I was wondering I tend to write things that I know about. But to drive your hub into the public eyes would it help to talk about the current events?
The downside of current events is... what do you do when they aren't current anymore?
I try for evergreen topics myself as they take much less upkeep over the long-term. I like evergreen topics that periodically become current events best.
I think the better way to get traffic (from outside HubPages) is to write a "how to" Hub, or at least one on something that a lot of people may be searching for. It doesn't have to specifically be "how to" - but it has to help someone with something. "Tips for.." are another good kind to write. If not that kind, then sometimes one on a specific product or place can work out well.
I stay away from the latest "big thing" in the news because I don't want my Hub lost in the zillions of other things people write about the same thing.
If you write about something like, "my horrible day last Wednesday" it won't likely get very much traffic.
I have one that I only wrote because it was a request (now known as a "question" on HubPages). It was about yellow fingernails and toenails. I don't know why I even answered such a disgusting request. I guess because I knew some answers. It's one of my better Hubs traffic-wise. (Hardly my idea of my best writing. ). I guess a lot of people must have yellow nails and be looking for how to whiten them up. The point is that the Hub addresses a very specific problem and offers some suggestions for trying to fix it. (It does kind of bug me to see that particular, disgusting, Hub way at the top on "My Account". )
by Neerizzle 6 years ago
All I see on my news feed is articles written about the earthquake and I personally find that kind of annoying. I don't mean to call anyone out but it seems like what most people do is just read an actual news article about the event (in this case the earthquake) and then write it in their own...
by Janis Leslie Evans 4 years ago
For example, do you publish on particular days of the week or time of day? Do you promote based on hot topics on social media or news stories/current events on broadcast media? How important is it to be aware of what's happening day-to-day that may influence they way readers search for information?
by Kelly Kline Burnett 8 years ago
While I am new it appears from the little time I have had here that financial and technology Hubs earn the most money. Is there a list of the top $$$$ and $$$$$. I haven't seen the five dollar signs - do they exists?Am I wasting my time with fashion - too competitive? I am seeing...
by Shasta Matova 5 years ago
I've been on HubPages for over a year now. I have written 253 hubs (I deleted some) and just recently passed the 100,000 views mark. I think I should have more views by now considering the number of hubs and the amount of time I spend here. I know it is more about quality than quantity,...
by Jeff 3 years ago
17 Hubs published and I get about one view per day between all of them? I realize it takes a while to establish yourself but is that normal? Does it pick up over time? All my articles are well over length and get maximum hubber checkmarks? Now, granted, I don't...
by Frank P. Crane 6 years ago
How would one secure pictures of current events?I'd like to write some hubs that reference incidents to the daily news. Is there an easy way to use some of the pics found in papers and new magazines.
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