I saw alot of people posting about Bubblews and about there success, I'm a guy who takes it easy and haven't even quite been on here for 2 months yet so It didn't feel right at the time. But today I felt like I wanted to post different things that I would prefer to post on a different site so I decided to join! Instantly it felt so good being able to write things so simple and on top of it, with literally about 2 minutes worth of work I made approximately $3!! I think it's a fun thing to do on the side but hubpages is my first writing site and it's my baby right now haha, but is Bubblews the new thing at this time? So many people are going over to there.
I've tried to sign up and am getting the message "could not open socket"; don't know what that means.
The site is down right now, their doing upgrades.
Okay, thanks; I may have one account or several, lol
I thought the site was ugly to look at, so I have steered clear.
I don't care for Bubblews. Never got paid from them, and I didn't break any rules. I've been moving my articles on there to other sites. Bubblews is not a site that can be trusted in my opinion.
Sorry to hear about that prospect, you must have broke a rule you were unaware of though because I just got an email saying I will have my first redemption shortly. Rules broken could be, asking people to connect back, asking to like, comment on your postings, pictures that are not yours and you did no cite them. These are a few but they have all the rules listed on their bank page.
I didn't do any of the such. Everything that I wrote was my own work, and when I did post pictures, I cited them. This not only happened to me, but to other friends of mine as well. They never got paid either. I'm not worried about it anymore though, that was months ago. I don't want to be associated with a site that doesn't even return my messages either.
What rule is broken by commenting on your postings? Shouldn't we respond to those who post on our bubbles? Or are you referring to something else?
No, he was referring to the rule about exchange groups basically; you can't group together to unfairly get a huge amount of likes, comments, views. You can definitely comment on your own posts.
Edit: Well, he wasn't referring to that rule specifically, but it's the same as asking someone to comment on your posts, which is what he referred to; but I've always taken this to mainly pertain to exchange groups; admin there even busted people for belonging to a Facebook group whose sole purpose was to exchange likes, views, comments on Bubblews.
Victoria: He is talking about specifically asking people to comment on or like your posts. Of course you can comment and like...as long as you do so the right way and don't abuse the system.
Oh, I see, TimeTraveler2. Thanks! I just redeemed on Friday and got a notice from Paypal today (Sunday) that my e-check should clear in 3 or 4 days. Smooth so far! :-)
I'm now well on my way to number 3 and the first two have paid right on time. I've only been there since Julyl 30....not bad considering what I make here!!!
I started taking some of my hubs that were getting no traffic and putting them on Bubblews and I'm absolutely thrilled with the reception. I've made more in minutes than I have all day on HP.
I joined Bubblews a couple of weeks ago but am not very excited about the site. I think a person would have to spend A LOT of time on the site to make any real money. The following is a list of changes that I have suggested to Arvind - CEO.
http://www.bubblews.com/news/963069-bub … experience
I do think the site could be organized better. I would like to see the titles instead of so-and-so submitted a new post. There are other things, too. But I'm making more money with less time there than I ever did on HubPages. I can make $25 per week easily with spending a little time per day, and I do fewer posts each time as there is some passive income that builds. I do one post sometimes or up to four. It's not too time-consuming for me at this point.
I've been in bubblews last january 2013 and they are great site! the site keeps on improving. But now, lot's of people complains about unpaid redemptions. I have almost 7 unpaid but they paid my latest. I was paid for 20 times. withing 6 months in stay there!
I officially hate it. It isn't worth the time put into it, the deletion of accounts and posts is purely arbitrary and more than just "hiccups". there is something fundamentally wrong with the site.
Yes, Bubblews seems to pay well for a load of illiterate crap. I wonder how long they will last?
Your initial post on this topic has one misspelling and several grammatical errors. Is there peer review at Bubblews.com ?
:-) Facebook is making a profit from illiterate crap!!!
It's not all illiterate crap - I have found some very nice authors there in addition to some of the hubbers who are having a bit of fun over there.
Please try reading Fearlessbetz - I liked 2 of her posts very much: Flying Cigarettes and Screaming Banshees and The Phantom Pooper. By the way, I am kittydog over there lol.
I just joined and I am having trouble posting on Bubblews, I don't know where to go. I feel so stupid.
Shyron E Shenko At the top of the page you'll see "submit"...just hit that and a text box opens where you can type in your post. It's really easy, but you do need to learn how to navigate the site a bit. Don't feel stupid, all new things take time to learn.
Join and write quickly as I doubt it will survive for very long.....
I am cautious about Bubblews right now, but have joined up and am earning there in spite of only having made a handful of posts. What is a concern to me is that many people who have very poor quality unpublished hubs here, might just move them over there and drag that site down too. I would really like to urge people here NOT to move hubs there, but simply to start again with new, good quality posts (they don't have to be more than 400 characters in length to be within the site's TOS).
Also worth mentioning is that I have my doubts they will last all that long too, but mainly because there really is some rubbish content on there. That said, the way traffic is going here I don't see HP being around much longer either!
Drag down the quality of Bubblews? Lol. I wouldn't worry about it. It's already a depository for anything and everything.
That is no doubt true, but to add to it is like saying it is okay to post rubbish because other people are doing so as well (not to mention this can only accelerate the site's demise if it does happen). Many posts there are ranking fast with Google right now, and in fairness I have read some very good posts so I know it isn't all rubbish.
Me too. And those posts mostly came from other established hubbers.
I have connected with a lot of strangers, but most of their work I am too embarrassed to 'like'. The content, spelling and grammar leave a lot to be desired.
They might be lovely people, but I am a grammar Nazi. I have fallen out with people throughout my life simply because they cannot write. If they cannot write, they cannot communicate.
In the modern online world, the need to communicate easily is paramount.
I have genuine sympathy for dyslexic people.
The rest are either uneducated or stupid.
IzzyM......I easily relate to your attitude. Another Grammar Nazi here, I have struggled to lighten up a bit. Unfortunately, I am losing this struggle, due to my serious aversion to individuals who do not speak and/or write, using correct and proper English. Adding to my disgust, it becomes obvious to me that many, will purposely destroy our beautiful language, despite KNOWING better.
I no longer waste my valuable time, trying to gently CORRECT these "Destroyers." Rather than being appreciative, ignorant people are quite resentful.
In recent years, I will simply walk away, to save myself the anxiety of listening to phrases like, "He don't got a clue why I axed him and I ain't kiddin." I'm hopeless. I cannot read a body of work, without using my mental RED PEN, throughout it's entirety.
We needn't travel to Bubblews to read garbage, written by illiterates. There are plenty, right here, at our beloved Hubpages. What saddens me, is that it appears to be acceptable to the HP powers that be. I have seen literal (pardon my slang) PIECES-of-CRAP-writing, remain in tact, on the pages of HP.
I have spent a bit of time at Bubblews and have found both interesting, well written posts and some that I stop reading, after the first sentence or two. It appears, no site will ever be anything other than this.
I agree with Mark that it is refreshing to be able to share our work on other sites, without pressure and concern of being over analyzed, for any number of a thousand "do's & don'ts." Sometimes, we simply want to express a thought and/or idea, without having to pass inspection. Writers, as you know, need to be FREE!
After many years spent in the States, I learned, that as a rule, English is the most butchered language by its natives. We don't have a culture for being proud of our language. We have the First Amendment! The US Constitution guarantees us a lot of freedoms, none of them being "writing in proper English"!
We know how to make money, and we do anything to get it, however we did not learn the art of being ashamed for using our native language in such a poor way.
That being said, I can't really be too demanding on the Bubblewes' members. A lot of them are not English speaking, and they are using it as a second language. What I like there is the big variety of participants, and the fact that one gets news from around the world. I get annoyed at times by the language used, however considering that it is a big effort for them to communicate with us, I can overlook some bad English.
I am totally disgusted by our American Patriots, usually Fiscal Conservative Paridiots (parrot idiots), who want to make an impression on their readers, using a totally illiterate language. Do they want to attract our attention, it is done in American advertising? Unfortunately no, they are good at politics, but totally inept to express their thoughts...
We have plenty of those on HP....
I agree guyz, there are some really absurd posts on bubblews, but i have also read a few which are really interesting and worth reading too, and i dont feel any harm in earning money from that site, its fun. I always try to write something which will last longer rather than my personal ramblings of who i am, what i ate last night. If you write good and well written posts there, you will earn even better there.
LeanMan: I originally felt the same way as you, but I am seeing more and more quality articles on that site. They do not depend on Google for their money, so the low quality hubs don't hurt them. What I don't like over there is that there is very little residual, so you have to keep producing to make money. I'm now awaiting my second payout, and the first one came through without any problems. What I've earned there so far is paying for my domain name for my new RV lifestyle blog and also balancing the losses I'm taking here right now. I've met some great people over there, and must admit it is refreshing to be able to quickly produce an article that gets read immediately by many people.
Misty; Bubblews has already been online for a year, and they have some very high quality posts there. Those are the ones people will eventually be reading, and the others will eventually drop off because the money will dry up.
Yes I know they have already been online for a good while, but there is still a risk that with such short posts in many cases, and a fairly large amount of rubbish content, that Google will decide one of these days to hit them with some kind of slap that stops them featuring very highly in search results. Like it or not, we still need Google to 'like' sites if those sites are to continue getting external traffic. Five years ago HP was a very successful site and doing very well too, but look what has happened to them over the last couple of years or so. I really hope Bubblews lasts as I like writing there and it is earning people money, but I know a fair few webmasters who are of the opinion 'make the most of it while it lasts'.
The thing about Bubblews is that it's internal traffic is very high unlike in most revenue-sharing sites such as HP and Squidoo. Many Bubblers don't worry that much about Bubblews getting slapped by Google because most of their views, likes and comments come from within Bubblews anyway.
To me, what's more interesting is why do posts on Bubblews rank so well in Google? Bubblews is viewed by many as a "spammy" site with lots of garbage posts, yet it's so easy to rank for a longtail keyword. Take note that this is after all the major updates Google has released which were supposed to improve search results.
Admit it, there is some real crap over there! I added to it, of course...but at least I can spell correctly.
There you are - "CORRECTLY".
Like I've already said in another thread, I put in for my first redemption well over a week ago and have yet to receive payment from them.Their support sucks and you'll be lucky if you ever hear from them at all through an email. Complaining on the site won't work either, they'll just delete the article.
I've sent three emails to them and after getting annoyed with how they do business in my final email, I heard back from them. "What is your Bubblews username"....That's it. Nothing else. I contacted them again today (4th time) still nothing. They've also put an 86 hour notice on their contact form now. You won't hear from them for AT LEAST four days, if at all.
I followed all the rules. I even took things slowly, wrote ten articles and let them generate their own views from Google search as some of them reached page two and three for their keywords. After two weeks I reached the $25 minimum redemption requirement.
Some are saying they're getting paid, but the majority aren't.
My battle with Bubblews is still ongoing to get paid. It's like trying to get oil from a water spout. Someone suggested to just report them to the BBB and Attorney General’s office for unethical business practices.
Well I hope you get it, I heard about this from wowtgp and he's like a king on there and he say's he's gotten every payment just takes a while. Hold up.
That's discouraging. Keep us posted on what happens. I hope things improve.
Other sites, even Hubpages make us wait almost a month to get our payment. Everyone expects payment at Bubblews immediately. They need to change their policy and explain that it takes longer and writers won't expect immediate payment.
Soulfully, same exact thing happened with me. I reached $25.01 on July 16th and hit redeem. I didn't get my money so I e-mailed them and got no response. So I e-mailed again a few days later and they simply replied "What is your username?" I included my username in the other e-mails I sent, but whatever...so I wrote back with my username again. No response. I wrote them YET AGAIN and no response. Finally I concluded that they are not going to pay me so I deleted all my content there except for one article explaining how they are a scam. I wouldn't be surprised if that article gets deleted soon but then again there are tons of articles on there saying the same thing so maybe they don't even bother with them.
I just got scammed of $25 but I feel really bad for people that have been seeing the money pouring in on their "bank" page and are expecting large sums of money and many of them won't see a penny of it.
I filed a complaint with the BBB but they said they don't handle those kinds of problems and that I should contact paypal but I don't see how they could help since no actual transactions have taken place.
I'm sorry that you feel you have been scammed. A recent support note from the Bubblews team (two people) apologized for the problems. They stated that they are dealing with 200+ cheats a day and unfortunately some legit members are getting stuck in the queue - they re-iterated that any honest members should re-email them and tell them when they asked for redemption and what the username is and they'd make those members the priority.
I guess I have been lucky - I have redeemed 4 times am waiting for the fifth and close to a sixth - so from my perspective it is not a scam -they just seem to be inundated and are attempting to catch up.
I don't think they intentionally ignore members, they simply have so many emails to work through....
And I can see how they would get a lot of spammer types. People clicking on stuff like crazy just to see their banks go up. I'm enjoying the place so far and will see how it goes. It sparks my creativity with the short posts.
I guess I'm lucky too... I pressed the redeem button this past Sunday for the first time and received notice today that the echeck is being processed in my Paypal account. By the time it clears I should be on my second redemption as I'm half way there already.
SimeyC, what sort of cash are you earning there, if I may ask? I know you're prolific and a talented writer, so you might make a good barometer.
I agree with what you said, Simey. Everybody has heard there's money to be made over there, so the pace has become frenetic. They are understaffed and are trying to keep up with things, but they do have to watch the cheaters, no question about it.
Krystyleann, I sent an email again to them last night and this time a "Senior Moderator" answered my email. Guess what he said? "What is your Bubblews username"...I just had to laugh as it's the third time I've been asked the same question. Of course I answered his question, and also asked him "Am I going to get paid. When will I get paid. Have I broken any rules (which I haven't), Should I delete my content. Just tell me SOMETHING, ANYTHING. Still no response! I'm going to keep bugging them until they either pay what they owe me or remove my account for no reason at all. They have no excuses not to pay me though.
If you delete your content then you will bring your balance to zero. Any time you delete a post, they subtract it from your earnings.
I redeemed on Monday and on Tuesday the money was in Paypal. This was after the new servers were installed, and now the system is automated.
If you link your bubble over to Hub pages, then you have broken the rules. I don't know if you did, but any site where you get paid for content is a no no. Therefore, I don't link at all lol.
I think what you are seeing is a standard computerized response, not one from a real person. Try writing them a real letter rather than using the form and see what happens.
Trying to get paid when you are just one cent over $25 is not wise because they clearly inform you that the bank figures can and do change regularly and that those figures are just an estimate. I always wait until I am almost a dollar beyond that point to allow for the differences and it has worked out just fine.
its so bad to hear, but i am surprised at people who claim that they are getting paid every third day or fourth day, i really wonder how fast they are able to earn that much amount, when i have seen even the content is not so good
The contents terrible! But trust me I've been on there for a day and half now and haha it's possible. It seems to easy.
People who make that much are commenting and liking a lot and also writing a lot. They may be making good money, but they are really working for it. The quality of content is not what earns money, working the system, is.
I think Bubblews requires quality 400 character posts. I have been looking at some posts that aren't getting many views or much respect, so I think that quality makes a difference to some extent. I did join today, wrote 3 posts, and have made about $2.19. It's fun so far. It's neat in that it's a different kind of venue for writers/bloggers. Quick, creative posts. I feel I'm already working on my creativity again that I had lost sight of for a while on HP. It's worth trying, just another venue, right?
Correct, and I think it's fun to do on the side and doing whatever makes you happy is the key! It isn't about the quality of the site, it's about the quality of you, haha.
There's a lot of crap on HubPages as well. Lets not forget thousands of pages of Auntie Hubs from the past. There's also a ton of Illiterate crap here. Then there's the cure cancer hubs the copied hubs from wikipedia. HubPages is pretty, but quality has only been a recent concern.
I know two fellow Hubbers who have recently begun writing on Bubblews, both of them have already reached their first payouts and been paid without a problem. From what I hear this site has been set up by just two young men, so no doubt they are a little overwhelmed by the way it has taken off. Perhaps they really are just suffering from being short staffed right now, hence why it is taking a while for them to get all the payments made!
You have to churn out content for Bubblews in a way I found too tedious to pursue, and I just don't see how it makes sense that anyone would keep paying to support it. There is no readership and so no sustainability.
I just checked the SERPS and Bubblews posts are ranking well. Might be worth making search friendly and competitive titles?
Was thinking the same thing, checked the SERPS myself. Also, posts appear to be getting indexed pretty quickly.
Agreed, i think instead of just writing anything which comes to mind, if we do a bit of seo for our posts there, they will get indexed quickly on google,
I took an article that I was writing for HP and broke it down into 10 Bubbles. In the last 36 hours 6 of them are ranking on the 3rd page for Neuroplasticity brain training. The have earned me $16.00 in those few days. Here I am making a dollar a week since my views fell of the cliff.
I still like HP and will post here, but I can't deny that for the same effort, I can make 30 times the earnings.
And I can post a simple recipe that I could never stretch into a 300 word much less 750 word hub. And that recipe is worth $2.00 on day one with 10 minutes of effort...
Actually, much to my surprise, a few of my Bubblews articles have shown up on pages 1 through 3 of Google searches. I did nothing about SEO or anything...just wrote. Very strange!
psych: You are wrong. There IS readership, from within the community mostly, not from Google. The advertisers are paying for the exposure, and this is what brings the money in.
I enjoy Bubblews. It is different, free, friendly and quite often educated and honest. It is fresher than the rather stale atmosphere at HubPages - the pages that are rehashes of Wikipaedia or other sources.
A Hubber on here said it takes longer to write a page on something they don't anything about. That says a lot about this site. Why write about it if you don't know about it?
It is a bit of a shame how people are condemning it and at the same time using the old tricks to exploit it.
Those waiting for its demise may wait a long time. Its users love it. The advertisers are still paying the money so I guess they love it too. And seriously, I don't think they need Google.
Whatever. I really enjoy being able to write anything and publish it and get views and money. Seems like fun to me. Plus fifty dollars in a couple of weeks of limited part-time effort is OK.
I don't just write any old crap or copy my rubbish pages from HP. That is yesterday's game - in my opinion. You need readers who come back, share, and enjoy. If it is second rate here - it is second rate anywhere.
Sorry - it IS any old crap. Wouldn't get past QAP. But QAP is not about appealing to an audience who want a little bit of fun and move on. The stuff I like to do. Original content but less than 750 words.
If one were to compare a post on Bubblews with one on HP - something that is very noticeable is the lack of ads on the supposedly spammy site. How the author's post is followed, not by a load of other people's articles, but by a short list of their own.
Yes, there is lots of rubbish but Bubblews certainly has real posts by real people. I think if you enjoy Bubblews and are genuine about what you do there is potential.
"Have fun and enjoy writing" - it's where we used to be on here before Google, QAP, etc. kind of spoiled things.
Ok, Mark, I have a question for you. I think you spend a lot of time on Bubblews now, you post a lot, and you also read others' posts (you do mine for which I thank you!).
So........how many times did you click on an ad over there? I am guessing zero. I certainly haven't. Now it is possible that we are atypical and the general bubblews user clicks more, but maybe not.
That's the problem with "general posts" and a lack of organic traffic.
I guess it's possible that they have non-adsense ads, which pay for just being there, but I don't think I've noticed any. Of course Adsense also pays by impressions, but it certainly doesn't pay 1c per view.
My personal theory is that they are going to lower the CPM drastically at some point in the future. So the basic idea is, make it extremely easy for people to post, pay them v. well for views, and interactions......for a while. You will get a huge crowd of people posting there as the word spreads, creating lots of content, some of it even good. Once you have enough content you start paying people 50% of what their content actually earns. It's peanuts, but you have such a big site that what you earn is not bad.
Not putting the site down, I post there myself and enjoy it. I just can't see any other way that it can work.
We are drilled into the 'never click on ads' thing so much, that for fear of losing our Adsense we never go near them.
So no - I haven't clicked on any. But I have seen one or two that have been interesting and I wonder how much the maligned non-professionals do go into them.
I did read once a long time back that sites like HP and Squidoo were advertising to their writers as much as their readers. And Facebook of course... they must be making some money there.
Whatever happens - currently it is giving me pleasure. I have not had this for many months. I had a few new articles QAPped and thought "that's enough". So bit of a coincidence, luck that Bubblews was around.
I think you will at least find they are ranking highly in the SERPS right now so there will be organic traffic as well as internal traffic very quickly if the posts are not too much like 'Tweets' and do actually contain some useful info/keywords that people might be searching for.
The ads are getting pretty good at being specific - enough that I went ahead and clicked on one. It was for a children's nature museum that is located near enough that I am thinking of visiting it. That's what the ads are supposed to do, isn't it?
Another revenue source for them it the Captha. When you post frequently you have to type something like: Buy A Toyota or Buy a Venza. That is some powerful advertising. I was driving the other day thinking I wish my next car would be a Toyota. lol. Sometimes I have to enter the phrase twice, although I am sure I got it right the first time. I you consider the number of posts being uploaded there everyday, that could be a lot of change $$.
I just read your bubble about the BC specialty and saw it is under "personal". Do you have any idea under what subject I should put articles on dog health?
Hi DrMark1961 I think Misc would be the best category for general dog stuff. If it is research related or new information, maybe under Science.
I'm not entirely sure about it, but my impression is that "personal" bubbles get more random views than other categories. It is possibly because more people post "personal" stories about their life?
After you've posted a bubble, you see the other ones that are being posted at that time in a particular category. I think there are people on Bubblews who befriend people at random, hoping for a follow back. They also tend to post (usually quite bad) personal articles. I don't follow people back if I'm not interested in what they've posted, but getting random views from other users keeps the cents rising.
Advertisers pay for exposure as well as clicks. Just knowing that thousands of people see your ads every day is worth paying for, because it plants subliminal seeds in people's heads that pay off later. Don't kid yourself, as long as people keep pumping out articles and joining Bubblews, the money will keep coming.
Mark i loved reading your answer, it is so interesting the way you have described bubblews experience, even i think it is fun, at least i am not under pressure that my post will be unfeatured, moderated etc. etc. as is the case here. i would love to follow you there too, what's your username?
For some reason I only just now found this thread. Yes, you nailed it, Mark. And, to me, I don't treat it like a job or even a writing site. I just like doing it; and get paid. Of course, those who don't like it, or don't even actually like to write, will lose interest. Also wanted to add, it's definitely not a scam. They've paid me every time. They are having difficulty, as has been stated; they have a back-up of work and are constantly contending with cheaters.
It's the type of site that probably will be slapped by Google at some point - however, Facebook is making money on Ads from 'crap', so if they get enough members they may not need Google eventually.
For me, I'm enjoying being able to post creative stuff, personal posts and articles that no longer work on Squidoo or Hubpages - I've earned 5 redemptions already and look like I can redeem every two to three days if I really concentrate on it.
Not bad while I wait for my sub-domain to become a Phoenix and get re-born!!!
One of the biggest misconceptions about Bubblews is that it is trying to be another article writing site - it's actually trying to bridge the gap between Twitter and Facebook and provide both a social aspect, plus a place where you can get 'longer tweets' - it's never going to have quality and thery are not banking on that - they are hoping that if they can get millions of members who use it as a social site, then they will be able to gain advertising in the same way Facebook does.
Will they survive? Who knows - but I for one am enjoying a refreshing change.
I see it that way too. It's not about Hubpages being *superior*, just a whole different thing.
@Misty, that's really what I meant in my remark to you. Hubpages reject articles are unlikely to drag the site down because it's not based on any pretence of quality to begin with - it's an open writing range - a free for all, where anyone can create the content they want. I've written a few things there but actually find the 'liking and connecting' thing quite hard work and I don't think just posting and not getting engaged with it all would work. The reciprocal liking is the shtick of the place.
Ella: exactly. Bubblews is actually a social networking site, and if you want to make money there, you must communicate with other people through comments and likes. THAT is where the real money is, not the articles. They are just an "introduction" of sorts.
You are right they appear to be a blend of twitter, facebook with a bit of HP too. It is quite interactive and i have seen the rule is the same: you like my post, i will like yours
That is a little bit risky as a strategy. I guess it depends on if the 'likes' are genuine or if you simply do it to say 'thank you' to a friend you are connected with for 'liking' your post. the latter would be a no no as it is ripping off Bubblews who partly pay you based on 'Likes'. To quote from their short list of rules (you can find the full list on your 'My Bank' page on Bubblews):
"2. Abusing our likes/views/comment system by partaking in exchange groups and requesting for them through other Bubblews' members."
Misty: The way you deal with that is to really "talk" to each other in the comments section. This creates back and forth comments between writers and fulfills all of the goals of the site without breaking any rules.
I know this Timetraveler2, my point was that simply using the 'Like' button on people's Bubbles in order to get 'Likes' back is likely to break the rules even if you are simply doing it to say thank you to someone who 'Liked' your post. Obviously the best way to get Bubblews to work is to interact in comments etc (I already write there myself so understand the system).
I think a lot of Hubbers will fail at Bubblews if they take the same old attitude over there. That is using it as a backlink farm or an over-optimized post to rank high in google.
Bubblers are pretty adept at sniffing out poachers and resent them. It's the authenticity of posts that grab people's attention. Not overly optimized SEO'd titles researched off of wiki.
I'm quite enjoying Bubblews, you can have an idea and type it quite quickly. Next thing, it's up and earning a few cents. I'm terrible for talking myself out of initial ideas, so it's good to just go for it.
I still like HP but haven't felt tempted to write here recently. Maybe Bubblews will help get me back in the swing.
I've been meaning to give Bubblews a spin but haven't had time to look into it yet.
Users love it to make money. It clearly lacks a base for people who read it because they actually like the content. And without that it can never be profitable in the long term.
It must be burning into the red because there is no way the advertising is providing all the outgoing payments..
I'm there, same username as here. I think there might be lots of hubbers using the same username over there.
I looked for you and couldn't find you. I looked for Mark too, but didn't see him. I don't know why he makes it so hard to stalk him. Im Beth37 there too if you want to find me.
lolz...and i tried to find you with Mark. Anyone if you wish to follow me there can follow me with the same username- younghopes. I am happy i have joined a few HP friends there and we keep liking and commenting our posts there. hope you too join us
Haha, Mines Prettylboy if you's want to connect
Hi Beth - there are lots of Hubbers there. But there are lots of posts too. I think the best way might be just to post your poem in whatever category and see if anyone sees it, reads it, comments on it. Then if you like the comment, check the profile, check a post - if you like the post - get connected. That is the slow way but maybe the right / best way.
You need some posts first - in my opinion.
Or you could randomly follow a load of people you don't know, don't care about and then watch your feed (notifications) get swamped in stuff you are not interested in.
Beth: you have to create your own list if you wish to follow people over there or try to remember the names of people whose work you like to read. Eventually some stand out, but it takes time.
Yea, I got 9 notifications and I just posted it like 5 min. ago. Fun.
I couldn't help reading this thread and jump into the fray (said I would be participating on HP, just not writing). I'm writinglover3 on Bubblews if you want to find me.
WL, I will search for you again when the search mode is back up.
Ella, I just have to tell you, that is the most beautiful pic. you have up. It always catches my eye.
I have been on Bubblews for a little over two weeks. Have made a little over 20.00 there with sixteen posts, three of those added today. I do submit all my material to Google Submit to make sure it is crawled by that ole Google Bot.
As for rubbish, I am astounded that people would allude that all that is there is rubbish. I have been around the block a time or two and don't publish rubbish no matter the venue. I take it as a personal insult. I have found just as much "rubbish" on this site over the past 19 or 20 months I have been here, and it is "featured" still rubbish after being there for months and I have had over 40 hubs of mine deemed "rubbish", I reckon, by HP. By the way, those are doing nicely on my Blogger blog using my own domain and such along with Google Ads.
Bubblews is a completely different platform that HP. It is social. Does social sites stick around for any length of time? Well, let's see, Facebook perhaps? No, it won't last. Pinterest? No way, a fly by night site. Get my drift? Take a look down at the bottom right of this page and what do you see? You see HP trying to get in on the "social" aspect of things with NING | GLAM SOCIAL.
So, if you want to have fun and interact with others take a trip over there and write a few articles and see what is really happening.
To address any of those not getting paid, well I can not address that issue yet, because I still have a little over $4.00 to go before I reach my first payout. But either way, I have enjoyed the site and have enjoyed reading some of the material that is shared there.
very well said, Dale, also what one is considering rubbish may be liked by others, after all we dont have the same taste in all matters.
I'm not sure pinterest and FB are really the right comparison. The thing about them is they don't pay for posting there. FB is for connecting with friends, pinterest for looking at eye candy.
Not putting down bubblews, like all writing sites it has good content and bad content. But I think most people who write there are motivated by money, so it doesn't work quite the same way as FB or other social media. I just think the CPM right now is ridiculously high, and honestly I can't see how it can be sustained.
And if the CPM falls to reasonable levels, probably a few cents a week, will people stick with it?
Everyone's been raving about bubblewz, but all I had seen from it was a some really bad stuff. I had followed some links dropped on some social media sites. Finally I decided to check it out, and was surprised to see that not everything there is like that. Some of the posts are not too bad.
I do like the idea of a total free for all. It reminds me of the old days of the internet. The wild west. In theory the best stuff (or most interesting stuff) will rise to the top. I haven't posted anything there yet, and am a little apprehensive that once everyone's jumping on the bandwagon like this the party may be near its end (a bubble?).
I actually disagree that the best stuff may rise to the top. It appears, as with so many sites, that the authors with the most committed followers will rise to the top. Unless in the future posts gain organic traffic.
But still, I'm enjoying it for now and for what it's worth.
Absolutely! I think the "work" in using the site is not really in the writing. You can write a short post off the top of your head in 5 minutes. What is likely to take a huge amount of time is all the connecting and commenting with other users.
If you want to earn there, I don't think posting a lot will work. Unless you connect with lots of people and "interact" with their stuff they will not scratch your back.
Look further because there are many very good writers there. In fact, Bubblews is the site where I learned a lot of things posted by good Bubblers.
Just checking out Bubblews myself - it looks easy to use. I will wait to give it any other reviews until I see if it really pays off or not. I will write a little for over there and if it pays, I will write more. Maybe post my things that don't do well here over there. If it doesn't pay, I have only wasted a little bit of time and effort and have had some fun doing it. To me, it's really no big deal.
I will give it a try, so far visited the website, the layout is kinda messy, still i think it is worth the shot 400 characters don't require much work.
Checked it out myself and noticed lots of grammatical errors within the site framework itself. Revenue also depends on Facebook links and other social media hooks. The Bubblews site seems to be everything that I don't like about online writing. Namely, everyone with a keyboard and an opinion is a contributor. That means there will be a lot of useless mind-wasting junk posted. At least Hubpages attempts to manage it's content and reduce "garbage" postings (and I would like to see them do more of this). I'm not interested in the Bubblews format but see how some people would be.
Anyone able to connect with the site right now? I've been trying to get on, I guess the sites going through maintenance.
The server is down. I just looked it up and the site is not responding to anybody trying to get on.
I've heard they are very good about posting on their FB page when upgrades and whatnot are happening. I was able to access it just a few minutes ago.
They are upgrading their software. I think this is the start of the long-awaited Bubblews 3.0.
web site for bubblews is down at the minute - some sites say it is a scam. time will tell
Genrally, while there are some legal members getting caught in th mayhem, those that are claiming scam have broken the TOS and therefore have not received payment. I have received all my redemptions exactly when I should have - and the wife has already spent the money - so no scam!
Funny how Google pushes that Bubblews scam blog post so high up the rankings. Less and less does Google look like an honest answer to anything.
Been there since july 23 and I actually enjoyed it. The pay's a lot easier than here in HP. Yes the server's down right now. I received an email from bubblews support just now. I believe the're doing their best. Nice to see fellow hubpagers on there! By the way I redeemed for the first time 3 days ago.;-)
'they're doing their best' sorry about that..whew..
The site (Bubblews) appears to be down. Temporarily I hope.
Yeah they said it shbe fully functional by Midnight EST for everyone.
BTW....7 redemptions, 7 paid.
Right now they are beating HP earnings quite easily and beating the crap outta Squidoo for me.
The only thing I have giving them any competition at all money-wise are my blogs.
Did get on; I put one article on and so far have made $1.32. I can't retire tomorrow, but it's fun to see money rack up in a few minutes.
Yeah awesome eh, what's your user I'll connect with you.
Not to burst your 'bubble' (lol) but you start off with a dollar even before you post anything, so basically you have already earned a further 32 cents. Don't worry though, this will quickly grow if you keep posting and socialising there.
Hey guys, an easy way to check if a site is down or if it's just you is the downforeveryoneorjustme.com site. I use it a lot. Hope that helps.
I have also been dabbling with Bubblews. I think it's fun and the money is pretty good. I just ignore the bad writers.
Heads up, the site is up! Post while it's still functional!
Well, I couldn't take it any more. What with all the forums posts, I finally succumbed, signed up, and slapped the link on my HP profile page. Now that I've done that, they''ll probably go belly-up tomorrow.
I checked it out. I don't know if I trust this site. Do they require you to file your taxes before signing up? How do they pay you? Why would they just give away a dollar to thousands of people? Plus the lay-out is so damn annoying. The last thing I need is a 20th social site to manage. I just started here at HubPages so, I think I'll observe bubblews for a while and see what happens.
lol relax.. They give you a $1 for motivation, it's not as if there giving a dollar out and losing money because you actually have to reach $25 to cash-out. So if people stop writing for them before cash-out they don't lose any money. They pay you by check or pay-pal and the only people who don't receive pay are the ones who broke there rules which a lot of people don't follow. All layouts take getting use to, for example I went on triond before and was disgusted with it, still to this day I never went back to it haha. You'll get use to it, it's fun and easy.
Hmm. Alright, sounds worth taking a look into. I'll probably check it out tomorrow or maybe the next day (fishing tomorrow, lol).
Bear in mind the members don't "earn" $25. They are paid $25 by Bubblews, but that doesn't mean they've actually earned any real money for the site.
On HubPages, we are paid a share of what HubPages earns in advertising revenue. Bubblews is paying out regardless of whether the articles have earned any advertising revenue. Think how long it can take a new Hub to earn $5 and you start to see how much money Bubblews must be paying out, in excess of what they're earning right now.
However, that doesn't mean the site isn't worth joining. Right now it's paying generously, and there's no reason not to take advantage of that while it lasts. I did well out of Today.com because I joined early enough, before they went broke. Just make sure you keep copies of all your contributions, in case the site folds suddenly.
Thanks for the insight Marisa, are you going to join? Haha everyone is
Sorry if this is off-topic, but did you ever get my e-mail Poetic? I sent you my answers to the interview questions.
They pay through paypal so they don't need tax IDs - I have been paid five times now - money is in my bank!
Bubblers are laughing because they are reaping the money given away by Bubblews. Their wrong grammar and crap as many hubbers say are paid by Bubblews. I am one of the bubblers there and i have already redeemed 3 times with just a few articles. Some are claiming that they earn $25/day and it isn't impossible because i am there and I saw how Bubblews pays its members.
I am also a hubber and i have 60 featured hubs which earned a few dollars for me. I still write hubs but i spend more time in Bubblews because it is where the money is. Right now, Bubblews is paying several writers for their work - grammatically correct or not - and the fun thing is - they are earning more than the other writers who can write perfect grammar with correct spelling. lol...
You're happy about getting overpaid for substandard work? I'm not trying to say that my work is better(it's most likely far from it) but why would you gloat about getting paid for putting out, excuse my bluntness, 5hit?
Maybe the good writers that have been busting their a$$es and only getting pennies feel good about finally getting dollars.
My post was regarding this "Right now, Bubblews is paying several writers for their work - grammatically correct or not - and the fun thing is - they are earning more than the other writers who can write perfect grammar with correct spelling. lol..." Sabreblade, I know what you're what you're saying. I have faaaaaaaaar from "busted my a55" on HubPages but I was raised by a smart woman and she told me once "If it sounds to good to be true, it most likely is."
Well Zach then it's best that you not come over and Bubble with us. This Bubbler is going to ignore all of the negative Nellie hubbers and go for the Bubble. If it bursts, I will still have been fairly compensated for my time.
Interesting tactic to put grammatically incorrect stuff on Bubblews. I hadn't thought of doing that but it makes sense.
Will try it out.
Marissa what Bubblers make is directly related to what Bubblews makes. From their own words, "You are paid for every unique view and it will vary by the amount of ad revenue Bubblews is pulling in. We always share 50/50 on every posts revenue."
Bubblews is over a year old. They have just gone through a major software upgrade. Everyone I know who's written there for a year has been paid what they are owed.
The owners of HubPages might want to think about lowering their payment threshold and opening up more revenue streams. They might find people spending a lot less time writing 1,400 word hubs that get idled quickly. No long-term residual pay in that. The game has changed at HubPages and there is a hot new game in town.
I have just joined and have submitted two articles.
It's not secret that we would all love to make some money from our writing, so my thoughts are: I might as well strike while the iron is hot, and make some cash.
I am sure there is plenty of crap on there, but I have also browsed through some decent, informative stuff.
Hell, I have read some stuff on HubPages that should never have been published as the grammar is completely incorrect, not to mention the typos. Unfortunately, bad writing is going to creep in, no matter what.
My first article I backlinked to one on here, but then read an answer above about that being frowned upon, so will no longer do that.
Bubblews is back online, but it still has a few kinks in it. I'm trying to open an account and am having some trouble.
Bubblews markets itself as a social media platform. I think hubpages is so interactive it might as well do the same and pay people out for posting in forums and commenting as well. Then people would get paid more frequently and also be more enthusiastic about interacting on the site!
Also, more transparency on hub pages, like what the heck does our hubscore mean and does it affect how we get paid?
Just saw this message on the Bubblews facebook page:
Early this morning the Bubblews.com team finished many of the upgrades we have been wanting to do. However, some of these upgrades required us to change our DNS settings which means that the site will need time to propagate, but we think by Midnight (EST) tonight, all members will be able to access again.
Because we are now propagating, different people from different areas, will be able to access the website at different times until propagation has been completed throughout the internet. Do not panic if a friend can access, but you cannot yet. Just give it time.
We appreciate your patience but all of these upgrades make a huge difference in supporting a rapidly growing Bubblews.com.
Thanks again and we will update you as we get more information.
Well, I just made my first bubble post. Hopefully, I am propagating as we speak.
I'm taking the high road with Bubblews. Excepting for the articles being shorter and fewer pics, I'm giving them the same quality as I try to give HP.
I don't plan on throwing that much time at them; maybe one worthy bubble a day. I must admit, the site is fun and relaxing.
Well I tried to find you, but can't. Their search feature leaves a lot to be desired. I tried to find a bubble again that I had enjoyed, Leaving, but I can't find that either. And it takes forever to give me nothing....
There are a lot of other places to write online where you may see money increase more quickly than here. But, this is one of the best sites to work with. Explore others, but stay anchored in HubPages.... trust me.
Why? I've found it to be one of the worst over the past two years?
Really? Actually, I don't have any hard evidence to support my statements. I think maybe I have made some meaningful people connections early on and this is why I feel loyalty. I figure that one day HubPages will send me a windfall of finances. Emotions vs logic perhaps???
It's okay to like to come to the Hubpages forum and hang out. That sense of comfort should be separated from money making strategies. I just can't believe this is the best place to pay the bills.
Hp is home to many, many people- whatever is happening with their traffic. I suppose if this was the UGC site you ever wrote on (that includes me) you become fond of the forums (sometimes anyway) and some of the folks here too.
I guess the forum is that attractive. No one has been talking about increased earnings or traffic.
Tanglefoot at B. I wonder how much activity is required to earn a buck a day?
Really not much, I've made more than a buck (Presumably you mean dollar?) today alone.
Plus your dollar for joining and , let's face it, you only joined today. I just don't know where all my views have come from today. I've made a few comments and liked a few posts, but really not that many- also written two very short blurbs. In total, no more than 3/4 hour, I'd say, actually doing these things.
It builds. My average post now earns me around 60 cents I think. And growing. Mind you - it helps having hundreds of Hubbers turn up.
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