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Idle hubs is an issue on Hubpages and one writer tells his tale - Bard of Ely
This is Bard's hub he wrote, and it was thought provoking indeed
It hard working dedication to be successful at hub writing today
Hub Response to Bard of Ely
This was an exceptionally useful hub here Bard of Ely as you pointed out both sides of the equation to Idle hubs, and how folks have reacted. His hub is titled "What not to write about at HubPages if you don’t want your hubs to be Idle".
I like your perspective on it all, one thing though for me is I like the Idle hubs thingy, because I have noticed much of my hubs simply had halted in traffic views which most of them do and long before the new updates to hubpages had arrived or that of Google's search engine updates. This is especially so for that of my poems here on hubpages, because they have the worst traffic views, so I agree with you on that premise in your hub for sure.
You stated that poetry on hubpages will get idled and yes indeed all of mine are, I had originally planned on using hubpages as a launching platform to get my poems known worldwide, and then in the future after their traffic died out I would move them to Blogger (Google's blogging platform).
I never meant to keep poems here on such a professional writers platform & even though it feels cool to publish them, mainly because I see how the traffic views have swayed, and eventually I will create a social network for poets worldwide so these cool poems could flourish, and be loved for what they truly are worth.
Awesome job with this hub, you truly are a great writer bro, I wish you didn't have to move your hubs that got idled anywhere, but if you must then so be it.
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Topics make all the difference today - Hub power resources
Thoughts to ponder on for fellow hubbers
Dealing with Idle hubs has motivated me to become a much better editor of my digital works, and so I have been spending a great deal of time and effort proof reading, correcting errors I didn't notice all throughout my hub writing, and even poorly positioned content, image selections and all.
Second think about creating a powerful web resource of a hub page (Look at how major news websites configure their web page content, imagery, and text, also learn from the higher scoring hubs and veteran hubbers here), because this is what is truly valuable on the web today. Make sure that it features a video of true relevance to that of the subject matter in the title of the hub, think about what your viewers are searching for daily, and what may excite them to try watching the video, and or visualize via the images you've selected.
Give your hub articles some true purpose, meaning don't just fill up the text space so to satisfy the amount of words to publish a hub. Make sure you have clearly defined what it is your hub is about, show people ways to get around the hubpages network here by using internal links (links capsule) that can be navigated to other hubs, this will ensure that your hubs will be located, as well as your fellow hubbers hubs over time.
When web traffic dies down, we all can help lift each others hubs up, if we all practice this wiser method of linking hubs, using the links capsule, this is also known as "Hub Karma". Once everything is done properly, your hubs shall gain much more notoriety over time, mainly due to it now being much more resourceful, and it won't matter much if it is outdated subject matter if your hubs quality of content and relevance is overall superbly well put together.
Hubpages community resources
- Elements of a Stellar Hub
Do you want to give your Hub the best possible chance of seeing significant traffic? Be sure to include the eight different features outlined here.
- How to Augment Success with Self Optimization
Once you have been on HubPages for around six months, we encourage you to engage in a bit of self optimization, which involves identifying and learning from your most successful Hubs.
- How to Properly Use Keywords in Hubs
Evergreen versus Seasonal Hubs
One thing to consider is the fact of seasonal hubs, and that of evergreen hubs. Seasonal hubs will generally get the idle hub sign against them, because naturally they will not be able to pick up much web traffic until the subject matter comes back in season, and during per say the Christmas Holiday time.
However if such hubs are placed asleep, which was once symbolized by the three Z's icon on your hubpages my account area, but was recently changed to a blank space. Those hubs with a H symbol are the only one's that are getting featured and search engine traffic now. Now, once your hub dies down with traffic, the benefit becomes in favor of the hubpages sub-domain owner, where in fact if such low web traffic isn't being indexed by the search engine during unseasonal times it shall not affect the users overall web statistics for those particular hubs.
This is a definite benefit, and all they will need to do is tweak such a hub like a 1-2 month period or so prior; by maybe changing an image, adding a more up to date video, and by hitting that infamous publish button, and walla its back in action if everything else has already met the hubpages standards of excellence, and high quality hubs.
Evergreen hubs actually are those hubs that are written in such a way, and using the keywords in the titling of such a hub, which deems it a universal use for those online seeking such relevant information.
This type of article shall pore in the views, with subjects such as food recipes, review articles, DIY, useful tutorials on anything, arts and crafts, and loads more subjects of usefulness to that of global viewers.
Once your high quality content is put together properly, and to that of the "Stellar Hub" levels of acceptance here at hubpages. Your article shall be off to the online races of potentially gaining higher and higher web traffic all year round, and for some hub authors even when the search engines are getting updated, like what happened recently with the Google Panda 3.0 update.
Learning about Hub Karma will make or break a hub article
Using relevant images and up to date ones works wonders
Things to take notice of that can and will help hubbers
Grouping your hubs works wonders, writing an effective hub summary does as well, and last but not least, sharing your hubs with others, commenting on peoples hubs, answering and asking questions, and participating in the forums makes all the difference for many hubbers here.
Everything you do must be sincere though, or the hubpages systems of automated detections will instantly render your account here a much lower hubber score. The hubpages algorithm is designed to counter any malicious activity, and anomalies that exist, plus your fellow hubbers can tell when a hubber is out of line, and performing the wrong things here.
We all are highly trained hubbing experts to tell such things, as many of us are responsive by using flagging buttons, and thumbs down arrows to help weed out malicious and inappropraite activities here.
So be advised if your here to do the wrong thing, it isn't advisable, and it will render your hub traffic to the lowest possible levels, or worse your account here may be deleted by the hubpages staff if any hub violations of any kind is to show up uncorrected. Note: (Learn about moderation help topics in the HP learning center - link provided below)
On the positive note, if you learn to master the hub hoppers suggestive details as to how a hub should appear to that of the online viewers to hubpages, well your definitely on your way to the top of hubpages, plus make sure not to bypass the tips in the Hubpages Learning center, and much of it all is required reading as well, if you are to expect to get your hub traffic moving at all. Good luck! and keep hubbing folks!!