My new Hub "needs improvement"?

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    dogtreatladyposted 4 years ago

    I submitted a hub last night, and have a message today that it will not be published until improvements are made. I have every one of the boxes checked in the goals section, and I did everything I can think of to do. How do I get someone to tell me what improvements they want. I have no idea what else to do. Have already looked at all the qualifications,  etc. and don't see a problem. Thanks for any help.

    1. DreamerMeg profile image86
      DreamerMegposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You would need to get someone to read it through. Did they not tell you?
      Some thoughts:
      * Have you got pictures / photos in it?
      * Are they properly and correctly credited?
      * Does each paragraph contain enough words?
      * Is it original and unique?
      * Might it be too commercial in tone?

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    dogtreatladyposted 4 years ago

    Thanks for the reply DreamerMeg! I should have come through with flying colors on all you mention. But I removed a video (which was definitely appropriate for the content), and they featured it. So, go figure! I guess everything is good, but I do wish they would explain exactly what they didn't like rather than just "needs improvement".

  3. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    Dogtreatlady, they only told you it needs improvement because as a human who can read and write enough to create a Hub, they expect you to go to the Learning Center and learn in more detail what they mean by needs improvement.

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      dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I did go to the learning center, and did read their expectations. Since I thought I had  done pretty much what they expected, I turned to the forum for help from more experienced Hubbers. I hope comments like yours are not the norm for people who come here for help.

      1. galleryofgrace profile image79
        galleryofgraceposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Ignore her the rest of us do.

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          dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          LOL! Thanks!

    2. csmiravite-blogs profile image56
      csmiravite-blogsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      This is a gem ---- a link that shows on how we can improve our performance in HubPages. I have read this before, and now I will have to study it more intensely. Thanks relache for posting the link.


  4. The Examiner-1 profile image72
    The Examiner-1posted 4 years ago

    Did you make the tile to the point and relate it to the content? Did you shorten the summary to 150- words and add a few keywords to both the title and summary?

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      dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I did do all of those things. All I did to correct it was remove the video (which was actually very pertinent), and they published and featured it. Still don't understand and think there should be more of an explanation. But I'm satisfied with the outcome.

      1. The Examiner-1 profile image72
        The Examiner-1posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Then try replacing the video. If a warning keeps coming up after you place a video (before you hit 'Done Editing') keep replacing the video until it works.

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          dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Good idea! I'll try that.

  5. Zelkiiro profile image95
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    Eh, looks informative enough. Sometimes these things are really finicky.

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      dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I guess. Thanks for looking!

  6. PegCole17 profile image92
    PegCole17posted 4 years ago

    Hi Dogtreatlady, Receiving that message can be somewhat unnerving. It is pretty vague and upsetting without pinpointing a root cause. Please keep your chin up and stick with it and you'll quickly discover all the stuff required to keep the robot (and human?) reviewers at bay. Sometimes it's as simple as removing a video like you discovered. Hang in there.

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      dogtreatladyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the pep talk! I'll try.


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