I've seen a lot of hubs on Black Friday and Cyber Monday and I've done several myself. I actually had it flagged because it was categorized wrong. I think that brings up the issue that we don't have a specific hubtopic for holiday shopping deals or Black Friday, etc...
I tried putting the hub under frugal living but it got dinged. So I'm wondering if we could have an actual topic on Black Friday. I bet it would draw a lot of traffic. What do you think?
If it was a hub that had long-term useful information about the origins of Black Friday or tips of how to survive Black Friday, it would do well as a topic. Otherwise, if it's just a hub aimed at getting sales for one particular year, it won't do well. I'd imagine that's why there's no actual topic for those days. Just my two cents.
You bring up a valid point, but I think if you write it openly it can be updated each year for that year so the hub can still be valid year after year. Yes, you may have to update it but isn't that part of what we should be doing to keep our hubs current and up to date? Just a thought.
I appreciate your comments and taking the time to read and respond.
Yes, these are seasonal hubs. It should be categorized under Personal Finance - Shopping or Holiday Celebration then Shopping!
GREAT suggestion! I'm sending your suggestion to Christy Kirwan, who is in the midst of giving our Topic ecosystem a makeover!
What about Black Friday in relation to the excessive consumerist ethos in this society. Although many people are uncertain about their jobs and employment situation, they shop to assuage their anxiety and to give them a temporary psychological uplift. Also one can write about how people use Black Friday as a psychological release and escape from their economic situation. Even though they may not certain about their jobs; nevertheless, they shop in order to get some type of "high." My contribution to the forum.
Update: It looks like Christy was one step ahead of us! She already created a "Black Friday and Cyber Monday" Topic under Personal Finance>Frugal Living>Bargain Shopping, and I think that covers the subject sufficiently for now.
Gmwilliams, if we find that we get a lot of Hubs on that subject, we'll definitely create a new Topic for it! As we create new Topics, we're starting with Topics that are already over-loaded and moving to the smaller ones from there.
It's seasonal and so very open to getting idled. Meaning that by next year it will not be indexed by Google.
by Stacie L4 years ago
anyone ever camp out to get the great deals on Black Friday?is it really worth it?do you wait til cyber Monday and hope to snag a deal?which is the best way to go fr a good price/ what was your greatest buy?
by Bill Manning5 years ago
So now that the holiday buying has kicked in I'm looking forward to my Amazon stats. Of course today I see they are late getting updated!
by David 4704 years ago
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by Stacie L4 years ago
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by PaulaHenry15 years ago
So wondering if Cyber Monday has a good impact on everyone? It's noon here and so far I have had numerous clicks on Adsense and 2 purchases! Does the cyber frenzie seem to continue more than just today???
by Peter-Jan Celis5 years ago
Hi,Is it possible that the time right after a big event such as Black Friday actually has less (much less...) search engine traffic than normal?Because this is what I am seeing for my hubs... had a nice spike, now big...
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