What can HubPages do for You?
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
- The PageRank Citation Ranking: Bringing Order to the Web
This paper describes PageRank, a mathod for rating Web pages objectively and mechanically, effectively measuring the human interest and attention devoted to them.
- PageRank - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
PageRank is a link analysis algorithm used by the Google Internet search engine that assigns a numerical weighting to each element of a hyperlinked set of documents with the purpose of "measuring" its relative importance within the set.