Needing Some Critiques and Suggestions!

Jump to Last Post 1-3 of 3 discussions (8 posts)
  1. lillm profile image60
    lillmposted 7 years ago

    Hello!

    I just joined Hubpages a few days ago. I've produced a few hubs at this point, and I'd like to know if I'm on the right track. I can already say that my use of pictures needs some work - I'm still doing some research on how to find them legally. Any and all comments/critiques/suggestions are welcome!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-Prepare- … nning-Race
    http://hubpages.com/hub/First-Yoga-Class

    Thanks!

    1. Sullen91 profile image76
      Sullen91posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I skimmed your hub on trail running. I don't know much about the other aspects of the ideal hub, but you write very well.

    2. travelespresso profile image80
      travelespressoposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hello and welcome to Hubpages.

      I read your yoga hub and I really like the pace of your writing.  You have a lot of information in the hub and I would like to see you break it up a little more with more capsules and headings.  I agree with the other hubbers about adding more pictures.

      Aside from that a great start.  I hope you enjoy it here.

  2. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I think you have a good beginning with some good information.  Suggestions, though:

    Increase the length of the first text capsule - it is too short for the adsense ad that wants to go there.  Use the "preview" function to see when it is long enough.

    Decrease the length of the second text capsule, bringing the second adsense ad up higher in the hub.  Perhaps break it into several capsules, making sure that the titles

    Bring the Amazon ad up higher, certainly above the links where people can leave without seeing it at all.  Keep the ads as high up in the hub as possible.

    Some text links, to your other work could probably worked into the text very well, and perhaps a RSS feed to your own work at the end.

    You need more tags, perhaps 10 - 12 total.

    As you mentioned, some more pics would be nice.

    A very good start - keep up the good work!

    1. lillm profile image60
      lillmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      The advice about ad and capsule placement is really helpful - that's the stuff that's hard to figure out in the beginning I think. I will definitely add tags, pictures, and links to my work. Thanks so much for your help!

  3. Cagsil profile image82
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages! smile

    I've reviewed both hubs and each has room for improvement.

    (a) Use more text capsules to break up your text and form small paragraphs. Your readers are likely to have a short attention span and if you have smaller paragraphs, then you're not likely to lose your reader or bore them.
    (b) Use more pictures.
    (c) You could add in other capsules like an RSS feed or poll.
    (d) Keywords/tags should range between 9-15 for articles up 1500 words and up 40 for articles longer than 1500 words.

    Here are a few hubs to help you out:

    Darkside covers HubPages and offers a unique understanding.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/how
    http://hubpages.com/hub/capsules
    http://hubpages.com/hub/howhubworks
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubscore
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-works

    Relache wrote a great article about earning from writing.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Improve-Your-Hub-Earnings

    Sunforged wrote many articles about SEO(search engine optimization)- Keyword Tips.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Website-Tra … -earn-from

    And, last but not least- Shazwellyn has many articles on SEO also.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-to-SEO-Onli … ve-Writing
    http://hubpages.com/hub/SEO-For-Online-Creative-Writing
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Online-Creative … ck-Linking

    That should get you started. smile Do have a great time here. smile

    1. lillm profile image60
      lillmposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the suggestions! I think the layout/capsule placement/paragraph breakdown is definitely an area I need to focus on. I'm going to add some capsules and keywords/tags as well. And thanks for all the reading recommendations, there's no better way to learn than from other Hubbers. I really appreciate your advice!

      1. Cagsil profile image82
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome. smile

 
working

This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

Show Details
Necessary
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Features
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Marketing
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Statistics
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)