I would really appreciate any feedback on my hubs especially your views on the levels of amazon advertising, and their layout.
Welcome to Hubpages' forum!
However, I would like to inform you that this is the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread and you have way too many hubs to review.
The purpose of the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread is for you to post a few links(3) to get critiquing advice from others.
I realize you're new to the forums, considering you've made only 2 posts during your tenure here and explains your lack of knowledge on how to use the Extreme Hub Makeover forum thread.
So, feel free to post a few links, like I said above and many hubbers will gladly check out the hubs you request.
Nice to meet you.
Aha, good point Cagsil - something I should have noticed had I actually taken the time to read the 'about' post on the makeover page:)
I've been following a similar layout for most of my hubs so comment on one hub should hopefully apply to most of them.
This one is pretty much representative: http://hubpages.com/hub/Which-is-the-Best-pizza-stone
I appreciate any feedback - good or bad!
Your hubs appear to be well laid out, advertising looks nice - yuou could put the amazon stuff higher on the page - maybe - those I looked at anyway and in these just maybe they might be just a little short, I think 400 words is the recommended minimum - an additional paragraph of related stuff would sort that out.
Otherwise, clean informative and too the pont. Look fine to me.
I'm sorry, but I simply couldn't finish reading your hub. The bolding of your keyword throughout the piece was so distracting, particularly in light of the number of instances of it, I couldn't even focus on what you were writing.
If you feel the need to bold your keyword for the search engines (which I totally don't agree is necessary), then just bold the first instance of it. Bolding it throughout adds nothing to your search engine visibiity and detracts from the reader experience.
Do let me know if you decide to change it and I'll be happy to read it through and give you my thoughts.
Hi Irohner, thanks for the feedback.
Im actually glad you made the observation straight away about the bolding as this was the biggest question mark I had about my hubs. I added it a few weeks ago to see if it had any impact on SERPs (it doesnt seem to have...) and I was hoping that posting a hub on this forum for critiquing would give me definitive steer on whether the hub community thought it was worthwhile.
It clearly isnt helping with my reader experience (and by the sounds of it is actively driving readers away!) so I'm definitely going to remove it.
I'll repost some links after the next edit and again would greatly appreciate your feedback.
I reviewed the hub you posted.
(a) I agree with Irohner on the bold type.
(b) There is not enough text in your first text capsule, to trigger the Google Adsense Block Ad, which is obviously further down in your hub.
(c) Always use the first text capsule as your basis to ensure you get Google Adsense ad placement into it's prime real estate spot, which is along side of your text capsule. Never put a picture along side of your first text capsule, because by doing so, it pushes down Google's Ad. So, that means, you will have to move the picture at the top, down one spot, along side the second text capsule.
(d) I didn't do a word count of your hub, but it "appears" that you might not have enough content, and could run the risk of being flagged as substandard. If you have less than 400-500 words, then you run that risk.
(e) Keywords/tags- on articles of up to 1500 words, you can use 9-15 keywords/tags and for articles over 1500 words, you can use up to 40 keywords/tags.
I hope that helps.
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