Content is King

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  1. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Markinter - this is for you lol

    Is content king?

    After all the discussions about unique content and its value, I would like to share something with everyone.

    It so happens I do believe content is king, and I wanted to do a little bragging and prove the point at the same time. I know this is not a hubpage, but the same applies, and I certainlt learned how important this is here. I wrote a page recently with some photos of a boat I saw while out on a birthday celebration. Luxury yacht "A" - here is what subsequently happened - so far smile

    Dark roasted blend linked to the post and sent a lot of visitors

    Craig McClain, a blogger for Discovery Channel like it and linked sending a lot of traffic

    This caught some one's eye at Gizmodo who also linked, and send an awful lot of traffic. Although I was a little miffed at how many photos they took,  I forgave them because of the amount of traffic they are sending.

    This was followed soon after by Gizmodo Australia, Gizmodo Japan, and Gizmodo France - All of which are sending lots of traffic smile

    At the same time, some one wrote it up for a Swiss online newspaper - Zisch where it sat as the main story on their front page for two days, and is still sending traffic smile

    Also, some one submitted it to SU and they have also sent large numbers of visitors, and it is the subject of discussions on at least 20 forums that I am aware of.

    I asked for one link. Content is King? It is in this case - I am not writing the same tired old stuff that has been written a zillion times. Every single one of my hubpages is written by me with the express intention of providing the best possible resource on that subject. Be it a hamburger recipe or Forex trading advice. <snipped hub links -- enough promotion for one thread without them wink>

  2. broalexdotinfo profile image55
    broalexdotinfoposted 14 years ago

    Mark, I see I`m the first to reply to this thread. I am pretty impressed by the number on links that you got just for one post. I am sure the article was great, because I`ve read it a while back. But it`s amazing that Gizmodo, Dicovery and all the others have been on your tail all at the same time. smile Content is definitely king, and that will never change.

    I would point something out but, I just don`t want to spoil the hole thing up. Congrats for that blog, it`s one of the greatest I`ve read so far.


  3. terenceyap07 profile image60
    terenceyap07posted 14 years ago

    Content is King, Mark.


  4. Misha profile image62
    Mishaposted 14 years ago

    Good job Mark smile

    A bit of promotion does not hurt, either smile

  5. broalexdotinfo profile image55
    broalexdotinfoposted 14 years ago

    I`ve opened a thread yesterday about one of my best performing hubs How To Make Your Computer Run Faster in 3 Simple Steps.

    householdhacker linked to my hub within 2 hours it went live and sent in no more no less than 1400 visitors over the  past 7

  6. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 14 years ago

    Alex - thanks. But feel free to say what ever - I will unlikely be offended smile

    Misha - I know - I asked for one link.

    terence - thanks smile

  7. markinter profile image60
    markinterposted 14 years ago

    Your hubpages do what theypromise in the headline - they deliver great guides to the topic. I didn't know it's possible to put links on the right side like with your Forex Trading hub..I will check it out. So, great info + great links + great small tips = success, eh? smile

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      Yes smile

      The link capsule is what you need for those. You can float it over to the right next to the text. Check out darkside's hubs as to how to use the hubpages capsules.

  8. Lissie profile image64
    Lissieposted 14 years ago

    Content is king - but you have to be noticed too! I like the piece (but the swimming pools still my personal fav … ing-pools/) but the reality is that that blog is being picked up aggregator programs feeds - which I imagine people like gizmodo do is search the web for new ideas.

    Also to for many people bulk traffic is not that useful: what most of us need is targetting motivated, cashed up traffic just desparate to buy our product/click our add/sign up whatever

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image92
      Rochelle Frankposted 14 years agoin reply to this

      I'll bet you are right about that/
      You got a list?  :0

      1. Lissie profile image64
        Lissieposted 14 years agoin reply to this

        Haha - wouldn't that be nice!

  9. markinter profile image60
    markinterposted 13 years ago

    Mark, I saw the tutorial how to reorder the lens. However, on your hubpage right you have:

    "Buy the rumor, sell the fact."  on the right with a youtube video. How did you make that?

    Also, Spreads in Forex Trading on the right, how did you make that in blue? I haven't found any capsule to do that. Regards

  10. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 13 years ago

    That is another text capsule, floated to the right with a Youtube capsule underneath it. When you float the text capsules over, you can change the background color.

  11. markinter profile image60
    markinterposted 13 years ago

    wow that's great...creativity to its peak. Since seeing your Forex Guide I'm sure Hubpages can reach the same 'elegant' design as Squidoo.


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