Not having a large amount of hubs yet, has made the decision of focus a bit difficult again.
Having just finished reading all I could about the incentive plan from hubpages on the capstone and flagship hubs, I'm stuck again.
What do you write?
Is it a mixture or do you have one focus?
I've never actually written an official Capstone or Flagship Hub. For Flagship Hubs, you have to write on subjects HP specify, and none of them has attracted me. Capstone Hubs are a huge commitment and I haven't felt like going there.
However, I've always thought that if HubPages thinks the Flagship concept is worth paying for, it must be a good template for any Hub. So I try to include the basic Flagship elements in all my Hubs - i.e. I use video clips, photos, news capsules and an outbound links capsule to enhance the basic text.
um... More terms I didn't know. Don't even know what those are. Off to do more research.
My heads gonna implode, messily.
Dont stress Gemsong.Same thing happened to me.Hence the question in the forum.
me too. except for flagship hubs, which i found out about the other day after Darkside posted to someone about them.
which is why i luv this forum - very useful and informative!
Gemsong - Evergreen and flagship just means hubs/articles that don't age or go out of fashion, like 'Top 10 Tips For Hair Care' or 'Basic Puppy Training'.
Flagship means that you write a hub on a subject that's the best of what's on the web for that topic. It's packed with info, alternative resources, great media and so on.
Capstone means a set of hubs based around one 'capstone' hub. Darkside is a great example of capstone and flagship hubs - as are Lissie and Mark Knowles
And to answer the OP's question, I just write. I've created a couple of flagship type hubs by accident and I suppose all the one's about pregnancy could have been gathered into a capstone version.
Thanks Frogdropping.Do you think that if you find that say 10 hubs are grouped in your profile page, they could be considered capstone if you write the caphub(list of related hubs) or do you have to get permission before you publish as stated in Darksides hub about capstones.
Yes, you need permission first before you do Capstone and Flagship hubs.
The reason I said you need permission before you start is because you need permission before you start
I've finally made a smart decision. When I get great advice in the forum I'm going to cut and past so I can rerer back to it. Should have done it from the beginning, live and learn.
Froggy, you rule. Thanks for the explanation. Dunno if I'll every come up with something like flagship or evergreen, but at least I know I may stumble into one and that's good.
Mine tend to be mostly evergreen. Of my top earners, it's 50/50 between evergreen and non-evergreen. Maybe this is dumb of me, but I never write the "biggest thing in the news" (Michael Jackson's death, for example) because I don't want my Hub lost in a sea of other stuff about the same thing. (Besides, I don't really want to seem to be trying to "cash in" on anyone's death or other misfortune.)
I am still not getting the flagship and capstone hubs. How could I find an example of each?
and here's the definition:
A minimum of 1500 words, of your own, high-quality purely original writing
A minimum of 3 relevant video capsules (YouTube or Google)
A minimum of 5 relevant images
At least 10 relevant links to other sources, each with your own 30-50 word description
A news capsule (or highly-relevant RSS feed)
Excellent thematic and aesthetic organization
The Flagship program is closed right now.
I've written all those styles of Hubs without ever partaking in any of HubPages formal programs.
thanks, Marisa, I'll check them out. Just curious. However, the description sounds like what they tell you compromises a good hub,period.
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