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New Thoughts on HubPages
« on: July 20, 2016, 12:50:28 AM »
Has anyone here had good success with building up readership or sales on Hubpages? I had an account years ago when I was in college (Fall of 2001) and I had several hubs which I enjoyed writing. I wish I had kept up with it, but got busy and dropped it all.

I was reading just recently about one of the HubPages writers who has over 500 hubs created in the past 18 months, and I think he said he's just now hitting the 3 digit earnings per month.

Has that been your experience on HubPages?

I enjoy writing, so I'd like to get back into it just from the creative angle.

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Re: New Thoughts on HubPages
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2016, 03:52:59 AM »
HubPages can work with people who have strong hubs, but there have been so many changes in the last year. It's up to you if you want to do it, but they are much stricter in passing hubs these days and you are only allowed so many ads per words you write.

I think the success depends on the type of hub, such as 'How to' or guides, as they tend to get more traffic than poems and other types of hubs. I stopped writing there and I know many people moved their hubs to their own blogs.

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Re: New Thoughts on HubPages
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2016, 07:18:29 PM »
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.   

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Re: New Thoughts on HubPages
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2016, 08:06:40 PM »
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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.

I'm not sure that there is any benefit to joining HubPages if you already have an established blog. In fact some members have moved their HubPages content to their own blogs, so clearly they weren't too happy with what they were earning there.

The benefit for a new writer is that their posts may be discovered by readers visiting the site without their having to promote them.

I've been a member of HubPages for a long time, but to be honest I've never done very well there. Then again I've never put much effort into producing content for the site because there were always seemingly better options available. Unfortunately most of those proved problematic in the long term and I've recently started my own blog at Blogger.  How my earnings there will compare to what I've earned at HubPages remains to be seen.


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Re: New Thoughts on HubPages
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2016, 01:42:15 PM »
HubPages is basically for writers that don't want to have their own website in a nutshell. The claims aren't quite true in that you can post and just wait to see revenue. You have to add the capsule ads yourself, plus choose the items for ebay and Amazon, and you then have to format it around your own capsules. In addition you are limited to how many ads you can place in relation to how many words you have written.

They also change the rules, as I was looking at an old hub where I had two ads and they said I had to remove one as my article length was not long enough. People used to have a subdomain and now they don't which also make a difference to SEO.

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Re: New Thoughts on HubPages
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2016, 11:21:24 PM »
Based on my 5 years experience I can say success on hubpages depends on couple of thing
High quality article properly optimized for search engines
High quality articles on the topics that have search value
Articles on the commercial topics where advertisers put more money and readers click the ads
Articles on the topic that can drive sales for the amazon products that you place on your articles

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