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Did my first hub - looking for feedback

  1. cyndeehaydon profile image61
    cyndeehaydonposted 8 years ago

    Was hoping to get some feedback on my first hub. The thing that confused me is that when I added photos it seemed to take away points - does that sound right. I do blogging and always feel photos help the reader experience.

    Still just learning as a hubpages newbie and looking for all tips and constructive advice. Thanks, Cyndee

    Here's the hubpage if that helps:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/2001-Reasons-Wh … aradise---

    1. LiamBean profile image88
      LiamBeanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      It's very well written. Professional comes to mind.

      Using numerous text capsules will help you edit or update the hub if you chose to do that. It's also easier to check spelling and formatting if you break the hub into text capsules instead of just one big one.  This is just a technicality though. My first four or five hubs were one continuous text capsule with no breaks.

      The only other suggestion would be to add more tags I suggest joining some like "Florida" & "birding" into "Florida Birding", "birdwatching in Florida", "Things to do in Florida" and so on. This might raise your Google presence.

      Id also insert some eBay and or Amazon capsules that might include hotels in Florida, etc. And this is the advantage of using text capsules. You can position sales capsules next to text capsules if there are more text capsules to manipulate.

    2. College politico profile image59
      College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Looks pretty good. Not bad for a first try. I would recommend writing a little bit more and adding some more pictures and maybe a video.

      For some more detailed tips on hubbing you can check out my newest hub: How to achieve success on hubpages

      1. College politico profile image59
        College politicoposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Oh theres also a forum thread that has all the best hubs dealing with advice on how to be successful on hubpages: http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/2578

    3. makemoneyonline profile image60
      makemoneyonlineposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Don't worry about your points they will come back after a while : yes it's better to put pictures smile

  2. mohinish profile image59
    mohinishposted 8 years ago

    hi your hub is looking all right, the way i've seen usual hubs.

  3. shailini profile image58
    shailiniposted 8 years ago

    lol..I was actually looking for 2001 reasons..list..good start - I would add more bird pictures to the hub to appeal visually.

  4. bobw profile image53
    bobwposted 8 years ago

    Looks good for a start. Read this hub:
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-I-got-my-hu … first-page

  5. Peter M. Lopez profile image92
    Peter M. Lopezposted 8 years ago

    It's a good first hub.  I would suggest using multiple text capsules and subtitles with the photos spread throughout the hub.

  6. cyndeehaydon profile image61
    cyndeehaydonposted 8 years ago

    Mohinish - thanks for taking a looks for me!

  7. gamergirl profile image59
    gamergirlposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to Hubpages.

    My suggestion to newcomers is to click the 'Hubs' option, then click on Best.

    This will give you an incredible view into the most successful hubs on Hubpages.com.

    Also, as a point of note, you can do a search on 'how to hub' in the search bar right below the 'My account/my profile' buttons and read every hub result that comes up.  Some ideas work, others do not.  Be a critical thinker when you read hubs anyone sends you as reference, and find topics that you know a lot about and love.  In my opinion some of the best hubs written so far have been written by people who have expert knowledge as well as interest in their chosen topics.

    Good luck!!

  8. Rudra profile image59
    Rudraposted 8 years ago

    Nice looking hub with appropriate legands. Maybe a video will fit in nicely.

  9. cyndeehaydon profile image61
    cyndeehaydonposted 8 years ago

    Wow guys and gals :-) thanks you for all the great suggestions and encouragement,

    I wondered if I could do the text in sections - I'll play with it some more

    Love photos - I take a lot of them especially upclose - we have so many here especially around our beaches. Now video with birdwatching is a little harder - but I'm up for the challenge.

    Can anything more be added once it's been published?

    I can't thank you enough for taking the time to help me make my hub pages better.

    I am not one who does adsense - however the thought of linking sparingly to my hyper-local blog is appealing. Maybe I should investigate the ads revenue more...

    Thank you so much fellow hubbers - am really enjoying all your hubs too!!! smile

  10. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    You can edit your Hub at any time - if you go to look at it while you are logged in, there is an "EDIT" button at the top.

    You can also pull in an RSS feed from your blog in an RSS capsule, if you are blogging somewhere that supports RSS feeds (most do).

    You will get penalised on points if you link more than twice to the same URL on a Hub, so you have to be very sparing (but RSS feeds don't count as links, I am assured!)


  11. cyndeehaydon profile image61
    cyndeehaydonposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Jenny - I look forward to playing with it!