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Updated on October 28, 2011

Improving Your Hub Pages: Develop Them Further

I'm sure being a perfectionist writer and educator myself, you often take an objective view of your own writing style and think to yourself, it could be improved upon, if you added further information to develop ideas and other learning resources, you would then have a great resource of information for others to look at and find on the internet.

I came up with 7 top ways, you can improve your hubs and all they cost is your time and effort to do, and these methods can add more depth to your hubs content ( or each individual hub page)

Perhaps the first and most obvious one to consider is....

A topic that has been researched

I don't know what others usually do when starting a new hub, but I generally have a loose idea or even just a title and then I write enough so that I can ellaborate on it later with research through Google or online reports, researching your topic has many benefits to you as a writer, you can become more experienced through learning new things to do with your subject and maybe you will find something new you have not thought of to be included within your useful hub page.

Of course in any subject area, there are extreme experts dominating the internet with multiple articles and products online, but different views and indeed most personal views are what count on the internet, personal insights, thoughts and opinions are all classed as original content, so remember to write from your own way of thinking instead of following what someone else is doing.

Networking with others in your subject area

Always invite the comments on your hub, this is your interactive feedback module that is essential to your success with hubs pages and even to go on and use for your blogs and other mediums that include the comments function.

Maybe you may need multiple comment modules that will identify several aspects of your hub that you want to ask valid questions, such as "What may I add to this hub to make it more useful?"

Additionally, always consider your visitors and what they want to see on your site, feedback modules that give you opinions based on people who have read your hubs, might give you some clues as to what could be added later on and developed.

Your Layout Makes A Difference

Your hub page design is what your readers could be turned off by or if done right can be what makes your readers flow through your hub page with great interest and inspiration.

Playing around with your hub page modules and the way you lay them out against your writing and content is something you should get used to, and the most important thing to think about is picture sizes, module ordering, related links,content formatting and more if you play around with the writing and format tools in your edit mode, you will find some great formats to set your writing and pictures for a great hub design.

See what other hubbers are doing, take note of their hubscore

Seeing what the most popular and respected hubbers are doing can also be useful too, you can find these top hubbers through links here on hubs pages and the higher their hubscore means they are contributing original or useful content without promoting too much. (something that I am trying to correct with my own reflected hubscore)

Also seeing other hubbers hub pages you are seeing what works and what type of hubs could potentially be successful, you might see a way of laying out a hub that you may not have thought of, and this open up the opportunity of asking them directly ho they did it, joining their fan club and interacting with them and vice versa, they could come to you too if you have related useful tips or hub content.

Consider Sub Topics That Will Be Seperate Hubs

Once you have established one hub, why not create multiple hubs each dealing with a related sub topic of your first hub, this produces a set of content driven and focused hub pages that your readers will use especially if you link them up in a group, the link will appear at the bottom of your hub.

Something that could be pre planned when you start your first hub, you should write down sub topics or titles much like you would do with a blog, this type of planning is an essential part of any writing venture and it boosts creativity too, so whenever you begin to write anything always consider the long term strategies of mass content versus a one time hubs traffic that will fizzle out after a short time.

Hobbies and Interests are a good place To Start

Often writing can be difficult, if you've never written anything before, but hobbies and interests can provide that pit of knowledge that you never knew existed in your head, so your hub could be based around your own hobby or main interest in your spare time.

This could link to the first step of researching your subject area, something that you already know about and have experience in, can already provide the writing spurt you need to create excellent content.

Last of all, this is the one that people don't often do

The ability to keep on writing content and updating existing content

I saw an article the other week and it said that there are typically around 800,000 blogs started every single day, and this is not taking into account websites too and other social networking places and over half of this amount give up blogging, leaving it because it turns out it's too much work keeping it all running and updated often.

A site that really inspired me, is a very popular blogging site that explains in detail all about blogging and indeed writing tips that could be applied here at hub pages -

I hope this hub has been useful to you, as I'll probably update it based on your feedback below in the comments box.

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    • Jameshank profile image

      Jameshank 6 years ago from Japan, NY, California

      This hub is very informative, it will surely help a lot of hubbers, myself included.

    • waynet profile image

      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now Midasfx!

      I've learned alot being here and I continue to learn alot from others too, so it's a great thing being able to interact with other hubbers!!

    • Midasfx profile image

      Midasfx 8 years ago

      I have been finding seasoned hubbers like yourself and finding out what works for them. And hopefully it will work for me. So thank you for your input.

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      Wayne Tully 9 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      One key element of laying out a hub page design I like is that each time you can do it a different way and just experiment with it, stealing ideas is ok, as some of the best written works have all had borrowed ideas and content imprinted upon it!

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      Stacie Naczelnik 9 years ago from Seattle

      I've been experimenting with my hub layouts, and it is pretty fun to try new ways of designing capsules. Great idea to check out how other hubbers do theirs. I've "stolen" ideas before too.