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I took into account suggestions to improve my article and edited it accordingly, also the traffic is growing (two red triangles). In spite of this, the score dropped from 50 to 49 and it is not published.
How do you explain this?
The article is a very simple recipe for a chocolate spread with only three ingredients. There is no way you can turn this article into a 1500-word piece because it will be too boring. Most readers open the page only to know how to make the spread.
I would like to receive some practical suggestions to improve it, not computer-generated meaningless decisions.
The only article I can see is this one: https://hubpages.com/education/Will-Pla … al-Warming
For us to see the other one, you will have to click on the link provided in the email that was sent.
In the GW one, I can see that there could be problems. You have no clear introduction. It's all a bit messy and incoherent. You've pasted in a full url there, instead of using a live link, that looks ugly and off-putting. You also refer in the very first sentence to 'climate change deniers'. This is a derogatory term given to people who actually don't deny climate change, but question its causes and effects. That immediately puts off a large section of your target audience.
There is some weird spacing going on in your text. There are also errors with the use of apostrophes. You could try reading the text out loud in order to pick up the errors.
There are other problems with it, but probably best to wait and see if it passes QAP.
It's almost certainly the two amazon capsules. Try stripping those out and republishing -- then at least you'll know if that's it. Good luck!
The Amazon capsules are the problem, guaranteed.
I suggest you take a moment to read my Hub called The Basic Rules (you'll find it on the slider on my profile). There are VERY specific rules about using Amazon capsules and they're spelled out in that Hub (I've given up repeating them on forum posts, I have to do it too often).
You may think HubPages' rules are unreasonable. I think some of them are unreasonable, too. However, it's their site and their business, so they can set whatever rules they darn well like. There's no reason for them to change just because some of us don't like them - if we leave, there's an endless stream of writers waiting to take our place.
So like I said, my Hub lists all the basic rules you need to follow if you want your Hubs published.
Your chocolate spread article is published but unfeatured, (invisible to search engines) and that's most likely because the final paragraph, which is titled Keywords, is stuffed with keywords.
I think the Amazon capsules are OK because you said that those products are what you came up with after weeks of experimenting. So it's a valid personal recommendation, which is a requirement for Amazon capsules. The length is also OK.
Hi, Jorge. Like chasmac, I think the keywords section should be removed. I think the Amazon capsules should be removed, too, because people can buy the ingredients at their local grocery store or supermarket. They may not find the brands that you show, but the recipe will still work. I also noticed that you've listed your references twice—once as links in the article and again in the "References" section at the end of the article. This seems unnecessary.
I would change "give for granted" to "take for granted." It's at the very beginning. It certainly didn't bother me, but it will cause some to question the rest of the wording. I'm going to try the recipe, BTW!
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