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How many times can you publish a 'needs revision' hub?

  1. bushraismail profile image60
    bushraismailposted 5 years ago

    I have a hub that I have published 2 times after making the changes because I got a needs revision tag.

    There were 3 messages, pixelated pictures, keyword stuffed, wrong topic.
    If this hub is about different kinds of manicure, then in the tags, i have said, french manicure, modern manicure, devils manicure etc etc. 15 or more kinds.

    1. Is this keyword stuffing?
    2. I am afraid to publish it even after making the changes, thinking that it there is anther mistake then maybe hubpages will delete that hub as stated.
       how many times can I publish?

    Thank you so much.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Take a close look at the messages and make sure you understand them. 

      Tags are not keywords, but it is possible to "tag stuff".  If you've included all those different kinds of manicures as tags, do you describe each of them in your Hub?  You can't have a word as a tag if it doesn't appear in your Hub.  Also, make sure you're not including vague or general words as tags - the tag suggestion tool will suggest them, but it's just an automated filter based on words you've used often in your Hub, so you have to be picky.

      Keyword stuffing is when you've used some words too often, either deliberately or accidentally.  You can check your Hub for keyword density here:

      http://tools.seobook.com/general/keyword-density/

      If you have any word or phrase over 4%, that's too high and you need to revise.

      Wrong topic means you put your Hub in the wrong category - I assume you've fixed that.

      Did you identify all your pixelated pictures?

      1. snakeslane profile image82
        snakeslaneposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I found this reply really helpful Marisa, thank you.

      2. bushraismail profile image60
        bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you so much marisa,
        My hub has been unpublished by hp can i still enter the url at the site you have mentioned and can you also tell me briefly what I should do at the site and where to see the results.

        THANK YOU A LOT.
        p.s and yes i have explained all the types of manicure.

      3. mary615 profile image94
        mary615posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Didn't HP remove the tool for keyword suggestions?

        1. bushraismail profile image60
          bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes HP had. Now there are no suggested tags......I really dont understand what you want to know, Mary?

        2. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          You mean tag suggestion tool, not keyword suggestion tool - please be careful not to muddle those two terms, they are totally different.

          I didn't notice it was gone!

      4. bushraismail profile image60
        bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        And now after I changed all that I was doubtful of, the next error message is that the content is duplicate....I am shocked because to make this hub I sat in the library for hours and studies many books, So it cant be duplicate. Its my own work. I am sure I had not published elsewhere.... sad

        I was also thinking about deleting the hub which had been tags as needs revision so many times.....But it was working fine, the hub was perfect for 2 full years and now the trouble starts and I am worried to think that my hardwork is going to the bin.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Have you quoted large amounts from those books?  A long quote can trigger the duplicate filter. 

          As for the keyword density tool, you can't enter the URL of an unpublished Hub unfortunately.  You could try pasting the text of your Hub (including title and sub-titles) into a text analyser, but you have to have a shrewd idea what your main keywords are to use it:

          http://www.live-keyword-analysis.com/

          1. bushraismail profile image60
            bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            actually i didn't quote from those books, studied the books and made my own points and wrote what I thought was useful....
            After reading libby I feel hopeless.....Anyway thank you so much.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 5 years ago

    IMO, that is keyword stuffing.  Saying the same word more than three times in your tags is considered stuffing by some search engines, so you've really gone overboard.

    HubPages has said you need to fix ALL the problems with a Hub before you submit it for republication, and if you aren't sure you fixed everything or understand the problems, to contact the moderation team for help.

    1. bushraismail profile image60
      bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Thank you so very much. And how can I contact the team?
      And if my article is about acupuncture...is saying "what is acupuncture? cure for all diseases" a misleading topic? but what if its true?

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        My sister happens to be an acupuncturist who studied with many traditional Chinese teachers, and she'd be the first to say that she was taught that acupuncture is not the cure for all diseases and that to make such a statement is inaccurate and unethical as a healer.

        1. bushraismail profile image60
          bushraismailposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Oh no relache i said IF see post. The article in question is not on acupuncture.  So if I had said that (which is wrong) will I get a warning?

          1. relache profile image87
            relacheposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            If I saw a hub like that, I wouldn't hesitate to flag it for the mods to review as misleading (in fact, i have flagged such types of titles) and I would include a clarifying statement such as I did for you here emphasizing why I thought they should moderate the Hub.

            But as I am not a moderator myself, I can't speak for how they would respond.

  3. libby1970 profile image83
    libby1970posted 5 years ago

    I think, after the third time of revising your hub and them not approving it, they won't allow you to publish it again! It becomes doomed!

 
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