As an experiment I have recently posted my first 'sexy' hub about lacy nylon slips and have got the highest traffic number for 24 hours ever with 755 at the last count!
Yeah, a sexy Hub will get good traffic but one thing I've noticed with commercials pushing sex appeal is that often you lose sight of the product the advertisers are trying to sell.
Congratulations on finding your niche at HubPages. It is true that sex sells and the numbers shows. As long as you can provide quality, relevant and original content, you should continue with what works. I recently put all or my 200 articles in order by published date on the home page and found my niche also. I suggest that other hubbers do the same and then stay with what works for them. Sex sells and you must have had quality content as well.
I think that hub is genius. Did you research the topic keywords or did it just pop into your head?
Would love to see if you get Ebay sales from that hub.
Some are I think as a result of this but no high scores for any of the others. It has now gone up to over 800 BTW!
That hub is good, simple and well thought. You must be doing very well?
S*x does well in terms of traffic. Hopefully this hub may actually gets you some Ebay sales.
But do not lose sight of the fact that Google considers "Bard of Ely" as the top holder of the most promising keyword for the future - Essiac.
It's a great hub and deserves the traffic! I learned some stuff and I've actually worn the things which, er, I assume you haven't?
Though perhaps after reading some of Hope Alexander's hubs that's not an assumption I should be making.
S*x definitely does bring the traffic! Over a quarter of my total traffic comes from one single hub I wrote about a droolworthy favorite actor of mine. It's mildly depressing actually, but at least I had fun writing the hub.
Thanks for appreciating my hub, Kerry! I am glad to hear that you are a slip-wearer at times! There are so many women about now who don't and many who never have but I can remember when it was the usual thing for women to wear slips under dresses and skirts. It was part of an era that has sadly gone!
To answer your question - yes, I confess, I have but not in public and I am not a cross-dresser although I was as part of a film role I had when I was in Rebecca's Daughters and all the men were in drag.
It isn't gone for me as I love to wear lingerie, however the generation now as my niece so puts it wears t-shirts and boxers a bit odd to me..
I can see Essiac becoming the next cure-all and from what I've heard, it's not a snake oil. Herbals are growing in popularity and become much more accepted so Essiac will become more popular once people understand what it can do.
We considered the affordable Humaworm version (I've done their parasite cleanse with great results) when my mom had cancer but her dr. advised not to take anything herbal during chemo. We realize now, her Dr is an idiot and had very little knowledge of how to cure her cancer in the first place let alone what alternative meds might have helped.. Glad we didn't need it, she's cancer-free but I've heard wonderful things about the tea and its successes.
Back on topic to sexy hubs... My lingerie hubs for plus size women and pregnant moms have always done well. I have a suspicion the majority of the traffic coming to them is just looking for pictures =P They get to see a few pictures, glance over the text, then look at the adsense links that give hints there may be more similar on the other side of the link....
Yes, part of the Essiac story was how frustrating and saddening it was for Rene Caisse to see that whilst her cure really worked it was not welcomed by the authorities. The medical profession and Big Pharma don't want us getting well or they have no business is what it comes down to.
Thanks for the feedback
If a "cure" can be made from what grows in the ground then anyone with the right tools and location, a strong background in Horticulture, preferably a desire to help others, and a business plan could start producing and growing medicinal type herbs.
Kinda of takes a chunk of the "get well" market from the pharms..
My mom's cancer cost almost $500,000 and she is still receiving bills. These include 2 surgerys, both having hospital stays lasting 2 weeks+ (1 surgery so intensive less then 20 doctors in the US can perform it), 6 months of chemo, and the various tests, appointments, etc. that went with it all. Luckily her work health insurance plan had just been changed to include chemo so her out of pocket for medical bills is just under $1,500.
Her cancer was tumor type.. Which Essiac is said to cure.. Imagine if we had done that first, and it worked.. The version of Essiac tea through Humaworm is just $34 for the herbs to brew into tea.. Other Essiacs range about $100+ for the same product.
Imagine, which is better for pharmaceutical/medical big business. $500k to treat/cure using medicines only the pharm industry can produce, or $100 to do the same thing and ANYONE capable and knowledgeable enough to grow and produce can profit from. And the cheaper cure, doesn't destroy the body like the expensive one does.
Okay off my soap box, this went way off topic of sexy.. =P
Yes, indeed, and the herbs in Essiac could come free if you lived in the right places! Sheeps Sorrel, the main ingredient is a very common plant! Not only that but many expensive treatments cause further suffering and in many cases don't work!
that is amazing and true!!! sexy hubs generate 1/100th Revenue of what a Good Quality Useful Hub generates.
Mine is certainly generating plenty of traffic! I am going to expand on this!
I got 2.4 thousand hits in 48 hours off a deliberately lousy hub made to test the theory. I am changing it slowly to see if I can get ads. It has not made any money, but I am enjoying the experiment.
Earnest, congratulations for 2,000 plus hits on your sexy experiment article. You are a pro at writing but is a bit concerned the high numbers of readers did not make any money. I know that everyone is not writing from money but earnings are important or that option would not be available on HubPages.
I would check GoogleAdsense Analytics and the stats on the edit page to see if ad placement would give a bit of change. I also would look at the stats and check to check the demographics of your 2,000 plus readers. I would use the resulting information to distribute the article to the performing websites.
Sounds like work but when writer's block hit as it does most writer, I would use that time to promote. You may even come across some ideas of other topics that will draw in the readers in addition to sexual content.
This is general speculation.
Sexy hubs with written content do just fine. In fact, my pregnancy lingerie and plus size lingerie hubs do quite well with earnings.
Yes, they do but it's not surprising really! Anyway, I am glad I have started posting on such matters and I thank you for your comments, matiskater!
Very interesting. A simple idea, well executed. Might have to try putting my own Sexy Hub together!
Thanks for your feedback, Earnestshub, sunstreeks and my-success-guru!
I think you're on to something Bard...wish I'd thought about it.
I think you're on to something Bard...wish I'd thought about it.
It seems that forum posts with "sexy" in the title do pretty well too! Congrats on your "experimental" hub. I wonder how I'd do if I wrote a hub on "sexy trade show displays"? I might just do that!
~ the other steve, aka carpet diem
I am noticing that too. Maybe they will not allow such content in the pages. It is not authoritative. It is simply magazine rubbish or personal blog stories, gossip, diaries,..etc. The quality of hubpages will decrease if this keeps up.
Thanks for your replies, R.Blue, CarpetDiem and SoManypaths!
SoManyPaths, I would suggest that there is plenty of scope available for people to write and create top quality hubs but still using "sexy" as a keyword to attract traffic!
In fact, I am thinking about a potential hub subject already - why do people give gender to machines like referring to car as a she and why is man with a fast car thought of as any sexier than a man without a car or why is a man or a woman on a motorbike sexually attractive? What is all that about? A well researched quality hub could be written on that idea!
These images are used by advertisers so it is well established that cars and motorbikes have sexual appeal.
Sexy hubs definately get the traffic...but if you desire to earn Adsense from them, you gotta be careful.
Thanks for your feedback, Lindagoffigan, Raaman and T.L.Eaves!
Raaman,it depends how you word the hubs and what images you use and what sites you link to. Porn is not allowed.
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