Hub Hopping – The importance of reading other blogs
Hub Hopping in HubPages is a system that allows Hubbers to read up on random and assorted hubs that have been published recently. Hub Hopping also allows you to leave feedback, whether good or bad. Although the Hub Hopping button says "Help us out, hop some hubs", it is actually going to help you out. Here is why Hub Hopping is one of the most important and powerful self help tools that any writer can have to benefit their own writing goals.
1) Learn more about writing at HubPages
Hub Hopping will expose you to a lot of new idea, tips and tricks on how to write at HubPages. Remember, HubPages is not your average blog where you can mindlessly publish one article after another. HubPages is a community. The foundation of this community is based on sharing and interaction with other Hubbers. Whether you are a new Hubber or a HubPages Elite, there is always a thing or two that you will learn from Hub Hopping.
2) Find out ways to get traffic and income
You may be content following your very own mentor and his/her hubs on how to get more traffic to your hubs because they've been successful at doing so. But do you really need to be told that the internet is a fast changing environment where any further insight into bringing more traffic to your hubs and tips on earning more income from HubPages are priceless? Start Hub Hopping today and come across new tricks and tweaks that you can apply to your own hubs to boost traffic, and more.
3) Understand the different formats that Hubbers use
When we talk about the format of a hub or a blog, it refers to the effective placement of advertisements, links, images, capsules, videos and other elements. This concept is driven from the fact that many believe that certain image and ad placements helps you get more clicks and earn more revenue from Google Adsense and the HubPages Ad Program. There are many who will even give lessons on how to place your Amazon links more effectively. Whether or not these tips work to help you earn more revenue is a different debate. But what is definitely sure, that Hub Hopping will expose you to new formats and new styles which you can take tips from. You may find a certain style visually more appealing than others and may want to incorporate it in your own hubs.
4) Compare your writing with others'
It's great that you believe that your writing style and quality beats that of any other writer out there in the big bad world of online writing. That shows you have got confidence and belief in your own writing. But whenever you feel like coming back down to earth from cloud 9, and compare your own writing skills with that of others, Hub Hopping is your best friend. Hub Hopping allows you to compare your writing with the thousands out there without going through the hassle of clicking one link after the other. Hub Hopping is a one-stop comparative and analytical tool that will give you a subtle reminder that there are many other talented writers out there who you can learn from to compare and improve your writing.
5) Find out what is trending
If you've just started writing after a long break, Hub Hopping can be an easy way for you to find out what topics are trending at HubPages. For example, in the few days after Steve Jobs, the CEO of Apple died, there were many hubs on tributes, quotes and other things about the legend floating around in Hub Hopping.
6) Find out if your writing is too generic
You may feel that you writing is too niche, and will definitely stand out in the larger scheme of things here at HubPages. One way to find this is of course, the search option. Another way to confirm this is by Hub Hopping as you will get an overall idea of what the users have been writing about recently.
7) Leave feedback and comments
If you haven't realized how important leaving comments on the hubs of other Hubbers is, go check your Google Analytics tool and find out the sources of traffic. You will be astonished to see that a lot of traffic to your hubs and HubPages profile may be coming from other hubs that you generally leave comments on. That's not it. Comments and feedback are a great way to interact and bond with other Hubbers in this warm and friendly community.
8) Spot and follow upcoming and new Hubbers
As you may have found out already, getting noticed and getting other readers to read your hubs is not as easy as it sounds. With Hub Hopping, you can spot the new and upcoming writers who you think might be the HubPages stars of tomorrow. Follow them if you wish, and try to learn a thing or two from the newcomers who may become the leaders of tomorrow.
9) Learn and explore the unknown
HubPages is filled with exciting How to, What is, recipes, travel tips, poems and DIY hubs to name a few, that are a prime example of great content and useful tips that you can use in your own daily lives. Yes, your primary goal at HubPages may be to earn money, but it will not hurt you if you learn a thing or two that will make your life outside HubPages easier, will it? Without doubt, you will stand benefited.
10) Find out what sells
Yes, sex sells, but that's not the be all and end all of everything. There are other topics, categories and areas you can write on that are popular amongst readers. You can get a low down of what is selling by Hub Hopping and finding out the hubs and content that has more comments and more feedback. Hub Hopping is your fee market analysis tool.