I have been "hubbing" so to speak for a couple of months now, and I am wondering the best ways to get more volumes of hubs.
Is it a good idea to do say 5-10 hubs on a similar topic? Would hubpages allow this?
They do. You may not want to get into this kind of thing, but the the fact that it exists shows that many Hubs about the same thing are OK.
http://hubpages.com/faq/#What+is+the+Fl … Program%3F
not only is it smart, it is encouraged. I knew I had read this hub before and finally found it! It's written by Paul Edmondson, HP's CEO. He has a number of helpful hubbing hubs.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Reasons-to-Writ … ngle-Topic
I do it and have a list of hubs I want to write under some of my current topics. I made a list of all of my categories and wrote the titles in and numbered each one. I want a certain amount in each topic. this helps me stay focused on what I want to do next, although listening to current topics has me salivating because they fall into a couple of my categories.
How about making the “similar” topics “sub-topics” to a main topic, with links from the main topic hub to all the sub-topic hubs and vice-versa?
I have seen some SEO experts suggest a group of related hubs, say 10, with one main hub and 9 satellite hubs, all linked together somehow. This is not prohibited; only contents that completely lack originality may be considered substandard. And of course, identical text in several hubs may be flagged as duplicate content.
Short answer: Hubpages won't care as long as each hub is an original hub, and doesn't somehow fall into the "too commercial" category.
Any topic has components and every topic component has different angles from which it it can be written. So, as long as you can focus down on constituent elements of a topic, you can write as many hubs as there are angles and elements.
For example, say you wrote an article about automotive repair. You could break that down into categories of automotive repair shop types and auto repair service types (just to name two).
You could then break each of those up. Repair shop types could become transmission shop, tire shop, brake and front end, smog/state inspection, radiator, exhaust and general service... even corporate owned, franchise and independent.
That's just one half of the two parts of auto service. Anyway, I think you get the point. It's all about focusing down to what lies beneath.
I think it even it goes even further because hubpages give you the ability to name and group hubs together I have all of my hubs grouped into groups for four different categories.
You can't have the same hub a bunch of different times, but you can surely have similar ones. I have a group of hubs about appliances, one on refrigerators, one on dryers, etc. Although these are similar, they are all original content.
I go further and tie these similar hubs together with unique tags that can be used in the future for RSS feeds.
Supose you know a ton of stuff about ding-bat bolts (these are specially manufactured to be just crooked enough to drive you insane when you try to use them in any normal way).
If you wrote down everything you know, it would be an encyclopedia. Google would choke on it, it would be so big. And who reads encyclopedias anyway?
So you break it down into shorter articles. Ten, twenty, a hundred, five thousand. You cross reference them where appropriate and pretty soon Google sees you as the ding-bat bolt expert - the king of ding-bat bolts, the authoritative source, the ding-bat bolt MAN.
Everybody else writing about ding-bat bolts has to refer to your stuff. People in third world countries steal your stuff. Ding-bat bolt manufacturers and distributors clamor for your ad space.
You make a lot of money, and finally sell the whole bunch to one of the big distributors for "buy an island" kind of money.
And then you retire, still wondering why people are dumb enough to buy ding-bat bolts. Shrug..
I've tried to just that with most of my hubs, and then "group" them I can then put an rss feed in each, pointing to other similar hubs in the same grouping. My hope is that readers will be more likely to look at a second hub in their field of interest.
Specifically how do you do this? I understand how to make a group and assign hubs to the that group. But then how are you creating an RSS feed in each which points to other hubs?
Gotta love how helpful and creative other hubbers here are! Check out EdWeirdo's hub on how to use the RSS "trick":
http://hubpages.com/hub/Promote-Your-Ol … -RSS-Feeds
Thank you all for the insight, this gives me the info I need. I shall see how this plays out, and hopefully it will work
Writing several different hubs on a similar subject is absolutely fine. I have done that several times. Once, covering all the Presidential candidates for the '08 election, and currently, doing one on haunted places in Illinois. I have two just on haunted cemeteries. I will link them all together when I am done. The two I have done so far are the same topic, there was just too much information for one hub, so I split it up, and made two parts. It's better to split it up, rather than make hubs that are too long. For the most part, readers have fairly short attention spans when it comes to the internet. It's all about instant information. I know that I am the same way. The average reader tends to scan. If a hub is too long, they aren't really going to stick around and read it, unless they find something they are really interested in. Splitting up large amounts of information into several hubs gives you more exposure, more earning potential, and like others have said, eventually, with enough information, Google will see you as an expert on the subject.
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