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who sees our Hubs?

  1. jennifer maurer profile image79
    jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago

    Forgive me if this is a stupid question. I've only discovered this fine sight two days ago. I've published two hubs in that time frame, and I'm still trying to get my brain around how all of this works. I am approved with adsense and amazon and have their codes in my "affiliate" section.Does this mean that because they show up as "active", that I don't have to manually put anything onto my hubs before publishing. I am assuming that any hub I publish will be tracked for revenue by these two affiliates.
    Secondly, who exactly sees what we publish? I assume, again, that it's not just the viewers on Hubpages. So how do the "general population" find these articles if they don't know to go to Hubpages.com? Again, this may seem stupid, but I would really appreciate someone explaining this to me....

    Thanks so much!

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Jennifer, if you have the Adsense and Amazon codes in your affiliate section, you *will* have to add one or more Amazon capsules to any hub you wish to display products relevant to that hub that are available at Amazon. 

      But you don't have to do anything for Adsense - they put the ads on your hubs.  Clicks on either  will be automatically tracked.

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    HI Jennifer,

    This is going to be of no help except to let you know you are not alone in y9our befuddlement, I have been here two months and still do not know how the thing works, I do know tha it is one of the most respect Hub Site, but I also know that s for how it works, (0% of the people I talk to have no Idea so join the befuddlement Crew. To me at this point it seems we do it because we love it and as all artist do ;live in frustration and befuddlement about the machine

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Yikes! Well, I'm going to keep digging.
      Thanks, Sandman

  3. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 8 years ago

    People can find your hubs by searching on google and yahoo and various other search engine.  Here is a trick you can try:

    Copy one paragraph of your hub into google.com and hit the search button.  If your hub is already indexed with google your hub should show up in the search results.

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      thanks, SweetiePie. Not sure if this is the same thing or not, but I typed some keywords I used on my hubs into google search and I didn't find any evidence of either article. However, if I google my name, my hubpage link comes up. I want to know that the general internet public can find my articles by keyword, I'm obviously not well known enough for them to search my work by name...YET!, he he

      1. SweetiePie profile image86
        SweetiePieposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yes, people can find your hubs by keywords.  Do you have a wordpress.com or blogger.com blog.  I use several blogs to also promote my hubs, which gives more backlinks.

        1. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this
      2. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Seriously now... It takes awhile for Google's spiders to find a hub.  Unless your keywords are unique *and* words people will type into the search box, your hubs won't come up immediately.  Just be patient.

        1. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          SPIDERS? do we really have to bring insects into it!! Just kidding. Again, I'm showing my newness here. I know just enough to be dangerous at this point. But I will heed your advise and be patient. Thanks for the info-

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    I suggest that we all strip Naked and run through Hollywood with give us a break Hub Pages written across our... now that would be exposure, Pun intended and WHAT ABOUT THE TRAFFIC WE WOULD GET FOR OUR PAGES ..I think this would be awsome

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Oh, lordy...it must be Friday night.  Ooops, it's 2 a.m. Sat on the North Shore.  Even worse.

      1. jennifer maurer profile image79
        jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Yikes, again! Seems like they ought to be paying US for doing that. Imagine the free publicity for Hubpages.com!! I'll be we'd get our break then!

        1. JamaGenee profile image87
          JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Jennifer, the thing ya need to know about Sandman is this is the time of night when he'll suggest getting naked and running through *any* city with Hub Pages written across our patooties!
          (Love ya, SM) cool

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Actually it's 1:14 on the East cost, and I know I made a semi rude remark but the bottom line is, you can have the best product in the world and if no one knows you have it, then it doesn't matter, I spent 40 years in radio and TV as a talent and I had to perform in order for the sales guys to make money, and te stations had 5to promote me etc etc  , anyway etc etc...running naked was an exaggeration, though it could be fun

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, you, my new friend, are fun- -and I get your point. The writing part comes easy for me, it's the promotional part I'm not savy on...Just look at my profile. 2 days new, 2 hubs and no fans sad  But I am persistant and very very grateful for everyone's support. (and the Sandman's clever and amusing comments!)

      Tomorrow is another day! The best to you all-

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Well, the -0- fans part was easy enough to fix! (May I suggest you add "partridge family" and "monkees" to your tags?)

        1. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Again, still working on all this. Haven't gotten to "tags" yet. I"ll figure it out though...

          1. JamaGenee profile image87
            JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

            Tags are same as keywords and are shown in a column at the right in each hub.

            1. jennifer maurer profile image79
              jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

              OK, so do I "tag" at the same time I choose my keywords then?

        2. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this
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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Hey here is a though, make your key words , Naked,Sex, open Marriage, orgies, and then write about growing your own garden

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      How about "running naked through your garden" ??? click....click...click......

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        TheSandmanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Is that an offer ? :-)

        1. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          JamaGenee was right about you , I see! How late is it??? Somebody get me a drink! smile

    2. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Sandman, keywords *must* be relate to the hub, you silly!  Okay, plants don't wear clothes, pollination *could* be called "sex", but somehow somehow I think the hub would still get flagged. cool

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Point being that certain key words draw attention, make them creative,

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I noticed that the "suggested" keywords that hubpages offers are quite good...I've also used some of those.

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        TheSandmanposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        sure use those I do,but remember the search engines robots are looking for the unique, the unusually do wacky do etc, I am far from an expert on this as as any of my dear friend here on Hub pages can tell you, but I am an expert on drawing attention to what you are doing. I have often thought I could create a BOOK. PUT A PICTURE OF A NAKED WOMAN ON THE COVER, AN NOT A WORD INSIDE AND IT WOULD SELL A MILLION COPIES

        1. jennifer maurer profile image79
          jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          Your probably right...I know several men off the top of my head that would buy it! But when you suggest using keywords that are "unique", don't you run the risk of noone coming up with them since they are so uncommon when doing a search? You usually key in the first "common" word you're thinking of to describe the topic you're looking for.

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    OK I HAVE BEEN EXAGGERATING, but the point I have been trying to make is, if you want to write a Hub about growing Carrots, you would not say, : How to grow Carrots" , you might say how to make a Rabbit Happy, Bringing up..the garden, Nothing like a Big carrot..do you see what I'm trying to say

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Aha! Now I get it! Here's where I get confused though. Where would "How to Make a Rabbit Happy" show up? When someone types in "carrots"? That's seems to be more of a {very effective} title for a hub, for sure. But keywords direct you to the articles, no?

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        Right. The other trick is to use words from the title *at least* 2 or 3 times in the first paragraph.  Google spiders like that.

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    PS..Jamie has a dirty mind. Mybe LOL

    1. JamaGenee profile image87
      JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      haha, Sandman. And it's JAMA... cool

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Jennifer you still there?

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    I just joined you fan club..because I like your hub not not because I like you, which I do, now the answer to your question., How about Rabbits Like Big Carrots,  It gets attention,you really have to hit people between the eyes in one way or another, Rabbits like it Big, whatever,

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      "Rabbits like it big"....?  LOL...we may be getting into flag territory again smile

      Thanks for joining my fan club and for the reason you joined!

      1. JamaGenee profile image87
        JamaGeneeposted 8 years ago in reply to this

        I like BOTH your hubs very much.  Don't be afraid to play around with the capsules.  Several text capsules are better than one long one, because you'll be able to add at least one photo to each, which ups your score.  Same for videos, etc. Higher scores a higher ranking in Google and better ads from Adsense.

  12. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    OK getting back to serious -  if you keywords are "guiding your kids thru an economic crises" you are #1 in my datacentre (it varies a bit around the world) That's probably because you are the only page on the whole internet with that phrase in your title - try the title with quotes to confirm this.

    Also therefore likely that there are few people actually searching for the term - but its a definite start...

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    TheSandmanposted 8 years ago

    Also do not be afraid to relax and let it go, your a writer first and foremost, you are not married to Hub Pages

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Now that's great advise! I am looking forward to playing around with the format of the hubs etc... like you suggested. I guess I need to just keep writing and experimenting with the formats like uploading pics etc...all that I still have to figure out. It's nice to have someone with your ranking and obvious experience to learn from, also. I really appreciate all of your feedback...
      I can't wait to check out some of your work. I'm sure I'll get some valuable insight from that as well.

  14. Mezo profile image78
    Mezoposted 8 years ago

    Hi there Jennifer...the best source for traffic is going to be difinitely from search engines, you have to predict "what people will type in the search box when they search for this topic?", study these "keywords" and mention them in the title and inside your hub in a natural way, not just repeating it meaninglessly.

    Also, you should use long-term keywords so that your hub will appear for people searching for THIS exact topic, i.e. It's very hard to rank good in search engines for a keyword like "money"..thousands of competitors...but you can rank for a longer keyword like "how to make money with hubpages", things like that..

    Read these hubs, they are so informative:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Rank-Your-Hub-I … ch-Engines
    a great hub by Lissie

    http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Create-A … ly-HubPage

    and of course this is called SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

    smile

    1. jennifer maurer profile image79
      jennifer maurerposted 8 years ago in reply to this
  15. lindagoffigan profile image61
    lindagoffiganposted 8 years ago

    Sweetie Pie, great suggestion to google a paragraph of your hubpage to see if Google indexed it.  Also great advice about promoting hubpages on WordPress and Blogspot which I have been a little laxed on.

 
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