Can I write news on HubPages?

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  1. isaacasante profile image83
    isaacasanteposted 4 years ago

    Hi, I am new to HubPages, and I wanted to know if I could publish articles that revolve around current news stories. Of course, I am referring to writing news content while engaging readers by adding analysis and creating debates around it. This means, the news article is not "plain news", but rather a news article/report with opinions and very detailed information.

    Please let me know smile

    Ike

    1. WryLilt profile image89
      WryLiltposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but don't expect good traffic unless you write about it ahead of other news sites.

      It takes 6-9 months for most hubs to get good traffic. By that time, your news will no longer be current.

      Evergreen is a better option.

      That said, if you know your news will get views, go for it. My last hub got 80,000 views in 3 days because I jumped on a trending topic.

      1. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for your insight, WryLilt! I'll follow your advice... I'm following you by the way now wink

      2. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Hey WryLilt, just had this question in my head  about your hub which grabbed 80,000 reads in 3 days. Was it indexed by Google instantly? Or was the traffic coming from a different source (perhaps referral)?

        Sorry if I'm too curious smile

        1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
          AMAZING THINKERposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Blogger indexes much faster than HP. Also, HP will take 24 hours for quality assessment.
          No, HP is not the best site for news sharing!!

          Also,
          hubs require to be high quality (photos, 2000 words, etc)
          What if you want to post a small news article? it won't get published.

          Like Wrylilt said, "don't expect good traffic unless you write about it ahead of other news sites"

          I tried posting news on Bubblews once, just for testing, and it was on the the first page of search results. Also, it got indexed really fast.
          Make sure you choose the news category.

    2. loveofnight profile image80
      loveofnightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Today I had been looking for ways to improve on my hubs as well as gaining traffic when I stopped pass the learning center. The one thing that I did not do when I first joined Hubpages was to stop pass the learning center and examine all of the help that is there. You may want to stop by. Here is the link: http://hubpages.com/learningcenter/evergreen-content

      1. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks! I read that... It has very interesting information that should be implement by HP writers, and even outside HP.

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      techhubmasterposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      A great idea would be to grab a news topic that can regularly be updated. Something that goes on for a long time (eg: Fukushima). This is just an example but if you would have started writing about it from the every beginning and updated it each time something new was discovered, the hub could have been pretty successful. Just look for news topics that you think will last for a long time.

      1. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        That's right... I didn't think about that. Very clever. But, does updating a particular hub with new info over and over again get rewarded in Google searches? Or is writing new insightful hubs on a same topic a better option?

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      sheilamyersposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I have a slightly different idea about incorporating news stories as hubs. I haven't done it very often yet, but when a news story grabs my attention enough to write about it, I give it a twist. One of my hubs was based on the riots caused by a verdict in a highly publicized trial. Instead of simply reporting the news, I used it as a basis for an opinion piece about riots in general. So if, for example, you're writing a hub based on the results of a massive hurricane, you can add info comparing it to other such storms and/or have a section filled with information about how to be prepared for such emergencies. As WryLit pointed out, you want hubs that will be interesting even after the event is old news and no one seems to care about it. Adding historical data, emergency preparedness information, and other such details will give people something to read long after the event is forgotten.

      1. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Totally agree! Thanks for your valuable opinion... I'll consider that right after I get a bit more familiar with non-news-releated "Evergreen" hubs.

    5. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Write on Bubblews.
      News gets indexed faster and ranks higher.

      1. isaacasante profile image83
        isaacasanteposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the reference.

 
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