Being moved to discover.hubpages

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  1. JRRTrollKing profile image89
    JRRTrollKingposted 23 months ago

    I was wondering what the requirements for this might be for being moved to discover. I only have a few hubs but three of those I wrote were moved to discover.hubpages after about two weeks of being on hubpages.com. I have a few others that have not been moved yet but they are nearly two months old. All are featured and the later ones are the ones that have not been moved.

    Thanks

    1. Matt Wells profile imageSTAFF
      Matt Wellsposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      If your articles are featured on hubpages.com and generate enough traffic, they will be moved to discover.hubpages.com.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 23 months agoin reply to this

        Matt, okay, thanks a lot.                                                   But it seems you keep me, and a few others as your guest.                                           Now, here. How about saying a word or two on articles being moved from dot discover com to a niche site? Much thanks again.

    2. Solaras profile image95
      Solarasposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Once you have proofread and cleaned things up, a better aspiration is to have the articles moved to a niche site.

  2. theraggededge profile image96
    theraggededgeposted 23 months ago

    Hi there,

    I clicked on the Skyrim article about charred skeever hide, and this early sentence jumped out,

    "You can make your own Charred Skeever Hide you can only ever find it.".

    If your writing contains glaring errors, however minor, the editors will most likely skim right past it. It shows that you haven't reviewed and edited it. Also, errors like can/can't won't be picked up by Grammarly. You can also lose the capitalisation.

    Then there's this one,

    "South of Dawnstar and quite close and it even has a path to lead you there." Your reader doesn't know what 'it' is.

    It needs rewording. Something like,

    "Just south of Dawnstar, you'll find a path (describe how to find the path in more detail). Beware, as you walk along the path, ice spiders and wolves are lying in wait for unwary travelers."

    Build up the drama a little.

    This is a non-sentence, "This is somewhat of an odd or not the usual location point of something."

    It's 'blah'. Could you sharpen it up? Lose the somewhat and the something?

    The piece ends abruptly. There's no concluding paragraph regarding charred skeever hide. You could mention what benefits it has and you hope that the article helped your reader find what they were looking for.

    So, to get moved to Discover and even the network sites, you have to up your game, writing-wise. Proofread thoroughly. Ask yourself if the phrasing is clear to your reader. Work on your punctuation. Liven up your descriptions.

    You might try to find a free text-to-voice app that will read your articles to you. You can pick up a lot of less-than-good writing that way.

    I've published articles that make perfect sense to me and then a reader would comment, but I don't understand why you said... and then I realised I'd not been clear at all.

    I also suggest you break up all the dark images with some text in between. In fact, I would get rid of most of the screenshots as they are too dark to be helpful and spoil the look of the article.

    Good luck.

    Edit: Also work on your titles. "How to Find Blue Dartwing in Skyrim" is simple and SEO-friendly. It's also what your readers would type into a search. No one is typing, "The Locations of the Most Abundant Amounts..."

    1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Bev,
      Wow! This is very helpful

  3. JRRTrollKing profile image89
    JRRTrollKingposted 23 months ago

    Thanks a lot for your reply. You clearly read it better than I did! I guess I should proof read when my eyes are fresh. Again, thanks for all the inputs there are very helpful

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
      PaulGoodman67posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      They recommend having another person read through articles and highlight any errors or problematic sentences, if possible.

      I've done that in the past, but it's not always possible.

      Second best thing is to do as you say and wait for a time so that you have a fresh pair of eyes.

      It's one reason why I have several hubs on the go at any one time: I can do some work on one, work onto something else, and then come back to the original one with more of a fresh eye.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image69
        Miebakagh57posted 23 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Paul Goodman, for this 'fresh eye' hint. It also equally appies to the mind.

  4. Justice Ndlovu profile image82
    Justice Ndlovuposted 23 months ago

    I know this is a bit off topic (Sorry). Once I publish my article is automatically submitted to network sites for review or do I have to submit it manually when I get the chance?

    1. theraggededge profile image96
      theraggededgeposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Better to start your own thread.

      But, yes, it's automatically checked for suitability.

      1. Justice Ndlovu profile image82
        Justice Ndlovuposted 22 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks a lot

 
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