From a traffic perspective, what was your most memorable hub?
Some hubs you think are great don't get the views and others you thought were only marginal seem to have wild success. Do you have a short story and maybe an analysis about your writings?
Great question. I have a hub called "The History of Mountain Dew" which is by far my best hub as far as views. I was just drinking a Mountain Dew one day and thought "I'm going to write about this." For some reason it took off and has been getting a steady amount of views from the day I wrote it.
My "Five Interesting Facts" series has done very well and is the set of hubs about which I am most pleased. I had an earlier one, though, called "Four Presidents Who Chose Not to Run for Reelection (and One Who Chose to)" which I had designed as an American history hub. It was a real sleeper for many months and then, during the past U.S. election, it really took off -- lots and lots and lots of views. Don't know if someone was trying to send a message there, but I definitely got the traffic and I wasn't expecting it.
In any event, the conventional wisdom still holds. If you want to get the views, write about something people are interested in (or will be, some day) and write it in an engaging way that will keep their eyes on the page.
I have a hub about the life of former Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. Sometimes it falls idle but if I post links here on hub pages to this hub it does get some very good traffic. I think the same goes for at least 80% of my hubs. If I just let them lay they go idle. But if I promote them they get really good traffic.
There are three ways to angle your hubs -
the evergreen way
the catch the wave now way
the seasonal way
Back in the summer I decided to write sports hubs for a european soccer tournament knowing that the interest would peak for about a month then drop off the hubber's cliff edge. The traffic was phenomenal for a few of my hubs for about a fortnight and then, as expected, stopped!
I have over the months since then changed these hubs into more generic type articles and they get slow traffic now.
My surprise package has been Bird Poems and other poetic hubs - the evergreen hubs - and they're starting to tick over nicely, nothing sensational but ok.
Recipes for healthy eating also do much better than other ordinary recipe hubs.
Out of all the hubs the most memorable was a soccer hub - 2500 in a few days (that is very good for an amateur like me!!) plus 6000 image hits!!!!! Typical sports fans!!
If only they counted.
Best of luck with all your hubbing.
The biggest surge of traffic I ever got was when I posted one of my motorcycle hubs http://sherryhewins.hubpages.com/hub/The-Knucklehead on Reddit. It got 600 views in 2 days. My hub with the most consistent traffic, and the most over time is a complete surprise to me, it's about my dog, http://sherryhewins.hubpages.com/hub/Mu … nd-or-Daug
I quit writing on hubpages for awhile and then came back to write about a game I had been playing. Surprisingly I got more traffic then I ever thought I could possibly get. Just shows how you can have success on here writing about anything.
My Hub "Balanced Scorecard - Advantages and Disadvantages" has done extremely well. This was simply written as an in-depth explanation of the concept.
Some of my other hubs that do well are engineering related, answering questions that are hard to answer without spending hundreds of dollars on standards from standard organizations like ANSI and ISO.
Then I have several hundred hubs that have low to no hits.
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