How to get me to Read Your Hub, 5 simple yet must-do things for Hub Writers

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Things a HUB Writer MUST DO

If you want me to open and read your Hubs, then you need to read this article.

First of all, I am sure that you want those many millions of people out there in the wide, wide world of the web to open your Hub and read it.

And, a Click on a related AD in your article, along with the occasional product purchase wouldn't hurt either would it?

Picture all of those varied and desperate millions, all working their search engines 24-hours a day, just looking for solutions, answers or just good, entertaining information. Some of these searches are exactly what your Hub was designed for.

As a Hub writer, you already know that you need to do everything possible to get your hub listed above all of those others out there.

So, without going into the techno-financial-tricks that we all read about, and often struggle with, you have to do one thing better than your competition.

You need to capture and hold a potential readers attention with the best tools..

I have been at this HUB WRITER thing for almost four years now and the simple things that I will list below are the necessary things for you to do in order to capture my attention and then sell me on your Hub being worth my time.

Your HUB design goal must be to make myself and the rest of the world select your Hub to open, over all of those others that are shoved in front of us.

Are you doing these simple things?

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Tool#1- The Title Content is King

The Ttile of your Hub must be a powerpacked yet simple statement of what your Hub includes for the reader.

That sounds so silly, but my friend, you had better realize one very important thing about the Ttile of any article that is competing for prominence on the web.

Your Title must contain Content that meets, even exceeds, the potential readers search criteria!

Google and all of the other search engines on the web, large and small, have their own ways of determining searh criteria, of course.

Criteria that includes Keywords, special phrases and, also, their special secret mathmatical selection and prioritization procedures for ranking your Hubs , other articles and sources to meet the needs of the reader.

And you need to put adequate thought into crafting a Hub Title that attacks these search engine requirements.

But, you must remember that your title, along with all of the others selected by the search engine, is also being scanned by Human Eyes. Human Eyes that are connected to fickle Human Brains.

To be selected by this Human person your title must tell them;

Here it is! Click Here! I have what you want to read!

And, it must make that connection in a micro-second, while the searcher speedily scans down the list of what was offered to them on their computer screen.

Let's say that your Hub is in the middle of the top-10 listed for the searcher to select from.

Each of the top-10 have the same number of characters allowed, and they all probably had the same top keywords in them.

So what can you do to the content of your title to make yours stand out?

When I write a Hub, one thing I spend a lot of time on is thinking about my potential reader.

I often ask myself the question;

If I wanted to know something about this subject, how would I search for it.


How to Boil an Egg?

For instance, for information on boiling an egg, I could search for;

How do I Boil an Egg, or

How long do I boil an Egg, or

Hard Boiled Egg cooking time, as just a few examples.

Each of these search questions will get answers, but yours might make the top-10 of one of these while it might end up in the top-20 or 30 of the other two searches.

So, what do you do with your title to make it fit the most searches and be the top of each?

You already know which keywords you want to use, but which of the potential search phrases do you design your title to match?

I would ask myself something like; What would a person that would ask how to boil an egg really want to know, not necessarily what did he/she ask for.

Then, using all of this new knowledge, to target my audience properly, i might come up with a title whose content might be;

How to properly Boil an Egg, cooking methods, cooking times, and other helpful information.

It looks a little long doesn't it?

Well, it is long, from one perspective. But it is loaded with numerous words and phrases so that it would be viable for the widest possible "egg boiling audience".

And that is what you want in your Title Content. You want the best and most accurate content that meets the broadest possible search audience.

Tool#2 The Title Grammar is Critical for readership.

After the Title Content, the next most important thing to design is the Title Grammar and Spelling.

Sorry, people! All of you people who use a lot of slang, All of you that write like you talk, wherever you are from, all of you who love to throw in abreviations, even.

If you are not writing your title in perfectly formatted English, and yes, I mean "the Kings English" then you are cutting your own throat, if you do this in your title.

And, no offense, to all of you Hub writers from; India, Africa, or wherever you may be from. Your non-standard English grammar is a real turn-off for the rest of the world, and will be jumped right over, nine times out of ten.

Here is a little rule for all of you;

The potential Reader searching for information or entertainment on the web today will not take the time to have their brain "stutter" through poorly written sentences and bad spelling. They will move on!

You must, absolutely must, use all of the adjectives, adverbs, conjunctions and proper sentence structure, impeccably in your title.

If I am "fast-scanning" through hundreds of listings that a search engine places in front of me, and my brain trips over a strange sentence structure, what will I do.?

I will just continue scanning down the list with my brain, looking for my perfect match..

i will not waste the time to open an offering with a poorly written title. I will automatically assume that the article is as poorly written as the title.

And, I will move on.

Along with the Grammar, of course, comes the spelling.

Whenever I see poor spelling in a title, I will invariably assume that I have been offered an article that was written by an amateur who just happened to have enough of the right keywords to get listed.

I will have already assumed, from the spelling error in the title that the Hub or article is going to be sub-par and not worth my time.

So, if you want me to select your article, write a concise title that is gramatically perfect with everything spelled properly and packed with the broadest range of good keywords.

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Tool#3 A good picture can draw even more views

A Picture. Why do I need one or more pictures in my Hub?

I hear this a lot from other writers. Many writers just do not deal with pictures for their articles and often they do not even try to include one that relates visually to the content of the article at the top level.

As you know HP allows writers to include pictures throughout your articles. And these pictures, when carefully selected to accent what you are saying visually, can be a real asset for the writer.

Also, with HP, the first picture you place at the top of your article is the one shown along with the title and description of the Hub to other Hub readers.

Google even includes a micro-picture of the author beside Hubs and articles that meet the other search criteria.

So, I make sure you have an appropriate picture of myself, the author, on my profile page, as this is the one that will be shown with the search results by many search engines, today.

A Detective Novel

Tool#4 An Open and Readable Hub

I really don't know anyone, including lawyers, who enjoy reading "tomes of information".such as their lengthy, wordy and boring legal documents.

What I mean by this is, I see a lot of writers who feel it is OK to write, maybe 100-200, or even more, words in a single-spaced paragraph.

These large, dark paragraphs are actually depressing for the typical modern reader to go through.

Everyone, it seems today, wants to feel that the end of almost every sentence is a stopping place for them to go do something else.

And, so often, when they are offered a paragraph that is twenty or more lines of text packed tightly together, they will tend to "jump over" such text, to the next paragraph, or section, when these dark masses of words show the first sign of being boring..

This is especially true for those that are searching for information on the web at two levels. On the one level, they are often just searching for certain specific data or facts and they want the text that they have to go through to be short and concise and quickly scanned.

On the other hand, if they want to be entertained, they want the text to be laid out for them in an almost airy writing style that gives them their entertainment in an open layout, again providing numerous easy stopping points. especially if they want to go on to something else and come back later.

Remember, part of the rankings by search engines for articles is how long a searcher actually stays on the site, not just the fact that they opened it to check it out.

And honestly I, and probably most of you, will get out of a site or Hub article very quickly if we don't see what we want almost immediately.


Tool#5 Great Links are a necessity for good readership.

So, you wrote a great article that gives the reader an enormous amount of information about the subject that they searched for.

But, did you provide some really good links to other sites that can give them pathways to even more and varied data on the subject that might help them?

I am not very good at this one myself, but I do go back and try to improve my hubs at a later date by adding such links.

Having good and useful links in your hub will aid a reader in their search and it will help raise your Hubs ranking on almost all search engines when they find these "good links" during their regular "crawls".

Do you rewrite your Hubs over time?

Do you go back and rewrite your older Hubs to keep them viable and interesting

  • Yes, I go back and rewrite portions of my older Hubs.
  • No, I never go back and rewrite my older Hubs.
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Just five easy tools to a good Hub?

That's right.These five simple things will get me to; first, See Your Hub, second, Select Your Hub, and third, Read your Hub.

Use these and your Hub will grow the audience that you intened it for.

© 2013 Don Bobbitt

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Excellent tips; thank you for emphasizing grammar and long paragraphs....a hub gets my full attention for ten seconds...if they haven't sold me by then they lose me. :)


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Thanks for the comment billybuc.

You're right, I am constantly amazed by how many people write a Hub and just throw it out there.

Improper Grammer that makes yur brain trip over the text and then mis-spelled words.

I make it a practice to ignore these obviously writers that have no dedication to their craft.


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

Useful tips. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

lovedoctor926- Thanks for the response. I hope the information is of some help to you.

Don


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lrc7815 3 years ago from Central Virginia

Don, this is a wonderful resource for all writers. Great job!


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Irc7815- Thanks for reading my article and I am glad that you think it would be helpful to others. Have a great day.


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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

Solid useful advice. Getting readers is, after all, the whole point. Good job


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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Don this is excellent. I hope by reading it fives times your style also rubbed off on me.


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Efficient Admin 3 years ago from Charlotte, NC

These are very helpful tips to remember when putting together a new hub. I love using photos and borders and links and all that. At the moment though I think some writer's block has set in. Have to work on that too. Very informative and useful hub, voted up.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Efficient Admin- I am so glad that you liked my Hub and thought that it could be useful to others. We all se so many Hubs that are just thrown out there and do not get even a reread beforehand.

Perhaps this will be some good information for them.


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Paul Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Don,

These are all excellent and useful tips. Grammar, spelling, and capitalization are three things I look at when examining titles. I also want the title to be to the point and answer the questions I am asking. Voted up and sharing with followers.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Erikdierker- I am really glad that you agree with my Hub. Perhaps some of these tips will be noted and used by our fellow Hubbers.


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Deltachord 3 years ago from United States

Good and useful advice, Don. Editing is very important. Good Hub.


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collegedad 3 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

Right on! I wish I would have read this hub when I first started writing. Voted up and shared all over.


GoldenThreadPress 3 years ago

Very helpful, very informative, plus I read your Hub to the last word! Bookmarked, Voted Up!, Useful!--Deb


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Glimmer Twin Fan 3 years ago

Good tips. I always struggle with my titles. Voted up and interesting.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Paul Kehn- Thanks for the kind words and I read (jump over?) a lot of Hubs that have a title that just doesn't cut it.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Deltachord- Thank you so much fo reading my Hub. I hope it has something useful in it for you.

Don


GoldenThreadPress 3 years ago

Some really good sage advice and to ponder as we venture into this New Year. Will be reviewing my own Hubs to see where I may be failing. Voted Up!--Deb


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curious dreamer 3 years ago from India

informative hub........

thank you for sharing.............


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rajan jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

These are some very useful and helpful tips, Don.

I've seen grammatical mistakes being made by writers from even English speaking countries, so a mere mention of this fact, would have been more appropriate, rather than pointing to writers from specific countries, since there are excellent articles and hubs, in grammatically correct English, written by writers from these countries as well.

I agree though that correct grammar is of paramount importance, for one's writing to be judged worthy of a read.

Voted up and useful.


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pstraubie48 3 years ago from sunny Florida

Great advice. Writing is a complex set of multiple subsets of skill and honing a craft. You have provided a great 'check list' that we can all read and reread as we write.

Proofing is the most difficult thing I do. I wear trifocals and it is difficult to catch every mistake. I read and reread and after publishing reread again. I die a thousand deaths when I find a mistake.

This is indeed helpful and is being shared. Sending Angels to you this tenth day of our new year. :) ps


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Collegedad-I am glad that you found my Hub informational. I really think that you will gain readership by concentrating the basics.

Have a great Day!


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

GoldenThreadPress, thanks for the praise of my Hub. I just thought that it was time for someone to lay these simple facts out there for everyone else.

And BTW, that Tart Recipe of your looks great. can't wait to try it.

DON


GoldenThreadPress 3 years ago

Don: Thanks for the shout-out! You'll love the Pear Tart recipe! Even my husband can do it--easy and simple! Again, thanks for a great and informative Hub!--Best Regards--Deb


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Glimmer Twin Fan- Thanks so much for reading mu Hub and vor the UP vote especially.

I appreciate your pain when it comes to titles, because it is actually that important to have a well crafted Title.

Thanks again!

DON


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D.Juris Stetser 3 years ago from South Dakota

Wow! Wish I'd found this hub long ago. Voted up, Awesome, interesting, useful, Sharing, and Following, for sure! Very comprehensive and helpful. thanks so much for sharing this valuable info with us... Dotti


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Rajan- First of all, I love your Hubs. They are not only informative, but I really think your presentations of your obvuously well-researched data is fantastic.

So, I ask that you not take offense at my comments about the specific writers from other nations. This Hub is not a slap at a nation or a people but rather, it is a staatement of a reality of the world for those who write and publish in English. "There are standards, and we ALL need to meet them to be successful"

And, to the point of my article, if someone from another country wants to write pertinent Hubs, and be at the top of the search list, then whether they like it or not, they (we?) must all meet these same standards.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

D.JurisStatser- Thank you so mych for your kind words on my Hub. i am so glad that you found the information useful and shared it with your own followers.

I hope your readership goes steadily up as you exercise these tools.

Don


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cam8510 3 years ago from Columbus, Georgia until the end of November 2016.

Don, I wrestle so much with titles. I bet I have retitled my hubs more than anyone on writing here. I think I finally have gotten some of them right. I use the titling tool, but that can lead to a mess of words that may mean something to the search engines but is illegible to the human element out there. I'll have to read your hub again. Thanks for the hard work here. Voted up and useful.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

cam8510- Thank you for reading my Hub, and I am sure that your work on your titles has helped their popularity in the past. And, I am sure that your Hubs are going to be even more popular considering your knowledge of their importance.

Don


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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

A very useful and very informative article. I must admit, title is always a problem for me, even using the Google tools. However, I do use as many images as I can, to give more emphasis to the text. I'm sharing and saving for reference. Many thanks.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

tobusiness- On images, be sure to save room between sections for Google and HP to place their ads. They gt upset if you do not leave themenough room for their ads.

Have a great day!

Don


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

tobusiness- On images. More is better as they say, BUT--- leave enough room for Google and Hp to place their ads between sections.

Have a great day.

Don


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cre8ivOne 3 years ago from Midwest, USA

You have provided some really useful information here. I just spent a little time checking out the Hub Hopper and it is quite alarming some of the content that people write without so much as an edit or proofread. I am with you when you say you need to be better about adding links to your hubs, I certainly need to work on this myself.

Thanks much for the informative hub!


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

cre8ivOne- Thank You so much for your comments on my Hub, and I hope the information is useable.

Have a great day!

Don


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Fossillady 3 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Is see that I'm not the only one who has gone back and tweaked my hubs. For me, it's been beneficial . . . the difference in getting featured on HP. Thanks for sharing great advise! Kathi :O)


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Thanks for the read and nice comment Fossillady. Yeas, I end up trying to take the time to rread at least one of my Hubs every day or so, in an effort to make them a little better and a little more informative.

Thanks,

DON


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tillsontitan 3 years ago from New York

It would seem to some of us that this would be commong sense, however, the "fickle Human Brain" often gets into a writing frenzy and forgets a lot! You've really captured it all in your 'five things'. Along with spelling and grammar, I think the run on paragraph is the worst. You start reading, and then find you haven't even made a dent...time to move on!

Thanks for the helpful hints...I hope I pay attention ;)

Voted up, useful, and very interesting....helpful too though there's no button for it.


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HoneyBB 3 years ago from Illinois

Great hub Don, This is definitely information that every hubber should read. I know that sometimes when I go back over my hubs I find errors that need correcting and after I correct them I do see a little more traffic. I also don't always add links right away but later come back and add some if they fit the article.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

HoneyBB- Thanks for reading my article.

It sounds like you are following the same procedures that I do with my Hubs. I don't look at my Hubs as a one-time release, but an ongoing piece of work.

Thanks again for reading my Hub.

DON


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agvulpes 3 years ago from Australia

G'day Don and there is some good old advise in this Hub. A bit like the KISS principal?


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

agvulpes- Thanks for the rad and the comment. And, yes, simplicity is always the goal when it comes to serving information to the masses. LOL!

And G'day yourself, Bubba!


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LauraD093 3 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Great tips! I have been recently sprucing up some of my older hubs,your tips will come in handy.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

LauraD093- Thanks for the read and the comment. I am glad that my Hub was usefulto you.

DON


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lindacee 3 years ago from Southern Arizona

I have gone back and tweaked past titles, but should probably do the same for the Hubs themselves. Your advice is right on. You had me from the moment I glanced at this title. I proceeded to read your Hub through to the very end. Proof positive your advice works! Voted up, useful and interesting.


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Kasman 3 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

Hey Don, thanks for a detailed hub on essentials that I need to hone as I go along. I'm a new writer to the Hubber community and I have been trying to glean from people I know who have more experience lately. I definitely need to be reminded of the basics from time to time. I'm still trying to get my sea legs so to speak! Very good hub, useful to the max and getting voted up!


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

lindacee- I really appred=ciate your attention to my Hub and I really hope other Hubbers pick up on these tips and improve their presentation of their own Hubs.

Again, thanks for the Vote UP and other positive tags.

Don


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

kasman- thanks for the read and especially for the vote up. I am glad that you liked my Hub and that you found it useful.

Don


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PoeticVine 3 years ago from North Carolina, United States

You've gotten a "vote up" from me as well! Thank you so much for your kind words today. I very much understand what you mean, and I now have a still clearer idea of your perspective. This is very well-written, wonderfully formatted, and immediately useful information.


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Anna Evanswood 3 years ago from Malaysia

Thank you for summarizing the points for creating an effective hub. I think sometimes in our excitement to get our ideas onto the net we can make some elementary and traffic reducing mistakes. I think that the information about titles was especially relevant. Thanks:)


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Sue Bailey 3 years ago from South Yorkshire, UK

Good tips. Thank you for that. Even after 5 years of writing on Hubpages there are still things to be learned. The links thing in particular. I do use them but probably not enough as I didn't realise it affected your ranking. I will do now though. Voted up and useful. Thanks again.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Sue Bailey- Thanks for the read of my HUB.

I appreciate your comment and the reference to using links.

The great and powerful Google Search Engine not only wants you to have ads but they want you to throw in some nice links that have ads in them.

Is is all about the money for us the lowly writers of the world.

Thanks again for the read,

DON


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vespawoolf 3 years ago from Peru, South America

This Hub is packed with great information. I do revise my Hubs periodically but need to improve on links. Your information on improving titles is very useful--long tail titles with searchable keywords. I'm going to look into putting that into practice. Thank you!


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

I think I am doing everything you say but am unsatisfied with my result.

I would love your critique, I can take it :o)


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faythef 3 years ago from USA

Thank you so much for all the helpful information....voting up and useful...


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Thank You faythef, for the read and comment.

I am glad that you found my Hub informative and possibly useful.

DON


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

DrMark1961.

Good point Doc. And honestly, I have done titles both ways and had success and failure. It, as you know, often up to the Great Google and their secret algorythms as to what actually wors for each instance.DON


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johndnathan 3 years ago from Dallas, Texas. USA

Excellent hub! I agree that grammar and spelling are very important. When I see someone who is using leet speak, made up words, or any other form of internet shorthand to compose their message to me, even if they're a genius, my brain automatically assumes they're not very intelligent. I refused to let myself to use any of these shortcuts even in my online gaming, and you can imagine how difficult that can be during a furious firefight in Unreal Tournament. That's where I learned to type fast.


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Cathy Fidelibus 3 years ago from NJ

thanks so much for your feedback, I should have directed you to this hub: http://cathyfidelibus.hubpages.com/hub/The-Big-Lit

This is written in two parts because I realized my hubs were just too long (I have soooo much to say :0)

I am sure you are very busy, but if you have time I would really appreciate your opinion, I really want to be successful and value what you have to say.

Thanks.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

johndnathan- I appreciate your comment and your perspective on poor grammer and spelling in Hubs, and otherwise.

It really irritates me, also.

Thanks again for the comment,

DON


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Anna Haven 3 years ago from Scotland

Thankyou for the informative hub, the information on the hub titles was especially helpful.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Anna Haven- I am glad that you found my article useful and read it.

Thanks,

DON


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moonlake 3 years ago from America

This hub has lots of good information. I'm not sure that I follow all your suggestions on my hubs but I do try to.

I’m guilty of writing the way I talk. I know I don’t talk well I have a friend that is constantly making fun of words I use and always wanting me to repeat my words. I don’t repeat because I can never figure out what’s so funny or how I have pronounced a word wrong in my ears they sound fine. I’m from the south and she’s from the north I guess that is the problem.

Voted up.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Moonlake- I, being from the South and also being someone who has worked with people from around the world, am very used to those who criticize my accent.

For decades, I had what a friend called a "chameleon accent". In other words, I adapted my English conversational skills to the audience I was with, whether, Northern, Swedish, Spanish, whomever.

But after a while I decided that my accent was a part of my heritage and I would be myself and sound like myself, accent be damned.

It turned out that the only ones who thought that a Southern accent was a sign of stupidity were some of the northerners.

Strange, Huh?

I remind many transplanted northerners of the old phrase; "When in Rome, do as the Romans do!"

Write with proper Grammer, but be Yourself, otherwise, is my recommendation!

DON


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tonymead60 3 years ago from Yorkshire

Don

thank you for lots of useful tips and ideas. I get quite frustrated at times with hubs because I see so many that are just so obviously copied from somewhere else, no original photographs just library stuff, and yet they have higher scores I do and have a higher ranking too.

By the way it should read 'the Queen's English' these days.

Good hub, obviously proving your point by the amount of comments that have been left.

regards

Tony


lovedoctor926 3 years ago

I found this hub useful & valuable. Thanks for sharing your knowledge and expertise with the rest of us.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

lovedoctor926- I am glad that you read my Hub and find it useful. I hope it will prove to be so for others as well.

DON


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CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

Great tips Don! I'm quite new to this writing platform, and already I've learned so much. Thank you for taking the time to teach us these things to help improve our skills as writers.


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ChristinS 3 years ago from Midwest

All excellent tips, especially the paragraph length! One of the key elements we learned in design class was to not fear white space and I am glad I took that advice to heart! Nothing hurts the eyes quite so much as huge blocks of text.

A pic is definitely worth a thousand words too. I know that with my hubs I take time to create nice images to make them Pinterest friendly and that is how I get a large chunk of my traffic now.


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cfin 3 years ago from The World we live in

Good Work!


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

ChristinS- Glad to get your comment. I found out long ago that were a thing of the past. Once, people wer told to save paper and write long densely packed paragraphs but the new paradigm is that white-space does not "kill trees" so use it to format for emphasis and ease of reading.

Thanks for your support,

DON


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Craftytothecore- Great to get your support on this article of mine. And I think youwill find, as you get more inot HP, that we are a unique community of writers who support our peers.

Thanks again for the read and the coment,

DON


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Nadine May 3 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Thanks for all the very helpful tips. I love using images and or photos and links and all that. My topic might not be the most popular compared to articles on food, sport or health related hubs, but I'm glad to have found this community.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Nadine May- Thanks for the read and comment. I hope my article has been of some use to you.

DON


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Tusitala Tom 3 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Hi, Don.

The title of this Hub speaks for itself. No wonder you got so many responses. Must admit I did know most of its content already. But do I practice what you preach? Therein probably lies my problem. But then, I must admit I really write to please something in me rather than to get a huge number of readers.

Still, a wonderful Hub filled with lots of good information.

Thanks, Don.


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Don Bobbitt 3 years ago from Ruskin Florida Author

Tusitals Tom - I love the moniker by the way.

Thanks for the kind comment on my article. I wrote it originally because of the enormous number of Hubs I was seeing at the time where people were getting very sloppy with their titles, their grammar and so forth.

I have been surprised at the positive response from so many of our fellow Hubbers.

Thanks again for the comment,

DON

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