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makeover my Hub? Please

  1. mathair profile image65
    mathairposted 7 years ago

    Hi I've been a member of Hubpages for 6 weeks now and I am currently trying to get approval by Google adsense. 
    After 12 Hubs I think it's time for the Professionals to take a look at one or two and give me an honest opinion on how I am getting on.  This one http://hubpages.com/hub/Choosing-books-for-children was one of my first and this one http://hubpages.com/hub/Be-a-high-king- … th-Ireland wa written more recently. Take your pick and let me know what you think.

  2. Brie Hoffman profile image65
    Brie Hoffmanposted 7 years ago

    I just looked at your Choosing books for children article.  The first thing I would do is to move the picture up and get a different picture.  The one you have is not very aesthetically pleasing.  It looks too commercial when you have ads as the first thing.

    Also, it's a little boring.  I think you should comment a bit more about the adventure and excitement that reading provides children.  How it encourages and fosters their imagination.  Remember how it felt when you were little and someone read a book to you...how that feeling has made you a life-long reader, the benefits of being able to travel anywhere, experience anything by just reading a book!

    1. mathair profile image65
      mathairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Brie. I will sit down tomorrow and have another look at this Hub using the comments that you have given me. I'm interested - Do you think a Hub can get too long?

      1. Brie Hoffman profile image65
        Brie Hoffmanposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        In my opinion..yes.  But, that is just my opinion.  A lot of people would disagree with me.  My reasoning is that most people don't want to spend a ton of time getting the information they need (I know I don't), they want you to cut to the chase and give them what they need quickly.  I think because of TV and the computer we are all a little ADD smile  I try to keep most of my hubs around 500 to 700 words.

  3. lrohner profile image82
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I also looked at your hub about books. I agree with Brie. It brings nothing new to the table, and most of it is just common sense. I think what could be valuable is to actually recommend specific books when you talk about the different types.

    From an SEO perspective, I can't figure out what your keyword is. I know the general topic, but not the keyword. That means you're leaving it up to Google to decide what (if anything) to rank your hub on. You need to read up on on-page optimization. Look at hubs by Thisisoli, Darkside, Sunforged, Mark Knowles, Peter Hoggan, Marisa Wright, etc.

    You should also read up on optimizing your tags. You should have roughly 10 to 15 for an average length hub. Some should be pretty broad and the rest should be fairly niche. And make sure your tags aren't misleading. I couldn't figure out how the tag "how to" relates to this hub.

    Welcome to HubPages!

    1. mathair profile image65
      mathairposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Brie and Irohner. I've made a few changes to this Hub but want to do some reading before I do any more.

 
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