Seeing red, the search engine crawl, moving hubs

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Sharing the wealth

The main thing about HubPages that is encouraging to the new writer, and well-seasoned writer- who in recent days past had little support, it is the HubPages community . Hubbers come from different walks of life, different belief systems , and varied backgrounds , but we are all here enriching each other's experiences.

My premier with HubPages was in July 2010. Unemployed and at wits end , with the hottest summer on record beating down on my already non-existent income, this thought kept coming to me, "I am going to write my way outta here" . Even if that means I am certifiable, that is okay too. Many things happened in succession, bringing big changes and a referral to HubPages, where I took to it like a goldfish to the water..

I have two blogs that I don't like to mention at the time, because I have neglected them terribly.These are public service type blogs, and I was hoping that one day, by an illusive formula of readers and buyers, would I attain magic earnings from AdSense.

At the end of 2006 I read Google AdSense instructions, learning how to start a blog on blogspot, and link it to AdSense. For 2 weeks and 80+ hours I read, studied, and kept linking until I got answers. I joined a few Google forums, and got a very foggy idea of earnings.

Before HubPages, I had two blogs of unique topics where I did get a lot of searches, but did not earn much money.


There are many instructional Hubs about Hubs available on HubPages

Coming to HubPages offers any writer a platform and tools to publish, and hone the writer's work. There are many instructional Hubs by administrators available on HubPages. The HubElite, editorial staff, and many other Hubbers, pass on treasures of wisdom.

There is big help for newbies.

Hubbers with time and history on HubPages, write to help other Hubbers avoid growing pains they themselves experienced. Most writers here are hoping to earn passive income, and possibly enough to live on for years to come. To do that it takes a village.

HubPages creators and staff have benefited those who would write and promote with good content. For years I have mooned after Writer/Writer.com, but their fees were out of the question for a beginning writer in my financial bracket. (This week Writer.com launched a free site for writers .) Thank you HubPages for what you have done for those who cannot help but write.


I have had an incredible increase in ad sense earnings since following the advice in this Hub

• The Point •••• The Hub is the center of the wheel. It turns and transports by the support writers give one another. By the way, my AdSense earnings are almost $40.00 after 4 months of writing on HubPages.

(Update,6.15.2011, my AdSense earnings this morning are almost $106.00) It is a lot of work, but the most rewarding I have ever done. June 1, 2011 I got my first Google AdSense payout of $106.00!

This is my gift back to you Hubbers. I learned something recently:

The APA (American Psychological Association ) Style of writing, citing and publishinghas rules for internet publishing. I learned this because as a recent geology student at a major University, we were required to abide by these rules.

  • These rules are used by those who publish scholarly and technical writing .
  • Internet search engines, are programed to 'read' titles by professional standards.

I have provided links and the source for these rules, but I will give you the quickie version. I made changes to all my Titles, and many Sub-titles, and my searchs of my Hubs immediately rose. In 24 hours all of my Hubs have changed places, last night when I first did it, within the hour my Hub Analytics page was many Red Arrows, meaning my Hub traffic was climbing.

  1. The only Capitalization of words in a sentence should be the First word, and any other proper nouns. [Yosemite National Park, Mrs. Claus, I-630 Freeway]
  2. No ~, -, ..., ", !, ?, (), - A question mark at the end of a sentence is okay.
  3. No - in between words. Use commas.
  4. Do your best to make your title one sentence.
  5. Although we want to use Capitalization for Emphasis... we are stopping the crawl of search engines with our emphasis.
  6. Please do not go wild and simply take my word for it. Try it on a couple of your slower moving Hubs, or Hubs that were very popular, but haven't gotten much readership.
  7. I am a rebel, and the rules of grammar and rule structure make me want to say y'all, and yous! I love ---- dashes, EMPHASIZING is fun when you don't have an English teacher snapping you back to reality. I do want to write full-time. for that I must be read. I want to be found.

Good Luck and the Best to each of you . Thank you for all of the kindness and help you have given me.

"Thinking and Growing Rich"

An example of a professional title, search engines will crawl

http://www.waikato.ac.nz/__data/assets/pdf_file/0017/51632/APA_Referencing_6th_ed.pdf

EXAMPLE:

Brown, D. (1970). Bury my heart at Wounded Knee: an Indian History of the American West . New York, NY. Henry Holt and Co.

The first letter of the first word of the main title, subtitle and all proper nouns have capital letters.


This is what caught my attention. I have been playing and not being serious about Hub presentation. I flagrantly used ~'s and !, and ??? and - avoiding using standard language structure. I have been Capitalizing words for emphasis. This is playing and not being serious.


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

LillyGrillzit – This is really substantial information, and thank you so much for sharing this. The most successful people on all levels of life are those who share with others all they have, including their secrets and sources of wealth. You could have kept this info for yourself, not allowing others to become competition for you, but you shared it and (perhaps without realizing) you displayed beautiful, Chrits-like characteristics. My wish for you is lots and lots of success as a professional Internet-writer.

You managed to kick my stubborn mind into gear. I am so reluctant to change my writing from a hobby to a work. It was at a time of my life ‘work’, and that was not fun. But I’m asking myself now, why not, at least, write and publish in such a way that money can come my way. Why blocking the source? Thank you, Lady, you gave me an idea I am going to put into practice, and who knows, I may forever regard you as one of those special-special people in my live who put me on the right track to success. Regard me as one of your loyal supporters. I will do everything in my power to raise your income.


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Ingenira 6 years ago

You are a fun writer, for sure. :)


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gg.zaino 6 years ago from L'America

Hey Lori, I'm so happy i sat down here before heading out to key west...

This is the kind of information i need to hear. My ad sense acct. tells me i need to correct a problem before it allows me to move forward - and I can't find the bloody thing.. I must have filled out and refilled out my ad sense info ten times and still its a no go. When i look into my acct it says "active" i don't know, i just gave up.

This means of course. I have 90 + hubs to re-title and correct... and it's all thanks to you lady! :) ughh! Ha!

Peace and Hugs ~ gregZ :]-~


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear Martie, Thank you very much. Your kind blessings mean a lot to me. There is a need for good written content out there. I suspect there are many who started writing as a hobby or cathartic. After knocking the dust off the muse, we must realize that we are serious writers, and much like children, our pieces of work become important. Like our offspring, our work can make a difference. Hubbers like you, Ingenira, katiem2, sweetsusieg, ggzano, Patty Inglish,Deborah Demander, Minnatoka Twin, Praesito,Ms Dee, Simone Smith,Joe Badtoe, crazyhorseghost, rawlus, chan0512 are like a family. All of you (and many more - that's why I don't name names, I worry it appears disrespectful to those not mentioned), have made a difference in my development as a Writer. The very best to You in your path. :0)

Ingenira - Thank you for the sweet comment and read. The Best to you. :0)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Greg, Thanks for taking the time to read and comment. A place I got good help was in the Google Forums, and you can email Google through contact us, "help". The people on the forums are really helpful, and many of them are Google staff. They have the tools and help. Last night I finally learned how to do something I haven't understood until, Viola! it worked. Keep plugging away my friend. You have Amazon now, you can do it!!!


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akirlew 6 years ago from Phoenix, AZ

Congrats on your continued growth with Hubpages. Hopefully you can revive your other blogs as well and further boost your online earnings.


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Cheers Lilly, I have printed this out to read in more detail, loves the new pic and the cool hat ; )


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I love it! Thank you so much for sharing your new found knowledge. I'm putting it to work and grateful to you for putting it out there to help us all to be seeing red, hub traffic rising. Love and Peace :)


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

Hi Lilly-I've wondered about capitalization in titles before, and think I'll give your advice a try. I certainly never thought such things could stop a bot in its tracks!

Thanks for such valuable advice.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Akirlew, thank you very much for coming by for a read and leaving this nice comment. I am on myself all the time to get back to them, thanks for the extra encouragement.

TatooGuy, Hey, glad to see you. I appreciate your complimentary comment and giving my Hub some Love! :0) The Best to you.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear MsKatiem, Thank you for the read and supernice comments. The Very Best to you...see here I can Emphasize! :0)

lorlie6, Thank you for coming by and catching this Hub. The more I think about it, the more sense it makes. There have to be engineering criteria because Professionals who must publish papers, now on-line, must be found. The Best to you. I hope you and everyone else is seeing red soon.


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Create Magic 6 years ago from San Francisco

Great find. Thank you.


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

I get huge red triangles on many days, yet my scores on the hubs seldom rise and then, next day, or a few hours later, I see all blues. I don't get it. I have written many, many scholarly papers for my under grad as well as graduate courses, yet those red triangles here don't seem to do much. Great hub though.


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D.A.L. 6 years ago from Lancashire north west England

hi this is the first of your hubs I have visited and I am so glad that I did . Fantastic information. Book marked for future use.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Create Magic, thanks for the read and comment. Good Luck,

Ms Bobbi now that I put this to use, I am watching my earnings rise, and my HubScore fall. And I have published several Hubs in the past few days too...? LOL. Honestly, as long as people like what I write, and I am finally seeing the trickle of money widen, I am happy. My search enging traffic is rising exponentially in about 33 hours. You are a great writer, I am having more blue triangles too, but they are moving! Yea. The Best girl.

D.A.L. Glad you took a chance and gave this a read. I am having success with it. Keep reading and sharing. :0)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Just stopping back to share, I've made lots of changes to my hubs and will continue to do so till all are changed. I'm seeing red and will let you know how it progress's. THanks again. Voted Up again and all that is good. Love and Peace :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Very much Ms. katiem2. It means a lot that you stopped by for a follow up. I am tickled pink about this discovery. The Best and Better. :0)


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RunAbstract 6 years ago from USA

Great info for us dummies! Thanks for being a big help! You're one smart cookie!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

You are so not dummies, just a thing. The Best to you RunAbstract! Write on!


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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, Lilly, thank you so much for this info, it is things like this that make all the difference, I have bookmarked it, and if I forget, I will certainly go back and read it again until it does sink in! lol cheers nell


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Nell Rose, so glad you stopped by to check this out. It is marvelous. Thanks for bookmarking, and come back anytime.


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Lisa HW 6 years ago from Massachusetts

Lilly, I was surprised to realize you've only been on HubPages since July. Thanks for the tips. I think I'm guilty of dashes pretty frequently. :/


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Lisa HW thanks for taking the time to stop by for a read and comment. I am honored to have passed many milestones quickly. It is a matter of great desire to write full-time and earn income. I get so tickled when people indicate "its funny you have risen so quickly", because this is coming by hard work and the help of Hubbers with longevity like you. Thanks for the support you have given along the way.


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Great advice, even though I don't write on the Hubs as a commercial writer it is however nice to see your traffic rise and also get more readership as well as followers.

I have various means of drawing traffic, using the linking systems, like hub to hubs. Also linking to and from outside sources and my own website. I have tweaked my titles and content from time to time and within 24 hrs the search engines have caught the changes and I see many of my hubs with red arrows on them.

The next day some blue ones appear, so it's up and down. However I am happy with my hub score. I usually run between 93 and 98

I don't pay much attention to hub scores, I simply enjoy writing, leaving and receiving interesting comments like yours and so many other creative writers. Bravo, great hub, loved it.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

saddlerider, thank you for coming by. I love having you by for a read and comment. Got some hot coffee too. Thank you for your thoughtful words. you are a very good writer. The Best to you.


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WriteItAlready 6 years ago from Texas

Thank you...Great advice! I have just written my first Hub and have no idea what I am doing. I have spent so much time looking up "information" (SEO, backlinking, Adwords) that I keep forgetting that I am actually here to write!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

WriteItAlready, welcome to HubPages. Thank you for coming by for a read, and leaving a comment. I love to write, and I don't care anything about SEO. It is very simple, but no one can profit off of simplicity. Good Luck and Write on!


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thougtforce 6 years ago from Sweden

Good and clear advice, I am so glad I found you here! I started at hubpages mostly for fun and because I wanted to try! But the reason for continuing is all nice people, like you, who share your knowledge. Thank you!


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I agree with you. I am glad to see many red arrows on my hub analytics page. This hub useful for us. I always learn and learn from many hubbers, including you. Thanks for share your knowledge with us based on your experience. Rating up!

Prasetio:)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Dear prasetio30, it is so good to see you. Glad you came by for a read, and I am hoping this shared knowledge will help you attain your goals. The Best to you, and Thanks for the nice comments.


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chan0512 6 years ago from Camarillo, CA

You are doing great my friend! Great adsense earning. I hope more to come in future.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you very much. I am visualizing and intending to have my first AdSense check by the New Year's month. I hope the same and more to you. The Best.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Thank you for sharing this Lilly, I have been attempting to tweak some of my hub titles lately and sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. Now I will have a more structured approach to it through reading your hub. Voted up and useful. Thanks.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

2uesday, thanks for coming by for a read. Hope this is very useful to you. Thanks for the comments and votes. :0)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Lorne S Marr, I am glad you stopped by, giving this Hub a read. Thanks for leaving a comment. Rising traffic makes my day, earnings too...


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Alpaca Annie 6 years ago from Indianapolis, IN

Great Hub, Lilly! I am new to Hub Pages and this was very helpful information. I look forward to reading more of your hubs! I love your hat, by the way. :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Welcome to HubPages, and thanks for giving this a read. It is so nice to be helping others, when I first started, I read a lot of Hubs from those who have longevity and learned a lot. Good Luck, and the best to you on HubPages. Thanks I love my hat too, thanks for the comment.:0)


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

You know I just remembered how careful Ezines is to make certain titles are written as you've suggested and if not the program now automatically changes them. I'm changing all of mine here on hubpages little by little till all is done. I have noticed my traffic moving upward and all from external traffic. Great tips and thanks so very much for your professional help and guidance reminding us all to utilize such information to make hubpages a better internet presence. Love and Peace. :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Smiles!!! It is very encouraging that you have come back and followed up on this :0). I am hoping those who have read this have had a positive response. I think it must be helping HubPages overall as well. As the Hub works, all in this together. If I help my Hubbers, and HubPages, it helps me too. This is exciting and it makes me happy that you are benefiting! Love, Peace and Goodwill :0)


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2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

This hub has very useful information about Titles. We had some terrible titles when we started, and we still have some that need to be improved.

It's always great to look at the 'my account' page and see a lot of red arrows. When there are a lot of blue triangles we always joke that we've got the blues (again).

Keep smiling.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

2patricias, thank you both for the read and nice comments. I am thrilled that you are following now. Come back anytime.


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Spankboy 6 years ago from United States

Thanks so much!

Things on hubpages are slow. I have 0 earnings so far but not gonna give up!


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Spankboy, it takes some time and hard work, but if writing is what you love, you will be richly rewarded.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

I'm still working on making the changes. More and more I notice every Google search you do, no matter if you type it in all caps it returns in small case, very interesting. It's often the things that are so obvious in your face you don't notice. I must say I'm maintaining more traffic on an even flow and it's climbing with just that simple change. Thanks Lilly your fantastic. Happy Holidays, Peace, Love and Joy :)


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

tra-la-la-la-la-la-la! Oh, so glad to hear it. I've noticed a few who visited here have changed many of theirs, so glad to help. Happy Holidays and all of the best to you all. :0) Update.


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2uesday 6 years ago from - on the web, I am 2uesday.

Just wanted to add that this is such useful advice. I would have never guessed that by removing my silly habit of sometimes putting three dots between words in a title could make red arrows appear to show the traffic increasing but it did. Thank you Lilly and for the nice message too.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

2uesday, thank you for letting me know how it is going with you. I am tickled to hear how others with more longevity have, been affected. It makes me happy to know I am helping others who work so hard. :0) 2011 more traffic and more $$ for high content writers.


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katrinasui 6 years ago

Thanks for sharing these great tips. This is a very useful hub for me. i learned a lot from your hub.


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LillyGrillzit 6 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

katrinasui thank you very much for reading this Hub. I am glad you left a kind comment. I hope this helps. Thanks :0)


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Susie Writes 5 years ago from Northern California

Great info! I had no idea search engines read in the APA format. I just happen to have my trusty little book on APA that I got when I took some college classes. I'll dust it off and start using it again. Thanks! Now following you. :-)


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

@Susie Writes, Thank you. It has made a huge difference I have jumped from making about 2.00 per month to over 10.00 so far on AdSense :0) thanks for the read and nice comments!


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okmom23 5 years ago from Midwest, U.S.A.

Thank you for the follow. I had to come visit your site, and your articles are awesome! I will be sure to keep up reading everything you write. Voted up and awesome!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

okmom23, you just made my day! Thank you for the compliments. I have been holding in my Muse for over 20 years, so all of this creativity is busting out. :0) an honor to have you follow!


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Fluffy77 5 years ago from Enterprise, OR

Thanks for all the great info. here very useful!!


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Fluffy77, you are welcome. It really makes a big difference! Thank you for giving this a read, and leaving a comment. :0) Write on, and good luck!


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Millionaire Tips 5 years ago from USA

This is great advice. I'll try to take off my capitalization and see what happens.


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LillyGrillzit 5 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Thank you Millionaire Tips!


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gg.zaino 4 years ago from L'America

Hey gypsy lady- Ha- funny finding this here-

i'm coming back and doing a bit more work-

i slipped thru the cracks in my floors-

great hub Lori- love ya gypsy lady.

peace- greg


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LillyGrillzit 4 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

Hey Greg, great to see you back. I am finally getting a little on-line time with my refurbished Kindle Fire! Hard to write holding onto da Hogs handlebars! LOL Love you bro.


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gg.zaino 4 years ago from L'America

GOTTCHA GIRL- KEEP ON TRUCKIN- OR HOGGIN!

PEACE, UR BRO GREG


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nArchuleta 3 years ago from Denver, Colorado

Wonderful writing style, and very useful information. I generally follow MLA guidelines in writing -- do you think there is a big difference in terms of traffic and readership? Thank you for sharing your experiences!


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LillyGrillzit 3 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas Author

nArchuleta thank you for coming by, giving this a read, and leaving a comment. To answer your question, there is a big difference between traffic and readership. On HubPages the more followers/fans you have, the more traffic you get, the more money you make. I used to spend 8 - 10 hours per day on HubPages, and I was making 10 to 15 dollars per month, but I had to work, and wanted to reach a wider audience than HubPages, so I only make about 3.00 per month on HubPages now, but my articles are evergreen, and I get a lot of hits on search engines. The topics I write about are not flash in the pan, so eventually it will pay in bigger dividends. Thank you again.

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