Why is my new Hub not featured due to quality?

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  1. Alison Graham profile image96
    Alison Grahamposted 3 years ago

    Could someone please take a look at my hub on Reflexology and tell me where I have gone wrong? I stopped writing hubs for a long time because I felt it wasn't worth the effort, but with all the new safeguards and quality checks hubpages have put in place, I decided to begin again- I put so much time and effort into writing this article, interviewing my subject, finding images and supporting video and researching helpful links for my readers to find a practitioner near them.

    I read the guidelines, spell- checked, grammar-checked - what more could I do? This hub may have the dubious distinction of being both the first hub I have written for ages and the last one I ever write.

    SO disappointed

    1. SheilaMilne profile image94
      SheilaMilneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I found it fairly easily by searching for reflexology and your name. 

      I have to say, it looks really good to me.  Maybe you should contact the team for a "human" appraisal.

    2. The Examiner-1 profile image71
      The Examiner-1posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Alison,
      After careful reading of the complete Hub it seems there needs to be thorough proofreading done of the entire Hub - photo captions included - to catch some sentence and punctuation, and even a few spelling/grammar errors.
      It was fine to have the interview but having the link(s) directly to her site will have caused promotional problems.

  2. LindaSmith1 profile image59
    LindaSmith1posted 3 years ago

    If it is not featured, we can't see it.   It has gotten beyond ridiculous at HP.

    1. gmwilliams profile image82
      gmwilliamsposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      +1,000,000,000,000!

      1. Will Apse profile image90
        Will Apseposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        I think you are having  a Ronald Reagan moment.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

          Indeed, this thread is over two years old.

  3. Easy-tasty-recipe profile image60
    Easy-tasty-recipeposted 3 years ago

    Hello Alison,

    Whats happening buddy?

  4. Suzanne Day profile image93
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    Would love to help but cannot see your reflexology hub...

  5. Flats in noida profile image60
    Flats in noidaposted 3 years ago

    continue writing your blogs you will be getting the readers as like before

  6. SheilaMilne profile image94
    SheilaMilneposted 3 years ago
  7. Uzochukwu Mike profile image62
    Uzochukwu Mikeposted 3 years ago

    Add more words and write other hubs. Do not continue to wait for that one only. Finally, contact the hubpages team.

  8. Shades-of-truth profile image87
    Shades-of-truthposted 3 years ago

    Alison, I just visited your article. It was wonderful. Since you have a Hub Score on your profile of 100, and I do not, I would not be the individual to offer any advice.

    In my opinion, it was one of the best articles I have read on Hub Pages. Congratulations on a job well done!

  9. WriteAngled profile image80
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    The only things I can think of that potentially could have affected your hub's status are (a) that the link to your interview subject's web site has been wrongly classed as spam and/or (b) you haven't got a full statement re CC licence/public domain on the feet image.

    1. Alison Graham profile image96
      Alison Grahamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      thank you WriteAngled, I have edited the hub and made the link nofollow and purchased a replacement image for the feet one you mentioned and attributed it accordingly.

  10. Suzanne Day profile image93
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    OK, here is my (very intense) feedback.

    It sounds a bit over promotional with a few things and there was a double spacing in there. However, I also found it to be original, with quality links and some very useful information. As someone mentioned, a human assessment from the HP team would help with this one as I couldn't pinpoint one exact problem.

    1. Alison Graham profile image96
      Alison Grahamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your input Suzanne, I have gone back and corrected the double spacing issue you highlighted.

  11. savateuse profile image68
    savateuseposted 3 years ago

    I have visited your hub - it's interesting and looks fine to me. So, I agree with SheilaMilne, ask for a human appraisal.

    1. Alison Graham profile image96
      Alison Grahamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      thank you, I have emailed team @hubpages

  12. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    Hi Alison. I looked at your hub. I'd like to offer edits if I may. First of all, the opening MFP image is great, love the colors. However, the caption needs fixing: " . . . health benefits I have got from . . ."  My edit: "health benefits I've received from." I have some others within the text regarding sentence structure. Please let me know if you would like me to email a word doc I prepared for you, which will make it easier for you to see the edits. Overall, I think it's a really good article.

    1. Alison Graham profile image96
      Alison Grahamposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much Janis, I appreciate your offer of help and have replied to your email. I guess that the 'not feature due to quality' at this stage was down to a non-human 'decision' but we'll see!

      1. janshares profile image94
        jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome, will send now. Is it still unfeatured?

  13. Alison Graham profile image96
    Alison Grahamposted 3 years ago

    Thank you to everyone for all your help and advice. I made edits in light of your comments as follows:

    1. Made the link to my Reflexologist's website 'nofollow'
    2. Corrected all the double spacing errors in the html of the article
    3. Purchased an image from 123rf and attributed it (replacing the one highlighted as a potential problem)

    My hub is now featured - YAY!

    Thanks again
    Alison

    1. janshares profile image94
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yay!

  14. Shades-of-truth profile image87
    Shades-of-truthposted 3 years ago

    That is great, Alison!

    1. Jean Bakula profile image98
      Jean Bakulaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes all you need to do is tweak one sentence, change the title, or proofread it again and you'll see what the bot didn't like. I often do that, and in a few hours my hub is featured again.

 
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