I'd like feedback on my Hub: Do Nigerian Lives Matter?: The Alleged Uneven Cover

Jump to Last Post 1-2 of 2 discussions (8 posts)
  1. Skyler Saunders profile image79
    Skyler Saundersposted 3 years ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my Hub Do Nigerian Lives Matter?: The Alleged Uneven Coverage of Terror. What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Skyler,

      Without reading the content, all I can suggest is that you pay attention to advice given to you previously about the layout of your hubs.

      It seems that you are posting hubs as if they are blog posts. HubPages isn't for blogs, it's for magazine-style articles that will stand the test of time. Your articles are based on current news reports, therefore, they are not 'evergreen'.

      This link will help you - incorporate some of the suggestions into your work.

      http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/Elem … tellar-Hub

      1. Skyler Saunders profile image79
        Skyler Saundersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Technically, isn't HubPages just a weblog or blog? Don't magazines base their subjects on current news reports?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image96
          Marisa Wrightposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          I posted a long reply earlier but it seems to have disappeared!

          No, HubPages is not technically a blog.   There is one dictionary which defines blogging as ANY online writing, but it's the exception.   A blog was originally a diary website, with posts added sequentially reflecting the day's events.  It has developed into a site which can be about any subject, but it is still typically owned by one person (or small group) with frequent short posts.

          HubPages is not such a site.  It is a large article-writing site.  Although you have your own account, it is not like Blogger or Wordpress, where you have your own blog totally separate from all other blogs on the site.   You can see all your Hubs together on your profile, but readers don't usually look at profiles - they just see your Hubs jumbled up with all the other Hubs on the site. 

          As for blogs writing on news items - do you know of any which do that successfully, and get traffic?   It's extremely tough to get readership for news because the competition is just too great - you are up against ALL the major news sites, newspapers, Huffington Post, etc etc.  They are always going to dominate the whole first page of the search engine results.    So although you'll get other Hubbers reading your news Hubs, you're unlikely to get much search engine traffic and therefore unlikely to make any income.

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      As usual, it is well-written with good logical arguments. However, it is correct that HP expects magazine style web articles, with images, other media and a certain amount of text. I'm not certain you need more text. Maybe just break it up a bit with images, and use separate titled text capsules to break it up too. You'll have to do some copying and pasting to add text from the one capsule you have to some new ones. I think some relatively minor tweaks like that could put it over the top to pass QAP.

    3. Sherry Hewins profile image96
      Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I did read your hub. I think you make some great points, but it seems a little hard to digest. Breaking the text up into more paragraphs would make it seem less intimidating to read.

      Perhaps you could outline some of the things that set the two groups Boko Haram and ISIS, and the two attacks apart, and what they have in common. Honestly, not a lot of attention has been paid to the attack in Nigeria by the American media, so a lot of people may not know much about it.

      I hate to recommend dumbing down, but you do need to use a voice that is on the same level with your audience. You cannot assume that everybody knows everything you know.

  2. FatFreddysCat profile image95
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    It's well written but it seems rather short (HP recommends at least 1000 words) and there are no photos or other graphics.

    1. Skyler Saunders profile image79
      Skyler Saundersposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you.  But all of my writings (including over 40 that have been Featured) lack photographs or graphics. And most are under 1000 words.  What gives?


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)