What are the most popular topics to write about on the internet?

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  1. suzzycue profile image90
    suzzycueposted 4 years ago

    I write how-to and recipe hubs. I know the recipe hubs will make money eventually but I have read that technical hubs get more views. What is your thoughts or experience on this topic?

    1. tsmog profile image80
      tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I really don't know for sure other than present trends. I think it is discovering a niche for writing articles in a popular trend that is pretty 'green'. Like recipes are green and trends come and go while cycling with seasons. Baked chicken vs. grilled chicken with winter and summer. Probably need both articles to keep the portfolio strong when an article is discovered.

      What Crazyhorseghost shares with me most with the food topics are on the fly foods for the hectic lifestyles we live today. I am thankful for that insight shared. Meatballs can be grilled, baked, stewed, and who knows how many ways served. Swedish, Mexican (Albagonda), and so forth. Tons of articles. One could become the meatball expert of the internet smile

      1. suzzycue profile image90
        suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you tsmog. I am getting the idea. That's why I write mostly frugal,fast recipes with very little ingredients so even college kids and families on tight budgets can still learn to eat good.

  2. Millionaire Tips profile image89
    Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

    I think both of those are good topics - no  need to pick and choose - do both, and see which one works better for you.  It really depends on the content - whether it meets what people are looking for, and whether you have presented it well.

    1. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Millionaire Tips. I hear that it is about content and presentation.

  3. RichFatCat profile image86
    RichFatCatposted 4 years ago

    You can start with Google/trends and type in "recipe" to find out the top related words being searched with recipe.  This might give you an ideal of what most people are searching for. 
    A good strategy is to make recipes that use those keywords.

    If recipes are your specialty, keep doing it, just give the public what it's searching for and skip the rest.

    You might try focusing on "product-centered" recipes, like making a cake using the new mixer for example.  Focus your writing on the use of the product which has a high value and you can add as the Amazon advertisement. 

    It's hard to make money with recipes when all you can sell in the ads are $10 recipe books that your readers didn't want anyway, they read you hub because they wanted a free recipe......

    My passion is technical writing and I have the same problem as....

    1. drpennypincher profile image94
      drpennypincherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      RichFatCat, thanks for mentioning the Google Trends search- I had not seen this before.  Very interesting!

      1. crazyhorsesghost profile image75
        crazyhorsesghostposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        You can do really well with recipes. Especially if you can create a popular blog with your own adsense on it where you get paid 100 percent of the money.

        But I do very well here at Hub Pages with my Recipe Hubs. I have some that have half a million views and a few with almost a million views. I'll even tell you here that the most popular foods on the top foods list is.

        1. Chocolate Cake

        2. Meatballs

        3. Pork Chops

        4. Chocolate Chip Cookies

        5. Pasta Salad

        6. Bread

        7. Spaghetti

        8. Pasta Sauce

        9. Banana Bread

        10. Baked Chicken

        I'm going to give you an example here. Make a Hub Page called Amazing Baked Chicken Recipes. Make sure that your main key word which is " Baked Chicken " is used 2.5 - 2.7 percent on the entire Hub Page.

        Have the long tail key word " Amazing Baked Chicken Recipes " to show up on the Hub Page 2.5 to 2.7 percent.

        If you can bake a chicken and take photos of it. Then cut it up and make photos of it. Write good descriptions in the Title of the Photo Capsule. Give yourself credit for your photos in the Source Box. Write a great description of what is in the photo under it.

        Chocolate Cake is the most searched food item right now.

        I hope that helps someone.

        1. suzzycue profile image90
          suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          @crazyhorsesghost boy did it ever help. A million views for recipes is exciting and awesome. Well done. I appreciate the list and thank you for the writing lesson. Great advice. I am excited now.

        2. tsmog profile image80
          tsmogposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Amazing! Thank you for sharing. I learned  . . . Do you do a lot of SEO techniques besides those shared? I am rethinking everything. Kind of a clean slate approach writing just to keep stats up for now. I am happy and offer a congrats with discovering a niche that works smile

    2. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      @RichFatCat I have been having trouble seeing how keywords work. I appreciate your info on google trends and writing tips. Thank you.

  4. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    The most popular topics on the internet can often be over-saturated and/or highly-competitive, making them not the best choices frequently.

    You want to write about something that will be more popular a year from now.

    1. literal profile image67
      literalposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I've been advised of that too.

      1. profile image0
        RandomCanidaeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I decided to turn a short story into Hubs to resolve Adsense issues, and now  Googling the title (which is mentioned only once in each Hub) pulls up all of them even when they had no views.

        1. suzzycue profile image90
          suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hey RandomCanidae. That is great that they all came up. I have done the same experiment typing in Suzzycue to see how many of my hubs come up and I was really surprised.

    2. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      OH  @relache That is a very interesting concept that i didn't think of. So what you are saying is to be unique somehow.

  5. Zelkiiro profile image94
    Zelkiiroposted 4 years ago

    To be blatantly honest, the most popular topics on the internet are cats, Doctor Who, Attack on Titan, Godzilla, "Let It Go," all things Disney, Pusheen (goes along with cats), Firefly, bacon, and Game of Thrones.

    1. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Zelkiiro. I guess I could do some thing with bacon but the rest I know nothing about.

  6. misslong123 profile image85
    misslong123posted 4 years ago

    I wish I cooked more. But I do think I could do how to articles well. Thanks for the advice.

    1. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you @misslong123 My DIY articles get most of my views and I recieved  a star featured board on Pinterest. So write them.

  7. misslong123 profile image85
    misslong123posted 4 years ago

    I wish I cooked more. But I do think I could do how to articles well. Thanks for the advice.

  8. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Yesterday's HubWeekly has a list of topics for the summer.

    1. suzzycue profile image90
      suzzycueposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you @janshares I will check that out.

  9. Kelsey Camille profile image69
    Kelsey Camilleposted 4 years ago

    I think both of those are very popular base topics, if you can incorporate what's popular right now, and even more so what will stay trendy for a long time that's best.  I also find that people often search for "tips/tricks" for many things.  From losing weight, to cooking and games, etc.

 
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