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.
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.
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.
If it is not featured, we can't see it. It has gotten beyond ridiculous at HP.
continue writing your blogs you will be getting the readers as like before
I found it here
http://alisongraham.hubpages.com/hub/Be … ips-Advice
Add more words and write other hubs. Do not continue to wait for that one only. Finally, contact the hubpages team.
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!
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.
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.
I have visited your hub - it's interesting and looks fine to me. So, I agree with SheilaMilne, ask for a human appraisal.
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.
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!
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!
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