The life and journey of my article

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  1. Sissy Wells profile image85
    Sissy Wellsposted 5 weeks ago

    I received notification that my first article published and was featured. Yay! Could someone explain what that means and what happens next? For example, how do I find it to show it to friends? How do I maximize traffic so that I get comments and therefore increase my score? What will make my article thrive? Do I need to finish boot camp before I earn anything from the ads? Thank you to all who respond!

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

      Hi Sissy,

      Congratulations with having your first article published which means it has passed the QAP (Quality Assessment Process).

      To share with friends, email, Whatsapp or Skipe them its URL: … -Abbey-Fan

      To maximise traffic go to your article and use the available buttons to share on Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

      To make money write at least another twenty articles and set up Paypal and Adsense. How to do all that is explained here:

      Well done and good luck on your Hubpages journey.

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 5 weeks agoin reply to this

        Sue, we don't need Adsense any more. Just a Paypal account smile

        Hi Sissy,

        Your aim, now, is to have the article moved to one of the network sites where it should attract more traffic. You don't need to do anything - new articles are assessed and moved automatically if they are good enough.

        I have a couple of suggestions:

        Remove the links from the body of the article and add them as references at the bottom. Only one link to the castle website is necessary.

        Remove the frame from the last photo. HubPages is discouraging their use and they look a bit ugly. Also you haven't used them on the other photos.

        Make your paragraphs different lengths. Short paragraphs work better online because most people are reading via their phones these days and a bit of white space helps the eye travel down the page.

        Good luck!

  2. Sissy Wells profile image85
    Sissy Wellsposted 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for the information, encouragement and well wishes! I will check into those.

  3. Sissy Wells profile image85
    Sissy Wellsposted 5 weeks ago

    Thank you for your encouragement and specific pointers. I appreciate it! I have made a few changes already and will work the rest.


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