click on that link and follow the prompts. It will post a new forum thread with a special link to your unpublished hub. Once you do that, we will be able to access your article to read it and give feedback. This is the only way we will be able to read an unpublished hub.
here the email I got- As you are part of the HubPages community, we want you to succeed, so we want to let you know that your Hub is unpublished because it contains unrelated links or products. If this is the first time you've gotten an email like this, don't worry! You'll have an opportunity to fix it.
Not sure what counts as unrelated? It could be:
- An Amazon product that is not related to your Hub's subject, or is not explicitly referred to in the text of your Hub. If you are using keywords for your Amazon capsules, make sure that the resulting products are what you mention in the text of your Hub. - Links to other Hubs (your own included) that are not related to the subject addressed in your Hub. - Links to sites (personal blog, social networks, affiliate partners, etc) outside of HubPages that are not related to the subject of your Hub.
I'm sorry, David, but you'll need to explain more than that.
Can I ask, are you a writer? Forgive me saying so, but I'm not getting a sense that you are good at expressing yourself in words.
HubPages is a place where people write long, informative articles on subjects, based on their knowledge or research. To be successful on HubPages, you don't need to be a professional writer but you do need to be able to express your ideas clearly, so you do need good writing skills.
You cannot use other people's work except for reference. You cannot rewrite it, or copy and paste it.
A hub should inform or entertain. The writing should be of a good standard: original work, expressed well and punctuated correctly. A good hub is at least 800 words long, and preferably longer. The title should reflect the content accurately.
There should be no self-promotion, and it shouldn't link to dubious websites or contain too many Amazon capsules.
If you read those links I gave you properly, all your questions are answered there and you'll learn a lot in the process. We can only help you up to a point - a good writer will spend time on research.
okay it seems we're having a break down in communication let me put it this way here's a paragraph I wrote is it okay- I heard this one a few years ago and don't entirely agree with the reasoning behind it however here it is-a man is driving a cross a bridge the total weight of the truck he's driving is 13,000 pounds and the can only hold 13,000 pounds so he's at the limit if a bird lands on his truck a half mile in the trip will the bridge break -answer no it won't -reasoning well the reasoning I thought about is that is that the bird is in the air so he doesn't affect the truck -however the reasoning behind it is that if the the man already drove half a mile he used enough gas for the bird to fit
We offer similar advice because we are all accomplished writers; if you don't want to listen to it then don't ask for it. Bev and Marisa have given you some excellent pointers. Grammar, spelling, and punctuation mistakes are not "little things" in our craft; they go to the core of your credibility as a writer. Sorry, but from the way you conduct yourself in this thread suggests to me you are not right for HubPages.
We function as one unit because we are telling you the truth, which is the same for everyone.
I suspect Hubpages is not the forum for you because it requires technically correct language and the ability to decipher and follow the somewhat complex rules. We are happy to help you understand those rules but this process does not seem to be working for you.
listen to me very carefully I heard the riddle in real life so it's not plagiarized -it's just an accident it's on that other page and I did try to put my own spin on it by disagreeing with the reasoning
Study how this article is set up. It has excellent punctuation and grammar, there are no run-on sentences, it is broken up into small paragraphs of one, two or three sentences, and subheads are used generously. It lays out each word problem separately and clearly. Also, note that the word problems all have a common theme -- fish or fishing. Illustrations add so much to an article as well, but keep in mind that they must be your own illustrations or photos, or you must have a legal right to use them, and then cite the source.
At HubPages, it is up to the author not just to write out what they want to say, but to do so in a way that is attractive and easy to read. HP authors don't just type in their words -- they also arrange the page layout. Walls of text with no subheads, paragraphs or punctuation give the reader reason to close the page -- in fact, you are just about guaranteed that no one wants to read a wall of text that has no paragraphs or punctuation.
And of course, the words must be your own. No copy-pasting.
edit: also note that the article has a short introduction. It doesn't simply launch into the first word problem.
well I did have the problem that my last writing group didn't act as one -the first person would have one idea and then the second person another concept and so on-so maybe I just need to get used to following rules-anyway i''ve started a hub about prime numbers is that original enough
By asking you where you got the information, I mean where's the source, not that you copied it. If it just came out of your head, it cannot be duplicate material unless it is very generic and well-known.
Okay, so have you published it before?
Copy and paste a section here - a paragraph will do.
I really must applaud the efforts of my fellow Hubbers, bending over backwards, investing their time to try and help someone who is clearly intent on cutting corners. Sorry if I'm being harsh, but after getting my content copied so many times, I've adopted a zero tolerance policy when it involves plagiarism.
Only a small minority have any measurable degree of success writing on Hubpages, let alone the entire internet. Welcome to the majority, David. You do not strike as a person who is ready to invest the substantial amount of time it takes to churn out original work.
But, I could be wrong, thus, I dare you to prove me wrong!
Yeah, I'm done here. Everyone (including me) is bending over backwards trying to politely help this guy, and he is not hearing a word we're saying. I don't know if he is trolling for laughs, or not willing to put in the work, or simply unable to comprehend the situation, but here we are on page 4 of this thread and zero progress has been made on his part.
One last try (futile, I'm sure):
David, you can't copy-paste here. You also cannot publish your original material here unless it has never been published online before, or unless you first remove it from all other online spaces. Shoot for a magazine article when writing here; produce articles which are in-depth, entertaining and/or informative. Read all material in the Learning Center before proceeding with more forum questions or more attempts at writing here.
One last time - we can't see it, so we can't tell you.
If you're too lazy to spend some time learning how to use HubPages, you will never be successful here, so I suggest giving up now. You've been offered plenty of advice and there is a whole Learning Center on this site to help you. I have several Hubs about Hubbing on my profile which you could read, for a start.
Being a writer on HubPages requires more than just being able to write. You have to be prepared to learn how the site works. If you're not prepared to do that, then stop wasting your time asking questions.
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