What's the Interest in "Coupon" hubs?

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  1. Mutiny92 profile image65
    Mutiny92posted 12 years ago

    Wow!  There is quite the following on HP for"coupon" hubs.  What is the interest in these?  I am missing something...


    http://hubpages.com/search/include:hubs … le+coupons

    I don't see what the fascination is with these...a few paragraphs to tell a reader that there are coupons available if you go to websites or search for them on google....

    What am I missing?  There are thousands of these...

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Just checked on Market Samurai - they are written for adsense - high paying keywords and searches.

      In fact the site in the #1 position for 'coupons' has a potential earning capacity of $4,000,000 per day (that's right $4M).

      1. Mutiny92 profile image65
        Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

        ahhh---that explains the massive quantity of these...and they don't actually provide any coupons.

        It is interesting that these are considered "high quality"

        1. IzzyM profile image88
          IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          The competition for those words is tremendous - not only is the front page of 'coupons' filled with PR6+ sites, but they all have almost a million backlinks each.

          I'd rather write about something else.

          1. Mutiny92 profile image65
            Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

            That explains the further narrowing to 'outback coupons' and 'printable coupons'.  Tons of more niche ones. Good grief.

        2. profile image0
          kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          so true my friend

          i'm shocked

          Thanks for bringing it up though!!!!!


  2. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    Wow.  Live and learn.  I didn't even know that "coupon Hubs" existed.  (I must be not be searching for those words.  roll  Come to think of it, I don't search for much of anything mostly because that's the kind of stuff (coupons, etc.) you run into.  Quality-wise, and business-wise?  I'd say they're a heck of lot more high-quality than all those Hubs people who can't write in proper English (and don't know or care that they can't) try to pass off as writing, along with their profile picture of a model and a claim that they're from Ohio, USA.   lol

    1. Mutiny92 profile image65
      Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Very true. I flagged an account where someone wrote more than a few hubs with less than 20 words. But there were pictures of gorgeous women!  I flagged the account but did not flag the individual hubs. Hopefully HP will take that and run with it. It beats flagging hundreds of individual hubs. Will see if it actually works.

      Off to write a 20 word coupon hub with a picture of a pretty girl!  Just kidding!

  3. Jason Menayan profile image61
    Jason Menayanposted 12 years ago

    Just a note that they should be flagged as deceptive if you come across them, if the title implies that you'll have access to (printable) coupons and the Hub itself doesn't deliver. Thanks!

    1. Mutiny92 profile image65
      Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      'Pprintable coupons' in the title is prohibited, but articles like 'outback steakhouse coupons' are ok? 

      Neither ones actually provide coupons. In fact, I don't know how to provide coupons at all on HP.

      These hubs essentially say to go to the company's website or google it. Doesn't seem particulary sincere without at least a link to the location where a coupon is located.

      Interesting. Thanks for the reply.

      1. Jason Menayan profile image61
        Jason Menayanposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I agree. Both "coupons" or "printable coupons" are deceptive unless they're available directly on the Hub.

        "Where to find coupons" might be OK if the Hub is giving you instructions on where to find them, but I doubt any of those Hubs are using titles like that.

        1. Mutiny92 profile image65
          Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Fascinating. Thanks again!

  4. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    Ive never searched for "coupons" and expected "printable coupons". That wouldn't be deceptive by the writer just a mistake in terminology by the searcher.

    Mutiny, http://tlc.discovery.com/videos/extreme … -diva.html

    People are insane about coupons, this is just a thread where the those looking in and wondering aren't the target market, there are forums that share rapidly, hundreds of aggregate sites and apparently lots of hubs.

    Goes to show the risks of having a bunch uninterested parties assuming they can comprehend the needs of  market they are not a part of.

    1. Mutiny92 profile image65
      Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Wow. I'm clearly out of the loop. I had no idea coupons were such a big deal. Especially on HP!

  5. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    As you can see, I've been out of the loop too.  (Let's all go put together a bunch of coupon Hubs!!    lol  lol )

  6. sunforged profile image73
    sunforgedposted 12 years ago

    You are going to witchhunt your site into obscurity by arrogantly assuming you can comprehend every market and mindset.

    If one was able to to just imagine from the top of the head what the searcher was looking for in every situation they would not be working for anyone else. They would be boss and sitting pretty somewhere.

    Usually, people who run profitable websites track satisfaction using measurable metrics, your overlord Google also uses such metrics. If your metrics suggest an engaged audience any of your assumptions about what is useful to the target audience is simply an assumption based on unfamiliarity or an unengaged mindset.

    I search for coupons regularly and if I get a page with easy to navigate navigational resources I am appeased. I know better than to expect for every page to be dynamically updated.

    Essentially, you are suggesting that HP wants to give away the hugely lucrative and high trafficked market occupied by retailmenot and such sites - you really think a hub author cant provide a better resource then retailmenot?

    A searcher with common sense and an understanding of their target knows they will do some navigating to get to current promotions, when one says "coupon" they dont intend only "printable coupons" (why would you assume that) and they would likely be happy with "discounts" "promo codes" "tricks where buying one item creates a lesser cost on another" anything where I pay less than retail is a happy end to my "coupon" journey. Coupon hunters are willing to go the extra mile that may even be part of the enjoyment. Its clear you are very far removed from this specific reality.

    Im sure there are tons of crap returns here on HubPages but the blanket statement you made above is patently false in relation to deception.

    1. Mutiny92 profile image65
      Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Ouch!  I was just asking the question. I had not noticed so many coupon hubs before and thought I was missing something. Which I obviously was.

      I am not sure what statements I made that is patently false. I am not an expert nor am I trying to go on a witch hunt.  Sorry...

      1. sunforged profile image73
        sunforgedposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I get the ouch..lol, but the reply was in response to the post directly before mine.I just spent so much time taking out the typos I didn't notice your reply got snuck in there sad I use chronological view so see no need to "quote" something when it isnt eminently quotable.

        You are curious and looking to clean up the site in a formulaic and precise manner, thats commendable. But, Jasons brief statement in reply  will be taken as marching orders by many. And if that arrogant and assuming stance is the future of this site and a reflection of the next wave of flags and how they will be  moderated. Then we are doomed. Smart businesses use trackable metrics , not uniformed assumptions .

        If we saw something along the lines of " Our metrics point out that our visitors are bouncing quickly from those pages and are not converting into clicks to our ad options or additional views to other pages in the site, we gather that the viewers are dissatisfied with these results and we will be clearly outlining our stance on deceptive titles and what the word coupon and what such a searcher must mean using our related search data means in our site literature"

        The assumption is wrong anyway - but no assumptions should be taking place. This is the easiest venue to make decisions based on data that exists. That aspect is elementary.  Isnt it?

        1. Mutiny92 profile image65
          Mutiny92posted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Ah. Good points on the need for analysis. That would be interesting to see. I wonder what those kind of metrics would point to?

          Good idea!

  7. skyfire profile image80
    skyfireposted 12 years ago

    Not going to argue with you on deception and forgery and other account issues but coupon hubs/aff hubs are bringing money to hubpages and that's why this site is alive for so-called writers. Try to afford poetry site or story site without any commercial intention, let me know your results. We'll jump to so-called writers niches once you present these results.

    It's easy to get into witchhunt mode these days, especially when there are some intellectuals who think deviant art folks can't draw or nut jobs who think they can compete with high traffic keywords without backlinks.

    Seriously hubpages staff put a new blog post saying affiliates/product hub writers are not allowed, lets just keep this place for wanna-be writers who struggle to get their stuff published on kindle(erm, let's not talk about print for now).

  8. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Well, I didn't see anything to flag in the majority of those 'printable coupon' hubs. They weren't at all deceptive as they linked the viewer directly to printable coupons which I assume it what they would have been looking for.


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