I had never heard of Hubpages, so I had to Google it and watch their little demo video. Unless I am not understanding something, you just make money off the adsense ads that are showing up on your article. How does this differ from Blogger, or Wordpress ( with your own ads). I guess what I am asking is, what makes Hubpages a better place to write, where is the value in using their service over any other? I sell products on Amazon, and I pay Amazon a pretty hefty fee but the value is that they bring the customers to me and they do it well. The demo video for Hubpages simply said that they allow Google and Bing to find your article, and I am pretty sure that anything that I set up will have a chance at being found on Google. If what they are offering is better SEO than wouldn't this just be on par with ANY other blogging platform?
I hope this writing doesn't sound aggressive, I genuinely am interested but I need to understand the value before I invest more time.