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Why are my poetry hubs falling below the quality standards...?


I have received the following email each time I amend or update a hub. Mainly my poetry, photographic and music hubs - 'Your hub ....... falls below HubPages' quality standards and will not be Featured. Your Hub will remain published, but it will not be showcased on Topic Pages or Related Hubs listings. It will also not be made available to search engines.' Surely the quality checker should have different criteria to say 'article writing' - for creative writing hubs such as poetry, novels? I take pride in my work, love to share and read comments and this is really upsetting....WHY?

 

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whonunuwho says

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4 years ago
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    Leni Sands 4 years ago

    Some of mine are nearly three years old...very time consuming trying to make them fit the bill - particularly poetry hubs.

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    Leni Sands 3 years ago

    Thank you that is very useful information


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    Selina Kyle (To Start Again) 4 years ago

    I, too, have featured poems and they all have something-video, pics, ebay, links-so i don't think those could be issues.


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Selina Kyle (To Start Again) says

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    Selina Kyle (To Start Again) 4 years ago

    PS I noticed several outgoing links to others' hubs in your poem. I would take those out as they could be your issue.


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    Leni Sands 4 years ago

    Most comments received to this question have been extremely helpful - plus a really helpful tip on one of my poetry hubs with explanation of why it is falling short of the QC's -useful tip - remove ebay & Amazon ads add poll, ad video, own pictur

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    Leni Sands 4 years ago

    Thanks for the advice sounds about right but also sounds like a lot of work on old hubs, some not far off three years old - can't understand why they don't just do it for new hubs. Any way I will give it a try though I know it will take some time...

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Clark Cook (moonfroth) says

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    Leni Sands 4 years ago

    It looks like all hubs are scored but to which level they can score creativity is beyond me. it appears that it is not so much the content of the poems but the stuff that surrounds it. Too many non HB ads and a hub fails the QC *polls & media ne

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    Leni Sands 4 years ago

    Thanks I will try that...I have unpublished one or two until I can decide what to do with them...perhaps the same thing is true of my music hub...I will check.