What Could I do to get this hub on a network site

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  1. quotations profile image86
    quotationsposted 5 years ago


    I have had a frustrating experience with this hub: https://hubpages.com/education/The-Nazi … -of-Canada

    I was contacted by a hubpage editor who stated that the hub was being considered for a network site (I had not submitted it, so I felt pleased with the fact they liked it). But they said that in order for it to be included they wanted me to add my sources. The email instructed me to reply once I had added my sources. I did this and waited.

    Then I got an email saying that the article was rejected and gave boilerplate reasons that it was rejected and listed the following possible reasons:

        - didn't address the changes requested by the site's editor.

        - is about a very general topic that is already extensively covered on Owlcation or elsewhere online. Perhaps you can add a new spin on the topic to make it your own. If your article is a popular (e.g., chocolate chip cookies) recipe, adding gorgeous, original, step-by-step photos is a great way to make it stand out from the rest.

        -is about a YMYL (Your Money, Your Life) topic. YMYL articles need to be written by a professional or expert on the topic, by someone who has had personal experience with it, or list credible, well-cited sources.

        -is about a current event and written in a way that won't be relevant to readers in the future. Perhaps you can expand on your topic and offer historical analysis or additional insight beyond covering the facts of the story.

        -is unlikely to satisfy readers for some other reason. Your article might be deeply valuable to you, your friends, or your family, but not be written in a way that is useful or accessible to a wider audience. Or perhaps your article could be useful to readers, but it doesn't convey your experience or involvement with the topic.

    The only one that might apply is the first one, if they felt I didnt address the sourcing issue. Have I done anything wrong from what you can see?

    Is it worth re-submitting and if so what would you recommend I change?


    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image83
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      They most likely rejected it due to the topic.  Undoubtedly there are many similar articles on the net.  When this happens, the best thing to do is delete it and move on.

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image67
      Miebakagh57posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, friend, I had not much experience on the niche sites to offer any help at the moment. Once, early this year, I wrote a short hub on a mermaid story. Surprisedly, I was by an email informed that it has been lifted up to a niche site. I contact the editors but no response has been sent to me. How can Ibe of help here? Thank you.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 5 years ago

    I have a couple of suggestions. The article needs a thorough proof reading; I found several small but niggling errors.

    I suggest explaining earlier that this was a faked invasion. I understand the attraction of the element of surprise but some people don't have the patience to read the whole story and might leave before learning the truth. Indeed one of your commenters  thought it was for real. This is how wildly outrageous untruths spread around on the Internet.

    The images should be credited as to source and must be free of copyright restrictions.

    Hope that helps.

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 5 years ago

    Quotations, Since your article came close to being moved over to a niche site, I would reach out to Team HubPages and ask for clarification. You earned their attention, and it would be easier for you to pinpoint the problem the editor had with the article. At least, you will have closure and a chance to edit and resubmit in 60 days.

  4. AliciaC profile image92
    AliciaCposted 5 years ago

    I enjoyed reading the article very much. It was certainly educational for me because it described an event that I've never heard of before. I don't think you should give up the effort to get it switched to Owlcation.

    I agree with Rupert about letting people know that what they are about to read isn't what it seems. When they reach the end of the hub and read the explanation, some people might feel that they've been misled by the article and that they shouldn't have bothered reading it. You've been creative in writing the article, so perhaps you could think of a creative way to hint at the start that the story isn't completely accurate.

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 5 years ago

    Adding to what TIMETRAVELLER2 said. The word Nazi seems to send the Google bot into paroxysms of anguish no matter how condemnatory of the beast you are. This causes it to shut off advertising to the article and HP has to comply. Not fair, but it seems to be the way it is.

  6. Glenn Stok profile image97
    Glenn Stokposted 5 years ago

    The email you received from HubPages says they want you to include your sources. But you did not follow up as required. Here are three points I can recommend:

    1. I see you added some sources at the end, but it’s more useful if you tag each source to the specific phrase in your article that pertains to each individual source. Without that, the source references don’t help much.

    2. Source reference should also be in APA format to meet stellar hub standards.

    3. In addition, you did not include source information for your images. You need to show that they are not protected by copyright, and that they can be used commercially.

  7. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago

    The topic is certainly not over-done.  But they want to be sure it is accurate.  As Glen said, add citations.  Also, don't wait so long to explain what the exercise really was.


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