Unfeatured Hub – Please Help Getting It Featured?

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  1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
    Ceres Schwarzposted 3 years ago

    I have this hub that has always been featured ever since it was published on HubPages. Then, seemingly all of a sudden, it was unfeatured for quality. I tried to fix it but it’s still unfeatured. I know it’s not Halloween and that it’s long over but this is the only one of my hubs that isn’t featured and I’d really like to see it featured.

    All the Amazon capsules that appear in that hub are mentioned in the text. All the images have sources. Most are the enlarged images from the Amazon capsules. The ones that aren’t have the Creative Commons license. The word count is 2407. It has 7 images and a poll. The “need some goals” check list has everything checked except the last box.

    I don’t know what’s wrong so I don’t know what to fix.  Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? Does anyone have any suggestions or constructive criticism? Thanks.

    Here's the link: http://ceresschwarz.hubpages.com/hub/Ha … ess-Up-Buy

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Firstly, don't start a Hub with an Amazon capsule.   I know you've put it to one side - but on a tablet or phone, it would be full-width at the top and that's a no-no. 

      It looks like you're using call-out capsules to create headings:  that's not what they're for, they're for drawing attention to a quote or important information.  That may be a problem - try changing to normal headings.

      In several places you have a sentence like this:  "An example would be the Disguise In The Shadows Bygone Witch Costume, Black/Green, Medium/8-10"  which doesn't read well.   It gives the impression (wrongly, I'm sure) that you were too lazy to write a proper sentence, so you just copied and pasted the description from Amazon!  It would be much better to say, "An example would be this Disguise in the Shadows model. This costume is a medium size which should fit sizes 8 to 10."     Also I'd be making the Amazon capsule full-width and putting that description inside the capsule itself. 

      The other problem could be too much waffle.   In several places, it reads as if you are stretching out the text to fill the space next to each advert - it could have been said in far fewer words.   

      For instance in the example above, you say the costume is black/green, and then you go on to say,

      "This particular outfit is pretty much all-black with only the middle part of it as well as part of the hat being colored a rather dark shade of green.

      As such, the costume doesn't look at all bright or colorful and yet, at the same time, it isn't fully black thanks to that dash of green hue."

      If you don't have a lot to say about witches' costumes, then you may have to reduce the number of products you include rather than pad out the text.   Get rid of some of the large images so you don't need so much padding, perhaps.

      1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
        Ceres Schwarzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the suggestions. I'm now starting to work on and edit the hub again.

        When it was first published, the call-out capsule feature wasn't around yet so I used the normal headings but, when the hub became unfeatured, I tried to use those call-out capsules to see if it can get it featured. I'll change it back to the normal headings. I used the exact titles (as they're listed on Amazon) of the costumes in the text - I'll try changing the words according to your suggestion and work on the other changes you mentioned. Thanks.

  2. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    Too many Amazon capsules. Remember the rule: No more than 2 links to the same domain.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I know you'd like that rule to apply to Amazon capsules, but you know that currently, it doesn't.

  3. tellers profile image60
    tellersposted 3 years ago

    You might want to check for "keyword stuffing" as well, in the sense of looking at how often a particular word or phrase is repeated. For example, "orange" seems to appear more often than it would in natural speech in your section about the orange-coloured costumes.

    1. Ceres Schwarz profile image23
      Ceres Schwarzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks. I will look into this as well as I continue to edit the hub.

  4. Sue Adams profile image94
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    Why doesn't the 2 links to same domain apply to Amazon? Enforcing the rule to include no more than 2 sales links to same domain is the only way to get rid of all those purely multiple product sales hubs  that drag down the whole site.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Your reply to the OP implied that her Hub wasn't Featured because it had more than two links to Amazon.   I'm just pointing out that can't be the case, because there is currently no such limitation.  I know you think the rule should be extended to include Amazon, but it doesn't apply right now so it can't be part of the OP's problem.

  5. SheneishaDanielle profile image59
    SheneishaDanielleposted 3 years ago

    Thanks very much smile)

 
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