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HubPages Tips: How to find a FANTASTIC Hub topic

  1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
    Ryan Hupferposted 8 years ago

    As promised here in my first HubChallenge forum post, I'm going to be using the time that we have until the official start of the 30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallenge (on this Friday, July 24th) to help all of you publish Hubs that have the most opportunity possible.

    For this first day I decided to touch on one of the most important and foundational decisions that you make when writing on HubPages, coming up with a good Hub topic:

    Linky >> HubPages Tips: How to find a FANTASTIC Hub topic

    I'll be posting each of these daily (or more or less) tips on our blog, so be sure to keep an eye out for them as the HubChallenge gets closer.

    Also, if you have any questions about this video, please post them in here and I'll answer you as soon as I can.

  2. N. Ramius profile image66
    N. Ramiusposted 8 years ago

    I may have missed it, but how do you enable the wonder wheel when you do Google search?

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Just click the 'Show options...' link on the left side of the search results and it will be an option in a list that appears:

      Click this:
      http://www.hupandsteph.com/Jing/2009-07-20_1012.png

      Then, click this:
      http://www.hupandsteph.com/Jing/2009-07-20_1014.png

  3. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    It took me a few minutes to find the wheel too, but alas, I did it.  The SEO tool bar has got lots of icons...not appealing, but, like the outcome.

    Thanks for the link to your article & these cool tools!

    j

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      No problem -- glad it helped!

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Thanks, Ryan.  Ive been making my list, checking it twice...  Gearing up for the big event, this information helps.

  5. anime_nanet profile image61
    anime_nanetposted 8 years ago

    I actually prefer related searches to wonder whell. Provides the same info and it's less clunky.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yep, related searches can work great, too. Thanks for letting us know. smile

  6. Trekkiemelissa profile image80
    Trekkiemelissaposted 8 years ago

    Man did this give me some great idea where I can expand into multiple topics.

    1. girly_girl09 profile image79
      girly_girl09posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Me too!

      I had never even heard of the Wonder Wheel. I also had forgotten about Google insights for search (or whatever it's called). The Wonder Wheel has opened up a whole new avenue of keyword research!

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    Learn something new everyday. I've never played with the wonder wheel either. Hubster is sitting here beside me, he doesn't care about the wonder wheel. Just wants to read his book.

  8. Anamika S profile image44
    Anamika Sposted 8 years ago

    That Wonder Wheel was new to me. Thanks Ryan!

  9. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 8 years ago

    The other day i stumbled on a page here at hubpages which had a list of potential hub topics that were in niche markets. I think it was in the FAQ somewhere - I've had a look but can't find it now sad

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    Ryan, what a great tutorial. Really gained a lot from the video.  Nicely done.

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    At the risk of sounding obtuse, I need to download Firefox in order to utilize the PR tool, right?  Have never used Firefox...

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image56
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You'll love it and you can use it just for your SEO keyword work if you like and continue to use IE or whatever for the rest of your stuff if you DON'T like it (but I'm sure you will).

      In my opinion Firefox is loads better but I know others prefer the other options, it's all just opinion.

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        wordscribe41posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, Julie-Ann!  I am excited to give it a try.  Have always used IE, but change is good, huh?  Appreciate the reply.

  12. Research Analyst profile image80
    Research Analystposted 8 years ago

    These are great tips, thanks ryan, your awesome!

  13. pmalik profile image67
    pmalikposted 8 years ago

    This was very helpful.. Am looking forward to creating 30 hubs.. Have identified a main topic and would be working 30 hubs around that..Should be fun !

  14. wannabwestern profile image87
    wannabwesternposted 8 years ago

    This is a lot of information. Thanks for helping us hobby-hubbers take it to the next level.

  15. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    I'm sure these are great, but I always use real life events....my convicts and kids give me a lot of writing material!

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    wordscribe41posted 8 years ago

    I've been doing some investigative work and comparing the wonder wheel to individually researching key words.  Wonder wheel shoots out a good number of .5 for me, not liking that.  Would rather my related words have higher values.  I really would LOVE to use the wonder wheel, granted.  It takes MUCH less time than my extensive keyword research, but I'm just not sold on the results.  Curious what other people think.

  17. darkside profile image82
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    I got the SEO Information for Firefox. Interesting statistics when you do a Google search. Just make sure you have it turned off before coming back to HubPages big_smile

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      sandra rinckposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Why would you need it turned off before coming back to hubpages?

  18. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    does it have any jucy crazy stuff that don't pertain to knitting and hanging drywall?

    tongue

  19. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    this is stupid..I couldn't find any wonder wheel despite the lovely directions. All it does is talk about how wonderful it is, not actually produce the goods...

    1. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Easy, hoss.....I found it with just what Ryan wrote here and had never previously heard of it.

  20. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    I guess I'm not techno advanced then...I like my way better...different strokes, for different folks...

    1. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're getting too wound up over nothing.  Just try it again.

  21. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Type in 'wonder wheel' on a Google search.  When the results come up, just above the results is the word "show options". Click on that.  A menu will pop up down the left side. Next to the last is "wonder wheel".  You're there.  Ryan shows you pictures of everything I just said.

  22. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    so these are the keywords of the day? yawn...

    1. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What now?

  23. Richard Ring profile image56
    Richard Ringposted 8 years ago

    Awesome, will use the Wonder Wheel from now on, very good advice.

  24. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    I thought it would be more fantastic than keywords about ferris wheels...I can't even ride those things without puking smile

    1. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      At least I know you finally made it there.

      1. AsherKade profile image60
        AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        http://thm-a04.yimg.com/image/6e9607546bb8508e

  25. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Asher.....on the line above the pretty wonder wheel you finally found.....type in some other word.  That's how you work the wonder wheel.

    1. AsherKade profile image60
      AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      where?

  26. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    When you're on the page with the wheel up......the line where you put a search....type in a word.

  27. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    Well, either you found it and you're having too much fun looking up words on the wonder wheel...or you've moved on to something else.  smile

    1. AsherKade profile image60
      AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no, my dumb ass kid pulled the plug on the computer....

  28. AsherKade profile image60
    AsherKadeposted 8 years ago

    I got it thanks!

  29. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    You're very welcome....glad I could help!  Time for bed for the kiddo, huh? Probably just wanted to get dad's attention so he'll come read him/her a bedtime story.  smile

    1. AsherKade profile image60
      AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      should have been in bed yrs ago. But he has never slept much since birth...autism is a strange beast...

  30. SEO Expert Kerala profile image61
    SEO Expert Keralaposted 8 years ago

    thank you for nice information about wonder wheel

    1. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      On behalf of Ryan and his excellent screen shots explaining the wonder wheel......you're welcome SEO Expert Kerala.

      1. AsherKade profile image60
        AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I'm just a damn idiot...I am sure the instructions were fine....either way, convicts and kids are plenty "wheels" for me to write about any ole' day...

        1. KCC Big Country profile image88
          KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You're not an idiot AsherKade! Besides, I was glad I could help.  Have you started the challenge or are you starting in less than an hour, or some other time?

          1. AsherKade profile image60
            AsherKadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I don't have a lot of time to commit to challenges....sorry...thnk my boss and spouse would kill me....

  31. KCC Big Country profile image88
    KCC Big Countryposted 8 years ago

    AsherKade....wasn't that an old Tom T. Hall song? "Convicts, Kids, and Watermelong Wine?"


    Just kidding....for those of not old enough to know the song...it's "Old Dogs, Children and Watermelong Wine".  (Things he loves).

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    r-mposted 8 years ago

    ive been using google for long time and i didnt try this button.
    thank you very much, it is helpful

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    sharongailposted 8 years ago

    I need help with a category for my hub having to do with personalities. How you can make a change for the better is kind of what the subject is.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you need help finding yourself a title?

      What is the Hub actually about? Your subject seems very broad right now, so you may need to tighten it up a bit if at all possible.

    2. KCC Big Country profile image88
      KCC Big Countryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like she's wanting to know how to categorize it.  If it's a self-help technique, it could be put under Knowledge & Education/Self Education and Knowledge/Tips and Advice.

    3. barryrutherford profile image63
      barryrutherfordposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      you can look at this hub I did two years ago & maybe use some ideas

  34. glendoncaba profile image81
    glendoncabaposted 8 years ago

    Scream tearing out my hair

    could someone please tell me how to register for the hub challenge.

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey glendoncaba!

      You actually don't need to register, just let us know that you're going to start the challenge here in this forum and then get to writing. smile

      1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
        Ryan Hupferposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        ...oh, and please don't pull out anymore of your hair...haha.

 
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