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Hub creation/naming conventions

  1. Robert J Sodaro profile image82
    Robert J Sodaroposted 14 months ago

    OK, while I'm new to Hub Pages, I have been writing professionally for over 30 years, mostly as a journalist/reviewer, and thus I have many passions about which I write (Comicbooks, Film TV, etc.) So the question I have (which I haven't seemed to have found an answer in spite combing through the help pages for a couple of days), is when naming my hub do I set up a single hub and dump all of my articles/reviews in that hub (i.e.: ) or do I set up a series of hubs specific to each genre (, , ) with stories specific to each topic under the related header.

    Sorry if this is answered elsewhere, but I do so want to get this right the first time out of the gate.

    Bob Sodaro

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 14 months ago in reply to this

      If you are talking about taking the articles you already have published elsewhere and placing them here, you may not be able to do that as HP requires totally original work that has not been published before.

      However, I think that refers to online publishing.  I would contact the team and ask them about this before you start creating hubs.

      Also, online writing is much different from hard copy writing.  I learned this the hard way several years ago.  Take the time to look at some articles to see how they are set up, and also read the info in the learning center.

      Good luck and welcome to HP.

      1. Fiction Teller profile image60
        Fiction Tellerposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        Hi Timetraveler2,

        That doesn't sound right.

        From http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/publishing-standards

        "If you are migrating content from another site to HubPages, wait at least a few hours after you have removed the content from its original home before publishing it on HubPages."

  2. DWDavisRSL profile image84
    DWDavisRSLposted 14 months ago


    I would recommend posting a separate Hub for each article and review, keeping in mind the suggestions for making the post 'evergreen.' This will give your work more opportunities to be discovered, produce more overall views and chances for comments, and generate more ad revenue.

    I hope you find this helpful.


    1. Robert J Sodaro profile image82
      Robert J Sodaroposted 14 months ago in reply to this

      So if I'm understanding, every single article is it's own hub, correct?

      1. Kylyssa profile image94
        Kylyssaposted 14 months ago in reply to this

        That's exactly right. It makes each article easier to find for people who use search engines. By grouping your articles with the grouping feature, creating text links, or even by use of the link list capsule, you can show related articles on hubs.

        You can see a somewhat extreme example of this if you look at the first chapter/introduction page for my serialized science fiction novel, in which I have a table of contents linked to each existing chapter. I wouldn't recommend anything close to that number of links pointing to hubs in a link list for anything short of a full-length book, but three to five hub links is probably a good number for a little "more on this topic" section on an average hub.

        Another advantage to each hub consisting of a single article is that each separate page represents another opportunity for readers to see and enjoy a bit of your writing, perhaps encouraging them to find more to read. Each hub is like an advertisement for your writing.

        Welcome to HubPages!

  3. Robert J Sodaro profile image82
    Robert J Sodaroposted 14 months ago

    Thanks so much Kylyssa, I'll start posting today after work!

  4. Fiction Teller profile image60
    Fiction Tellerposted 14 months ago

    Hi, Bob.

    Yes, one hub is one web page. Think of your subdomain a bit like a website - but one that's visibly connected to a bunch of others. Sometimes readers of a single, in-depth hub think of it as an entire website. But usually it's clear it's a topical page. The hubs you choose to make longer should go deeper, not broader.

  5. DzyMsLizzy profile image90
    DzyMsLizzyposted 14 months ago

    I understand where your question comes from, Bob.  When I first started here, the whole question of creating a "Hub" and what that entailed was quite intimidating, and it was several months before I figured it all out and actually published anything on here.

    Welcome to the community; you'll find many helpful folks here.

  6. Robert J Sodaro profile image82
    Robert J Sodaroposted 14 months ago

    OK, thanks for all of the input, folks, I've posted my first article (http://robertjsodaro.hubpages.com/hub/W … tional-Man) and I get that I have to wait for approval before it foes live, what I want to know is how do I know when it is approved and has gone live. Will I be notified? I don't want to start posting links to social media until (and unless) I know the hub is live.

  7. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 14 months ago

    Welcome to HubPages.  A hub is an article.  As you write more articles, you can link them together using the groups feature.

    You can share your hub even if it is not featured, (as long as it is published), but I would recommend waiting until it is featured. You will see the status of all of your hubs on your statistics page.

    I also recommend that you take a look around and see how other people have written hubs.  Using different capsules for each paragraph, and naming each (or almost each) capsule helps the reader find his/her way around the hub more easily, and makes the hub more pleasing to the eye.

  8. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 14 months ago

    You will want to review HubPages linking conventions. 

    More than two links to the same domain from. Hub is frowned upon, and your first hub has not only nine to one site, but includes purely promotional links about yourself.  You may find it challenging to get your writing through the Quality Assurance Process.

  9. Sue Adams profile image93
    Sue Adamsposted 14 months ago

    Hi Robert,
    Welcome to HubPages. Nice to have more professional writers on board. Here are e few points to help you with the logistics.

    1. As already mentioned, use a separate text capsule for each paragraph, each with its own heading.

    2. Observe the "Need Some Goals" box in edit mode. If all the boxes are ticked, you have a chance of creating a "Stellar Hub".


    . Your article is a bit short (just over 500 words).
    . You could use one or more poll capsules, asking readers if they have seen the movie, or asking them to rate it, or any other relevant survey potential.
    . Add a few more photos to break up the text.

    3. Your short Bio at the end could be placed in the "About the Author" feature. This can be found on your http://hubpages.com/my/hubs/stats Page.


    That way the hub-specific short bio will appear immediately under your profile picture (top right) and you can use the same short bio for any subsequent reviews you will write in future.


    Good luck, happy hubbing.