I received the message below. I am not sure what section is "Spammy"

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  1. Pat Davis profile image59
    Pat Davisposted 4 years ago

    Needs Improvement
    This article is unpublished because it did not receive high enough ratings to meet HubPages' quality standards or because it contains spammy elements. It will remain unpublished until it is edited, published again, and rated high enough to be Featured. To see our rating criteria, please visit our official rating scale (we recommend shooting for criteria matching articles rated eight or above).

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    Marisa Writesposted 4 years ago

    "Spammy elements" always refers to links that you've made to other websites. Always.

    Looking at what you've already published, it's possible it didn't meet the quality standards because it was too short. 

    If you take another look at the email, it should have a link you can post here so we can see it, even though it isn't public.

    1. Pat Davis profile image59
      Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Marissa I never had any links on the article.  I did update it, but that was rejected. Are the 700 words compulsory?  Do I have to add 160 words to make it acceptable?.

        What happened to the "A picture is worth a thousand words"?

        Do they want me to write stuff like "It was a clod cloudy morning as I approached the Twombley"?

      1. Pat Davis profile image59
        Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this
        1. theraggededge profile image95
          theraggededgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's a weird url too. What's with the gobbledegook numbers? Before publishing, you can edit the url to be search engine friendly. Once you've published, you can't alter it.

          Article feedback:

          You don't have to indulge in flowery, creative writing but an introduction wouldn't go amiss.

          Your intro is a chance to capture your reader and keep them reading. Your article starts with 'Some specifications'. It's not exactly riveting. You need to tell the reader what the article is about. You don't mention 'cyclecar' until almost to the end of the article.

          The specifications should come after the general information.

          Make use of the subtitle boxes.

          Good luck.

          1. Pat Davis profile image59
            Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            thanks, ragged.   I do not know where '… tmvgg1pywg' came from. But I have a similar problem,  with another page.

      2. NateB11 profile image89
        NateB11posted 4 years agoin reply to this


      3. DrMark1961 profile image96
        DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Go to Hubpages website AxleAddict https://axleaddict.com/ and look at the popular articles there. This is what you are trying to work up to.
        Those pictures on your page are narrow and small. They are worth about 40 words, at best.
        (edit: your article is not spammy, just short)

  3. Pat Davis profile image59
    Pat Davisposted 4 years ago

    Thanks DrMark1961 profile image95DrMark1961.
    I am not very intuitive when it comes to the internet. I did manage to add a few words (very few)  and I did arrange two narrow images into a combined one.

    I suspect my problem is I tend to write about what I like.  (I have never really worked out what others like)


    1. theraggededge profile image95
      theraggededgeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Nothing wrong with writing about your passions, just make sure it is readable smile

      https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … ng-hubtool

      1. Pat Davis profile image59
        Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I do not think I can learn.  Now I have been stuck for hour trying to get past an attempted update.

        Please fix these errors before continuing:
        Please use only letters, numbers, underscores and dashes in the web address for your article.
        Permalink: https://hubpages.com/autos/boys toys restoration of the 1914 Twombly Cyclecar Edit
        Boys toys and hobbies the restoration of 1914 Twombly Cyclecar 
        65 of 120 characters used
        BrowseSearchMost Used
        Autos » Automobile History » History of Internal Combustion Engine
        start over   go back

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          Marisa Writesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          You've posted a permalink that has spaces in it. You can't have spaces in a permalink. 

          Anyway, I would make the permalink "hubpages.com/autos/TwomblyCyclecar" and leave it at that.  Your URL (permalink) should always be a simple reflection of your subject, and the shorter the better.

          The easiest way to do it is, give your article the short title when you first create the article - then you can change it to a longer title once you're in "Edit" mode.

          Once you have published an article, you can't change the URL.  If you want to change the URL, you need to delete the article altogether.

    2. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      It makes a BIG difference when you write about what you like and know about. Readers can tell and they appreciate your articles more. The only problem I see, as theraggededge points out, is that you need to make your readers interested in the subject by writing an introduction that "grabs them", makes them want to read more. It does not need to be flowery, none of mine are, but it does need to grab some attention and make them want to stay and read the whole thing.
      Check out this thread. Your article would be a lot more reader-friendly if it followed the guidelines she sets out here. https://hubpages.com/community/forum/34 … ost4135943
      I would recommend keeping the "specifications", but it should be a separate capsule entitled "Twombley Specifications". At the bottom of the article you should include a reference capsule with some links to other sites that have information about this vehicle.

      1. Pat Davis profile image59
        Pat Davisposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I have removed the article and have added to it. attempted to re-list it. . . Now I cannot even get a title. (spent over an hour on getting the title to work)  I am just about ready to call  HubPages a total waste of effort.

        1. AliciaC profile image92
          AliciaCposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I don’t know if this is related to your problem, but it may be. When we change our mind about publishing an article that we’ve started and press the delete button, the URL stays in the HubPages system for twenty-four hours. If you tried to create a new article with the same URL as the deleted one before the twenty-four hours were up, the system wouldn’t let you.


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