I would like some feedback on my hub - Talking Big Issues-On Demand

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (5 posts)
  1. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 21 months ago

    Since I've been back I've been working on updating my hubs, as well as writing a few new ones, and it's paid off.  I have several hubs featured now, rather than only a couple, and I even have one or two on niche sites.  Except this one, which is a hub about poetry, more specifically, poems I wrote for a creative writing class.  I'm wondering if anyone has any ideas on how I can improve this hub so it can either be featured or transferred to the Letterpile.  Thanks in advance!


    http://hubpages.com/literature/TalkingB … s-OnDemand

  2. Marisa Wright profile image95
    Marisa Wrightposted 21 months ago

    I'd bet money that your big problem is the Amazon capsules and your text links.  As I've said before, you can't include Amazon capsules or links unless they are directly related to the TITLE of your Hub.  For Amazon capsules, you should also state why you recommend that particular book or product.   Most of your links and capsules fail these tests.

    For instance, your link to the University isn't related to the title, and it's not necessary.  It doesn't help the reader understand more about your topic or offer them further reading - it's just "tangentially related" and that's not enough.

    The second problem is layout.   HubPages has told us that the great majority of readers are now viewing Hubs on mobile devices.  So if you are going to use right-floated capsules, make sure you check how they look on mobile.  You may get a shock!   Just use the Preview button and make sure you're looking at the Mobile version.

    Some HubPages' staff are now saying, "just make everything full-width and forget about fancy layouts".  That way you know everyone sees the same thing.   Personally, the nice layouts are one aspect of HP that I've always loved and I think my desktop readers, even if they're in a minority now, deserve them.  But it's up to you.  You just need to notice that if you right-float a capsule, it will appear ABOVE the related capsule on mobile, not below, which can sometimes make a nonsense of your sequence.

    One more thing which might be a problem:   I think the introduction is too long.   It is a great idea to have extra text in a poetry Hub because it helps with search engines - but if people come to your Hub to read some poetry, and have to read several paragraphs about your university experiences first, they may lose interest and go elsewhere.

    I usually recommend poets to write just a short intro - one paragraph - before getting into the poem(s).  Then if you want to add more after the poem, that's great.

    1. Rafini profile image86
      Rafiniposted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Marisa, for the wonderful in-depth suggestions!  I'll get back to it!

  3. terrance Smith profile image48
    terrance Smithposted 21 months ago

    I been hubbing 2 weeks
    I got three hubs featured
    I need 5 to  get out from tbe boot camp
    I've tried everything i can study to learn
    My page has so many creatives bars of lyrics
    I just try everything I could possibly think of
    Maybe there just maybe some justice, I hope to keep maming corrections and hopefully I get out of boot camp but just keep at it
    I even add amazon products with quizzes too

    1. julieann26 profile image87
      julieann26posted 21 months agoin reply to this

      Judging from your post, you need to learn more about grammar, spelling and punctuation.

 
working

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
Necessary
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)
Features
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)
Marketing
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.
Statistics
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)