With all the changes at HubPages, I'd like to suggest a Capstone Hub Challenge. I'm not suggesting HubPages revive the paid Capstone Hub program, just that it could be perfect as the basis for a Challenge.
Darkside explains how the program worked in the Hub below:
Basically, you write a group of Hubs around a single topic, then "cap" them off with an "overview" Hub including summaries of all the "sub-Hubs". I feel that would be particularly useful with all the recent changes.
Firstly, it encourages Hubbers to create a solid body of work around one topic within their sub-domain, which Google likes.
Secondly, it means Hubbers can be less concerned about the prominence of "Related Hubs" in the new layout - because if you write a lot of Hubs about one topic, all using the same tags, there's a good chance your own Hubs will dominate the Related Hubs section.
Thirdly, some Hubbers are concerned about the more limited range of Hubs displayed on the proposed new Profile page. Creating a Capstone Hub for each of our main subject areas would solve that problem - we can feature our Capstones, which would make it easy for readers to navigate around all our Hubs.
Marisa, I certainly feel this is a great idea regardless. Capstone hubs are a great way to cross promote a subject, and a range of articles on that specific subject and sure, if my own Hubs came up more often in the 'related hubs' section of the site, I know I would be happy about that!
It occurred to me after reading some of the feedback on the proposed new profile, but I also think it's a good idea regardless.
When I did the 60 Day Challenge (which involved writing 30 Hubs), I decided to write them all on the same broad subject, with several sub-topics, and I found it really motivating.
I actually published the Capstone Hub first, saying "this is what I'm going to write about", then added each Hub link and summary as I wrote it. It was really nice to see it grow!
Great idea, with or without paid program, and certainly better for our readers. Thanks, Marisa!
by James Paterson8 years ago
Thought that this new thread would make it easier for everyone to share their hubs for the Hub Challenge.....jimmyhere is my first http://hubpages.com/hub/Ladies-Rolex-Watches
by Ryan Hupfer3 years ago
Yep, I'm going to be writing 100 Hubs in 30 days starting next Monday, May 11th. This might sound a little crazy (because it is), but I promise that I have a somewhat logical reason for doing it.So here's the story --...
by Om Prakash Singh8 years ago
Hub challenge is in progress and we have a whole bunch of Hubbers busy writing Hub. They have to write more then 3 Hubs each day to complete the challenge.I am not participating simply because I do not have time. I...
by Dave McClure8 years ago
So, Hubtivity is swamped with new hubs that nobody really wanted to write and nobody really wants to read. The natural (and excellent) dynamic of this Great Domain is destroyed. And those of us who have work to do or...
by Debra Allen8 years ago
Anyone doing this? How long does it take to get the contract to view it?
by Simon Cook4 years ago
Take one of your old hubs, update it with new content, better photos, improved titles and add some additional modules (make it a stellar hub effectively) and then post it here for critique!
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