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Recipe for a Winning Hub
A Cup of This and a Pinch of That...
A cup of this and a pinch of that, put all the right ingredients together and you will have yourself a winning HubPages Hub. Not it's not easy, it takes a lot of work, but any good recipe does.
This recipe includes many special ingredients. Many of these ingredients are an absolute must and some are considered an option. Add your own special touch and creativity to this recipe, make it your own.
Winning Hub Recipe
3 - 4 sentence introduction, interesting of course
10 -12 great keywords
1 terrific subject, one about which you are knowledgeable
Several dashes of research
1 or more eye-catching pictures, make sure they are copyright free
1 video to amuse or inform
300 to 1000 well written words, correctly spelt
3 to 8 relevant rss links
1 extra special summary
1 map showing where your subject is happening
1 or more insightful polls
1 fun quiz
1 table to better illustrate your subject
A hand full of text capsules each with their own special title
A basket full of creativity
A quick tap of the link suggestion button
- Carefully read over the ingredients list. Choose your subject and your attention grabbing title. Get together your information along with all of your research.
- Next start working on your introduction. Make sure it is interesting and gives a little peak into what your article is about. Three to four sentences is usually enough, but it could be longer. You'll know when you get it right.
- Start getting all of your ducks in a row. In other words, start forming your paragraphs and generally getting your article written.
- Once you have your article written start dividing it into smaller little groups and choose a dynamite little title for each.
- Start looking at pictures and videos to accentuate your subject. Choose a couple of pictures or so, the amount is your choice. If you see a relevant video add that in also.
- By now you should be able to choose the way you want to set up your hub to it's advantage. Move around text and picture boxes until you find a look that appeals to you.
- Make sure you add rss links, backlinks and keywords.
- This is where you add the polls, quizzes and other fun things. Make sure they are relevant to your hub.
- Top all of these things off with a super-duper summary.
Which one of this week's Education and Science nominees is your favorite?
- 15% When Did Manners Go Out the Window
- 4% Repairing the Land by Changing Grazing Practices - Holistic Management
- 23% Presidential Smackdown: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Ronald Reagan
- 47% Why Does Light Get Sucked Into Black Holes?
- 6% How to Survive (and Excel) as a Middle-Aged, Re-entry College Student
- 4% Stepping Back 200 Years - Mississenewa 1812
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Education and Science Nominees
- When Did Manners Go Out the Window
At what point did it become O.K. to just not be polite or kind to people? Please and Thank You are a couple statements I really think I would love to hear more of. When I was a child it was mandatory to use these phrases among many others and to simp
- Repairing the Land by Changing Grazing Practices - Holistic Management
Allan Savory estimates that almost 40% of the Earth's total land mass is used for agriculture in one form or another. About 1/3rd of this is used by cultivated crops and the rest is used the grazing of animals. All of this land has lost significant a
- Presidential Smackdown: Theodore Roosevelt vs. Ronald Reagan
In which I dare to ask the tough questions: Who would win in a fight, Theodore Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan?
- Why Does Light Get Sucked Into Black Holes?
Everybody knows light can not escape a black hole. But why? The answer lies at the event horizon, and in the very fabric of space time itself.
- How to Survive (and Excel) as a Middle-Aged, Re-entry College Student
Completing college earns one more than a diploma. College can change one's life powerfully; that's why it's worth the investment. In that case, how can one succeed in college when returning after a break (as a re-entry student), particularly if it's
- Stepping Back 200 Years - Mississenewa 1812
The annual fall "Mississenewa 1812" festival on the banks of the Mississenewa River commemorating the first recorded American victory of the War of 1812, is an "...award winning premier living history event in the state of Indiana and is also the fin
Which one of this week's Gender and Relationships nominees is your favorite?
- 33% Closing The Breach: Restoring Strained Relations
- 6% When to Unfriend Someone
- 10% Debunking Five Common Myths About Introverts
- 8% Communicating with your autistic offspring
- 35% My parents divorced…WooHooo!!!
- 6% Love and Relationships: Throwing in the Towel
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Gender and Relationships Nominees
- Closing The Breach: Restoring Strained Relations
Our relationships are important to our emotional well-being. Here are pointers on steps to take when they begin to fail.
- Debunking Five Common Myths About Introverts
In our extrovert-oriented world, introversions is often viewed with negativity. Introverts are perceived as anti-social, dull, small-minded, shy, or arrogant. This article debunks a few common myths about introverts.
- Love and Relationships: Throwing in the Towel
Every relationship goes through a period of uncertainty. That period clearly can occur in the start of the relationship/marriage or could end up at the end. If I had a choice of when this should occur, I would prefer the start of a relationship....
Which one of this week's Politics and Social Issues nominees is your favorite?
- 28% The Right To Be Silent
- 6% Forgiveness - An Extravagant Gift
- 17% I Am Going To Punch You In The Face
- 0% How to Feel Thinner Instantly
- 17% Somerton Mystery
- 33% Flower Power: From Afghan Valleys to New York Alleys
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Politics and Social Issues Nominees
- Forgiveness - An Extravagant Gift
An Amazing story of one young woman's choice to forgive a man she later came to find out was her father. Life changing events that point us to faith and hope.
- Somerton Mystery
"The Beaumont Children", a hub published several months ago on hubpages.com, sparked the motivation for this article. Taking place at Somerton, South Australia, in 1966, the similarities were striking enough to bring the case of "Somerton Man" to min
- Flower Power: From Afghan Valleys to New York Alleys
Poppy cultivation in Afghanistan sustains a lucrative heroin market for powerful Afghan factions. Afghanistan’s poppy cultivation is responsible for about 90% of the heroin on the global market. Accordingly, global networks through which Afghan...
- How To Develop Your Writing - Developing Your Voice As A Writer
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