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How To Save Time Publishing Hubs
Hello fellow hubbers, welcome to the hub where I share some basic suggestions, tips&tricks on how to save time when publishing your hubs.
Let me start by saying that I have written almost two hundred hubs, and everything appearing here is the result of my personal experience. In other words, techniques and methods listed here work for me, but in no way are they the only optimal way of quick publishing: they are suggestions, so please take them as such – and I hope you find them useful in your own hubbing.
The most important time saving principle I would like to mention, the one that really underlies this list, is process automatization. It all boils down to making the process of publishing as seamless and automatic as possible, resulting in an effortless, and even enjoyable exercise.
After all, this is how we witness the fruits of our work getting out into the (virtual) world, and receiving its first audience. It's supposed to be a fun and gratifying experience.
Prepare in Advance
The second most important principle: prepare everything in advance. Let's assume you have just finished writing your hub, or loaded a previously written piece into your word processor. There are several operations you want to perform on the text – I suggest that you do the following before even clicking on that “Start a New Hub” Button.
Spell check. Though most browsers and the text editor within the text capsule have their own spell checkers, it's best to do this in the word editor in order to avoid confusion. Additionally, your article might contain specialized words the other checkers won't recognize and mark as incorrect. It's easier to update just one dictionary, and ignore the red underscore in the text capsule.
- Arrange the text. Hubpages text capsules are tricky when it comes to paragraph arrangement, so I suggest editing the article before you paste it into the capsule. If the capsule is to contain more than one paragraph, in your word editor, remove any blank lines between the paragraphs,
as Hubpages automatically adds a blank line – so if you already have one, you will have two after saving the changes, leading to clumsy double spaced appearance. Paste like this:
and Hubpages will do the rest:
Tags, Titles, Subtitles. Think these through, and make a list: somehow, all the good title and keyword ideas evaporate when the “Create A Hub” page appears.
Based on my experience, I suggest going from the top down.
If you haven't chosen an existing layout in the “Create A Hub” page, or would like to modify it,
Click on all the capsules you need in the “Add More Capsules” area at the right bar – even if it's ten or fifteen, or thirty.
Wait until they all appear in the “Capsule Ordering” editor at the bottom of the right bar
arrange them (by dragging) according to your needs using the editor – all of the capsules at once, to avoid wasting time on this task in the future – and click “Reorder Now.”
Then, scan the final layout just in case and correct&arrange it into a final template (which you might want to use later). Again, it saves time to get all this work done at the outset.
Fill in all the settings:
Monetization and slideshow link.
Fill in the “Summary Text” after canceling the “automatic calculation” option – it's usually best to write one yourself, as this allows you to include additional important keywords that will be noted by Google and will appear on the search result under the title.
Choose a group, define a new one if necessary.
Fill in all the text capsules. While the first capsule saves, you can quickly navigate back to the word processor and copy the next piece of text into the clipboard. That way, when you return, and the first capsule is already saved, you can start working on the next one immediately by clicking “edit” and pasting the clipboard in it.
Add all the necessary links. To save time, use the internal linking option when linking to your own hubs (instead of loading another account page and copying URLs from there).
Click on “update suggested tags”, choose the ones you like&need, add new ones.
Upload all images and videos, fill in all the link, table, poll capsules; it's best to have all these researched and prepared in advance as well. While I wait for the next picture to load, I adjust the size and enter description for the previous one in order to save time.
Enter all the relevant data into eBay and Amazon capsules. Make sure your content and the products match. If I publish more than two or three hubs in a row, I prepare the titles for these capsules in advance, saving time on writing the same phrase several times.
Click “Preview” and examine
the hub. If everything is fine, you are ready to publish!
Some final points...
This order is by no means strictly hierarchical. Sometimes I alternate stages 3, 4, and 5 simply to avoid boredom – because too much automatization can be dull too.
That's it! I hope you find these tips helpful, and I'm looking forward to reading your own suggestions and ideas in the comments section!