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My first hub.

  1. Casualty13 profile image59
    Casualty13posted 6 years ago

    Hello! I'm a newbie here.
    I've created the hub and want to know whether it created correctly.
    What suggestions can you give me?
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Websitetemplates_bz

    1. ThomasE profile image75
      ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You need to write a lot more text. Hubpages recommends at least 250 words, and I find hubs with at least 500 words generally work best.

      There are too many commercial liks to the same domain... you are allowed two per hub.

      Most of the pictures are a little grainy on my screen, I think you should resize them to make them a little smaller.

      It's unfortunate that I have to be so negative to someone who is new to hub pages, but welcome, and I hope you have a great time here.

  2. Casualty13 profile image59
    Casualty13posted 6 years ago

    I've made changes that you advice me.
    How is it now?Better?

    1. ThomasE profile image75
      ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      It is better, because the photo's are not so grainy, and there is more text.

      While you have improved the quality, I am afraid it is still against the terms of the site. You still have too many links to the same domain... your hub will be unpublished at some point, because you can only link twice to the same commercial domain in the same hub.

      Doing more than two links to the same domain will get you unpublished very quickly, and then it is difficult to get the hub republished...

      Also, although you have added some text, it is only 120 words, and so you are still likely to run into trouble for that.

      If you were to write a short (150 words) section about why you use website templates, and at the end of that section mention that there are free templates available at YOURLINK, and then fifty words after each photograph about why that template is good, your article will meet the minimum quality standards.

      Also, although you will have less links, they will be worth more, because the text will make your hub related more to the purpose of your site.

      1. Casualty13 profile image59
        Casualty13posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        May be now it's perfect?smile

        1. I am DB Cooper profile image68
          I am DB Cooperposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Nope, I still count 9 links to one domain. Cut that down to 2 and add a lot more text relating to your content. Write about the differences between various types of templates. You've got about 150 words of text (I don't believe text in photo captions counts). You should be aiming for closer to 500 words.

          1. Casualty13 profile image59
            Casualty13posted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I can't understand if the links are allowed, why can't it be 9 of them?

            1. Casualty13 profile image59
              Casualty13posted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Can you tell me?

              1. ThomasE profile image75
                ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Basically, it is the same amoung most of the best web 2.0 sites (hubpages, ezine articles etc).

                They limit the number of promotional links that you can use because if you have too many links in one page to the same domain, google can label the page as a spam page.

                This means your hub would not get visitors from google, and get no benefit from the backlinks.

                So the requirement is there to help you.

                I don't think these requirements are too harsh: write 400 words of text, and only have two links to the same domain in the same hub... this figure includes links in photographs and captions.

                The words you write in the hub make it more likely people will find your hub via google, and also means there is more context in your page, so google will regard your backlinks as more relevant, and so they will gain value.

                In addition, until you get your hubber score up to 75, backlinks will give you no benefit at all, because they are all no followed.

                You only get a hubber score over 75 by writing high quality hubs, which means over 500 words.

                I have written over 600 words on this forum page in all... it is not a hard requirement.

                At the end of the day, when you join a free site, they have rules... and if you are to remain here, you have to keep within them.

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    Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago

    It looks like an advertisement for a company? I would certainly pass it by.

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image85
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Good answer smile

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        Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think the OP is probably the owners of the site and is looking for some free advertising.

        1. ThomasE profile image75
          ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Oh, I agree with you, but I write plenty of advertising on hubpages... it isn't against the rules, but if you are going to do it, do it well. Ideally, adverts should be engaging, well written, with a touch of flair.

          I find it hard to live up to that myself, but I try.

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            Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, i suppose. smile

            Generally, though, I think a lot of us have become completely blind to advertising! I've decided to give them a miss. It's not my strong point anyway. smile

            1. ThomasE profile image75
              ThomasEposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Fair enough, I ignore anything poetry related, or photo hubs. We all like different things. smile

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                Sophia Angeliqueposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Too true! smile

                To thine own self be true. smile

  4. prettydarkhorse profile image62
    prettydarkhorseposted 6 years ago

    first, you need to put more text, limit links to the same domain to two only, explanation and text first before photos.

 
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