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Tips on how to write a Powerful Hub

Updated on October 24, 2012

It's more effective than a Journal

Keyboard tip of the day!

I start with a keyword, that will become the main subject of my hub. This helps me to at least get at a specific starting point, so that my hub can begin with a purposeful theme.

I tend to always stem off the subject a great deal so I suggest if you do so as well, just don't forget to steer the reader back onto the subject at hand

Use of keywords in your hubs title, will actually take your hubs a long way, with SEO (search engine optimization. So try going onto Google, and research for the best usage of keywords for your title of choice.

Hub Powers


Powerful hub writing takes time and dedication, you truly must think about what it is your writing about to be able to put together a particular subject matter from scratch. In order to begin writing a powerful hub, this is what I do first.

I love to focus and concentrate on a specific point in space, say for instance an given object in my view or I look in a set direction for a minute or two. This helps me clear my mind a bit so that an idea can form, and a topic can be developed without stress or waste of precious time.

Here's The Keys

Subtopics work wonders

Branching out concepts in subjects or subtopics:

What I like to do is actually build my entire hub into the initial text field module. I do this so that I don't lose my train of thought, and I am able to continue writing the entire hub on end from start till finish, which leads me into a sorta branching out technique.

If I choose to break my hub into mutiple fragmented sub sections, at this point I'm able to do so with ease, because I have given myself allowable space and time to work out a specific format.

  • When you properly space your page sections out it will later add to the visual effects, and more content for instance media can be used if necessary to fill in the spaces.
  • Making sure that my hub is not only filled with illustrations, but also giving it a consistent livelihood, and potential chance for the reader to find break or rest points using keyword identifiers.
  • Each page division or branch allows for the reader to find visual locations to relocate once again similar to land marks on a visible road map, or the actual road itself.

Brighter Ideas work wonders

Another technique I like to call idea stemming, which to me are points of rest where, when I'm writing if I need a break to be able to find more info/data to support my document or just gotta do something.

I can find a way to get back onto the same frame of reference my trend of thought was focused on by using an ending term to connect with at a later time. This makes it much easier for me to continue writing when I return, without any disruption of my previous train of thought.

This is especially good if your in need to save your work, in the middle of a given hub your writing for whatever reason and was on a roll.

Stemming idea's to the central theme occurs for me, by thinking of keywords that literally match the topic or subtopic. I definitely make sure that this keyword is the very last word I use, right before I leave the computer.


What U see is what U get

Page Spacing:

This part of writing a truly authentic, and thoroughly thought out hub deals with the elements of writing that deal with page spacing.

All writers have their own timing, when it comes to junction points in their words they lay down, but even if your timing isn't perfect you will definitely need to understand before you lay down your words how you would like for the page to be read.

Since these are digital pages, you may need to study how articles are done on many differing web pages before you can get to see how it will unfold onto the screen. Page spacing can either make or break a great hub.

Note: Make sure as well, to pay attention to the content your inputting into these text fields, because if it's not something intriguing to the audience, it will simply lose them entirely.

Too much or not enough useful supporting terminology, as well as poorly formatted visual appeal makes for a sloppy job of a hub. I'm sure most people agree that it won't be worth reading much. Many people won't even get anywhere close to the bottom of it, let alone interacting with your new hub or rating it.

Well maybe those who simply like downgrading poor quality will definitely give it a thumbs down. Balance is key in writing in general so try to keep things on an even playing field.


After editing comes

Proof Reading:

Make sure to continuously read your hub submissions, this should be done daily so that you can detect any and all error you may have missed.

If you slip up by not noticing some major grammatical errors it can be costly when it comes to certain meanings, simply becoming meaningless.

A perfect example of this is, when I wrote a few poems on hub back to back, and I neglected to go back to them there after to read any of it. A few days later I had discovered that it was already viewed some 20+ times.

I was truly embarrassed to find that there was some very major descriptive writing errors in them, and it was poetry writing. So you know if it can happen while writing a poem, you bet it will happen with prose.

Helpful reminders

Don't forget:

You're much better off, not trying to slack by taking the quicker route of just throwing anything on here to get many hubs done in a short period of time. Just simply take your time and do what's necessary to make it turn out to become a beautiful masterpiece.

It's sorta like doing your homework back in grade school, and don't forget to proof read that bad boy, because it will save you precious time, and less heart ache. A sloppy hub is easy to do, don't get brutalized when it comes to hub reviews, people can be quick to downgrade a poorly written hub.

You also wanna give yourself the best chances to become known as a great writer on here, since everything you do has potential to gain, from my experiences on here thus far I can tell that great reviews come a dime a dozen.

Also try to have many of your own family members, work colleagues, & friends proof read it for you. You never know what more eye's can do, because not everyone's writing skills are perfect. Definitely don't forget to spell check you hub as well, these steps if done with care will help many people learn to write some truly powerful hubs.


Highlighting certain parts of your hub will also be helpful to the reader, allowing them to easily locate fixed positions on the page, as well as getting to understand key points of focus in your writing.

I've noticed that all the great hub writers have one thing in common, and that's precision, so I'm following in their digital footprints, and taking up the challenge to write better hub's. Hopefully one day my hub's will also reach the level of the "Powerful Hub".

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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      7 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @cclitgirl, I'm not sure why I haven't had an indication on some of my hubs that people have visited, but oh well.

      Anyhow I appreciate the fact that you gave my hub here a chance. I will surely see you soon in your hubs, I have a great deal of catch up to do for sure.

    • cclitgirl profile image

      Cynthia Calhoun 

      8 years ago from Western NC

      Great information. I just love hubs like this that are so useful to seasoned hubbers and new hubbers alike. :)

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      8 years ago from New York City

      Thanks PegCole17 & Faceless39 for the feedback, I'm still learning how to write hubs myself, & will be learning from everyone, those who make mistakes & those who make triumphs on here as my best teachers.

    • PegCole17 profile image

      Peg Cole 

      8 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Words are our primary tools for conveying powerful messages. You've said it well here. I like your method of idea stemming. Sort of reminds me of the brain storming with post it notes that we used at project meetings.

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      Kate P 

      8 years ago from The North Woods, USA

      Voted up and useful! And I agree--please don't post a bunch of hubs with no content or quality, thought or ambition. No matter how long it takes the author, I'd much rather read a hub that the author poured their hearts and attention into. Makes for a better read! Great hub!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      8 years ago from New York City

      Thanks ThoughtSandwiches, you have quite a creative user name, I'm gonna read your hubs too.

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      8 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Excellent info Cloudexplorer...your finished product proves you knew what you were doing when you wrote the title. Great hub!

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      8 years ago from New York City

      I would like to say thanks!, to all my supporters on this hub. I try my best to be creative with my time, & to try and help others by sharing useful techniques I've developed in a very short period of time using hub, & other web platforms.

      I can't wait to start reading everyone's hub's as well, just been very busy lately.

    • Sally's Trove profile image


      8 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Thank you for sharing your personal writing process. When it comes to process, writers are like snowflakes: no two are alike.

      I found the "idea stemming" technique particularly interesting. Definitely, I'm going to try that so I can go back to where I was when I got distracted...that's a particularly hard thing for me to do.

      Voted up and interesting!

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      William Benner 

      8 years ago from Savannah GA.

      I find it fascinating that someone can be at HubPages for THREE WHOLE WEEKS and have it all figured out on how to make a power hub! I am not being sarcastic here for this writing is quite informative with some interesting analytical approaches to writing a hub! My style is a little bit different for I just write from "gut" or maybe my "heart" first and then worry about all SEO stuff later. However, I like your approach and I will explore some of your suggestions further!

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      8 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Great article! Thanks for sharing.

    • L.L. Woodard profile image

      L.L. Woodard 

      8 years ago from Oklahoma City

      Good information here; a quality hub will succeed over time.

    • AshleyFAuthor profile image


      8 years ago from Hobe Sound, Fl

      Nice informative hub :)


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