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Hub unpublished as sub standard. Help?

  1. VictoriaLawrence profile image57
    VictoriaLawrenceposted 7 years ago

    I posted my first hubpost yesterday and it was unpublished this morning. The reason given was substandard post....I looked through all the rules and terms and I don't see anything in my post that would apply to any of these.

    Is there somewhere that I can get a more specific answer so that I can fix it and re publish?

    Thanks for your help~


    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image87
      BRIAN SLATERposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      hi victoria, It's difficult to say without reading it, but ask yourself was the hub original, was the content good, was any of it copied from else where.  Was it too short, did it contain any information that shouldn't be published. As you can see there are many reasons for this action. Try again after reading some of the answers about what makes a good hub in the forum pages. Good luck to you.

    2. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      You don't need to mail the admin team.  You can get a list of what is considered "substandard" in the FAQ right away without having to wait for a reply.


  2. lrohner profile image81
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Contact the HP team directly with any questions.


  3. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    How long was it?

    Nothing bugs me more than somebody taking up a great keyword URL with 100 words.

    A hubpage should be 800-1200 words on average in my opinion. I have a few with 300-500 and a few with 1500-1800, but this isn't a blog... it is an article site.

    If it isn't for that reason then disregard what I have said, but that often is the reason.

  4. Maddie Ruud profile image78
    Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago

    Hi Victoria.

    Your hub only contained a paragraph of text, an image, and a video.  We like to see more text than that, unless you're doing a hub containing primarily images, in which case you need more photos, and to categorize the hub in the Entertainment > Photos & Videos > Photo Galleries.

    Hope this clarifies.

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      Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I found this personally interesting. So that's why all those photo galleries aren't considered substandard. When they only have 1 sentence. I'll calibrate my hub hopping accordingly.

  5. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 7 years ago

    Tips straight from the top. Hi Maddie! big_smile anyways, if you write about personal experience..maybe try to write it answering the 5 W's and one H. Keep in mind you are writing for a audience and will depend on what your goals are. Do you want to help? start a debate? etc. Hope that helps. Welcome to HubPages! smile