I'd like feedback on my Hub: How To Putt From Off The Golf Green

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  1. Marcel W profile image60
    Marcel Wposted 6 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub How To Putt From Off The Golf Green.

    I already added new photos, included more sub-titles and removed a callout module that was not spammy but … who knows if it could be considered so? After all that I still get emails from HubPages recommending to remove spammy elements from my hub in order to get it featured. The funny thing is that this is perhaps my best hub. It’s innovative because it is about something I discovered, has a useful tip for golf players, has 2 photos I shot just to explain the concept and its content can’t be found anywhere else. It has 2 links, as all my other hubs and an Amazon module that I would gladly remove if I didn’t have seen somewhere that Amazon modules were good to help hubs get featured. I’m beginning to get tired of playing this game with HubPages team.

    What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    Marcel White

  2. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    If you ever actually read the Hub rules, which is what HubPages has presumed with their emails, you'd quickly realize that promoting your own eBook is the spammy element.

    Your Hub is either overly or purely promotional.

  3. Marcel W profile image60
    Marcel Wposted 6 years ago

    As a matter of fact I read the Hub rules but, because it was in the appropriate context, always considered that reference as one of the two permitted links. I already removed it. Thanks for making clear just with a short sentence what remained obscure after several six-paragraph emails from the HubPages team.

    1. relache profile image74
      relacheposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'm glad that helped you. 

      Here's the take-away: if you are promoting yourself outright, or making money without giving HubPages a cut, you won't make it past QAP most times.

      Sadly, HubPages long ago established very poor site user feedback habits, and they continue to make more work for both users and admin to this very day.

      1. Marcel W profile image60
        Marcel Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Hi relache,
        I’m sorry to disturb but I got another 6-paragraph email from the HubPages team and this means that the problem persists. Would you be so kind as to check my Hub again? I’m almost done with HubPages!

  4. WriteAngled profile image81
    WriteAngledposted 6 years ago

    I'm guessing that it is the links to your site, because your site exists only to sell your ebook. You are probably being caught on one or both of:

    Reasons why hubs are moderated:
    "Appear to be solely designed to procure backlinks"
    "Solely promote a products [sic], site, good, or service"
    http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/publ … d_22732854

    1. Marcel W profile image60
      Marcel Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Perhaps you are right but, if you are, the situation is very funny because I had articles on my site about the same subjects and decided to remove the articles and create hubs. But I moved a step forward and created links (five!) on my site pointing to my hubs. In other words, my site is promoting HubPages and my hubs can’t have links to my site?

      This means that the hub was not “solely designed to procure backlinks”.

      On the other hand, no one can honestly say that the hub “solely promote a products [sic], site, good, or service” because it has 880 words, is highly informative and has a new helpful tip that I discovered and can’t be found anywhere else.

      Any new ideas?

      1. profile image0
        calculus-geometryposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        If you're hell-bent on using HP for a backlink, you could invent a new persona and create a new account here, then write a review of your book pretending to be a completely unbiased entity.  Sometimes in book reviews they let you link to the item, sometimes they don't, no guarantees. 

        (Just don't tell anyone about your new account because someone might tattle!)

        Honestly, I think you'll find the effort is not worth it since HP is a weak promotional tool.  Much better to use your own site, Twitter, FB, Pinterest, LinkedIn, etc. to promote your books.

        1. Marcel W profile image60
          Marcel Wposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          No, I’m not hell-bent on using HP for a backlink and I also don’t use SEO black hat techniques. My site is a hobby, I’m not a writer and I wrote the ebook just for the pleasure of saying something new, discussing new ideas and concepts with my readers and help golfers all around the world. I have been doing pretty well.

      2. WriteAngled profile image81
        WriteAngledposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        880 words is well below the 1500+ that is considered desirable here, together with masses of photos, polls, videos and other fillers.

        I'm not condoning those requirements, just stating them.

  5. Marcel W profile image60
    Marcel Wposted 6 years ago

    Well, I guess I got all the help that you, my fellow hubbers, could provide.

    I came from Squidoo and got 7 hubs featured. More than one year later one of those hubs became not featured because of insufficient traffic. Sad thing, as I discovered later, because it was not indexed and as a consequence was removed from the serps pages of search engines. Not even if someone googled the hub title was possible to get the hub listed. This is unfair!

    Later, a second hub, this one we have been talking about, became not featured on the grounds of quality. I refuse to add worthless text just to make it bigger and I believe the content quality is good unless a golf player can prove the opposite. I won’t also remove the two links because they provide useful information for hub readers and also because my site has links pointing to HP. The conclusion is obvious:

    I’m done with HubPages!

    All the best, my fellow hubbers!


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