ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Business and Employment»
  • Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs

What can HubPages do for You?

Updated on July 3, 2009

Introduction

Good News and Bad News

The good news: HubPages provides an immediate bump for your search engine rankings. Basic search engine optimization is taken care of for you. The seo cost is partially absorbed by what Hubpages does for you. You can look online for a search engine optimization page, but Hubpages already does much of the work for you. Your writing quickly becomes visible to a much larger audience. The bad news: your contribution is 40% of your income. Is it worth it?

Just the Facts

We share this blue marble called Earth with 7 billion other people. Over 1.5 billion of us have Internet access. We writers prefer that all 1.5 billion read our work, but it's problematic to tap each one on the shoulder. HubPages provides the global shoulder-tapping mechanism.

The Holy Grail of Publicists

Google is the publicist that all writers dream of. It works 24X7, it's free, and it's worldwide. Unfortunately what's going on behind the curtain tends to be mysterious. Google won't tell us how they rank pages. No one outside the company truly knows how it works. Regardless of what the SEO companies assert, the inner machinations of Google are closely guarded and dynamic. There is no empircal seo test. Computer Scientists on the Google payroll toil daily to negate the artificial leverage created by SEOs. A cyber-socialist world looms.

We do know that HubPages has gained the attention of Google. Google reads HubPages every day. Google respects HubPages, therefore publishing your work on HubPages gives you automagic credibility.

Do it Yourself?

Heresy alert... you don't need HubPages. Google awards AdSense accounts to anyone with a domain name. Find a hosting service, design a web site, generate your content, then kick back and watch the hits not roll in. It's a complicated general mish mash of inbound links, tags, content dynamics, and eye of newt, but you might wait years for Google to nudge your site into the top 10 of any given results set.

Do What You Do Best

Just write. Let HubPages worry about the ancillary stuff.


SEO companies provide a useful and cost-efficient service

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 2 years ago

      Thank you.

    • nicomp profile image
      Author

      nicomp really 2 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Robert Sacchi : Google's been doing that for years. They constantly revise their algorithms to capriciously exclude online writers.

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 2 years ago

      Is this information still valid? I have read Google began using software that lowers the rankings of articles on Publishing Farms such as HubPages. How much of that is true?

    • nicomp profile image
      Author

      nicomp really 6 years ago from Ohio, USA

      @Courtney L J: great points! We hubbers are now on our own subdomains with our own individual PRs. If HubPages.com confers any benefit, it has been probably greatly reduced.

      The power held by Google is much greater than the general public understands. Sigh.

    • Courtney L J profile image

      Courtney L J 6 years ago

      Great hub!! I would DISAGREE that it is possible to do a page the right way and have the same SEO ranking results as with Hubpages. I believe that one (speculated) part of the algorithm is the weight of the .com ... and in www.hubpages.com's case, it is a very well-established, linked to, and well-known site. Buying a domain (or setting one up for free with some weird .com) does not give the same results as FAST (in my experience) even with all the optimization on the URL, meta tags, content, titles, etc. I think that the prestige of hubpages.com gives more weight to each article that we write, which is lucky for us. AND I believe you could write hubs enough faster than setting up a page for each article, that the other 60% of adsense you're not making would be made up for anyway. Just my thoughts! (What's funny is no one can really know for sure... except the few at Google)

    • profile image

      Lesleysherwood 6 years ago

      I always like to learn more about the Internet, especially hub pages. I love the idea that we can relax like you say and let hp do the work and that Google recognizes it. I get alot more traffic here than my blog. Love the description you give of this planet by the way.

      Voted UP

    • sarkarkumar09 profile image

      sarkarkumar09 8 years ago from mumbai

      nice...

    • TnFlash profile image

      TnFlash 8 years ago from Tampa, Florida

      Great Hub! As you pointed out Hubpages gives you automatic ranking. That is why I post here. I'd like to have 100% of my ad sense income but it would take forever and a day to get there. Good info.

    • Billie Pagliolo profile image

      Billie Pagliolo 8 years ago from Laguna Hills, California

      i like your style!

    • nicomp profile image
      Author

      nicomp really 9 years ago from Ohio, USA

      When a company's home page has Adsense overload, they are probably selling snake oil. Actually, not probably. Don't waste your time with "seo software portal".

    • Lgali profile image

      Lgali 9 years ago

      very nice take enjoy hubbing

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)