I wrote a few hubs this morning (its almost 5 am here). For the record, I have insomnia. lol
I published one of my hubs but then got to thinking that perhaps it would be more strategic to release them later on in the day when more users were online? I know it wouldn't affect paid traffic, but if more hubbers view my article, it slightly helps my google rank, right?
What are your thoughts and advice on this?
What time of day do you you guys publish?
I publish as soon as its complete.
I don't worry about times because someone somewhere is online.
So I'd say do it as soon as possible.
Also for me, Time is not a factor when I have something in mind.
I write and publish anytime.
I used to post at 8-9am uk time then lunchtime 12am uk time but most of my audience are American and Indian so this was a wrong time, this was when I had my health website. I then caught on to the time difference and now post at 7pm or 10pm uk time and trust me it has made one hell of a difference.
And trust me it actually does affect paid traffic, I noticed a small increase in earnings, good luck and I hope you get some sleep !
I've never thought about that, but I wonder if there is something to it? Interesting. Since your fans receive notice when you publish something new anyway, it might not make much difference, but I am curious to see what the old guard Hubbers have to say.
You are welcome my friend, I now write mine during lunch then post them at the times I mentioned !
13-15 pm or after 6:30 pm according to US time.
don't ask me why?
So that's first thing in the morning my time and then again in the afternoon. Thanks badco!
I am looking more for search engine traffic then traffic from within hubpages. So as soon as its ready, I publish.
I would think that the time of day doesn't matter, what matters is the keywords you use both as tags and in the page itself. I've also noticed that it takes time for the search engines to find you. It took Google about two weeks to find my first page and send traffic my way. Google and Hubpages both seem to be about quality. Provide that and everything else falls into place.
Anytime is good for me, whenever I am able to complete it and publish it.
I can't see that it matters at all, it's not time-sensitive in that way.
I think publish time does not matter. The people who are fan of your hubs will read it any time they get a chance.
Publish time hardly matters..
thanks for all the responses, guys!
The only reason why I still sort of think that publishing them at optimal times of the day is to increase your views here on hubpages, which in turn will help google determine that your site should be ranked higher because of page views.
Obviously, keywords, content and title are most important, but I'm still convinced that strategically releasing your content at certain times of the day will increase page views and therefore slightly increase your google ranking.
I've noticed if you let a Hub hangout for a little on your my accounts page, the HubScore rises. I don't know if this makes a difference or not but it is an ego boost to see your Hubs start out with a higher score & watch it rise.
I tend to publish a hub when it's finished but I do tend to wonder is timing does matter. Yeah, if you have fans they'll probably read it when they check their inbox, but what if you don't have a lot? Other than that you rely on Google indexing and who's on HubPages at what time. But like darkside said, someone's always online, so who knows? Maybe HubPages could add a schedule feature to posts if enough show interest.
I think that creativity should not have a schedule so that there is not a semblance to having a job or a certain time to "clock in." Time is of the essence and if you wait for a certain part of the country to wake up for example, you may lose your thought pattern or idea unless you recorded your article in Office Suite. Hubpages is an evergreen writing site because Google would like for the articles to have appeal for all times. The articles once written have worldwide appeal and the relevancy should be of no time restraint.
I wrote a continual update on President's Obama Economic Stimulus package from February 2009 to April 2009. I noticed an increase in traffic when the recovery plan was building up to become a law. After the bill began a law and it was up to the states to allocate the funds to jolt the economy, the daily updates were unnecesary.
Now I have started an Obama Newsletter (Hubpage staffers this is not advertising just information to answer a hubber's question) and realized that newsletters are timely but if topics of the issues are used; the timeliness will be categorized automatically.
If you are interested in monetization then you should by all means write without delay. Once a reader has read your hubpage, then that reader may read your other hubs but is done with that particular article. You must and should continually provide relevant content if you want to see your traffic increase with new traffic regardless of the date and time of publication.
Do not procrastinate with the intentions of waiting on a time zone or when you think most people will read the article. Whether the article is written at 5 a.m. or 5 p.m., the sooner it is written the more readers and visitors you should receive.
I always publish as soon as I am finished and it is usually at 3am in the morning. I am a night owl.
I'm also a night owl!
I started on HubPages for fun & money, but I now do it mostly for an income (but I like writing anyway so that's good). Right now I am actually looking at it as a business because it's producing an income, which I'm working on increasing. I am writing elsewhere also.
In order to avoid losing my thought pattern I sometimes just type up the Hub while my brain is ticking, save it, and go back and finish later with pics, etc.
You must do some serious research before you publish with 51 Hubs. May I ask what other writing sites you belong? I had the intention of starting a business too, but the sheer volume of how many articles I would have to write was overwhelming to make a decent income from less than a dollar a day, presently. One hubber said that a fast food restaurant would pay more but I like the creativity and is hopeful that one day I can find a writing system that works. The Hubpage staff said that they are going to free up more Google Adsense earnings as soon as they can get through some glitches. I believe that as more people start using the internet and navigate from the TV that the writing earnings should increase (Supply and Demand).
Yes, I do research, but it doesn't take much time (about 10-30 mins for keyword research). I wasn't publishing regularly at all. I only published about 45 hubs and stopped hubbing for almost a year. I was collecting some backlinks, learning more about making money online and I've just recently jumped back into writing for a living. You must spend a lot of time writing with 260+ Hubs in such short time!
The only other site I "belong to" right now is Bukisa. Other than that I set up my own blogs with Blogger or self-hosted WordPress.
Actually, you don't have to write as many articles as you think. I used to think that also, but figured out a way around writing tons of articles.
I didn't think the 40/60 split was too steep, but if they're willing to share more, I'll take it!
This is interesting to know about changes to the income if it is true. Where did you hear it? I certianly hope it is true as then I may be able to earn a bit more.
Unfortunately, most writers (online and offline) are lucky if they can make a living wage.
Writing journalists must do well as most of them are degreed as some hubpage writers. I won't classify writers with artists just yet. The writer on the movie "The Soloist" called himself a "professional" after all.
I don't think time is a factor at all. You said it would have been best if you would have published it bit late in the day when more Hubbers are online. There are two reasons why this logic won't work.
1. Hubpages is accessible throughout the world and we are a family consisting of people from all over the world. The daytime for you could be night for many of us. How would you co-ordinate that?
2. Every time a Hub is published, a mail will go to all your fans on Hubpages. So it doesn't make any difference when you publish you Hub. Your fan can will get to know about your latest Hub whenever they check their inbox, be it day be it night!
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