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HUBS tht generates REVENUE.

  1. Prince Maak profile image80
    Prince Maakposted 8 years ago

    Which HUBS generate more revenue? (Technology, health, horticulture, etc) Anyone have idea on this?

  2. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    As you may know, I have been experimenting to see which does. This one:


    has generated 23 sales so far this month (my impressions) , so I am going with technology.

    1. embitca profile image85
      embitcaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      I really like the way you've laid that hub out with the Amazon links beneath the text module rather than beside them. It looks sharp.

      1. Mark Knowles profile image61
        Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this


        42 sales this month from 5 hubs like this $100 + they work like this smile

        But the new hubpages adsense is messing with the layout, so you might need to take that into account.

        1. embitca profile image85
          embitcaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

          I just noticed today that the adsense layout was a little different. I'll keep it in mind. Now I just need to decide what 5 Best things I should create a hub for wink

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    If you flag so many sites for spamming and self promoting, would you mind telling me what the difference is here.

    I thought the correct answer would be something like health or cooking.

    I refer to http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/2473

    Perhaps this says it all.

    Hub Rules

          Generally speaking, what am I allowed to put into a hub?

          All hubs have to meet the site content guidelines set forth in the Google AdSense Program Policy, in the HubPages terms of use, and detailed below.

          Our objective with HubPages is to support authors that have the desire and intent to develop a readership on the HubPages site, and to contribute in a positive way to the HubPages community. If your intended use runs counter to this objective -- for instance, if you're sole purpose is to get back links for other sites or to promote or sell dubious products through your hubs -- then please stop using HubPages.

          If you're hubs are flagged for violations, we generally will give you an opportunity to correct the problem and republish the hub. However, repeated violations will result in your account being closed and all your hubs being unpublished. If you are unsure if your hub meets our policies, we will be far more sympathetic if you contact us for clarification before publishing the hub.

  4. Prince Maak profile image80
    Prince Maakposted 8 years ago

    Hello Mark, 
    Producing HUBS on technology is a great idea coz we get more traffic thru these hubz.

  5. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    The difference is that this was posted in response to someone's question and I am just sharing my experiences at to what I have found to work.

    Quite apart from that, I am unlikely to generate a sale from a hubpages user because most of them have their own affiliate accounts. If I had started a forum thread that said "hey all, come check out my great new hub its here." I would consider that to be self promotion. I am not looking for traffic from inside the site - it is worthless from the perspective of making money smile

    Pretty much, hubpages take a dim view of anyone that does not make a contribution to the site and is here to promote an outside entity. Most of the ones I take exception to are people who join, post one hub that tells you what a clever internet marketer they are and then jump all over the forums asking you to look at their hub which is then filled with links to their own site.

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    Fair enough but still it seemed a bit condescending to me.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What did?

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    Well your predisposition to flagging hubs I quote "I saw one similar the other day. I flagged it anyway. I don't know if it breaks the rules or not, but seeing as I was already there......."

    and then I quote "If I had started a forum thread that said hey all, come check out my great new hub its here. I would consider that to be self promotion." And then post a promotional link directly to your hub where you have made 23 sales.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      The link and the answer, in my opinion, was well within the context of the thread starters question.

      If Mark had merely said "technology" it would be meaningless to me. I'd like to know how he came to that conclusion.

      No threadjacking or spamming has taken place.

      If perhaps he threw in a link to one of his hubs that had absolutely no sales then I'd raise an eyebrow in suspicion.

  8. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    The simple fact is that hubpages make the decision as to what stays and goes. They specifically ask members to flag hubs that break their terms of service. I merely flag the ones that I think do so. If enough people flag the hub, the hubpages team take a look and make a decision. I have no part in that.

    I am not sure why you find my comments to be condescending. I am sorry that you are incapable of making a distinction between the two.

    If ou do not find the information I gave helpful in making a decision as to what hubs are likely to make money and what aren't I am not bothered, because there are plenty of members who will.

    Judging by the amount of times this question or a variation of it comes up in the forums, I think I am providing some useful information - not promoting myself.

    As I said earlier, hubpages internal traffic is a very poor revenue generator. This has also been discussed in another thread.

    There is nothing wrong with adding a link to one of your hubs if you feel it is appropriate to the discussion.

  9. bloggerdollar profile image37
    bloggerdollarposted 8 years ago

    Hmm But It was an answer to the question..

    Anyways you don't expect a traffic from Hubpages Forums even you go out and start spamming so I believe Mark gave that link to give an example.

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    Fair enough.

  11. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Here's what I mean. This forum thread looks like a genuine question, but when you visit his profile you find two hubs filled with affiliate links and they are both about how to make massive amounts of money online in a few minutes time.



  12. Zsuzsy Bee profile image83
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 8 years ago

    Hey Mark are your toes flat yet? from being stepped on constantly?
    Thank you very much for all your efforts and help. I think its time someone told you so.
    regards Zsuzsy

  13. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Thanks Zsuzsy Bee. smile Toes still not flat yet, but a few more should do it big_smile

  14. Angela Harris profile image74
    Angela Harrisposted 8 years ago

    Mark, I am totally confused by the turn this thread took. I, for one, thought that you gave a relevant and helpful answer to a question and no self-promotion at all. And I appreciated it. Thanks!

  15. About-The-Home profile image60
    About-The-Homeposted 8 years ago

    I think Mark's got broad shoulders and I know he has a big heart!!

  16. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago

    Thanks guys smile

  17. Originplus profile image60
    Originplusposted 8 years ago

    This Hub has generated some great feedback to my surprise.

    http://hubpages.com/originplus184/hub/T … et-Us-Free

  18. beta1070 profile image78
    beta1070posted 8 years ago

    Simply put, the ones with traffic and high paying ads.

    For the first, go sign up with Wordtracker.

    For the second, go open an Adwords account and use their pricing (Traffic Estimator) tool.

    1. Misha profile image75
      Mishaposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Well, most people here for some mysterious to me reason do not understand the value of keyword research and don't even want to hear about it. They prefer to guess, pray and hope big_smile

      BTW, Jonathan has an excellent hub on the topic for beginners http://hubpages.com/hub/SEO-Optimizatio … d-Research

  19. Rik Ravado profile image92
    Rik Ravadoposted 8 years ago

    I think Mark is spot on with technology.  I am new to Hubbing and to earning on line.  I've experimented with fiction with an advertising focus and humor but unsurprisingly have earned nothing. 

    'How to's around Hubpages or Helium has paid a little and produced reasonable click through (but keywords are relatively low value)

    Some success with more business-related stuff like presentation skills, creativity, innovation etc. but traffic has been lower.

    I think finding topics/keywords with high traffic AND good click rates is tricky - but most Hubbers already know that!