Hi, I just published my fourth hub and would be grateful for some feedback. I've got quite high scores at the moment, but only because I visited the pages many times during compilation to add and amend. 3 of my hubs are on a similar theme - travel advice - but the fourth is very different as it consists of a few fictional short stories. I intend to produce quality hubs on a wide variety of subjects, but I would like visits to my hubs to be as frequent as possible as quickly as possible (if that doesn't sound too ambitious!) As I say, any comments or advice would be appreciated.
You're off to a great start, and welcome to HubPages!
First off, never ever put any type of capsule next to your first text capsule, and make sure your first text capsule is long enough to accommodate the 300x250 rectangular ad that should appear there -- if you're here to make money, that is. It is probably the most valuable piece of advertising real estate on the page.
A disclaimer is fine, but it should go at the bottom of the hub. Instead of telling people in the disclaimer that you have other hubs, you should put in a link capsule or use the Groups function or otherwise link directly to the hubs.
I would stop using bold for the first paragraph -- it's pretty offputting and may send people packing -- no pun intended.
Not sure why you use "Greensleeves" at the beginning of your titles. Branding, perhaps? I'm afraid that someone coming across your hub in a search engine might look at that and click on a different URL. I think it's fine to brand your work, I just wouldn't necessarily do it in the title.
Many thanks for your prompt reply. I'll certainly take on board the advice, particularly about the first capsule and the links to other hubs in future hubpages. I may amend the ones I've already done in due course too. I must admit although I want to make money, I put the second capsule alongside the first just because I thought it looked nicer like that. It's a question of priorities I guess, and I'll have to think what mine are. I used Greensleeves in the title simply because I thought in time it would be more memorable as an identifying collective name for all my hubs, but you may be right about leaving it out of the title. I'll have to think about that one. Once again, thanks for the advice; it's appreciated.
lrohner you beat me lol
I'll add to what she says by saying you need to break your paragraphs up more. Online reading is different to reading from the pages of a book (or a Kinlde meh!), therefore you need smaller paragraphs.
Smaller parapraphs will lenghten your text boxes so you'll need to insert other media - photos, videos - maybe a table, something to add to the span of text.
I would shorten the URL down to the base keyword you're using - and look for more tags. Try and use ones that are relevant yet not too generic.
Otherwise welcome to Hubpages. You really are off to a wonderful start and I hope you get to writing a lot more. You certainly have the gift of the online gab and that's what HP like to see - and your readers
by Ponx 8 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...
by Aiden Roberts 8 years ago
Hi Everyone,I have just published my latest puppy training hub and I am wondering should I use a video? I haven't used videos before as I am not sure of the rules for example with YouTube?If you don't mind and have some time take a look and see if you think a video would be useful, any comments...
by Cameron Corniuk 10 years ago
I have relatively simple question.I was preparing a new blog and wanted to add some links into the main article. I tried using simple HTML <a href="url>name</a> to add the links, but then the code showed as well. For editing at home, using NotePad or Word, is there some...
by Glen 9 years ago
Once you've researched, drafted, edited, proofed... and before you've published your hub, you should think about a few things you could do to do it justice and add some extra appeal to it.1) Photo or Illustration? I like at LEAST one image. That way when it comes up in the hub search results it has...
by Kayana 7 years ago
This is my second Hub, which I think is an improvement on the first, but since I'm still so new at this, I would love any and all feedback. Thank you!http://hubpages.com/hub/Cant-Find-Your- … t-Yourself
by Misha 7 years ago
I got a poorly worded to the point of being offensive email from the team about one of my hubs that got unpublished. I replied with a request for clarification. Almost 24 hours passed since. I am wondering, how long I have to wait for the response?Now, I keep quiet about one of my workers waiting...
Copyright © 2019 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This 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.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We 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 Pixels||We 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.|