I have increased the word count of this hub. It has quality pictures and relevant video, it is not overly promotional--so why is it considered "low quality"? I have longer hubs, for sure, but I also have shorter ones that have had no problems. Does HubPages just assume everything related to essential oils is low quality? I don't even sell oils--just wanted to share my experiences, like I do in many of my other hubs.
Help from fellow hubbers is appreciated: http://kschimmel.hubpages.com/hub/My-Ex … ntial-Oils
I took a look at your article, and I think it is a good one. It may just have been the rater.
If this was my hub, I would make these changes:
I would move the last sentence of the article up to somewhere deeper in the hub. Your next to last sentence is a good conclusion.
In the middle section - (where you describe which oils you use), I would add more to the lead-in paragraph to tell the reader why you are talking about yourself. Maybe the rater thought it was too blog-like and personal. Tell your readers you hope that they too can try out one or more of the oils, and also can get the benefits.
I would add extra information to the hub. Since you are introducing essential oils to the reader, they don't know much about them, so answer some questions. Here's some I have. I wonder how to deal with such a concentrated thing. Do most bottles have droppers, and how do I keep from using too much or spilling, etc. What else do I need to know about these things since I've never used them. What about quality - are there some places I shouldn't get them. I remember seeing some street vendors selling them - are those safe?
Also I would try to find another video. There is distracting noise every time he moves, and most people don't want to sit in on a classroom. Find something more fun and polished.
i have read it, at least better than my hubs. You did well. Maybe the word count ? 700-1200 words?
Thanks, I'll give your tips a try later today. I've got a Christmas party to attend. i appreciate your help!
Replaced video with better video, increased word count slightly and rearranged some sentences. I think somebody in the hopper just hates essential oils. Any more suggestions, or should I just delete the hub and use it as blog material? It's too bad, as I got some comments on this hub--some people liked it, when they were able to find it.
Squidoo was more fun--I at least knew what was wrong the few times I had trouble, because somebody TOLD me.
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