Extra Tips for our HubPages Colleagues and Newbies


Learning and sharing...

Just a quick reminder of things we have learned and glady we can give them away to the newbies and senior writers. They say time is money and if we find ways of saving time, then we know everyone would appreciate our down to earth tips. Here are some random ideas and general advice that we have kept in our heads and wanted to share should we forget later on.

Commenting Back to a Big Load of Followers

When we write a hub we get around 35%-45% of new readers or hubbers that drop a quick note. We know they are potential followers and they need especial attention.

Some profile names are hard to spell and frankly is tedious enough, talking about 3 a.m. and trying to deal with these "alpha-numeric words." Scrolling up and down to them just to get THEM right!! can take those extra 20 minutes needed for a new hub, if you get more than 20 comments in a day for sure.

Get to Know Your Hubber follower's real name

Instead of trying to write Midget38 (Michelle for example), just learn their first names. Or get this bull by the "horns" and get it right from the very beginning: write a clean list of followers in a "Word," "Notepad" or "spreadsheet" with their real names -- You can add up daily. Treat it like a phonebook with your 100-200 followers. Well, for Patty Inglish and William Holland this rule is overrated.

This method is seeing in billybuc's response to his followers. He is a teacher, so he is using that experience. This makes our readers feel unique and important. We get more followers this way and the views increase enormously.


What about Those Hard to Spell Profile names?

Just copy them and paste. Yeah you cannot do it at first. Here is the trick:

For instance you have "shwaryaa22" commenting on your hub. Sorry shwaryaa22 for using you as an example. Thank you for your understanding! We want you to understand that this will help many hubbers.

You want to copy her name and with so much frustration you get nowhere. You keep getting the "finger pointer" (html 'a href').

Finally here is the trick: You know you can "copy" her profile name and her city in one block.

"ishwaryaa22 4 days ago from Chennai, India"

You cannot "pick up" ishwaryaa22 by itself.

  • Instead of copying the whole nick and that "4 day ago from Chennai, India" addendum...
  • Just Swipe or highlight from "right to left" starting at number 4 (<<<)
  • You will copy, "ishwaryaa22 4 "
  • Finally paste it in your response block and simply delete number 4
  • Practice three times and you will get it

By copying and pasting hard to memorize profile names, you are actually saving time and headaches. We all want to see our profile names written correctly. This little trick keep your eyes rested for your new piece of creativity.

Machines and technology in front of us...!

Ourselves on the set of the New Halloween movie.. the road is there, ready to be paved...! What was that sound?

Iphone, Google and YouTube

By adding the Google+ apps and YouTube, which are already incorporated in our IPhone by droid, you become a walking newscaster. We take pictures that are uploaded immediately to our Pikasa account through Google+. We have taped and tested our iPhone video-camera and we have been uploading to YouTube.

The future is here as shown by Cloud Explorer and other fine hubbers. Just ask your retailer how to set up your cell with the latest cool apps, even for FB. I know some baby boomers like the old style of digital and those USB 2.0, but craze advancements are evolving faster than our minds... not being able to keep up with "tech" cool names.

Better SEO by a Hubber Fellow, "mailXpress"

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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

There were a couple very useful tips...the copy and paste of names...sheez, why didn't I think of that. Great hub buddy, and thanks for mentioning this old guy! You are greatly appreciated my friend; have a great day!

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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Great Tips for newbies Joseph. Being a math teacher, I have always been better with numbers than with names, but I have made myself memorize my followers names and very good example with Michelle indeed. Also loved you talking about social media and that is truly very important to do when commenting on others articles and is another thing I try to do by letting them know that I have shared on Hubpages and some virtual form too. As always great job and have done all the above and more for this article for you too :)

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Glimmer Twin Fan 4 years ago

Useful hub! I'm still trying to figure out youtube and have been able to post a couple of slideshows, but it took forever. Going to look into this more. Thanks!

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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Good tips, thanks for sharing. Since we are culturally different I find easier to spell ishwaryaa than western names. LOL

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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Great tips Joseph! I'm sure many newbies will find this very helpful.

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Pamela99 4 years ago from United States

Thanks for some quick and useful tips to make the whole process a bit more efficient.

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Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

When I saw the word, "Dummies," I new I had to come and visit this one for sure! Really great suggestions, lord. I was having a time last night with one profile name (plus being tired), and your advice for all the names is really good. However, there are those who love their anonymity, but maybe there profile names will be easy to write. That is very interesting about the iPhone and walking newscaster. Well, I still have my "dumb" phone, shocker. I will visit Better SEO by "mailXpress," even though a very patient hubber had been helping me with the SEO, or attempting to help me - lost cause. I just have to take the time (Ha) to read up on it. Thanks for the great "Dummies" advice here. In His Love, Faith Reaper

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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

You are so thoughtful when you give feedback, LORD. I love how you make a point of calling us by name. I smile that you are the only HP friend who has picked up on my maiden name. You make me feel so young!

Excellent advice for new and old...UP and UABI. Hugs, Maria Couchara

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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for these useful tips. I get frustrated because I want to leave longer comments, but it takes me a long time to type.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Billy, you are worth mentioning and deserve much admiration. Hope this time you can type your follower, or new follower's name faster, by using that rrick.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Janine Huldie, you are doing good in here. Your background in math can give you an edge. Thanks for sharing! You are a wonderful young mommy!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Glimmer Twin Fan, using my copy and paste myself and we have more time to comment. YouTube is already adding tis apps to the new phones. Google+ checks on your phone if it has the latest app, so you can navigate B faster. Thanks for reading us!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Vinaya Ghimire, that was funny! I read you yesterday from my IPhone and I cracked up! Of course you can write her name easier. Thanks for ther mention in FB. Hope you are having a nice day!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Just Ask Susan , I think we all will benefit. Was trying to keep these tip sin my mind for a later hub, and I had to write them down, before I forgot. Much appreciated by your visit, Susan Zutautas.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Pamela99, that was nice from you. We all do benefit from these tips indeed. Your hubs are excellent and we admire your work. Thanks!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Faith Reaper , You are welcome dear. Of course I'm following ya! Your time is gold with commute and family. So this copy and paste can give you an average of 30 min more of your time in HP. Thanks for the support dear friend.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Maria Couchara and Miss Sammy, you are wonderful people that make this place bearable. Our tips are just a way of showing appreciation for our friends who always come back to us. If we don't have time to comment back please forgive us. Thanks Maria Couchara!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Mhatter99, you do deserve time late at night, and can be frustrating for sure. Thanks for stopping by! We will be visiting you soon!

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

Great tips! I really tried hard to remember all the real names of hubbers too. i never thought about using excel though.what a great suggestion, or maybe should i call you sir Joseph? Lord de cross is pretty awesome too! :)

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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Excellent advice! I comment as much as possible but I am behind this month. I don't want to leave generic comments for the sake of leaving them. Great advice on cutting and pasting the screen name. I will try using that.

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healthylife2 4 years ago from Connecticut, USA

Great tips. I had no clue about the cut and paste technique and don't want to get anyone's name wrong since they took the time to read and comment. Any tips to better navigate HubPages is always appreciated!

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daisydayz 4 years ago from Cardiff

Good tips there, making a mini directory is a great plan! Very helpful. I think my user name is probably easier than my real name in all honesty, lol!

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RobinGrosswirth23 4 years ago from New York

Have to remember some of these. However, I would think that even though a given name is easier to remember, unless it is signed as such, I just go with a person's hub handle.

And I have tried for Google AdSense, but I am having difficulty.

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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Aha! I see myself in this Hub, Joseph! Thanks for getting to know my real name, and this little bit of sharing over the little things that help a lot when we write. These actually mean a lot. they make the follower feel less like "one of the pack." Ok! Am sharing over FB!

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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

A special thanks to marcoujor a.k.a Maria madam for mentioning you. This hub of yours is very helpful for newbies and seasoned writers alike. Please don't mention sorry as you are helping many others and I am glad to be of service to you here! I told my many hubber-friends to call me by my nickname Ish and many of them called me Ish. In some comment-sections, some hubbers mis-spelt my name(after all, it is long) and I don't mind it at all but from my real-life experiences, some people prefer to have their usernames/real names spelt correctly all the time. I am patient with typing fellow hubbers's usernames in the comment-sections and all. Bill Sir is really very amazing and managed to keep up with his 1000 plus followers! Here your tips are clearly explained, particularly YouTube. A handy hub with invaluable tips! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Useful & Interesting. Voted up.

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nanderson500 4 years ago from Seattle, WA

Thanks for the tips! Good idea about using hubbers' real names. Voted up and interesting.

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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I just copy it from the comments box from right to left. If you start from left to right you run the risk of copying the entire capsule contents. Before you go calling people by their real names, find out if they are okay with that. I once had a hubber tell me not to use her real name here, I should use her username.....wow, that threw me. I like my real name being used, it shows that a hubber is really connecting to me.

So when are you going to marry me?

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Hahahaha! Carolee Samuda! You are something else! You will have to talk to AEvans and my muses. You did make me laugh so hard! Thanks for stopping by. Now I have to clean that coffee spilt on my screen!

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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

I knew I would get that reaction. I always love teasing you, you are such a good sport...lol

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

unknown spy, you are such a great commenter. I give you 19 years of age. Just doing my math and all. But thanks for reading this humble hub. Just call me whatever you feel like. Thanks!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

tammyswallow, I 'm using my own advice, so I saved 29 seconds. Thanks for your following us. No HPphobic at all! Nice to see that smile!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

healthylife2, you are very welcome, nice healthy profile! Seems that we are saving some hours to hubbers that would have to spell so many followers right. Happy to help our friends.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

daisydayz , you have such a beautiful celtic spirit. Hope you and Jon are having a wonderful day! Nice hubs of yours; will visit soon. Thanks!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

RobinGrosswirth23, contact directly AdSense, filters prevent spammers from damaging such a sorce of income. Thanks for staying put and keep on learning with us. We all learn something new everyday!

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Phyllis Doyle 4 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Great hub, Joseph. Thank you. You are always there to lend a helping hand and some good tips.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Michelle Liew from Sigapore, you are a wonderful writer as well, and you are very welcome! I love those acrostics from you indeed! Take care my friend.

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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Well, this is good info. I get so tired of scrolling back up to make sure I spell the name of the hubber correctly. They should all be as simple as "lord". Some of the Hubbers names are very long. I'll try your trick. Good Hub, I voted it up, etc. and will share, of course.

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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Great hub!!

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Steve West 4 years ago from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Thank you for your advice!

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His princesz 4 years ago

Thank you, Lord De Cross. I'm a 2 year old member here but I consider myself a newbie. I left Hubpages after I wrote 2 hubs 2 years ago. Now I'm a new comeback. thank you for those tips! ;)

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nylarej 4 years ago from Ph

Thanks for the share! This will help for our newbie hubbers like me :)

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CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

Awesome hub! Great tips. Thanks for sharing Joseph. I knew there's always something to learn everyday - worth sneaking out of work.

Obviously voting up and useful.

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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Lord, I've never even thought of the copy and paste thing! Some of those names are tough.

I've uploaded two short videos to youtube to use for my hubs. It got easier after the first one.

Nice hub!

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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Thank you Joseph, some great tips, voting up and useful.

Best wishes Lesley

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

ishwaryaa22, nanderson500, Phyllis Doyle, mary615, AudreyHowitt, Steve West, His princesz, nylarej, CrisSp,Victoria Lynn and Movie Master thank you so much for taking your time and reading our hub. Seems that this one will help many friends, and that is priceless. Thanks for your kind words. Keep on writing and be yourself. Take care.

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vox vocis 4 years ago

Oh, you're so right about those "alpha-numeric words" or "codes" :) I don't like my username, but got stuck with it here on HP (Jasmine is my name, BTW). I found you thanks to billybuc (Bill or William; I'm still confused) who recommended reading your hubs in his "installment 14" hub.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Vox vocis, Hi Jasmine! Thanks for the votes and your input. We share some tips with our friends and anyone interested in reading. Hope your Italian and German language are helping you in your career!

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toknowinfo 4 years ago

Thanks for the tips in this hub. Thanks for the great tips.

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Toknowinfo, happy ourselves when we know our hubs help people. There is so much to learn, and the day is so short, at times! Thanks!

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TycoonSam 4 years ago from Washington, MI

Great tips! Thanks for sharing. I will definitely be back to review this.

Voted up and useful!

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Lord De Cross 4 years ago Author

Glad it was useful for you as well TycoonSam. Nothing like sharing some tips. Thanks for the votes!

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