With all the changes at HubPages, I'd like to suggest a Capstone Hub Challenge. I'm not suggesting HubPages revive the paid Capstone Hub program, just that it could be perfect as the basis for a Challenge.
Darkside explains how the program worked in the Hub below:
Basically, you write a group of Hubs around a single topic, then "cap" them off with an "overview" Hub including summaries of all the "sub-Hubs". I feel that would be particularly useful with all the recent changes.
Firstly, it encourages Hubbers to create a solid body of work around one topic within their sub-domain, which Google likes.
Secondly, it means Hubbers can be less concerned about the prominence of "Related Hubs" in the new layout - because if you write a lot of Hubs about one topic, all using the same tags, there's a good chance your own Hubs will dominate the Related Hubs section.
Thirdly, some Hubbers are concerned about the more limited range of Hubs displayed on the proposed new Profile page. Creating a Capstone Hub for each of our main subject areas would solve that problem - we can feature our Capstones, which would make it easy for readers to navigate around all our Hubs.
Marisa, I certainly feel this is a great idea regardless. Capstone hubs are a great way to cross promote a subject, and a range of articles on that specific subject and sure, if my own Hubs came up more often in the 'related hubs' section of the site, I know I would be happy about that!
It occurred to me after reading some of the feedback on the proposed new profile, but I also think it's a good idea regardless.
When I did the 60 Day Challenge (which involved writing 30 Hubs), I decided to write them all on the same broad subject, with several sub-topics, and I found it really motivating.
I actually published the Capstone Hub first, saying "this is what I'm going to write about", then added each Hub link and summary as I wrote it. It was really nice to see it grow!
Great idea, with or without paid program, and certainly better for our readers. Thanks, Marisa!
by Jason Menayan7 years ago
Hi everyone,Those who read through the newsletter read about the new Capstone Hubs program, which is really an adjunct to the Flagship Hubs program (in fact, uses the same contract). In this case, however, you:* get to...
by Ray Choiniere aka Cagsil6 years ago
Hey Hubberville,I know there are plenty of people working on Hubtrail Hubs and I would like to post this thread, so as to get your attention.I, myself am working on the Capstone Hub for Americas and requesting a link...
by Debra Allen7 years ago
Anyone doing this? How long does it take to get the contract to view it?
by Marlies Vaz Nunes2 years ago
What is a hub called that introduces a series of hubs and that links to the individual articles of the series? (In squidoo we called that a lensography).
by Ohma6 years ago
I have started a new thread for Hubtrails because I wanted to set up the instructions and other information you need in the very first post. Hopefully this will limit the confusion and help us to get better...
by Chris Telden7 years ago
Hi all,Does anyone know if this program is still operating or being managed by anyone at HubPages? Weeks ago I sent a couple of emails proposing capstone hubs to email@example.com, but I haven't heard anything...
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