Why Do Boring Articles Get So Many Hits?
Before continuing on, I just want to say that this has absolutely nothing to do with anyone on Hubpages. It's just what I have seen on another site, and it baffles me.
-Alrighty. I'm part of a pretty big content community, and I have always been baffled by one thing, and one thing only.
Why do all the boring articles rake in all of the page views?
I have seriously come across an article titled 'How To Grow Juicy Tomatoes'
How to grow a frigging juicy tomato!?
Well I'm no rocket scientist, but I would assume that this would be a topic that everyone; even children would be able to comprehend! Yet this article alone managed to grab in over 2,000 hits in less than a week?
What am I missing here? Is growing juicy tomatoes really something that masses of people have always longed for?
Not only that, after skimping through the 'tomoatoe growing guide' I'm baffled because the simple pre-school words used, and format of the entire article are straight up boring.
Then we have the ol' know it all articles. 'How To Stop Your Child From Picking His Nose'
Yes, seriously. An article on booger picking even manages to rake in the views. I know that booger picking kids are gross, but I didn't know that parents viewed it as such a HUGE problem that they had to track down the answers to stopping it online...written by another stupid mom who thinks she's the worlds greatest mom... especially seeing that she cured her kids booger picking problem. Blah.... but I'm jealous, because in come the hits, and I'm left confused.
Another one is the articles titled 'My Top 10 List Of....
These have always baffled me. Because for one, who wants to read someone else's top 10 list of movies, or books, or perfumes? Seriously who!?!?!
Now I could see an interest in possibly reading an article written by Britney Spears or Lindsay Lohan, on their top 10 movies. I mean they are famous, so naturally people are curious. But it genuinely baffles me when an everyday Joe, writes a top 10 list of his or her favorite whatever, and it manages to scoop up thousands of hits!?
I think there is a ton of useless content on the web (I'm even guilty of adding some myself). Tons of things that are basically write ups on common sense. Amongst some of the worst though are articles on 'How to Tie a Shoe', to 'How to Blow up a Balloon', 'How To Stalk Your Ex', or 'Why You Should Not Smoke'.
Basically it's common sense. I can, without a doubt, say that I can figure out ALL OF THE ABOVE, without consulting with a 7 page online article.
And with the whole tomato thing... a. buy seed at walmart b. plant seed in soil c. water d. wait!
Yet somehow all of that useful information I have just provided can get panned out into a 4 page fluffy article! Ahhh!
I don't know the answer though. I have no idea why an article on How To Grow Tomatoes would get so many hits?