I'm one of those people that has hubs on various topics in various stages of research and completion. Sometimes I'm working on something and I notice that someone posts a similar hub on the very topic I"m working on. Does that happen to anyone else?
What do you do when it does happen? So far I've purposefully not read it until I'm done with mine but gone ahead and put mine out there. I always hate that it looks like I'm a copy cat (on the subject at least.)
I guess this is bound to happen with so many writers out there.
Just wondering: what is your preferred method of handling a situation like this? Just try to make sure you put out the best one that you personally can?
While the first drafts of my Hubs are made without any investigation of articles on the same subject, I *will* look at them before publishing to make sure that mine is better (provides information that can't be found elsewhere, has more media, is easier to browse, offers additional resources and tips, etc.).
Gotta do that competitive research, right?
I'm not writing Hubs in order to generate income, but rather as a creative outlet. Even so, I sometimes do a quick search before I delve into a Hub just to see if it's been covered from the same approach as I have planned. Occasionally I'll skip a topic if it's been beaten to death by others. In most cases my take on an issue is going to be very different from what others have done so I continue.
Good points Simone and Bill. I guess competitive research doesn't hurt!
by Bill Manning6 years ago
When I get a good idea for a key word to write a hub about I also write another article about the same subject in my blogs. No sense in wasting a good key word on just one hub.In fact if you do it right you can see...
by Haunty5 years ago
Last night I published a hub called 'How Birth Order Affects Personality Traits.' Today I got a comment which said something to the effect of 'this is a great hub compared to the others I read on the subject.' So it...
by Scott Mckinzie3 years ago
I am very new here and have 4 hubs. They are all on the same subject and was wondering if it would be a good idea to combine them to have more content. Any advice from you all greatly appreciated.
by Miss Rant A Lot21 months ago
I sent a link to someone for a hub and they said it wasn't there. I just looked and everyone of them has been disabled due to being overly promotional.These hubs have been up for years with no problemHas...
by HELLA6 years ago
Hey all! So in my time writing I will notice (usually after I publish a hub) that the first page of my particular keyword ALREADY has a HUB in the top results. Is it possible to overtake another hub? Just curious. It's...
by epsonok03 years ago
Same subject different approach.This challenge is for everyone to who want to play, to write a hub on the same subject and see who gets more views. Any takers?
Copyright © 2016 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.