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Does this hub stink?

  1. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 8 years ago

    I spent a heck of a lot of time putting together this hub - it seems long and detailed enough and it includes a video and photos as well as links to other hubs and articles on the web. Yet it started at 46 - the lowest I've ever gotten to start a hub. What the heck did I do wrong? I put in lots of tags and it's a completely unique article - I wrote everything myself and built the product from scratch myself. I don't understand what I did wrong. Can anyone help me fix this?

    This is the hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Pochade-Box

    1. packerpack profile image59
      packerpackposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you have got the answer already. I can see the score is 81. So now you know there wasn't anything really wrong, you just need to give it some time to grow. By the way I would suggest you not to give links to your hub in forum post or in hub comments. It is considered as the promotion to your Hub. It should not be done. I just thought to tell you this as you have given the link to the hub you are talking about. Better give the title of the Hub and let readers go to your profile page and search for the same.

  2. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    Give it a couple of days.  I had a hub start out (and stay) at 48 for a few days last week, and now it's at 94, so don't worry.  Incidentally, it's a great hub!  I read it because the title caught my eye, and I wanted to know what a pochade was!  I thought your illustrations and explanations were great.

  3. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    Looks great to me - detailed, original, and interesting.

    Hubs always start with terrible ratings, wait a week or two before you panic (-:

  4. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 8 years ago

    thanks - i feel a little better now. i thought it was me...

  5. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    There's a slight whiff of dried lavender, nothing else.

    1. shashigai profile image61
      shashigaiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      big_smile

  6. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 8 years ago

    Hey I noticed that my last few hubs started lower than usual but quckly rebounded..Your hub looks good.smile

  7. Shirley Anderson profile image76
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    This may be your best hub yet, Shashigai.  No worries!

  8. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 8 years ago

    nice to have encouragement from the experts - i hope google thinks the hub is good. (bows to the mighty god)

  9. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 8 years ago

    now i feel even better. my friend who is an artist pointed out that its possible the low score was because it doesn't have a lot of popular keywords. sigh, and i know what they are too.

  10. Shalini Kagal profile image78
    Shalini Kagalposted 8 years ago

    Mine always start low too smile
    Great hub - just been there and read it!

  11. profile image0
    terrygposted 8 years ago

    That is one very nice hub you have written there.

    Did you know Knol is having a contest on How To at the moment?

    Your hub would fit in quite nicely over there.

    1. shashigai profile image61
      shashigaiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      can i submit the link and not have to rewrite it?

      never mind...i should do my own work and i do have an account over there. i'll go.

  12. baby carriers profile image54
    baby carriersposted 8 years ago

    Yea, I think it's a great hub too!

    I wouldn't worry about the score.

  13. LondonGirl profile image85
    LondonGirlposted 8 years ago

    It's already up to 79, now, so definintely no need to worry.

  14. Shirley Anderson profile image76
    Shirley Andersonposted 8 years ago

    I'm sorry but I just have to ask, Shashigai - what is that in your avatar pic?

    1. Sally's Trove profile image83
      Sally's Troveposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL, Shirley, I have to ask, what is that in your profile pic?  smile I'm not used to seeing you this way.

      shashigai, your Hub is fine.  When I write a Hub, it often starts below 50.  Who knows why?  You write well, the information is original and interesting, so don't worry about it.

      HubPages may be an instant gratification place in terms of comments on Hubs or comments to forum posts, but it is not that way when it comes to traffic and Hub scores.  Patience is the ticket.

      Keep up the good work!

    2. shashigai profile image61
      shashigaiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      that is a pic from an upcoming hub on cooking - i was trying to find the option where you can write 15 hubs about something because i have a lot of quirky cooking ideas, so i haven't published the hub.

      those are barbecued ribs made without a grill AND not in the oven. tongue want to guess how i did it?

      i am also planning recipes for things like chicken fried steak and some alternatives for baby back ribs. another one of the hubs is going to be "packet gourmet" - making sauces and other goodies from leftover packets of things like catsup and soy sauce.

      oops. talking too much again...

  15. Teresa McGurk profile image60
    Teresa McGurkposted 8 years ago

    It's up to 81, now --

  16. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    As I said in the other thread, this is the one forum where you can link to your hub.

  17. shashigai profile image61
    shashigaiposted 8 years ago

    thanks so much everyone for your encouragement! the hub soared to the heady height of 88 - the highest scoring hub i've ever had! AND - someone I know from another site said they had seen it! that was VERY exciting.

    it gives me some sense of how i need to organize my writing in the future.

  18. sunforged profile image75
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    great hub! I blogged it to mymakemoneyfrommyart blog which marks the first time ever using that option for another hubbers work

 
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