exclusive titles

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  1. mary615 profile image82
    mary615posted 11 years ago

    I don't understand the Exclusive Titles:  I just checked a subject I am interested in.  I get a title for a Hub that I have already written!  I thought the idea was it was Exclusive.  I'm very confused.  Help.

    1. galleryofgrace profile image71
      galleryofgraceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I ran into the same thing but on checking I found that mine had been zzz'd. so it wasn't  visible.

      1. teaches12345 profile image79
        teaches12345posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Wow, what happens if you activate the zzz'd one?  Would yours then be marked as duplicate?  Interesting.

        1. galleryofgrace profile image71
          galleryofgraceposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Don't know but am about to find out!

    2. safiq ali patel profile image69
      safiq ali patelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      As Far as I know it his hub pages who decide if an topic or subject for a hub is available as an exclusive. Some topics have exclusives available and some don't.

  2. profile image0
    Gypsy Rose Leeposted 11 years ago

    Now you've left me with a question. I didn't realize there was such a thing and since it could come in handy what are exclusive titles? How do they work?

    1. joanveronica profile image69
      joanveronicaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Gypsy, the Exclusives are a recent feature, you can find the article in the Learning Center under the title "Hubpages Exclusive". Here is the link
      I have written one Hub using this feature, and I have a second one reserved on my accounts page. I really don't have an opinion yet, except that the SEO is supposedly already done for you. The views I've had for that one Hub are decent, but not very spectacular. I really expected a better result.  Maybe it was the kind of topic, WW2. Good luck!

      1. Jools99 profile image88
        Jools99posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        joanveronica, I have written 13 exclusive hubs (mainly technical subjects) and was also hoping to gain more views but so far, I am a bit disappointed too.  However, I don't think there is any 'promise' that they'll do well just that they have been 'SEO'd' as you say, for good keywords. I live in hope of going viral some day though yikes)

      2. BlossomSB profile image84
        BlossomSBposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I seem to choose topics to write about that make the suggestions disappear. What does SEO stand for? What does it do, please?

        1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image85
          Marcy Goodfleischposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hi,  Blossom - congrats on being in the Apprenticeship Program! 

          SEO stands for Search Engine Optimization - it's the process of researching and using keywords that are common search terms when you create titles and subheads, as well as other ways of optimizing your hubs to make them more search-worthy by Google.  You're probably already doing keyword research in the Apprenticeship Program, so you're basically learning it, even if SEO hasn't been mentioned yet.

          Hope this helps!

          1. BlossomSB profile image84
            BlossomSBposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you, Marcy! Yes, I do use them, just didn't know the term.

      3. mary615 profile image82
        mary615posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Gypsy Rose Lee:  When you go to "start a new Hub", depending on what words you use, about four titles will pop up:  These are Exclusive, and it was my understanding that no one else could use that Title (or subject), so I was surprised to see an Exclusive Title pop up that was the exact title I had used for a Hub.  I have written two Hubs so far using the Exclusive Title feature, and the traffic has been decent.

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hubbers are finding the exclusive titles are not exclusive at all, before or after you pick up the title. So I have no real idea what the point of them is except you are stuck with a hub with a title you cannot edit.

          1. rfmoran profile image71
            rfmoranposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Good point about being stuck with a title you can't edit. Because tags are no longer used, editing a title is the ONLY way to revive a snoozing hub - either that or try keyword stuffing, a lousy idea. So once an exclusive gets deindexed it's essentially dead.

  3. tillsontitan profile image82
    tillsontitanposted 11 years ago

    The Exclusive Titles are more search friendly and yes, the SEO has been done on them.  They don't seem to always related to what you want but that may because they pick up on the first word you type.  Type one word in and see what happens....three suggested titles.  They don't always apply to what you want but may increase your traffic.

  4. rfmoran profile image71
    rfmoranposted 11 years ago

    The HP folks have some great ideas but Exclusive Titles aren't one of them. I chose one, which will soon be deindexed for lack of views. I considered a few others but gave up after I used the keyword tool and found them to be SEO zilch. I don't even see it as useful as an idea generator.

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image87
      DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed--upon attempting to create a new Hub, an "exclusive title" popped up, but it contained additional wording that took it far afield of my original idea, into a niche about which I had no clue, so I bypassed it in favor of my own.

  5. brakel2 profile image73
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    I did an exclusive three weeks ago. It is not indexed, and I should have used a different title.  It has a few views from  Hp and no comments. I predict when Google indexes it, the article will soon be idled. This is my first exclusive. I don't think it was ever in the feed. I have pinged it, and I don't know what else to do.

  6. Lwelch profile image83
    Lwelchposted 11 years ago

    I haven't had any luck at all with the exclusive titles.  Neither get much traffic.

  7. mary615 profile image82
    mary615posted 10 years ago

    Just a comment to add about the Exclusive Titles:  I wrote one about suicide.  I thought it was a good article, but ads were disabled due to content.  Now, I don't think that subject should have been a choice because of this.  I would not have taken so much time to write it, if I had known no ads would be used.    Also, the fact that you cannot change the title is not good.

    1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
      Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      @mary615 Sorry to hear that an exclusive title lead you into a non ad-safe topic.  This shouldn't occur, so I'm doing some follow up to see what we need to do to eliminate or minimize such circumstances.
      Thanks for letting us know!

      1. mary615 profile image82
        mary615posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Matthew.  I did not delete my Hub.  I was getting pretty good traffic on it, but if I can't have ads on it, I won't republish it.  I realize there are subjects that are taboo as far as ads go.  As you know, I can't change the title since it is an Exclusive. 
        Any suggestions as to how I could republish it??

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
          Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          The main part that makes it not ad-safe is the description of suicide.
          Advertisers tend to not want to run ads on content about such subjects.
          It may be a bit more ad-safe if the description was in less detail, but I fear that would overly change your Hub content.  The Hub is now published, but has ads disabled.

          1. psycheskinner profile image80
            psycheskinnerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

            This suggests that the exclusive title might... need a little work?  I think people have been assuming they were designed or screened in some way to be... well... good titles? Maybe exclusive ones that no one else can use as well? If not, how are they developed?

          2. mary615 profile image82
            mary615posted 10 years agoin reply to this

            Thank you Matthew.  I just have one other comment to make on the Exclusive Titles:  I did one on charity giving to legitimate charities, and imagine my surprise when I saw another Hub with almost the exact same title and content.  I'm not saying mine was duplicated, but was very similar.   I was under the impression that the Exclusive Titles were just that:  Exclusive.  Thanks for your time and consideration on this.

      2. adjkp25 profile image89
        adjkp25posted 10 years agoin reply to this

        I had an exclusive one get hit on the ads issue too.  It is about the dangerous of teenagers drinking and driving.  I was told that some things like auto accidents could trigger the block.  How do you do a piece on the dangers of drinking and driving and not talk about auto accidents?

        1. Matthew Meyer profile image72
          Matthew Meyerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

          Most of the issues related to that topic could be avoided.  The main thing that makes something like this not ad-safe is descriptions or images depicting violence.  So you can write broadly about an auto accident, but not include photos of people or smashed cars and not describe violent situations in detail.


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