Is there anything that could be improved with the hub?
http://hubpages.com/hub/Lizzie-Borden-B … sachusetts
Sure, there is always room for improvement. Here is what I found:
- punctuation, noted several minor errors
- punctuation, missing commas at the first break of sentences - like "On day/year, this happened..."
- repeat use of same words in same sentence or connected sentences
- the excerpt is rather long and may incur duplicate content penalty (not to speak of possible copyright issues).
Informative, otherwise, and something to think about.
Thanks for the advice I tried to give enough links to justify an excerpt. If she has a problem with it I will happily delete it for another article. There is no shortage of paranormal investigators into this home. I am sure one of them would be happy to give up an excerpt for two back links. If not I will just write my own stuff and delete the links.
Once again thank you for the advice.
Arthur, the duplicate penalty on HubPages has nothing to do with whether the original author objects. It's simply an automated feature of HubPages to warn you that you're disadvantaging yourself.
The idea is that when Google is faced with two identical pieces of content, it will choose one with more "authority" and ignore the other one. So if your Hub has too much duplicate content, Google will downgrade it and you won't get many readers.
Now, I have to ask what your objective is at HubPages. You've written a good Hub giving people links to a lot of useful sites on the topic. Most of your readers are going to leave your Hub by one of those links - and may not come back to click on your ads.
If you want to make money with your Hubs, you need to create a desire in your readers to click on ads, not to click on links!
Google likes to see outgoing links on a page, but experienced Hubbers like Darkside and Sunforged put them at the bottom of their Hub, under the comments, like reference footnotes. I follow their advice.
I do the same with my external links. And I also add a subject relevant news feed for constant freshness, a text box with the pages keywords, (google likes content that also ends with keywords), and a picture with a keyword rich title and caption.
These are all just for google seo and they are below the comment capsule so the reader isn't distracted by them.
I understand, I have written my own content instead of quoting another.
I took your suggestion and put the link to more of the story below the comments.
I left the links to the B&B in place simply because I believe it provides value to the reader.
I thank you so much for the advice.
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