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What value do hub pages questions add?
Hub Pages never do anything without a reason. Questions add value to hub Pages and the writers who are lovingly called hubbers who write on the platform. When I first joined you had to go to the forum area to ask a question. This did work however many people who joined around the same time I did, chose not visit the forums.
When hub pages realized many of the writers would not visit the forums they needed a way to introduce writers to each other. Writers who comment and share hubs to social networks add value to the hubs in a search engines eyes. This made it necessary to find another way to bring writers together. Hub pages used questions and making the wall the first thing we see when we log in, as a way to bring as many together as possible.
Seems like less questions
It does seem like there are less questions lately. The questions which have being asked this month in most cases have garnered more interest at least for me. When I first signed in today to look for a blog to share, it seemed like I had to go a long way to find one.
Most of what I saw on the wall were questions and writers replies to them. My question is; are the questions being asked now in reality better than having a lot asked? It seems to me like the questions lately have been simpler to respond to. There were many questions in the past that I lacked information to respond to.
They actually work in at least three positive ways. Below each question, somewhere, you will see "Write a hub about it." Some people actually find inspiration in questions. If you write a blog it is linked to the question making it possible for more writers to find it. They also put the writer’s nickname of those who reply and link to their profile on the wall.
We also see them as a teaching tool. If you want an answer to create interest for other readers you have to make your first two sentences count. This is the same thing that should be done for the summary and the opening paragraph of a hub. I am not sure about hub pages, for websites the summaries are not searched. It is however what a person searching for your hub is going to see first. If you can’t create interest in these few sentences they are going to pass you by.
Where is hub pages summary writer located?
Let me add this, if you are new and don’t know where the summary is located. The word summary on the right as your creating your hub can be clicked. This is where the summary goes. Remember even though search engines don’t use summaries your keywords should be there. People searched you keywords to find you so to create interest use them.
Added benefit; everyone can use practice
Practice makes perfect. The more practice you get writing sentences which create interest, the more people will view your work. None of us can be perfect, however we can be constantly improving.
Most people write to share their wisdom with others. What value is your hub if only a few people can find it? If I have answered the question what is the value of Hub pages questions my job for today is done.
My work it seems wasn't done. For more on Hub Pages questions please feel free to follow the link below.
This is an inside link we believe will be of value
- Do you come up with a question a day?
Listing of the answers to the question: Do you come up with a question a day?
Have you answered Questions on Hub Pages
Did you see a higher number of page visits from other hubbers after you answered a question?
© September 12, 2012 1:10 PM CDT Dennis Thorgesen aka “wheelinallover” on Hub Pages