Someone said that most people who come to read articles in hubpages are looking for solutions to their daily problems. And so the writers will have to be "foreseers" of these problems in order to write solutions; unique solutions for that matter.
No, you do a search on Google and find out how many people are searching on that topic... It's not that hard...
You can go here to find out what's the top 20 most popular google searches. Then I'd google those, and figure out how many pertinent sites there are to those google searches. If there is thousands, I wouldn't write on it, if I were you, cause then you've got a lot of competition.
The trouble with Google trends is that by the time the hub you wrote using a topic listed there reached a wide audience, it is no longer a trend.
Trends can only work if you have a site that is getting almost instant traffic from the moment of publication, like many of the big news sites get.
Plus as you say, the competition levels are usually fierce.
But if you can find something, somewhere related to the hot topics but not the same as, and not covered extensively elsewhere online, you could potentially build yourself a gold-mine.
It's all getting very difficult to find something new, yet relevant to write about.
Everything simply isn't covered online, although it can seem like it. I am sick of reading the same articles that have simply been reworded but basically contain the same information, for any search term I care to use.
This is where if we put a little bit of ourselves into each article we write, we can create something new, something interesting, and you never know, it might even hit a target audience somewhere.
Our articles needs to be on a searched-for topic, and one place to find those topics are in your own Google Analytics report.
Look at the terms Google tells us people used to find our hubs, and write new hubs around them answering exact queries.
Edit: by the way, this was the link you tried to post http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends
Thank you so much for your contribution; Honestly, accept my sincere appreciation to the information you had discussed; these are things I don't know about and I am learning from you; perhaps the time will come when I act based on the knowledge you fed me.
With 52 hubs already under your belt, you are sure to find something along the lines of your speciality.
Myself, I write about loads of stuff, hit or miss, most of them miss lol.
But now and again, I find I can hit a target market by writing hubs around the search terms shown in analytics.
You will do very well sticking to your field of expertise, if you just find out how to channel your efforts
My problem is I am hacked and blocked from google. some hackers are using my other accounts...cloning and faking. This is actually what discourages me from doing anything about getting money from hubbing...so I just take it easy.
I'm not sure how to go about fixing that, have you checked the Google forums? I hate hackers, and even if those google accounts are not of much interest to you, they are yours. Go get them back, girl!
I went to Google but I was suspended saying that the information I supplied in Adsense and Google or gmail do not jibe...I had never used my gmail account and adsense but I see activities, lots using my email address; I didn't do that...that's one reason why I am so mad with the internet...among others...There were hacking galore done wherever site I went to...even in facebook and twitter...even my files in my own computer...you have no idea...well, am not technical and am too agry to do anything about these...I just create hubs if I still can and would leave if the hackers would take control gain...I don't take the internet activities seriously...I know that I am being secretly followed and...I am paranoid already...helplessly paranoid...but these hackers won't get anything from my hubs...I intentionally just write about my self...those things that no one will be interested...otherwise the hackers may avail...I will just have fun writing for the sake of writing.
Thank you Melinda for that suggestion, I do appreciate that but I also have to express regrets that I just cannot write on anything to compete in the net. I have some other personal situation in terms of my account and computer. I don't think that it is worth my effort competing when I don't benefit anything from it. I can write about any subject matter under my field of specialization...business, philosophy, economics...but it's not worth the effort here. I just write my mind out in the personal level....I got good reasons why I do this intentionally.
by Denise Handlon 3 months ago
How much time do you spend researching your hubs?
by Natasha Pelati 2 years ago
When looking for information on a hub topic it is good to make sure that the information is accurate and that you have done your homework because there is nothing worse than reading an article that has false information. This takes the reader away from your site as they feel that it is fictitious...
by Susan Zutautas 7 years ago
What do you do when you cannot find anything interesting to write about?I have been in a funk for a few days now and it is driving me crazy as I cannot seem to come up with something to write about.
by sir_tallest 6 years ago
Where do you get topics or keywords you use when you write your blog or hubsI have been looking for good keywords and topics to write with but somehow I have not found keywords nor nice topics,,,,please can you share your ideas with me
by Carolee Samuda 4 years ago
I have been thinking about leaving for a while, but I know that in those times I have had something else going on that depresses me a bit. It started when I lost my brother and I began to, somewhat, lose that oomph I had for writing and publishing here.What about you?
by MileHighCountry 5 years ago
Marijuana is Legal where I live - Can I write about it on HubPages..? I've had a few educational Hubs on the topic Banned... Why?
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