ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Home Template

Updated on September 9, 2016

Home Hubs Do Very Well!

We're glad you're writing a Hub in our Home Topic, as these tend to be some of the most successful Hubs on the site.

Home Hubs that tend to perform the best include:

  • Guides that are tied with the author's concrete experience or expertise (e.g. a dog house they built, their expertise as an electrician, their troubleshooting successes with garden pests, etc.)
  • A large number of images (it is best if they are your own, however properly used and attributed photos of high quality also do quite well)
  • Practical advice that extends beyond anecdotes and generalities
  • In-depth, step-by-step instructions
  • Information that is not already extensively covered elsewhere online

A tip About Images

The first image you include in a Hub is very important; it is often what potential readers see on site listings and through social media channels like Facebook and Pinterest.

Be sure to choose a high-quality, alluring first image- one that makes readers want to learn more. Should you be creating a DIY Hub guiding people through a project, be sure that your first image showcases the final product (people are far less likely to want to click on a Hub just showing a mess of construction dust and wood!).

Provide "After" Photos First

A remodeled kitchen
A remodeled kitchen | Source

Make Your Hub Easy to Skip Around

Most people looking for home advice online want to get quick answers. By utilizing...

  • Descriptive subheaders
  • Bulleted lists
  • Numbered lists with instructions
  • Quick tips summarized in right-floated Text Capsules
  • Table Capsules summarizing recommendations and tools

You can make it very easy for visitors to find exactly what they need.

Engage With Your Readers!

Ask them fun questions, such as what their skill level might be

See results

Be Sure to Include as Many Progress Shots as Possible!

Click thumbnail to view full-size
Though it might not occur to you to take photographs of your works in progress, they are incredibly helpful to those who plan on completing the same project.
Though it might not occur to you to take photographs of your works in progress, they are incredibly helpful to those who plan on completing the same project.
Though it might not occur to you to take photographs of your works in progress, they are incredibly helpful to those who plan on completing the same project. | Source

Never Underestimate the Power of the Table Capsule

Great Man Cave Furniture
Great Craft Room Furniture
Great Party Room Furniture
Pool table
Glass-windowed cabinets
Slip 'n Slide
Reclining chairs
Wheeled chairs
Coffee Table
Wheeled storage carts
Buffet table
The Table Capsule can be used to share helpful tips, recommendations, lists, prices, steps, and much, much more.

Photos of Required Materials are Helpful, Too


Present Instructions in Numbered Lists

  1. Numbered lists are great for making complex instructions easy for readers to process.
  2. These lists also make it clear to people that you are sharing instructions and not general advice.
  3. After all, when a reader scans an article and sees long paragraphs, they may not quickly be able to tell whether those paragraphs provide helpful instructions or a bunch of rambling text!

Showing Yourself in Your Hub Helps it Come Across as More Genuine

It is also a great way to build rapport with your readers and develop a fan base.
It is also a great way to build rapport with your readers and develop a fan base. | Source

Keep Your Visitors Engaged with a Video

Including a Video Capsule at the end of your Hub may:

  • Keep visitors on your page for longer periods of time (Google monitors how much time readers spend on pages to determine how high they should be ranked)
  • Provide visitors with additional information that you have not covered in your Hub
  • Cater to the needs of visual learners who derive more value from visual-spacial demonstrations than text

Make sure to watch any video you choose in its entirety to make sure that it is relevant and of high quality. We encourage you to create original videos to include in your Hubs whenever possible.


Submit a Comment

No comments yet.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)