What's the most boring hub title you have ever published?

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  1. Paul Maplesden profile image70
    Paul Maplesdenposted 3 years ago

    I think I have a winner. My latest is.... *drumroll*...

    'Characteristics of Ideal Water Heater Feedwater and Scale Remover'

    Can you beat that?

    1. Say Yes To Life profile image80
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "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!

      1. Jayne Lancer profile image94
        Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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".

        1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
          Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          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!

          1. Jayne Lancer profile image94
            Jayne Lancerposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            My husband doesn't, either. I dread to think what his cuffs would look like if he did the washing all the time.

    3. Paul Maplesden profile image70
      Paul Maplesdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      And I have now followed up with the stunning: 'How a Boiler Economizer Can Save Your Business Money'

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image87
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Best bump of the day.  Well done sir.

    4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image96
      Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Paul Maplesden profile image70
        Paul Maplesdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        That is a thing of beauty.

  2. profile image0
    calculus-geometryposted 3 years ago

    all of them, lol

    1. Barbara Kay profile image93
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm with calculus-geometry. All of mine are boring.

  3. Glenn Stok profile image99
    Glenn Stokposted 3 years ago

    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

    1. RonElFran profile image99
      RonElFranposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, Glenn, that sounds like an intriguing title to me. If I ran across it, I'd probably check it out.

  4. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 3 years ago

    "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.

    1. bonda profile image18
      bondaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Poetry and Crazy People.  LOL!

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!

  5. colorfulone profile image84
    colorfuloneposted 3 years ago

    "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.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image99
      Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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

      1. colorfulone profile image84
        colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        Glenn, that is very nice of you to suggest changing the title. I did. That just might help with some views. Thank you.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image99
          Glenn Stokposted 3 years agoin reply to this

          You're welcome Susie. Hope it helps. Give it time for Google to reindex the new title.

          1. colorfulone profile image84
            colorfuloneposted 3 years agoin reply to this

            Kudos!

    2. bonda profile image18
      bondaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      '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.

  6. Matt Easterbrook5 profile image79
    Matt Easterbrook5posted 3 years ago

    Hi everyone I am new to Hub Pages. It is great to read your comments and get to know you.

    Matt

    1. Paul Maplesden profile image70
      Paul Maplesdenposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome Matt, we're a pretty friendly bunch!

  7. Matt Easterbrook5 profile image79
    Matt Easterbrook5posted 3 years ago

    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.

    Matt

  8. janderson99 profile image53
    janderson99posted 3 years ago

    'The Reluctant Serpent - A Story about Evil Temptation in Eden, NSW'

    1. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Boring? Now THAT sounds positively, well, tempting!

  9. chateaudumer profile image83
    chateaudumerposted 3 years ago

    My Bucket List-101 things to do before I Die- my least viewed hub

  10. Suzanne Day profile image95
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image99
      DrMark1961posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Suzanne Day profile image95
        Suzanne Dayposted 3 years agoin reply to this

        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).

  11. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    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.

    1. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Try this:
      How to Choose a Preschool: Questions to Ask a Preschool Director

 
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