Four Brutal Crimes Committed in Hub Pages
I had to make the title sound serious enough because if you are serious to do well in hub pages then it is only better that you don't commit any one of the four brutal crimes that I will discuss shortly. Hub pages like any other social institutions that deals with human beings, has its own set of laws that do not seek to destroy us but make us prosper as writers.
I developed this hub after two of my hubs (poems) got unpublished by hubpages. I have committed all the four crimes and received what I love to tell myself as "Corporal Punishment" from hub pages. You will know what I did and got my hub unpublished. Interesting isn't it?
I had to develop this hub to prevent you receiving the whipping I received from hubpages. They say prevention is better than cure. Therefore as a descent citizen of hubpages community, read this hub thoroughly and practice what you read and you will never go wrong.
Crime # 1: Duplicate Content
This crime occurs quit often not only with the newbies but even some veteran hubbers also commit this crime. I published a poem in hub pages that I have already published in my blog page. So my hub was unpublished. Never do this. Full stop. Don't even copy and paste few information from other sites without proper referencing. Hub page has a software that scans all sites to see if your hub does appear in other sites or not
I wish to thank this hubber "Cardisa" for helping me out oh this bit.
Crime # 2: Water Marked or Pixelate Photos or Videos
Hub pages regulations do not allow us to use water marked or pixelate photos or videos. Hubpages does this to maintain high standards in its site. If you break hubpages heart by throwing in low quality photos and videos, hubpages will break your heart to. More or less like give and get situation.
My second poem violated hubpages regulations so it was unpublished.
Crime # 3: Deceptive Tags, Titles or Category
I am a firm believer of the saying "Honesty is the best policy". Never try to use deceptive tags, titles or categories in your hubs. Hubpages will find out and penalise you. I have to be honest here with you that being honest will not make you successful overnight. But it will help you build a good reputation in the hubbing community and in the long run become admired and respected for your honesty and success will come your way naturally.
Crime # 4: Incorrect URL addresses
This crime inst as serious as I myself consider it. You will be notified if you commit this crime. You can correct the URL or choose to ignore. Now put yourself in this situation. You are reading a hub and the hub author provides a link to another site. When you click the link, you find a dead page. I mean the page can't load because the URL addresses provided is incorrect. How do you feel?
This is one of the best methods to loose the trust of your viewers and loss money if you want to make money here in hub pages.
You must know that every time you violate hubpage regulations, your hub score drops. For those those who are here to make money with hubpages, this is certainly not a good news. For those who write for pleasure, this isn't much of an issue.