I'd like feedback on my article: Review of Photo Captioning Software

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  1. Simon Kravis profile image94
    Simon Kravisposted 7 months ago

    Hi Hubbers,

    I'd like some help with passing the Quality Assessment Process. Will you please give feedback on my article Review of Photo Captioning Software. What can I do to improve? Thanks!

    I have removed all links from the article, as this appears to be the reason it has failed the QAP. However, I notice there are other review articles which contain links eg

    which contains links to

    and several others

    If the presence of links in my review was the reason for it failing the QAP, what makes the above links  acceptable and the ones in my review article unacceptable?

  2. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 7 months ago

    Links are a bit tricky here. I'm not sure if yours was why your article didn't make the cut, but it's possible HubPages thought it was spammy or unnecessary even though it wasn't trying to sell anything.

    The article you linked to was last updated in 2014 (and perhaps published earlier), so it's possible it was grandfathered in when link usage was less strict. But it probably made it through since the author talks about each of the links and why they're useful; yours had a very brief description.

    I'm sure there's an official HubPages document regarding links out there that may help, but in short, I'd say don't use them unless you spend some time explaining them.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 7 months ago

    As Jeremy said, that example hub you gave is old and obviously never reconfirmed. Old hubs of poor quality remain on HubPages where they don’t earn much revenue, if any at all. That hub does not meet present standards for being a Stellar hub. For that matter, the author had not been keeping up with requirements to get his hub moved to a niche site. He has no bio, no attribution on images, he uses incorrect capitalization on subtitles, he never enabled the copyright tag, he doesn’t use a real name and he uses a picture of a dog for his profile instead of showing authority with his own face... the list goes on.

    That’s therefore not a good example. You can do better. I didn’t check your hub, but if links are the problem, keep in mind that you need to link to high quality sites. You also cannot link to self-promotional sites or affiliate sites that don’t share 60/40 revenue. Only Amazon qualifies for that and that has its own rules.

    Check the learning center for a review of what you need to pass QAP and also how to make your hubs Stella quality so they get moved to the niche sites.

    1. Simon Kravis profile image94
      Simon Kravisposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the comments. When I went to revise it, I found my article seems to have been featured ... but I did look for similar multi-product software reviews for guidance. Mostly they are old (comments going back at least 4 years). Some recently updated ones I selected from search results from "Software Review"   are shown below. Single-product articles (How to use ... ) seem to fairly common.

      https://hubpages.com/money/Compare-Onli … -Companies

      Updated Jan 2018. No comments. Link to author's blog, Amazon product an  other products. Joined 8 years ago, so maybe article is grandfathered. Many articles by author.

      https://hubpages.com/technology/top-10- … ring-tools
      Updated Jun 2016. No comments, contains many links. Author joined 6 years ago, so may be grandfathered. Only 1 article.

  4. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 6 months ago

    There's no point looking on hubpages.com for comparable articles. HubPages is merely a holding site. Here's where to look: https://turbofuture.com/

    That's where you want an article like yours to end up. Only the best get moved. Having said that, it's still possible to find less-than-excellent articles there from the time when HP was trying to get the sites populated.

    1. Simon Kravis profile image94
      Simon Kravisposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this pointer - looks remarkably like HP. Too bad my HP credentials don't work there - have to find another name to use!.

    2. Simon Kravis profile image94
      Simon Kravisposted 6 months agoin reply to this

      Entering my name did get me in to Turbofuture - search for Software Review still didn't find much.  However, a recent one

      https://turbofuture.com/cell-phones/Top … light-Apps

      had a link for each product (all to Google Play) , is by an author who joined 18 months ago who has published 2 articles, and has a few recent comments. So perhaps that's the model to follow.

      Still trying to get

      https://hubpages.com/technology/The-Dig … e-of-Death

      through the hoops to being featured

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 6 months agoin reply to this

        Hmm... not the greatest of hubs, that's for sure, and all the spam links in the comments lower its quality even further. I would take a punt that it won't last long on Turbofuture.

        You'll just have to keep trying.

        No, you don't need to reregister. Turbofuture is part of HubPages. You can't write there directly--it's where articles are moved to. When you have edited an article (don't do it with new ones because they are assessed automatically) you can 'submit to a network site'. There's a button at the top of the page.


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