Wait Time Reduced for Author Network Site Submissions

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  1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
    Christy Kirwanposted 19 months ago

    Good news! Based on the current rate of article selection, we've decided to shorten the wait period between submitting articles to be considered for our Network Sites. Within the next few days, all authors will have the ability to submit one article per 2 weeks for consideration by our Editors (rather than one article per 60 days). We look forward to reading your submissions! smile

    1. chef-de-jour profile image99
      chef-de-jourposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      We didn't have to wait long for this new year news. Good timing. Sixty days down to fourteen is some reduction - let's hope you can keep up with the inevitable increase in submissions! All strength to the workforce.

    2. EricDockett profile image99
      EricDockettposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      That's not good news. That's AWESOME news!

      Thank you, HubPages! smile

    3. promisem profile image97
      promisemposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Christy. When do you expect guidance on the editorial standards for submitting to network sites?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        We've got them, Promisem.  They're spelled out when you make the submission, screen by screen. 

        I've had success getting mine moved and have followed the following principles:

        1.  I make sure I've followed the essential rules (it may be worth checking out my Hub summarising the rules to make sure you're up with the latest interpretation).

        2.  I use callout capsules for headings, instead of the text capsule headings. 

        3.  I check the Preview button to make sure the Hub looks good in Mobile view, because that's the view HP puts most stress on.

        4.  I try to tick off as many of the "Stellar Hub" boxes as possible - though I do NOT believe in adding polls or maps "just because", I find them irritating!

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          I'm afraid I don't agree, Marisa. I'm happy I have had many of my Hubs go to niche sites, but a few others have been rejected for reasons not included on the submission steps or for no reasons at all.

          I had the impression from past comments that more standards were coming soon.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image98
            Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            Sometimes they are rejected because there are already enough Hubs on that aspect of the topic already on the niche site. I recall a couple of people who had that experience. 

            What other reasons were given?

        2. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
          DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Marisa, I've so far submitted a single hub for consideration, and it was accepted.  Are you saying that using callout boxes for sub-headings is preferred by HP?  I haven't seen anything of that nature on the site...and I've never done that. 
          I use them sparingly, and as you would normally see them used in print media...

          1. Marisa Wright profile image98
            Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            When they did the early HubPro edits, editors seemed to be changing all the MAIN headings into callout capsules. They see to have eased off on them now, so maybe it is less relevant.

        3. Venkatachari M profile image33
          Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Marisa, I have submitted only one article till now to be included in niche sites "the south Indian dish Rasam" article. It is more than two months and I didn't receive any communication from HP nor did it get selected.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image98
            Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            I looked for your Hub but it looks as though it's not even Featured, because I can't find it. 

            If you are going to submit a Hub for consideration, then you should submit your most successful Hubs, not ones which are not even Featured!

            1. Venkatachari M profile image33
              Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              Marisa, I have not given the full title of it. The actual hub is this one.
              http://hubpages.com/food/A-Healthy-side … n-as-Rasam

          2. MarieLB profile image83
            MarieLBposted 18 months agoin reply to this

            I'm with you there V C.  I submitted one as suggested by HP.  I am still waiting to find out what happens next.

            This attitude of "We hold the strings.  You do as you are told" attitude is one aspect of HubPages I do not like.

            I have worked for others and I found them far more friendly and communicative.

      2. Robin profile imageSTAFF
        Robinposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        The Editorial Policies for each site will be out soon!  We will make an announcement when they are live.  We have a basic Editorial Policy on HubPages, but each site will have its own as well since certain sites have a higher bar, e.g., if they have Your Money or Your Life content.

        1. promisem profile image97
          promisemposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Robin!

    4. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      @ Christy smile
      You do mean hubs, right?
      Did you get to read my emails about a certain hub?

    5. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
      DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Christy, are we able to submit/suggest hubs by other hubbers?

      1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
        Christy Kirwanposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        No, you are only able to submit your own articles for consideration to a Network Site.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
          DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Okay-thanks for the clarification.

    6. Max Dalton profile image90
      Max Daltonposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Very cool. Thank you.

    7. SakinaNasir53 profile image98
      SakinaNasir53posted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Great news! Thank you Christy! smile

    8. gerimcclym profile image97
      gerimcclymposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      This is wonderful news. Thank you.

    9. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I also heard that HubPages is now allowing and encouraging citing our sources in reversal of the old policy of editing them out. Is this true? Can we celebrate and add the sources back in on our vertical site hubs?

      1. Marisa Wright profile image98
        Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        If you are writing medical or health Hubs, yes there does seem to have been a reversal.  They now want such Hubs to be absolutely loaded with references (although note, these are in-text hyperlinks, not a list of references at the end of the Hub).

        However, the fundamental rule still applies.   Any links you include must be directly relevant to the TITLE of your Hub.  This means that citations which would be regarded as useful or relevant elsewhere, may not be allowed on HubPages.

        For instance, I might be writing a Hub about "Australian Ballet" and explaining the influence of the Ballets Russes in its development.  Anywhere else, I'd provide a link to a site about the Ballets Russes in case people wanted to know more about it.   That's not allowed on HubPages because the Ballets Russes is not related to the title - it's not Australian Ballet, it's Russian Ballet.

        1. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
          DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          Does that mean I should get rid of the links capsule on my hub about Calaveras Big Trees State Park, in which article I've also included other features and things to do in the area?
          At the end of the hub, I have such a capsule, linking to the particular web pages for each of those other sites.
          Maybe a slight shift in the title would be in order?

          1. Marisa Wright profile image98
            Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            If it's an old Hub that hasn't been edited in a while, I wouldn't touch it - unless you are planning to submit it to a niche site. 

            If it's a new Hub and it passed QAP recently, then they've accepted it and I wouldn't worry.

        2. Venkatachari M profile image33
          Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          That's a good guidance provided by you, Marisa. It will be of much help in creating links to our hubs.

    10. asifahsankhan profile image61
      asifahsankhanposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      That's a really good news. Thank you.  : )

  2. Dean Traylor profile image94
    Dean Traylorposted 19 months ago

    That's one way to start the year

  3. DzyMsLizzy profile image97
    DzyMsLizzyposted 19 months ago

    Great news!

    1. kenneth avery profile image82
      kenneth averyposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      @Dzy, I dearly love Great News! smile

      1. Natalie Frank profile image96
        Natalie Frankposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the great news ! Marissa, this likely seems a stupid question but what do you mean by call out box?

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          You'll see it's one of the choices when you insert  a capsule.  It was an idea they got from Squidoo.   

          Originally, it was intended as a way for you to highlight a key fact. I still use it for that purpose, too, but you can also use it to create more eye-catching headings than the ordinary text capsule headings.

          A good example is my Hub on decluttering, which uses callout capsules as headings, but also to highlight key facts.

          1. Venkatachari M profile image33
            Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            This feature is new to me also. I used it only for highlighting some key facts. Now, I am aware that I can use it for creating headings within our articles. Thanks for this tip, Marisa.

          2. Natalie Frank profile image96
            Natalie Frankposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks once more for your help.  You have have been an incredible support to me in learning this platform and I know I am not alone in this.  I truly appreciate your help and willingness to share your knowledge.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              Aw, shucks

  4. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 19 months ago

    Sounds good. I just hope they respect the views of readers and take dwell times seriously. Admittedly, writers can mislead readers, but on the whole, readers are pretty discerning.

  5. john000 profile image97
    john000posted 19 months ago

    Super news!

  6. Purpose Embraced profile image98
    Purpose Embracedposted 19 months ago

    This is great new!

  7. brianlokker profile image98
    brianlokkerposted 19 months ago

    This is great news! My traffic and earnings have definitely increased for most hubs that have been moved to niche sites. I've been marking my calendar to submit an article every 60 days. It will be good to reduce that to every 14 days. At that rate, I may soon run out of existing hubs to submit.

    So what about new articles? Do all new articles continue to start out at HubPages and then get moved, or can we submit a new article directly to a niche site?

    1. Marisa Wright profile image98
      Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      New articles are automatically considered for the niche sites when they are first published, and if they're suitable, they are moved within the first few weeks after publication.  So it wouldn't make sense to waste your submission privileges on a new Hub, since (if it's good enough) it will be moved automatically.

      If a Hub hasn't been moved within a month or so, then it's safe to assume it didn't quite make the grade somehow, so you'll have to improve it before you try submitting it manually.

      1. brianlokker profile image98
        brianlokkerposted 19 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Marisa. So it sounds like HubPages is serving as a hub (forgive the pun) for submitting new articles, and they can't be submitted directly to the niche sites.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image98
          Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

          There's nothing to stop you submitting them - my point is, why would you?  It's going to get considered for the niche site whether you submit it or not!    You can submit only one Hub every two weeks, why would you waste a submission on a Hub that's already been submitted by the automated process?

          1. brianlokker profile image98
            brianlokkerposted 19 months agoin reply to this

            I don't think my question is clear. Sorry for the confusion. I'm really just asking whether I can publish a new article directly on a niche site, or whether I have to upload it to HubPages first and wait for the HubPages staff to (hopefully) transfer it to the niche site.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image97
              Glenn Stokposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              You publish it on HubPages first.

            2. Marisa Wright profile image98
              Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

              As Glenn says, you can't publish to a network site.  You have to publish to HubPages and then hope!

              1. Venkatachari M profile image33
                Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

                Marisa, I hope you have viewed my reply to your comment on my feed yesterday. I hope my hub is still under consideration.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image98
                  Marisa Wrightposted 19 months agoin reply to this

                  I think you should check your spam folder. I think it is strange that your Hub has been under consideration for so long.

                  1. Venkatachari M profile image33
                    Venkatachari Mposted 19 months agoin reply to this

                    I always delete the mails from my spam folder each day or in alternate days. So, it is blank always. I should verify if there is any junk mail, which just struck to my mind.

  8. LosAngelesSEO1 profile image62
    LosAngelesSEO1posted 19 months ago

    great news .....thanks to sharing

  9. UnnamedHarald profile image96
    UnnamedHaraldposted 19 months ago

    It looks like the change to two-weeks from 60 days is now in effect. I just submitted and, instead of telling me I had to wait until February 7, I was able to continue the submission.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image97
      Glenn Stokposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      Yep, I just was able to submit one also. I'm marking my calendar for two weeks from today for the next one. I only submit older hubs, most of my new hubs usually get selected automatically within a few days of publishing.

    2. brianlokker profile image98
      brianlokkerposted 19 months agoin reply to this

      I was able to submit another one too. This is a very positive change!

  10. Rafini profile image88
    Rafiniposted 19 months ago

    How exciting!  I'm way behind with only two out of sixteen on niche sites and have been eagerly awaiting out sixty days!  (course, got two that could go as soon as they're revised. I just haven't done it yet)

 
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