What makes a hub popular? Which topics tend to be the most popular?

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  1. vespawoolf profile image97
    vespawoolfposted 6 years ago

    What makes a hub popular? Which topics tend to be the most popular?

  2. lburmaster profile image82
    lburmasterposted 6 years ago

    Don't think of what is popular. Think of what you are interested in. What do you want to know? Is there something you enjoy but never took the time to study about? Research it and make a hub about it. Chances are if you like that subject, someone else does too.

  3. peachpurple profile image83
    peachpurpleposted 6 years ago

    In my opinion, popular hubs depends on the festival which is coming and unique hubs such as not popular events or recipes or happening in you life. These hubs attracts lots of readers

  4. Randy M. profile image85
    Randy M.posted 6 years ago

    My photography hubs see the most traffic.  Everyone likes to see a photo.  And perhaps many people are interested in Costa Rica, where I live.  This hub is my most popular:  http://randy-m.hubpages.com/hub/Photos- … Costa-Rica 

    After that are my recipe hubs. They get about 1/2 the traffic of the hub above, but they are consistently visited.  Again, most of my recipe hubs are related to Costa Rican cooking.

    Seasonal hubs are visited seasonally, but you can see some good peaks when the season comes around.  I haven't written any of these hubs on this site, but I have on other sites.

  5. randomcreative profile image92
    randomcreativeposted 6 years ago

    My seasonal hubs are the most popular.  I get by far the most reviews and ad earnings from these topics.  Almost all of my other consistently viewed hubs are craft topics.

  6. cheaptoys profile image59
    cheaptoysposted 6 years ago

    there are some topics which get more searches. I am not sure if doing some keyword research can help you too

  7. vocalcoach profile image97
    vocalcoachposted 6 years ago

    My most popular hubs fall into three different categories:

    1- Inspiring and motivating

    2 -Hubpages help

    3 -The singing voice

    I think good recipies are popular as are interesting places to visit.

    Several factors are involved in making a hub popular including well-written content, excellent photos and of course, an intriguing title!

  8. BakingBread-101 profile image58
    BakingBread-101posted 6 years ago

    Human Interest hubs, whether it is personal stories or food related.

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 6 years ago

    I think a lot of the most popular topics are things like business and finance, also how to get traffic/make money on the internet. Those are all things I know nothing about, and I don't plan on writing about them, but they are popular.

  10. profile image0
    Ghaelachposted 6 years ago

    I seem to be the odd on out here as when I look at my top ten they all have a different theme except two which are medical hubs.
    The hubs I have written on HP are mostly a mix with about a third being split between Medical and Ireland.
    I agree with Randy and think we all love to see good interesting photo's.
    LOL Ghaelach

  11. nochance profile image95
    nochanceposted 6 years ago

    Controversial topics get a lot of views. I have a hub about supernatural powers (like you see in comic books) and I get a lot of strongly worded comments by people who both agree, and disagree with me.

  12. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    I categorize my hubs into two categories based on their popularity: (1) hubpages popularity and (2) search engine popularity. Why? Because not all my hubs that get a lot of HP traffic get organic traffic and vice versa. My most popular hub with 11,000 views has less than 250 HP views.

    Hubs written about hubpages will always see more hubpages traffic. These hubs include HP tutorials, milestones and personal experiences. Human interest, General tutorials, money making/freelancing, recipes, health and so forth will follow.

    As for search engine popularity, it depends on your niche but basically (based on the fact I write on may topics) health related articles, money making, recipes and travel are tops.

    1. Maralexa profile image85
      Maralexaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What a great response, Cardisa.

    2. craftybegonia profile image73
      craftybegoniaposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Very interesting info. Thanks!

  13. Maralexa profile image85
    Maralexaposted 6 years ago

    This is a very worthwhile question that has elicited excellent answers.  Thanks everyone.  You have helped me rethink my strategy.

  14. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 6 years ago

    My most popular hubs are technology  (fixing computer problems) public speaking , and health. My heavily researched ones in the latter two make them popular.

    1. vespawoolf profile image97
      vespawoolfposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your insights are great. Thank you all so much for analyzing which of your hubs are the most popular. It gives me a lot to think about!

 
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