I think I suggested something like this before. Could the topical forums be split up and each category shifted to a niche site with the closest category? E.g Shift "Home" to DenGarden. Then when readers come to the forum for help, relevant articles could be suggested to them?
This is something many of us suggested when the niche sites were launched, and I thought it was on HP's to-do list at one point. I have to assume there are reasons they haven't done it.
I agree it would be a great idea to have forum communities develop around the niche sites. If it happens, it would be smart if there were a way for people to sign up for the forums without signing up as writers.
I like this idea very much. All of the HubPages forums deal with the topic of writing on HubPages (except for the Freeform Discussion one). The topical forums include a mishmash of different topics. Splitting them up and putting them on the relevant niche sites makes sense to me.
I find on some of my articles, I'm a one man troubleshooting team answering everyone's queries. On a forum, topic posts could be answered by registered HubPages writers and also forum members who don't necessarily want to write on HubPages. The user interface would also need a facelift so that it functions and looks like typical forums. If the forums took off and became popular, moderating them could be become an issue. Who's responsibility would that be?
by Seth Tomko 6 days ago
I am uncertain if this same situation has happened to other writers, but I am wondering about why it seems hubpages has become a second-class citizen in its own network. I've written articles here for the last decade and been happy with it for the most part. In the last year or so,...
by Scott S Bateman 16 months ago
I have been pleased with the audience and revenue for my articles on HubPages since joining the site some years ago.I commend the company for creating the successful niche sites at a time when similar sites were folding. My existing articles that moved to those sites have done even better than...
by Dina Sostarec 3 months ago
Hi,Do more experienced Hubbers have any useful tips for getting your article moved to a niche site? I kept seeing advice that goes something like "make sure you write a high-quality article" but it just seems so vague to me. I have 9 articles now and the only one that was moved to a niche...
by McKenna Meyers 2 years ago
I just read on another thread that we must add the niche sites to our AdSense account. I don't know anything about this and don't know how to do it. Could someone please give step-by-step directions on how to get this accomplished? I don't remember hearing about this when the niche sites started....
by Scott S Bateman 3 years ago
I'm very happy with the results of the niche sites. It's a win-win for HubPages and writers like myself. But I'm a bit curious about the process for choosing Hubs that go on those sites.One of my most successful Hubs on a niche site has more than 1,250 words, multiple photos and an original video....
by Eugene Brennan 3 years ago
Now that the niche sites are up and running, wouldn't it be a good idea to add a "Forum" menu item on each site to link to the relevant topic forums on HubPages? (maybe there is a link already, but I can't find it).
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