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What is your best hub improvement tip?

  1. Louise Lately profile image68
    Louise Latelyposted 5 years ago

    What is your best hub improvement tip?

    Sharing is caring! If you have a hub tip that you believe others could benefit from - please share it here. What tips have you benefitted from in writing hubs?

  2. dailytop10 profile image91
    dailytop10posted 5 years ago

    I decide to create a new hubpages account after reading a tip about focusing more on quality than quantity to have a much better potential to earn here. My old account has almost 200 hubs compared to this one that only has 30+. I am really amazed about the fact that this account earns more than my old one. This only proves that creating countless low-quality hubs will lead you nowhere.

    I wish you all the best and good luck!

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your reply dailytop10! I can see that your hubs are very focused and that you've found a niche - which is very important. I will definitely look into the option of creating another account, many thanks!

  3. HoneyBB profile image97
    HoneyBBposted 5 years ago

    I go back and delete words that add no flavor or meaning. For example, the word "very".  Sometimes, I change it to something else and sometimes I take it out. I also have a habit of putting the word "just" in my sentences and I do the same with that when needed. I try to make sure that every sentence adds something new or enhances something that I have said in the least amount of words without losing description.

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your tip HoneyBB -  this is really useful and I think printing a copy makes it easier to read. It's good to see your text with 'fresh' eyes!

  4. donnah75 profile image96
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    Spellcheck, spellcheck, spellcheck.  Then check your grammar.  Hubs full of errors always get a "voted down" from me.  Paying attention to detail is important.  We all make mistakes, but when we see them, we must fix them.

    I also believe that to improve hubs, writers must follow one of the golden rules of writing:  Write what you know.  If you don't know, learn it before you write about it.  We are all an authority on something, but we don't need to try to be an authority on everything.  Sharing our experience and what we know leads to the most honest, quality hubs.

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      donnah75, I totally agree that hubs are much more interesting if they come from someone with experience in the subject. It will attract other people 'in-the-know' and start meaningful discussions.

  5. Faith A Mullen profile image84
    Faith A Mullenposted 5 years ago

    I think that choosing attractive photos is of great importance for grabbing and keeping the attention of readers. I know that I am much more inclined to click a hub with a quality photo! Photos also give you an opportunity to promote your hub on social networks like Pinterest.

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Faith! I totally agree about the value of adding a good quality photo which is relevant to your hub - I am just starting to look into linking photos from my hubs to Pinterest which seems like a great platform to promote hubs.

  6. Millionaire Tips profile image92
    Millionaire Tipsposted 5 years ago

    My best hub improvement tip is to reread your hub as if it was the very first time you have ever seen it, as a reader.  If you can read it without any preconceived notions, you will likely find that there were some parts that did not read as smoothly as you thought. Wrong words, misspelled words, things that were copied and pasted incorrectly, etc.  You may find the formatting to need some help, or maybe you may come up with additional links that will help the viewer.   Every time I re-read one of my hubs, I can think of more things I can do to enhance the reading experience.

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Millionaire Tips! That's good advice - I will have a go at my older hubs an re-read them. Apparently editing hubs can also make your stats jump a bit...many thanks!

  7. vibz profile image61
    vibzposted 5 years ago

    I have benefited by writing How to's as there will always be chance for them to get more and more traffic. Hope this helps!

    1. Louise Lately profile image68
      Louise Latelyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      thanks vibz, really good tip - I will put that on my 'to do' list right now!

 
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