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Any suggestion?

  1. SarimW profile image59
    SarimWposted 7 years ago

    Hi all!
    I'm very new to HP. Published 2 hubs so far smile
    Please have a look on these two

    http://hubpages.com/hub/5-Best-Facebook-Apps-ever
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Why-Facebook-is … an-MySpace

    I'll really love to get some suggestions from you people wink
    I am a n000b so please explain in some details :0 ^_^
    Waiting for replies!

  2. Joe8943 profile image72
    Joe8943posted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HP
    I read both your hubs and have some constructive feedback.  Your 5 best facebook apps ever hub was ok, I never even heard of some of those it seems this article is more based in personal opinion.  As much as I am uninterested Farmville and other zynga apps have tens of millions of followers and the ones you do list you do not go into much detail about them.

    Your other hub I also found interesting that it had a question mark in the title with the way it was worded and also found it to be very short and one sided. It is also a topic already covered in other hubs already so it has to be really good and unique to stand out amongst the others. 

    Overall I think your articles need more research and length, your use of news capsules may help it appear to be a decent length in the stats but that's really not it's purpose.  Also at the end of your hubs you mention how you are new and ask for comments and in one of your hubs you even have a poll asking if it was useful.  This just makes it look like your trying too hard and also doesn't look great to people outside HP that you will want to read your hubs.

    Hope this helps, I didn't want to sound too negative and hope you are open to constructive feedback

  3. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, SarimW smile I read your Fb 5 apps and left a comment. I think for a beginner you have done well. I agree that it's not necessary to ask for comments from other Hubbers as they will leave comments voluntarily wink but maybe ask for visitors to leave additional suggestions for other apps will be good too and move that 'in-your'face' pic of fb logo off to the side. big_smile Otherwise, great job!

  4. SarimW profile image59
    SarimWposted 7 years ago

    Thanks both of you guys!
    I really appreciate your suggestions and will act on them in future smile
    it's always a great pleasure to hear from you people smile
    God Bless.

  5. jstankevicz profile image84
    jstankeviczposted 7 years ago

    Both of the Hubs feature graphics at the top. I would move those pics down and lead with text capsules. Start with one capsule that is a good long paragraph to pull your reader in. Follow that by another capsule giving more detail.

    I'm assuming you want readers and not quick looks. This reorganization will help pull in readers who are interested in your topic, and will allow HubPages and Google to place AdSense ads in the prime position of upper right and embedded in your article.

    Get some headlines in to paragraphs, after the first paragraph, to give the reader some visual anchors and to pull the reader through your article. Too much linear text loses Internet readers. Readers start out as skimmers, so you have to hook them with the first paragraph, and then pull them through your article with good content and visual hooks.

    Look at a couple of Hubs from several top hubbers and pay attention to how they layout their HubPages ... what capsule types they use ... how they use text ... how they use captions ...

  6. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 7 years ago

    I've read them as well. I can't really add extra advice than you have already given.  I think they would benefit from being longer.  The second one felt much too short and rushed and I agree with Jstankevicz - you can learn a great deal from the best hubbers. Good luck

    1. SarimW profile image59
      SarimWposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks to you Williams...
      I'll try to "create" some "long" hubs in the future wink

  7. SteveoMc profile image72
    SteveoMcposted 7 years ago

    Agree with large graphic on top too much.  A couple of grammatical errors detract slightly.   Too many graphics.  Pictures are good if you have them.  Length of hub is related to subject and how it is covered. 

    I have read a couple of hubs lately that I thought were hysterical, refreshing and so so true that were only one paragraph.  I will read everything that writer writes. 

    Short hubs have less opportunity for keywords and tags, but remember that "content is king."  Although it is self explanatory, it means that above all else, quality original material is the most important thing to have.  Everything else can be worked on: keywords, tags, promotion, linking, backlinking, bookmarking, advertising, forums, blogs, etc. are all things that you can work on later and you probably will, but you must have good, great, relevant, original content.

    Length of the hub, IMHO, is less important than the quality of the hub.  Having said that, you must give your reader enough to have the desired reaction.  Your hubs are designed to inform the reader about something and may have been able to achieve this more successfully by adding content.

 
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