Hey everyone. Just curious if anyone else has been having difficulties with getting their Hubs moved to vertical sites? For the last two years that I have been on HubPages, nearly every article I wrote was automatically moved (by the staff) to these sites within a few days of me posting. If they weren't, I could always submit them manually and the staff would accept them soon after. Over the last month though, virtually none of my Hubs have been made available on these sites (even weeks after publishing them). Its frustrating since I've been trying to dedicate a lot more time to writing these past few weeks. Manually submitting them is fine, but you can only submit one article every fourteen days. Without them being featured on the vertical sites, traffic for them is pretty terrible.
Even with manually submitting Hubs, however, I've noticed difficulties. My "Black Mamba" article, for example has a score of 89, but when I submitted it to Owlcation, it was rejected by the staff this morning. I just don't understand it. I've never had problems with getting my articles moved in the past (until now).
Anyways, sorry for the rant... but just curious if anyone has been experiencing this as well?
I have had the same experience as you getting my hubs moved to the niche sites. One was not and I also got the standard rejection email. I emailed the team and asked for details as to why my hub had been rejected and they answered right away, telling me exactly why my hub hadn't been moved. So my advice to you is to ask the team why your hub was rejected.
Re: Black Mamba article.
The problem could be in the comments. Only English is allowed on HubPages and vertical sites. Delete the comment from Readmikenow (in Russian) and all the replies that are in response to that comment and then resubmit your article.
Larry, I am sorry for your frustration. It is a valid rant. It is frustrating because the rejection comes in a form letter with no specifics. So, nailing them down to specifics is not an easy task. It's like figuring out the rubric cube.
I suspect going through all the guidelines and adding all the bells and whistles there is a better chance of the article moving over. Currently, I am doing rewrites and edits. I submit them to niche sites, and a few moves over.
The fourteen-week margin is frustrating because you have to wait for another two weeks to submit an article and 60 days to resubmit the rejected article.
I understand HP using a form letter for articles that are way out of scope, and the writer doesn't have articles in the niche sites.
Ideally, for those who are good writers, and have articles in niche sites, the editor who rejected the article foregoes the form letter and gives specifics. It's more transparent, and we all benefit with more Impressions and CPMs.
Thank you Beth and Kenna!
I agree Kenna. It would definitely be nice to have some sort of template on what they are looking for now (especially for those of us who are used to doing articles the old way haha). I think that is the most frustrating part for me. If HubPages is changing the criteria for moving articles to the vertical sites now, it would be nice to know what has suddenly changed. Anyways, sorry for the rant yesterday. I feel better today haha.
Larry, To find out what they are looking for, for any particular niche site:
1. Go to the home page of the niche site.
2. Scroll down to the bottom.
3. Click the “Editorial Policy” link.
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