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.
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
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".
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
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In two days, Bieber will be unpublished as the algo has killed his partnership with me and stronger competitors have taken over that vertical.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
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?
I tried exploiting him for hits, and the cheapo didn't give me a single hit of any of his stuff. Jerk.
You should visit Sean Penn. He always has extra stuff.
Writing online content has always been about writing what people want to read.
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.
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.
Darn good advice, paradigmsearch! I'm going to keep that in mind. Shall we lay down bets?
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.
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.
I would rather starve than jump on the "lets beat up on a celebrity" train.
Most of it is lies anyway, and the "entertainment" is a product of a very sick process.
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.
Charlie Sheen - sooooo yesterday. I'm loading up for the wedding of the decade. Good to go - they just need to get married
It seems like it would be better to build a charlie sheen fan site instead of just writing one hub about him.
by wormdo 12 years ago
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by Louise Fiolek 12 years ago
How do you feel about Ashton Kutcher replacing Charlie Sheen on "Two and a Half Men"?
by rosika 11 years ago
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by Stevennix2001 12 years ago
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by HeavyGuns 11 years ago
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by Flightkeeper 12 years ago
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