Week 4/Day 1 Grow the HubPot Challenge

Here are the results of Monday’s contest!  We hope everyone had a fun St. Patrick’s Day!

Number of Featured Hubs on Monday, March 17th: 164

Daily HubPot: $20.50

Weekly HubPot: $20.50

Top 10 Hubs of the Day:

  1. AliciaC: Tips For Managing Oral Allergy Syndrome and Hay Fever
  2. FlourishAnyway: Leave A Legacy Of Medical Education: How To Donate Your Body To Science
  3. DrMark1961: How To Housetrain A Puppy In 5 Days Using a Cardboard Box 
  4. mariexotoni: Healthy, Clean-Eating Banana Pancakes- No Flour Needed!
  5. StephRS: The Best Toys And Accessories For Indoor Cats: Combat Boredom And Keep Them Healthy
  6. Marie Flint: Thomas à Kempis and The Imitation of Christ
  7. sunflower99724: TV in 1964
  8. calculus-geometry: March Madness Probabilities
  9. ChristinS: Memory Enhancing Techniques: 5 Easy Memory Enhancement Exercises
  10. Joe Macho: How to Care for Onion Plants

And the winner using Random.org is…

#2:  Leave A Legacy Of Medical Education: How To Donate Your Body To Science by FlourishAnyway

 

Week 3 Grand Prize Winner and Top 10 Hubs

I know I keep saying this, but this was definitely the hardest week to choose a top 10.  Christy and I have had a great time reading everyone’s Hubs and think we have a fantastic top 10!  Here you go!

Number of Featured Hubs for the week: 993

Weekly HubPot: $124.50 (17.25+17.75 +19.75+20.25+18.50+15.25+15.75)

Weekly Top 10:

  1. NornsMercy: Easy & Quick Banana Clip Hairstyle Tutorial (for VERY Thick, Poofy, Medium Hair!)
  2. amiebutchko: Playdate Wisdom | Common Safety Concerns and Tips for Success
  3. Glimmer Twin Fan: How to Make Spaetzle | German Egg Noodles
  4. CyclingFitness: The Best Cycling Climbs On Lanzarote
  5. mviola: Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II
  6. RonElFran: How To Safely Use Windows XP After Microsoft Ends Support
  7. cre8tor: Little League Baseball | Basic Pitching Mechanics and Rules
  8. Gordon Hamilton: Canned Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes
  9. oceansnsunsets: Common Butterflies Seen in the Midwest USA
  10. akirchner: Using Mindmapping As A Memory Tool

And the winner using Random.org is…

#5:  Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II by mviola!

Congratulations to everyone that participated!

Week 3 Weekend Contest Results!

Happy Monday, everyone!  Week three is coming to a close and we had a lot of fantastic Hubs written!  Here are the results for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Friday, March 14th

Number of Featured Hubs: 148

Daily HubPot: $18.50

Weekly HubPot: $93.50 (17.25+17.75 +19.75+20.25+18.50)

CyclingFitness: The Best Cycling Climbs On Lanzarote
CWanamaker: Cat Mathematics: How Many Cats Fit Into the Trunk of a Honda Civic…
Johnny Parker: How to have a weed free low maintenance allotment
Glimmer Twin Fan: How to Make Spaetzle | German Egg Noodles
oceansnsunsets: Common Butterflies Seen in the Midwest USA
Joseph Harrell: Bacon Wrapped Salmon
deblina banerjee: Steamed Prawns in Mustard and Coconut Sauce: The Bong Way
WiccanSage: Ostara Craft: Easy, Cheap Egg Geodes for the Altar
MJennifer: The Arizona Sonora Desert Museum: A Virtual Visit Before You Go (or If You Can’t!)
MsMillar: Crystal Radio Instructions

The winner chosen using random.org, is…

#8 Ostara Craft: Easy, Cheap Egg Geodes for the Altar by WiccanSage

Saturday, March 15

Number of Featured Hubs: 121

Daily HubPot: $15.25

Weekly HubPot: $108.75 (17.25+17.75 +19.75+20.25+18.50+15.25)

Greensleeves Hubs: Plants and Flowers in Myth, Legend and Song – The True Stories Behind 10 Famous Plants
eugbug: Wiring a UK Plug
mviola: Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II
anitajsmith: The Persian Wars
Artois52: How to stop drinking – Making up your mind to stop
LCDWriter: Downtown Disney Stores, Restaurants and Activities With Hours
stephhicks68: Byodo-In Temple: Things to do on Oahu, Hawaii
sheilamyers: Reporting work-related injuries
avorodisa: Sleep Yourself Into Health and Happiness
Gordon Hamilton: Mediterranean Vegetables Puff Pastry Pizza Recipe

The winner chosen using random.org, is…

#3: Life and Works of Sofonisba Anguissola, Noblewoman, Portraitist of Philip II by mviola

Sunday, March 16th

Number of Featured Hubs: 125

Daily HubPot: $15.75

Weekly HubPot: $124.50 (17.25+17.75 +19.75+20.25+18.50+15.25+15.75)

Ariana Paulins: Pregnant With Twins- What to Expect & How to Prepare
susi10: Six Ways To Celebrate St.Patrick’s Day
Denmarkguy: HSP Living: Intense Feelings and Learning to Respond Instead of React
ideabump: 10 Free WordPress Themes for Your Business Website
Southern Muse: What is a Penny Dreadful?
darrenstout: How to Improve Your Golf Game When You Can’t Get to the Course
Kathleen Odenthal: Deriving Meaning from Art and Architecture
Tara McNerney: How to Build a Self-Watering Container in 7 Steps
Jonathan Wylie: Free Online Assessment Tools for Teachers
Artois52: How to stop drinking – The first steps to quitting alcohol

The winner chosen using random.org, is…
#5: What is a Penny Dreadful? by Southern Muse

Congratulations to all of the top 10 of the weekend and to the three winners. I’ll be posting the grand prize winner tomorrow!

Week 3/Day 4 Grow the HubPot Challenge Results

Happy Friday! I will be posting the results to the weekend Challenge on Monday and the Grand Prize Winner on Tuesday.  Here are yesterday’s Challenge results.

Number of Featured Hubs: 162

Daily HubPot: $20.25

Weekly HubPot: $75 (17.25+17.75 +19.75+20.25)

March 13th Top 10 Hubs:

  1. Gordon Hamilton: Canned Corned Beef and Cabbage Recipes
  2. akirchner: Using Mindmapping As A Memory Tool
  3. Athlyn Green: Make a “Scrapghan”–Crochet a Colorful Afghan From Yarn Scraps
  4. amiebutchko: Playdate Wisdom | Common Safety Concerns and Tips for Success
  5. Ryderr: Does Juvederm really work?
  6. JessBraz: How To Keep Your Dog Safe While Camping In Bear Country
  7. stephhicks68: Hanauma Bay: Things to Do on Oahu, Hawaii
  8. anitajsmith: The Trojan War: All From a Single Apple
  9. stonecircle: 1940’s Classic Molasses Maple Bars
  10. Joe Macho: Care For Pepper Plants

And the winner using random.org is:
#10: Care For Pepper Plants by Joe Macho!

Week 3/Day 3: Grow the HubPot Challenge Results

Hello, Everyone!  Here are the results of yesterday’s challenge.   There were a lot of Featured Hubs, which made the selection quite difficult.  Congrats to the Top 10 and the winner!

Number of Featured Hubs: 158
Daily HubPot: $ 19.75
Weekly HubPot: $54.75 (17.25+17.75 +19.75)

  1. DonnaCosmato: Canine Liver Problems: Important Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know
  2. JessBraz: The Black Bears of Algonquin Park
  3. kiddiecreations: 10 Types of Artistic Expression that I Love (And Why I Love them)
  4. cre8tor: Little League Baseball | Basic Pitching Mechanics and Rules
  5. jpcmc: 10 Essential Parenting Tips on Disciplining Your Toddler
  6. ChristinS: Unusual Ways to Enhance Focus and Concentration at Work
  7. sehrm: Natural Constants: G and e
  8. RonElFran: How To Safely Use Windows XP After Microsoft Ends Support
  9. JoeMacho: Care for Corn Plants
  10. TIMETRAVELER2: Why and How to File Your Consumer Complaint

And the winner using Random.org is…

#8:  How To Safely Use Windows XP After Microsoft Ends Support by RonElFran

Well done, Everyone!

 

Week 3/Day 2: Grow the HubPot Challenge Results

Here are your results for Tuesday’s challenge!  It’s great to see a few new Hubbers in the mix!

Number of Featured Hubs on March 11th: 142
Daily HubPot: $ 17.75
Weekly HubPot: $ 35 (17.25+17.75)

  1. healthmunsta: DIY: Top 5 Easy Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin
  2. LCDWriter: Easy Way To Take A Screen Shot With Windows
  3. NornsMercy: Easy & Quick Banana Clip Hairstyle Tutorial (for VERY Thick, Poofy, Medium Hair!)
  4. Millionaire Tips: Creative Uses For Extra Photographs
  5. MJennifer: Spring Clean Your Barn!
  6. Phyllis Doyle: Appalachian Mountains and Appalachian Trail
  7. Kelly Wassmer: SIDS and SUID: How to Reduce the Risk and Current Theories
  8. K Nichole: How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper
  9. LisaRoppolo: Spring Seed Planting Guide
  10. amandalu: Race Car Birthday Party

And the winner using Random.org is…

#9:  Spring Seed Planting Guide by LisaRoppolo, a Hubber that joined only 2 weeks ago!  Congratulations, Lisa, and everyone who participated!

 

Week 3/Day 1: Grow the HubPot Challenge Winners

Here’s to another week of the Grow the HubPot Challenge!  Congratulations to oceansnsunsets for winning last week’s Grand Prize!  Here are your winners for Monday, March 10th!

Number of Featured Hubs on Monday, March 10th: 137
Daily HubPot: $17.25
Weekly HubPot: $17.25
Top 10 Hubs of the Day:
Lyndsay Gamber: 20 More Disneyland Secrets You Don’t Know
Gordon Hamilton: Quick and Easy Soda Bread Recipe
Anna Haven: How to Choose A Narrative Style for Your Writing
Gcrhoads64: How Long Can I Keep Mustard, Mayo, Salad Dressing and other Foods in the Fridge?
ologsinquito: Herbs that May Protect Against Radiation
elementarywatson: Top 15 Best Family Movies
Colleen Swan: Psychology: Opening and Maintaining a Counseling Practice
Greenlily: What I Love and Hate About Tagaytay City
Sharkye11: Using Color Psychology to Boost Your Freelance Business
andrzejpavlov: 15 Best Manchester City Players in the History of Football

The winner chosen using random.org, is…
#7: Psychology: Opening and Maintaining a Counseling Practice by Colleen Swan

Congratulations, Everyone!

Week Two Grand Prize Winner and Top 10 Hubs

What a week!  Here are the results of the Grand Prize Top 10 Hubs and the winner!

  1. spartucusjones: Captain Kirk Sings The Blues: 10 Best William Shatner Songs 
  2. RonElFran: Robert Smalls: A Civil War Hero’s Fight for Racial Equality
  3. ESPeck1919: How To Cast On For Knitting – Three Ways!
  4. vespawoolf: How to Make a Latte or Cappuccino
  5. oceansnsunsets: The Beautiful Asiatic Lily – Gallery of Asiatic Lillies
  6. Colleen Swan: Psychology – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  7. JessBraz: The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park
  8. AliciaC: Periodic Table Games For Education and Fun
  9. Krysanthe: Ice Art: How to Make Rainbow Icicles
  10. calculus-geometry: Why There Are Infinitely Many Prime Numbers & More Curious Facts About Primes

The Weekly Grand Prize Winner using Random.org is….

#5: The Beautiful Asiatic Lily – Gallery of Asiatic Lillies by oceansnsunsets

Congratulations, oceansnsunsets for winning the HubPot of $97!

Week Two Weekend Contest Results!

Another great weekend of Hub creation!  Congratulations to the 30 best Hubs of the week and to everyone that participated!  We are hoping the HubPot will increase next week with the change in our contest guidelines:  instead of requiring an AdSense ID to participate, all you need is to be part of the HubPages Earnings Program.   We hope that you tell your friends and family to start writing on HubPages!  Stay tuned for the Weekly Grand Prize Winner that will be announced tomorrow.  

March 7th HubPot Challenge:

Number of Featured Hubs: 100
Daily HubPot: $12.50
Weekly HubPot: $ 72.75 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50)

  1. akirchner: Breadbaking: No Knead Loaf
  2. RonElFran: Robert Smalls: A Civil War Hero’s Fight for Racial Equality
  3. davidlivermore: How to Get the Most Out of a Business Conference
  4. cre8tor: Air Duct Sealing & 6 Other Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills
  5. VirginiaLynne: 15 Fun Family Christmas Traditions
  6. Patty Inglish, MS: The First Paralympics Hall Of Fame Athletes
  7. crazyhorsesghost: Haunted Colorado Locations
  8. patsybell: Grow a spaghetti sauce theme garden in a 4′ x 4′ raised bed
  9. Viking305: How to Grow Onions in a Small Garden: Onion Recipes
  10. millionairetips: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Real Life Examples of Wasting Money While Trying to Save

And the winner using random.org is….

#1:  Breadbaking: No Knead Loaf by akirchner

March 8th:

Number of Featured Hubs: 92
Daily HubPot: $11.50
Weekly HubPot: $84.25 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50+11.50)

  1. Sharkye11: Grown-up Proofing Your Child’s World
  2. viking305: How to Grow Carrots in Containers in a Small Garden: Carrot Recipes
  3. raymondphilippe: 100 + Things that can make you Happy
  4. JessBraz: The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park
  5. EricDockett: American Robin Facts: the Early Bird of Spring
  6. Phyllis Doyle: Chief Seattle of Pacific Northwest – USA
  7. Will Apse: Rainforest Trees for Beginners
  8. Availiasvision: 10 Sports You’ve Never Heard Of
  9. dzymslizzy: Do I Have the Flu?
  10. Rebecca Furtado: The Hoosier Experience of Spanish Flu

And the winner using random.org is….

#2:  How to Grow Carrots in Containers in a Small Garden: Carrot Recipes by viking305

March 9th:

Number of Featured Hubs: 101
Daily HubPot: $12.75
Weekly HubPot: $ 97 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50+11.50+12.75)

  1. AliciaC: Periodic Table Games For Education and Fun
  2. thougtforce: Enjoy the coffee break! Take a Swedish “fika”
  3. PegCole17: Real Italian Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting with Step-by-Step Photos
  4. oceansnsunsets: Clematis Flower Vines – Information and Photos
  5. ESPeck1919: Casting Off Knitting and Finishing Projects
  6. Natasha Peters: Language Weirdness: There Are No Real Synonyms
  7. prestonandkate: Free Images for Online Writers
  8. BigBrains: Top 10 Best Roy Orbison Songs
  9. drpennypincher: Buy Nothing Day
  10. randomcreative: Mother’s Day Consumable Gift Ideas

And the winner using random.org is….

#3: Real Italian Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting with Step-by-Step Photos by PegCole17

Congratulations, Everyone!

Hot Topics for April, May, and June

The Google AdSense Team has kindly shared some great info with us on monetizing trends this coming quarter (April through June), and I’m pleased to pass it along to you. Historically, advertisers have increased spending in specific topics during Quarter 2, and the AdSense Team expects that trend to continue this year. So, if you’re stumped for ideas on what to write about next, you may want to consider tackling one of these subjects, which will likely have higher CPMs:

Health

  • Allergies

Home

  • Gardening and home improvement
  • Moving
  • Home insurance and mortgages

Fashion and Beauty

  • Wedding fashion
  • Spring and summer fashion

Gender and Relationships

  • Wedding tips and wedding planning

Sports

  • Camping and outdoors
  • Major League Baseball
  • National Hockey League
  • National Basketball Association

Travel

  • Summer vacations and vacation planning

Holiday

  • Mother’s Day
  • Father’s Day
  • Graduation

Entertainment

  • Summer blockbusters
  • Summer TV

Along with expected higher CPMs, these subjects have the added benefit of being more shareable on social media. Since users will be searching for these topics more often this quarter, they are also more likely to share related Hubs with great photos and inspiring content. It’s not too early to get a head start either. Searches and sharing of seasonal content often begin a month or more in advance, so get your Hubs ready early. Happy Hubbing!