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Rejected for niche site.

  1. hclpd profile image89
    hclpdposted 7 months ago

    How often do your articles make it to niche sites? I've submitted three different articles to those sites, and have been rejected so far.  After heavy re-writing, I was hoping that the following article would make it to the niche site. Well, it didn't. It would help to know what I'm doing wrong.

    http://hubpages.com/entertainment/Best-Netflix-Shows

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I have 34 selected with 1 more in the pipeline. All my images apart from 1 or 2 are my own.

    2. Au fait profile image95
      Au faitposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I'll be honest, I spent less than 60 seconds checking out your hubs.  Here are 2 things that stood out in that short time.

      1.  "11 Historical War Movies like Gladiator Everyone Should Watch."  Also, "List Of Some Of The Best Starz TV Shows."  Did you take the photos in this article yourself?  Yes, I'm being sarcastic.  I saw no credits given to the person who did take the photos or who provided them.  When you use someone else's photos you must always give them credit.  You can be sued for stealing photos just as you can for plagiarizing text. 

      I'm going to try to include an example of how to give correct credit for photos in case you aren't familiar.  Use photo capsules and fill out the form provided within that capsule as shown in the example I'm providing.

      http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13386666_f248.jpg

      2.  "The Ultimate List Of Best Mindfuck Movies Everyone should Watch".  There is a word in the title of this hub that I promise you HubPages will find unacceptable and offensive.  I'm surprised they haven't unpublished it.

      I'm sure you've noted that every now and then you come across a hub someone else has written that may include the F-word or similar words that some people find offensive.  Just because someone else jumps off the cliff doesn't mean you should.  HP frowns heavily on unacceptable language whether it's in the title or the body of the hub -- or anywhere in the hub. 

      Please go to the Learning Center and review the guidelines there even if you've already done that a time or two.  I like to keep the URL handy for reference when I have a question about something.  https://hubpageshelp.com

      Finally, I noted that the sentence structure in some cases was not correct.  In your review of " List Of Some Of The Best Starz TV Shows," you have the following sentences:  "James Nesbitt shines in his role of a broken devastated father who'd not give up. Rest of the cast has done an amazing job as well, bringing a lot of authenticity with their mesmerizing performances."

      The contraction "who'd" is not a correct contraction in that it is colloquial.  The only time that contraction would be correct is if it were included in actual dialogue. 

      Also, you begin the second sentence included here with 'Rest.'  It should be 'The rest."  You might also replace the word 'with' in the second sentence with the word 'into.'  So the second sentence would then read, " The rest of the cast has done an amazing job as well, bringing a lot of authenticity into their mesmerizing performances. There were several similar sentence structure and grammar issues.

      I hope these suggestions for your hubs will be helpful in getting you onto one of the niche sites.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I questioned the team awhile back about the use of the "f" word and they said they did not censor hubs that used it because it is not their job to act as censors for crude language.  They'll censor other words, though, such as "br...t" and "abor....n" in some instances. Makes no sense to me, and I personally feel that the use of such foul language as the "f" word has no place in a site that is trying to regain its online credibility.  But that's just me.

        1. janshares profile image89
          jansharesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          I remember that very well. The "f" word was in a title and they said it was okay!

  2. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago

    I assume you're aiming for ReelRunDown.  Reading the editorial policy might help:

    https://reelrundown.com/editorial-policy

    Also, take a look at the ones you've already had accepted and ask yourself, why did they make the cut when your later ones didn't?

    1. hclpd profile image89
      hclpdposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I honestly don't know how they made the cut since they were poorly written. I have been fixing them for last few days.  What I can't understand, however, is why my new articles aren't making it to ReelRunDown? I would mail them, but I know that it would be in vain. It's something I have to figure out on my own.

      While were are at it, how many of yours have been moved to the niche sites? Just curious smile

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I've had 30 transferred, 70 are still on HubPages.  I'm not stressing about that because a lot of those on HP are either about Hubbing/blogging (which I don't expect will be moved, ever) or about dance (which I don't particularly want to be moved, because dance is stranded on an inappropriate network site with unrelated topics).

        I've manually submitted three, I think, and had two of them accepted.  The third one they wanted me to remove some photos and information which I felt were important so I elected not to move it.

        1. hclpd profile image89
          hclpdposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Could you link me to the ones you'd manually submitted and were accepted? Thanks.

          1. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 months ago in reply to this

            We're now allowed to post links to our own Hubs in the forums,but if you go to my profile, you can look for "How to Beat Cold Sores"

      2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        66 of the 106 articles on my main site here at HP have been transferred.  The last one was put up just one day after I posted it, and the only one I submitted went up within two days after submission.

  3. brittpinkie profile image91
    brittpinkieposted 7 months ago

    Just an idea, but are there already other articles on ReelRunDown about the same topic?  They don't really seem to want a bunch of the same articles there, at least I've noticed that.  If someone has already covered the same exact topic, that could be why.

    I had a look at your hub and it looks great, so I can't think of many other reasons.  What did the rejection e-mail say?  They rejected one of my hubs once (oddly, one that I didn't even submit, lol) and gave me some pointers on how to fix it: changing the the capitalisation in the title, and making my images full-length.  Were there any pointers in the e-mails they sent you?

    1. hclpd profile image89
      hclpdposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Nope. There weren't any. They've sent me the same old email, encouraging me to submit other articles. I can't see anything wrong with those articles, though. Still, I'm trying to figure out where I can improve. Though, it would help if I knew what to do to be considered for niche sites. I appreciate your input,  though.

  4. Lipnancy profile image93
    Lipnancyposted 7 months ago

    Could it be the pictures?
    https://hubpageshelp.com/media/Learning … -image-use
    Just a thought.

  5. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    I didn't read them all, I just checked the review on The Crown as that's what I was planning on watching sometime soon and I noticed a flaw: "costing around $100" $100 what? I'm sure it's more than a hundred big_smile Probably some small faults such as that. The team stopped editing those things for you and if they spot a mistake it's a straight reject (from what I understood). Also, the issue Lipnancy pointed about pictures. But I'm guessing your other hubs have series posters as well. I don't think that's the problem?

    1. Au fait profile image95
      Au faitposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      lobobrandon, the $ tells you what.  It's 100 dollars or $100.  Both are read the same way.

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        No I meant it's not $100 for the production. That is just not possible. It is 100 thousand probably.

        1. hclpd profile image89
          hclpdposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          $100 million. Thanks for pointing that out. Oh, and I'd probably move these articles to my blog since they're not a good fit for the niche sites.

  6. brittpinkie profile image91
    brittpinkieposted 7 months ago

    Eh, I don't think images are an issue.  There's the article Lipnancy posted, but almost EVERY hub I've seen on the niche sites has images that aren't free to use and most don't even bother posting a source.  It doesn't seem like Hubpages is strict on their image policy...

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image91
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      The team has stated that they do not vet images, but also that if you use illegal photos and get caught you can be sued.  It's always a mistake to plagiarize because it is, in fact, stealing the work of another person who has not given you permission to use it.

      When I find a photo that is not public domain that I'd like to use, I either call or write the owner and ask permission.  I don't do this often, but every time I have done so the owner has been very gracious...even though some have placed limitations on how I can use it.

      Just good business to respect he work of other people, whether or not HP monitors images.

  7. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 7 months ago

    Also another thing that I noticed is that the hubs that were first taken away to the niche sites based on traffic had somewhat more lenient standards. The sub title format for instance on some articles wasn't really following the guidelines in the checklist (11 points)

    1. hclpd profile image89
      hclpdposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      I concur. The first few hubs were moved based on the traffic they received. Now they've stricter policies in place.

 
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