Hey all! So in my time writing I will notice (usually after I publish a hub) that the first page of my particular keyword ALREADY has a HUB in the top results. Is it possible to overtake another hub? Just curious. It's not an intentional thing, just noticing that it happens once in a while...has anybody leapfrogged a hub with a hub of their own before?
Of course. There must be hundreds of hubs about the same subject. So many hubs have been jumped over, so to speak.
It's no different than trying to outrank all the other website pages out there. Write well with good keywords and backlinks and you'll climb over most hubs about the same subject.
Apparently it can be done, but it does take time, especially if the existing Hub has been around for a while.
I'll soon find out though as I am trying it with a couple of keywords.
It's not impossible, but I think it's wiser to go for another phrase. I've seen plenty of times on google search that google will only show two results from hubpages for the same phrase. I just did a search for make money on hubpages where there are tonnes of hubs with the same phrase and 3 results were shown (which is the most I've seen).
The first result was published 3 years ago, so I doubt it will be moving any time soon.
Yep, you can overtake other hubs, you just have to beat them in terms of SEO.
I have to say though - doing it just for the sake of it is bad form. I would not appreciate someone purposely taking my time and my effort - then regurgitating the content. I've had it done, more than once and it ticks me off. I've even had some one email me asking I review their copy
We are all guilty (I'd imagine) of writing similar hubs. I like to think that it's accidental.
If I write commercial, having done the leg-work, and find the URL is already taken, I will find the hub. If it's good stuff, I leave it be. There's a million other things to write about - without mauling over the ideas and effort of others.
Yeah, that's not what I meant though. I would never purposefully try to one up a hub. Sometimes though in my research, I miss that there is already a hub on page one after I have published mine. I would definitely never ask someone to compare and check my similar article. That's really bad taste! You know, it's just one of those "Oh $hit" moments. I know most people are here to make some extra cash and Google rankings are the goal for which we all seek. I consider myself an honest guy in every way and would never do it intentionally. If anything I'd prefer to link to someone else's hub to help them out as well.
I know that's not what you meant. I was referring to those that do exactly what I was talking about. The ones that probably trawl the best hubs list, home in and all but copy. It's just not cricket. Still - it's life
Like I said, with so many hubs I can't imagine there is any subject, product, item or place that has not already had several hubs about it.
I never look to see if a hub has already been made, I just make whatever I feel like. Then when I read my hub I notice the related hubs in the sidebar and see what ones have already been made on the same subject.
On a side note, no hub, even ones I made, are in front of my own website pages for my keywords. However they would be if I made a hub about a keyword not in content with my sites.
Every flea has its dog.
A particular flea may like your dog better than the one it was on before. Not an issue.
It is just what package the flea likes most of all!
We all learn in different ways. Some relate to symbolism, some to auditory stimuli and others to visual. We are all individual and packages come in different colours and designs... diversity in article writing makes for a richer content!
Now I have demonstrated a different package to Pcunix - which one do you understand the best? A lot like hub writing eh?
by Poppy 4 months ago
I don’t think they did it on purpose, but I just saw on my feed an article which is almost the same as an article I wrote around a year ago. What do I do, comment on their article with a link to mine or just leave it? I don’t want to lose traffic but also don’t want to upset that person or...
by Brandon Lobo 6 months ago
I plan on editing my existing hubs, the ones with high traffic to get them to rank even better for terms they already rank for, but not at #1 spot. I have a premium SEM rush account using which I can see what I am ranking for and what I can improve upon. I use this on my own website with a lot of...
by Dan Harmon 8 years ago
I just now checked the indexing of one of my hubs and found that google has cached it with a "similar" notation.It has a very similar name to an older hub on HP. Although of radically different content it is still about the same subject, or at least pretty much so.Do I need to take...
by Nelle Hoxie 8 years ago
I've spent the last few months experimenting with different hub lengths and layouts on sales hubs and trying to be rigorous about it. It's impossible to do this in a completely statistically valid model with this relatively small number of hubs (about 350), but after trying different styles of...
by Liam Hallam 3 years ago
After 6 months on the site i've started the really wonder how many backlinks is a reasonable number to any hub, and really to a hub becoming successful? Or is it simply a lottery.What kind of figures do other hubbers consider?
by charanjeet kaur 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 keyword2- Write it anyway as you are passionate about the...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|