Hubbing or blogging

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  1. greathub profile image75
    greathubposted 10 years ago

    Hi everybody

    Which word do you think better describes our activiites that we do on hubpages.com

    Hubbing

    OR

    Blogging

    ?

  2. Stacie Naczelnik profile image73
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Hubbing.  HubPages is not a blogging site.

  3. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 10 years ago

    Stacie's right - there is a difference.

    Blogging is perfect when you already have an audience, and that audience knows you well enough personally to read whatever you have to say. If you want to blog about how your day went, or how much you can't wait to see your cousin at family reunion, or about who's the better presidential candidate, then a blog is a perfect repository for those kinds of thoughts. Your audience knows you and might be interested. Purely personal matters and opinions about the news are perfect for blogs. But strangers might not care one bit about your opinions on things, which is why blogs tend to get very, very little traffic from search engines.

    Hubbing, on the other hand, is written for anyone searching for information, and should be written in a way that does not require that person to know who you are to make sense of it. You don't need to know Stacie at all to find her Hub on how to knit a scarf incredibly useful. This is an example of evergreen content.

    Evergreen content has the benefit of being much more attractive to searchers, and also translates to higher click-through rates on ads. Long-time Hubbers can tell you that great quality evergreen Hubs attract healthy traffic from Google, Yahoo and MSN/Live and that traffic translates to AdSense earnings.

    1. greathub profile image75
      greathubposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the comprehensive reply.

  4. Stacie Naczelnik profile image73
    Stacie Naczelnikposted 10 years ago

    Thank you Jason for spelling out the differences.  My answer was ridiculously short.  Mmm...coffee is helping.

  5. Jason Menayan profile image60
    Jason Menayanposted 10 years ago

    Short, but right! I just elaborated a bit.

 
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