A few months ago, I've submitted my Blackout hub to the Owlcation niche hub site. It was declined, since they believed it would be better suited for How They Play, since I've got one section on playing board games. I've looked at both niche site's editorial guidelines and are stumped on how to fix it. I also asked my fellow hubber friend, Glenn Stok, for his input on it too. I'm up for any ideas on how to improve it and fix that section for either niche site. I hope to resubmit it next month to the right niche site. I've included the link for any suggestions. https://hubpages.com/education/What-to- … utBrownout
Hi Kristen. This header, "Family Time with Family Game Night/Snuggle Time" should probably have a comma after Family and before Game.
I don't think you need the paranthesis and the comma "(like I do),".
There is redundency in this sentance. Also and too mean the same thing. " You can also snuggle with them, too."
I think a comma would work better than a slash here: "at school/college or work".
This seems like a run-on sentence to me: " But now it’s been back for a few years, thanks to the Hub Network, that brought back the classic board games and made it interactive with audience participation."
Instead of saying "you can do is doing" you can probably just say Another thing you can do is pray. "Another thing you can do is doing some praying if you feel like it.
A comma would work better here than the slash: "Meditate/Pray and Power Nap"
This "tip" repeats information given in the previous "tip": "Tip: Make sure you have plenty of spare batteries for your boombox or radio, or even for a spare flashlight." .
"croquet" is a game with mallots and balls. I think you mean crochet.
"How about scrapbooking or make a collage?" Scrapbooking or make is not congruent. Scapbooking or making woud be better, I think.
"you can choice to get caught up with your chores: I think you mean choose.
"leaves/shovel" probably a comma would work better.
"You can also print out your rough drafts and work on it, too." Can't print in a power outage. You should check through this hub and make sure that you specify to do it previous in case, there are things like charging, printing that cannot be done during a power outage.
"Rest assure them" I think you just mean to Assure them. I don't understand the "rest" being there.
I read once that you should read your work backwards. Look at each sentence individually to make sure it works. I now do this to all my hubs.
I hope this helps!
This is the second time you've posted about this. When I clicked on the link, it said the hub does not exist.
I have left my comment on the article itself. Further to it, I may say that I doubt whether brackets are allowed in the Title. You may remove the words Or, a, and the brackets also from the main title of the article and put the slash after Outage.
In the subtitle, you can insert a hyphen after Family Game in the header before Night/Snuggle Time. You reread the entire article and you may find many such things.
Normally, if a Hub isn't suitable for the site you chose, HubPages will simply make the decision and put it on a site where it fits better. In this case, I think they were stumped as to where the Hub would fit, because it covers two different things. Each niche site has its own editor, so it's also possible that the Owlcation editor simply forgot about DenGarden as a possibility.
I would submit it to DenGarden. Cut the whole "Lights Out" section (people won't be searching for "what to do during a power outage" if they don't know what a power outage is!) and instead, start with a section on the practical things you need to do if the power goes out (e.g. make sure children or pets are safe, go and check your own fuse box in case it's just your own power that's tripped, unplug electronic devices,).
If you re-angled it slightly as "how to prepare for blackouts" it might work for Dengarden.
That's weird. It should exist. I had problems with the previous post. Let me repost link.
Thanks Kari and Psycheskinner for the ideas. Dreamworker, let me know if this link works.
Psycheskinner, I think you meant Owlcation and not Dengarden.
Hi Marisa. Okay good point. Wrong niche site then. I'll keep it in mind. Venka, duly noted.
It seems more fitting for How They Play. The bulk of your article is about how to spend your time, rather than surviving the blackout. If it was put in the wrong niche, you would get people clicking away quickly if they we looking for help in what to do during a blackout. And that would effect your status in search rankings.
HubPages will decide which niche site it goes to, not Kristen. The system allows you to nominate a site when you submit the Hub, but that's only a suggestion - it's the HubPages editor who decides where it goes.
In this case, I think it was rejected because it's not targeted enough at one site - bits of it could work for How They Play, but then all the "preparing for a blackout" stuff isn't relevant to that site.
Some general style advice:
Get to the point quickly. You need to convince your reader in the very first paragraph that you're going to give them what they're looking for. In this Hub they're looking for information on what to DO in a power cut, but you give them information on what a power cut IS. That's not what they want. They won't scroll down, they'll click back to Google and look for another article.
Never talk about "Hubs", unless you're writing an article about HubPages. 90% of HubPages readers are not Hubbers, they've never heard of HubPages and won't know what you mean.
Never use the Heading on a photo capsule. Use the caption instead. Having headings on photos and on paragraphs is confusing for the reader.
Make sure you understand the rules about Amazon capsules. That torches capsule will just get snipped, because you don't say why you, personally, recommend those particular torches. Also you've put it in a section of the Hub which is all about playing games, not in the section about preparing for the power cut, so it's irrelevant.
by Dina Sostarec 4 days ago
Hi,Do more experienced Hubbers have any useful tips for getting your article moved to a niche site? I kept seeing advice that goes something like "make sure you write a high-quality article" but it just seems so vague to me. I have 9 articles now and the only one that was moved to a niche...
by Kate Daily 2 weeks ago
Just curious, but does anyone have experience with this? How'd you do it? Did you tell Google the article moved somehow or do anything else fancy? Or did you just copy, paste, delete from HubPages, and wait for Google to catch up?Im guessing there might be some duplicate content penalties from...
by Victoria Van Ness 11 months ago
What's the point in keeping us from linking to our own work in our articles? That's how we increase traffic to our articles!
by Scott S Bateman 11 months ago
I have been pleased with the audience and revenue for my articles on HubPages since joining the site some years ago.I commend the company for creating the successful niche sites at a time when similar sites were folding. My existing articles that moved to those sites have done even better than...
by Cardia 2 years 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?...
by Kristen Howe 21 months ago
Last month, I came here to ask for help on how to get my Blackout hub into a niche. I've took your advice to make it better and send it to Dengarden's niche site. I sent it out this past Sunday--it came back declined yesterday. So I'm asking again here for you guys to point me in a new direction to...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
HubPages Inc, a part of Maven Inc.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This 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.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We 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 Pixels||We 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.|