How do you do your research for informational hubs?
Experienced hubbers: What websites and/or print references do you use when you write informational hubs?
And how do you, personally, present the information in an original, engaging way that's true to your own writer's voice?
As far as voice, I really don't think about exactly how that happens...I just write the way I think it, and it comes out the way I would say it. That said, I did write a hub detailing some of the things I did originally to develop my style:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-Style-D … uely-Yours
And I'll be posting hub with my research methods shortly .
Knowing how to do fast and efficient article research may be the difference between making a living off of something you love, or not being able to do it at all because it's just too time-consuming. Here are some tips for time-efficient research so that you can get your information and get to writing as quickly as possible. read more
I write almost the way I think and speak as well. I do research a bit to see if what I am saying is true to at least 3-4 credible sources. True it's not wise to just listen to what is placed on the internet on the top searches. At times we have to do a really deep search which could take days or weeks (checking out 10-100 pages of searches) for a complete understanding of the topic/topics.
Hope this helps.
Rule of thumb. Only write about what you know about, experienced and or make sure it's something you really enjoy.
Try to find information on .edu or .gov websites to shorten the amount of time you spend doing research. As for voice it is usually best to write using the active voice. Write as if you are speaking directly to your audience and use action verbs whenever possible.
Before publishing anything proofread it. Read it out loud and see how the article flows. Does it lead the reader from beginning to conclusion in a logical manner? Remember the first draft of anything is never the one that gets published.
Over time your own distinctive writing style will emerge and your writing will keep on getting better. The important thing to do is keep on writing, proof reading and revising your work.
Best wishes and feel free to contact me if you need any help.
Get more writing tips at my Blog WordWise
by Christin Sander 4 years ago
I know, we should write for both and I do, but the majority of my traffic comes from social media and lately I've stopped honestly caring about trying to figure out what Google wants. My highest ranking hubs for example do exceptionally well on Pinterest, FB etc. and get little to no Google...
by Georgi P. 5 years ago
Hey guys, I am relatively new here and I was wondering if you can guide me a bit how to write a good content, what to do and what to avoid. I know many people here have experience on writing and I would appreciate any tips. Thanks!
by Ethan Green 6 years ago
I've read a lot about the importance of doing keyword research, but then you also get the impression that to really do that research properly can take a long time unless you get lucky early on or really know what you are doing. So I wonder, with some people pumping out huge amounts of hubs, are...
by GA Anderson 6 years ago
What do you do to prepare to write and informational or how-to hub?
by galleryofgrace 5 years ago
I found the reason so many people are coming in here writing short "blogs"- hubs!Found in google search for "Free blogs".Create a Blog For Freewww.hubpages.comOver 100,000 people are blogging w/o any coding needed. Start Now!
by Angela Michelle Schultz 6 years ago
I feel concerned that the reason google may prefer ehow as opposed to hubpages, is because there is an abundance of poetry and short stories. I am not by any means saying that those who publish the short stories and poetry are not good, but they are not usually searchable or high market. I...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|