Earning Money With AdSense: I Got Paid This Much from Google? Not Much!

making a pile of dollars
making a pile of dollars

Make Money With Google AdSense With A Few Very Fine Hubs?

The Google AdSense affiliate program is an important topic on the Internet, because of the changes happening with online writing sites- and quality control. There will always be something that will change and for the most part, it is something that we as writers will have to accept if we wish to survive on the web. We publish our work and want to create some fine hubs, and this is a means to an end, but we forget that it is also a business, and we have to earn money. As much as we like to make money, getting paid is not as easy is it once was, and some ask does anybody make money with Google AdSense anymore?

It's a time factor and an intelligence factor. Not so much IQ, but money and keywords intelligence about the Google affiliate program (which also includes AdWords, and Analytics). A bit of knowledge about SEO is also helpful in this business-- if you want to increase your income. Publishing your online article is one thing you can do to increase your earnings, but if your overall writing is poor then there is a problem.

There are some ways to earn income by using the Google AdSense program. It is just that you need to be careful and use a bit of thought while writing a hub and then marketing a hub. Sometimes it works and other times it doesn't. At the start of my hub writing experience I knew next to nothing about Google or getting a better return on Google. Some will ask you do you really get paid for Google AdSense?

It is all about the things you do with Google, the business choices that you make, and that all comes together to make you money with the Google AdSense program. The only problem is there are many days when you do not make money and that is frustrating to a new writer who does want to make this a living. We all want to say the words "I got paid."

Small change adds up. To make money you start small like a penny or two but then it grows.
Small change adds up. To make money you start small like a penny or two but then it grows.
but you will need to keep working at it.
but you will need to keep working at it.
then you might get paid this much!
then you might get paid this much!

Keywords+ Traffic+ More Money From Google AdSense

Use the Google AdWords Keywords Tool, to help understand your potential revenue:This particular program is a great beginning, this is a sort of make money with Google AdSense "for dummies" type version, for the most part it's a great tool for people who want an idea of what their hubs can make. (Google AdWords is a part of the google affiliate program, but people who don't have AdWords can still use it, and should use it, the keyword tool part of it.) Type in a few Keywords, and ask for the estimated cost of a keyword.

This will give you a much better idea of how much to expect from a hub, or an online website, in terms of dollars per click. Just remember this is only an estimate when you use the keyword tools.. For example: a single word keyword gets you nowhere, it tends to have a lot of "hits" but you will find it hard to get people to dig for your hub.. A phrase is helpful, but as long as you get traffic to the hub, with a good use of SEO (search engine optimization.) This is the sort of thing where it break down to with Google AdWords I can learn how to make money and how much I can earn.

The problem is working with the keywords you find and publishing a hub that will increase traffic to your work.

Hub Pages Statistics and Traffic Reports: Under My Account there is are two things that I use to look at a lot, until I understood it to the best of my abilities. The Hub Statistics for each and every hub you publish. This tells you how many people have come to the hub, how many have commented, and of course when they came. The traffic tells you where everyone came from. What you want to see on that list is diversity. Question yourself if there isn't. If it's all from hubpages you won't make much money if you are getting it from search engines (some SEO knowledge this will make sense) and hubpages better, but also see if you are linking correctly to your other sites, it is about traffic and getting people to read what you write about.

Look at Your Keywords:Some make more money than others, ask what works for your hub and why. If you use to generic keywords the search engines won't find them, too specific and people won't think to type it in the keywords.( this is often why you might not get paid by Google AdSense.) Not all keywords will make money and some of the sections on hub pages simply have so much that your hub needs to stand out, and get A LOT of traffic. otherwise, no matter how good the hub, you won't get clicks. You can use google AdWords to look or do some searches on search engines to find out. This takes time and effort and it is something that you will need to do to increase your profits.

This is the difference between the idea of payments: with on type, you will not get paid with Google AdSense, and with the other you will get paid with Google AdSense.

Just thining of this won't help
Just thining of this won't help
you have to do a lot of writing and publishing
you have to do a lot of writing and publishing
almost a mountain of books!
almost a mountain of books!

Are You Getting Paid By AdSense?

  • No.
  • A few Pennies
  • Some-- like a Dollar a Month
  • Yes... More than $10 a Month
  • Yes... More than $50 a Month
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Do You Use Google AdSense?

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Money, Your Readers and Expectations

Understanding AdSense and Your Readers:Some people simply read hubs and comment and some will click on a AdSense ad, others won't spend to much time on the hub to make a difference. All this however is an important thing to know and you will need to use Google Analytics to find this out. People do stop and comment on them and that's vital to writing. People learn your name. This is about making money, but since they are out there, people know my style... so does it hurt? No, it helps as many will read other hubs I write, my traffic can come from. This is not about why You don't make money from Google AdSense, but rather why your readers don't care to click on ads.

Google AdSense is a program where the key to making the money you want to to know your readers and understand what thee search engines where your readers are coming from want with your websites. This is why most people use a keyword research tool, or even try to see what people are searching based on the search engines.

The is more, you need to increase traffic and you need to do this fast if you want to get paid faster, of course part of increasing traffic is better search engine optimization, and the more quality content you have the better the search engines will like. It is not all about making oney online!

There more you target your traffic, which means the more you do keyword research and spend time reworking older websites and blogs, then the more likely you will make money and see success with the Google AdSense Affiliate Program.

What Are Your Expectations about getting paid?:This is the what do you actually get paid from hubpages question, if your hubs aren't doing well, and you expect a great income from AdSense, I'll shed a light on the subject. From numbers I've read and from other comments, really only about 25% of people who use AdSense make $100 a month.

That is 1 in 4 make $100 a month. Then you can break it down from there, but the numbers are varying-- some only make pennies per year, so they are not getting paid much over a long time. So, it's not a definite thing. The following is important, people will comment and read something good, but will also read something from an author who's been around a while.

Keep writing fine hubs, but understand what you are writing about and where you are writing this hub will affect what you earn on Google AdSense. A quick and final example: If you write about finances and the keyword rates are higher "pay" than a hub on books. This doesn't mean you shouldn't write hubs on books or writing just don't expect say $10 a click!

To have success in the Internet and make money, and get paid you will need to plan long-term and build your links and improve your performance of your websites and hubs. To get paid means to work hard and to be willing to improve and fix the mistakes you made in the past.

To your success on hubpages, on your hubs and on making money with Google AdSense!

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Rebecca E. 15 months ago from Canada Author

Louise- most people can easily say they make money because that part is easy. You make money when you have a penny. You earn income when you earn enough you don't have to work.


Louise 15 months ago

A lot of people say they make money what about income?


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Rebecca E. 23 months ago from Canada Author

this is purely AdSense, most of the numbers haven't changed over the years.


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Cheeky Kid 23 months ago from Milky Way

I might have missed it but is this purely Google Adsense? I mean. not using the hubpages earning program.


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Great to read that some of you writers have success with adsense. Very informative. When I signed up I suspect that I did a lot of things wrong. I mean with the forms. I've tried asking for help on two different Google forums, but no luck. It's all automated. They are all volunteers and give you links to pages I've already been. I keep getting errors notices on these pages I've (for now) have given up!


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Rebecca E. 2 years ago from Canada Author

Nadine-- it's a slow process, but I think it's still important to get things done right


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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

I see from the dates that you wrote this hub a long time ago, but nevertheless, many thanks. I never knew how earning money from writing articles worked, until I found Hubpages 3 month ago. I still have a lot to learn, so your articles on that topic will be of great help.


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Rebecca E. 3 years ago from Canada Author

jay-- yes I do get paid from hubpages, but it is an ongoing process right about now.


Jay 3 years ago

nice work here, but do you still get paid with hubpages?


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Rebecca E. 3 years ago from Canada Author

Logan-- if your content is useful then your keywords will be useful, so focus on content, and then keywords.... but content is king more so now than before-- and it's overall content.


Logan 3 years ago

Interesting article. I liked it. What about keywords now?


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Rebecca E. 3 years ago from Canada Author

2besure-- I love your hubs as well, you make me improve on mine, so I think that makes us even... =)


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2besure 3 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

I love your hubs...I could stay on you all day alone. I learn a lot!


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada Author

Laura-- I tried a few different combinations and I am usually adding or changing this to make it better in many ways, so thanks for the comment as it really helps me know where this can improve and what is going well.


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LauraVerderber 4 years ago from Mobile, AL

Great article. I agree with a lot of the things other commenters have already said so I wanted to point out what I noticed about your article first. The title caught my interest and then the pictures of the pennies, the library, and the money falling from the sky drew my eyes. I realized that my eyes naturally followed the progression of pictures down while reading the captions. I thought it was neat that you had created a mini story and it is something I will keep in mind when I put pictures on my future hubs. Thanks!


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada Author

turtledog-- thanks I shall remember excerptz soon, ti's a very cool site!


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TurtleDog 4 years ago

Good post! Came across this on Kett's site Excerptz. Thanks for the insight. Old post but still solid advice. Do your research and keep working. Thanks! Voted up


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starstream 4 years ago from Northern California

Yes writing is hard work but if you love it, the money will follow. I say this to myself often and then I do the research which takes time. thanks!


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada Author

nina-- all the best, this is one of those things where you will eed to keep on keeping on, and keep on writing.


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nina64 4 years ago from chicago, Illinois

Rebecca, I'm glad you like my comment. So far I've seen some pretty interesting topics. Wish me luck as I pursue my writing venture.


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada Author

nina-- that is pretty much the way you have to think, it is a part of your business but not the only part.


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nina64 4 years ago from chicago, Illinois

When I first stumbled across hubpages.com, I really did not know what to expect. The potential for earning money really sounds good. I'm new to hubpages, so I'm really looking to brushing up on my writing skills. If I earn something, fine. If I don't, then I will still continue to write. I think hubpages.com is a great way to express my thoughts and feeling. I also enjoy reading what other people have to say.


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Rebecca E. 4 years ago from Canada Author

ifunwap-- i am sure you had a pint to your comment, but as it was it was spam, and I don't allow spam on my hubs, thanks.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Jamie-- that's wonderful to here-- pretty neat when that happens, keep up the good work!


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Jamie Brock 5 years ago from Texas

Great hub! I just made my AdSense and HP ad payout.. both about the same time. I am super excited and it's made me want to learn more about strategy and improvement so I can keep this going. I realize through this process I have so much more to learn. I really have enjoyed this hub. Lots of great info. Thanks for sharing :)


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

uda.-- thanks.


udhayakumar 5 years ago

Good!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Carolyn-- never give up and never for a moment wirte something that doesn't in some way help others, that is the important thigns.


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Carolyn Moe 5 years ago

... Visited a sick and dying friend in the hospital today... we both concluded... "vanity of vanities. all is vanity. what does man gain at all the toil at which he toils under the sun?" same thing i quoted on a college yearbook... tsk, tsk, 30 years later such an underachiever... thanks for all your tips and i'll learn what i can, but will to my own self be true and enjoy the journey of hubbing, bloggging, and writing in general... life is too short to not enjoy the merriment and the ride! thanks, Rebecca E if you read this! God speed... Poet_Prophetess aka Carolyn Moe.


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Carolyn Moe 5 years ago

I must say this is very overwhelming but Rome wasn't built in a day!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Hiz princesz-- you are welcome.


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His princesz 5 years ago

Thanks! very helpful :)


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

john-- things have slowly improved since, but it willt ake time to get it going again on hubpages.... still not all is doom and gloom.


John 5 years ago

what has happened since the panda update?


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Alan-- I'll add more.


Alan 5 years ago

Well written with great information. I'd like to read more at the end


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

howcurecancer-- happy to help.


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howcurecancer 5 years ago

A very, very useful hub, voted up.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Adventure-- it is one step at a time, and building from as many different sources as possible.


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Adventure Colorad 5 years ago from Denver,CO

Very interesting Hub, thanks for all of the valuable information. Still trying to make the most out of Hubpages and helpful hubs like this help get me closer.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

geek-princess-- you're welcome


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geek_princess 5 years ago from Haywards Heath

Thanks for all your help and guidance! :)


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

sangeetas-- you are welcome glad to help out.


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sangeetas627 5 years ago from India

Informative and helpful hub. Thanks for sharing.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

nell79-- it's been around a while =) but thanks for that! =) I've been thinking to add to this, but it is a basic hub which makes a huge difference with what people need.


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nell79 5 years ago from United States

Definitely not spammy :) Anyway, this is a subject I know little about. I've been blogging and writing articles on the web for two years off and on (juggling a family of my size leaves little time for writing), but I still don't really get the keywords. I think I know more than I did when I started, but when I try to think of ways to improve it just makes my brain hurt! LOL Anyway, lots of good info here. Thanks!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

john-- no I wouldn't since this hub has done a lot for others, Google will change and change a lot but content then everything else will be key to maintaining your work.


John 5 years ago

this hub has been here a while, what would you consider changing now with Google?


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

daouady-- if you so choose to you could, however, this is generally not done unless it looks to be something that you would be interested in. If you were to do this, and do a number of ads, you can be doing what is ccalled click fraud and that can get the users account banned, as well as your own. So it is not advisable to do this. Ads are tehre for interest and therefore Google states if you are interested in the product you can go to find out more.


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daouady 5 years ago from Northeast Ohio

Were helpful, do you think it is a good practice for all of us hubbers that when we read a hub and like that we ought to click on the adds so the writers hard work is rewarded?


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

ansu-- it is a time thing, s be advised of that, nothing comes fast in this business.


anusru63 5 years ago from india

please help us also by sharing all your little secrets


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

john-- lucky I guess! it is a blessing really.


Johnh 5 years ago

100... how did you do that?


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

speedbird- i try my best, and it does take time to make a bit of money with this program but it does happen.


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speedbird 5 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Thanks for sharing your knowledge on this 'making money online' subject. This hub was very resourceful


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

bronson-- I use a lot of sites, but i have worksed with hubpages more, and besides I heard of it froma friend =)


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Bronson_Hub 5 years ago from San Francisco, CA

This is all useful stuff! I'm taking notes. What motivated you to start on Hubpages in lieu of similar sites?


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

Nell- seem to be doing that one hmm? Gald you came by and commented =) now you know ha ha =)


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Nell Rose 5 years ago from England

Hi, I seem to be reading all your hubs tonight! lol I came over to read your latest, and you have got me so interested, I am finding things out I didn't know I, well, didn't know! ha ha thanks for all the great ideas, cheers nell


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

eurostar-- every step help and if it helped with rR&d then great!


eurostarjewelry 5 years ago from Bangkok

I was just making $1 almost everyday, I made a small R & D on google and applied all of a sudden Iam making $9 and up per day.

Now Iam planning to make more. Adsense is good if you learn and apply the skills


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

fayya-- good luck on hubpages, expect that you will need a lot of fcus and time... but I do wish you the best.


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fayyazattock 5 years ago from attock pakistan

hi Rebecca this is a nice article full of useful information for new people on hub pages like myself. This information is going to help or me a lot for sustaining here on hub pages. thanks


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

sakli-- that is a hard thing to do, you will have to go to Google AdSense and ask..


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

john-- no but with effort money can be made.


John 5 years ago

wow, loads of comments, but I must say people are rather interesting in making money fast... this doesn't happen that often.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

cashmere-- no just add some links to your hubs, on the outside of hubpages, and that I find does the trick better than anything else.


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cashmere 5 years ago from India

I know many new hubbers are obsessed with their adsence stats and it can lead to a mess in the forums. However I need to do something about my writing. I'm still not making more than 50 cents a day with all my hubs put together.

I guess I need to write more about what people are willing to read rather than what I want to talk about.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

right on time-- there you go, know you'll get that hubb bubba soon


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

bearachute-- this happens, all too freqently, you will find it will go up and down and do this for a while, linking and keep linking is the best suggestion


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

winninginweb-- there are more options but for many they are hare to get to and to build upon


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

tilen-- you are welcome... happy to help


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Right On Time 5 years ago from Australia

I've got my eyes on a pack of Hubba Bubba so I'll use AdSense to pay for it someday.


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bearachute 5 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

This is a great post, thank you so much.

The first day I posted a Hub, I made 2.00 and some change in adsense, since then nothing. I understand the concept of content, but I guess I need to work a little harder at it, anyway cheers.


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wininginweb 5 years ago

thanks for great article. really Adsense is the only option to earn money more


TilenHrovatic 5 years ago

Thanks for the info! Great hub!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

nightbear-- good luck to you and yes Seo and keywords are vital.


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nightbear 5 years ago from Michiagn, USA

interesting, I agree with SEO and keywords. I am going to try to make a go of this.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

sneh-- you are welcome.


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ss sneh 5 years ago from the Incredible India!

Hi! Very Useful Hub! - Thanks


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

herbalife-- too general and you've got a problem but the same holds true for too specific... so it is a balance


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herbalifes 5 years ago

Awesome hub Rebecca. I love the way you write in terms that are easy to understand, in particular the part about keywords being too general and people not thinking to type them in.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

jason-- you are welcome.


jason 5 years ago

interesting


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

brandonhart-- I admit I had fun with that title, and it's evoled a lot over the past year, but i love this hub, and it's given me a lot of pleasure in both the comments and writing it. Ryankett you say/ must go and thank him!


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brandonhart100 5 years ago from Inside Your Computer

Great work. I'll be using this with every article that I write. Ryankett's page linked me to here and both of you had provided me with the information I needed. It's so refreshing to get real and useful information.

Ultimately your title brought me here. The sarcastic undertones are something I can't resist!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

mypleasure-- you are most welcome.


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mypleasurefantasy 5 years ago from Virginia Beach

Very informative HUB...thanks!!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

MarionAnn-- happy to help, welcome to hubpages.


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MarionAnn 5 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Thank you - I'm just new to hubpages and I'm learning


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

alicia-- it's not the site that makes the different, but the quality of the work and the organic links.


alica 5 years ago

nice tips.me also earning a lot from Google adsense me using this program science last 2 years.keep visiting http:/money4u.co.cc


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

clearblue-- you are most welcome, thanks.


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clearblue99 5 years ago from Clear Blue Sky

great post, thanks for the information. bookmarking it!


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

almasi-- you are most welcome.


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almasi 5 years ago

Great hub. Very informative.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

niche-- I hope you do, it does take time, but it wil come.


Niche Profit 5 years ago

Thanks Rebecca as I'm looking to increase my adsense - currently $2000 a month - but I want even more! Appreciate your sharing the info and good luck to you.


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Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada Author

electlady777- it does take time and I do hope you will see success with hubpages.


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