Here's something I've been wondering. Is there any sort of accepted netiquette here re; how often new hubs may be added and at what point it starts looking like spammage? I'm sitting of several half-finished WIPs and, like any new hubber, feel eager to graduate from The Boot Camp and get out there. However, I'm not sure if posting several hubs in rapid succession will be benefitial in the long run. My first hub has only been up for a week or so and hasn't got much traffic so far - will new content help with attracting attention to it, or just the opposite?
I'll appreciate if you share your experiences!
My experience elsewhere has taught me that regular writing, if you write well, gives you a sort of "critical mass" on line. People will start to find you once you have a few good articles whereas one really excellent article might well languish without traffic. That is why many people find and build up a niche when blogging. Authors often find their first book only takes off after they have launched books two, three, four and five. The key thing is to write good content that satisfies the reader and to keep doing so. It is only spam if you release too many poor articles all at the same time.
This is great advice. I would only feel spammed by Hubs if an author was publishing nonsense or poorly written pieces in rapid succession. I personally aim for 1 Hub a week, but I wouldn't feel that publishing 2 or 3 would be spammy, as long as they were up to standard.
Welcome to HubPages, and I wish you the best of luck with your articles!
Thank you! A hub a week feels just about right to me, I'm relieved to hear it's within the norm.
frankly speaking, i write one hub per week in the past and have to make sure that it reached the criteria to get featured, don't post 5 hubs per day, this is not the same as bubblews or daily two cents sites
Nastya, 90% of HubPages traffic comes from the search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo!) and they don't care how quickly or slowly you publish.
If you want attention from other Hubbers to keep you motivated, then spreading them out is a good idea, but one a week is not excessive.
Seeing as you don't have any followers to annoy yet, there's no one who will feel "spammed" if you put up every polished and completed piece you have as quickly as you can. If you had followers, they'd see each new piece you publish in their HubPages feed when you published it and too many per day might annoy them.
LisaMarieGabriel is absolutely correct about that "critical mass" issue. Every high-quality piece you publish online is an advertisement for the brand of you.
There's no reason to space out publishing hubs. Most of your readers should come from outside HP, via search engines or social media, and these visitors don't know and don't care how many hubs you have published at once on a particular day. For every day that you delay publishing a hub, you are losing that many days' worth of views. It's not like your hub has an expiration point and will disappear after a certain period of time. As soon as you publish it, it's there for anyone to read any time they want.
If you are only writing for HP followers, then it still doesn't matter how many you publish at once. Just because they will see a lot of your hubs on their feed doesn't mean you are a spammer. You're not putting the hubs on their feed; the feed is automatically generated by some computer code. And it's not as if your followers are obligated to read everything you write as soon as you've posted it.
Very true. It's already been said, I am agreeing with the once a week isn't too much. If you ever get to sharing any of them on the social networks you'll see how fast your story becomes a blur in all the others out there. It takes me a good week to finalize a quality hub at least. Keep writing and yes, welcome to Hubpages
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