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How are the hubs arranged in a category?

  1. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I just published one of my hubs to the creative writing category, and I was surprised to see that there are almost 2,800
    hubs listed there. My question is how are they listed?

    Are they listed by date issued? Do they switch at random? Are they listed according from best to worst? How is their order decided? I know it is not according to hub score, because that seems to be pretty random.

    It seems to me, if you are on the first page, you are going to get the most traffic. Also, who decides which hubs get featured, and which ones don't?

  2. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    Have you ever searched hubpages by category?

    Do oyu think other people do to?

    Do you think if anybody does it ever, they are probably just other hubpage users?

    Consider the category a tag listing

    If you went to a category page you would see how they can be organized, and you could have picked more specific sub categories

  3. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 8 years ago

    I did go to the hubpages category. That's how I found the creative writing category, and placed my hubs there. And, it is also how I came up with the 2,800 hubs number.

    But I will look in the creative writing category again, and see if I find anything different. But, my question wasn't about the category itself. It was about how each individual hub appears on each list.

    If there are 300 hubs and you are number 299 or 170 on the list for example. Would you always be at that spot in the category?
    Or do they switch at random?

    If 100 people are using the same keywords as you, it seems to me that someone is always going to be first on the list. And, for someone who doesn't know how hubpages works, don't you think they will be missing out on what might be some great hubs, because they don't want to hunt through them all?

    Just a comment to think about.

  4. Springboard profile image82
    Springboardposted 8 years ago

    I'd be interested in a legitimate answer to this one as well.

  5. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I gave you a legitimate answer.

    What i told you was that no one searches by category!

    But if you must care,A category for your purposes is just a tag, which helps for search engine optimization purposes

    I asked you have you ever looked at a category page!

    It shows quite clearly the 3 ways in which a category page is arranged!

    http://hubpages.com/topics/gender-and-r … e-sex/2008

    Hot - Best - latest

    In general highest scoring hubs with the most traffic are arranged first in HOT

    Hisghest scoring hubs with traffic over time are at Best

    and latest is latest

    (you will see i have a top hub at "hot" and "best" in the safe sex category, so one can be in both...that hub sees around 150-200 views a day and around 40k since it was published)

    http://hubpages.com/topics/gender-and-r … 2008/best/

    with this view, its pretty obvious how it is arranged

    no randomness - an obvious order based by score which is very,very clear when you actual view a category page.

    so I dont think you did go to the category page and its not something to think about, its very very obvious

  6. sunforged profile image76
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    I wrote all of that to point out the ordering system..But the important part is


    Your traffic comes from a search engine...they are NOT using the category pages.

    1. brimancandy profile image80
      brimancandyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am not getting any traffic from search engines. Everything I have is either from hubpages or facebook. Which isn't much.

      I always check my account to see where my traffic is coming from, and those are the only two things listed. Almost all of it is Hubpage traffic, with only 15 hits from facebook.

      1. Susana S profile image97
        Susana Sposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Briman, it's hard when you are new to writing online and internet marketing to know what to focus on because there is SOOOO much to learn. My suggestion to you, which you can take or leave, is to focus on getting your titles and keyphrases right before worrying about all the other stuff. Then you will get search engine traffic and possibly some revenue from what you've written.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    It's listed on the top of your hub which takes directly to that hubs category in one click.  I think everybody is listed somewhere-spreading the work throughout the community.

    1. sunforged profile image76
      sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      but how does that relate the arrangement of categories? it doesnt wink  , you will confuse him further