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I'd like feedback on my Hub: Festivals in March in India, 2017

  1. NatashaSen profile image53
    NatashaSenposted 4 weeks ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Festivals in March in India, 2017 (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image84
      SakinaNasir53posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hi NatashaSen! smile Welcome to HubPages.

      I would like to suggest these points:

      1. Attribute your images by specifying the source name or URL. Make sure they are in the public domain  (copyright free). Pixabay, Pexels.com and Morguefile.com are great to use. Flickr is good too. But you need to search for the images under Creative Commons.

      2. It is always best to write about topics that you are genuinely passionate about and what people might be searching for.

      3. Add a video if possible.

      4. Your article is short. Try adding more information.

      5. "So, Plan a trip to Incredible India by Travelsite India this march and becomes the part of these festivals. Start customizing your tour today.." This looks like promotion.

      What reasons did the HubPages team give you for unfeaturing your hub?

      I hope this helps. Good luck!

    2. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Hi there,

      Welcome.

      Here are the problems I see with your hub.

      1. You need a proper introduction. You can't start an article with 'So'. A well-formatted paragraph explaining that India has many festivals and how you are going to present them to your reader. Your grammar could do with improvement - you could try using the free online Grammarly app.

      2. Your photos **must** be legal to use. You can't take them from Google. Either your own, Creative Commons licensed or Public Domain. Each one should have a source back to the original so that the license is clear. Anything that is copyright belongs to someone else and you cannot use it.  It is important you understand this - you could get sued for copyright theft. https://hubpageshelp.com/media/Learning … -image-use

      3. Your description of each festival is too short. You need to tell you reader what's special about each one, its origins, who attends. What kind of things are included, etcetera.

      4. Remove the reference to 'Travelsite India'. If you are here at HubPages to promote a business, then you have been misinformed as to the purpose of the site. HP is looking for magazine-style articles, not for those that are promotional.

      Sorry to disagree with Sakina smile, but you don't need a video. Although, given the topic, it might be a good idea to include at least one which is connected to one of the festivals you mention.

      Hope that helps.

      1. SakinaNasir53 profile image84
        SakinaNasir53posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Hi Bev! smile Aah! It's nothing. I don't mind. big_smile

      2. NatashaSen profile image53
        NatashaSenposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thank You Bev,
        I keep these things in mind for my other Magazine styled articles.
        Thank you and Sakina for helping me.

  2. NatashaSen profile image53
    NatashaSenposted 4 weeks ago

    Thank You SakinaNasir53.

    I would like to inform you that I don't have a video so I can't upload any. All the images are from Google, So should I write the source as google images for this.

    and ok the last paragraph is promotional so I'll remove it. Can I add a hyperlink in the hubpages?

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image84
      SakinaNasir53posted 4 weeks ago in reply to this

      You're welcome Natasha. smile
      You can upload a video from YouTube. Search for the video you would like to include, copy its URL and paste it in the video capsule.

      You can't include any Google images unless they are free. Then, these can cause copyright issues. That's why you need to search for images which are appropriate for Commerical use. Like I mentioned, Pixabay, Pexels.com and Morguefile.com are great to use. Flickr can also provide a lot of images, check them under Creative Commons license.

      You can add a link to your article, but make sure that it isn't promotional or directing to a website which isn't related to your content. Only add those links that are absolutely essential. HubPages doesn't want readers to be directed to another website. Make sure your hub provides all the necessary information.

      I hope this helps.

  3. NatashaSen profile image53
    NatashaSenposted 3 weeks ago

    Thank you Sakina Nasir 53, for the help.
    I'll surely keep these things in my mind while creating a blog.

    1. SakinaNasir53 profile image84
      SakinaNasir53posted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

      Natasha, we don't create blogs here. It's more like magazine styled articles. smile

      1. NatashaSen profile image53
        NatashaSenposted 3 weeks ago in reply to this

        Thank You Sakina Nasir,
        I'll create a magazine styled articles

 
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