I'd like feedback on my article: The Ultimate Guide to get more blog traffic...

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    Qhammadposted 11 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article The Ultimate Guide to get more blog traffic (22 Tips inside) (must be signed in to view). What can I do to improve? Thanks!

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image93
    Jeremy Gillposted 11 months ago

    Here are some tips:

    1) Proofread. The second sentence has its first word not capitalize, and there are further errors and awkward sentences (like the poll's option of "No, I don't have").
    2) Caption your images. Additionally, a few more sprinkled throughout would help break the long blocks of text.
    3) For subpoints, like under you "Content is King" section, I'd bold the subpoints or put them in a bulleted list; don't give them their own capsule heading.
    4) We're discouraged from titling capsules "Conclusion".

    First things first. Proofread and go from there.

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      Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your time and for evaluating my article Jeremy. I started to freak out as I didn't know what I am supposed to do. its hard to figure out what you need to exactly change if you wrote the article because if your wrote it you would see it perfect.
      I will go through all the points you mentioned and I will try to fix it.
      Thanks again.
      For Hubpages team, if a moderator will be reviewing my first articles it would be really really helpful if the moderator can mentioned what is the things that needs to be changed.

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image93
        Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        You're welcome! For just about any article, proofreading is what most new Hubbers are reluctant to do. I think we fear reading what we write and seeing it as not good enough, but reviewing your work is absolutely vital; I catch at least 3 errors in each article I've written before publishing thanks to proofreading.

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          Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I totally agree with you, I am editing my article now and i found couple of errors and even I am trying to make more scannable and readable. Thanks to your support.

  3. aesta1 profile image89
    aesta1posted 11 months ago

    You have written all the possible tips here, you just need to edit your article. I use Grammarly, the free version to edit my writing and I find it helpful enough. The internet is overloaded with writing on this topic so you need to have something new to add to get this noticed especially because you're competing with those who have long ago established their credibility on blogging. I wish you the best.

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      Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much Aesta, i really appreciate your time. Grammarly is a very good tip and I will start using it. I agree with you that this topic is overloaded with this topic. Actually 4 years back I used to have my own blog and such topics was published at my article but couple of years back I got really busy and stopped following the blog and its dead. So i started here on hubpages and hopefully my articles will help other members to keep their blogs. Wish you a very great day.

      1. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        If you have published this material before, it may be showing up as duplicate content. That could be the problem.

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          Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Hi, Thanks for your feedback, the content has been published before on my blog but since my blog is dead 2-3 years back the content has not been published on any other place and I made sure to check for duplicate copies before I decide to post the content again. The issue is that the hub score was 62 yesterday and when I tried to improve the hub by fixing the typo errors and by making the article more readable and scannable. After submitting again the hub again is not accepted and the score dropped 57. Although all the hours I spent to fix it the hub score dropped.

          1. Jeremy Gill profile image93
            Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            You've definitely made some formatting improvements, but there's still work to be done, especially proofreading. Your second sentence is "who doesn't want to get huge traffic to his blog or website?"and the word "who" needs to be capitalized. Be sure to read through the entire article and correct such instances.

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              Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks again Jeremy, I will go through word by word and spend more time proofreading. however, after the initial changes, I was expecting to get higher hub score and the fact that my hub score decreased little bit discouraged me.

              1. Jeremy Gill profile image93
                Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                It'll probably come up again at some point; scores fluctuate, so try not to worry about their small changes. Once your article is improved, it may gradually increase, but for now focus on getting featured.

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              Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Thanks Jeremy, you have been very helpful.

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    Qhammadposted 11 months ago

    I have gone through fellow hubber recommendations and edit the article with their comments in mind. Submitted the hub again for publication but again received the same error and the hub score remained the same. Any idea what really should be changed to increase the hub score to be published.

    I would appreciate if the moderator who checked the article will give the exact things that need to be improved in the article. All the changes that I have done in the article made it worse. The article had a score of 62 and now after changes is 57. so instead of keep making the article worse pointing out the exact things that need to be improved will be much easier.

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    Qhammadposted 11 months ago

    I have been following all the recommended changes and done a lot of edits and improvements and tried to publish the article many time but still it's not featured. I checked the spelling using 3 different application but its still not enough for improvement. I don't understand what is exactly required to change to get the hub published.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      It's possible that the moderators have deemed it a 'saturated topic'. You have to offer ideas that aren't commonly known.

      Also remove the numbering from your subheadings. It isn't necessary. Also the colons. Keep your subheadings clean. Be consistent with capitalization and formatting, for example "Questions & Answers sites" should be 'Questions and Answer Sites' or 'Q&A Sites'.

      Go right through your article as capitalization is an issue. "There are hundreds of website directories available online both Paid and free..." Why is 'paid' capitalized? Why is 'email' capitalized? Why is 'guest post'? If you are unsure then read up on the rules of capitalization. Don't guess. Only the word at the beginning of a sentence and proper nouns (names of people, companies, countries, etc.) should have a capital letter.

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        Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hi,
        Thank you so much for your feedback. it's really appreciated. I will double check the points that you have mentioned and hopefully this time the hub will get published.
        If the moderator has marked the hub as saturated topic shouldn't be mentioned instead of mentioning needs improvement. This way I will know that there is no hope to publish the article and I will move to another subject which might get published. Anyway lets see if it will get published after the changes.

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          They can't write a personal email to everyone. There are hundreds of hubs written every day. Most of the time, articles are quickly scanned and a form email sent.

          Hubpages provides tons of guidance on how to write a high quality article in the Learning Center. Follow the links by clicking on Help at the top of any page.

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            Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Hi, I am not suggesting to send a personal email to everyone. I am suggesting to mark the hub as topic saturated instead of needs improvement, this will give me an indication that it will not be published and that I should focus on writing another hub with different topics.
            I have taken a look at the help and will double check again.

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    Qhammadposted 11 months ago

    Hi All,

    I have done some further updates to the article and submitted the article but it didn's pass the QAP processor. A moderator suggested proofreading the article. I have been using Hubpages spelling check, Grammerly, and MS Word and I don't seem to find any further mistakes. Any help to proofread the article and see if there is still any mistakes.

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Can't see it. The original link doesn't work and it's not visible on your profile. Is there a link in the last email you received?

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        Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Hi,
        Please check below link, it's not published so you must be logged in to see it
        https://hubpages.com/technology/The-Ult … affic-Tips

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          I am logged in but it is still coming up as "page not found."

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            Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks for checking. I am not sure why it's not available. I can see it.

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Of course you can, it's your hub. But we can't if it isn't published. Hubpages provides a special URL to enable other hubbers to view an unpublished hub (hence the requirement to be logged in). You'll have to click the link in the email to start a new thread. Just like you did before.

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                Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Hi, I used the link in their last email and I have opened a new thread.
                Below is a link to the new thread.

                https://hubpages.com/community/forum/33 … og-traffic

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            Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Is it possible that a moderator could set the article to be seen only by me? How I can share the article with you guys. As I have tried on my own and I don't see any mistakes. Maybe there are some mistakes which I don't recognize because I am not a native English speaker.

  7. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image95
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 11 months ago

    There's no need to open a second thread. It clutters up the feed with duplicate posts. Post your new link here.

    https://hubpages.com/technology/The-Ult … 7sbiiz9er4 There I've added it for you.

    (The other thread can now get deleted.)

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      Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Beth,
      I have shared the Link to the article here. the article link didn't change but DrMark & theraggededge is not able see the article

  8. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image95
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 11 months ago

    Yes, I know that, but you have also started a new thread which should now be deleted as it clutters up the feed.

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      Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Sorry for that, I just followed the recommendation from theraggededge.

      1. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image95
        Beth Eaglescliffeposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Oops! We're both trying to be helpful, and sometimes our ideas get crossed.

        Theraggededge is a well respected Hubber. She will give you lots of good advice on how to improve hubs that are not yet featured.

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          Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Hi Beth,
          I Know, and I really appreciate both of you for your time and for being very helpful. What I meant is that I didn't plan to have a duplicate thread with no value, I just tried the recommendation to see if the article will be viewable to other hubbers as I can't tell by myself since I can see my hub.

  9. theraggededge profile image98
    theraggededgeposted 11 months ago

    Yes, it was my fault. I couldn't see any other way for him to get the article link here. Wasn't sure if he could copy the link from the email - it has to come through as a forum post afaik.

    Okay, well, I'll go through it.

    The title is still not in title case, neither does it flow. This is what I would write: 22 Tips To Get More Traffic to Your Blog

    There is some awkward phrasing, and it's difficult to pick up, I know. Let me give you an example using your introductory paragraph.

    "Traffic! Who does not want to get huge traffic to his blog or website? Traffic can help you reach your business goals by getting more customers, more blog readers, and more money by converting your traffic or leads to customers. Although your main traffic source should always be organic traffic from search engines, it's as important to have more than one method or way of generating traffic."

    "Who wouldn't want more traffic to their blog or website? Traffic helps you reach your business goals by getting more readers. More readers means more customers. And more customers means higher earnings. Your main source of traffic should be via search engines, but it's important to have more than one way of generating traffic."

    Try to avoid using unnecessary words. I keep saying it, but more words does not equate to better writing. Weed them out.

    Watch out for rogue capitalisation. I think I mentioned it before. If the words 'search engine' begins a sentence then it is written thus: Search engines always update... If they appear in the middle of a sentence, it is always, "maintain your blog or website traffic if you are hit by a search engine update." Lower case. Also note that I removed 'being', and added an 'a'.

    Check again for wrongly capitalised words. Only proper nouns, like people's names, company names, and places should begin with a capital letter. Words like 'backlink' should not.

    Recheck your subtitles for capitalisation.

    Remove the subtitle from the video capsule. It's unnecessary.

    "They say Content is King" should be "They say 'content is king', and they are right."

    Do you want your bullet points capitalised, or not? Decide which, and be consistent.

    Change the poll. It's a nothing question.  Who cares about the answer? Ask something like: Do you optimize your content for search engines? and add a third possible response:

    1. Yes, I do try to optimize my web content for search engines.
    2. No, but I'm learning how to do it.
    3. I don't understand any of this stuff.

    I always like to add that third option as a bit of fun.

    Don't mention HubPages and don't link to an internal Help page. Your aim is to get your article moved to a niche site. Your readers won't understand what you are referring to. Plus, you shouldn't link to a Hubpages.com site from a niche site at all, so don't bother putting it there in the first place.

    Make sure you give a brief explanation when using terms such as meta description.

    Okay, I have to stop there or this will be way too long.

    You've done a huge amount of work on this and it's looking much better. It's just a question of tweaking it until it gets featured.

    Good luck.

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      Qhammadposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your time you spent reviewing my article. You have done more than what you should do and I really can't thank you enough.
      And I thought that my article is perfect and free of errors but it seems there is a major tweak that I have to do. I will go through your suggested changes and hope to make the article of much better quality.

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    Qhammadposted 11 months ago

    Hi All,

    Thank you so much for your time and valuable inputs. The article is now published and featured.

 
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