Are factual hubs really the way to greater traffic?

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  1. silverstararrow profile image83
    silverstararrowposted 6 years ago

    Hello everyone! I'm a newbie around here, lurking around for the past three weeks and I'm loving it so far. big_smile

    I've written poems and a few hubs concerning social issues I've experience with. I've thought of writing a few factual/information based hubs. If I continue with creative writing, would it affect my current traffic (which is already low)?

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Your traffic will ALWAYS be low if you are a 'Lurker!' okay! 

      Where Exactly... are you and where have you been Lurking? sad 

      If you want to come out of the shadows and have traffic visit you... you should either:

      Place yourself in a lotus position on a busy road... sad

      Or

      Post a Link on this thread and we can read and critique the hubs you want advice on! smile

      btw... Lurking is a punishable offense in many states mate! yikes

      1. silverstararrow profile image83
        silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        yikes Um, okay not lurking, hanging around clueless but posting madly, perhaps? 18 hubs...I'm a level two commenter, after all and have tried commenting and posting on as many hubs as I could.

        Sadly, the community is just so vast that I still feel as if I haven't scratched the surface. I jump to the posts in the learning centre and faq from time to time, teaching myself more about HP. This forum's more of a hello. Would love to read more and more.

        So, factual hubs...do they overrule creative hubs? Here's a hub I posted (as a sample to entice you, of course. big_smile)


        http://silverstararrow.hubpages.com/hub … est-A-Poem

  2. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years ago

    Generally, factual and informative hubs get far more traffic than poetry, short stories or personal anecdotes. The reason is that people search Google for information - so those hubs will be more likely to get search traffic.  Also, the more unique you can make a hub, the more likely it will be searchable. There are great posts on these things in the learning center. 

    This doesn't mean to abandon poetry or short stories - the site allows that type of writing, too. Anything overly personal, though, is better suited for a blog. 

    Hope this helps - and welcome to the site!

    1. Pearldiver profile image80
      Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      + 1  I knew Marcy could explain it better than me... And good on you for removing the lurk from your intent! big_smile

      I will read some of your work and welcome to HP... don't worry.. I won't ambush you anymore! smile 
      It takes awhile for others to get to know you, but keep posting and they will find you.

      1. silverstararrow profile image83
        silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for going easy on me. smile

        Your first reply reminded me of my high school teacher. To be frank, I was a little intimidated. yikes

        I'm okay now. No worries, really. smile

        1. Pearldiver profile image80
          Pearldiverposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Good! 'Lurking' is a laughable offense here! big_smile

          You allowed yourself to be intimidated! You are lucky mate... usually you have to contribute $20 towards our Christmas Party! big_smile

          You write well... I like your work... but hey.. nice to meet you Frank! smile

          1. silverstararrow profile image83
            silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Is this your usual induction routine for all new hubbers, Pealdiver?big_smile

    2. silverstararrow profile image83
      silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      @ Marcy : That's a clear cut answer and to the point; will be posting a few factual hubs soon.

      Thanks for replying to this thread. smile

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image94
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm glad you got some answers here - PearlDiver is an expert on the site. 

        I look forward reading your hubs!

  3. psycheskinner profile image83
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    Most hubs are supported mainly by search engine traffic, and this is often people seeking information on something.

    1. silverstararrow profile image83
      silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I'll keep that in mind. Thanks for replying. smile

  4. JKenny profile image94
    JKennyposted 6 years ago

    Yep, any factual or educational hubs are the way to go, as they'll earn you money for years to come. Avoid broadcasting your opinions too much, and focus less on news items, as most news is forgotten within a week. The learning centre has some great articles about evergreen hub- the ones that will make money in six months + time.

    1. silverstararrow profile image83
      silverstararrowposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Kenny for sharing this info. smile

  5. Stacie L profile image90
    Stacie Lposted 6 years ago

    Not all my educational or factual hubs do well.if I write about solving a problem,then readers will drive traffic..

  6. Dame Scribe profile image61
    Dame Scribeposted 6 years ago

    I think educational and factual hubs can do well when infused with our own personality wink and maybe touch of humor. They also can get linked to from others in good ranks wink so don't fret too much about writing on such topics.

    One other suggestion I would recommend. Visit other Hubbers, read a Hub or two, look at their layout and critique your own Hub at how you can improve. smile Manage your time between with writing, promoting and social activities.

 
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