Helping Hubbers Earn

I've been reading for about an hour a night for the last few nights making use of the Hub-Latest link and reading each one no matter if it is a topic I am interested in or not so that I can learn what people are writing about. There is certainly a wide variety of topics being covered. A reasonably common one I am finding is how to earn money at Hubpages or at other sites. I haven't yet come across an article like the one you are about to read.

How we can help others

What I am going to try and do tonight when I do my nightly Hub reading is to go to the Hub-latest and read the most recently posted hub. Following that, I will take a look at all of the other hubs of that author. This will give that hubber ad impressions for each hub they have written. Depending on how many hubs that author has, I would then return to the Hub-latest and choose the second most recent and read that hub - and then all of the other hubs of that author. If an author has many hubs, I may not read them all in favour of moving on to the next author. Likely someone who has more than 100 hubs already are probably doing well enough, but still I will visit 10 or 20 of their hubs to ensure I help all hubbers, not just the newer ones.

It is a simple enough thing to do, and by choosing the latest you know you are picking active hubsters. This way we reward the people who are still active in the hub world.

On Commenting

For each of the hubs that I read I will leave a comment. I will not mention 'Helping Hubsters Earn' in any way but sincerely hope that the person whose hubs I have visited will recognize what I have done and do it to others. We can all help each other this way.

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Barbara Kay 5 years ago from USA

I'm not sure if fellow hubbers visits count, but I do try to share some of the good ones with people at Facebook in hopes my friends will read them.

I read lots of hubs, but usually skip the ones I'm not interested in and try to share as many as I can without getting on my friends nerves.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I've asked my blog readership about posting the hub links for each time I write one and they said that they are supportive and will check them out whenever I post them. I am fortunate to have such supportive blogmates.


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whoisbid 5 years ago

I have noticed that HubPages is doing poorly in Google. You can check this on Semrush SE graph to see it is going downhill massively. I think Hubpages needs more links to it from outside and that Hubbers need to link out to other websites. HubPages is a very small part of the internet. It is only a Page Rank 6 website and some us already own Page Rank 6 property. I am helping HubPages by linking to it from other places on the net. I don't think HubPages can see this kind of activity so it is difficult to know which "outsiders" are useful to them. I am also bringing new people into HubPages and I don't think they can see that either. It is really difficult for web companies to make sophisticated systems that reward the most powerful external contributors. Most systems seem to reward people internally. I am sure they will be changing some things in the near future since their graph looks pretty awful at the moment. People like us who are "sticking" with HubPages are probably their greatest assets and I hope that we can make a difference!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I hope so too - I know I am posting a link to each hub of mine on my blog (thanks for stopping by) but I suppose I can work harder on getting external links elsewhere.


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whoisbid 5 years ago

I think underdogs need to get together and help each other out where they can. I am associated with underdogs on Twitter right now and it is becoming fun.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I'm not ready for twitter just yet. But your idea of underdogs is why I keep going to the latest hubs - it seems most of the latest hubs are from newbies to HP, so I am there to support them.


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danfresnourban 5 years ago from Fresno, CA

great hub Phil, I somehow missed this hub when I originally began following you. I can not agree more that we all should help each other. You have been helpful on my pages, always reading my hubs and leaving comments, and I appreciate it very much.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Dan, I am only too happy to help. I don't know anything about that high profile murder case you are following, but your other hubs are well written and I enjoy reading them.


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Ms Dee 5 years ago from Texas, USA

Like whoisbid, I've read on HP many times that it is the outside links into HP that really counts with Google, and so, in a sense, it has been discouraging my thinking on how much I can help fellow hubbers. If what you are suggesting is a true help, I'm all for it. I guess I just don't know if it would help or not. I like the idea, though, for its novelty :).


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I don't think it can possibly hurt, and every vote-up you give to a hubber whose article you think deserves a vote-up is a help. Thanks for stopping by.


UrsulaRose 5 years ago

I am all for helping others in whatever way possible so count me in on your project of helping Hubbers.

Put in the effort and reap the rewards!!!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

UR, Thanks so much for helping, it is definitely appreciated not just by me, but by everyone you help.


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magnoliazz 5 years ago from Wisconsin

Thanks for reading my hubs, I am coming back to return the favor.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Mag, thanks for stopping by!


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

A great good thing you re doing wonderful friend. Just like my routine. Keep it up. Bless you


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

And thank you for visiting four of my hubs all at once!


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aa lite 4 years ago from London

This is an interesting idea, but aren't you worried that it might, in some way, be 'cheating' the advertisers, a little bit like clicking on adsense ads, you are after all inflating people's earnings, and I suspect you don't really care about the advertising program.

One way in which I think hubbers could help each other, which is completely legit and easy to do, is to link to each other's hubs. This doesn't cost anything, you don't actually 'leak link juice' as long as you are not linking to bad content, and you are giving other hubs external backlinks which helps them rank well. If individual hubs rank well, hub pages will rank well.

Other ways in which I think we could help each other, is if we act in a group on sites such as tubmlr, reddit etc. If we reblog each other's entries and 'like' each other's links on social bookmarking sites (this would have to be done subtly) then we would all benefit.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks for stopping by, aa. I don't think of it as 'cheating' the advertisers - I am reading hubs that interest me and provide comments to each one I read. How is that cheating? That I am doing it in a specific pattern, what difference does that make?

Indeed, linking to other hubs is a great idea. I occasionally include a link to someone else's hub in one of my hubs, perhaps I should do this more often.

Thanks for the great comment.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

So yeah, reading http://aalite.hubpages.com/hub/Can-Hubbers-do-more... has really brought to light what some of the advantages are of linking. Thanks for sharing this very useful information.


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aa lite 4 years ago from London

Thanks for stopping by my hub. I guess viewing a hub is not exactly the same as clicking an ad, you're right. Personally I feel to really succeed with my hubs I must win the good will of google. Potentially if you could be ranked well for a somwhat competitive keyword (I haven't succeeded yet), you could get thousands of views a day. The negative thing of course is that google changes its algorithm so often one cannot depend on it. But....if one writes good conent and doesn't do any of the more questionable SEO tricks like manufacturing hundreds of links through article spinning, one shouldn't have that much to fear from google, theoretically.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

While I am impressed with almost all of the things that Google has done, I am not relying on Google income as I think with their algorithm changes it is evident that what can work one day won't work the next. If I happen to get some Google revenue, great! If not, I'm just trying to develop the HubAd revenue stream.


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aa lite 4 years ago from London

Ahh but to get HubAd revenue stream you need traffic driven to your hubs by Google! These are two slightly different concepts, organic traffic for google search results and revenue from adsense. Both revenue from adsense and HubAd revenue need a lot of traffic to come to your lenses. There are of course other ways of getting traffic, like from within hubpages and through social media sites, but if your hub can rank well in google searches, the traffic just comes without you having to do anything!

The google algorithm changes affect how your site ranks in Google searches for a keyword, not the principles of the adsense program, which have been pretty much unchanged from the beginning. If your lens had a lot of organic search traffic, because it was in the top 5 sites in google for that keyword, and then you lost the good position and the traffic, then all your revenue streams will be negatively affected.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

aa, you make salient points. My hubs do not tend to cater to highly desired or searched for key words. As such, they are not destined to receive a lot of traffic, whether it be by hubbers or Google searches.

If inanity was a hot commodity, then I would fare well.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Very interesting theory, Phil. I'm afraid I tend to get so many comments, the only way I manage is to respond to each commenter by going to their profile and reading their most recent (or a hub that has very few comments), reading and commenting. Voted up and more.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Ttoombs, well, you've done me the service by visiting a few of mine, thanks for that. I also tend to look for lesser commented hubs of people, it is curious that we should do such. Thanks again for stopping by!

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