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