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How to tell if your submission for a Niche Site was approved?

  1. Cardia profile image91
    Cardiaposted 7 weeks ago

    I recently started cleaning up my hubs and I plan to start submitting them to to the niche sites - well rather, the ones that are not already on. I submitted an article this month, however I can't remember which one it was (terrible memory, I know.)
    How can I know if my submission was successful? Do they send an email or message or something?

    Thanks in advance.

    1. janshares profile image90
      jansharesposted 7 weeks agoin reply to this

      Yes, Cardia. You should receive a "yay" or "nay" email. The "nay" email will suggest what you need to do to improve it and resubmit. Did you check your junk mail box or spam box?

      1. k@ri profile image84
        k@riposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        May I ask how long the decision making process lasts?  I had submitted a hub about a week ago and I haven't heard back yet.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      You can submit an article every 14 days and will be notified if it is approved  or might be approved if you make suggested changes.  I created a little chart that I save that shows me what I submitted and when.  If a lot of time passes, I'll drop a note to the team and ask them what my status is, but usually my work gets approved within a few days to a week.  Some people wait a month or more for approval.  I think it all depends on how many submissions there are for any given niche because some get more than others, so it takes the moderators longer to review them.

      1. Jean Bakula profile image93
        Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Cardia,
        I've waited as long as two weeks, and they usually find a small change they insist upon. So it used to take another week for them to approve that. So I was pleasantly surprised when the latest time, I got an email with just a small capsule with the name of the niche site, with a suggestion which was very helpful. The article was good, but it lacked something, and I kept playing around with it, not getting what I wanted.

        The editor suggested a more personal touch, which I usually write with; this was a topic I knew of, but it needed more of how did I get that experience, and such. It really made a difference. That was about two days ago, so I'm still waiting.

        I have been very vocal about the turn around time, as it's been so slow I haven't even been able to submit two hubs a month because of the staff. I had many bad pictures in my early hubs of 6 yrs. ago. If they approve it faster and already send you an email about the niche, at least we know it's going there as long as we make a simple change. That seems faster.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image94
          Marisa Wrightposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

          Jean, you don't have to wait for one to be approved before you submit the next one. You can submit one every 14 days even if you have other Hubs in the queue.

          1. Jean Bakula profile image93
            Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

            Really? Marisa, you are a wonder!

            I submitted one last week, and the administration decided to just take one I had published ages ago on another site and recently moved here.

            But sometimes when I try to submit another, I get an email I can't until such and such date. I will try to do as you suggest now, because I had one ready to go before they took the other one. Thanks as usual.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              Another thing I've found interesting is that when you submit, sometimes it draws their attention to your work and they start approving other hubs.  Weird, but it has happened to me several times.

              1. janshares profile image90
                jansharesposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                +1

            2. Marisa Wright profile image94
              Marisa Wrightposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

              That's right, if you try to submit too early, you'll see a message telling you when you can submit the next one.  But it just counts 14 days from the last one you submitted, whether or not it's been accepted.

              Also, you know how sometimes you get an email that says the Hub is accepted, but needs a small change?   Once you've made the change, you need to submit it again, using the same system.  That doesn't count towards the one-in-fourteen-days, it's extra.    Are you doing that?  If not, that's probably why you are waiting so long to hear back.

              1. Jean Bakula profile image93
                Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                Marisa,

                Yes, I am making the changes, they are normally small and don't bother me. I guess that does slow it down.

                I have never received the message anything is waiting in the queue, so I guess they feel the hubs are generally quick fixes.

                1. Marisa Wright profile image94
                  Marisa Wrightposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                  Actually my question was, do you use the "Submit to a Network Site" button to resubmit them once you've made the change?

                  1. Jean Bakula profile image93
                    Jean Bakulaposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

                    Yes, is there another way? This week was the first time I did what they asked me to do to accept the hub to a niche, and that's why I was surprised it was a smaller capsule that came up, with the name of the niche site on it, and room for any comments.

  2. Mary Florence profile image80
    Mary Florenceposted 6 weeks ago

    I got an email notifying me that my hub had been rejected within a week.

  3. paperfacets profile image91
    paperfacetsposted 6 weeks ago

    The FeltMagnet site always responds in one day or two. But I submitted one six weeks ago to dengarden about attracting orioles to your yard and I have not heard or seen anything about it. The situation is a bit puzzling and I did not know who to email about the delay. I never got a respond from Owlation. They put the Hub in a queue and for months it is still there. No word since. I think it all is about who is in charge of evaluating Hubs at a site. The process does not work the same across all the sites.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Paperfacets, if you've heard nothing about the orioles Hub, you could try emailing team @ hubpages.com about it. 

      If you've received an email saying your Hub has been placed in a queue, then you can expect to wait a VERY long time before you hear more.  What that email means is, "we like your Hub but it needs a whole heap of work to make it ready, and we're too busy right now".    The Hub goes to the end of a long queue and it could take months before they have time to do the editing themselves.

      If you read the email, you'll see they're suggesting YOU might like to try improving the Hub instead - and if you do that, you can resubmit it for consideration.   That's worth doing.

 
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