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Alison Graham

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Welcome to my Hubpages page! I hope you will enjoy dipping into some of the topics I have written about. You will find some diverse subjects but I have to say that my favorite topics are about dogs and cats and my pet passions, skin care and natural Remedies. Now that my 60th Birthday has come and gone, it's even more important to me to take care of my health!

As of April 2018, I have been writing on Hubpages for eight years!

My career background is in offline Marketing and I didn't really start to use the Internet until I retired. I am so proud to have graduated from the HubPages Apprenticeship program, a six-month course covering all the aspects of improving my writing here and on my own websites.

At the end of March 2018, I decided to retire from writing for others, sell my websites and use any free time to build on what I have learned and to write more Hubs on a variety of topics - please use the 'followers' button (on this page) if you would like to receive an email notification when I publish something new!

I love researching my articles on health, beauty, fitness and gardening and when a topic interests me it is great to be able to publish the results of my research in a Hub here on Hubpages for others to share.

I live in the West Country in the UK and am married with two grown up children and one grandson. I also have a beautiful Jack Russell, Ellie - she is the source of much joy!

My favorite relaxation pursuits are walking in beautiful North Cornwall, enjoying the wild coastline there and the more gentle countryside of Somerset and Dorset. I also enjoy crafts of all sorts and a bit of retail therapy with my daughter!

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      3

      Advice on Edit Suggestion Please

      3 months ago

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      Amazon earnings for last two days still pending?

      3 months ago

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      Amazon Links Showing 'Broken' Returning 503 Errors Again

      8 months ago

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    • 15

      "Broken Links" not Broken?

      10 months ago

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      Deleting a Draft Hub?

      12 months ago

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      SSL Issue with HubPages?

      13 months ago

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      15

      Reader reported an annoying pop-up on screen in the comments section

      18 months ago

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      35

      Advice On Adding Sources To A Hub Please?

      19 months ago

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      15

      Can I Move Articles Published Elswhere to HubPages?

      2 years ago

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      5

      Hub on PetHelpful has disappeared?

      2 years ago

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      3

      Question about Hubs on the new HubPages Domains

      2 years ago

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      16

      HubPro - confused about this?

      3 years ago

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      24

      Hub Views Low and Still Dropping?

      3 years ago

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      26

      Why is my new Hub not featured due to quality?

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      Worried by Search Results for "My Name" and "Hubpages"

      3 years ago

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      4

      New Amazon TOS - how will this affect us here on HubPages

      4 years ago

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      6

      FIXED: Hubs stats CSV not showing edited EC Hubs as featured

      5 years ago

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      5

      Style Tip Box Still Showing After Editing?

      5 years ago

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      9

      Explosion of Spam Comments?

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      Unfeatured Hubs - A Kick in the Teeth?

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      Links to hubs on Twylah

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      Hub Under A Penalty from Google?

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    • Amazon Capsules Show lowest new price
      7

      Amazon Capsules Show lowest new price

      5 years ago

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      What would be your #1 beauty tip on a budget?

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      28

      What milestone on HubPages are you aiming to achieve this year?

      5 years ago

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      8

      What is your best tip for getting traffic from PInterest?

      2 years ago

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      5

      My Hub Showing as a page on bo.lt??

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      105

      Is Your Hub Copied On One Of This Blogger's Blogs?

      5 years ago

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      10

      Traffic to my Hubs has taken a big dive today?

      6 years ago

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      3

      Question About HubPages Ad Program

      6 years ago

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      7

      Massive drop in my Hubpages page views this weekend?

      6 years ago

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      2

      Question about Amazon Links in Text Capsules

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      2

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      7 years ago

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      35

      HubPages Home Page - showing PR unranked in SEO Quake?

      7 years ago

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    • 9

      "nofollow" attribute for links

      7 years ago

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      10

      How Does A Hub Get Featured On The Front Page?

      7 years ago

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      1

      Possible new feature like 'an out of office' reply?

      7 years ago

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      4

      Why has my Hub got large, flashing, irrelevant, annoying Ads?

      7 years ago

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    • Google Wonder Wheel Disappeared?
      6

      Google Wonder Wheel Disappeared?

      7 years ago

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    • RSS Feeds
      5

      RSS Feeds

      8 years ago

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      10

      My visitor traffic today stuck on same number since lunchtime?

      8 years ago

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      1

      Topic Hubpages Tutorials and Community shows No Articles Found?

      8 years ago

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      6

      Commenters name is an anchor text link - should I leave it or delete?

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      6

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      5

      Dofollow Nofollow Links in Hubs

      8 years ago

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      6

      URL Trackery query

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      41

      unsolicited email from another hubber

      8 years ago

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      3

      Tribal Marketing, what is it and how does it work

      8 years ago

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      4

      please look at topic on RSS Feed

      8 years ago

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      11

      Google Adsense - can it be refined to show US ads?

      8 years ago

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      7

      Help, I have just published a new hub and the score is going down??

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      27

      Forget Keywords (for a moment)!

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      How does a hubber in UK get paid for sales on Amazon.com

      8 years ago

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      11

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      How do you Ping your HubPage Articles?

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