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Does marking a hub as commercial or not commercial have any effect on the hubs traffic?

Updated on June 19, 2012

Hub is a written work of someone that is intended to be read by all. A hub can be emotions, inner fear, beliefs, versatility, imagination, research, story, poetry or anything. A hub can make reader emotional, laugh, or stunned. Whether a writer is right or wrong, both content wise and grammatically, can be decided by the reader. It is acumen of the writer over the ages. Writing is a way to express oneself to others. The flow of the thoughts and the vocabulary used make the article attractive. By the flow of thoughts, I mean to say how you engross a reader into a hub. The vocabulary used also adds to this engrossment. Such a hub can not only draw the attention of all the readers but can also win the applause of the readers. The commercialization of a hub cannot have any effect on the traffic. As it is the hub that attracts readers and then the clicks by the readers generate the advertisements and consequently the revenue. Marking a hub commercial might make the hub loose and readers might not be able to involve with the hub. But on the contrary if you write a hub for a non-commercial purpose, it will help you hone your writing skills. You will be aware of know-how of writing. As a writer you will think about the inner beauty of the hub rather than commercialized outlook of the article. A well-written hub can one day become a hub of the day or most read article but a hub that is marked commercial might fail to deliver as it might not hold reader’s attention.

But then you might ask one question, what I will get from writing for non-commercial purpose in today’s world of commercialization? That’s quite justified. You should know that if you need to be successful in a long run, you should know what to write (A hub on gold medal), how to write (tracking the history to present with some fact) and at times when to write (near to Olympics). When you writings will create a name for itself, then you can think about the commercial aspect of it. In a nutshell, a writer must concentrate on the essence of the hub not the marketing of the hub. Its not the commercialization that makes your hub attractive but the reader’s interest in your hub that makes your hub attractive.

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    • sonison profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Heaven 7

      Thanks website examiner. Yes you are right that a hub can be commercial or promotional but the way it has been presented matters alot.

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      Website Examiner 

      6 years ago

      There are some distinctions here. Commercial and promotional are two separate, if related things. Hubs about products and services are commercial, i.e. written on commercial topics, and these are some of the most sought-after pieces of information on the Internet. But articles about psychology and politics etc. also attract many readers, in spite of not being commercial.

      I think what is important, and maybe what you are trying to say, is that a hub should be informative rather than promotional. It should have a value in and of itself, and that is very much the spirit and how the rules work here at HubPages, where "purely promotional" hubs are forbidden.

      In terms of "marking a hub as commercial" in the settings, this is for internal use only, and the rule is that any hub with promotional outgoing links is considered commercial and must have advertisements activated. But I believe that is a different topic than what you have written about in this hub.

      Interesting work.


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