I'd like feedback on my article: Mobile apps - boon or bane?

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  1. saisreesub profile image82
    saisreesubposted 15 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I've had feedback from the hubpages team (twice) that my article could be featured if it gets necessary updates.  The current feedback suggests either spammy content or failing to meet general quality standards.  Will you please give feedback on my article Mobile apps - boon or bane?. What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    1. theraggededge profile image98
      theraggededgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      That's a very comprehensive article smile

      I suggest you put your title and subtitles into title case. It's a Hubpages requirement now for new hubs.

      Go right through the text and be harsh about pruning out sentences, phrases and words that aren't necessary. Deleting is just as much part of a writer's job as writing it all in the first place.

      Don't use generic cartoony images. This article only needs one or two relevant images. Make sure they are legal-to-use and that you cite the source and license. This lets the editors know you have done it right. They must be legal-to-use on a commercial site.

      Think about the title. Do you think anyone is looking for it in a search engine? What are people looking for? Mobile Apps: Advantages and Disadvantages is the third search term that Google suggests (when I type mobile apps into the search box). That would be a really good title, and you know that people are looking for it. And the results page doesn't show anyone using that specific title either. And it's yours!

      Good luck.

      1. saisreesub profile image82
        saisreesubposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you!  I have now resubmitted following your suggestions.  One question - the reference to "title case" is about capitalization on larger words?  I had read the style guide, but missed implementing this.
        The point about deletion is extremely valid - as you mentioned, I tend to be comprehensive, but some chopping is required.  I succeeded in dropping 250 words today, good by my standards smile

        1. theraggededge profile image98
          theraggededgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

          Title case:

          Ten Things You Need to Know About Mobile Apps
          Mobile Apps: Advantages and Disadvantages
          Important Considerations to Know About Mobile Apps

          Do the same with your subtitles.

          smile

          1. saisreesub profile image82
            saisreesubposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            Hi,
            I have exactly the same feedback yet again, although I have incorporated as many of the suggestions as I could.  I'm wondering if there is something specific getting interpreted as "spammy".
            The link is the same, as in the top most post here, although the title is changed.  Any support appreciated, because clearly, I am not able to figure this out myself.

            1. theraggededge profile image98
              theraggededgeposted 15 months agoin reply to this

              Remove all the live links. They aren't necessary anyway. You can refer to the Android community without linking to it.

              That will fix it.

              1. saisreesub profile image82
                saisreesubposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                Okay, I have done that resubmitted.  But I have had a few other articles with links that were published earlier.  So, I find it surprising that any live links are equated to spam.

                1. saisreesub profile image82
                  saisreesubposted 15 months agoin reply to this

                  Unfortunately, I have again got the same feedback about "spammy elements" or failing to meet quality standards.  So it seems that live links is not the issue, but I am still unable to figure out what the issue is.

  2. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 15 months ago

    I generally find HP's overall disposition towards links a little confusing. Nowadays, I just exclude all.

    1. saisreesub profile image82
      saisreesubposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      As I just replied on the previous post, external links do not seem to be the issue, at least with my article, but I am still scratching my head on why the editiors find it spammy.

 
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