HubPages Review – After 6 Months

I started working with HubPages on August 2010, you can check out my very first article on HubPages, named Dell Inspiron 15r First Impression - Review. Till then, though I wasn’t much involved in writing articles with HubPages (I would rather use ‘with’ than ‘for’) with so much going on around me. However, I still found some time and posted few articles in these 6 months. So, here is an honest review (like many others) about performance of HubPages in 6 months… in list style.

  • The best thing that I like about HubPages is how quickly my articles got indexed by Google search engine. Nearly all of my visitors came from Google search, thereby, making my traffic ‘organic’ and not referred.
  • Folks who came from Google usually clicked on ads because when they searched for a particular term and visited my article, they saw a relevant Google Adsense ad, which some of them usually clicked.
  • I didn’t make lots of fortune with HubPages, but still I managed to earn $331 in six months (in which $181 came in February alone), which is not so less considering I posted only 40 articles in this time span, which is a lot less than what top Hubbers recommend.
  • I personally think that 100 articles on HubPages is the best way to go, if you really want to squeeze out the potential of HubPages and make some extra cash for your bills and even mortgage. It is obvious that if you really want to make some living out of HubPages, then you need to work as hard as if it is your own business (like blog or website or anything that you can completely devote yourself into).
  • I have started to work more and more with HubPages as I started to see the vast potential of HubPages and now, for every article I post, I can be certain that I will make at the very least, $1. If you think about it, $1 for each article is not that much great but since your article will always be on HubPages for people to see, you will generate revenue on lifetime basis.
  • I am not saying that you should rely on just 100 articles. Like you do a part-time that take nearly 5 to 6 hrs of yours, writing an article for HubPages everyday takes only 30-minutes, when written with pictures and videos and a check for errors (spelling and grammatical).
  • So, if you can work for 6 hrs everyday for HubPages and type out quality content (which is nothing but true information that you deliver honestly) everyday, then you will be able to reach the payout limit of Adsense in your very first month, which will give you confidence for writing some more content.
  • Working for HubPages does not require any hard and fast rules, but a little devotion would be great to actually churn out a living after working 6 hrs every day for 3 months. After that, all you have to do is work for only 30-minutes each day to ensure that you are actively participating and giving HubPages what they want.
  • I should clear that the above statement is not for some extra-cash. If you are certain that you can handle 6 hours each day (without fail) for 3 months, then you would not be needing a job, let alone a part-time one.
  • SEO for HubPages is not what everyone is so freaked about. All you have to do is, type out your main keyword (means the matter on which your whole post is all about) as heading, HubPages takes care of URL (which is the same as your heading and is already search engine friendly), be as specific on the category section as you can be, so that your articles point towards right readers and type tags that you think people would search for, while searching for the matter that is inside your article.
  • If, I am being too confusing here, then you should let me know and I will be glad to help you out.

Few last words before I leave. HubPages is not a scam because I have received my first Adsense check and most of the revenue came from HubPages. So… don’t waste your time for searching ‘is HubPages scam?’ on Google. Just grab a desk and type out what you can. A great start would be 10 articles (in a day or two, not in a month), so that you can see your first few dollars rolling in Adsense account and giving you more confidence for future articles.

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kksonakiya 3 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks for your kind comment Sunil. I hope it helped you in some manner. :)


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sunilkunnoth2012 3 years ago from Calicut (Kozhikode, South India)

Informative and useful. You have narrated things in a simple language. You worked hard and so earned some money. If we too put that much energy and time for hubing, we too can expect some bucks here. Your hub is nice and the information that the hubber doesn't work hard on SEO and HP will take care of the article is a little bit relaxing, since I don't know the tricks in detail. Hope you write this kind of hubs again. Wish you all the best.


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks for the comment sweetie1. I hope that too. But its funny how theoretical and practical differ from each other. I set my goals with an ideal situation in mind and when I try to do things, several others get in the way.


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sweetie1 4 years ago from India

Very nicely written blog. I hope you are able to meet your targets here which you set yourself up to.


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His princesz 4 years ago

Thanks a lot! This is very helpful for me. I've actually benn wondering if my time is worth here. THanks so much! This article is an encouragement. Voted up!


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Bobski606 4 years ago from U.K

This is a great hub and I'm really glad that I came across it. I've been on hubpages for about 4 months and I've just started to get my first $1.50 days which is really exciting!


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Hi Kayyluh, I am glad it helped. :)


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kayyluh 4 years ago

Thanks so much for posting this hub! It really helped me out! I have not been here for a full two months yet and I am already loving it. Hubpages is such a great site I love everything about it. The community is so caring and just down right amazing. I would not change a thing about hubpages, it has definitly changed me for the better. Thanks for sharing this with us! Voted up:)


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msorensson 4 years ago

Great job. Thanks


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kksonakiya 4 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks friends. :)


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precy anza 4 years ago from San Diego

This is another inspiring hub! :) Thanks


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KSchaefer 5 years ago from Washington, DC

Wow! The comments alone make me glad that I found this hub! Thank you for posting such helpful information both in the hub and in the comments.


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greatparenting 5 years ago from philadelphia, pa and corolla, nc

Really helpful information. Now I just need to figure out how I can figure out the correct keywords to drive folks to my parenting hubs. So far there are only 2 but I'm working on it! Thanks for the help!


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

I think so too Frugalfamily. The community at HubPages is amazing. There are positive criticizers and motivators and I love it. I am glad this not a community like Triond.

Oh! I so hate them!

Glad to have your comment here friend. :)


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frugalfamily 5 years ago from Houston, TX

Thanks for spelling out the financial sense it makes to write for hubpages. I think this is a fab community of writers and I'm glad to have connected with you!


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Bud Gallant 5 years ago from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Another useful hub. Thanks. I'm really looking forward to following you. It seems we both share a focus on increasing traffic and money with HubPages. I'm glad I came across your work.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks Thelma Alberts.


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Thelma Alberts 5 years ago from Germany

Voted Up. This is a useful information. Thanks for sharing.


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

I was just waiting for ur input Bukarella :). Sorry that i could not reach you earlier.

Here are those 7 keywords that would rank well in search engines because people are searching them regarding "crate training puppies overnight".

crate training breeders overnight, crate training pets overnight, crate training puppies whining, crate training housebreaking puppy, how do i crate train a dog, crate training puppies for sale, crate training puppies fast.

Now, don't just delete your keywords, but your main keyword should be "crate training puppies", all of these keywords are secondary keyword.

After calculating the density of this phrase and keywords in ur article, i came to know that ur article is optimized for only CRATE with 1.5% of density in ur 1202 words article.

Your article is not optimized for Puppy, it has a density of only .25%, however the keyword pup has a density of .92%, which is still low.

What u need to do is increase the keyword by using the words more often than earlier. Do not overdo it, a keyword density of 2 to 4% is acceptable by search engines (real % is still not clear).

After doing this (since your article is pretty informative and clear), you can create sister articles on the keywords (phrases) that I told above and link them to your main hub here. Do not put any important information there, but make sure to lure people in when you write your resource box on Article Directories.

However, don't just copy/paste any information. What you need to do is show that you know about the topic and you can tell them further if they proceed to your hub via the resource box.

Article Directories is a wonderful way to keep your link (hub in this case) active forever.

After that, you need to bookmark your hub (not article on article directories) on as many bookmarking sites as possible. Addthis is a wonderful way to do it. It is available as a plugin for Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer.

It is time consuming but results will be awesome and you will earn from the hub for rest of time.

Keep updating the hub once in a while by adding a paragraphing or posting a picture or a video, so that search engines could index it once again with updated information. It is a well known fact that search engine love a site which is frequently updated. In our case, all we can do is update our hub once a while. That's what i when i get time and enjoy some traffic on way too old hubs, like a year or so.


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Bukarella 5 years ago

Thank you so much for taking your time to help a newbie out. I really appreciate your effort. When you say that there were 7 potential keywords that I could use, what were they? My assumption that I should not only use Google Adwords tool to earch for Keywords, but alsoo Google Wonder (first time I'm hearing about this one, more to research :)). I'm a little slow on backlinks, but maybe I'll take up that topic to research next weekend... :/

Thanks again!!


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks Bukarella for reading this piece.

Now as for 'why Google is not directing any traffic in your way?', I took the liberty to do some keyword research for your article, URL:hubpages dot com/hub/Can-you-raise-a-puppy-without-a-crate

and i believe the main keyword that came out of your tag was crate training with low competition (a/c to Google Adwords) and impressive Global monthly searches.

However, there were way too many results for that phrase and then i used Google Wonder wheel to determine, what kind of phrases people are using to search about this niche.

I came up with, Crate Training> Crate training puppies> crate puppies overnight> and then I hit a jackpot with the right keywords.

there were 7 potential keywords for this article that could take your article to next level.

Other then this, I hope that you have bookmarked your hubs. All of them (but if you bookmark quality hubs and interlink some of your low quality hubs with your high quality hubs then u can bookmark only high quality hubs and still get a good traffic on all of your hubs).

Use Xomba, Redgage, Snipsly, Shetoldme, etc. sites to gain quality quality backlinks and monetize ur adsense income further.

Tell me if u need anything else.


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Bukarella 5 years ago

Very cool and reassuring article! I do have a question, though. Most of my traffic still seems to be coming from HubPages (granted, I've been here only 10 days, but I do have 22 articles published), and I'm seeing nothing from AdSense. Any guesses on why google search is not directing any traffic my way? I'm careful with making my titles specific, and choosing tags with the help of Google AdWords. Thanks in advance!


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

Thanks Epigramman for ur kind words. I will surely comeback and read ur hubs. That is why i m following u, to keep up with ur interests and life.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..very interesting article/hub and very detailed too of your time here at the Hub - I must fit the model of a starving artist - I don't make any money here - maybe it's time to change hobbies and find one that is more productive in terms of revenue - thank you for your visit and please come back again ...


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kksonakiya 5 years ago from Gwalior Author

@minjin25 You can try with another Gmail address and new hubpages account. It would not be fooling Google, only starting anew.

@billionaire Hi there Billionare. I am already grateful for your wonderful and insightful comments on my hubs friend. I really enjoy reading and replying to them. You should not bother about ads, if I keep writing and create quality content, then I am sure clicks would come around. :)


billionaire12 5 years ago

although i am not a writer, I will make it a point to add your articles as part of my rotation and click on ads.


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minjin25 5 years ago from Illinois

Great article but when I applied to Adsense I was refused because my site (HubPages) was not six months old. Any advice?

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