Simple question. Both is an answer, but not a good answer.
Which do you think is best for traffic, revenue and future?
I'm sticking with Hubpages. Because I do several different niches, it might have been better for me to have blogs going that concentrated on those - but I still think that the Google Love shown hubpages is very significant, and tough to beat.
There is no easy answer that will work for everyone. It really depends on how much experience you have, not as a writer but as an Internet marketer. It also depends on what your goals are. Do you want to make a living online or do you just want to earn some extra cash? HP is best for the latter but if you want a livable income then you need your own network of niche blogs. I currently have a dozen niche blogs each earning between $1 and $6 a day. My goal is to have 50 by the end of the year all earning at least $5 a day and then I can quit my day job
I don't know about traffic and revenue, but for future, you know the answer. No one knows how long HP will last and we have absolutely no control over it.
A blog can reflect your personality. Not just in terms of words, but in terms of looks and organization.
You have more control over it without the prospect of being moderated.
It is more secure and won't go out of business abruptly.
You can choose a domain name with keywords in it.
You own it. You can expand or sell it.
If I had a specific niche to write tons on, I would definitely go with a blog.
My short answer is HP.
Longer answer - About ten percent of my Adsense earnings have come from my blog versus my HP account, BUT - I've had 50 times more traffic to my HP account. Someone's gotta be clicking ads, right?
Also, I've got many, many more followers here at HP.
I'm still really trying to figure it out though, as I just recently enabled Google Analytics. We'll see.
Both is totally a good answer. Sometimes I feel like doing something easy and getting some money, sometimes I feel like doing something harder that is entirely under my own banner. The latter can make a lot more money or none at all.
Many eggs + many baskets=more eggs overall.
OK, both is fine then. I just didn't want to have to write about eggs.
Nah, followers don't mean money. But, like I said, I do get 50 times the traffic to HP than to my blog. I'm hopeful.
Mark from what I understand you use Hubpages and sites like it to backlink to your own blogs. The community aspect is what makes it a good place to write on topics that you can get immediate feedback.
Then you can also build niche websites that will elaborate further on the topic you started on hubpages or other content sharing sites.
My formula would be: Write a hub and backlink it to my own site, that way I can earn from both.
Mark you write some really interesting and humorous hubs, in the content somewhere link with your main keyword anchor text to a related post on your own blog that way you will get traffic from the community of hubbers as well as from search engine traffic.
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