Recipe for a Winning Hub

From the Files of KoffeeKlatch Gals
From the Files of KoffeeKlatch Gals

A Cup of This and a Pinch of That...

A cup of this and a pinch of that, put all the right ingredients together and you will have yourself a winning HubPages Hub. Not it's not easy, it takes a lot of work, but any good recipe does.

This recipe includes many special ingredients. Many of these ingredients are an absolute must and some are considered an option. Add your own special touch and creativity to this recipe, make it your own.

From the Files of KoffeeKlatch Gals
From the Files of KoffeeKlatch Gals

Winning Hub Recipe

Ingredients:

1 Attention Grabbing Title

3 - 4 sentence introduction, interesting of course

10 -12 great keywords

1 terrific subject, one about which you are knowledgeable

Several dashes of research

1 or more eye-catching pictures, make sure they are copyright free

1 video to amuse or inform

300 to 1000 well written words, correctly spelt

3 to 8 relevant rss links

1 extra special summary

1 map showing where your subject is happening

1 or more insightful polls

1 fun quiz

1 table to better illustrate your subject

A hand full of text capsules each with their own special title

A basket full of creativity

A quick tap of the link suggestion button

Instructions:

  • Carefully read over the ingredients list. Choose your subject and your attention grabbing title. Get together your information along with all of your research.
  • Next start working on your introduction. Make sure it is interesting and gives a little peak into what your article is about. Three to four sentences is usually enough, but it could be longer. You'll know when you get it right.
  • Start getting all of your ducks in a row. In other words, start forming your paragraphs and generally getting your article written.
  • Once you have your article written start dividing it into smaller little groups and choose a dynamite little title for each.
  • Start looking at pictures and videos to accentuate your subject. Choose a couple of pictures or so, the amount is your choice. If you see a relevant video add that in also.
  • By now you should be able to choose the way you want to set up your hub to it's advantage. Move around text and picture boxes until you find a look that appeals to you.
  • Make sure you add rss links, backlinks and keywords.
  • This is where you add the polls, quizzes and other fun things. Make sure they are relevant to your hub.
  • Top all of these things off with a super-duper summary.

From the files of KoffeeKlatch Gals
From the files of KoffeeKlatch Gals

Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?

  • 15% When Did Manners Go Out the Window
  • 4% Repairing the Land by Changing Grazing Practices - Holistic Management
  • 23% Presidential Smackdown: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Ronald Reagan
  • 47% Why Does Light Get Sucked Into Black Holes?
  • 6% How to Survive (and Excel) as a Middle-Aged, Re-entry College Student
  • 4% Stepping Back 200 Years - Mississenewa 1812
47 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Gender and Relationships nominees is your favorite?

  • 33% Closing The Breach: Restoring Strained Relations
  • 6% When to Unfriend Someone
  • 10% Debunking Five Common Myths About Introverts
  • 8% Communicating with your autistic offspring
  • 35% My parents divorced…WooHooo!!!
  • 6% Love and Relationships: Throwing in the Towel
48 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

Which one of this week's Politics and Social Issues nominees is your favorite?

  • 28% The Right To Be Silent
  • 6% Forgiveness - An Extravagant Gift
  • 17% I Am Going To Punch You In The Face
  • 0% How to Feel Thinner Instantly
  • 17% Somerton Mystery
  • 33% Flower Power: From Afghan Valleys to New York Alleys
18 people have voted in this poll.

This poll is now closed to voting.

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wordscribe43 5 years ago from Pacific Northwest, USA

I used to be sooooo good keeping up with all the Hubnuggets, so I'm hereby vowing to be a supporter once again. I'm reading now and will vote when I'm finished. This is a fun hub, KKG.


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RedElf 5 years ago from Canada

What an awesome hub, Gal! I love the explanations you have provided, along with the step by step instructions. We should be finding a lot more candidates if everyone followed these suggestions :D:D:D ...and we'd never be out of reading material MUAaaHAHAH... I likes it!


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Enelle Lamb 5 years ago from Canada's 'California'

An excellent recipe Gals, and I sure hope it becomes a popular one at that! ...Wait a minute...that would make our job even harder...LOL but I guess that's just the chance we take :D


jenubouka 5 years ago

This is a great checklist for all hubbers, I learned some cool pointers, although i missed out on being a nugget, maybe someday I will get hubber of day.

Thanks for the info!!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

wordscribe, I'm glad to see you have come back. Glad you enjoyed the hub. Thanks for voting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

RedElf - so glad you liked it. I'm looking forward to more people competing, so to speak. I love this ind of reaing material - it's so relaxing.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Enelle, it's my kind of recipe. I can't wait for there to be tons more HubNugget Nominee hopefuls. It may make more work but what a way to go.

Congratulations to all the nominees.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

jenubouka, Glad to help. Hubber of the day would be great - I look forward to you joining the ranks of the chosen.


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Ann Marie Dwyer 5 years ago from South Carolina, USA

Love the recipe. Great to read. Here's hoping I pull one off!

Red.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

Good informative Hub! I bookmarked it.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Ann Marie Dwyer, good luck. Thanks for reading, hope you voted.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

mary615, Thanks for the bookmark. Please tell me you voted for you favorite.


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thougtforce 5 years ago from Sweden

I love the recipe on how to win a hub nugget and it is so useful for everyone that write here! I will bookmark it and come back to it whenever I need inspiration! Thanks for the hubnuggets, I will read and vote now!

Tina


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

What a great recipe, I have to be honest I have never tried this one!

I will be checking it out and making my vote!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Tina, I'm so glad you like my recipe. Thanks for reading and voting.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Movie Master, try it you might like it. Although I must say you have a great recipe all your own.


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mary615 5 years ago from Florida

I spent a considerable amount of time reading these Hubs, and it was NOT easy to vote for just one in each category. They were all so good. I did vote,though.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

mary615, thanks for spending the time reading our hubnugget hubs. It really is hard to choose just one in each category.


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ladyjane1 5 years ago from Texas

Great recipe for a great hubnugget. You answered many questions that people have asked many times. Cheers and voted up and awesome.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

This recipe for a winning hub is a wonderful reminder for me to tweak some of my old hubs Gal. Thank you so much!

And to the Hubnuggets nominees, congratulations! Read, vote and promote!


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MerCyn60 5 years ago from New Jersey shore

Great informative hub. And thank you for choosing one of my hubs this week(How to Feel Thin Instantly). As a newbie I am honored and encouraged.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hmmmm..I wonder where my comment went? Hi Gal, did you see my comment yesterday? Well, if it disappeared I just have to say again that this is such a wonderful hubnuggety celebration of all the great hubs this week. It feels so good to read the reminders on how to write a winning hub!

Congratulations to all the nominees! Woohoo! Vote, vote and vote!


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mattforte 5 years ago from Spanaway, WA

I love the advice. It's simple enough for anybody to benefit from, informative, and concise.

Also, thanks for the nomination!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

ladyjane1, thanks for the wonderful comment. I tried to think of what people were asking about how to become a hubnugget nominee and this is what I came up with.

ripplemaker, I wasn't trying to ignore you - I really do appreciate your comments.

I join you in congratulating all of the nominees.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

MerCyn60, You're quite welcome. Congratulations and good luck. I hope you voted and told everyone you know to vote.

mattforte, congratulations on you're nomination. Good luck. Hope you voed.


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ripplemaker 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahahahha Oh there are my two comments now...it's so funny Gal yesterday when I checked it wasn't there! There must be a glitch somewhere in my computer? :) Anyhow no worries, I didn't think you were ignoring me! LOL Love and blessings to you dear friend! :)


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nicregi 5 years ago from Malaysia

This is one insane recipe I won't let go! Thanks for sharing and definitely following this hub. Appreciate your writing. Good and keep it up!


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Chasing Riley 5 years ago from Los Angeles

This is such a great explanation of the components of a hub nugget. I really appreciate all of the links you've provided so I can do a lot of reading to learn more about writing good hubs. Hope to make it in the nominations before my 90 days are up :) Thank you again for this. I have it bookmarked.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

The polls will close in just over an hour- I can't wait to see who wins!! Such good nominees this week. And KoffeeKlatchGals, your tips on writing a HubNugget-worthy Hub are fabulous!


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

nicregi, I am so glad you like it. Thanks for your wonderful comment. Please tell me you voted.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Thanks Simone. I can't wait to see who wins. We had a terrific group of nominees.


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Chasing Riley 5 years ago from Los Angeles

I'm dying to know who won. Will we find the results here?


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Rey Zombie 5 years ago from New Hampshire

great to be nominated


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Chasing Riley, the winners are annound Thursday or Friday in the newsletter. You will recieve it by email.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Rey, congratulations and good luck.


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prasetio30 5 years ago from malang-indonesia

I am glad to know this recipe from you. Thank you very much. Have a good day!

Prasetio


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 5 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

prasetio, I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe. It's nice to hear from you.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 4 years ago

I have voted for the first time in awhile. I have read about how you folks choose the *nominee.* I have yet to see Dexter Yarbough and his conversations with the Obama's up for nomination. He has everything you are looking for and still seems to be passed over. this is a shame.


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KoffeeKlatch Gals 4 years ago from Sunny Florida Author

Jo Goldsmith, I understand how you feel - you'd like Dexter Yarbough nominated because he is a good writer. Unfortunately he cannot be nominated because he has been with us for 16 months. This contest is for writers that have only been with us for up to 9 weeks. Maybe he can write for one of our other contests. We have a different one each moth.

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