Are short poems really considered substandard on HubPages?
Or is it just an automatic warning to discourage a potential spammers that is removed by a moderator later after the Hub remains published.
Short poems fly beneath the wordcount radar. It is best to add some background information or thoughts before, and or after the poem itself - I would suggest putting each part in a separate text box. Also adding pictures is a good idea to overcome the content quantity and will also increase the hub score - in my experience.
In addition to what alternate poet said, you'll have to realize that HubPages, at the end of the day, will still think like a business (because it is one!). HubPages is an article publishing platform and it is harder to earn money with poems than with articles. So they encourage you to write more so that there is more content. More content means better chances of getting relevant advertisements and that means more money (usually).
by Ironman1992 6 years ago
Is a short hub considered substandard?Can a hub be flagged as substandard for being too short? I have recently published short hubs, and I fear that they may soon be considered substandard. Sometimes hubs are simply short, but having relayed useful information.
by Lena Kovadlo 5 years ago
One of my friends who is a poet had created a Hub Pages account in hopes to share her poetry with others. She published a number of poetry hubs that included her poetry and appropriate images but they became unpublished with warning messages. I don't remember what they were exactly but I do...
by Laura Deibel 6 years ago
I read before that:Substandard simply means that the quality of the Hub does not meet HubPages' standards. Below are some common reasons that a Hub may be moderated as substandard:•"Test" or otherwise unfinished Hubs•Very little content•Poorly formatted content•Low quality...
by ahorseback 3 years ago
I can except that poetry doesn't pay the bills .....or whatever ! But as I write something personal - and am notified that it may be substandard ........I mean huh ?If poetry isn't good enough for hub pages then please simply eliminate it from the categories, wouldn't that...
by Mikeydoes 7 years ago
Well I decided to make a simple little layout to hopefully help some people out.It is clear videos are the future, and the lack of videos on this site is actually kind of embarrassing. Content is key and we should be using every available resource that we have here.My Hubs all certainly can be...
by protjack 10 years ago
Hi,this Hub of mine:http://hubpages.com/hub/Haiku-poem-Coca-Colahas been flagged as substandard (or in danger of becoming one or whatever). The Hub is a poem with a video clip. That's all that that Hub is supposed to contain, nothing more and nothing elseand your engine thinks it's lacking content...
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