Shouldn't Hubs be about Quality, not Quantity?

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  1. JayFS profile image67
    JayFSposted 4 years ago

    Shouldn't Hubs be about Quality, not Quantity?

    I thought the focus of Hubpages was for users to create quality content. I don't understand the whole Grow the HubPot Challenge. Quality articles often take more than just 1 day to publish; just because an article is featured doesn't mean it's high quality.

    I'm just confused as to what the goal of the contest is when there's probably go to be a influx of low-quality articles because of this.

    Am I just crazy?

  2. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    No, you're not crazy. That's why only 10 are chosen out of 150 or so featured hubs. The majority of them may not meet the standard but not all hubbers who publish are trying to get in the top ten. The point is to strive for a stellar hub. But there are plenty of quality hubs published everyday that don't meet the criteria of "stellar" hub. The point is to increase the motivation of all hubbers who want to participate and have a shot at the Pot.
    I agree that it takes more than a day to create a quality hub. I thought the challenge was a bit stressful, too when it was only for a week. Since the challenge was extended, you can take as long as you want to get your hub at the standard you want before you publish it.

  3. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 4 years ago

    Quality is in the eye of the beholder.
    HP is in the business of generating page views which garner more advertising and thus more profits for the company. Contests such as this are used by many other sites to encourage more postings by their writers. While quality is important ultimately it is the number of clicks, readers, and views in addition to how much time people spend on these sites is what increases profits for them.  If a site can boast to potential advertisers they get so  many millions of hits per month it's a great selling point. Having continuous new content is important.

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    I don't know how the contest will affect the quality of hubs because both good and bad are published every day even when people are rushing to get them written in time to win a prize. Personally, I strive for quality above quantity and that's why I usually write only one hub a week. It takes time for me to get the quality so I have less time to crank out hubs.

  5. M. T. Dremer profile image94
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    When HubPages says 'quality' they're really just focusing on spelling and grammatical accuracy. They don't want nonsensical spam bot articles. The truth of the matter is, neither us nor HubPages knows which article is going to hit it big. And the only way to make a business model out of such uncertainty is to take as many shots as possible. Write 100 hubs and you might be lucky if 5 become popular. It's for this reason, that quantity is actually more valuable than quality.


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