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So What is HubPages Doing Right?

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    DigbyAdamsposted 4 years ago

    Paul Edmondson recently asked how we wanted them to help us get more traffic. I'm not sure I have an answer for that. But I do think they've taken some really positive steps toward that goal. For me the new Hub Templates have been a fantastic help. They really lead us through the steps of creating a stellar Hub that should be a 10 on the QAP scale. My feeling is that they poured everything they know about good Hubbing into that one space. Now it's up to me to take it and make it my own.

    I thought I was pretty good at laying out a Hub, I've got to say that these really make a professional statement. I've been researching some topics and I'm looking forward to publishing them. I've also got to say that the check list in the upper right hand corner is very helpful as well. I've been going back through some of my Hubs with that in mind.

    I know that for my part I'm now spending a lot more time on keyword research, both primary and secondary. Ferreting out videos and photographs is becoming more fun. I'm listening to WryLilt about Made for Pinterest Images. I'm doing a lot more competitive analysis before I write. It's interesting to look at the first 50 results for a Hub's primary keyword and try to figure out where my Hub can go to get some traction. I'm also working on saying good-bye to product capsules. I've found a support group, in a few more weeks I'll have worked through my steps and they'll be gone. (I really think Google hates them, and will hate them even more in the future.)

    So, what about you? What's do you think HP is doing right?

  2. tirelesstraveler profile image81
    tirelesstravelerposted 4 years ago

    Hub Pages has me writing daily.  Until you mentioned writing daily I had forgotten how emphatically I pressed my students to write. People who write, and learn to write, learn to write better with practice.

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    DigbyAdamsposted 4 years ago

    I think that practice is key in writing online. Somethings work and others don't. The only way to know is to keep writing and trying. It's tougher online. Because to get visitors, we just don't have to impress editors, we have to impress algorithms. That takes a lot patience and time.

  4. Greekgeek profile image95
    Greekgeekposted 4 years ago

    Asking for feedback and treating members with respect, while trying to roll with the punches.

    Communication. Lots of it. Including advanced warning of upcoming changes.

    For our visitors, the biggest thing Hubpages has going for it is a clean, unobtrusive presentation of content. It took me a while to get used to the ad block in the body column, but so much of the web has that -- and more -- nowadays that Hubpages' interface is practically minimalist.

    That matters. It puts our content front and center instead of crowding it out.

    I have quibbles with Hubpages on some issues, but I feel that there is method to the madness, even if I strenuously disagree with some of it. I have the sense that staff have read our comments and considered them, even if some common user complaints and concerns get overridden.

    I have seen at least as many policy changes, code changes and site changes in response to what members are asking for as I have changes in response to what search engines seem to be doing. Members are part of that three-legged stool.

  5. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 4 years ago

    i find that when writing a new hub, the hub templates helped me a lot. I always try to get the green hub but failed all the time. What i need to know is where all the traffic comes from. I did see the hub static but noticed that mostly are from hubpages alone. Aren't there any way to get Google notice my hubs? If you have seen Triond, each time you published an article, you can link them to other websites such as blogger, wordpress, facebook, twitter, stumbleupon, digg and delicious. I would prefer HP to have such facilities.