I need some input on a series of hubs I want to publish. Unusual.

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  1. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    I have several articles written under another hub name.  They focus on the same topics, just different issues that are all related. They get some traffic and the comments I get are pretty good.  People ask me what they should do for advice or encouragement.  I use motivation to help the people who comment and have come up with some good stuff in doing so.

    For one, I want to republish these under my current donotfear and delete the other account. It would be a slow process, but I can do it over time.  Second, I would like to take some of the comments that have been left (some very lengthy) and my responses to the questions and make a hub about it. 

    Many of these comments were left by anonymous non-hubbers.  The stories they tell are sometimes very emotional and my response is objective and motivational.  There are a few of the comments that have a hub account, but not active. 

    I guess my question is can I create an article based upon the questions and stories people left in the comments also posting my answers?  I would want to post the comments in the body of the hub, word for word, yet I have no way to credit them.  It's just comments strangers have left wanting help, advice or encouragement.

    Maybe a Dear Abby kind of thing, yet it would be more professionally done; made in article style with the question/answers within.

    Is this something that would be okay to do?  Or would I need to give my own summary of the poster's comments, then my answer?  I don't want to do something unethical, but then again, I think it would be a good idea for my next series.

    Any input please?  I may not be able to answer immediately, but if you know how these things work, I'd really appreciate your thoughts.  Thanks.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Is that just for neatness?   Bear in mind that if you do that, those Hubs will lose all their age and reputation.  If people have linked to your Hub to recommend it, you'll lose all the traffic coming from those links.  The new versions of these Hubs will start at the bottom of the heap on the search engines again, and could take a long time to rank well enough to get traffic.   

      I've done something similar to this.  I started a ballet blog, deleted several of my ballet Hubs and posted them on the blog. I'd received a lot of comments which were questions, which I answered, and I felt those answers could be helpful to others.  So I created a series of posts, each one a question with my answer.

      However I'm not sure that really helps you - I don't think those questioners would care if I reposted their question, since it was just a factual question about technique.  Reposting something personal is a lot more touchy.  I hope others are able to offer some good advice!

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Good advise, Marisa.  I'm rethinking the whole thing...that's why I posted this.  I haven't deleted any other articles.  I thought the same thing, that if I moved them, they would go to the bottom.

    2. Cardisa profile image88
      Cardisaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      If your are getting traffic from these hubs I would suggest not touching them. It could take another year or so to rebuild your traffic because these hubs will show up as new articles in search.

      Creating a hub with the questions my not get you the traffic you desire. Are these questions search friendly? I believe a blog would serve you better for these questions and answers. Unless you could create a hub from one question at a time and this question is search friendly.

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Good advise......I'm thinking of a way to rephrase the questions people ask me in a paragraph format, like a review.  Then give my response.  It may be best to leave the articles as they are on the other account

        1. Writer Fox profile image29
          Writer Foxposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          There's nothing to prevent you from republishing a comment and answer in a new Hub and giving a longer reply.  So long as you do adequate keyword research first, that might be a good idea for a new Hub.

    3. The Examiner-1 profile image60
      The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Is there any way that you could open a blog, as Cardisa mentioned, and get the replies forwarded from the Hub to the blog until the traffic is sending directly to the blog? Then it is safe to close the Hub.

      1. donotfear profile image85
        donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe.....not quite sure I understand how it would work, though.

        1. Marisa Wright profile image90
          Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          There is no way to forward a Hub to a blog, so that's not an option if that's what's being suggested.

        2. The Examiner-1 profile image60
          The Examiner-1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Perhaps by saying in the Hub that you can be contact at, and then leave your blog address.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 9 years ago

    There used to be a hubber (years ago) who had a counseling type question and answer format with her hubs.  I looked to see if she still has her account here, but it appears she is gone.  I believe she is a counselor and used her real life experiences for hubs.  It was very helpful and she had a lot of responses, often from off the site to her hubs.  She would use one question/response with each hub, and I remember she had great, search friendly titles.

    I agree with others not to move the hubs into your other account if they receive traffic.

  3. donotfear profile image85
    donotfearposted 9 years ago

    ................and they have just dropped my hub score another point.

    1. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      And this is something else that ticks me off.  My hub score drops now, never going up. 

      For years It went up more than down.

      What ever.......

  4. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 9 years ago

    I would strongly suggest that you leave your other subdomain(s) well alone.
    Leave your hubs there. Do not unpublish.
    Write a new hub on this subdomain, if you must, but it doesn't really matter where you write it. Readers are not your friends. All they care about is the information offered to them, and the links you create between your articles, if they are relevant and helpful.
    So, supposing you have a series of inter-related articles across a variety of subdomains, you can interlink them with in-text links.
    If you want to create a hub that answers a specific set of queries, you can easily do that from whatever subdomain you wish, and interkink the hubs.
    Create a capstone hub, and interlink all related hubs you have on the topic.
    Write a nice intro, make use of the link capsules, write fresh summaries and go ahead and answer individual queries that appeared in the comments sections, in depth.
    Bet that would make a great hub too!
    The biggest hurdle you would face is how to title it, but only you know what the hub is about, so take your cue from that.

    And PS - ignore hubberscore!

    1. Marisa Wright profile image90
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this


      The thing most Hubbers misunderstand is that most of your readers won't even notice who you are.  They'll arrive at one of your Hubs via Google or Bing or Yahoo, and chances are they won't even glance at any of your other Hubs, unless you've drawn attention to them in your Hub somewhere.  They certainly won't visit your profile.  So it's not really that important which sub-domain those articles are on!

    2. donotfear profile image85
      donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Izzy, if the hub score stays that way, it won't get as much traffic.  I get half the traffic I used to, that's a fact.  It sucks....

      1. IzzyM profile image86
        IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Your traffic loss has nothing to do with hubscore, though the hubscore lowering may be as a result of the traffic loss.
        I sympathise because my traffic is only a fraction of what it was 3 years ago although recently it has been picking up. Google seems to have loosened it's stranglehold on my account, as plagiarised copies of my hubs no longer outrank me.

      2. Marisa Wright profile image90
        Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Like Izzy says, HubScore has NO effect on traffic whatsoever.  In fact, the reverse is true - HubScore is partly based on the amount of traffic the Hub gets.

        1. donotfear profile image85
          donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Well, I don't know what else to do to increase the traffic.   They changed the way to search for Google keywords that are good.  It's all more confusing now, not as easy to follow.  I'm not that savvy to the keyword search stuff, etc. LInkback?  What the heck......it's too foreign, just like AT@T!!  Hahahaha.

          1. IzzyM profile image86
            IzzyMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            The easiest way to do your keyword research is just to use Google search. Type in your keywords and see what auto-suggest comes up with. The ones at the top are the most searched for phrase.
            Then click on it and see what page results come up.

            If the front page is full of high authority sites, choose another auto-suggest phrase. Re-word your keywords and try again until you find one that has low authority sites on page one.

            If you are not sure what a high authority site it, install SEOQuake on your computer. It is a free browser add-on. Choose one compatible with the browser you prefer to use - Chrome, Safari etc.

            Then you can see the PR of sites on search at a glance. High PR sites are hard to beat.

            You will not know how many people are searching for your keyword phrase using this method, but hey you might be in for a nice surprise.

            I have had a few nice surprises using this method. It doesn't always work, but sometimes it does smile

            1. Marisa Wright profile image90
              Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this


            2. donotfear profile image85
              donotfearposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              You know, I used this method. once before.  Excellent suggestion!   I'm going to apply this to the article when I get time to put it together. 

              I think I have a strategy for the series, now.  I can do it, it will just take time; which I have little these days.  I'm not giving up.....


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