Help me get hub featured

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  1. Kain 360 profile image96
    Kain 360posted 5 years ago

    Most of my hubs have been getting featured lately, but this particular one is not. … -1-000-000

    Unfortunately, HubPages does not give specifics on why it is not being featured.

    1. easylearningweb profile image94
      easylearningwebposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Definitely try adding some additional pictures, which seems to help in some cases. Also, when you are in edit mode, make sure to check each existing picture and see if it needs to be adjusted. I had some low resolution pictures that appeared stretched, and I had to change them to half-size, or let hubpages automatically resize/adjust, which is seemed to do now.

      Other than, that, lengthier hubs with unique content, and short, searchable titles are a good idea as well.

      Hope that helps.


    2. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I found a couple of things which aren't really that bad but here they are:

      1) For a reader who has no idea what Grand Theft Auto is, it's quite confusing. I know people click on things they search for but people also want to learn. If I  should type what is Grand Theft auto in Google and your hub turned up first, I'd click on it. But I would soon leave to find a better explanation. Before explaining the features of the games, give a synopsis of what Grand Theft Auto is first, so the reader knows what they are reading about.

      2) Your fist capsule says where to find "BUGATTI VEYRON" but you haven't told us what that is. So fist (a) give a synopsis of GTA, (b) tell us what Bugatti Veyron is, (c) tell us where to find it

      3) Hub seems a little short. Didn't count the words but GTA is a big game, your hub should live up to that expectation

      4) I don't see the necessity of the (1,000,000) in the title. I would remove that.

      1. Kain 360 profile image96
        Kain 360posted 5 years agoin reply to this

        I edited it a bit.

        Understand, I don't go into an in-depth explanation of what Grand Theft Auto V is because I am not reviewing the game and am simply giving an explanation of where the vehicle is in single player and giving some stats etc..There are players who search for this car.

        The hub was about 550 words, it is now above 600.

        Other hubs I wrote on the topic of Grand Theft Auto may have been 700-1000 words, but for this particular topic in the game, there is only so much to say. This is a very specific topic for people who are looking for the car and may want stats etc..

        I put the 1,000,000 in the title because that is how much the car costs and is important to know for players playing online that may want to buy it.

        It is quite odd, though, cause most of time time I get featured.

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    What is the word count? It appears kind of short. Is it at least 700? That's what got me last time I couldn't get a hub featured. Also, I am totally clueless to GTA. Although I understood the words and the grammar/spelling was fine, I felt lost, almost like reading another language. I guess if you have a narrow audience who gets it and become loyal followers, it might be okay. But I'm not sure. My gut says you need more text.

    1. Kain 360 profile image96
      Kain 360posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I thought it may be because I do not have 700 words. But I feel like it does not need more because there is only so much you can say about where to find a location of a fast car etc.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

        So familiar. I felt the same way at times, i.e., "what more is there to say?" Once you learn the "art of stretching and good bs" you will find you have plenty more to say. The QAP doesn't see it that way; it's based on algorithms, bots, raters, mechanical turks, etc. So unless it's a poem, if you don't have 700 words, you run the risk of not getting featured.

        1. Kain 360 profile image96
          Kain 360posted 5 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, guess I'll have to add some text.

  3. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 5 years ago

    I would also suggest a video. Adding those 'extra's' is to create 'stickiness'. Have your audience stay a little longer wink also, your introduction to what the article is about does need a little more attention. I wasn't sure what you were talking about either at first. Over all, it's a good gamers tip.

    1. Kain 360 profile image96
      Kain 360posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      The main reason I do not spend a whole lot of time for introduction is because generally speaking, people in this niche will understand what I am talking about.

      If I was writing about nutrition or something then the style would be completely different.

      But perhaps if I could add more text to the beginning and add a video, then maybe I will be able to get it featured.

  4. psycheskinner profile image84
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    As usual I will note that my hubs are pretty much never more than 500 words when I first publish them and they pass QAP just fine.  My last one (last week) was 350 wor4ds when i first published it and it passed QAP.

    The person rating your hub most like knows nothing about GTA.  Take pity on them and add an introductory sentence or two.  Your expert readers won't mind and your rater with then have some faith that the hub is not gibberish.  The rater just wants to be able to easily see what the hub is about and what it does for the reader.

    e.g. open with: This article is about the computer game Grand Theft Auto, it will tell you [whatever] about the [special] car and how you can use it to [something].

  5. profile image0
    cjaroszposted 5 years ago

    I was told one time to always introduce what you are talking about. Always assume the person reading your hub is clue less to what you are righting. Yes, most people looking for your topic will know what it is. There will be those who don't.

  6. melbel profile image94
    melbelposted 5 years ago

    It's kind of short and it could use a boost in its format (perhaps add more pictures and more interactive content.)

  7. Kain 360 profile image96
    Kain 360posted 5 years ago

    It has been featured now.


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