I think I have a winner. My latest is.... *drumroll*...
'Characteristics of Ideal Water Heater Feedwater and Scale Remover'
Can you beat that?
I have two; "Societal Misbeliefs" and "Combating Ageism". I had to change both before HubPages featured them. They are now titled, "Everything You Know Is Wrong. This Hub Will Straighten You Out" and You Know You're Black When You Read The Obituary To Check Out Your Friends (oops - I mean Old)".
Thanks for posting this forum, and giving us something to consider!
"Furniture on the Bus: Can I Move Furniture on MUNI?"
Surprisingly, it gets a hand full of views per day. The few and the desperate, I guess!
That is a very interesting hub; much more so than the title would suggest.
My most boring title is "How to Wash Clothes - Ten Tips".
Thanks! Your clothes washing tips are actually quite useful as well. I always roll down the sleeves, but it's surprising how many people [read: my roommates] don't!
And I have now followed up with the stunning: 'How a Boiler Economizer Can Save Your Business Money'
I personally think this one is more offensive than the Boiler story. But the pair of them certainly makes it difficult to submit a winner. None of my hubs compete with these (except maybe a few of the Exclusives titles, and my therapist suggested I continue to block those from my memory).
But - just to join in the spirit of things, at one job in my career I wrote a story with the gripping title:
Post-Tensioned Segmental Bridge Construction
It actually got published, too.
I think I have you beat. I never could figure out how to make this one any less boring...
Audio Recording on Steel Wire in the Old Days with a Webster Wire Recorder
"Poem About Human Nature, Behavior, and Character"
This poor hub gets no traffic. Why? Because nobody cares, LOL!!! I have tweaked and tweaked that title but it's just bad. I have to laugh at it.
"Images of Tuskegee Airman Statue: Major Joseph P. Gomer"
It has had 9 views in the past 30 days. Not many people interested in seeing images of the statue.
People may not be looking for images of Major Gomer, but they may be searching for stories about servicemen who where honored. Try changing the title to...
Forgotten Hero Airman Joseph Gomer Honored with Statue
Glenn, that is very nice of you to suggest changing the title. I did. That just might help with some views. Thank you.
'Languages in Cultural Context.' Bad idea. It shuffled a bit and stopped. No more pitiful page views. I couldn't afford HP de-featuring it due to lack of traffic because i spent many hours on research. I gave it a new title, wrote brand new opening paragraphs and traffic is flowing now.
Hi everyone I am new to Hub Pages. It is great to read your comments and get to know you.
Thank you Paul I look forward to reading a lot of hubs and commenting. Hopefully others will enjoy mine as well. Thanks for the nice welcome.
'The Reluctant Serpent - A Story about Evil Temptation in Eden, NSW'
My Bucket List-101 things to do before I Die- my least viewed hub
There are some very VERY boring hub titles here! I think my most boring one would have to be the unimaginatively titled "Buy Russian Dolls Online" which Google hates. I will delete this horrible hub when I replace it with something better. It is a sinkhole in the fabric of Google and not worth the screen it is written on.
I enjoyed your comment. I wrote one a few years ago called "The Tao of the Dog on the Beach" and Google must have thought it was one of those black holes. I never think of Taoism as being boring, but most people probably think of it as exciting as Russian dolls.
I went ahead and deleted it.
Well those sinkhole hubs are to be avoided as they can endanger the whole subdomain. "How To Buy Russian Dolls Online" did OK until 2013, when it turned to pond scum in the wake of a Penguin/Panda thingy and then died. I think it even caused minus views on other hubs, but in sticking with the 80/20 rule I have been forced to come to terms with, I have kept the awful thing until I have more hubs. It even had two Amazon sales once upon a time, of a strange looking Michael Jackson Russian doll set and some bulk nappies (not sure why they were related to Russian dolls but who cares? I didn't).
I'm not sure if it's my most boring title, but it's right up there with boring titles.
Important Questions to Ask a Preschool Director When Choosing a Preschool
Although they are important, the title is so boring. And it doesn't get much traffic. Maybe I should eliminate the word, important.
by Daniel Carter 9 years ago
So, I didn't do very good research about the hub name, and so I did it after the fact, learning that there are actually a few other articles on the net with the same title I used for my latest hub. I think I should rename it, and am okay for taking a few dings for a few weeks if it will help in the...
by shazwellyn 8 years ago
No. It looks like that I just don't get it. When I think I have cracked it. When I think - this will be a great hub - original content, appropriate tags etc etc.. they both turn out to be the WORST performers! I have never started off on a 46 or 47. They seem to start...
by profiler 10 years ago
Can someone please give me some tips on how to improve this hub?http://hubpages.com/hub/Isearch---new-s … ble-onlineI don't know what to do anymore!
by Adrienne Janet Farricelli 5 years ago
I saw a dramatic traffic drop today and went to notice that over 100 of my hubs are not featured. While I can understand some of my older ones published over 4 years ago were not that great, some of them were published just months ago and are engaging, have beautiful pictures and very few links....
by Liz Elias 5 years ago
Your opinions, please.I have several hubs out of my 200+ that are, "not featured due to insufficient engagement."I also have about 16 hubs started, but never finished or published.Do you think it is a better use of time to edit the non-featured hubs, or to finish and publish the...
by poowool5 6 years ago
If your hub isn't getting much traffic, can you change the title?Even after it's published, is thi possible? Can it give your hub a new lease of life??
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