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All right, admit it...you're exploiting Charlie Sheen for hits too.

  1. NateSean profile image79
    NateSeanposted 6 years ago

    There's been an influx of hubs related to or mentioning the recent developments with Charlie Sheen.

    Come on. Half of you are saying you hate the guy, another half of you are basically just rewording stuff that's all ready been said about him.

    I freely admit that I'm doing the exact same thing in some of my hubs. And why is that?

    Because Hubpages is search engine based and I know that there's a fifty/fifty chance that my hub traffic is going to increase if I mention a guy whose name is high in the search engines.

    Am I criticizing anyone for it? No, course not. Because again, I'm doing the same thing. And unlike half the people in Japan, I have no problem financially exploiting a guy who is all ready in the public spotlight.

    Thoughts?

    1. sunforged profile image70
      sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      My thoughts are that traffic does not equal income.

      When its all over I would wonder how many cents you have earned for your unoriginal trending attempts.

      btw - I have made some bucks off the CS trend, so im not putting it down, but it doent seem like most are doing it right wink

      1. NateSean profile image79
        NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Says the person with the Justin Bieber costume ideas for kids hub. Because costume hubs are so original, especially when they're costumes of currently topical "stars".

        1. sunforged profile image70
          sunforgedposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          as you wish, you still could be making money off of the CS wave - but it wouldnt be by "attracting traffic" to a hub, or at least that is the least of it . Unoriginal wasnt intended as  denigration, it was a push to try and put your spin on the obvious.


          as for Bieber smile

          https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/_n4vM_gQ4C4c/TYeWAhpDVDI/AAAAAAAAK74/VuyArvQDtQA/s1152/Fullscreen%20capture%203212011%2021441%20PM.jpg

          He had 1300 views within the first 24 hours I posted him, 600-1000 views for the next week, and a good month of of over 300 views daily.

          And they were all buyers, who contributed to several weeks of 4 figure earnings from ebay alone.

          In two days, Bieber will be unpublished as the algo has killed his partnership with me sad and stronger competitors have taken over that vertical. I can live with 10kish views from commercial buyers in a month. A "charlie sheen" hub needs some ingenuity to find a commercial aspect

          1. NateSean profile image79
            NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah. If the hub was entirely about Charlie Sheen you'd be correct. However a casual mention of the guy in a hub with it's own topic is just that. A casual mention...that justifies the use of his name in the search engine.

            The hub doesn't even have to be about the guy, just so long as there's mention of him. See where I'm going with this?

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'm completely ignoring him.

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    Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago

    I tried exploiting him for hits, and the cheapo didn't give me a single hit of any of his stuff. Jerk.  smile

    1. NateSean profile image79
      NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You should visit Sean Penn. He always has extra stuff. wink

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        Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yeah?  Good to know...I always thought Charlie Sheen was better looking and thus, would be more generous.  Apparently, that's not the case - got Sean's number? tongue

  3. simeonvisser profile image86
    simeonvisserposted 6 years ago

    Writing online content has always been about writing what people want to read.

    1. NateSean profile image79
      NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      True enough. I just like it when people are honest about it. wink

  4. workingmomwm profile image84
    workingmomwmposted 6 years ago

    I tried it, too, in one of my hubs - threw a mention of him in with his brother and Rob Lowe. It seemed to work for a little while, but I had only one hit on that hub today. Oh well.

  5. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    No I am not. wink

  6. barryrutherford profile image33
    barryrutherfordposted 6 years ago

    #WINNING

    1. NateSean profile image79
      NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Got to get some Tiger Blood into our hubs.

  7. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    I think the secret is to figure out which celeb will get in trouble before they get in trouble. Then your hub will beat the crowd and will receive google love.smile

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Darn good advice, paradigmsearch!  I'm going to keep that in mind.  Shall we lay down bets?

      smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think Lady Gaga is due, but I will leave that hub to someone else. smile

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          Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Egads, I think I will as well.

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    ryankettposted 6 years ago

    I exploited the death of MJ for hits, but is that any worse than writing a hub about the iPad 2 rumours just before the release date was announced?

    I also did pretty well from hubs about the BP oil spill, but then felt a bit guilty and donated the profit to charity.

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 6 years ago

    I think the secret is to have a hub already to go. Then when the trouble strikes quickly add paragraph about the crisis du jour and click publish. Kind of like the newspapers do with obits.

    Hey HP has featured the sme Charlie Sheen hub on the front for days. So they agree.

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      Motown2Chitownposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That's genius, Nelle!

  10. earnestshub profile image88
    earnestshubposted 6 years ago

    I would rather starve than jump on the "lets beat up on a celebrity" train. smile
    Most of it is lies anyway, and the "entertainment" is a product of a very sick process.

    1. NateSean profile image79
      NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well see that's where subtelty and reserve come in handy. You don't have to make the entire hub about Charlie Sheen. Just throw in a mention to him, Two and a Half Men, Angus Jones, or any thing that would surface in reference to the Sheenster.

      Heck, you could be really subtle and make an Emilio Estevez reference, since I'm sure his name will come up now.

  11. frogdropping profile image83
    frogdroppingposted 6 years ago

    Charlie Sheen - sooooo yesterday. I'm loading up for the wedding of the decade. Good to go - they just need to get married smile

    1. NateSean profile image79
      NateSeanposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Am I correct in assuming that you mean the good Prince William and his beloved Kate?

  12. celebritie profile image77
    celebritieposted 6 years ago

    It seems like it would be better to build a charlie sheen fan site instead of just writing one hub about him.

 
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