How to get approved to go to a nice/specialized site?

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  1. misslong123 profile image84
    misslong123posted 4 months ago

    Hello all!

    I have been writing for a while on here, and I am still learning. I kind of feel that way about life; there's always room for improvement.

    Anyway, on my last thread I asked for advice on why I'm making only $4.00 max per month and it was suggested by several people that I focused on getting more of my hubs on niche/specialists websites.

    To do this, I created a list of all the qualities that must be met in order to go onto one of their sites. Here is a summary of what I came up with:

    Step 1 of 11: Amazon Products
        Mentioned in the article; must mention more detail than main features, specifications
        You used it or someone you know did
        Use in-text links rather than Amazon capsules

    Step 2 of 11: Links
        Refer to high-quality, useful and relevant sites that directly support the hub
        A link’s anchor text should give readers a clear idea of where it goes
        Rarely contain more than 3-4 total links; add a custom description for any links over

    Step 3 of 11: Keyword Use
        Content should read naturally; no words/phrases are excessively repeated
        Keywords in subtitles should only be added when necessary

    Step 4 of 11: Title/Subtitle Capitalization and Sizing
        Deliver content as advertised in your headers/titles
        Use APA Guidelines; correct font size; correct headings
        Use titles/headers to show readers the structure of your article

    Step 5 of 11: Layout
        Break up text by text capsules, bullets, numbered lists, or tables

    Step 6 of 11: Photos
        High-quality relevant and free images are best (original and free = best)

    Step 7 of 11: Text Formatting
        Rarely bold or underline (to emphasize), italics (proper names)

    Step 8 of 11: Spelling/Grammar

    Step 9 of 11: Author Bio and Real Name

    Step 10 of 11: Copyright Notice
        Copyright notices should not be entered in Text Capsules. Please use the HubPages provided copyright notice, available at the bottom of the Hub Tool beneath the last capsule.

    I finished updating this hub and I really felt like it was excellent. I even took the time to make sure I had free and MFP images. What am I missing? I would love your constructive criticism. I just want to get back on track with my writing.

    Here is the hub I am speaking about: … y-Memories

    And I applied to Hollidappy (?), but it still shows that it's in HubPages.

    I look forward to hearing your ideas!
    Michele Kelsey

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Another question I have as I work to edit this hub is: How do you make those table of contents where there are hyperlinks so that the reader may click on one part which will lead them to the part of the hub that they clicked on? Example:

      All about flour
      What's great about sugar

      (and pretend those are part of the TOC and are hyperlinks)
      So, if I click on "all about flour" it should move me to that section of the article.

      I think that's so cool when I see it, but I have no idea how to create that in one of my hubs.

      Thanks in advance to whoever can point me in the right direction or who can answer that question.

      Michele Kelsey misslong123

  2. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    Hi Michele,

    Before I make some suggestions... I have every article I published over the last couple of years moved to a niche site almost straight away, so I know what I'm talking about here smile

    I just took a quick look and there are two errors in the first paragraph. Firstly you say 'each year' in two adjacent sentences. While it's not incorrect, it reads oddly. Second one is 'motivated' instead of 'motivate'. It's really important to proofread carefully before submitting.

    Then there are several images grouped together. You only need one of those decorated homes.

    Also, too many MFP images. It begins to look tacky when you have text over every photo. Make sure that any images you use are legal - either Creative Commons or Public Domain - better still, take your own photos if you are good at it.

    A very important point is that it appears that the article is not written to the title. You have loads of suggestions about tree decorating color schemes but how is that connected to family traditions? I think this article could be split up, or cut down. It's too much work to scroll through all those photos. Keep your articles 'tight to the title'. Don't lose focus and go off on tangents.

    I haven't got time to go through the whole thing, but those are my observations. Hope they help.

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the help! I am working on making the changes you suggest. Your words are very useful, because by learning these things I will know not to repeat these mistakes!

      I welcome more constructive criticism from anyone!

  3. misslong123 profile image84
    misslong123posted 4 months ago

    Yes! This helps me a lot! Thank you so much! I really appreciate you taking the time to give  me your advice. I will use your wisdom to hopefully make some improvements on many of my hubs! Thanks! I will definitely use these as I revamp this hub! Regards, Michele

  4. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 4 months ago

    This is an excellent article on SEO use on Hubpages and he describes how to correctly use a table of contents, and how to place one on your article. It is well worth your time to read it and learn all of his info. … -SEO-Guide

    1. misslong123 profile image84
      misslong123posted 3 months agoin reply to this


      1. DrMark1961 profile image98
        DrMark1961posted 3 months agoin reply to this

        How is an article on how to use the table of contents not relevant to the discussion? Is that not what you asked?
        Did you even bother to read his article? He wrote it to help people learn.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 3 months ago

      No, you did not ask that just now. I suggest you read your earlier post. These are your exact words "Another question I have as I work to edit this hub is: How do you make those table of contents where there are hyperlinks so that the reader may click on one part which will lead them to the part of the hub that they clicked on? "
      You were asking how to write a table of contents. I provided you with a link in which you could have learned that.
      Does that make sense now?

    3. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 3 months ago

      Michele, it might help if you go to the top of the page and click on the green 'Chronological' button smile


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