Are you "branded" as a Hub Pages writer? If so, what is your brand, and how is it helpful to you?
While I believe it is helpful for Hubbers to have an identifiable "brand image," I know it is not something that's easily accomplished. We all have many interests, so our brand must be able to provide an "umbrella" for a lot of interests. I'd like to know how those who feel they've accomplished the branding feat, have done it.
No, and not sure how I would do that. I write lots of Hubs about politics, but they tend to get rather low traffic. My natural health Hubs get more.
I don't know if this answers your question, but I seem to have been branded a photography writer which makes sense, if this is the case, since 90 % of my hubs are about photography. The end result has been that I have gotten several emails from outside sources asking for advice, tips and general photography questions. It also helps that at least two publications and one manufacturer of photo products have expressed interest of having me consult for them.
my brand is domains. When i joined HP a few months ago, i was hubbing about everything, Books, movies, Internet, news, etc then a more expereinced hubber adviced me to stick to one niche. I decided to take the advice and am gald i did!
ronhi, may I ask what are some of the advantages of branding that you've found?
@ drmiddlebrook it helped me get more organic traffic. Google, yahoo, Bing etc...maybe it is just a conicedence that the traffic from search engines began trickling in after branding...but maybe it isnt...am honestly not 100% certain
I believe your increased traffic is related to your brand. Having a brand makes it easier for your articles to be found when someone is doing a related search. Having articles sharing an "umbrella" of sorts, helps searchers discover you.
I write on a range of topics but they do go together in a way. I write mainly about natural health and therapies, vegan/vegetarian food and spiritual and pagan topics.
I am branded as an author of dog training articles with an emphasis on dog agility. I have about three to five people a day from the agility world joining my FB page for my hubpages articles now after a slow start. I also am getting about one request a week to publish an agility article elsewhere. I do let them publish the link, of course. It's been fun to watch the articles spread around cyberspace and grow. I was known as a dog/agility writer prior to joining Hubpages though. I have tried hubs on other subjects, and they've been fun too.
I honestly don't know if I'm branded as anything in particular, but I would LOVE to be branded as a fiction writer, which is what I like to do best. Unfortunately for me, my non ficiton writing seems to be more popular here on Hubpages, so I do a little of both. But to be honest, it is much harder for me to write non-fiction, in regard to the time and efforts involved in research; however, there is a nice side to it : I learn a lot!
I am actually not sure what you mean by being a "branded" writer. How does one know if he/she is a branded writer? Is it an accolade given by hubpages?
I write mainly about travel topics. I review places I've been to. I give tips on travel subjects, from packing to passports to travel insurance. It's easier to write when I'm on the road since everything is so fresh and exciting to me as I write it. Once in a while, I write about something not related to travel but I pretty much keep it about travel most of the time.
This was the hardest thing for me to figure out! Now, that I know what it is, and how so easy it was to get it and understand. I felt so stupid! I personally have felt emotional at times. I wondered if I ever would have my heart's desire.
So, I looked to see who else was distinguishing them self as unique as their personality. How they used
the talents they have been blessed with.
They use these different parts of them that makes them to be the sucessful authors.
It is such a process of figuring out who you are, what are you wanting to accomplish and then what is your message? Try to set yourself apart from the rest of us.
My advice is to make your signature mark. I would need to find out, I am Jewish to help with my enlightenment. My *signature mark* is after every article, letter or comment. I try to type just one word. Shalom
Thanks for responding Jo Goldsmith. "Branding" usually comes from specializing in the topics you write about, so that you are seen as an expert in an area. Or, you could offer advice to people in a variety of topics, based on your area of expertise.
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