What Needs Improvement in my Articles: They aren't passing the QAP.

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  1. Antony Kinyua profile image72
    Antony Kinyuaposted 2 years ago

    I'm new here and trying to publish but they won't accept. Kindly assist on how to improve it such that it passes the QAP and get featured.
    Here are the links:
    https://hubpages.com/literature/top-5-s … ide-hustle

    https://discover.hubpages.com/relations … ntines-Day


    1. Miebakagh57 profile image68
      Miebakagh57posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, I'm seeing a page 404 response. That means you've either unpublish or delete the article.

    2. George P Lea profile image61
      George P Leaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't read the article, but this tip might help with ALL of your articles in a fundamental way. Now, it might not get you to the top of Google, but it will make it a whole lot easier to read.

      You should research what those scores mean here:
      https://www.webfx.com/tools/read-able/i … ility.html

      If you REALLY want to improve your Google rankings go to YouTube and research the Google Keyword Planner. It's a bit "in the weeds" but if you want to really shine, that's what it's going to take.
      God Speed

  2. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Your title, url and text do not agree. The url says 10. The title says 5+. The text has 10 types of date. Perhaps change the title to match the content?

    Valentine's is one day, not a season.

    Use the free app, Grammarly to clean up some of the errors. You could also try Hemingway to improve the style.

    Use live links to link to your references. Highlight the anchor text, click on the chain icon in the toolbar. Type in the URL.

    Ensure you cite the sources for your images. Make sure they come from a site such as Pixabay or Unsplash in order for them to have the correct license.

    Make use of the material in the Learning Center (click Help, top right) to help you create articles for HP.

    Good luck.

  3. Antony Kinyua profile image72
    Antony Kinyuaposted 2 years ago

    Thanks so much for this tips.
    The source of my images is Pexels, which I've referenced properly. I believe they have the proper licenses. Does Pexels have the correct license?

    Also, how do I edit the URL text?

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      You can't edit the url after you've published. The answer is to carefully review the url and keep it general. In other words, don't be specific regarding numbers or dates.

      I can't see the article now but there was no citation included in the image capsules as far as I remember. Pexels images are fine to use, but it's always a good idea to reference the owner of the image and link directly to the image. It's like saying 'thank you'.

      Edit: I can now see your jobs for women article. You've linked to a commercial site called 'pixels' in your first image. The link does not go to the image source.

      Also, the title says "Earn up to $1000 While Working From Home" Is that $1,000 per week? Month? Year? Or per article? Is the $1000 an arbitrary figure?

  4. AliciaC profile image91
    AliciaCposted 2 years ago

    Your article about Valentine's Day activities is interesting, but I noticed a few problems. The title is a bit long. It could be shortened by choosing "Lovers" or "Couples" instead of using both words. The term Valentine's Day should be capitalized and should contain an apostrophe. You say in the article that you are going to share a list of 5+ dates, but you've actually shared 10. It would be better to say this.

    Every capsule with a title contains the word "Date," which might be considered unnecessary repetition. The first of your three references doesn’t mention the source.

    You've implied that some of your suggestions could be helpful at any time of the year, which I think is a good idea. Perhaps you could make this more obvious when you say that the article is about Valentine's Day events.

  5. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    The URL for your first image is this:

    https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-and-wo … ds-450050/

    The correct attribute is "Photo by Tirachard Kumtanom from Pexels."

    You need to copy the info above into the image capsule. You don't need the license in this case as the editors know that Pexels' photos are legal.

    For more information regarding the legal use of images, go here: https://hubpageshelp.com/content/Learni … -image-use

  6. Antony Kinyua profile image72
    Antony Kinyuaposted 2 years ago

    Thank you all. It just got featured!


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