Choosing A Hub Category - The Right Fit To Generate Traffic

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  1. alezafree profile image91
    alezafreeposted 12 years ago

    Does anyone else ever struggle with choosing a topic category for their Hubs? I know this seems like a simple, brainless task, but sometimes I struggle between two very different topic categories. For instance, I wrote a post on speaking with my child about the death of our pet fish, which could theoretically go under "Parenting"or "Pets and Animals." I went with "Parenting" but I am left to wonder if the "Pets and Animals" topic category would be a better fit, AND would it generate more traffic? Also, does the topic category even play any part in generating traffic? Would love to hear some opinions on this.

    1. Xenonlit profile image60
      Xenonlitposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I struggle daily and stick with the top category where possible. It is just too difficult to decide unless the item is something obvious like poetry.

      1. alezafree profile image91
        alezafreeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        @Xenonlit Not that I would want you to struggle but it certainly is nice to know I'm not the only one!

  2. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 12 years ago

    I agree. I am hoping that someday HP will let us classify a hub in more than one topic category at a time.

    1. alezafree profile image91
      alezafreeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      That would be great!

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 12 years ago

    I doubt that much traffic comes from people looking through a category?

  4. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 12 years ago

    I think it can make a difference to traffic, especially to people who are following only a few topics. The idea of being able to categorise in more than one topic is a good idea.

    1. alezafree profile image91
      alezafreeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      @MPG Narratives I suspect it makes a difference in traffic too. But of this I cannot be sure. But it just sort of seems like it would, if nothing else, within the hub pages community.

  5. WriteAngled profile image74
    WriteAngledposted 12 years ago

    Long ago, in the 1930s, S. R. Ranganathan developed his faceted classification, otherwise known as the Colon Classification.

    This enabled a document to be classified under a number of different aspects.

    Unfortunately, the mentally defective toddlers of Google, who rule how we may search for information, no doubt find the concepts of faceted classification far too demanding for their limited brain power.

    Thus we are forced into far more inferior ways of finding information, because today we must bow to equality and as a result let the intellectually inferior dictate how the world should work.

  6. IzzyM profile image87
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    Writeangled you lost me!

    I would also like some help with categories, and I do think that getting the wrong one makes a difference.

    I think that because I receive a lot of emails from backlinking companies, most of which I ignore, but I remember reading one recently that said getting the right category was super-important.

    Which gives me a headache to be honest.

    Where does the likes of 'shark attack' go? sharks come under 'pet and animals' on HP, and I think it should come under 'environment' or something.

    But 'shark attack' relates to health as well as aquatic creatures.

    I mean...think about it...How to Avoid a Shark Attack...Pets and Animals? Health? What?

    1. alezafree profile image91
      alezafreeposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      @IzzyM Or perhaps Food & Recipes ... Shark Fin Soup. Totally kidding!!!!!!!!

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        LOL, I know you are kidding. I actually have one on Sharks Fin Soup and took a bit of ribbing until people actually read the hub.

        I can't remember what category it is under, possibly Food and Cooking. Then again it will be mis-categorized, depending on your viewpoint.


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