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How To Write Hubs That Score 100 - Don't Ask ME!
Today, March 31st, 2009...
is a red-letter, circle-it-on-the-calendar day! Two of my hubs are at 100! Woohoo! This isn't the first time my pennings have scored 100, but the first (that I know of) that two hubs reached the magic number at the same time. Double woohoo!
The blue "down" arrows make me giggle. If 100 is the highest score a hub can get, where else can it go but down? Hello...
Okay, I'm not a total ninny...I "get" that the down arrow also means visits are dropping... So before the scores return to double digits, I hop over to Best Hubs...
Woohoo again! My "Siting A House" hub is the very first one!! Right above one of pgrundy's! Be still my heart! (If only my desk could look like the one in Pam's hub... sigh...) My other 100 hub is farther down the page, but still on Page One! YES!!!
But I have a confession to make...
Before I break an arm patting myself on the back and you upchuck from all my woohooing (which you have every right to do about now), I must tell you...
I haven't the foggiest idea how to write hubs that'll score 100.
With the exception of the "Legalize marijuana" hub, my highest-scoring hubs have been written as "throwaways". Hubs I didn't expect (or ever dream) would be hits.
Case in point: the Sarah Palin hub. It landed in my head during a brief period of consciousness a week into a Cold-From-Haedes, when I was certain I was at death's door and much too sick to write brilliant political satire. After clicking "publish", I crawled back to bed for another week. What you see below - a screen shot taken today - is the lowest it's ever been in relation to my other hubs.
But that will change. It always does. This is - until the Wasilla Barbie totally ceases to be newsworthy - what HubLand calls an "ever green" hub. Hubs about frequently-googled national or world figures, or a topic of general interest, such as health and financial issues, or the environment. I don't have to read a newspaper or watch the news to know when ol' Sarah has made the news again. When she does, the score of that hub rises.
But I'd starve as a write-for-pay freelancer. Writing on a subject picked by a client is not my forte. Nor is having a deadline. Too stressful. Stress gives me writers' block. So I write about what interests me. For the sheer pleasure of putting words to paper. (Okay...and for the "applause" if others happen to enjoy my musings.)
But if you came here looking for secrets to writing "hot" hubs, I don't have them. Sorry. I don't write with Google page rank in mind...most of my hubs don't even have videos or RSS feeds...about all I know about the revered SEO (search engine optimization) is to put keywords from the title in the first paragraph at least two times (three is better). That's it.
Now I'm going to go uncork a bottle of sparkling cider and yell "WOO HOO!!" - again - but really loud this time! Cheers!