Is it better to have a niche or to write about various unrelated topics?
Develop a niche. Niche articles are rated by search engines more highly than individual ones. The accumulation of good articles in a niche gives a strength rating that is applied to each article, with the assumption that the more articles you have in the niche, the more you know about the topic, and that someone finding one article will want to read the related ones.
I guess I'd say "have a niche" -- I tend to write mostly about "B" movies and heavy metal/hard rock music, because I'm a total nerd for both subjects and love sharing my thoughts on them with the world at large.
On the other hand, my most successful and most-viewed Hub happens to be one that has nothing to do with either of those subjects, so it doesn't hurt to go outside of your "comfort zone" every once in a while.
by Elisabeth Sowerbutts 8 years ago
Hi I noticed recently that when hubs are listed in the Google search results the 2nd link doesn't got to the hub but to the category page - for example: You can see the tumblr page has the normal double link to the page ranked - but the hubpage doesn't the 2nd link is to...
by Judi Brown 3 years ago
I've just noticed a couple of my WW1 hubs plus another history hub moved to "Owlcation". Topics are Academia, Humanities, Social Sciences, STEM and Agriculture and Farming. Don't know what to say about that mix!
by Randy Godwin 7 years ago
I've just noticed something which concerns me a bit and wondered if it is something new or not. The related hubs, listed on my highest trafficked hub in my best niche, only have one hub which fits the description out of six examples. The other five--though distantly related--would...
by Dani Merrier 2 years ago
I'm speaking mainly on your HubPages account, but also any side (or main) blogs. Do you think it hurts or helps your Hubs to have a diverse group of articles or is it better if it's all about one thing?
by jellygator 7 years ago
I submitted a hub about the difference between assertive and aggressive women called "She's such a Bitch: So Why Does He Love Her?" and I can't figure out exactly what's blocking it from publication.The bots flagged it as possibly containing inappropriate content, and sent it for a...
by Keith Schroeder 7 years ago
I imagine a few people will notice as my hubs disappear here and appear elsewhere. So I write this forum and my last hub detailing my discontent.There have been issues in the past, but nothing I would leave over. A lot of very good hubbers picked up and left Hubpages this spring and I thought they...
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