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Should I split my Hub articles into multiple sites?

  1. Don Bobbitt profile image95
    Don Bobbittposted 20 months ago

    I have only one site on HP and I put everything there, regardless of the subject. As you all know, we are a group of readers that have a wide range of interests and I am not sure that the present HP system supports a writer having a wide range of subjects on one site.
    For example, a large portion of my Hubs are about the world of Camping and RVs.  I believe I might be better served with my existing HP domain of varied writings and starting a new HP domain that is Camping-centric. I would love to hear other opinions on this.

    1. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      One of the benefits of writing at HP is that you can jump around and write about different subjects within one account. Many hubbers say they are successful doing this. For one thing, HP is like a big magazine, all the articles are on one site so it's okay for one subdomain to have a variety of subjects that contribute to the whole.

      But a lot of people keep to one subject on one account because then visitors are possibly more likely to visit other articles on the account, keeping them on your subdomain longer; which looks like to google that people are liking your subdomain.

      One thing to think about is the age of your content. One factor in a page getting traffic/succeeding is it having enough age to be indexed and linked to, etc. So, if you move articles to a new account, you'll lose their age.

      1. Don Bobbitt profile image95
        Don Bobbittposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Interesting feedback.
        The problem for me is that I have always kept my Hub count down to between 150 and 170. And, honestly, even this number is hard to manage and keep "fresh".
        I also tend to write rather long Hubs on the Camping category, typically a minimum of 1500 words to 3000+ words. This causes a lot more work than other shorter Hubs when I get into them.
        My thought was to write more and varied articles in one domain while keeping my main niche Hubs (Camping) in a place of their own. Realizing that HP is a resource for us writers, and their ratings are literally useless as compared to the great Google. Google is the puppet master for us all.
        I thought that having the more popular Hubs categorized and grouped together would get Googles audience of potential readers' attention more so than have a lot of "good stuff" buried in a collection of "OK stuff"?
        What does everyone think?

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image93
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Don - I've pondered the same thing - I have more than 100 hubs, and they cover a variety of topics, which makes me wonder if specialized accounts would help, both in attracting traffic and in managing the content.  As with you, I tend to write long hubs that are well-researched.

          For what it's worth - I asked the staff that question a few years ago, and the answer I got then didn't indicate any huge value to splitting accounts. 

          I don't know how those who have 1,000 hubs manage to keep everything updated and to check broken links or follow up on copied hubs. Maybe some who have large numbers of hubs in one account or some who have multiple accounts will weigh in with advice here.  I'm glad you brought up the question!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I did this very thing and it didn't make a split of difference for me.  Writer Fox has all kinds of articles and in less than a year garnered 1 million views.  It thought Google would care, but I don't think they do...I started a second site and it is doing poorly.  Very disappointed.

    3. Rachel L Alba profile image84
      Rachel L Albaposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I didn't even know you could do that.  I think having more then one account would confuse me.  My hubs are all recipes with only one about the town I live in.  Of course, I'm relatively knew at this, maybe I would change my mind in the future.  I don't make enough money at this to go through all that work.  I do it anyway because I enjoy it and enjoy communicating with other people.

  2. tlcs profile image77
    tlcsposted 20 months ago

    Mmm, good question. I have only one hubpage site which I post anything that interest me on and they are very varied depending on my mood! I would be interested in some feedback on this although I would have thought having one site is much easier to manage than having different sites relating to different articles. I will be interested to see what other hubbers do.

  3. Rafiq23 profile image85
    Rafiq23posted 20 months ago

    Different hubpages profiles are good for different niches, but the problem is the traffic. You won't get your payout as quickly as through a single hubpages profile. It will take a lot of time to get payout on each profile.