confused about a "hub" vs. hub pages...

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    Devrieposted 8 years ago

    I created a "hub," called the Poor Folk's Guide to Wealth, and am wanting to put several bits under that one, singular hub.  I want to have information on jobs, saving on home expenses, personal financial managment, teaching youngin's how to save, spend, and prepare for life after college, Etc...

    Am I on the wrong page?

    It seems as if a "Hub" is an article topic?  I was thinking of a "hub" as being more like a blog; however, I think I'm not getting the right jist of it.

    Should we have many hubs?

    Could I have hubs on one topic, then another?

    Please, someone clarify the notion to me!  I'd be every so grateful!

    Cheers,
    Devrie

    1. nicregi profile image77
      nicregiposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hub is a single article. Hubpages is not a blogging site. It is a writing place.

      Each hub = 1 topic.

      Yes, you may have thousand and one hubs smile

      You can write multiple hubs on 1 topic is also fine smile

  2. Shadesbreath profile image83
    Shadesbreathposted 8 years ago

    A "hub" is an article, a stand alone informative piece of writing.

    You can do hubs that relate to each other and link between them with a LINKS capsule or directly through an in-text link.  Eventually you might want to try a "capstone" hub.  Here's a hub Darkside wrote on what that is: http://hubpages.com/hub/capstone

    HubPages is not a blog site; blogs are a different format.  While in some ways it seems similar, the difference is pretty big.  Each article on HubPages has to stand on its own merits.  However, you can build up a reputation as an expert in a field like finance, and you can use your user profile page to highlight your qualifications and even direct readers to specific hubs that might begin a sequence of related hub articles.

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    Website Examinerposted 8 years ago

    As a supplement to what Shadesbreath has said:

    You can compare a hub with a blog post, your HubPages account with your blog. Except hubs are a bit more difficult to update, so you do not want to go and do that too often.

    When choosing topics, keep in mind that hubs under the same category will automatically be indexed by HubPages, and these categories will become available via your profile page.

    HubPages has several other tools that you can use to link related hubs together. There is one feature called "Groups," which conveniently creates arrows with links to the next article, previous article. You can manually insert in-text links to your hubs. You can also create a link capsule at the end of each hub.

    Basically, create a master hub for your topic, then link them together as described here.

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    Devrieposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the information.  So, if I understand correctly, a "hub" can be a stand alone topic, but I can put different sections on that one hub.  The idea is to write several hubs on different information. 

    A hub is one article, but it can be an expanded article.  Right?
    Thanks!

    1. Ivorwen profile image71
      Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes.  smile

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You're getting the idea. It does sound as though what you really want is a blog, where you can publish lots of short posts related to your topic all in one place. However if you're able to write longer pieces on your topic, HubPages is a good place to be.

      Aim to make each Hub at least 400 words (it can be up to 1,500), all on one subject.  If you mix multiple topics in one Hub it's less likely to be found by Google and you won't get readership. 

      You can link your Hubs by putting them in Groups and also by interlinking them.

      1. WryLilt profile image90
        WryLiltposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Welcome to hubpages!

        All the information provided is exactly spot on - just remember that if you're here to earn, most of the paying traffic will come from google (you can see where your traffic is coming from by clicking on your hub then click stats.) Your google traffic will increase over time as the article ages.

        Since most of the traffic you'll want is from external sources they may never see any of your other hubs - so make sure that the one they end up at gives them the information they want.

        Have a look at some of the hubs written by writers on this page. Most of them have been here awhile and know how to write great hubs. Read some of the guides written by darkside and remember - even the oldest hubbers are still learning!

 
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