I notice that some hubbers will put out a burst of hubs - 3 or 5 say one after the other and then nothing for a week or so - others do a more regular posting pattern? What works best - I tend to publish then promote and then publish the next one a few days later but I wonder if there is a SEO benefit of doing a whole lot of related hubs together?
I tend to (will soon) post a hub when I finish it and proof read it (take a week or so to remove the hub from my head so I can read it fresh (like my readers will).. but when I finish one I start a new one so eventually this will give me a week to calibrate each one while writing the next.. but everyone has their own patterns.. some hubers I notice just write when the mood strikes them with no ryme or reason (that I can detect).. and if I create a hub that gets out of control with information I try to convert this into a "series" of hubs that are one long hub broken up for easier reading and shorter hubs.. so if I release (as is in the next plan) the decode love hub It will all be written together but because the topic is so much information (you try making love a simple yet informative hub lol) it has to be split up, so in this instance I'll be releasing most likely 10 hubs at the same time, one after another..
I do this also to keep them together as best I can in when their released (I know I can group them but still).. I'm thinking of using an idea I got from isabella on using tag tagged urls to link someone to a group of hubs by creating a unique tag that will be mostly for grouping a "series" of hubs i.e. a tag like decodingloveabc so I can create a hub url with this tag to bring up only the 10 in this series for example..
I know this is probably a stupid question here but what does SEO stand for? or the other term I saw SEQ?
If you are doing a series of closely related hubs - I would just include the links to the others in the series in a link capsule - you can include a summary and have them in the right order then
SEO = search engine optimization SEQ I havent seen -it might be a typo ? SEO means writing with an eye to what the google bots look for to index your page - for example I am a native English speaker -not American but I often use American spelling e.g. traveler not traveller and usage vacation, not holiday in my hubs because most of my traffic comes from north america.
I've used that at the end of each of my How To Hub articles.
What a marvelous idea (and so simple it escaped me!) thank you for that.. would be like a book with chapter headings (like in a pdf file only in a blog capsule I could put at the top of the page).. brilliant and easier to do.. each link set can be put on each hub and .... ok I'll leave it at that as not to repeat myself (I'm learning hehe) thank you!
I just post them as I have time to write them. If I have a block of free time, I'll finish several hubs and publish them right away. I may not have time to write again for several days. So, there is no method to my madness. :->
Just publish the hubs when you have made them. I tend to publish one hub a day but it really doesn't matter what the frequency is.
Lissie, I read a great Hub about Hubbing tips - maybe it was Caspar's??
One tip I hadn't heard before was that he leaves his Hubs to "stew" for a couple of days after writing them, to let their Hub score improve before he publishes. He says he has no idea why, but it seems to make a difference.
oh you mean by writing them IN or adding them TO a HUB page without publishing it.. wow interresting idea since I know that just being there even unpublished does alot of things.. facinating.
p.s. what was that hub again? (link to it?) perhaps someone should hub just a cascade of links to all the great help hubs, and catigorize them (hub set up help links, hub look and feel links, and so on with the links below the catigory headings..) are their any like this with a listing of great hubs (or pages outside hubs?)
I think this is true. I don't know the reason why, but it happened with the very first hub I published. I wrote it and did not publish it for about a week for so. And the hub started in the 70s! I thought it was a fluke. I did it inadvertantly, and have not tried it since then.
As for publishing a large number of hubs together, while it may not affect search engines and external traffic much, I guess it will affect the Hubpages traffic. Why? Imagine all your fans receiving a mail that you have published 5 hubs. Will they read all the hubs? Not likely. At least, I am not able to do so, since I am a fan of at least 50 authors, and must be receiving a lot of mails everyday.
Spiders and bots are the computers that crawl all the websites the internet. Index is the cache that google stores all the websites in for it's search engine. Therer are also two indexes: the main index and the supplementary index. If your website ends up in the supplementary pages, the likelihood of internet users seeing it is slim to nothing.
I would say if you're posting on different topics, then you can post as often as you like. If on the other hand all of your posts are on a specific theme, then you should space them out a little.
Whenever I have an idea for a hub, I open a hub for the title, arrange all the component capsules for it, write out a quick outline, and research source pages for it. Then I save it and work on it whenever I have time.
One of these days, I'm gonna end up publishing about 30 hubs in one shot.
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