I saw on top of my hub " Submit to a Hubpages Network Site", I tried to click it but got this message:
Sorry, but you can't submit this article right now.
This article is not Featured.
How do I change my current hub to "Featured"? There isn't any error in this hub.
You can't change it. Until HP decides it is of high enough quality to feature you won't be able to submit it to a niche site. Articles that go to niche sites must be well written and meet all of the criteria set forth for stellar hubs. Good luck.
Oh , so I need to edit and see whether HP team accepts or not. Thanks
Hi! Peachpurple, you need to have your article or hub featured first in Hubpages before submitting it to a niche site. That's how I understand it because I haven't been updating my articles for a while and I saw that most of my articles were not featured. I have updated them all and now I am trying to put them one by one in niche sites like wanderwisdom, owlcation, and the other sites. I also learnt that we can only add one hub every 14 days in the niche sites. You can't put two or more hubs at once. Hope this helps you Peachpurple.
Right. Improve it (if unclear how to do this visit learning center or ask for additional feedback), and get HP to feature it. Once it is featured, if it is good enough and the topic on a niche site isn't over-saturated, they might move it without you needing to apply. I usually wait up to a week before deciding to submit to a niche site to see if they move it automatically do I don't use up one of my two monthly submission slots. If they don't move it after it's been featured then go to the top of the hub and click submit to niche site and check each step (and double check each step by going over the article even if you think you complied - remember when you submit it that's a two week block of time before you can submit another one so you want to maximize the chance it will be accepted). Decide which niche site you want to apply to then submit it. But the first step is making the article through Q&P and getting it featured. Good luck.
Both of you have already explained how to do it. Nothing more can be added to your advice.
I see, so I need to edit my hub then submit again, see whether HP team will auto redirect my hub to the niche site. Thanks very much for your help
Hi, I just mentioned this button in another thread, but I did not think about not being featured.
If you want an article featured, it has to be edited. If it was unfeatured for traffic, sometimes editing will bring it back online. If it was unfeatured for quality, there is something about the article that HP does not find acceptable.
If you want to post the article in the forums (improving your hub category) others can look at it and point out what needs to be improved. The reviews can be harsh at times, but they are always helpful!
Hp only sends a general email stating "HeadsUp! your article could be featured" that's all that they do in most cases. So, posting in Forums is the best option to get feedback and advice, as you already mentioned.
I was actually thinking of your rasam recipe as I wrote this. Didnt you have to revise it like 5 times before it was featured?
True, a dozen times. I got two tips from HP moderators, some tips from our hubbers, and the rest was all a repetition of edit, edit, and edit. I lost confidence and tried one more time after those one dozen edits. Then, it got featured.
Now, it is my "Smoking article". It got un featured due to traffic and I edited. But, totally lost it now. They say "Heads Up".
I agree with you that reviews might be harsh but they are the truth, need to learn from mistakes
Go and edit this article and add some things, take things out, check it over. By editing it, it will then go through the process again and could be featured. If not, continue to do this.
OK , got it, should I remove external links?
Where are these external links going?
External links should be to places with a good reputation and only if needed. Like a health article and you want to link to a study on a university or government website.
In other words, only use external links if needed to further the information of your article. And just one or two Amazon links.
External links to are related to my article, but those links are my own articles at other websites. SOmetimes I add external links to Youtube videos on how to do tips.
You can't link to your own work outside of HP as that is self-promotion. Your articles have to be stand-alone; HP doesn't want you sending people off site. Only include links that back up your research, or are valid and useful Amazon products.
You can put a YouTube video in your article instead of linking to it.
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