Am I the only one who has supposedly "low quality" poems for hubs?

Jump to Last Post 1-7 of 7 discussions (10 posts)
  1. Sunny River profile image60
    Sunny Riverposted 5 years ago

    Am I the only one who has supposedly "low quality" poems for hubs?

    Or is it just me? I find it rather annoying that hp doesn't seem to bother having different quality standards for a poem vs. a how-to hub. It borders on insulting in my mind, to say that my poem isn't a quality hub just because it's not long enough for them.

  2. writinglover profile image83
    writingloverposted 5 years ago

    I had a similar issue with two of my creative writing pieces. It was just hours after I published those two that they became idle. I added a sentence to each one and they were published almost instantly. Apparently they fell short of the required 8 that I needed. I thought they were high quality, so I was kind of put out. I haven't had trouble with my poems so far, but I can relate.

  3. Theater girl profile image72
    Theater girlposted 5 years ago

    I am having a situation like this too. My piece has traffic, comments etc, and it is still not featured cause of "quality" is it the word number, I wonder? Any help?

    1. Sunny River profile image60
      Sunny Riverposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It must be the word number because that's why a couple of mine are now "low quality". My longer ones are just fine. "Drip Drop:, my poem, isn't featured and it has a low word count, but something like "Spider Slayer" is because it's a bit longer.

    2. Theater girl profile image72
      Theater girlposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I added a sentence or two and another picture and the piece is now featured. Go figure! Thanks for the discussion and tips!

  4. anagham profile image59
    anaghamposted 5 years ago

    I know.. my poem is short enough when compared to the how to-hubs.. but what matters is what we write.. I have only one poem in my list, thinking of publishing another..poems cannot be considered as low quality hubs just because they are not long enough...poems also have their own standards..

  5. chef-de-jour profile image96
    chef-de-jourposted 5 years ago

    There are ongoing issues with HP over poetry -  restrictive capsules, length of poem and subject matter to name a few. I agree with you - a poem is a poem no matter how lomng or short and that length should be decided by the author...BUT as a creative writer on HP you have to weigh up the pros and cons. It's great that there's a platform for poetry, one which potentially can attract many readers and responders, plus you have a great deal of feedback and guidance available.

    I write poetry on HP and prefer to gather a few together rather than publish them separately. This could be option for you - then you can write very short poems without fear of the hub going idle.

    Hope this helps, a little.

    1. anagham profile image59
      anaghamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That could help.. thanks for the suggestion..

  6. profile image0
    JThomp42posted 5 years ago

    Yes, I have encountered this issue many, many times. Make sure when starting your hub you specify it as poetry. This may help a little, but it seems that Google wants nothing to do with poetry.

  7. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Not yet, but I am sure as they run all the older hubs thru the QAP process it will happen. It has happened to three of my recipes.  RECIPES for heaven sake!! Ingredients - instructions - what else do they need?

    I am so close to pulling everything off here. They have gone nuts around here.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis 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.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe 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 PixelsWe 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.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)