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24 Steps to a Profitable Article Online

Updated on June 2, 2013
24 tips for 24 karat gold!
24 tips for 24 karat gold!

Need to Improve Your Writing Routine?

If you want to write articles online in an orderly, effective fashion, welcome to the right place! Here are 24 steps to quickly establish an excellent hub that will attract search engine (=84.3% Google) traffic and earn you some hubpages money.

Maybe these tips will produce some golden articles for you, who knows?

Here is your 24-step gold for online writing success, as measured in money.

1. Generate Keywords

No judging here. Simply write down any words you associate with the topic. You only have to be close. You'll learn how to discover what everyone else is thinking in a later step. Keep reading!

For example, you want to write about watches. Just "brain storm" without critical (yet) thinking. Write terms you think people will use to search for the content you plan to write: watch, watches, time pieces, pocket watches, Rolex, buy watches online, and a few others which come to mind.

Next, you will use the Google Adwords Keyword tool.

Enter your terms into the search box of the Adwords tool. Click the search bar located below the keyword box.


The first box gives the number of searches for the exact terms you entered. Subsequent boxes give terms similar to those entered, which have high search frequencies. Click the "plus" box on the right of one of these terms. A drop-down list reveals other long-tail key phrases used in searching.

Consider these as subtopics in your hub.

2. Go to Google and Search Using your Keywords

Will these topics make money? Hubs earn money if visitors click ads. For people to click the ads, there must be sellers competing for readers searching for the information on your hub. Only then will profit-making ads appear.

If your hub is about peanut butter cookies, it will earn nada, nothing, zip. Go now to Google and search for peanut butter cookies. Look at the right margin. It is completely empty. No one pays for customers looking for peanut butter cookies. So, pick another topic or find a longer phrase that has ads.

Now search for "Rolex watches" and for "buy watches online". See the ads? Great! Those topics have sellers looking for customers. If those customers come to your well-written, well-created hub, those businesses are willing to pay to put their ads into your article in the hope of getting a customer. That is your hope, too. It's a real win-win-win for seller, buyer, and writer.

For this 24-karat formula, you want at least three subtopics on the watch theme. Search until you have three.

3. Refine Keywords

The keywords and long-tail keyword phrases you use determine your Google traffic. Choose them carefully. Look at the price business marketers pay for the Adword. A higher price means higher potential revenue.

Invest a few minutes until you find some which interest you as a writer.

4. Choose Tag Words

Most blogs and online writer's platforms like Hubpages and Squidoo recommend you include at least 10 "tags" for each article. You just processed many terms and words using the Google keyword tool. Now is the best time to choose 10 to 15 of them to tag your article.

Use as many keywords as are relevant to your article. These words must also be in the body of your article. Use single words, common search phrases, and long tail keywords (groups of words common to the topic.)

5. Start a New Hub

(If not writing on Hubpages, open a new document.)

Choose the "start a new hub" menu item from the upper right task bar, or from any other place it appears. Choose a title. The title can differ from the "unique web address" in the next box.

If either turns pink, change the web address at box 2. Keep your preferred title. Hubpages allows more than one article to share the same name. You can edit a title later. You cannot edit a web address later; it is permanent.


6. Choose a Category

I honestly don't know what difference this makes. However, all hubbers want hp to be a HUGE success. So, keep the directory awesome.

Do your part by browsing through the options until you find the best match for your topic. Most writers stick to the same few topics. Once you locate your topic in the directory tree, it will be easier to locate in the future. If like me, you might have to search three or four times before it becomes natural.

The automatic "search" tab works better by reducing the number of words. It opens up generously by including your full title. This seems to confuse the results. Trim this down for some better options. If your best directory "leaf" does not appear in the search results, it is likely the correct branch does appear. This will accelerate your browsing and save time.

More valuable tips coming up!

Add at least 10 applicable tags. The maximum allowable is 40.
Add at least 10 applicable tags. The maximum allowable is 40. | Source

7. Add the Tag Words

At this point of the set-up process, enter the tag words you chose. Remember: at least 10 tags to generate traffic.

These tags will pair your articles to hubs being read. A link and summary of your article will appear (sometimes) when similar hubs with the same tags are being read. If a visitor from Kentucky opens a hub on buying online watches, there is a chance your hub will appear as a suggestion for further reading.

If your tags are misleading, or poorly matched to your content, a reader will leave in short time. Google monitors this read time, and downgrades articles. Google's spider bot can crawl pages and match words. But, it cannot assess interesting. It assesses the interest of human visitors.

Type in your appropriate, legitimate tag words.

Then, advance through to the creation template.

8. Add Text Blocks

Add at least three text blocks. Title each one with one of the keywords or long-tail search terms you chose that bring up ads in a Google search.

Edit each block. Just hammer away at the keyboard. Use free thought and flow. Put down whatever you want. Hubpages recommends 1500 words for a good hub. You chose three topics. Try to produce 300 to 500 words in each one. You can edit, re-edit and re-edit all you want on hubpages. We get to that later in this hub...

Making Images to Inform and Hold Attention Can be Simple

To make this image, I printed the words using MS Word. I drew the straight lines using a ruler and the arcing arrows using a French curve. voilà!
To make this image, I printed the words using MS Word. I drew the straight lines using a ruler and the arcing arrows using a French curve. voilà! | Source

9. Add Photos

Add at least three photos. If you have your own, this is best. Use a digital camera or the "scan to image" function on your copier. If you scan an image, crop it and then use a "refine image" function to make it a little more crisp.

I also occasionally make a doodle or create my own graphs, freehand. I just like it that way- and I am no professional sketch artist, either. You can do it, too.

For a watch hub, you can take your own photos, any time you like. Three weeks after publishing your watch hub, photograph the cashier's watch at Save Mart, or a business woman's wrist on the Metro. They will be complimented and happy to model the watch for you. Then, go in and edit your hub; add your new, original photos.

Are you going to add more polls to your future hubs?

See results

10. Add a Poll

A yes or no poll is easy. Ask people's opinions. Everyone has an opinion! It's easy to poll readers, here is one now:

Avoid biased polls. They are not as fun as polls that have choices everyone likes.

Don't Make Leading Polls!

Who is the coolest hubber of all time?

See results

A poll should have choices

Was this hub helpful?

See results

11. Add a Video

If your topic is watches for sale, find a video about how to select a watch, or watch quality, or how a Rolex is made. Find a good, short video that is informative and will be a resource to your reader.

I found two videos. The first video is very succinct in describing and showing how to set up a hub page. Post videos like this one as they are valuable. A second video I found is a bit long-winded. It is 17:08 long. For long videos, note the time of valuable information so your reader can go directly to that part of the video without getting bored in the first 8 seconds.

How to Set up a New Hub, Simply Shown & Explained

Go to 7:05 for explanation of linking; Go to 11:20 for Amazon Capsule Tutorial

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Highest car theft rates, worst foreclosure rate in U.S. Rated WORST city in U.S. in 2008 by Places Ranked and Rated. We only have good writers!

12. If a Map Works, Add a Map

If you can fit in the map capsule, do it. Restaurant reviews match using the map capsule very well. Reviews of physical locations like theaters, colleges, and beaches also call for maps.

For your article on watches, you might add a map to the business of a watch retailer you interviewed, or to the watch district in your town (if you have one). Just find a good reason to tie a map to your article.

In desperation, I have added the location of my city, Modesto. (I am the Man from Modesto, after all.) We have some good writers here, and a excellent, supportive writers' group. But, statistics hate us. Ugh.

Add in a few returns to align a text capsule end with the end of an image or map capsule.

13. Add a Quiz

This is a hubpages recommendation for a good hub that will rank well. Make it fun. This will keep readers on your page longer, and the Google bots will rate it more interesting and place it higher in search results. Higher search result placement means more readers. More readers translate to more clicks.

The Awesome Hubber Quiz- Are YOU an Awesome Hubber?

view quiz statistics

14. Arrange Capsules for Appearance

At this point, you have included all the capsules you need for a good hub. Now, review your format. Consider aesthetics and natural flow. Rearrange the capsules into an orderly orientation. For example, you might put your text and photos for "buy watches online" in the upper portion, and "best ladies watches" in the lower portion. This creates a flow from less specific to more specific.

15. Proofread your hub

Now that text, images, quiz, map (maybe), and videos are inserted and arranged, go back and edit your text capsules.


Make sure there is flow. For example, in this hub the idea of writing a hub on watches creates flow throughout.

Language Aspects

Check spelling & grammar. Check verb usage; convert verbs to the same tense. Run spell checker.


Earlier, you just hammered out some text. Next craft those words into something wonderful. Writing is an art. You are the artist. Don't just hub; create hubs.

16. Break up long sections of text

Reduce Big Blocks

A long block of text really turns off readers. Even the eyes complain and wince at massive walls of type. Break text into manageable paragraphs. Separate run-on sentences into distinct thoughts.

Use Subtitles

Convert very long capsules into subtopics using subtitles. This makes it easier to follow. A subtitle also lets the reader know you are moving into a slightly different or more specific context of the topic. For example, in a capsule on types of watch bands, use subtopics like Leather, Stainless Steel, and Ceramic.

To exemplify this, steps 15 and 16 are separated into subtopics. It's easy and beautifies your hubs.

17. Add Attention Grabbers

Add in some attention grabbers- questions and forecasting that will keep your readers following your hub. For example:

Knowing the signs of a fake watch can save you thousands when buying a Rolex. This article reveals the three best ways to identify a fake. Be sure to learn these before you buy.

You are almost finished with technical aspects. Next, we discuss how to generate some traffic for your fantastic hubs.

18. Write a Good Summary

When your hub appears in a Google search results tabulation, the searcher sees your summary. All the art you invested remains invisible. Write it well. Be bold.

Think you know how to buy a watch online? You know nothing until you read these warnings and tips! How do you identify a fake Rolex? Where are the best places to find a deep discount luxury watch?

Buy watches online. Best watches online. Watches online cheap. How to buy ladies watch online. Luxury watches. Best Rolex online buy.

Which of these two do you think receives more visitors? Consider also that the second one appears in several forms- too many people do that.

19. Add Redgage Link

Every hubber should have a Redgage account. All you do is copy the address, enter a title, tags, and description. It is an instant second source of revenue for your work. If you are not yet on Redgage, Join Redgage Now. In my first month, I earned $30.40 ($3.25 in bonuses, $25 in a contest, and $2.15 for 3580 views).

My RedGage card arrived quickly. Easy to use, too.
My RedGage card arrived quickly. Easy to use, too. | Source

20. Add New Hubs to a Group

On the account page, in the "Statistics" block, click on "edit groups".

Find the new hub in the "Orphan Hubs" category. Click and drag it to an appropriate category. If you need to create a new category, click "Add New Group".

When you add hubs to groups, readers see options for two of your other hubs in the same category. These appear as links at the end of your article. Grouping your hubs increases traffic to your hubs by transferring readers to additional articles at a rate higher than if you had no groups.

21. Add an RSS Capsule

Put an RSS capsule at the bottom of your article. The RSS feed will insert text from your other hubs onto the base of your hub. This will also create opportunities for readers to click through to your other articles.

For RSS to work, you must have good tags on your hubs. If you want certain articles to appear, be sure to add tags that correlate them together.

Here is the format for an RSS feed URL: from modesto/latest/?rss

Edit out "man from modesto" and insert your own hubber name. You can change "latest" to "hot" or to "best". Or, you can insert keywords to match tags in your articles. For example: watches+online+buy

22. Add Link Capsule

A link capsule on each of your hubs provides backlinks, which Google likes.

Choose one hub to be an anchor. This hub has no outgoing links. It is a destination. For example, my hub "How to Make Blogging and Writing Online" is a destination hub. My most-trafficked hubs have links going to this hub.

23. Add links to your new Hub

Find similar hubs you previously wrote. Edit them to include links to your new article. This will create traffic for the new hub. Google likes well-trafficked hubs which visitors like to stay on.

Do this mutually with other writing accounts such as Squidoo and Seekyt (be sure to type 'Man from Modesto' in the referral box, thanks!)

24. Comment Your Hub URL

Search through hubpages for similar articles. Comment that you have also created a similar review/article/ or collection, and copy-paste the URL for your hub along with your genuine comment. Then, add that hub into the links capsule on your own hub.

Reciprocation is good policy on this. It is my own opinion. But, I expect most agree with me.

Another rule I have is that I will only do this with a genuinely great hub. Your hub should be valuable for your readers, including the outbound links.

If you have an exceptional hub, consider posting it to Reddit. If done right, Reddit can generate a high volume of traffic to your hubs. Be careful not to get banned for overly promoting yourself!


I hope this list is useful to you in preparing productive hubs. If you have ideas of your own, please post a comment! I am very much open to improving this hub's value for readers.

Please comment, share, like, and Pin it.

I wish you happy hubbing!


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    • writerscentro profile image

      Aditya Soni 

      6 years ago from India

      This is a wonderful hub, with your tips anybody should do well with their hub pages or blogs. Thank you for the tips. A valuable article written.....voted upp !! and keep smiling :)

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      6 years ago

      A very comphrensive article about article writing and hubbing. Thanks a lot.

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      Eva Thomas 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      This my friend is great written page. Very useful, helpful tips that will benefit a lot of people. I know I will be updating my hubs with many of the suggestions. Thank you!!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      Great hub about being successful on hubpages. I will bookmark this and study it..Just have to learn how to do all these things. Thanks for sharing. Voted up

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      Shawn Scarborough 

      6 years ago from The Lone Star State

      This is a great hub with a lot of helpful information.

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      Kieran Gracie 

      6 years ago

      This is a really useful and inspiring Hub. Many of the comments are also very interesting and useful so, overall, one of the best Hubs I have read so far. I thought that I knew it all, and now find that I know very little! Thank you, Man from Modesto, for an entertaining as well as educational Hub. Voted up, awesome and shared. And posted to Facebook.

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      Shelley Watson 

      6 years ago

      Excellent hub again, will try and apply the knowledge now. Thank you for taking the time to do this.

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      6 years ago

      Perfect. This is exactly what I needed to know. Thank you very much indeed. Voted up, interesting, awesome and useful.

    • Man from Modesto profile imageAUTHOR

      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Mike, Thank you for contributing. The more text modules a hub contains, the more easily ads can be inserted, as well as photos and graphics. Increased text modules also make it much easier to craft a beautiful hub.

      I have also found it easier to edit with more modules. Primarily, having more modules gives writers increased room for creativity in article layout.

      The vote up and contribution is appreciated, thank you!

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      You are very welcome, Elsen. What I really appreciate are fb likes, tweets, and social sharing. That is the biggest thanks a hub can get.

      Again, I want to remind every a THOUSAND cool points to everyone who shared!

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      LA Elsen 

      6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      It's 4am and I am reading your Hub for how-to advice. It saved me so much time searching for my answer. Thanks for writing it!

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      Shelley Watson 

      6 years ago

      Well done on providing such good information voted up and interesting, followed

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      Rebecca Long 

      6 years ago from somewhere in the appalachian foothills

      Awesome hub. I will have to keep this where I can refer to it often. Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago from Chicago

      Pretty new to hubpages... but this did help me a lot! thank you!

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      Tony Wilkerson 

      6 years ago from Evans, Georgia

      Very interesting and informing. Thanks for your expertise and advice. As a new "hubber" I will make good use of it.

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      6 years ago from Sacramento, CA

      This hub is filled with lots of valuable information. I'm sure newbies will find every tips you listed here useful. It's even useful to those of us who have been here awhile.

      Thanks for creating this hub. Voted up and useful.

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      6 years ago

      Wow, that was a very resourceful hub. Thanks for packing it all in there, Man! Voted up and useful. I gotta admit, I'm not really up on all the more recent social/networking sites (even my Facebook account gathers cobwebs from time to time). But I'll follow your link to Redgage and check it out. Any revenue is good revenue...


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      6 years ago from Henderson, NV

      Write your hubs offline then copy them in case your computer crashes or Hubpages freezes up. Which happens enough to be frustrating.

      Images can also hurt you as they can block ads. You should proof your hubs AFTER you write them to make sure that an image is not eating up valuable ad space. A properly placed ad can serve as an image as well.

      The number of Text Modules you use is NOT important... Search Engines see text as text, if it makes your writing easier then do it if not then don't worry about it. What matters is that you use Headlines/Titles and incorporate your Keywords in those.

      This hub is well thought out and a good basic guide, I'm voting up. I believe if people would take the time to follow these guidelines and focus on creating great easy-to-read hubs and focus a lot less on the number of hubs they create they would earn more income.

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      Carly Sullens 

      6 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Wonderful Advice. Thank you so much!

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      Christina Walker 

      6 years ago from Utah

      Holy cow, what a valuable resource you have here. Voted up and several other things, and planning to share and bookmark on Delicious. I think a lot of people know most of these things individually but have a hard time putting them together in one coherent writing strategy. Thanks for giving us some great pointers!

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      6 years ago from Sierra Nevada CA

      Thanks for the great hub! I like how you give the information and follow with example. I makes it much easier to follow. I'm bookmarking this one.

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      6 years ago from Northeast U.S.

      Fantastic hub, thank you very much! This is very helpful to us newbies and I REALLY appreciate the tips! Voting up, sharing and now following :)

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      6 years ago

      Lol, I'll give anyone 1000 awesome points for page likes- you, sir, have been one upped.

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      6 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up, interesting and shared.

      Very detailed list! Thanks for sharing it with us.

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      Pamela Dapples 

      6 years ago from Just Arizona Now

      Oh, my goodness. I have forgotten so much of what I had learned the first twelve months I was here on Hubpages. Thanks for a really good review. I'm bookmarking this one.

      Voting up, awesome and Sharing.

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 

      6 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      Great hub which explanes lots of things. THANK YOU!

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      Elizabeth Rayen 

      6 years ago from California

      Awesome hub Man! Very informative, well illustrated and very motivating! Printing this out for my reference book. Thumbs up and shared! Lisa

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      6 years ago from India

      A perfect hub for those who like to generate some income by online writing. This hub helped me to refresh my knowledge about blogging. Thanks for this great hub. Rated up and useful, Shared!!

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      Robert Erich 

      6 years ago from California

      Excellent tips. I am voting this up and sharing it.

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      6 years ago from Oregon

      Very useful hub, I need to work on a lot of these points, great info, I am sharing it!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      MFM, this is an awesome hub. Jam packed with so many ideas and tips. You indeed have done a beautiful job in detailing out the steps - each one of them. I'm bookmarking it so that I have it me when I, first- edit my hubs as explained by you and second- when I write new hubs.

      Voted up and pushed all the buttons except the funny one. Shared it all over - with followers, G+1, fb, twitter, to let others benefit as well, which was your aim too.

      Thanks for sharing.

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      6 years ago from The Upper Peninsula

      Awesome hub. UP and shared.

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      6 years ago

      Hey thanks for the tips man. will be helping me a lot have shared on fb and hp.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      10 cool points to everyone who "like"s this on facebook.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Welcome to hubpages. You will find a very supportive and friendly community here. Be sure to read the linked "next" and "previous" articles. One has a link to join Redgage, which you can use to make a little extra money and introduce more people to your writing.

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      6 years ago

      Great Hub man.... awesome... just joined Hubpages.... gonna help me a lot...!


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      LA Elsen 

      6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Loved the amount of useful information. Especially RSS. I hade know idea what that was.

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      6 years ago

      Wao, another great hub. Learned quite a number of new things though, especially the fact to choose the keyword carefully using google adword and add some polls or maps on the hubs. Nice hub, thumb up and cheers.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      6 years ago from USA

      Oh, man I really appreciate all the information. Thank you for explaining how to use the "rss" feed. That is something that has been baffling me for the longest time. Great hub.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)


      I just used the link from the article and was able to set up an account for a bogus "Jim Smith", user name JSmith. He's using my wife's email account.

      But, it worked, first try. Even if you just type into the address bar, you can join. If you enter ManfromModesto (no spaces) into the referred by box at the bottom, you instantly become my Redgage friend.

      Referrals on Redgage increase your % revenue per 1000 clicks by 50% for every 3 referrals.

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      Shell Vera 

      6 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      I look forward to applying these tips to my own writing. While I write because I enjoy it, I would like to make money from it as well! Thank you for sharing these tips and helping us all to become that much better.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      woothie, RedGage is for real. People are getting paid. Like you, I have noted that it sometimes takes two or three efforts to log in. I also had a difficult time registering. However, after several tries, I was able to do so.

      It is not as well run as hubpages.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Kevin, the day I wrote this, I read a very nice hub- But it was one massive block of text.

      I think this may have resulted from a very long hp question answer and the "make a hub about it" option.

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      Kevin J Timothy 

      6 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      Yep! Breaking up the text in your capsules is totally underrated.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      This is all great advice, and I will definitely make sure I am following all the steps.

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      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I enjoyed reading this hub and got some good pointers, but I have to ask about Redgage. Is this website for real? Well-established? I ask because I took your advice and attempted to sign up. Clickling on the Sign Up link simply refreshes the home page. Over and over again. A lot of other links don't work either. But I was able to send them a "Am I missing something?" email. :)

      Does it work for you?

      I've voted your article up!

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      6 years ago from New York

      In terms of understanding of engaging your HUB is I recommend using Google Analytics. It is great way to monitor time spend on a HUB, see which HUB’s get the most traffic, know where your readers are coming from. Also google analytics is free to use and there is no code to install.

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      6 years ago from Boynton Beach, FL

      This is a wonderful piece, with your tips anybody should do well with their hub pages or blogs. Thank you for the tips. A valuable piece written.

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      6 years ago from Tampa Bay, FL

      My Hubs are pretty profitable, and your advice refreshes my memory! I'm taking this to heart and I'm working on my dancewear Hub!

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      6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois - USA

      Great advice! Thanks!!! =)

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      Naima Manal 

      6 years ago from NY

      Thank you very much for this advice. Voted up!

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Thank you so much!

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Thanks for sharing, Barbara Kay!

      Angela, if you have any questions while implementing these steps, come back and let me know so I can update/improve for future readers.

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I learned so many things that I will try! Thank you!

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      Barbara Badder 

      6 years ago from USA

      This is a great hub for anyone with questions to read. I'm sharing it.

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Lou, it is NOT normal. heeheehee. I was having a lot of fun writing this, and just didn't contain myself. Could have, but didn't.

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      6 years ago

      This is AWESOME!! Thank you!!

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      Lou Lohman 

      6 years ago from Plainfield, IL

      I really appreciate hubs like this (at least, ones that are actually informative, as this one is). Thank you for writing this!

      Curious, though: you're the first commentor on your own hub, speaking in third person. Is this normal? ;)

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      Dana Strang 

      6 years ago from Ohio

      This is one of the best how to hubs I have read. You guve some very good tips AND you give a lot of detail on each one. Thank you. A lot of hubbers try to be helpful, but some of what they say is completely foreign to a newbie like me. you made following your advice easy. I have been lazy about keywords and now that you make it seem so easy, I am going to give it more effort. THANK YOU. voted up and useful.

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      lj gonya 

      6 years ago

      This is great. It will be my reference from now on. Great hub!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      Lots of awesome information. Sharing with others! Many votes, too!

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      Man from Modesto 

      6 years ago from Kiev, Ukraine (formerly Modesto, California)

      Wow, MFM. You are the greatest. I voted up and across, and I shared this on fb for my friends. I also shared this on hubpages.


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