Any and all critiques welcome.
Just starting out on Hub Pages, so I appreciate all help from you Hub Citizens. (You veteran Hubbers are smart. I feel like I just entered kindergarten.)
Question: Would going to She Told Me and writing up a synopsis of my hub page be a legitimate way to create a backlink?" Or is that a no-no?
My hub is here -
writing is good
~add more and better keywords
~add some images
~split the content in more capsules
~where is your comment section? add it.
**add a profile pics
Let me take your critique points one at a time:
Add more and better keywords
I wrote this as a niche hub, targeting people interested in South Carolina peaches. The two keywords I used are "South Carolina peaches" and "peaches." When I try to add more keywords, the two keywords I choose are eliminated. It seems I can only have two keywords, and can't add more. Suggestions?
I'm trying to figure out text now, and I'll add images later
Split the content
Are my hubs stuffed with too many paragraphs?
Where is my comment section?
Don't know how to do that. If you can direct me to a help section explaining the process, I'd appreciate that.
Thanks for the feedback...
Content is fine but you need to add some pictures/videos/links to make it look a little attractive. Else if there is too much text people will not have the patience to read it even though the content may be good.
And yes add the comments section so that hubbers can leave their views. Else how would you know if someone liked reading your hub or not.
Also try to place some text capsules side by side so that it does not become a very long hub.
Last but not the least welcome to HP!
Thanks for the welcome, ponx
Your critique on adding pictures is noted, but right now I'm trying to figure out text. And you said "links." That's something I need to figure out. So it all comes back to understanding the text aspect of Hub pages, yes?
As for comments, yes, I need to add a comments section but I'm not sure how to do that.
If you can direct me to a FAQ, I'll do that.
As for adding text capsules side-by-side, I'm still studying that aspect of Hub layout.
Thanks for feedback, ponx.
In order to place capsules side by side you need to click on the green arrow (in the edit mode) which will move the capsules. This will work for text, photos and all other capsules (links, amazon etc).
The comments section should already be there when you write your hub else you can add it from the "Add more capsules" section. Just click on Comments and it will add a comment capsule below.
Links, again needs to be added in the same way. I just gave an example of a link (it's not mandatory to add one).
But its only to make the hub look more interesting that we add photos, links, videos etc.
I asked you to place the text capsules side by side because you had a lot of text and I needed to scroll a lot. So if you do not have relevant pictures you can always place text capsules side by side.
And you are most welcome
I think you have done an excellent job, and I am extremely impressed with your writing skills. Oh--and welcome to HubPages!
I don't see a lot of changes that you need to make, other than beefing up your tags (aim for at least 10 to 15), adding a comments capsule and maybe a pic or two. You can do an advanced search on Flickr for photos available for commercial use at no charge.
The comments section is useful because it adds new text to the page, and Google likes when we update our pages. An RSS feed also helps in that regard.
And btw, my middle daughter graduated this past spring from Coastal Carolina University just outside of Myrtle Beach, so South Carolina is near and dear to my heart.
Edited to add: I wouldn't place text capsules next to each other. But you can add a photo capsule and then click the little green right arrow on the top right corner to make it right flush to the text capsule beneath it.
Irohner - thanks for the welcome.
You said "beef up your tags."
That's keywords, right?
When I try to add more "tags," my original tags are bumped off. It seems I can only present two tags. Obviously I'm doing something wrong. Any help will be appreciated. If you can direct me to a Hub learning page about tags, I'll buy you a virtual doughnut and cup of coffee. :-)
I'll check out your advice in "Edited to add."
I have much to learn.
Thank you, Irohner
Yes, and no. Tags are keywords, but keywords are not necessarily tags. Keywords are the words/phrases you are targeting, hoping people will search for them in the search engines. You use them in your URL, title and body of your text--and the "tags" section on the right. Tags are just that--your keywords plus any additional words you think people might use. If you can only add two tags, then something is wrong and I would definitely contact the HP staff about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coffee regular, please. Can I get bacon and eggs instead of the doughnut?
Back to business. Hubs on tags. Save this one by Edweirdo for later when you're a bit more comfy with HubPages. It's a definite read.
And this one by Darkside will definitely help you to understand the basics of tags.
As a matter of fact, read everything you can by Darkside, SunForged, Relache, Thisisoli, Ryankett and Mark Knowles. Everything. Susana S, Marisa Wright, Frogdropping and Edweirdo also have some good stuff you might want to look over.
You've got your homework assignment. Now go. And don't forget the coffee.
"Can I get bacon and eggs instead of the doughnut? "
Yes, sir. In fact I just bought 2 lbs. of bacon and two dozen eggs today.
Now, my bacon cat gets half, but the rest we can share.
So the answer to your question: Can I get bacon and eggs instead of the doughnut?
Yes. Bacon and eggs is typical on my breakfast table on weekends. Plus hash browns or southern fries. You decide.
Okay, I followed your advice and added tags.
Thanks for your instruction, Irohner.
Welcome in "J",
There are a host of great hubs written on just about every aspect of creating a hub, do some searches using the search at the top right and also use the help section..
But you do need some pictures, dont forget to add keywords in the description of each picture.. The more capsules the better here on Hubpages..
As to tags, if you open your page while logged in, not even in edit mode, you should be able to type new tags into the little box below the tags... try it and see..
Thanks for the tip, LeanMan.
I'll follow your suggestion and see where I land.
I feel lost, but you and others are shining a light on the path where I need to go...
I'm sure if I step in a cowpie, I'll be informed.
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