I'd like feedback on my article: Medieval Life Lesson Plan for Elementary...

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  1. iijuan12 profile image65
    iijuan12posted 3 months ago

    Hi,

    I have made so many adjustments to my hubpage, which is a lesson plan I did with elementary children to introduce the Medieval Period. I keep getting back that it won't pass because of "Spammy elements." I feel like every link on the page is needed for the lesson. .Might you please give feedback on my article so I can get it featured? Thank you in advance for your help!
    Here is my article: Medieval Life Lesson Plan for Elementary Children

    1. Patty Inglish, MS profile image86
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      It is on the discover.hubpages.com site, so it passed QAP.

      Because of so many ads and blank spaces (not your doing), I found it difficult to read but interesting; however, I did notice one section has many links to other discover.hubpages.com articles, and we are not permitted to link to discover articles, only niche site articles. I also believe it is still HP best practice not to use text on a leading image.

      Good luck in future! Perhaps you can update and make it onto a niche site.

      1. iijuan12 profile image65
        iijuan12posted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you so much for your suggestions! I agree that the copious amount of ads makes it difficult to read, but I unfortunately can't do anything about them. I have been trying to get the page featured. It is a lesson that is part of a unit study focusing on the medieval period with each lesson focusing on a different aspect: general life, knights, castles, etc. Since this is one of five lessons that are included in the medieval unit, I included the links to the other related lessons to make it easier for a teacher to find the related lessons.

    2. Kenna McHugh profile image91
      Kenna McHughposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Hi, I looked and noticed that the links are not correctly set. For example, Amazon links need their own capsule. I believe HP has a limited of links per word count. It appears that you have affiliate links. Here's some information on Spammy contenthttps://hubpages.com/faq/#Spammy-Elements

      Also, you have ampersands, which can cause flags in content. Some words need to be capitalized in your bullet points.

      1. iijuan12 profile image65
        iijuan12posted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you! I really appreciate your feedback! I had no idea there was an issue with ampersands! That's helpful to know! I did originally have Amazon links as their own capsule but then removed them and inserted them as links in the hopes that might remove the "spammy elements" issue. I only have 2 amazon links so I shouldn't have an issue with the amazon/word count limit. I will check the bullet points to see where I need to add capitalizations. Thank you again!

        1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
          Kenna McHughposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Okay. The word count per link applies to all links, not just Amazon. Look over the HP FAQ on Spammy content.

          1. iijuan12 profile image65
            iijuan12posted 3 months agoin reply to this

            I didn't know that. Thank you!

            1. Kenna McHugh profile image91
              Kenna McHughposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              You're welcome.

  2. theraggededge profile image86
    theraggededgeposted 3 months ago

    Hi there,

    I'm just scanning through on my tablet and my first impression is that the introduction is confusing and messy. Do you need to refer to other lessons and parts? Wouldn't it be better as a standalone page with a proper introduction?

    I home schooled my children and I found some topic outlines to be quite useful. Personally, if this were my lesson plan I would restrict it to one aspect only, so cooking, or games, or the feudal system.

    You could make a separate general plan of topics to study without the recipes and other stuff and link out from there. I've done it although I had to wrangle with the editors to get it featured.

    I'm not supposed to include links but you can see how I did it here: https://exemplore.com/wicca-witchcraft/ … craft-Path I had to include a lot of words to justify the links.

    The spammy elements may refer to those links so perhaps just put three links throughout.

    Make sure to credit each photo in their captions, 'Author's own photo' is fine.

    Good luck.

    1. iijuan12 profile image65
      iijuan12posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you so much for your suggestions! I'll make adjustments to the introduction. This is a type of lesson that is part of a unit study focusing on the medieval period with each lesson focusing on a different aspect: general life, knights, castles, etc. This is a single lesson that I've taught multiple times. There are other aspects of the medieval period that are included in the unit study, but this particular one focuses on daily life.

 
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