I have written only ten hubs and am admittedly still feeling my way around and I have a question. I hope it's not a very dumb one.
Here we go:
First, my hubscore is not terribly high.
I have visited a few hubs and I think I understand what I can and cannot post. And my content is all original.
And I think I'm not a great writer, but not terrible, either.
I am pretty sure that part of the problem is my outbound links. I create interactive resources like hangman games and arcade games for German-learners at a few sites (studystack.com, quizlet.com and a couple more) and I link to the resources in my hubs. This just makes sense to me. People who are learning a language need practice and feedback.
I asked in another post and was told this might, indeed, be a problem. Only two outgoing links to the same domain per hub, I think I saw somewhere. Well, fair is fair. If that's the policy, that's the policy, right?
I know that being active in the forums and leaving useful comments matter. No problem, I would be doing that anyway.
I know, too, that more traffic would help. I am working on that, of course.
But maybe there is something else I am not doing well. Something I am simply missing or doing just plain wrong.
I know that's quite possible. Maybe even likely. I am a newbie, after all.
So... If anyone has a spare minute or two and sees anything obviously wrong with my hubs, I would appreciate a little constructive criticism.
If not, I understand. Everyone is very busy these days.
have fun, go with your gut and you will be the one. Nothing else matters
nice to meet you btw
Sounds like you have a legitimate reason for more than 2 outbound links. If the links are not promotional, you can use more than 2. HP can usually tell the difference. If they make a mistake and flag it, just let them know.
your hubs look well written and informative. as far as the outgoing links to your site, I think I read somewhere that you may not want to use them in all of your hubs going to the same site. I may be wrong, but I remember seeing it in the forum a while ago.
do you know about Hubpagesacademy.com? it has a lot of very helpful info about writing to bring in more traffic, etc.
Thank you for responding to me, rebekahELLE.
And I appreciate your kind words.
I have not spent much time at Hubpagesacademy.com yet, I admit, but it's on my list for sure.
Guess I should head over there now!
Art, I checked out your profile page and saw that you have been a hubber for 15 months; however, you have posted only 10 hubs. That's not very many for such a long period of time.
I am not comparing you with me, but I just joined 14 days ago, and I have posted 32 hubs already. So my first suggestion for you is to post more often. I set a goal of writing a minimum of 2 per day. Usually I surpass that number.
Thank you for your reply.
You are right, of course.
I joined well over a year ago, but I only started posting on Jan. 17, 2011. (This post - http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Present-Tense-of-Lesen )
Maybe that is hurting me, though. I was not active for so long. Hmmm...
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