Another of my ex-Squidoo articles has been unfeatured due to quality and I really can't see why - all the boxes are ticked in the 'need some goals' section, no warning signals etc etc. I've been writing for HP now for years, had several Hub of the day spots, some Editors Choice articles, and I'm beginning to wonder if HP is somehow targeting the Squidoo accounts.
Is it a real person who looks at these accounts? If so could they not just drop a line or leave a comment in the comment box outlining the problem so we don't have to waste time guessing?
If anyone has time to take a look at these two articles (the first might not be to HP taste but I'd have thought the second was right up HP street, I'd be very grateful. I have run a word count test to see if there are too many key word and that seems to be OK).
Your eyebrow article has a lot of interesting information. I don't know if it will make any difference, but you might want to check the links under Useful Links. I don’t think the first and last ones are linked to the right pages, they may have been changed since you wrote the article.
Your soft boiled egg article seems to be comparing different advice from different cooking sites, so maybe you could change your hub title to something like “Compare Soft Boiled Egg Preparation” or something along that line. Draw attention to the idea that you’ve tried the different methods and you are sharing what you consider the advantages of the different methods.
I know that not everyone here agrees with me on this idea, but I think it’s very important to include keywords in your Summary and the first paragraph of your article (You have a good first paragraph).
Do you ever make soft boiled eggs in the microwave?
Are you using three external links？ from what i know you can use two external links
You can have as many links as you like, but not more than two to the same website.
peachpurple, I believe the rule is that you can have no more than two external links to the same site address. You can have many more external links as long as no more than two of the links are links to the same url.
A poster of Frieda Kahlo on a Hub about eyebrows is (now) considered irrelevant/spammy. This has been made clear over the last few months.
Same with the egg timer on the Hub on boiling an egg. If the product isn't "necessary" admin thinks it should go.
Under what circumstances would an advert be deemed 'necessary' if an egg timer is not 'necessary' for boiling an egg?
Could the team not let us know what the problem is?
I'll try getting rid of all ads and see what happens. Thanks for taking the time to have a look, relache.
HubPages now requires that you demonstrate in your description that you have used each product you're promoting. From what I can gather, their assumption is that promoting a product without demonstrating personal use means the article will be interpreted (by Google? Users? Who knows?) as spam.
Also, there is a finer line now as to what is considered relevant to the article. In the past, an article, say, on where in the world to find the best spumoni ice cream could advertise an ice cream maker. That probably wouldn't pass today. It's not directly related to the specific question.
Basically, where before there was an overabundance of leniency at HubPages, now there's an overabundance of caution.
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