It is often said that we need to include news capsules to keep our content fresh. But I see various Hubbers who are doing well, like ryankett, who don't include it. They simply do their keyword research, post content and let it be.
I understand the value of the RSS capsule with your latest hubs (although many good Hubbers don't seem to do that either) because you want to expose your latest articles to a greater audience.
What are everyone's thoughts on this?
A long time ago, I added a News capsule to the bottom of all my Hubs, below the Comments box, because I'd been told that the more "fresh" content you had on your Hub, the better. I've continued to do that on all my Hubs out of habit - I figure it can't hurt, so why not?
I do that, too - but I use a RSS feed of my related Hubs, so as not to dilute my keywords.
I currently put them at the end of every Hub after the comments (I'm sure I read it somewhere in one of these forums).
If they have reached the very bottom of my Hub past every advertisement, Amazon product, RSS Feed and whatever else, then I guess I have offered them everything I can at that point and if the "News" Hub is doing anything for me, then why not.
I put them on anyway, when I remember - just in case they help.
But they are always at the very bottom of the page, after comments, RSS, etc.
I figure if they have got that far without buying something, leaving a comment or looking at my other hubs... I don't really mind where they go.
I tend to wrote hubs in groups that can share an rss feed but for those occasions where I have an orphan hub, I use a news feed, just to keep the content fresh.
I would think it depended more on the topic of the hub. In some cases it can be helpful and in some not. In an RSS feed you are linked to one site where in the News it can be info from different sources. In my sports hubs the News is refreshed daily right now.
Thanks to the others for their responses. I think it's insightful why some use it and others don't. I'll have to experiment but I think I'll move the news capsule further down, possibly below the comments. It doesn't need to play a significant role in my hub layouts really.
I used the news capsules to keep some of my hubs with fresh and updated information. Especially information that changes from day to day such as the price of gold in my hub on jewelry. I sometimes used RSS feeds on some of my hubs also.
When I am revising and updating, I am now including a news capsule after the comments. It is interesting to see what information is pulled in. I figure it cannot hurt, if the keywords are germane, it can help, and best yet it costs less than 2 seconds to click.
News shows up in strange places. For my Spkyer hub, I had a flurry of hits when the ownership was changing. I am unable to track all of the various subjects and that capsule literally told me the writer what was going on in the marketplace to generate a massive spike in traffic.
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