I think I know the problem, but it cannot hurt to ask...

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  1. artlader profile image60
    artladerposted 7 years ago

    Hi, Fellow-Hubbers,

    I have written only ten hubs and am admittedly still feeling my way around and I have a question. I hope it's not a very dumb one.

    Here we go:

    First, my hubscore is not terribly high.

    I have visited a few hubs and I think I understand what I can and cannot post. And my content is all original.

    And I think I'm not a great writer, but not terrible, either.

    I am pretty sure that part of the problem is my outbound links. I create interactive resources like hangman games and arcade games for German-learners at a few sites (studystack.com, quizlet.com and a couple more) and I link to the resources in my hubs. This just makes sense to me. People who are learning a language need practice and feedback.

    I asked in another post and was told this might, indeed, be a problem. Only two outgoing links to the same domain per hub, I think I saw somewhere. Well, fair is fair. If that's the policy, that's the policy, right?

    I know that being active in the forums and leaving useful comments matter. No problem, I would be doing that anyway.

    I know, too, that more traffic would help. I am working on that, of course.

    But maybe there is something else I am not doing well. Something I am simply missing or doing just plain wrong.

    I know that's quite possible. Maybe even likely. I am a newbie, after all.

    So... If anyone has a spare minute or two and sees anything obviously wrong with my hubs, I would appreciate a little constructive criticism.

    If not, I understand. Everyone is very busy these days.


    1. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 7 years agoin reply to this


      have fun, go with your gut and you will be the one.  Nothing else matters

      nice to meet you btw big_smile

      1. artlader profile image60
        artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Ahhh... That's pretty nice, kimberlyslyrics: "To thine own self be true."

        Nice to meet you, too.

        - Art

  2. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 7 years ago

    Sounds like you have a legitimate reason for more than 2 outbound links. If the links are not promotional, you can use more than 2.  HP can usually tell the difference. If they make a mistake and flag it, just let them know.

    1. artlader profile image60
      artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, paradigmsearch.

      - Art

  3. Sue Adams profile image96
    Sue Adamsposted 7 years ago

    I would write more hubs.

    1. artlader profile image60
      artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Sue.

      I am happy you did not spot any obvious problems in the ones i have already written.

      - Art

  4. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    your hubs look well written and informative. as far as the outgoing links to your site, I think I read somewhere that you may not want to use them in all of your hubs going to the same site. I may be wrong, but I remember seeing it in the forum a while ago.

    do you know about Hubpagesacademy.com? it has a lot of very helpful info about writing to bring in more traffic, etc.

    1. artlader profile image60
      artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for responding to me, rebekahELLE.

      And I appreciate your kind words.

      I have not spent much time at Hubpagesacademy.com yet, I admit, but it's on my list for sure.

      Guess I should head over there now!


      1. artlader profile image60
        artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Hmmm... Hubpagesacademy.com seems to be out of business: "Firefox can't find the server at www.hubpagesacademy.com."

        Maybe this is it? -- http://hubsacademy.com/

        - Art

        1. rebekahELLE profile image87
          rebekahELLEposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          oops, sorry, yes, that is it.

  5. revmjm profile image86
    revmjmposted 7 years ago

    Art, I checked out your profile page and saw that you have been a hubber for 15 months; however, you have posted only 10 hubs. That's not very many for such a long period of time.

    I am not comparing you with me, but I just joined 14 days ago, and I have posted 32 hubs already. So my first suggestion for you is to post more often. I set a goal of writing a minimum of 2 per day. Usually I surpass that number.

    1. artlader profile image60
      artladerposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, revmjm,

      Thank you for your reply.

      You are right, of course.

      I joined well over a year ago, but I only started posting on Jan. 17, 2011. (This post - http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Present-Tense-of-Lesen )

      Maybe that is hurting me, though. I was not active  for so long. Hmmm...



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