New to HubPages and can't seem to get my article featured

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  1. Shanice Gray profile image52
    Shanice Grayposted 2 months ago

    Hi i have written within the word count range and incorporated different sections in my article but Hubpages still wont feature it. Does anybody know if its a robot proofing these articles or an actual person giving the veto.

    Article linked below. Any advise welcome.

    https://discover.hubpages.com/health/da … -deficient

    1. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
      Gregory DeVictorposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Although your title is in proper APA format, it is much too long. Keep in mind as well that your title is the most important component of your article, because it tells your readers specifically what the content of your article is about.

      Keep your title to about 6-7 main keywords, and remember that definite and indefinite articles, prepositions, conjunctions, and the word "and" are not counted as keywords.

      You are also going to need to provide your readers with a comprehensive list of references for your article.

      In addition, you need to provide specific information in your profile as to what qualifies you to write an article on this particular topic. Are you a PCP, PA, medical specialist, nurse, dietician, etc.? How many years of experience do you have in your field? Where did you go to undergraduate school, grad school, med school, etc.? What certifications do you have? You need to disclose these professional qualifications in your profile as well.

      Some of your paragraphs are much too long, and need to be broken into smaller ones. Generally, online readers have short attention spans, and don't like to be burdened with l-o-n-g paragraphs.

      Make absolute sure that none of the information in your article has been "lifted" from a third-party source without proper referencing. (In other words, don't t be afraid to use "quotation marks" in your articles to cite specific references.)

      Finally, since you are new to HubPages, please be aware that HP strictly forbids AI-generated content.

      1. Shanice Gray profile image52
        Shanice Grayposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you

    2. WriterJanis profile image91
      WriterJanisposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Hi Shanice,
      I looked at both this article and the other one you published and the red flag that I see is your Amazon ads. Hubpages is quite strict about their usage. You have to have used the product and write about it in the Amazon capsule. If you remove the ads there's a good chance you'll be featured.

      1. Shanice Gray profile image52
        Shanice Grayposted 2 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you. That makes sense and has given me a new idea to write about product reviews.

    3. Kenna McHugh profile image89
      Kenna McHughposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, I have researched extensively and written articles on vitamin D for an eCommerce client. Some of your information is untrue, so I suggest referencing your sources.

      Also, this is a very competitive topic. The Internet is saturated with vitamin D articles. Even HP has two articles on the Calorie Bee Network site.

      I would use a plagiarism check program because my program flagged your content multiple times. Yet, you passed and are on Discover, which baffles me.

      Go to the Learning Center and follow the HP guidelines.

  2. Shanice Gray profile image52
    Shanice Grayposted 2 months ago

    Um. Ok. Thank you

    1. greenmind profile image95
      greenmindposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Agree with Kenna. The real challenge in writing here is finding your own angle or niche. Every topic anyone cares about is already extensively covered on the Internet, so you need to find that perspective that only you can offer. It may be your own experiences, your own special knowledge, or an innovative combination of research sources. It may be something else. But it needs to be at least somewhat unique.

      Actually writing and putting together a good HP article is easy compared to coming up with your own angle.

  3. Janda Raker profile image91
    Janda Rakerposted 2 months ago

    Great advice for this new hubber, Gregory. And you hit on many points we all need to remember. Thanks for chiming in!

    1. Gregory DeVictor profile image96
      Gregory DeVictorposted 2 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Janda

 
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