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How often is too often?

  1. Nastya Bronnikova profile image61
    Nastya Bronnikovaposted 20 months ago

    Here's something I've been wondering. Is there any sort of accepted netiquette here re; how often new hubs may be added and at what point it starts looking like spammage? I'm sitting of several half-finished WIPs and, like any new hubber, feel eager to graduate from The Boot Camp and get out there. However, I'm not sure if posting several hubs in rapid succession will be benefitial in the long run. My first hub has only been up for a week or so and hasn't got much traffic so far - will new content help with attracting attention to it, or just the opposite?

    I'll appreciate if you share your experiences!

    1. LisaMarieGabriel profile image85
      LisaMarieGabrielposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      My experience elsewhere has taught me that regular writing, if you write well, gives you a sort of "critical mass" on line. People will start to find you once you have a few good articles whereas one really excellent article might well languish without traffic. That is why many people find and build up a niche when blogging. Authors often find their first book only takes off after they have launched books two, three, four and five. The key thing is to write good content that satisfies the reader and to keep doing so. It is only spam if you release too many poor articles all at the same time.

      1. Pollyanna Jones profile image97
        Pollyanna Jonesposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        This is great advice. I would only feel spammed by Hubs if an author was publishing nonsense or poorly written pieces in rapid succession. I personally aim for 1 Hub a week, but I wouldn't feel that publishing 2 or 3 would be spammy, as long as they were up to standard.

        Welcome to HubPages, and I wish you the best of luck with your articles!

        1. Nastya Bronnikova profile image61
          Nastya Bronnikovaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thank you! A hub a week feels just about right to me, I'm relieved to hear it's within the norm.

          1. Kylyssa profile image95
            Kylyssaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            It would take probably seventy times that release rate to be annoying. One per week is a conservative publication rate. What I was referring to earlier was rapid publication which I'd define as more than ten per day.

    2. peachpurple profile image79
      peachpurpleposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      frankly speaking, i write one hub per week in the past and have to make sure that it reached the criteria to get featured, don't post 5 hubs per day, this is not the same as bubblews or daily two cents sites

    3. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Nastya, 90% of HubPages traffic comes from the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo!) and they don't care how quickly or slowly you publish. 

      If you want attention from other Hubbers to keep you motivated, then spreading them out is a good idea, but one a week is not excessive.

      1. Nastya Bronnikova profile image61
        Nastya Bronnikovaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Gotcha! It would be optimal for me to reach both fellow Hubbers and google users. I'll keep the difference in mind.

  2. Kylyssa profile image95
    Kylyssaposted 20 months ago

    Seeing as you don't have any followers to annoy yet, there's no one who will feel "spammed" if you put up every polished and completed piece you have as quickly as you can. If you had followers, they'd see each new piece you publish in their HubPages feed when you published it and too many per day might annoy them.

    LisaMarieGabriel is absolutely correct about that "critical mass" issue. Every high-quality piece you publish online is an advertisement for the brand of you.

    1. Nastya Bronnikova profile image61
      Nastya Bronnikovaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Fair point about followers. I was cautious about popping up in the Featured list too much, but seeing how fast it moves... yeah.
      Thank you for answering!

  3. calculus-geometry profile image86
    calculus-geometryposted 20 months ago

    There's no reason to space out publishing hubs.  Most of your readers should come from outside HP, via search engines or social media, and these visitors don't know and don't care how many hubs you have published at once on a particular day.  For every day that you delay publishing a hub, you are losing that many days' worth of views.  It's not like your hub has an expiration point and will disappear after a certain period of time.  As soon as you publish it, it's there for anyone to read any time they want.

    If you are only writing for HP followers, then it still doesn't matter how many you publish at once.  Just because they will see a lot of your hubs on their feed doesn't mean you are a spammer. You're not putting the hubs on their feed; the feed is automatically generated by some computer code.  And it's not as if your followers are obligated to read everything you write as soon as you've posted it.

    1. MJ Martin profile image81
      MJ Martinposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Very true.  It's already been said, I am agreeing with the once a week isn't too much.  If you ever get to sharing any of them on the social networks you'll see how fast your story becomes a blur in all the others out there.  It takes me a good week to finalize a quality hub at least.  Keep writing and yes, welcome to Hubpages

      1. Nastya Bronnikova profile image61
        Nastya Bronnikovaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        calculus-geometry, MJ Martin, thanks for expalining the basics! The outside traffic workings are something I still need to look deeper into, and getting responses like yours really helps.