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How Can I make this Hub better?

  1. Amanda J Rose profile image87
    Amanda J Roseposted 5 years ago

    I know this new Hub needs work, and it only scored a 70. I would love advice...
    http://amandajrose.hubpages.com/hub/How … nally-Hurt

    The title is "WHy I Hate Windows 8" so I don't know why it has that address. Maybe I had clicked a link to start an exclusive title way back when I was thinking about what to write? But I never even started that one...I have no idea. Don't think that is good though.

    Thanks for any help!

    1. wilderness profile image97
      wildernessposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      "we took a filed trip back to its store."

      I very highly doubt that your photo is legal - the closest I could come to an answer was in reading Microsofts terms of use where it said that no documentation could be used in any commercial setting, which a hub certainly is.  In general, you cannot use any photo without express permission unless it is in the public domain and even then you need to know that it is, not just make a hopeful guess.

      Personal opinion only, but you aren't pushing or even talking about computers in general - the amazon capsule selling computers isn't going to accomplish anything.  Get rid of it.

      A few more photos would help - maybe screen shots of particular things like the start screen you hate.  Or the popup charm menu. 

      Again, personal opinion, but I would either make that first photo full width at the very top or drop it to the next text capsule.  Get the ad in the top right space, in other words.  If you put it on top, make it a "made for Pinterest" photo (legally!) and post a link on Pinterest.  See hubs from Wrylilt for information on this.

      I liked the general layout and found it useful and informative for people wondering about windows 8.

  2. Amanda J Rose profile image87
    Amanda J Roseposted 5 years ago

    Thanks for the good information. I have removed the Microsoft image and will replace it with a screen shot.

  3. expertscolumn profile image75
    expertscolumnposted 5 years ago

    You made alot of great points, be sure to back up your statements with industry stuff out there that supports your claims.

    Windows 8: The Animated Evaluation
    has alot of what you say and expresses the same frustration, adding it to your hub will increase the value of your statements and makes the reader more confident in your review

    Quote stats and data from industry magazines
    like this one: Computer World
    http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/ … onomyId=15

    It helps to make that simple article into a rich article that has great points, video, and research data!

    1. Amanda J Rose profile image87
      Amanda J Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for all the great information.  I didn't think about getting all the researched tech info since it was just based on my personal experience/opinion, but that is a great idea. Thanks!

  4. simondixie profile image87
    simondixieposted 5 years ago

    Maybe you had already made changes when I read this hub, but I liked it----and glad to have this information so I won't decide to try Windows 8!
    You are so right about the "under 30" generation and the new gimmicks. Maybe, too, some of their enjoyment  of products we have difficulty with is that they do more "playing" while much of our computer use is work-related....

    1. Amanda J Rose profile image87
      Amanda J Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Simondixie, all I have done is remove the Windows 8 image. I haven't made other changes. I am glad you enjoyed it!

  5. SmartAndFun profile image97
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    You have gotten some good information here, and critiques are very valuable. However, ultimately, don't worry too much about hub scores. Hub scores rise and fall seemingly arbitrarily. If you get inspired and write a hub very quickly, it will publish with a low score. If you write a hub slowly over several days or weeks, by the time you publish it, the score will be much higher. Either way, the hubs could be identical but start out with much different scores. As a hub ages, if it gets a good number of views, the score will increase. Scores also increase and decrease over the life of the hub, seemingly at random.

    Create nice hubs you are proud of, check out the learning center's suggestions on creating  stellar hubs, and then don't worry too much about their scores. In the long run, search engine traffic counts and hubscores aren't much to worry about.

    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub

    1. Amanda J Rose profile image87
      Amanda J Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Smartandfun! Good advice! That reminded me the reason I decided to write on Hubpages in the first place: to improve my writing skills first, and second to earn a little money.  I will focus on the writing rather than the scores. Thanks for commenting and helping me out!

  6. julieann26 profile image90
    julieann26posted 18 months ago

    If you don't like Windows 8 then you probably won't like Windows 10 which is now the default Windows on any new computer you buy.