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What if your competition is another hubpage?

  1. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 8 years ago

    What do you do when you want to write on a high paying keyword and when you check the competition in Google for the keyword you find a hub written by another hubber already indexed on page 1?

    What are your options-
    1- Leave the thought of the keyword
    2- Write it anyway as you are passionate about the topic
    3- Write and maybe bookmark more.

    I am just curious to know if any one has faced this situation. I have been in one recently while doing one of the past hubmobs and chose option 1.

    1. Marisa Wright profile image97
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Charanjeet, if you're basing your subject choice on high-paying keywords, that's inevitable - because other Hubbers are using the same tools as you, and coming to the same conclusions.

      Generally, I'm told it's more important to look for low-competition keywords than high-paying ones.

    2. profile image0
      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      write it anyway. there's half a million hubs and over 100.000 hubbers, so i bet there's lots of hubs about the same things and with the same keywords. just put your own spin on it and you'll be fine.

  2. The10DollarMark profile image60
    The10DollarMarkposted 8 years ago

    If you're passionate I'd say write about it anyway, but consider a slightly different keyword.

  3. Whitney05 profile image84
    Whitney05posted 8 years ago

    You're going to find lots of competition no matter what website. There's really nothing that you can do. I'd suggest writing more hubs on that keyword.

  4. BundleBoy profile image81
    BundleBoyposted 8 years ago

    I second both Whitney05 & The10DollarMark. You should go ahead and write about the same topic.

    You never know, 6 months from now yours might be ranked higher smile

  5. CarpetDiem profile image74
    CarpetDiemposted 8 years ago

    Ditto to the above. If you pick anything worthwhile, there will almost always be people that got there first. But that doesn't mean that you can't pass them by and reach #1 if you're willing to work hard (and smart).

  6. AEvans profile image80
    AEvansposted 8 years ago

    I honestly have never looked to see who was writing about what, I just wrote what I felt. My recommendation is just do it, your hub may have a different spin on things. smile

    1. The Rope profile image55
      The Ropeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Agree!  One of the best things about research is to find similar works and determine the differences.  You learn a lot that way. By adding your article, you add value to what is already out there if you've put your own special spin on it.

    2. agvulpes profile image87
      agvulpesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with AEvans completly, If you start looking to see who else has written on a subject, you will probably go all negative on the subject and write a 'not so good' Hub.
      I say "go for it" and write the best Hub that you can with no inhibiting factors. cool

  7. johnr54 profile image43
    johnr54posted 8 years ago

    If you both are strong enough to rank on page 1, there will just be a double listing on Google, which likely will increase the clickthroughs for both hubs.

    Go for it.

  8. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 8 years ago

    A lot of hubs are close to others, all it comes down to is who made the better one big_smile


  9. charanjeet kaur profile image60
    charanjeet kaurposted 8 years ago

    I am sorry for replying late, it was night for me here. Thank you to everybody, really each and every one who took the time to reply. This was one question i needed answer for as was really putting me in a dilemma each and every time. I will take every advice given in this thread and put it in advice. Each and every hubber has been helpful in changing my mind. Thanks again.

  10. salt profile image73
    saltposted 8 years ago

    Congratulate them and yourself for being so good.

  11. Ivorwen profile image73
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    My sister and I both wrote a hub on the same topic, knowing we had different audiences.  She get large amounts of traffic from other countries, where s most of mine comes from the USA and Canada.  We used the same basic key words, and even related some of the same stories.  Both of us get good traffic on those hubs, and have had them bookmarked by others.  Mine is front page with google, hers, I cannot find.

    Having similar hubs has in no way been a hindrance to either of us.  Neither is there any duplicate content to be concerned with, since we both told things our own way.