Although holiday hubs aren't "evergreen", do you think its a good idea to write them anyway?
I love holiday hubs, evergreen or not, I think they touch the heart and add spirit to the holidays. What do you think?
I so agree with you. Holiday hubs are delightful and many people are searching for some good tips, memories, traditions, nostalgia during any particular holiday. Hubs like "How to make tree ornaments", "Make your own Valentine's", etc. are very interesting and helpful to many. Although I am guilty this year of not writing many holiday hubs, I do like to focus on current holidays and write about them. And, we must remember, that most people searching for ideas for a holiday begin searching a few months prior to an upcoming holiday -- so, as writers, we should get those holiday hubs on crafts, decorating, how to, ideas, etc. out in plenty of time for our readers to take advantage of our help and knowledge.
I've written a couple, inspired by the season. I don't care if they are evergreen or not. Merry! Merry!
If you enjoy writing Holiday hubs, go for it. They may not be evergreen all throughout the year, but they certainly will be at least once during the year.
The general rule of thumb as I've always understood it is to publish your holiday pieces at least a couple of months before the actual holiday to give Google time to find it. I've got three Christmas Hubs that I've published since October and they're doing fairly well right now. I've got another for Mardi Gras that's just starting to see traffic. I just hope that one doesn't idle before it's time for it.
I've written three Christmas hubs. It's true they're not evergreen, but they're fun anyway. I don't regret writing them. The Santa one is doing pretty well in terms of views.
Yes I do, because when the season hits for those hubs it usually hits hard and those a popular searches, but make sure you do so plenty early to catch the traffic. People usually search early.
Since I rarely think, "evergreen," I'd have to say that Holiday hubs are a wonderful addition to our sites and it's obvious they're well-received......Even if one is deadly serious about hubbing as a "job," with earnings as they're main goal.....a Holiday Hub is a fine idea. Actually, it can always be deleted after the Holidays if it were to pose an issue.......
BTW...Is there a strict rule about the majority of our hubs qualifying as evergreen? If so, I'm in serious trouble. I'm here for one reason and one reason only.....I need to write, as sure as I need to breathe. If not here, it would be elsewhere......The bonuses are the fabulous people whom I love dearly.....and whatever money I make.
My letters to Santa and the Easter Bunny are popular year round. Might be readers trying to figure out why an adult is writing to Santa and the Easter Bunny!
It amazes me the traffic I get all year on Thanksgiving and other holidays. I even get traffic from from to make Easter stuff. As long as they don't "idle", I leave them alone.
I only have three Christmas hubs but they're all doing storming business for me on Amazon at the moment so even though they're pretty inactive the rest of the year, what goes around comes around )
I had ideas for a couple of holiday hubs and then decided not to write them for fear they'll be idled during slower times of the year. I don't mind updating hubs with fresh material when it is warranted, but I don't want to be forced to constantly tinker with hubs just to keep them featured. Perhaps I'll change my mind about that in the future - we'll see. For those of you who do write seasonal hubs, I hope you'll update us on how they do!
Not too many, but a few, especially if/when motivated. Not just for Christmas, either, but year the round holidays offer loads of inspiration for hubs.
I have been on HubPages since this time last year. Some of my first hubs were Christmas hubs. Those hubs from last year did pretty well this season, and I added a couple more this year. I also have an Easter hub that was popular last year, I hope it will get a nice rise in traffic at Easter. I think after a few years I'll have a nice collection of holiday hubs. Holidays come around every year, so I think they are evergreen in a way.
by xixi127 years ago
I am sure so many hubbers made a lot of hubs on christmas to earn some extra money, now that it is over what next? How else can someone make consistent money on hubpages?
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