30 Hubs in 30 Days
The 30 Hubs ...
- 30 Hubs in 30 Days
- Yahoo Answers for More Website Traffic
- Gluten Free Bread Recipe
- Promoting ClickBank Affiliate Products on HubPages
- Don’t Look Pregnant Yet?
- EA Sports Active
- Outdoor Summer Fun for Kids
- The Best Life Diet
- Will George and Izzie Die?
- Sims 3 Collectors Edition or Regular Version?
- Community TV Show
- Graco Nautilus
- Cayman Crocs
- Renewable Energy Solutions
- Blow A Better Bubble
- Twin Strollers
- Kindle Book Reader
- Character Reference Letter
- Doing Keyword Research
- HubPage Optimization
- Get Your HubPage to Rank #1 in the Search Engines
- Can Clomid Help You Get Pregnant?
- Stroller Travel System
- Earn Money Today
The 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge
I’m about to embark on a challenge to create a hub a day for the next 30 days. Can I do it?
This morning I was reading one of my favorite blogs by Court from The Keyword Academy saying that he was going to try a new make money online experiment by making 100 Hubs in 30 Days.
A lofty goal which sounded fun, and since I’m always up for a challenge thought I’d join him (on a somewhat smaller scale) by doing 30 hubs in 30 days.
In the past week or so, I too have become rather interested in hubs ever since a random hub that I wrote about Elizabeth Hasselbeck’s new book The G Free Diet started getting some substantial traffic and took me a little by surprise.
I also have noticed that I have made a few odd dollars from Adsense from my Hubpages as well which is always nice to wake up to.
Admittedly I already have fourteen hubs under my belt so I’m not starting as a complete newbie, but I never really put much time and effort into them before and was just using them more as an afterthought for backlinks.
So I’m very interested to see what will happen if I make 30 hubs over the next 30 days. At the very least it should improve my author score which is currently hovering around the 80 mark and at the very best it might increase my online income – well I’m hoping it will anyway.
I have no idea at this stage what I’m going to be writing about, and I think that’s part of the fun. I imagine I’ll have a mix of hubs that promote my offline sites, some that promote clickbank products as an affiliate, and some just written for the fun of it.
I’ll use this hub as hub #1 in the challenge and update it as I add more hubpages over the next 30 days.
I’ll also keep you updated on the traffic I’m receiving and the results of any income I make.
Want to join me? Just head over to hubpages and create your own free account and start hubbing!
This should be fun, let’s get started …
Hub Results Week 1
It's now been a week since I started the hub challenge (actually it's only been 4 days, but Monday's are when I've got the most time to update so that's when I'll be doing them.
So let's look at what we've got so far in terms of traffic and income.
Certainly nothing exciting at this stage, with just 32 visits with 4 hubs, however it's still very early days and the last hub I only published a few minutes ago.
In the last four days I've earned 0.86 cents on Adsense (again nothing exciting yet) from those hubs.
I did get two sales of my Yahoo Answers ebook, but I can't prove that they were from the hub I created or another promotional method.
No other sales yet.
More updates next week.
Hub Challenge Results Week 2
Well it's been 11 days since I started the hub challenge and I've just completed my 11th hub (only 19 more to go) so it's time to update my results so far.
Let's look at traffic first.
The image is a little unclear, but since I started this challenge I've had 466 page views on those hubs which isn't bad for very new pages which should grow over the next few months, especially if I start building backlinks to some of the better pages (I haven't created any backlinks thus far, apart from interlinking some related hubs).
But while traffic is nice, you'd prefer to know how much money I've made so far. So, in the past week, from these hubs only, I've made:
Yahoo Answers ebook: $29.82
Amazon commissions: $23.94
Total Profit this week: $60.04
Total Profit since start of Hub Challenge: $60.90
Hub Challenge Results Week 3
I've now down 18 hubs since I started the challenge, and that means I only have 12 more to go to reach 30 hubs.
And since I'm sure you are all wanting to know my results, here they are:
So that's 1235 views on these 18 hubs since the start of the challenge. I'm very impressed because really it's only been just over 2 weeks since the challenge started.
And as for money made this week:
Ebook Sales: $4.97
Ok, so not quite as good as last week, but still not bad. Remember this is ongoing profit that I can earn for months to come without even touching the hubs again (except for minor tweaking).
That brings the total profit since I started this challenge to: $75.36
30 Day HubChallenge Results
Ok, sorry about the lack of updates. I bought the Sims 3 and have been playing that instead of doing any work online ;)
Well I did manage to complete 30 hubs in 30 days, so I feel pretty happy with the results. Here's a look at the traffic that my hubchallenge hubs have received over the last 30 days:
I made a good mix of hubs, some for adsense revenue, some for affiliate revenue, some for fun, and other's 'just to see what would happen with them'.
As you can see, since I started this challenge I've gotten well over 3,000 page views to all of the hubs, some with lots of traffic and some with barely any traffic at all.
Don't be fooled into thinking that the hubs with the most traffic have made me the most money either, because the two hubs that have received the most traffic: Sims 3 and George & Izzie have made me absolutely nothing.
So what's the update on how much money I've made?
This is the total I've made over the last 30 or so days since starting the challenge:
Other (my sales/affiliate sales): $136.33
Total Profit: $469.29
Not bad eh?
The Key to Get Your Hubs Ranked Well
No matter what anyone tells you, the key to getting your hubpages (or any page) ranked well in the search engines, is to build up their authority, and you do that two ways: one by creating good useful original content that people want to read, and two by building links to your site.
Building Backlinks to your Hubs
There has been quite a lot of controversy over building backlinks to your hubs in the forums lately and many people are of the opinion that you shouldn't build any links to your sites. I am not one of those people.
I've tried just creating hubs and letting them sit only to have another hub or website beat mine and take all the money. Make no mistakes, someone can easily create a hub just like yours and they only need a few backlinks and they will get listed higher in the search engines.
So I believe you should be getting a good mix of backlinks to your hubs. Those backlinks can come from other hubs that you write, articles you've written on other websites, backlink services (sparingly), blog commenting, press releases, and more.
While I don't recommend using really spammy methods like profile spamming, senuke and the like (I have done so in the past with awful results) building original links back to your site (articles, blog posts etc) can really make a difference in your ranking.