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Updated on April 21, 2015
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A professional career coach, Marcy has helped hundreds refine their resumes, improve their interviewing skills, and advance their careers.

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Do You Wonder What to Write About on HP?

Writers should, whenever possible, write about what they know, what they enjoy and topics that interest them. If you work as a professional writer, though, this may not be possible (I spent many years writing about highway construction, whether it interested me or not).

If your goal is to write hubs that get traffic and to have more followers and readers, you might consider exploring which of the 22 general topics on HubPages seem a bit underrepresented in terms of followers compared to published hubs.

How to Find What People Read on HubPages

It's easy to find the number of followers and hubs on each topic. Just click "Explore" at the top of the page, then click "Topics." Then, click on the main title of each topic; at the bottom right-hand side of the page, you'll see the number of followers (rounded off in thousands) and the number of hubs published under that topic (which is selected by the writer when creating the hub).

Now that you've found where those sneaky numbers are hidden, how do you use this information?

Compare the ratio of the number of people following the topic with the number of hubs published. If you see a higher number of followers than the number of hubs, this means the topic might be underrepresented on the site. When you're deciding what to write about, consider that there may be a chance to build your readership by writing hubs on these topics.

Important Tip: When checking out the number of hubs and followers for various topics, ask yourself whether your hubs are indexed properly. Take a look at the full list of topics and subtopics, and see if you should adjust where you've categorized your hubs. You can do this in the edit mode, at the top of the hub where it says 'category,' above the title.

Need inspiration? Try Writing About These Topics

Art and Design could use some hubs!
Art and Design could use some hubs!
Nearly 90,000 followers want hubs on Entertainment and Media
Nearly 90,000 followers want hubs on Entertainment and Media
Family and Parenting is a popular topic with fewer hubs than followers!
Family and Parenting is a popular topic with fewer hubs than followers!
Paaaarttaaay!  Holidays and Celebrations has 29,000 followers looking for your hubs on the topic.
Paaaarttaaay! Holidays and Celebrations has 29,000 followers looking for your hubs on the topic.
HubPages is a global community and topics related to the site are needed!
HubPages is a global community and topics related to the site are needed!
Got a pet or some favorite animals? Apparently 56,000 other readers do, too, and they need hubs to read!
Got a pet or some favorite animals? Apparently 56,000 other readers do, too, and they need hubs to read!
Sports and Recreation attracts 46,000 readers, who currently have only 36,000 hubs to read.
Sports and Recreation attracts 46,000 readers, who currently have only 36,000 hubs to read.
Travel and Places are popular topics for a whopping 103,000 readers!
Travel and Places are popular topics for a whopping 103,000 readers!

Hot Topics? These Topics Have More Followers than Hubs!

Here are some topics that appear to have a good ratio of more readers than there are currently published articles. The hub numbers shown here are rounded a bit due to the daily changes of published articles on the site:


Arts and Design: With 55,000 followers and just over 24,000 hubs, there's a clear opportunity to find readers in this topic! The number of hubs is less than half of the number who want to read about Arts and Design.



Entertainment and Media: There are new things happening daily in this area, and the huge number of followers (87,000) will probably enjoy additions to the slightly more than 72,000 hubs currently offered on the site.

You can write about movies, the latest music, popular entertainers, classic entertainers from years ago, and a variety of subjects related to media. Reviews are another great subject for this topic category.





Family and Parenting: About 41,000 readers want to see articles on this topic, but there are only about 28,500 hubs to choose from. Notice that this was the theme of a recent Weekly Inspiration on the forum!

Note: Check to see if some of your hubs indexed under the Home topic can be appropriately re-indexed for this topic. Unlike Family and Parenting, the Home topic has far more hubs than readers.


Holidays and Celebrations: The 29,000 followers here might enjoy some additional choices to the nearly 25,000 hubs currently published on the site.





HubPages Tutorials and Community: It may be a surprise to you that any writer here can publish under this topic! With 18,000 followers and slightly more than 11,000 hubs, this might be a good topic for your work. Also, it's fair to assume that more than just the 18,000 official followers may be interested in this topic.






Pets and Animals: It should be no surprise that the loving, helpful people you see on this site care about their animals and pets! The 56,000 followers of this topic have fewer than 28,000 hubs available to help them take care of Fluffy or to better understand their pet snake's personality. Maybe you can contribute some useful hubs to this topic!







Sports and Recreation: A popular topic with a healthy following (46,000 followers) and only 36,000 or so hubs to help them have a good time and plenty of exercise.

Sports can be written about as an activity for individuals or through informative topics about teams, leagues and other subjects fans might enjoy.







Travel and Places: This topic has around 103,000 followers, but fewer than 46,000 hubs. This means there are less than half the number of articles on this general topic as there are followers. This is definitely a topic with room for more hubs!



A short video on Writing and Inspiration

These categories have more hubs than followers, but many are dynamic and rapidly changing topics with new information happening almost daily

Books, Literature and Writing is a topic with nearly 70,000 followers.
Books, Literature and Writing is a topic with nearly 70,000 followers.
Business and Employment has a solid following.
Business and Employment has a solid following.
Education and Science is a diverse topic followed by nearly 60,000 readers.  Its 64,000 hubs probably do not cover all the potential themes for this topic.
Education and Science is a diverse topic followed by nearly 60,000 readers. Its 64,000 hubs probably do not cover all the potential themes for this topic.
Fashion and Beauty are constantly changing topics; the 42,000 followers here will enjoy additions to the nearly 54,000 hubs now published.
Fashion and Beauty are constantly changing topics; the 42,000 followers here will enjoy additions to the nearly 54,000 hubs now published.
Food and Cooking - what's not to like? The 40,000 readers here currently have nearly 49,000 hubs to read, but there's always room for more.
Food and Cooking - what's not to like? The 40,000 readers here currently have nearly 49,000 hubs to read, but there's always room for more.
Gender and Relationships is an evergreen topic!  The 40,000 followers here now have nearly 46,000 hubs on its various subjects.
Gender and Relationships is an evergreen topic! The 40,000 followers here now have nearly 46,000 hubs on its various subjects.
Health is a broad topic with many avenues to explore. Its 79,000 readers currently have nearly 129,000 hubs available.
Health is a broad topic with many avenues to explore. Its 79,000 readers currently have nearly 129,000 hubs available.
Home is where the heart is, and it's where 15,000 readers like to learn new things.  Chances are, there are many more topics to add to the nearly 70,000 already published.
Home is where the heart is, and it's where 15,000 readers like to learn new things. Chances are, there are many more topics to add to the nearly 70,000 already published.
Politics and Social Issues has 31,000 followers, but there are always ideas to add to the 48,000 hubs now on the site.
Politics and Social Issues has 31,000 followers, but there are always ideas to add to the 48,000 hubs now on the site.
Religion and Philosophy can be hotly debated on HubPages.  That means the topic's 26,000 followers will enjoy new additions to the 47,000 hubs they now read.
Religion and Philosophy can be hotly debated on HubPages. That means the topic's 26,000 followers will enjoy new additions to the 47,000 hubs they now read.

What if your topics have more hubs than followers?


Don't worry! Even those topics where the number of hubs considerably exceeds the number of followers have plenty of room for more hubs! A large number of hubs simply means those topics are very popular with writers as well as readers. Notice that none of the topics below are saturated to even a 10/1 ratio. There are still plenty of opportunities for writers in these areas!


Books, Literature and Writing: The nearly 99,000 hubs in this topic have about 69,000 followers. This shows there's a strong interest in the topic, as well as strong representation among writers. It should be noted that this topic has a wide variety of potential subjects; it can include poems, book reviews and short stories, but also articles on skills related to writing.





Business and Employment: In today's economy, it's no surprise that at least 48,000 readers want to follow this topic. With slightly more than 88,000 hubs published, there's material on the site but probably room for more with this popular topic.

Hubs about jobs and interview skills are quite different from hubs that address the changing business world.



Education and Science: About 58,000 people follow this topic, and the number of hubs published is only slightly higher (just over 64,000). Not bad odds, if you're writing in this field!

This is another topic category with a wide range of potential subjects. You can write about educating children or teenagers, getting into college, completing your degree later in life, or any number of education-related subjects. Science can include information about the world we live in or new trends and discoveries.






Fashion and Beauty: Another popular topic (42,000 followers), and its ever-changing dynamics mean the nearly 54,000 hubs on the subject leave room for many more to come.

If you are a fashion writer, you can write about new styles, ways to adapt old styles to new trends, fabrics, clothing construction, the history of clothing and much more.

Beauty topics include hair, make-up, skin care, body care and other subjects to help us stay healthy looking and attractive.





Food and Cooking: There are 40,000 solid readers, with nearly 49,000 hubs. As anyone who's been on the site very long knows, hubs about food are popular!

Write about recipes, preparation techniques, shopping for groceries, meal planning and much more in this category.




Gender and Relationships: A healthy 40,000 people want hubs on this topic; with not quite 46,000 articles published, the range of subjects here is nowhere near exhausted.

This is a great category for your hubs on dating, conflict resolution, romance, gender differences and other subjects that interest all of us as we meet others and form friendships.







Health: This topic has a whopping 79,000 followers, and an equally whopping 128,824 hubs to address its various subjects. While the ratio might look high, bear in mind that there aren't even two hubs for each reader, so there's still room to grow.

Health can include how to take care of yourself or your family and how to stay healthy. Medical information is another subject that might be found here.




Home: As mentioned above, this topic has quite a few hubs compared to its readership. There are 15,000 followers, with more than 69,000 hubs on the topic. That's more than a four-to-one ratio, which probably isn't bad in terms of Google Search math. It's just something to be aware of when you write and categorize your hubs.

This category covers a broad range of potential subjects for hubs, from remodeling to appliances, construction, landscaping, how-to articles and many more.



Politics and Social Issues: There are 31,000 followers for this dynamic topic, with just more than 48,000 hubs to choose from. Since this is an ever-changing topic, there is likely plenty of room for more hubs in this category.

Social issues can include poverty, discrimination, funding for various social services and other issues facing our global population.

Hubs about politics can cover current hot topics, election issues, government reform, politicians, voters' rights, political parties and more.








Religion and Philosophy: The 26,000 followers have about 47,000 hubs available on this topic. As you can see by the Forum discussions the topic prompts, many who read this topic have strong feelings on the subject.

Hubbers have written about philosophical theories as well as religious beliefs under this category.









Technology: Another topic with frequent, dynamic change. It is popular with 40,000 readers, and there are nearly 82,000 hubs available to keep them abreast of current happenings.



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The numbers are about equal for these topics

The topics below have a number of followers nearly equal to the number of hubs on the site:

Autos: There are 17,000 followers and around 19,000 hubs. This somewhat specialized topic can probably always use hubs related to skills and knowledge, as well as reviews and information about new designs and technologies.

Games, Toys and Hobbies: Almost an exact match in this subject, with 33,000 followers and about 34,000 hubs published!

Personal Finance: The topic has 49,000 followers and not quite 51,000 hubs. The changing economy and universal interest in cutting costs suggests this topic will continue to have a good readership as well as generate new articles.

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    Kelsey Elise Farrell 20 months ago from Orange County, CA

    Marcy, I'm sure I don't need to tell you (so many positive comments!) but this was a great and informative hub. Thank you for taking the time and doing the research for us!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 24 months ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks! So glad you like the information here, Paolaenergya! Hope you get some ideas from it!

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    Paola Bassanese 24 months ago from London

    Fantastic article! It should be made to be compulsory reading for any Hubpages newbie :)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Melissae - thanks for your comment here, and for reading the hub! So glad you found some helpful information here - all the best to you as you build your inventory of articles, and Happy Hubbing!

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    Melissa Reese Etheridge 2 years ago from Tennessee, United States

    This is an excellent Hub. You have given us some good information. I learned quite a bit from your article.

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    Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    You're very welcome, Marcy. It's super useful for all hubbers. We can go with the flow or against the grain in traffic. :-)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Kristen! It shows what's popular, and also what might not be adequately covered yet. Glad you like the information!

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    Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

    Great hub, Marcy. This is very useful for new and regular hubbers who need inspiration on what to write next for their hubs. Voted up!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Mary! You have a great niche if you're writing about specific breeds and tips for pet owners! I sometimes have trouble finding the right series of topics, so keep trying variations in your searches. I appreciate the votes and the share!

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    Mary Hyatt 2 years ago from Florida

    I have a tough time when I try to categorize my Hubs! The last time I looked there was no category for pets. I will check that now. I write a lot about my Min. Schnauzer and her health problems, and those Hubs do get more outside views than recipes or poems, for example.

    Great Hub with some great info. Voted UP and shared.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Peachpurple - I hope you get some ideas here that will be useful in growing your inventory of hubs!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 2 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Vocalcoach! Once we know there's a place to check data, we can use the information as we plan what to write. So glad you liked the hub, and I appreciate your comments here!

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    peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

    thanks for your useful tips and you had enlighten most of the categories very clearly.

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    Audrey Hunt 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    Very useful hub Marcy! One of the most helpful I've come across in a long time. So nice of you to share these statistics and voted up +++ and sharing.

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    Anna 2 years ago from chichester

    Voted useful etc and given the thumbs up :) thank you for the info!

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    GClark 3 years ago from United States

    DEFINITELY A THUMBS UP! Very helpful and interesting when needing a nudge to one's imagination as to what to write about.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 3 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Zarrar - so glad you like the ideas here!

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    zarrar from pakistan 3 years ago

    really good ideas easy to follow....

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    The format for those numbers has changed since I wrote the hub - the only way I've seen the number of hubs recently is to drill down by sub-topics. And I'm not sure how to easily do that. Take a look at the suggested topics on the forum (in the sticky post about rising stars). If you click on the topics mentioned in the post, there's some tiny print at the top of each listing of existing hubs that gives the sequence of topics and the number of hubs in the final topic. For example, the one on Roasted Vegetables goes from Food & Cooking to a few other topics & then to Roasted Vegetables. Not the easiest route. It's changed since I analyzed numbers (which only addressed main topics). I should clarify this in the hub. Thanks for reading and bringing that up, Yarddog!

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    Troy Yarbrough 4 years ago from Texas, USA

    Can you show me where you're getting your hub numbers? I see the followers for each topic, but I don't see the number of hubs in the category anywhere. What am I missing?

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Ceres! Welcome to HubPages - so glad to meet you here. Absolutely, if you write what you're passionate about, you can't go wrong. I wish you the best here on the site - and I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

    This is an interesting and useful hub especially for new hubbers like me who are still learning the ropes on HubPages. Thanks for the info. It would be great to write for the popular topics that get lots of followers but I think it's also great to write about topics that you know and love to write about.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Hikapo! It means a lot to me that this has helped you and other great Hubbers here. I appreciate your letting me know! Best of luck with your writing!

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    Seet 4 years ago from California

    Hey Marcy, you have NO IDEA how this is helping me so much. THANKS!!!! :D

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Blond Logic! (By the way, I totally covet your username!!) - yes, check the numbers and see what looks like it could use more Hub Juice on the site. Glad you like the information here!

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    Mary Wickison 4 years ago from Brazil

    I never thought of doing that. What a great idea. I have changed categories on my hubs on a few but it may be a good idea to recheck them. What a good place to start the search for topics. There is always something new to learn.

    Thanks

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, VocalCoach! Thank you for your very kind words! It's fun to see the numbers - glad you enjoyed it!

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    Audrey Hunt 4 years ago from Nashville Tn.

    What a marvelous and helpful hub you've written Marcy. Great information. I enjoyed the statics and numbers. Thank you for all your effort and time put into this!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, VvanNess! Thanks so much for the enthusiastic feedback - I'm glad you found the hub useful!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Lol! Gosh - thanks for the HOTD vote! So glad you like the hub, Baja! Hope to read your travel hubs soon (I'm ready for a trip!).

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    Bajazid 4 years ago from Sarajevo, Bosnia

    Good and educational hub for me. I am happy that my favorite topic has enough place for new hubs, because I have a lot to write about travel and places.

    Thanks for info and advices, for me this is the Hub of the Day :)

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    Victoria Van Ness 4 years ago from Prescott Valley

    Wow! What a great Hub! You really nailed exactly what people on this site are looking for! I really loved the specific numbers and statistics regarding each topic, the readers it had and the articles related.

    This should really help me to focus on what to write about along with the rest of us! Thank you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Georgialgal! Welcome to HubPages! You will enjoy the community here - so glad you're part of the group now. I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    Mrs Clark 4 years ago from United States

    Great information! I can see you spent a lot of time and energy on this. Thanks so much for helping this "newbie". Hope your day is wonderful~

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much, Shll1978! It's pretty interesting to see what people have chosen to follow here, compared to how many hubs cover those topics. So glad you like the hub!

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    Shil1978 4 years ago

    I love the way you've gone about organizing this hub - easy to read and to the point. Personally, I've written about subjects that I can connect with. I usually start a hub and then go about finding out which topic it falls within before hitting the publish button.

    However, I can see how useful an introduction to the various topics can be to someone who is not sure about what he/she should write about. Exploring the topics should throw up some ideas and result in a few hubs! Great work with this hub - thanks for sharing!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    So glad you are liking it here - and yes, it's a great community. The staff is also a great group. Hope you have a wonderful time writing here, and success with all your hubs - I think you'll enjoy the site!

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    Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank you, Marcy Goodfleisch for welcoming me on Hubpages. I find that writiers here are so kind and helpful too.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, seanorjohn! I appreciate your comments and votes!

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    seanorjohn 4 years ago

    Great work marcy.Drilling down to exploit this connection between followers versus Hubs is a great idea. Voted up

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, llesl - welcome to the site! So glad you got some ideas here, and I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    Linda Bryen 4 years ago from United Kingdom

    Thank you, Marcy Goodfleish for a very useful and interesting hub. It helps me a lot as I am still finding my way around here.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Kiki! Many thanks for reading and letting me know you like the information here. I love your username, BTW - a dear friend of mine is called 'Kiki' by her granddaughter.

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    kikibruce 4 years ago from New York

    thanks for the helpful information.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Theophanes! It was an eye-opener for me, too. Hope you get some ideas from it!

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    Theophanes 4 years ago from New England

    I never thought to look at the amount of followers verses the number of Hubs in any given category. Thanks for the helpful tip!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Lol! Thanks, Crystal - you're probably right! But, if it helps people be successful here, I'm thrilled that the hub may have played a part in it! I know some have started researching the data in topics to get a feel for the market and its saturation.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, bridalletter - yes, sometimes those numbers seem like a mystery. They can be helpful, though, in shaping what we do with our accounts here.. I've deleted things as well - I like poetry, but I do not want to publish it here; it helps streamline my account and make it more focused to pare things down.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much for reading and sharing, Suzie! Glad it's helpful to you!

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    Crystal Tatum 4 years ago from Georgia

    A very helpful hub, Marcy. I predict that there will be an upsurge in hubs about some of these topics you've spotlighted here!

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    Brenda Kyle 4 years ago from Blue Springs, Missouri, USA

    I have noticed some of those numbers under the categories I follow. It is interesting and a nice idea to add to the heavier visited areas. I know I have looked more at my existing hubs and deleted a few that just are not an interest for people. A few I realized were to much of a personal experience, so I emphasised the the items that appeal to more readers by placing them at the top of the hub. It is amazing what you learn on here! Thank you for sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Suzie! I'm glad you got some ideas here! I think I need to massage some of mine, too. These topics are what puts hubs on the front page of the topics section (where we can 'Explore' topics). So it's even more important to align them with the right topic. Who knew ?

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    Suzanne Ridgeway 4 years ago from Dublin, Ireland

    Hi Marcy,

    What a really interesting hub here! I learnt so many new and interesting things thanks so much for compiling this. I need to revise my titles being in the right headers for sure. I have been finding that a niche for me through the AP has been homemade skincare products which is not flooded with articles either (under Fashion & Beauty) so it definitely makes sense to place work in the correct place.

    great research Marcy, thanks again!

    Voted up, useful, interesting, shared.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, MM! Welcome to HubPages! We do have a friendly community here; you'll like them - and you'll make great friends here. So glad the hub was helpful to you; I look forward to reading your work!

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    Danielle 4 years ago from Oklahoma

    Thank You so much for this list. This has been really help as I am new to Hubpages and still getting acclimated with the topics. I have been a mom blogger for years but have decided to branch out and try hubpages so seeing what the territory looks like is nice.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much, MissJamie - and best of luck in your writing here!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, CT92 - Many thanks! Glad you liked it!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Bizna - Welcome to the site! Wow - you are already very productive; great work! I'm glad you liked the hub, and I look forward to reading your work here!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Anthony! Good luck with your writing goals here - and I hope this information gives you some ideas! Thank you for dropping by and commenting!

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    MissJamieD 4 years ago from Minnes-O-ta

    This is wonderful information to have, thank you so much!!

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    4 years ago from Denmark

    Fun and helpful hub! Thanks for the information, and it was very well written.

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    JUDITH OKECH 4 years ago from NAIROBI - KENYA

    Thank you for this information. Am just over two weeks old here with only 10 published hubs which i wrote just from the blues. At least i have learnt something new.

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    Anthony Binks 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

    Great useful information, thanks very much for the hub.

    I am a bit stuck on what to right and need a bit of direction, this information will help me push on with something new.

    Thanks again.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Welcome to the site, Heidi! So glad to see you here, and I look forward to reading your work. We have a great community on the site - I hope you enjoy it!

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    Heidi Boles 4 years ago

    This helps me know which directions to go in as a newbie on HubPages. Thanks for the insight!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Sheri Faye - welcome to HubPages! In addition to any help you might get from this hub (and thanks for that comment), check out the Learning Center on the site. You should see it on the drop-down menu when you click on your name. There's a ton of excellent information there about making your hubs searchable and other tips to help you succeed. Best of luck! I look forward to reading your work!

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    Sheri Dusseault 4 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

    Hi Marcy,

    I am a newbie and have tons to learn here...(almost overwhelming!) and this is very useful advice. Thank you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Radmasters! There's even more data if you drill down into the subsets of each category.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, James - so glad you found this interesting. I'd love to hear how the data compares with your own experience, once you check that out. Thanks for your comments!

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    ib radmasters 4 years ago from Southern California

    Interesting information in this hub.

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    JamesPoppell 4 years ago

    Hi, Marcy - Thank you for sharing this information. I find it very interesting to compare the number of followers with actual hubs written on any given topic. I will be checking these numbers often.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Cyndi - I hope the information here helps our colleagues on the site. It's interesting to see what people have 'signed up' to read! Thanks for reading and sharing.

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    Cynthia B Turner 4 years ago from Georgia

    Thanks for sharing your solid research. Well presented in a way that makes the information useful to all of us. I certainly never thought of assessing the topics to hub ratio.

    Voted up and useful. Sharing especially for anyone new to Hubpages.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Maria - that's a very interesting observation! I wonder if HP should consider tweaking the categories here? I sometimes find there's not a good fit for every topic I write about. Thanks for dropping by!

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    Maria Cecilia 4 years ago from Philippines

    I like this hub, it reminds me so much of myself when I was just thinking whether I will join hubpages or not thinking that writing here is not my type or style of writing....I decided to join thinking of writing about things that interest me, and now after 2 years, writing for HP became a habit...I am glad that most of my favorite topics are almost one of the leads example pets and animals, entertainment and media, foods, travel and places, but I have a question how about restaurants ? I have observed my "dining-in hubs are my most trending hubs, one even reached 100 hub score? again thanks this hub will serve a lead to all of us...

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Jainismus - Those are kind words, but I also give HubPages a lot of credit for having a robust system here that helps us learn and manage our own content production! Thanks so much for reading and commenting!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Thelma! The data does give us a picture of what readers want here - hope it's helpful to you!

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    Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

    You wrote: It's easy to find the number of followers and hubs on each topic. .....

    But the credit goes to you because you discovered it. Thank you for sharing all this.

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    Thelma Alberts 4 years ago from Germany

    Wow! Awesome! Thanks for sharing this information. I have to check my hubs right away. Well done. Voted up and shared;-)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Bodylevive - I hope you find some interesting facts when you check your titles and categories! It is important to have hubs categorized properly, and you can indeed change that information while in the edit mode. Best of luck, and thanks for commenting here!

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    BODYLEVIVE 4 years ago from Alabama, USA

    Excellent! I will take a look at mine. I like to write about sports but I only write about the Tide because that's my team. My two dogs mean everything to me and I write about them also. Other things I write about if something has happened or the such. I love music from back in the day and I write about those artists also. I could go on but I'll give your eyes a rest. Many thanks to you on this hub. I truly enjoyed reading it and I do have a wake up call to check my own.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Ninasvoice! So glad you found the hub helpful - I hope it gives you ideas for some great hubs!

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    Ninasvoice 4 years ago from England

    Very useful and interesting hub! Thank for sharing. I loved the inspirational quotes video clip too.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    You, too!

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    Pat Materna 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    Daahh .. didn't think about saving the link... that's just too easy ... It must be true that thing are bigger in Texas .. and that includes folks brains !!! :)

    Accessing my comments through my acct pg I did not know about either.

    Thanks so much for all your help!! Hava great weekend!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    There used to be a bookmark feature, but they discontinued it earlier this year. I think the usage may not have been as high as needed to keep maintaining it, and also, they have made numerous changes to the site & added new features, so I'm sure they had to make room for new things.

    Your comments are available through your account page, though, and you can find hubs you liked that way. Also, some people have created a document in their computers to save links to hubs they like.

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    Pat Materna 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    Thanks, I will try that .. ..

    Do you know if there's a way to save certain Hubs to a file on the site??

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Glad to help! There are two versions of it (once you click on it) - the default version has sliders where you can rate hubs on various things, and the 'classic' version (which was the one used up until a few months ago), has buttons for 'up,' 'down' and things like 'useful,' 'funny,' etc. You can experiment to see which you prefer. The classic version is accessed through a small link at the top of the shaded box on the left side of the Hopper screen.

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    Pat Materna 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    Marcy.. thanks for the tips.. Did not know exactly what the Hub Hopper was .. I'll check it out.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    It does take a while to get followers, and to form your own 'community' here - just keep reading and commenting on hubs, and be sure to go on the Hub Hopper and review other hubs. It's a great way to meet people. The forum and the Q&A section are also great places. Good luck!

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    Pat Materna 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    I've done a 13 hubs so far. I usually write about my life. I didn't join to make a lot of money, rather than as an incentive to do something I've always wanted to do. People that have been on the receiving end of some of letters and stories in the past have always said I should persue writing. So, I thought, hey I'm not getting any younger.

    The whole Hubpage community is good to be a part of. I do need to find out how to improved my readership though. I'll be glad to hear from you when you get a chance to read some of stories.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, PaisleyGal - welcome to HubPages - you will enjoy this great community! I look forward to reading your hubs, and my thanks for reading and commenting here!

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    Pat Materna 4 years ago from Memphis, Tennessee, USA

    Good hub with good info. Very useful stuff. I relatively new all this, about 2 months and always learning new things.

    Thanks much! Voted up1

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 4 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Littlemarkiesmom - thanks for your comments; I'm glad you enjoyed the hub! I found that entire section on the site to be very informative. You can also drill down to more granular information within each topic - it's a great little peek at what people are interested in reading! Best of luck in your writing!

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    littlemarkiesmom 4 years ago from The hot, humid South

    Great hub with really useful information!

    I'm trying to decide which websites I should use for my different niches and this was a huge help. Thanks! :)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Sharyn - I'm so glad you like the hub! Thanks for reading, and thank you for your comments; I hope these ideas are helpful!

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    Sharon Smith 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

    Wow, thank you for pulling all of this together. Absolute food for thought as I am contemplating which direction I am heading with my writing. Thank you so much!

    Sharyn

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, alloporus - thanks so much for reading and commenting; I'm glad you like the hub! You're right; we may be preaching to the choir in a few cases! I hope the information here is helpful to your writing goals - welcome to the site!

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    alloporus 5 years ago

    Thanks Marcy, I think it is really hard to pick the best category for each Hub idea. For example, when I write on environmental issues it may not be the environmental people that would get the most out of reading the Hub - they probably already know what I'm going to say! Your tips were really helpful and I'll certainly use them to try to find new readers.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Lisa - I'm so glad you found the hub helpful! There are so many things to learn here; this was one I stumbled on just by exploring the site a bit. Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Lisa Brown 5 years ago from Michigan

    Marcy,

    This hub is great. I haven't looked at my writing in this way before. Now, I will. I will also come back to this hub again. There's so much information here. I'm voting up.

    Thank you,

    Lisa

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks for your comment, Peggy - I hope you get some ideas here!

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    Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

    Thanks for this information. I have never clicked on the Explore button to find these kind of statistics. Very interesting! Voted up, interesting and useful.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Viquar - I hope the information here is useful for you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Habee - I'm so glad you like the hub!

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    Holle Abee 5 years ago from Georgia

    You've provided some great tips here - for newbies and "old timers"! lol. Voted up!

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    viquar 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India

    I was searching google to find what are the most popular topics on Hubpages and this hub was the first in the list, and I think, it well deserves the first position. Thanks for sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Lenzy - thanks for stopping by - so glad you found the hub helpful!

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    Lenzy 5 years ago from Arlington, Texas

    This is a very helpful hub. I had no idea about any of the ratios of writers and readers of different hub topics. Thank you for the deligent work in figuring this all out. Lenzy

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Gals - I love your HubNugget write-ups, by the way!

    I'm so glad you like the hub, and I hope it gives people ideas on what to write about.

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    Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

    Marcy, great information and explanation of the hub categories. Up and useful.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Raciniwa! I hope it is useful to you!

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    raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

    now, this is a good topic that entails a lot of followers for this is engaging...a good hub Marcy...

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Talullah - thanks so much for reading and for your nice comments! There is a wealth of information in the numbers given with each topic. I'm so glad you like the hub!

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    Talullah 5 years ago from SW France

    A lot of work has gone into this comprehensive hub, and the advice is great!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thank you, PrairiePrincess - I am so glad you like the information here. I'm excited by it, too - I want to research the topics I write about and compare the numbers. Take a look at the numbers for subtopics, too!

    Thanks for commenting here!

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    Sharilee Swaity 5 years ago from Canada

    Wow, Marcy, this is a brilliant analysis. I never would have thought of comparing those two figures and it really makes sense. It's good to know that some of favourite topics to write about (family and pets)are good ones. I really enjoyed this and want to share it, too. Great work!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Caseworker! I know how it feels to have an idea or urge to write but to keep trying to let it form fully before you can start. Thanks very much for reading and commenting!

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    CASE1WORKER 5 years ago from UNITED KINGDOM

    An excellent hub, made me think a little more about what to write-sometimes, like today, I want to do something different but am really not sure what to do

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for reading and commenting, Lyn - I'm so glad you found the hub helpful!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, stugod - I appreciate your comments here.

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    Lyn.Stewart 5 years ago from Auckland, New Zealand

    I have noticed the numbers often for the topics but have never thought about how that could be used so thanks.

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    Stuart Goddard 5 years ago from Bradford

    I more or less got tired of trying to get the message out about Computer aided design. The Mickey Mouse economies that were the so called consumer based economies were in fact a load of nonsense. One day soon people will have to realise that you must make products for people to buy and they must be affordable. You can sell anything at the right price. Better sign off before I start ranting..

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks for reading and commenting, InternetGeek - I hope you find some ideas from the data!

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    Nizam Khan 5 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

    This is such an amazing and wonderful Hub. You have provided some great source of information. This is really motivational and useful. Thanks and voted up :)

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Wow - great timing, Thundermom! I'm so glad you found the hub helpful! Thanks so much for reading and for letting me know about that!

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    Catherine Taylor 5 years ago from Canada

    So helpful, I was just about to start on a new hub and this really helped me find some direction.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for the kind words, Robie! Can't wait to see where inspiration leads you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for your comments (times two!) - I'm not sure what the cyber glitch was, but I am glad you liked the hub, GoodLady!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    I'm so glad you found the hub useful, Bldg an Architect! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Roberta Kyle 5 years ago from Central New Jersey

    What a great inspiration this hub is and very timely for me--I'm shopping around for new inspiration and here you are with a whole load of it for me-- thanks as always Marcy

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    Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

    Just wrote a comment (about 15 mins ago), thanking you for your very helpful index and information, but it is not here! How bizarre.

    Thank you anyway. Will save more words for other Hubs. Voting up!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks for your comments, cebutouristspot! I think this is one way to see what current readers want here. It can be used with other SEO methods to help writers target a population sector not served as well as others, perhaps.

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    Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

    I quickly moved a Hub (whilst reading your list) from one category to another, hopefully where I will find more readers, as a result of your index/breakdown - such helpful Hub information! Thank you.

    I also had an idea for another Hub! So I checked your list and discovered it was in the 'Home' category, which has more Hubs then readers, so I will rethink the information so it can go somewhere with better Hub-needing figures. Thanks so much. Just wish I could bookmark!

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    Bldg an Architect 5 years ago

    This is a fantastic idea! It's a different spin on choosing a topic from using keyword research. These are certainly topics to consider. Thanks!

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    cebutouristspot 5 years ago from Cebu

    This is a very interesting hub you have written. People who are after traffic should read this article and I believe it will help them :) Thanks for sharing

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks for reading and for the kind comments, MissE! I hope there are some good ideas here for the great topics you write!

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    MissE 5 years ago from Texas

    Wow! You're hubs are well written and so very informative. So happy to follow you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Nell - I hope you find ways to tweak the little things that can make a difference in traffic. Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

    What great information! And yes I do agree that maybe sometimes we put our hubs in the wrong topic, or sub topic, I am going to go back and take a look now, and thanks for the amazing work you did on this, so helpful! voted across the board!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Tim! Thanks so much for your generous comments here; I am honored to be included with the other Texas writers you mentioned - they're so talented!

    I'm so glad you like the hub, and I hope it gives you ways to research the best way to approach your topics!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    You are very kind, Time Traveler! I think we all know things in different areas, that's why I love reading hubs from everyone else on this site! Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

    Just awakening, 3pm from working into the wee morning hours, this article is astonding. So, simple is the logic. A treasure for sure. Having rapid thoughts about now, I bookmarked this article under Hubapages Market Research - Texas Gals and their Intel. Along with Miss Olive, Homestead bound, and a few others who's names allude me now, along with some authors not hubpages authors, I have a plethora of information. Now, just what am I going to do with it all time will tell. Maybe a hub one day. No assumptions made, but that file is the largest of my '____ Gals' files for writing and market research intel.

    I apologize for the type and length of comment, yet I felt I wanted you to know I do appreciate your contributions as well as many others.

    Tim

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    TIMETRAVELER2 5 years ago

    People like you seem to know so much more than people like me! That's why I love reading your hubs! I'm off to go "exploring".

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, tsmog! I hope these prove useful for you - and I so appreciate your comments!

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    Tim Mitchell 5 years ago from Escondido, CA

    Awesome. Simply Awesome and Thank You Marcy!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    I'm picturing you on a treadmill or stationary bicycle, Milionaire Tips - don't wear yourself out! Many thanks for reading and commenting - I will watch for your hubs!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much for your comments, Molometer! I think there are many ways to mine this data to help us refine our topics and better target them. So glad you like the hub!

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    Shasta Matova 5 years ago from USA

    What a wonderful list of ideas - now for sure I will never run out. I need to write faster, much faster!

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    molometer 5 years ago

    What an excellent hub on the inner dynamics of this fascinating hub world.

    I almost by accident re-categorized a couple of hubs a few months back and saw a rise in traffic from hubpages.

    I meant to look into it but got sidetracked as is my usual default setting :)

    This hub makes so much sense. I have been wondering how to get some decent information, this hub does it in spades.

    Well done Marcy voted up and all the buttons Sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks so much for you comments, poowool - I'm glad you are blessed with great inspiration! I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    poowool5 5 years ago from here in my house

    I second DeborahNeyens comment...just can't write fast enough or find the hours in the day! However, I didn't know this important tip for choosing topics...this is really helpful. Will go and check it out now. Thanks Marcy!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    So, true, Deborah - once the ideas start coming, they never stop! I'm looking for that special clock that adds hours, too - let me know if you find one! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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    Deborah Neyens 5 years ago from Iowa

    Interesting! I never thought to check the numbers of hubs vs. number of followers before. I never have a shortage of things to write about for hubs. My list of potential hub topics gets longer every day. I just wish I had more hours in the day to write about them!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Angie - I'm so glad you found the hub helpful! You can get even more information if you look at the subtopics. Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Angie Jardine 5 years ago from Cornwall, land of the eternally youthful mind ...

    Hi Marcy ... very useful hub so voted up as such.

    I've been on HP for over a year and still didn't realise I could do such an analysis. Thank you very much.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, brave warrior! I know how the limited time feels; I'm so very glad this information is helpful to you! Thanks for your comments!

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    Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

    Wow, Marcy! Thanx for doing the research! HubPages has so much to offer; I wasn't aware of the "where to find the numbers" technique. I, having limited time to write, due to a full time job and certain lifestyle changes in my life at the present, have resulted in a lapse in my posts. I have a plethora of material and these tips will help me in the future. Thank you so much!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Fred - I'm so very glad you found the hub helpful! Welcome to HubPages, and I look forward to reading your hubs. Thanks, again, for reading and commenting!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Jackie -thanks for your great feedback; I'm so glad you like the hub!

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    Fred Smedley 5 years ago from Devon, United Kingdom

    Marcy, thanks again for another fantastic hub. It's a terrific help to an HP 'newbie' like me who's trying to find his way around.

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    Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

    Thanks I will bookmark this for some thought. I am sure we can all come away with many different representations on the same articles. I am getting ideas already! Again, thanks!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thank you, Ruchira - I'm so glad you like the hub, and I appreciate your comments here!

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    Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

    Marcy you are a true genius and your hubs always speak volume of your talent n intellect. Found this hub very resourceful an voting it up.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, El Ray - I'm so glad the hub is timely and useful for you! Many thanks for reading and commenting!

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    El Ray 5 years ago

    Marcy I was just thinking/wondering about how to determine what topics are popular here on HubPages! So I thank you for creating this very helpful hub article and sharing this information with us. Voted this hub Up + useful!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thank you, homesteadbound! I'm glad you like the hub - I truly hope it helps people get ideas on what to write!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, teaches - I am so happy the information is helping everyone!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, cynthtggt - I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Thank you!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Ardie, we love your banana poetry. Really, we do! Hey - there's a market for that, too - as alocsin mentioned above, we can also get info on subtopics. I didn't take the hub that far, but it certainly would be interesting to explore! Thanks for commenting!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    It's amazing to see that there are still topics not fully tapped, isn't it, Austinstar? Also - these are only the follower numbers. Many others read topics but aren't signed up to follow. Thanks for commenting here!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    So glad you like the hub, njames306 - and thanks for your comments!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Chin chin! I'm so glad it's helpful information for you!!!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Cardisa (and I love your stick figure! I smile every time I see it!) - I'm glad you liked the hub, and I appreciate your comments!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, alocsin - I'm so glad you like the hub (especially since you're one of the site's resident experts on data!). I didn't feel there was space to drill down further (maybe I should mention that, though). I'd love to see any hubs you can create to further the discussion; since you're so great with charts & graphs! Thanks for reading and commenting here!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, sandrabusby! Let me know if you see opportunities here!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Jenubouka! I hope you find some niche areas for your hubs! I appreciate your comments here!

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    Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

    This is helpful and provides information I was seeking on what is popular on hubpages and the net. Thanks for doing all the leg work for us and providing helpful tips on the "numbers". As always, you have given us another strong and interesting hub. Voted up.

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    cynthtggt 5 years ago from New York, NY

    Thanks for sharing. Great info here. I voted up.

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    Sondra 5 years ago from Neverland

    Excellent info Marcy! It seems that my Hubs back up your findings and the numbers too. My health/medical Hubs, my parenting Hubs, and my gender/relationship Hubs bring in most of my traffic. Yet I still insist on writing poems about bananas...oh well hahah Just kidding. I am bookmarking this Hub for later ref :) Thanks!

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    Austinstar 5 years ago from Somewhere in the universe

    Wow, thanks for the research data! I'll be sure to follow these tips. My biggest category is health. I have written a few hubs in that category, but obviously not enough.

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    Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

    This is truly and awesome hub. A whole lot of work went into this hub, and this info will benefit many. Thanks so much!

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    njames306 5 years ago

    This is very useful information, thanks for sharing :)

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    Chin chin 5 years ago from Philippines

    Love the information in this hub. Now, I know which topics are popular and which ones I could write about. Thanks.

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    Carolee Samuda 5 years ago from Jamaica

    Marcy, this is great stats. This will help people to decide on which categories to publish in more often.

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    alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA

    I knew about the Explore button but had no idea about the followers information. Excellent discovery and analysis. You can also find the same information for the subtopics. Voting this Up and Awesome.

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    Sandra Busby 5 years ago from Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

    You've done it again. I found information that I didn't know existed -- and inspiration as well. Thanks for SHARING. Sandra Busby

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    jenubouka 5 years ago

    I like this angle on topics when thinking about a new hub to write, very awesome, and ingenious Marcy! Never thought to look at those numbers.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    I'm glad you liked the hub, Biz! Thank you for reading and commenting!

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    Christabel Evans 5 years ago from England, UK

    Thanks for sharing this. These are great topic ideas to check out.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Hi, Suzanno - I'm glad the hub is timely for you! Thank you for reading and commenting; I hope you get some ideas from it!

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    tesslyn suzanne 5 years ago from kerala, India

    Great job. i was searching the answer for this question. thanks for helping me out!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Incomeguru - I'm glad you enjoyed the hub!

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    Oyewole Folarin 5 years ago from Lagos

    Great and clever information! The topic that interest me most now is 'fashion and beauty' because it is really working for me on HP.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Rajan! I'm so glad you found the hub useful! As with you, I need to go through my categories and check to see if they're properly selected. Thank you for your comments!

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    Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

    Very interesting hub. Thanks to you I now know these where to find these stats, I always wondered about, and how to analyse them. As one never short on hub ideas rather time, it still surprised me to see that 67% of people share this view.

    I just need to go over my hubs to check if they are properly categorised.

    Voted up, interesting, useful and awesome analysis.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Billy! It was very interesting to research, by the way, and I learned a lot. I didn't try to drill deeper than the basic topic titles, though. Thank you for reading and commenting!

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    Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

    Well that was very interesting. Thanks for doing the research on that Marcy. Very informative and helpful!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, Paul - I appreciate your comments, and I'm glad you like the hub! Thank you fro the share!

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    Paul Richard Kuehn 5 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

    An excellent article! In looking at my own hubs, I see that my hubs on the teaching of moral values to children, a hybrid of education and science and family and parenting, have many more hits than others. Articles on the teaching of vocabulary are also popular. Voted up and I am sharing.

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Thanks, Anamika - I like to write about things that interest me, too (either because I have studied them, or I'm curious about them). I did learn long ago to research and tackle subjects that weren't all that important to me, and that was great experience, too! Thanks for reading and commenting!

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    Marcy Goodfleisch 5 years ago from Planet Earth

    Many thanks, TheInspiredLife! I hope the information helps you decide the best topics for your new career here! Welcome to the site - I look forward to reading your hubs!

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    Anamika S 5 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    That's a good analysis! Personally, I prefer to write on topics I know and enjoy. I am quite passionate about metaphysics and like to write hubs on them. Relationships is another topic which interests me. Interesting Hub, Voted up!

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    TheInspiredLife 5 years ago from North Carolina

    This is great information, especially for new hub writers like myself who don't know these little tricks for finding the numbers! Thank you for sharing, voting up.

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