How to make an article that pass quality control?

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  1. Fredina Monita profile image61
    Fredina Monitaposted 16 months ago

    What you should do to make a good article? I just trying it hard enough but still in process.  Do you have any suggestion. Thank you

    1. RachaelLefler profile image93
      RachaelLeflerposted 16 months agoin reply to this

      Numbers 10-18 here detail in the FAQ all the reasons an article might be banned.
      The main thing is a good article should be:
      - Not personal. You're writing something like part of a non-fiction book or a well-researched magazine article. Not a diary.
      - Long enough. People want to read something long, and with sufficient detail about a topic. You should aim to be educational.
      - Multimedia. It's good to have at least 3 good-sized images, one at the bare minimum. Links (as long as they're not too spammy/promotional) are good, and including polls and video links also help.
      - Grammatically correct. I see a lot of new Hubbers who just aren't checking their grammar, or who seem to expect their spellchecker to get all their mistakes - it won't. Even a program like Grammarly can't make up for a lack of your own knowledge of correct, standard English.

      A Hub should not be:
      - Personal. As I've already stated. It just isn't what the site is trying to offer readers. I'd suggest using another site for more personal-style journaling. Like Blogger or Tumblr.
      - Promotional. If you're clearly just trying to sell some crap, that's against the rules. If you plug a specific product or website over and over again, that's a no-no. You can have links if they add to your effort to entertain and inform the audience. You can add one or two affiliate links to a product that is directly related to your topic. For example if I review a movie, I can link to a site where people can buy that movie, if they want. But I see a lot of bad posts that are poorly written, written for bots not readers, and that use keyword stuffing. That doesn't fly on Hubpages.
      - Too short. I see this as a common problem with new Hubbers. A lot of newbs write articles that are simply too short. It's sort of like a section in a textbook. You want to be thorough and detailed. I think newbies are just timid, afraid that if they write too long, no one will read it.
      - Lacking quality in terms of broken links, small or unclear images, etc. If you use a lot of YouTube videos, watch out because if those get taken down by YouTube later, you get a broken link on your article.

      It can all be managed by properly planning and outlining an article in advance and properly editing it after you write. As well as having attention to detail throughout the writing process. I hope that helps. Definitely read the FAQ for information about what they don't want, which will hopefully help you understand what they do want.

      1. RachaelLefler profile image93
        RachaelLeflerposted 16 months agoin reply to this
      2. Fredina Monita profile image61
        Fredina Monitaposted 16 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your input. I think it's time to write with grammatically correct, long enough and well research. If it must to put at least 3 images, tbh, i didn't do it before. Once again, thank you Rachael.


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