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What can HubPages do for You?

Updated on July 3, 2009


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.

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    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 2 years ago

      Thank you.

    • nicomp profile image

      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.

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      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?

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      nicomp really 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

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

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

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      Courtney L J 5 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'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 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)

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      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

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      sarkarkumar09 8 years ago from mumbai


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      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.

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      Billie Pagliolo 8 years ago from Laguna Hills, California

      i like your style!

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      nicomp really 8 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".

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      Lgali 8 years ago

      very nice take enjoy hubbing