I'd Like Feedback on My Article: How to Avoid Getting Banned by Pinter

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  1. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
    Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years ago

    I have several articles published on here, but quite a lot of them languishing here on the parent site.

    This is one of them:

    How to Avoid Getting Banned by Pinterest

    https://hubpages.com/business/How-to-Av … -Pinterest

    I would love and a
    appreciate feedback on what to do to improve the article.

    Thanks in advance

    1. quotations profile image90
      quotationsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I realize this is subjective, but I felt you spent too much time talking about your experiences with Pinterest and what Pinterest is, rather than the actual topic, which is how to avoid getting banned. In my view, most of the lead up to your points did not really have to be in the article and was just filler. So I would tighten up the writing bu focusing on the actual topic. The rest is informative and should probably go into a separate related article.

      1. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
        Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Hi, thanks for responding. I actually shared my experience to throw more light on what Pinterest is for those who are new to the platform.

        However, I get that people do have a short attention span, especially if the get to my article via the search engine, so I'll be moving the part that talks about my title close to the start of the page or will just rework the entire article like someone suggested.

  2. Eurofile profile image97
    Eurofileposted 2 years ago

    The points you make in this article are interesting and useful. I think it just needs a little tweaking and restructuring to get moved. Here are some suggestions:
    I found the caption with the first image a little confusing. Are you going to write about what Pinterest is or how to avoid being banned?
    There's a long way to go in the article before we get to the part that relates to the title about how to avoid being banned.
    Maybe you should decide what your focus is? A big chunk of this article is information about Pinterest. Maybe you could change the title to reflect this? Something like "A Guide to Pinterest and How to Stick to the Rules" or "How to Use Pinterest and Keep the Rules" might work better.
    Once you have reworked the title, you could plan the capsules a little. I don't think it's necessary to repeat the title in the first capsule. Maybe you could choose a different sub-heading?
    The 'cont'd' capsule heading doesn't look professional. Is it necessary? Is there a way round it?
    I like the numbered points. They lend themselves to an index.
    You could consider adding a final text capsule to summarise your thoughts.
    I hope this is helpful. You have a lot of useful information in this article. I hope you can get it moved with a few changes.

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
      Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great advice. The caption for the first photo happened because of a little greed on my part, trying to rank for two keywords. Lol

      However, I'll tale your advice and tweak the title a bit to filly reflect all that's contained in the post.

  3. Beth Eaglescliffe profile image97
    Beth Eaglescliffeposted 2 years ago

    A few random thoughts.

    People have short attention spans these days, and the section that relates to your title is at the very end of your article. You should either move that section to the start of the article, or reword the title to something like How to Get Started on Pinterest.

    There are some spelling and grammatical errors, e.g. "later" instead of "latter" Try running it through Grammerly, or get a friend to proof-read it.

    Check out the competition. I googled your title and had more than 50 million results, the top ones were well written and totally on topic. Even if you get this hub moved to a niche site, think about whether the effort of getting it accepted is going to be worth it.

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
      Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I'll search for and correct those errors. Thanks for pointing them out.

      For the search volume, I'll just take my chances and hope my optimizing the post for the keywords and also adding a video will work for me. Haha.

  4. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 2 years ago

    I felt about the same as Beth. It was good to read those facts again but I kept saying "what about getting banned?". If those facts are not at the top of the article, most readers are just going to bounce out of there even before you have an impression.
    If you feel like all the other details are really important and do not want to rearrange, at least use a table of contents so that a reader that is just skimming can go right to what he or she wants to read.
    It is a very saturated subject though so I doubt you would ever have many page views, no matter how much you improved it.

    1. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
      Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks @DrMark1961

      How do I use a Table of Content? Didn't know you could do that here.

      1. DrMark1961 profile image97
        DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Brandon has a link in his SEO article. https://hubpages.com/community/HubPages … -SEO-Guide
        That method is all that is available. There is no capsule, so it is not easy to use, but it is well worth it so that the reader can access the material he or she is looking for. I personally find it frustrating when I am looking for a tiny bit of obscure information and I go to some page and cannot find what I am looking for. A TOC takes care of that.
        You can also just use the TOC to hyperlink to capsules that answer specific things. Here is an example https://pethelpful.com/dogs/my-dog-is-s … -other-dog

  5. Marketing Merit profile image96
    Marketing Meritposted 2 years ago

    Not sure if this has been said, but I would be inclined to credit your photo sources. You don’t have to link, but at least provide a name. I always feel it makes the article appear more reputable.

    As regards the TOC, I have had mixed results with this. I prefer them in longer articles, as you can jump to the relevant section, as has already been said. However, after spending ages doing this for one of my articles on a niche site, it was later removed by an HP editor, when the article was premium edited.

    Hope this helps, although you have already received a ton of good advice here.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I cannot imagine how frustrating that would be. The TOC takes so long to add. I would have definitely complained. I know Robin said it was okay but I am not sure who you would contact about something like that now. (I think it was an idividual editor that did that without realizing the TOC was approved for the benefits of the readers.)

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        Prazzoitposted 2 years agoin reply to this


        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          They editors have never removed the TOC from one of my articles; therefore, I did not complain.
          Have the editors prevented you from using the German article "the"? Das... has a better ring to it than most other names. What was that movie about the submarine, DasBoot?

        2. Marketing Merit profile image96
          Marketing Meritposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Was pretty peeved about it and haven't inserted any TOCs since. As you say Dr Mark, they take an age to do and are beneficial for readers.

          Notice the resident spammer is back...should give you and Bev some fun!

          1. DrMark1961 profile image97
            DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I cannot understand what he is so angry about. Those comments to Bev are beyond the pale.

            1. theraggededge profile image97
              theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              I know exactly why he targets me, It's because Kyler gave him a little kudos for his obscenities, a little shout-out, a bit of positive attention, so now he thinks I'm his best source for the attention he craves. I've had personal 'fan mail' from him today.

              The comment on Sondra's thread was vile. Why HP are unable to block its IP is beyond me.

              Poor sod. His life must be so empty.

    2. Isivwe Muobo profile image77
      Isivwe Muoboposted 2 years ago

      I want to thank everyone who took the time to go through my article and then offered helpful tips.

      I took your advice and worked on the title, and it was accepted into one of the niche sites.

      Not to sound too emotional or religious, but may you always find help when you need it.

      Thanks once again.


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