I've seen many times that you should group your hubs into catagories. Why?
What is the benefit to groups? Who sees them?
Using groups within your respective Topics is a great way to direct traffic to your hubs.
Where: Categories are seen at the bottom of your hub. You will see the connected hubs just above the comment section. The categories will be visible to your readers once the hub is published.
Benefit: Readers are prompted to read related hubs. It is also a great way to build back-links within your HubPages sub-domain.
How: You can create your Groups at your respective 'My Account' page, the side bar lists the 'Groups' page, simply click the link and build your respective groups for each of your writing niches. (example: health, education, recipes, crafts) Once you have built your Groups you can assign them while editing a hub.
Hope this helps
MissOlive / Marisa
Yes that is very helpful. I have been linking all related hubs at the bottom above my comments. (You can view one of my job related ones to see what I mean). Does this mean I can stop doing that, because if I group them they automatically appear?
misslong123, yes, if you group your hubs you would not need to link them as you are currently doing. By the way, be careful with linking too many other hubs within a hub as it might be considered overly-promotional by the HP mods.
It helped me, I am still fairly new and do not come on all that often, however I did not know you can group them so thanks. I will check it out
As you develop a lot of hubs it definitely helps with organization and knowing what hubs can be linked to one another etc. It also helps hubs be properly categorized in the various hubpages categories.
The advice here is excellent. When you group articles, you create a niche and Google loves niche writing. It takes many articles to make niches work, but in time, the groupings pay off.
When you link related hubs, they are listed at the bottom of your hub and interested people can go on to another that is related. They are then able to get more information and that information will be written by you. It will enlarge your information network, without the added work for you of listing them on your hubs.
It looks smoother and less cluttered than if you listed all related hubs, making your hub look nicer and more professional. It allows you to present your hubs in the order you want them to show if you learn to group them.
You are the only one that sees the group as a group but those who read your hub and want to see more, will see them without having to search through all of your hubs for them.
All that is said here is true. Also, if you want to really grow and be recognized by Google a lot more, it is good to have a topic or theme on which you write 15 or 20 or even 40 hubs. They don't all need to be in the same group. But they can be in 2 or 3 groups and interconnect in various ways. If Google sees that searchers find you and stay in your domain, your Google rankings get a boost.
That is awesome advice! I may have to find a topic I'm passionate about and go for it!
I hope you do! Based on your current portfolio, I would say that knitting and job skills are your two most likely growth areas.
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