My goal is to create a catchy title for my hubs. This is my biggest challenge. Learning how to use Key Words used to be my goal, and I'd still like to conquer this, but I'm laying this aside to concentrate on better titles for my hubs. What about you? Do you have a hub goal or challenge?
That is a tough challenge! I came from old-school journalism lessons and print media, in which you create a 'catchy' title as a "hook" to draw the reader in.
I've painfully learned that "The Big G" does not like catchy titles, and penalizes them by dropping them to page upmteen thousand in the search results. They want straightforward, boring, titles, and it is very difficult, if not impossible, to accomplish both at the same time.
That is a great goal, Audrey. I have gone back and tried to change most of titles to Google-friendly (or interesting) titles when I am able to do so, as it truly does make a difference. However, our idea of "catchy" titles does not seem to be the same as Google thinks are great titles ... At this point though, my biggest challenge is to find time to publish something, for here of late, life as me overloaded it seems. I look back at the times when I was publishing a hub twice a week for almost two years, or at least one hub week. But now it seems I desire to publish only when I have something really wonderful to share to impact others in some small way. In other words, I have decided not to just publish something just to publish something, if that makes any sense. I am trying to set the bar higher for myself, but we that remains to be seen. Have a great weekend ahead.
As some others have said - if you're trying to create catchy titles, chances are you're going to destroy your traffic in the process.
The way to get readers is to attract Google, and Google uses your title to decide what your Hub is about. If you use a catchy or clever title, it's likely it won't reflect the topic as clearly as a straightforward title. If the robots can't understand it, the Hub won't be included in the search engine results.
By all means do something catchy or enticing in your summary.
i find that my biggest challenge is the contents and title, i have the pictures but don't know what to write
Editing is the hardest part of my writing process. I do 12 hard copy edits before I publish and it's exhausting. But worth it. Titles have never been a problem. Hub ideas come naturally. So I guess I'm lucky in that way.
Hi Audrey. Good question. My biggest challenge is in finding the time to write. However, even when I do, it is the proof-reading and spell check that are still my nemesis. I always overlook at least one typo that causes me so much embarrassment. I'm still working on this. :-)
My biggest challenge in writing hubs is to decide on a topic to write about, I might start something offline and decide not to go further with it. I also get sidelined spending too much time reading emails and then going off on a tangent with them. I enjoy writing though and want to continue.
My biggest challenge for the types of hubs I write is actually finding the time to create the project or prepare the recipe and then remember to take pictures along the way.
Tying to make my Hubs more attractable to hold readers to the end. I get many views, but they only read half or part of it.
My biggest challenge right now is the 30 Hubs in 30 Days I have setup for myself. I'm on day 8 and I'm flying so far, but gotta keep climbing and writing. It's a big learning experience for me. My next challenge after that is to go back to my old Hubs, and try to enhance, optimize and see about getting the scores up!
Thinking of a topic and then figuring how to make it witty.
The flow is easy. I just think of having a one way conversation with my very best friend. That usually does the trick.
Once that's done, the rest is time and details.
I have not written anything new here. I am studying the style and will do one when I am more comfortable. I also had to spend time editing lenses transferred here. Now, there's a new format and I haven't even looked into this yet. My challenge is to find topics that would really get people's attention so I can improve my traffic.
My biggest problem is motivation. Anything I want to write about already has over a million pages about already.
My biggest challenge is always what my next hub will be. Recently there have been a lot of people issuing hub challenges and this had made it easy for me.. providing a topic, prompt or type of writing to form a hub around. When there are no more challenges I have to think up something on my own and sometimes that takes a week or more to come up with something original or unique. I prefer a catchy title any time, but I have come to compromise with Google just a little in this regard.
My biggest challenge (and most time consuming) is doing keyword research. Using the research I craft a title and description that is google friendly. I have tried several Keyword tools but none of them are well suited for Hubpages.
Mine so far is trying to give my writing style some flair. I've noticed that I often have all the information in my head, and know what I want to say, but don't know how to write it in a way that wont be dull. I'm new here though, so I'm sure I can improve on this over time.
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