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Too many hub categories

  1. wilderness profile image98
    wildernessposted 7 years ago

    I keep a notepad beside my keyboard and jot down thoughts for a possible new hub as I think of them.  When I (finally) decide to write I have a list of ideas and just go through and choose what looks interesting at the moment.

    The result, though is that even with the grand total of 11 hubs I have subjects all over the place, from how to articles to simpe prose to comedy to "philosophy" and have some trouble trying to back link them.  There just isn't any continuity at all be most of my hubs - no similarities.

    Does anyone else have this problem?  Do you try to stay within a few general areas?  Or just go where your imagination takes you for the moment?

    1. Cagsil profile image60
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Wilderness,

      It might be best if you worked on hubs that were similar in topics, but slightly off topic from each other. Then, you can link them together, because they will be related in some manner.

      Example: I use hubpages to talk/write about different aspects of life and human beings. These two are related obviously, but the many different aspects or views or pieces of them is what I write about.

      Like, morals - character traits - government intrusion - philosophy(isn't my strong suit, because I know almost nothing about it). Each are linked together.

      My model hubs are linked together as is my celebrity hubs.

      Hope that was helpful. smile

      1. wilderness profile image98
        wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Yes it is - thanks Cags.  I have noticed that with your stuff and wondered if it makes it a little easier to both write and link.

        Not as much fun, perhaps, but probably better in the long run.  Of course, I'm still searching for a general category that I like AND that readers will find interesting.  My stuff is still too new to get much response from google and such, so can't really tell whether they will be well received.

        Or maybe make 2 or 3 "groups" and try to keep within that.  More limited links, of course, but that would change with time and more hubs.

        1. Cagsil profile image60
          Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Well, I guess you don't find it fun, but every time I write about a different aspect, it seems to be well received, because the subjects are describing the worse parts of people and the apparent lack of whatever.

          I think you can use all different assortments, then group them together based on only one or two links. You do not need 10 or 15 links to related articles, only a few.

          You want your reader to engage you either in comments or by visiting your related hubs. If you have some "how to" hubs, that is the common element the hubs have, so link them together.

          You can add news feeds and rss feeds to each of your hubs, which either tie into your other hubs via keywords or you can tie them to other hubs from other writers.

          All links, either internal or external from other sites are helpful. Anything pointing back to a hub from another source is a backlink. wink

          1. wilderness profile image98
            wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, it's fun alright - I just enjoy moving around, writing different things in different styles more than the same kind of writing day after day.

            Today my project is another hub, and try to insert some rss feeds into what I have.  Haven't done that at all yet, so some work ahead of me.

            Not sure what you mean, though about links from other sites - I can't insert a link in somebody else's site (can I?).  Only in my own sites, and HP is all I've got.  Might join FB (shudder) in the future, though. 

            I of course use links to Amazon and wish I could onto eBay, but that is apparently shut down for at least the time being.  I also link to some other hubs (not mine) that seem appropriate.

            1. Cagsil profile image60
              Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              I use Blogspot, which has links on them, not that I get much traffic from my blog, but the links are there. I have RedGage, where I have linked to my hubs. I share with Facebook and use Twitter also.

              You can find other hubs that are related to yours, and ask the hubber if you can link to their hubs, and if they would link back to yours. This will create a link, internally with HubPages.

              You can find out if a hubber will let you post a link in the comment section of their hub. If your hub is related and a good source of information, then it most likely will be left in place.

              You can create "capstone" hubs, to group your hubs that are related, like I did with my poetry. I have 10-20 poems, but are linked to a capstone/directory where all can be reached. Not to mention, each poem is linked to every other poem.

              You can link to other hubbers hubs and email them to let them know that you have linked to their hub, similar to what I already said, but do not ask them to link back to yours. They might do it anyways, without you asking.

              1. wilderness profile image98
                wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

                Some great ideas - thanks, Cags!  I never thought of asking a hubber for a line back, or linking via a comment.  That's something to consider as it would benefit both.

  2. Csjun89 profile image67
    Csjun89posted 7 years ago

    I think the hub categories are currently quite okay, I only have 57 hubs though so I am not exactly straining like the people with a few hundreds.

    If this helps, try just giving a general category for your hubs, and at a later point flesh it out with your tags and groups. For example if you write a poem, you could put it under what the poem is about, perhaps flowers or poems and poetry, and lets say you choose poems you tag it with flowers. This way you free yourself of the category inhibition!

  3. profile image0
    Precious Williamsposted 7 years ago

    Hi Wilderness, like you I am interested in all sorts of things (though that's not currently obvious from my hubs) but when I have one idea, I then think of five others that will be related. This means I am building a great library of possible articles/hubs.  I have an ever ready supply.  However, I don't wait for inspiration to come - every day I will look at a newspaper, magazine, watch the news and find a minimum of five subjects that I could write about.  Now I just need to get faster as well as mastering back links etc.

    1. wilderness profile image98
      wildernessposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      So far, at least, inspiration is not a problem for me.  I generate hub ideas far faster than I can write them.  I have a page of ideas, but can reasonably write only about one a day, with keyword and other research also needed.

  4. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    You can write on all topics, it will not hurt anything, I write in many subjects and am doing great!


  5. content profile image68
    contentposted 7 years ago

    I actually think that there could be more hub categories as well.  The more focused the categories, the better they fit the needs of the searcher.