I do not mean any of my questions with intended disrespect. I have spent most of my time since joining hang out, reading and trying to get the general feel of the HUB.
I am still trying to figure these things out, hence my questions.
1. How do people make $ here? I know "how" (via Google adsense etc - I assume?). I mean HOW?
Is the process like such:
A. The articles are placed within the Google and other SE.
B. A internet searcher is looking for info on a specific subject and a HUB article comes up in the SE?
C. Then said user clicks on Google ads?
Am I warm yet?
3. How does a writer get a higher "ranking" to have their articles placed in SE?
1. Our use of key words used in articles?
2. Our article title?
E. To sum this up I am trying to figure out what separates the writers who earn a income from the HUB and those who don't? Other then the obvious of one being a better writer then others
2. Looking around the HUB and reading many profiles I see that many have a user name that fits their writing subject. Example: super mom , ex smoker, fitness coach etc.
A. Is there a benefit to this practice?
B. I have all my professional work online under user name Beth LK so that readers know it is me no matter where they find me at. ie. Articles, websites I own, FaceBook, Twitter, Linked In, etc. Is this a smart or not so smart move on my end?
I think I would enjoy hanging my hat (in my case my purse) here at the HUB, so it is important to me that I understand how it functions.
Thank You, Beth
Good questions. Firstly you are right in your assumptions on point 1 re-Adsense, (assuming you have signed up with Adsense and entered your code here on HP). If you are using HP Ad program however, you are earning from 'impressions' (in other words the amount of times people physically see your adverts, not necessarily click on them). On HP Ads you still have one block of Adsense paid Adverts on the bottom right of your articles, and these do depend on clicks.
On your second point, yes, keywords do help a whole lot in getting your articles high up in search engines and therefore seen. So do good quality backlinks, (see my article called 'How can I make money from writing online?' for more info. Titles are helpful and should contain at least one main keyword/phrase relevant to your article, and the first few lines of your hub should also contain this keyword or phrase, and/or other closely relevant keywords or phrases.
On your third question, I don't believe it matters what your pen name is with regards to profitability. As you can see my name is not related to the subjects (of which there are many) that I write on, and I make a good part time income on Hubpages.
Welcome here, I am sure you will do well.
Beth, basically it is going to take some time. I have built a collection of articles like this once before for eHow. At first, cents will trickle in. Keep writing articles (several a week, if you can, using all the points you outlined in your question). Eventually, you will earn a little more and more until you get where you want. Hope that helps. I know it doesn't answer each question and I'm sure others will chime in with even more details.
I think it's a smart move.
Take your time and read through the Learning Center, there is a wealth of knowledge and advice, videos, etc. Good luck and enjoy. It takes time to build your presence and earnings, but it can happen, and it's a great place to write.
My Thanks to all three of you!
I am impressed with how friendly of a community this is. Over the years I have belong to several (they are all dead now) sites and this community responds the quickest, most accurate/detailed and friendly responses.
Hopefully someday I can play it forward for other new comers.
So I need to keep my meta tags and SEO, PR rules/guidelines and so forth in mind - OK, Got it
PS: My user name question was not meant to be in the same $ making area of questions. It was just an in general type question as a writer.
Regarding your name and the readership (even without dollars in the equation) I still don't believe it matters. I get around 9000+ views per day with my 'unrelated to my hub topics' username, so am thinking it makes little difference.
rebekahELLE is correct in her advice re-the learning centre, although you may have already been there from your original post. If not the link to it can be found at the very bottom of this page.
Again, welcome to HP, I am sure you will enjoy it here
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