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Why is my hubpages account no one is seeing my hubs?

  1. gardener den profile image7
    gardener denposted 3 years ago

    Why is my hubpages account no one is viewing? I havesn't been on hubpages for a while because of illness haves hubpages change?

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You need to edit your hubs to comply with the new QAP program. Your hubs are very unappealing. I went to a few of them and just clicked the back button. I didn't even read one sentence.

      You need to organize your hubs so they are eye catching to the viewer. I have hubs without photos and polls but I still make them attractive. Break up the paragraphs, add subheadings, maybe some photos (remember to attribute them correctly) and add a video where possible. You don't have to add polls but you can. You can also align text boxes to the right and make them blue or gray.

  2. DATALOAD profile image60
    DATALOADposted 3 years ago

    Hubpages changes quite frequently. Sometimes in ways that aren't noticeable and other times everyone feels the effect.

    Many of your hubs don't contain pictures. In your case, I think you would get more traffic by adding some photos, polls, and links.

    No one wants to read one solid chunk of text even if it's exactly what they're looking for. Try breaking up the text a little and make everything look appealing. Write for your audience. These improvements should increase your individual hubscores.

    By upping the individual scores of your hubs you'll automatically get more visibility as Hubpages will rank it higher and place it higher in HP searches. Google will also appreciate the improvements.

    If you don't know how to add photos and give proper attribution do a search on HP or go to YouTube and watch how to do it. There's plenty of members here who are willing to help as well.

    Best of luck to you.

  3. Writer Fox profile image77
    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago

    If your Hubs have not received traffic from search engines it may be because HubPages' staff has not allowed them to be available to search engines. Look on your accounts page and see if some of your Hubs are 'Not Featured' either because of quality or engagement (viewers from search engines).

    You can try to improve your Hubs by using the suggestions here:
    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub

  4. psycheskinner profile image80
    psycheskinnerposted 3 years ago

    You also have what seem to be copy-paste errors inserting lots of extra hard returns.

  5. wrenchBiscuit profile image87
    wrenchBiscuitposted 3 years ago

    I checked out some of your hubs and unfortunately Cardisa is is right.You've got great content that is interesting and useful; you just need a more aesthetically pleasing package.

    The main problem is your text organization;how you have or haven't structured your paragraphs. Text is much easier to read online when broken into short paragraphs.More pictures overall might also be helpful, but the text is the main thing.Whether or not this will increase your readership is debatable.I think you would need a crystal ball  to figure that one out.

  6. blueheron profile image97
    blueheronposted 3 years ago

    First: I have never been able to get a hub featured without a darned good photo. Shop for good photos from wikipedia commons and other places where you can use them without getting into trouble.

    Second: You have knowledge to share, but you need help with grammar and usage. While I commend you for having the good sense to major in horticulture instead of English, writing is a whole 'nother skill that must be mastered if you are going to write about horticulture. You may want to collaborate with someone who understands writing--or who at least has the skill to edit.

    Third: Give us some passion.

    You have to tell us WHY you are growing beets in containers, and why you love doing this. I can think of lots of reasons. Apartment dwellers may have little or no garden space. Old folks may find it easier. They may be more easily protected from bugs and weather. Garden soil is too compacted. Containers add architectural interest to the garden. You love the superior flavor of home-grown produce. You have the best pickled-beet recipe in the world. You like food security. You like 200 canning jars in the pantry.

    Fourth: Provide LOTS of solid information. There is lots of stuff you haven't mentioned about those beets in containers. In fact, there is a lot you didn't mention about the beets themselves. There are about a zillion varieties. Detroit Dark Red is great, but there's more. How about growing Bull's Blood beets for their deep red tops? How about growing McGregor's Favorite for beet greens? How about golden beets and sugar beets? How about Cylindra for high yields? And those beet greens are the tastiest greens in the world! Serve them with goat cheese. Give us a recipe or two.

    I suspect you have the knowledge and experience--and the passion. Share it.

  7. blueheron profile image97
    blueheronposted 3 years ago

    First: I have never been able to get a hub featured without a darned good photo. Shop for good photos from wikipedia commons and other places where you can use them without getting into trouble.

    Second: You have knowledge to share, but you need help with grammar and usage. While I commend you for having the good sense to major in horticulture instead of English, writing is a whole 'nother skill that must be mastered if you are going to write about horticulture. You may want to collaborate with someone who understands writing--or who at least has the skill to edit.

    Third: Give us some passion.

    You have to tell us WHY you are growing beets in containers, and why you love doing this. I can think of lots of reasons. Apartment dwellers may have little or no garden space. Old folks may find it easier. They may be more easily protected from bugs and weather. Garden soil is too compacted. Containers add architectural interest to the garden. You love the superior flavor of home-grown produce. You have the best pickled-beet recipe in the world. You like food security. You like 200 canning jars in the pantry.

    Fourth: Provide LOTS of solid information. There is lots of stuff you haven't mentioned about those beets in containers. In fact, there is a lot you didn't mention about the beets themselves. There are about a zillion varieties. Detroit Dark Red is great, but there's more. How about growing Bull's Blood beets for their deep red tops? How about growing McGregor's Favorite for beet greens? How about golden beets and sugar beets? How about Cylindra for high yields? And those beet greens are the tastiest greens in the world! Serve them with goat cheese. Give us a recipe or two.

    I suspect you have the knowledge and experience--and the passion. Share it.

  8. gardener den profile image7
    gardener denposted 3 years ago

    Thank You everyone for the suggestions on my hubs?
    I will be editing my hubs. So thank You again Everyone for the ideas been very helpful. I have re written one hub on Buying and growing Tulip bulbs for next springs blooms.
    And I broke it up and the hub looks alot better.

    1. gardener den profile image7
      gardener denposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hello! Everyone!
      I want to thank you all for commmenting on the question i wrote on the forum.
      and i listen and taken your advice. i want to thank Cardisa,Blueheron,wrenchBiscuit,psycheskinner
      witerfox,and Dataload all of you have helped me so I worked on my hub How to buy and plant Tulip Bulbs for spring bloom. well i finish it last nite and when I got up the morning i went on the computer and my hub was made a featured hub that was over nite. Thank you all!!
                                                                                            Dennis Hoyman

  9. Greekgeek profile image97
    Greekgeekposted 3 years ago

    The web is almost infinite, and people's time is not. Each one of your hubs is a needle in a very, very large haystack. So the question is not, "Why aren't people viewing my hubs?" but "Why would anyone check out my hubs, with so much else out there?"

    Ask yourself: What do your articles give them that they can't find anywhere else? Is your writing engaging? Informative? Entertaining? Useful? Provocative?

    Here's a useful experiment. Browse or search the web the way you usually do, and visit five pages or sites of the kind you normally visit.

    Now take a look at each article.

    -- Did you read it through? Why?
    -- If not, what parts did you read? Why? Was it for the content? Pictures? Good writing? Polls and charts?
    -- What drew you to that article in the first place -- why did you click on it, as opposed to other links on the same page?

    The more you can understand what draws YOU to a webpage, and what keeps YOU on a webpage, the more you can guess what other visitors might be looking for, and what might keep them there.

    Here's another experiment. For one of your hubs, ask yourself: why would anyone come to this hub? What would they be looking for? What questions might they want answered? Make a list of three questions or objectives that your visitors might have in coming to that webpage. Then read your hub to see if it answers those questions or satisfies those objectives. If not, do the research and rework your hub to answer/satisfy those questions.

    This is also why writing about things that you know and love -- your hobbies, areas of expertise, things you're genuinely interested in -- can pay off. You can write better articles about them, and have a better chance of being useful, fascinating, or offering something that no other online writer has said about your topic.

    Finally, a quick tip: asking questions can make your writing more lively and interesting, because it wakes up readers and encourages them to think about what you're saying. wink

  10. gardener den profile image7
    gardener denposted 3 years ago

    Hi Greekgeek
    thank you for answering my post in the forum.I am taking you suggestions and will be using them on my Hubs.
    I have started to rewrite the hubs. My first hub title
    How to buy and plant Tulip bulbs for next spring blooms.
    Well i publish it over saturday night and on Sunday morning it was feature as a feature hub. And that was one that I added a few pictures and rewritten my article and broke up the text and look what happen. My second one that i did was one that was already a featured hub How to grow strawberries in a strawberry jar. and it is moving up in the hub rating by adding pictures and breaking up the text thank you Gardener Den

  11. lovebuglena profile image91
    lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago

    One of the reasons for low to no traffic could be because hubs are not featured and hence do not show up in search engines. It could also be that you have not optimized your hubs for search engines well.

    That aside, you should have one image for every hub you make and you should consider adding page dividers for long hubs so they are easier to read and follow. Also avoid having a layout with text on left and picture on right throughout the whole hub. Makes it harder to read the text and follow it. And doesn't look that appealing to the eye.

 
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