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Which topics work best in attracting visitors on hubpages?

Updated on October 9, 2010


In my opinion, recipes, tips on writing, kids, pets, and anything to do with the internet seem to get the most traffic. For me, I read topics that deal more with the essence of being a good person, how to handle life situations, recipes, pets, and occasionally political topics.

I believe you should certainly write about things you know and things that can benefit someone. For anything else you have an interest in, but not too much knowledge about, put out a request on that topic. Depending on what you're asking, requests also seem to generate quite a bit of traffic.

Some of the things I've written that I thought should get a good response, didn't, yet others I didn't feel so great about seem to have gotten a better response than anticipated.

Just keep writing and you'll find your niche. Good luck!



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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi Anonymous,

      Welcome to HP!  Even though I offered these ideas, I find myself feeling stuck as well.  It's not to say things don't cross my mind, but often they are fleeting, and if I do manage to think about it more than a minute or two, It seems to stop with one or two sentences :)

      One thing I have found that does seem to work for me is, when I have an idea and can only think of a few things about the topic, I'll select publish a hub and start writing the few sentences.  Many times, once I've started the actual process, I think gee, now I have a beginning of a hub, and seemingly from out of nowhere more ideas come.

      It's also been suggested to carry a notebook with you at all times, and jot down your inspirations as they occur.

      In any case, good luck and don't give up :)

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      Anonymous 8 years ago from Grandview

      Thanks a lot.

      I have been a member for quite awhile but am just now getting into the swing of things. It is really hard for me to think of topics.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      LOL muley,

      Now that I've been here quite a while, I certainly have noticed that anything to do with the body, sexual or otherwise, seems to get a great deal of comments.  I admit I don't read many spiritual, techie or political things.  As far as spiritual and political, there's tons of activity out on the forums for those, as I'm sure you know.  I stay away from there because almost always it goes off topic, and people have such rigid ideas about either topic that it turns into a mud-slinging rant, rather than intelligent conversation.

      That said, perhaps I'd be safer to read a hub on those topics, even though I am not well versed in the three I mentioned.

      But, I like your idea and I look forward to reading 'Son of Big Butts' LOL.

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      Michael A Muehleisen 8 years ago from Miami,FL

      I never have any idea which of my topics will attract the most readers. Some of my best spiritual pieces attract very little interest, while "Big Butts" has had almost 500 views! Maybe I should consider writing "Son of Big Butts". lol

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      trish1048 9 years ago


      Your hubs were good, and I posted comments on both, but the comment for the kitty hub didn't show up, and I tried it twice! grrrrrrrr



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      RUTHIE17 9 years ago

      Patty--just found you again! We have to quit meeting like this!

      I agree--write about something you're interested in and write it like you're talking on the phone with a friend or visiting over tea and cookies. The more natural you sound the better. One other thing--check that spelling!!

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      crazykitty08 9 years ago

      I found your information quite helpful since I am new at this. Any ideas I can read and get a good response to is great for me I have never written anything before,this is my first try at wrting any kind of article. Thanks for the info Trish,stop by and check out my two hubs and tell me what you think and maybe give me some advice on how to improve for the next hub.thanks again.Oh and I love the picture of your fur baby,I have 3 of my own

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      trish1048 9 years ago

      Hi Zsuzsy,,

      thanks for the compliment :)

      Hi Mary,

      Yes, I certainly do find it a challenge. One good thing I've discovered is that this 'hubbing' is keeping the cobwebs in my brain at bay!

      Thanks for the kind words,


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      Mary K Weinhagen 9 years ago from Minnesota, usa, Planet Earth

      It is fascinating to discover which things 'take off' and seem to interest the greatest number of people. Guess that's part of the FUN! ;-)

      Thanks for your insights, Trish

      I appreciate you!~~Mary K

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      Zsuzsy Bee 9 years ago from Ontario/Canada

      Great hub Trish.

      regards Zsuzsy

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      trish1048 9 years ago

      Thanks for the comments.


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      donnaleemason 9 years ago from North Dakota, USA

      Good thoughts Trish.


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      Susan Keeping 9 years ago from Kitchener, Ontario

      Thanks for the hints. Also writing about topics that are in the news is good.

      Someone else suggested that if something is going to be on Oprah, it would get you lots of traffic to write a hub about that topic.