First time I ever got NOT FEATURED!! Upsetting!!
Quality?? I worked hard on the article. How can I improve this?
Post the link here. We can see if as long as it hasn't been unpublished.
You should have received an email with a link to post in the forums. Use that link here.
Here are my suggestions.
1. it seems a bit short. You need at least 750 words.
2. There is no need to title the photo capsules
3. I would retitle the first text capsule to something like "Who was Esteban?" or something to indicate that you are giving a brief background on him rather than repeating the title of your article.
4. Spread the photos throughout the body of your article and make sure that they are full width and properly licensed as AliciaC suggests.
5. Change "Native Indians" to Native Americans. Change "natives" to Native Americans or indigenous peoples.
6. Zunis people should just be Zunis or Zuni people (or tribe).
7. Rather than Book and the Amazon link, you should include the title more naturally in your article in the previous paragraph. Something like Cabeza de Vaca, one of the survivors, wrote a book called (insert title and Amazon link).
8. I agree with AliciaC that if you are going to link to Amazon you must indicate that you have read the book yourself.
It's good article. It just needs a little tweaking.
Need the link. It's not on your profile.
No, that's not it. Make sure you have your own article opened on the screen.
Here is the link for your North West Passage article.
https://hubpages.com/travel/300-Years-o … st-Passage
Try copying the URL by right clicking on the article on your account dashboard - it should say 'copy link address' or similar. Then left click that option.
Alternatively, when you have the article open, click in the address bar, which should turn the address (URL) blue. Press Ctrl C to copy.
Come back here (whichever method you choose) and right click, paste OR Press Ctrl v.
You've posted the link to your account listing all your articles. I don't think that's a good idea; this and your earnings should be private, I'd think.
If the article in question is the one about John Colter you only posted it yesterday. It can sometimes take several days to be featured.
I don't know what you are saying or who you are saying it to? I posted the link to your own article in order to show you what the link to the unfeatured one should look like.
Just to help you see this thread properly, go up to the top of this page and click Chronological.
I can see the article because it was in my email notifications and the link still works for me. (https://hubpages.com/education/Esteban- … nd-America)
Fran, the first thing I think you should do is proofread the article carefully in order to catch the errors. In addition, it would be good to clarify some of the sections. For example, the first paragraph is about Esteban. In the second one, you jump to Panfilo de Narvaez, and you continue talking about him in the next two paragraphs. I had no idea who he was and why you had mentioned him. Perhaps you could add a sentence at the start of the section to show his connection to Esteban.
The photos would look better spaced out instead of grouped together. They should be full width. You should include the source to show that they have the correct license for use on HubPages.
It’s possible that the moderator wanted to see evidence that you had read the Amazon book. Adding a sentence indicating that your recommendation is based on your personal experience when you read the book might be helpful.
Adding references for the information that you’ve included would probably be helpful as well.
I have no idea what's going on here. I, me, that is Rupert Taylor posted this "You've posted the link to your account listing all your articles. I don't think that's a good idea; this and your earnings should be private, I'd think." Yet, it appears under Powers41. ????
Sorry, I am a little late catching up with emails this week. The comments above are well worth acting on. It's good advice.
I would suggest rearranging the layout a little. I notice that you have groups of images and then long passages of text. Maybe you could intersperse the illustrations with the text to break it up more. I have noticed that editors tend to prefer a single image or using thumbnail for additional images.
A free download of Grammarly might help with grammar and spelling issues.
But if you act on the advice others have given, the improvements should help to get this article featured.
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