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What is wrong with my article causing unfeatured?

  1. peeples profile image94
    peeplesposted 6 weeks ago

    I feel like my article checks the boxes. For a while it was featured. Then unfeatured. I tried editing, adding more relevant info, pretty much everything I know to do. So now I am going to let go of my ego and post it here for criticism. Article is almost 4 years old fyi.

    https://hubpages.com/sports/Review-of-T … h-Carolina

    1. theraggededge profile image100
      theraggededgeposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Hi there,

      All photos and right-aligned capsules must be full width now. You might have to replace poor quality photos that don't look so good in a larger format.

      I'd suggest you move the map down the page and add a proper introduction. You launch right into the muddy lake (s'cuse pun), which could be read as a negative. Instead, start with a positive paragraph that entices the reader to keep reading.

      1. peeples profile image94
        peeplesposted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

        Muddy lakes are all we have in the part of the country lol but I understand what you mean. There are no high quality pics available for use which is why I used my own. Maybe I should remove a couple of them.
        Thank you for the insightful input.

    2. PegCole17 profile image96
      PegCole17posted 6 weeks agoin reply to this

      Sorry to hear your article is no longer featured. You might try changing the title to something more search friendly or that grabs the reader's attention.
      Example: "Twin Lakes, SC: a Fun Place to Camp."

      Consider moving the third paragraph to the top of the article to start off with a positive.
      "Fishing is good in Lake Hartwell. The lake has plenty of large mouth bass, bream, crappie, and striped bass. We seem to have the best luck catching bass and bream."
      Consider taking yourself out of the narrative if possible. (Campers say they have the best luck...)
      Add what to use for bait.

      Perhaps move the negatives to the bottom of the article. (Muddy lake, five miles to nearest stores, etc..) Instead of saying "middle of nowhere" sell the privacy and seclusion aspect of the campsite.

      Like someone else said earlier, move the map to the bottom and make all the capsules full width for better mobile viewing.

      Your article has some fantastic photos and good information. I hope this advice will be helpful. /Peg

  2. cleoaddams profile image89
    cleoaddamsposted 6 weeks ago

    Have you had low traffic on the article? If you have low traffic, the article can become unfeatured after a while.