Feedback for Improving My Hub to Pass Quality Assessment

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  1. Julie Katz profile image36
    Julie Katzposted 3 years ago

    I really tried to follow the guidelines. No spammy link. Outside sources that are relevant. No self-promotion. Sometimes it stays published for a few hours then gets taken down. Any advice is appreciated! … hotography


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      calculus-geometryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It's very transparent that all of your hubs exist to promote businesses. And your profile has a link to your personal business website, which says you do this sort of thing for a living.  It's not hard to put 2 and 2 together. HP has been cracking down on this, at least when it is very obvious, as it is in your case.

        You'll either have to get much more clever about concealing the true purpose of your hubs, or remove HP from your business strategy.

      Also, when your hubberscore is below 85, all of your outside links are "nofollow" so you aren't really helping your clients anyway with your current score of 57. 

      I'm not sure it's worth it for you to jump through all the hoops to make HP work for you as you intended.  But best of luck with whatever you decide.

  2. Julie Katz profile image36
    Julie Katzposted 3 years ago

    But what business am I promoting in my wedding drone photography? And I understand your point about business link in profile. But none of those business are my clients. I am trying to get some credible hubs posted. My friend had a wedding with a drone and I hated it which inspired me to write this post.

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      calculus-geometryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      You have to avoid even the whiff of promotional activity, so try to limit your outside links, and only link to what would generally be considered a credible source, e.g., news sites, .org, .edu, .gov domains.

  3. Julie Katz profile image36
    Julie Katzposted 3 years ago

    But that's what I did. They are to the wall street journal and the new york times.

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      calculus-geometryposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No. You have a link to a site called, which is a shopping site, not a news site. I'm not sure anyone can help you if you are going to deny what is plain as day.

      Also, one of your subtitles is "Pros and Cones" which isn't helping you either.

      1. Julie Katz profile image36
        Julie Katzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Yeah that was my fault. It wasn't like that before, I just changed it and now rechanged it. Which means now its unpublished again. I linked to the wedding blog because I think it reinforces what I wrote. I don't understand what you mean as "plain as day" I don't feel like this promotes any business at all. I have two videos from two separate companies which I neither support or have any affiliation with in anyway.

  4. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 3 years ago

    I doubt it has anything to do with staying published, but your one image appears to be "lifted" from someone else.  Unless you have contacted the NYT and received specific approval to use that picture, it is illegal to re-publish it as it has the same copyright your hub does.  Saying where you got it from neither negates that copyright nor makes it legal to ignore it.

    1. Julie Katz profile image36
      Julie Katzposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh. That might be a valid thing. I am going to look into it. Should I buy a photo from a free domain website from photodune then?


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