I am a new Hubber!!Please give me some feedback on my hubs..

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  1. ponx profile image68
    ponxposted 12 years ago

    Hi everyone,
    I joined HubPages 2 weeks back and I have been trying to write at least 2 hubs per week (even with my job at hand)....I feel that the HubPages members are very helpful and are more than eager to help out new hubbers...please do read some of my hubs and leave a few comments/suggestions...I would truly appreciate it...Thank you in advance!

  2. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!

    Just to let you know, the proper use of the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread is for you to post a few links to hubs you want reviewed, then for you to take the advice and make adjustments.

    To be fair to other hub writers, you shouldn't be asking them to review everything you've written. They freely give their advice, so you can improve, it's not fair to ask them to go through all.

    I've posted a couple of your links already(below) so you do not have to. I'm going to check them out.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Happine … -Happiness
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Camping-Checkli … ners-Guide
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Online-Social-N … on-or-Bane

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Casgil.Thank you for letting me know that.I will post the specific links from the next time onwards.

  3. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    The hub below could use a few adjustments.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Online-Social-N … on-or-Bane

    (a) Use more text capsules
    (b) You could add more content too, but not sure how many words are in your hub.
    (c) Use better spacing.(*at the end of a sentence, there should be a space before the next word begins. Everything is crunched together and better paragraphing would help your article flow.

    **(a) when you add more text capsules, you will give yourself better ad spaces for adsense links(*hopefully you signed up for adsense). Also, there should not be a photo/picture next to your first text capsule, because that is prime real-estate for adsense ads. When you put a picture next to the first text capsule, you automatically push down the adsense ad links to a different location.

    ***on a side note- you have a link directing your reader to a business ezine, then have a news capsules below it, have you tried putting these side by side? It might look better.

    Just a thought.

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Casgil.These are helpful tips,especially the one which tells me not to put a picture in the first paragraph.About not using more text capsules, this was one of the earlier hubs which I wrote so I was not aware that I could add more capsules.However I am aware of that now.But thank you for bringing that up.I will keep these points in mind from the next hub onwards.

  4. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    The hub below:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Camping-Checkli … ners-Guide

    (a) Use more text capsules. (play with the capsules and layout options)
    (b) The pictures again, as stated in the previous hub, should be relocated.
    (c) Use more paragraphs and spacing is the same as previous hub reviewed also.

    Others might have other things, but that's what I see.

  5. Cagsil profile image78
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    The hub below:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/What-is-Happine … -Happiness

    Same issues as the other two.

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Got them.And thank you for going through 3 of my hubs.

  6. lrohner profile image67
    lrohnerposted 12 years ago

    I only looked at one--the happiness hub. Ditto what Cagsil said.

    Also, do not use a picture next to or above the first text capsule if you're here to make $$. It takes away prime advertising space.

    And do you have any other words for "happiness?" You used it a total of nine times in the first paragraph alone.

    You say you are going to list ten tips. If you did that, be sure to set them out so that you have 10 clearly defined sections/paragraphs or readers just might feel cheated.

    And welcome to HubPages! smile

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Ironner, thanks for going through my hubs.I think the first para tip is an important one.Will always remember it.
      Yes nine times is not good :-), I should try to use another word.
      I have said that I am not going to list 10 tips :-), because I don't think that reading 10 tips can make you happy!So I have shared some thoughts.
      But thank you for your tips though.I am glad that you are eager to help out new hubbers.

  7. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 12 years ago

    I thought the camping one was very good and wouldn't have guessed it to be a new hubber.   I do agree to make sure that the top space is available for ads.

    Otherwise, it looks good, the Amazon ads are appropriate, and easy to read.   Good job.

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you SteveoMc.

  8. SteveoMc profile image73
    SteveoMcposted 12 years ago

    I just finished reading happiness.   Unlike the camping one, this one felt rambling.   I would not have read this if I wasn't reading it for this makeover.  It was pretty boring.

    To improve it, break it into several points that you want to make.  Put each point into a capsule.   Throw out about half of the text.   What you have left would probably make the point.  This in no way recognizes the short attention span of internet readers.   They are here to find something out.

    You also need to save that top place for ads.   I don't always do that well my self.   
    Sometimes when I want something on the top, I put an empty capsule at the top and then publish it.    That makes a little space just above the photo you have for some ads.

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I think that I should have broken down the text into more points.Right now there is too much information in each para.Thanks for pointing that out.

  9. tobey100 profile image60
    tobey100posted 12 years ago

    Found you Visiting Las Vegas very informative.  Having been there quite a few times I think you gave some great advice.  All in all, pretty good for a newbie!  smile

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you tobey100.I have done some remodeling to the hub as well after incorporating the comments from all you guys.So please have a look at the post once again and let me know your thoughts.

  10. Donnacha C profile image73
    Donnacha Cposted 12 years ago

    hi and welcome! you are obviously doing something right as your overall score of 96 is very impressive!
    keep up the good work

    1. ponx profile image68
      ponxposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Donnacha!


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