I just started posting Hubs this week and I am curious to see what the HubPages community thinks thus far. I refrained from posting any Hubs in my first week as a member and just did research on how to write a good Hub before I gave it a go. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance. I am really enjoying my HubPages experience so far.
I looked at the web design hub.
The large picture at the top robs adsense of the prime spot for ads; the top right next to a text capsule. While it looks good there (unlike most hubs that do this) it will likely cost income.
I was disappointed at the end when all there was was a list of future hubs, so to speak. I expected more. It didn't take long to realize what you are doing, though, and it may be a good concept and work well.
The hub is a little short for my taste; I think technical hubs should run at least 1000 words as you just can't impart much information in less than that. Again, though, I understand what you are doing and it could very well work if the rest of the series has more to give the reader. If future hubs in the series are like this one you would lose me. I am just not interested in clicking to a new article every 4 or 5 minutes. A half hour hard study on a technical subject; fine, but don't move me around every little bit.
Thanks for the tips Wilderness! I feared that the large image at the top was costing me money, but it does seem appropriate there.
You guessed it, I am going to be doing two more parts of that series. One were I break down the html piece-by-piece and the other will contain all of the CSS. It seemed to me at the time that it would be best to split them up for fear of losing reader's interest.
And I think you were right, although how much you will be writing plays a part there.
What you are writing about is so far out my expertise that it's pathetic, but I would expect either tutorial would require enough information that a reasonable length hub would be the result.
I have a somewhat similar hub that is little but links to 6 other, full length hubs, on the general subject. Each other hub goes into great detail, while the one is intended just as a "table of contents" so to speak, giving links and a brief paragraph of what the other hubs are about.
Had I not done that, I would have had a 15,000 word hub that no one would ever, ever dig through. It seems a reasonable solution to me, as does your "introductory" hub.
Better get to writing, though - the one by itself leaves the reader wanting more, and you are not providing the information they came looking for! I have several small groups (2 or 3 hubs) that were written to complement each other; I generally write them all without publishing and then publish them all at the same time, go back and provide the links to each other with the proper URL's and re-publish. That way the reader doesn't get irritated when they read one and want the next but it isn't there.
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