My first hub! anyb

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  1. TheWatchman profile image85
    TheWatchmanposted 9 years ago

    Hey guys, I just joined yesterday and I thought id get some tips from the old timers about hub production!

    this is a link to my first hub, i know it should have pictures but I'm still not too sure just what the rules are for posting pictures? … r-Olympics

    Also, no adsense yet, so Im not too worried about Ad placement or things like that at this point....

    just wondering if you see any major problems or see anything that I should be doing...but aren't currently. have any useful tips for me for the future!

    Thanks in advance! and be gentle!

  2. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 9 years ago

    Just from viewing the hub, I have several observations.

    (a) it's a little bit short.
    (b) there are not enough keywords related to your content.
    (c) use of more text capsules.
    (d) no news feed, which will help refresh content.
    (e) possible use of a poll, might be helpful and add to content.

    That's about it. smile

  3. Wayne Orvisburg profile image69
    Wayne Orvisburgposted 9 years ago

    I'm not the most experienced hubber so won't give much advice. It might not be any good if I did. But, WELCOME!

  4. profile image0
    lynnechandlerposted 9 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages first and foremost!

    I liked your hub the only thing really missing to me were pictures of Vancouver. I'm sure there are plenty to be had at some of the great free pic sharing sites and I'd love to see some info on what games take place during the winter olympics.

    You might also be able to get some news feed on it.

    Check your spelling I noticed a few words that needed a little help.

    Other than that, I look forward to your future hubs here.

  5. TheWatchman profile image85
    TheWatchmanposted 9 years ago

    wow quick responses! all is being taken into consideration...i didnt even know about news feeds! 

    muchos gracias!

  6. Lily Rose profile image85
    Lily Roseposted 9 years ago

    You hub is very well written - I like someone that knows how to use proper punctuation!  It is a little on the short side; I would try and include a couple more "tips." 

    Also, with a topic such as this, you definitey should have pictures - maybe even video.  I agree with a couple of the other comments, too, that a news feed would be appropriate here.

    Welcome to HP!

  7. WriteAngled profile image79
    WriteAngledposted 9 years ago

    Definitely agree about the need for pictures. You can do a Google image search, go in advanced search and select for results that are labelled for reuse or commercial reuse. This will give you images that you can use, for example from Wiki Commons and Flickr. You will need to credit the owners, and ideally place a link to their profiles.

    Also, it might be useful to point your visitors to sites where they can find out about good-value accommodation and eating places.

    You might also want to think about doing a search here for other hubs about Vancouver, choosing the best ones and linking to them, and thus spread some hub love.

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      lynnechandlerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      cool agree 100%

  8. TheWatchman profile image85
    TheWatchmanposted 9 years ago

    well Ive added a few links,more keywords, the news feed, and one picture! ill have to take more time to find some better pictures...but its a start.

    and ill make sure my future hubs are much longer! All this great advice has really made me want to hub like a maniac!

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image96
      Urbane Chaosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Not bad.. Really, you're off to a good start. 

      My thoughts (which pretty much agree with everyone else here):

      -  Work the capsules.  Use the links capsule to make the links stand out.  Or, if you would rather subdue the links, use the link button in the text capsule.

      -  Give a little more content.  Personally, I like hubs to be between 800-1000 words; I just think they look better.  Typically, if an article is short, I'll pass over it.  Including links and all, your hub reads at 517 words.  Still, this is personal preference, and not a big deal. 

      -  Pictures.  You know what I mean.  Think about the last magazine you read.. ok, not that one, we can't talk about dirty mags here. tongue  Seriously, if the article didn't have any pictures, typically, wouldn't you pass it over?  There's a lot of great resources for pictures on the web.  Just remember to watch about licensing.  I only use pictures that are labeled as creative commons.  You can find a ton of them through, and google now even has an option under image search to find creative commons pictures.

      - And yes, learn about SEO - especially once you sign up for adsense and amazon.  There's a lot of tools out there that will help you on your way.  Most of them are online, some you have to download.  The best tool that I have is called SeoQuake.  It's free, and has saved me tons of valuable time.  Also check out google analytics, and find a good backlink checker.

      Bro, really, it's not bad at all.  It's true what they say, content IS king.. You have some great information here.

      My friend, I wish you the best!

  9. Sa Toya profile image70
    Sa Toyaposted 9 years ago

    I love Canada and I thought it was quite informative and good content.

    Try sorting the keywords and more will come. Get some key phrases in there too.

    Toss some more pics in, maybe a video, like an ad for the olympics....and deffo a news feed as in a news capsule.

    Go to edit click news, then click edit again and type whatever you want the news feeds to relate to like 2010 winter Olympics, click search, it will do that then save.

    Sorry if it sounds patronizing, I'm kinda new here and didn't see a news feed in your hub so assumed you may not know what Cags meant.

    Hope it helps, it's really good otherwise.

    Welcome to HP big_smile

    1. Urbane Chaos profile image96
      Urbane Chaosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I found the news feed after looking - it's after the comments section.. Actually, that may be a good place to have it.  Dunno..

      Ok, now I'm going to go see if "deffo" is in the dictionary. tongue big_smile  I Think I'm going to have to start using that phrase.. deffo!

  10. Dame Scribe profile image62
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    A news feed on medal winner announcements would be great! big_smile

  11. lovelypaper profile image61
    lovelypaperposted 9 years ago

    I'm pretty new here myself, but if you have any problems with Google Adsense there are plenty of people here to help you. It's worth putting the ads up. I've only been here a month and my Google Adsense is steadily climbing. I'm at nearly $5 !


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