6+1 ways how you can support your favourite hubbers

Don't hesitate to hit the Share button!
Don't hesitate to hit the Share button! | Source

HubPages gives a great chance for creative people with huge knowledge to share their ideas and opinions with other people and with this, make a few bucks as well. I think it is not just me, who have plenty of favourite hubbers on this site, but you, Dear Readers also have several people you are following at this moment. Following is a great way to show the writer your devotion and support, but there are some other methods too, with which you can show your enthusiasm.

In this article I’ve tried to collect the 6+1 most important and useful ways how you can support your favourite hubbers.

Start to follow your favourite hubbers!
Start to follow your favourite hubbers! | Source

No.1. - Follow them

The most widely known sign of support is following someone. With this, you ‘sign up’ for that particular hubber and you get a notification on your feed about their activity – so you are one of the first people who learns whether they wrote a new hub, commented on an article, etc. Plus, you get a weekly e-mail from HubPages with all/most of the activity of the hubbers you follow.

Once you start to follow them, you are also able to leave special ‘fan mail on their profile page. If you have the opportunity, and have something to say for that person, please DO leave a mail. This can help the writer to know their work is very useful and they can be more motivated to keep up their work on the site.

Additionally, in return, they might follow you back, in case your topics raise their interest. Needless to say this whole following thing is very useful for both of you.

No.2. - Comment, vote up + other goodies

Once you read an interesting hub and have something to add to the topic – or simply, you feel like you want to congratulate the writer -, please do that. This is also a very nice sign that you were there and you like what you have read, so you still support the hubber.

When you read and bookmark recipes, you can also check back and write a new comment on the hub once you have cooked the food described in the article. Please tell whether you liked it or not to help your fellow friend – they might be interested in improving/perfecting the recipe later.

I guess you already know that there is a Vote up/down function, accompanied by the possibility to mark the hub you read with words like ‘Useful, Funny, Awesome’, etc. By voting up or down you can make an impact on the hubscore and the hubber’s score and you can rate the hub with the add-on words. The more feedbacks, the better scores the hub and your favourite writer will have – so please, show how did you like the hub by voting on it.

Comment on the hubs you like
Comment on the hubs you like | Source
Don't forget to hit Vote up!
Don't forget to hit Vote up! | Source
Share it to your Followers on your feed!
Share it to your Followers on your feed! | Source

No.3. - Share their hubs on your HubPages feed

Once you have shown your support by commenting and voting up a hub, you can also share it on your feed, so your followers can read it and do the same things you did as well.

As you may have realized, with all these you not only give one feedback on the hub, but you also promote it to others. This is a great sign of appreciation.

Share it on your favourite social media sites!
Share it on your favourite social media sites! | Source

No.4. - Share their hubs on social networking sites

Like the one before, this method is a big help as well. Well, even bigger than the ones before.

Your feed is only available to you and your followers, but your social networking pages can reach even more people. So sharing a hub on these channels will reach everyone in your networks, even those, who haven’t signed up to HubPages yet, but might be interested in the same topic.

No.5. - Buy items through them

If you got interested in buying an item you’ve read about in one of the hubs, please do it by clicking on the ad in that particular article.

I assume you already know, hubbers can sign up for referral programs in eBay and Amazon, therefore once you buy a product through a hub, the writer will get some bucks depending on what did you buy and on what price. By doing this, you not only buy the product you need anyway, but help the hubber earn a few cents as well.

I have to admit if I need to buy something badly, I usually start searching between the hubs of my favourite hubbers. If I find a relevant hub, I use the Amazon or eBay capsules on those pages to get to the product I want (if it is not already posted on the hub directly) - in this way I am able to help my beloved writers with a few cents.

Use the suggest links on the top of your hubs!
Use the suggest links on the top of your hubs! | Source

No.6. - Link your hubs to their hubs

Use the Suggest links’ option on the top of each of your hubs.

Click on a word in your article and the program will automatically suggest a few other hubs that contain relevant info about the word you choose. By doing this you can promote other writer’s articles and help them to get more visits, too.

Additionally, thanks to Angelo52's reminder: you can use the link capsule in your hub and not only add your, but other hubbers' hubs to that module.

Start a new hub about your favourites!
Start a new hub about your favourites! | Source

No.6+1 - Write a hub about them

Some people on HubPages also chose a relatively new method to support their favourite writers: they made a hub about one or several of their beloved hubbers.

One of the best examples for this is billybuc, who already wrote almost 20 hubs about his favourite writers on this site. I think this is the biggest acknowledgement one can get by another writer.

The lesson

All in all, no matter which method(s) you choose, keep in mind once you help and support a hubber, you might get the same back in return! So the more comments/votes, the more page views you can get in the future.

What about you?

Do you always try helping out your fellow hubbers?

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zsobig 2 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Ty dwelburn. I have spent quite a few months here on HubPages to realise helping those hubbers who you like is a very important asset in this community. In this way we can not only help them, but we also gain knowledge thanks to their hubs and encourage them to write more quality content. With each share of someone's work they can reach hundreds and hundreds more people - people, who they wouldn't be able to reach in the first place.


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dwelburn 2 years ago from Chesterfield, UK

These are all great ways to support hubbers you like. I must do more social sharing of other people's hubs. And I really like the idea of writing a hub about a particular hubber.


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ladydeonne 3 years ago from Florence, SC

Voted up and useful! Thanks for your tips and advice. I especially like the idea of using the "suggest link" function and will start using it at my next post.


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank YOU for commenting :) I hope I was able to help with it!


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you very much everyone, I appreciate your opinion very much! :)

Angelo: you are right, Ill add this method under the 6th point, it is way too useful to forget that method :).


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Angelo52 4 years ago from Central Florida

Good article. One other way to support fellow hubbers is to use the LINK module. This allows you to link to pages of either your own writing or other hubbers. Use the Other hubbers tab. You can also add your own referral code into their links and get a piece of the action.


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Mama Kim 8 4 years ago

I just love supporting my favorite hubbers, but I had no Idea about the suggest links!!! Thank you for bringing this to my attention ^_^ Guess I have some work to do tomorrow! voted up and "goodies" plus shared ^_^


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remaniki 4 years ago from Chennai, India

Hi zsobig,

I liked this hub for the simple yet powerful message it delivers - "spreading hub love" in CloudExplorer's words. Great hub. Very well presented. Yes, I second your thoughts on Bill. A very good human being. Sharing it all over. Cheers, Rema.


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CCahill 4 years ago from England

Nice layout and helpful screenshots. I've been preaching this stuff for a while now..

Together we are stronger!

Voted up and Shared via Hubpages!


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thanks a lot Carol! :)


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carol7777 4 years ago from Arizona

This is what makes this site amazing. How much we can support each other. It does take time but we sure appreciate when others share, vote up and links. This is a great hub and should be a permanent fixture for everyone to read. So I vote up and share. Way too good to let this go.


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you!


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mmsu 4 years ago from Pakistan

I often tend to these things.Most of us should do and in turn make all of us more popular and in turn we all get more return for our hard work.Voted up and shared!!


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

Thank you very much, guys! :)


UrsulaRose 4 years ago

A pleasure to read this well-written, informative and visually effective hub article. Now to continue to put into practice what I have just read. :)


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ignugent17 4 years ago

Wow ! This is very great and I am glad you shared this hub. Voted up, useful, and interesting. :-)


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zsobig 4 years ago from United Kingdom Author

wetnosedogs: thanks a lot! :)

Millionaire Tips: yes I'm aware of these facts. I only advice others to click on ads that really raise their interests! You have a point in the Adsense-part as well, still, I prefer to do some search to be able to 'reward' those hubbers who already made some research on that particular topic or product I wanna buy. Simply clicking on an Amazon link can reward anybody (I mean those who maybe never wrote anything about the product), so I always do some research prior clicking :)


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wetnosedogs 4 years ago from Alabama

Great hub love.

Sharing this.


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

These are all excellent ideas to show your fellow Hubbers and friends how much you like them. I would be careful with clicking on ads though, especially if you are a Hubber, because if Google thinks that these clicks are only to get revenue, the Hubber will be banned from Adsense. Also know that Amazon will pay revenue once someone has clicked through your link no matter what you buy, so you do not have to find the item you want to buy. Voted up.


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Janine Huldie 4 years ago from New York, New York

Thank you again and the feeling is mutual :)


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