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My First Hub - Need Suggestions

  1. andygrant profile image59
    andygrantposted 7 years ago

    Hi,

    I have just started with Hubpages and made a new hub just now about Zurich and tourist attractions in Zurich. Here is the link:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Know-About-Zurich

    Can you please suggest something to improve my hub.

    Thanks

    1. CASE1WORKER profile image76
      CASE1WORKERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      i think the hub was lovely and left a comment to that effect. What I didnt put on the comments box was that it would be better if you could work a little more on your grammar as it would then be easier to read. However a brilliant first effort

      1. andygrant profile image59
        andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you very much for your suggestion. I will surely work on the factors you have mentioned.

    2. rizwan_isria profile image61
      rizwan_isriaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If you want your hub to be viewed by many you should share it, there is an option available at the end of  your hub.

      1. andygrant profile image59
        andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for providing this information Rizwan. I was not aware of this facility.

      2. Good Guy profile image89
        Good Guyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        May I know what is this "share" icon?

        1. Pcunix profile image92
          Pcunixposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          It makes it easy to Tweet  it, put it on Facebook and so on.   Of course you need accounts at those places.

  2. SteveoMc profile image76
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    In a travel hub, I would like more photos.  Writing is not bad at all and this is a great first hub.   Grammatical errors are important to flesh out and correct.
    Would like to see photos placed in half screen so that the reader can scan the text and look at the photos.

    1. andygrant profile image59
      andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for feedback. I will add more photos and will try to remove grammatical errors.

  3. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    In additional to grammatical errors, you need to substitute "Zurich" with other words. You've used the word almost 50 times in the hub, and it really makes it hard to read. And stuffing a webpage with keywords isn't going to help you get traffic.

    For instance, the sentence "Zurich is one of the world's most important financial centers with most banking giants having their headquarters situated in Zurich." Could be written "Most banking giants have their headquarters situated in Zurich, making it one of the world's most important financial centers."

    1. andygrant profile image59
      andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for this valuable suggestion Irohner. I will look into this matter.

  4. mythbuster profile image83
    mythbusterposted 7 years ago

    I agree with lrohner - take the "Zurich" keyword OUT of about 40 places lol

    Having the keyword splashed in almost every sentence or paragraph makes the hub look more "spammy" than you were probably intending...

    I like the landmarks-list and 'places to visit' information on the hub.

    1. andygrant profile image59
      andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL smile. I have tried to revise the language so that it doesn't looks spammy. Thanks for the feedback anyway.

  5. Polly C profile image90
    Polly Cposted 7 years ago

    Hi Andy, it's a good first hub but I definitely agree with Steve about adding more photos.  In my opinion, travel hubs need many photos to encourage the reader to stay on the page.  I don't think people will even read the text without more photos, they will just back click to the page they came from.  You do need them to run down the right hand side of the page. People searching for travel information want to know what the place looks like before they read about it. I think it would be helpful if you had more pictures of the attractions you have listed.

    I see that you do have pictures of the attractions, but they are in a slideshow - they would be better off running down the right of the attractions section - more eyecatching and people cannot miss them.

    1. andygrant profile image59
      andygrantposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for feedback Polly. I will try to adjust the pictures as you have mentioned.

  6. Info Bucket profile image72
    Info Bucketposted 7 years ago

    Promoting and providing the link of your hub is against the Tos of hubpages forum rules

    1. Dame Scribe profile image61
      Dame Scribeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Not in this forum tongue its allowed for constructive commentary and assistance.

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    Rockerzzposted 7 years ago

    I must say its a great hub

 
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