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Please Help Me To Improve My Hub

  1. JaimeDawn76 profile image83
    JaimeDawn76posted 6 years ago

    Hello, I am fairly new to the very large world of posting Hubs.  I have one Hub inparticular that was getting alright traffic and then the traffic just stopped today.  I am not sure what I could do different to improve the Hub and/or the incoming traffic sad

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated smile

    My Hub: http://hubpages.com/hub/Should-Medical- … a-Be-Legal

  2. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Hey Jaime,

    I realize your new and I should have said something to you about it, but didn't dawn on me at the time, but you should edit your post and remove the tracker from your link.

    It's bad forum decorum to post links with trackers. It's always best to get your own links directly from your statistics page, for use in the forum, so as to keep with proper forum decorum.

    I just thought you should know. wink

    1. JaimeDawn76 profile image83
      JaimeDawn76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you very much for the info I did not realize.  I also appreciated your input in regards to my Hub smile

      I think I have the correct link on now!

      1. Cagsil profile image60
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome. Glad I could help. smile

  3. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    It seems like it read pretty well. I don't agree with the hub overall, but whether or not, I do, is irrelevant to you posting it here.

    I would like to point out one mistake in spelling and that you have in a title of one of your capsules- the word "Crutch", you have spelled "Cruch".

    Other than that, it seems like a pretty well written hub. smile

  4. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 6 years ago

    First, Cagsill is right - it is frowned on to use a tracker in the forums.  I assume you got that link from the "link to this hub" at the bottom of the hub; a better place would be from the statistics page or from the address bar on your browser.  Neither one will include the tracker.

    For the most part, I found the hub to be well written, but would suggest the following points:

    Dump the Amazon capsules.  Experience has shown they are only effective when actually pushing a particular item; a few links to books, even when germane to the subject, are not likely to be productive.

    If the Amazon capsules are to be kept, move the first one down; it is taking the prized ad position on the whole hub.

    Evaluate your links carefully.  They appear to come from the "suggested links" button, but are often irrelevant.  You have a link to the current writing contest, for instance, that uses the text "oregon" (discussing laws) and has no relevance at all.  Another uses the text "unbearable chronic pain" to link to a hub apparently about emotional pain.  Check the hubs out that you are linking to carefully and read them thoroughly to see if they are relevant to your own hub.  If not, don't use them.

    You have some long paragraphs.  While this may be how you were taught to write, it is not generally a good idea on the web.  Web readers are skimmers; long unbroken text blocks tend to turn them off and they leave.  By the same token, if you dump the Amazon consider some more relevant and interesting photos simply to break up the text.  A "wrapped" photo, just as you have done, is fine.

    Marijuana is not a "cruch".  Proofread thoroughly.  Several times.  Personally, I proofread at least twice before publishing and once after.  Again at 1 month old, and often still find spelling errors.

    *edit*  I see Cagsill also caught the spelling error, and that you have changed the link here in the forum.  Well done.

    1. JaimeDawn76 profile image83
      JaimeDawn76posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for all of your helpful insight; you had some great ideas smile

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are more than welcome.  It's a steep learning curve, but you're getting there! smile