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A to Z Guide for Hubpages Beginners and Intermediates

Updated on July 2, 2012

I hope this humble hub will help in a way...

This is actually a bold move of making a hub about improving the hubbing experience of the so-called rookies, newbies, newcomers or starters of HubPages. I hope I have the honor to share my ideas for I consider myself toddler given the amount of time I already spent here which is just few months, but someway, somehow I still whipped out priceless experience and pocket-sized triumphs already. Now here are my ideas and tricks that help me survived the jungle that is HubPages. I hope it will help you write well with your hubs in the days ahead and get familiar with the HubPages environment.


Here are some acronyms commonly used in HubPages:

BTW - By The Way

LMAO - Laugh My Ass Off

FYI - for your information

TBH - to be honest

PDQ - pretty damn quick

IMO - in my opinion

IDK - I don't know

ROFL - Rolling on the floor laughing

AFK - Away from the keyboard

Etc Etc (Etcetera)


We're here to earn decent income although some does hubbing for fun while others create hubs to help and inform other people, but most Hubbers are here to write and showcase their flair to get a slice of the lucrative advertisements. AdSense gives you the awesome chance to earn while writing. I’ve seen and heard of the whopping earnings of a well-experienced Hubbers as they can collar as much as $500 above a month and this is the testament that hubbing is indeed a worthwhile endeavor. Remember that “A journey to a thousand mile begins with a single step,” and applying for an Adsense account must be one of your priority.

Here’s a great hub about AdSense made by my pal alexd181

Jumpstart your way in making hubs smoothly with this HubPages Guide, a must read for a starter who skipped reading this.


Explore and conquer, be cautious with the HubPages environment and keep an eye for hubs that will help you learn the ropes of hubbing well and have these valuable hubs bookmarked immediately. For all of these, will serve you in good stead. HubPages is a social website many people here share their fantastic and truly viable ideas in how to dish out great hubs with optimum efficiency and finesse; you are just few clicks away from them.

Here are some links that are worthy of getting bookmarked:

Frogdropping ---

aidenofthetower ---

Back links

Learn about back linking in a wonderful hub whipped out by enigmatic and dynamic Mark Knowles.


This is a cutting edge hub from darkside, click the link to learn more about capsules. darkside is one of the most helpful and amiable hubber in the forums I salute his good deeds in replying your faqs as well as mine, wakikik.


The art of commenting wakikik, the positive and negative comments made in your hubs by visitors are all important and helpful. Why? The positive comments will reinforce and surely help you boosts your Hub Score, while the negative comments will add spice to your hubs, as you’ll be able to learn about your mistakes that will help you make better hubs in the days ahead. Moreover, the people that made negative comments will keep on coming back to your hubs to track your response, hehehe, an optimizer’s technique in getting views. Here's a nice Tip, don’t get irritated with those negative comments, play with them and try to mount and throw counter attacks but in a nice and polite manner.


Dreaming is free; motivate yourself to come up with great ideas because your creative juices will appear only if you’re fired-up and inspired. It's okay to be realistic but it is better to be pessimistic as well. While you dream, put your act together to make them reality.


Writing is a tough job indeed, remember that thinking is equivalent to working whole day, now, how can you be able to overcome the rigors of writing. To be resilient and relatively tough you need to have a nice appetite, very good sleep and enough rest, and exercise.

First Paragraph

A Hubber’s trick, be sure that your desired tags should appear in your first paragraph. It is advisable to make your first paragraph have at least 150 words. This works well with 100% efficiency.


Forums is essential to your success here at Hubpages... It is the portal to gain friends and even enemies nyahahaha. This is the place to ask questions and when lady Luck smiles at you hehehe, you'll get lightning replies hehehe. Moreover, you'll get to know about anything under the sun hehehe and even non-sense things too hehehe... and if you'll love heated arguments and fiery debates just visit the Religion Thread and be sure you're equipped with an arsenal of lots of stock knowledge hehehe to pull through.


Patronize Google tools hehehe, for they are the ones that give us chance to earn with their Adsense, besides they give us quality searching with their reliable and truly effective search engines that helps millions of individuals with their researching needs and provide information and entertainment.

Here’s one of the best hub about Google hehehe from my then nemesis, Mark Knowles


Learn more about the Terms of Service of HubPages to avoid getting banned. HubPages offers tutorials and cutting edge tips that makes hubbing a lot easier and can be fun. If you have ample time try joining the HubMob and/or the HubChallenge to boost your exposure, experience and traffic. If you are chosen as a HubNugget Wannabe do your best to promote your works to your friends in and out of HubPages to help you land in the five chosen HubNuggets and get the chance to have your Hub promoted.

Feel free to visit my hub which is a HubNugget, wakikik...

Inject Life

If you have a Hub that is not working well, with each score of your individual hub try to inject life to it by exerting more capsules and add more texts to it.


Hubbing is about writing, how you could expect that people will read or pay attention to your hubs when you didn’t even know journalism on the first place. Learn the essentials of writing and try indulging yourself to subjects and topics about journalism. Also try to work on with your grammar (for faulty grammar will surely affect your scores), and as much as possible avoid making typographical errors by means of editing and proofreading your hubs.

Here’s your guide in writing with dignity hehehe… a bit… by mommyfreelancer, this is also a certified HubNugget


I strongly suggest that you visit this Hub by yoshi97:

This powerful Hub is armed with great information about Using Keywords or Tags, which can also be use as your URL, in extracting traffic, knowing if it is good to make a certain article in topic of your choice and scout competition. I enjoyed reading this Hub so much, and was helpful to me lately.

Learn more about keywords with this link:


Expand your horizons; go to nearby libraries, to equip yourself with unending potential topics that you might tap to make quality hubs. Searching the internet for your topics is not that plausible and advisable since you make a repetition of the existing article(s).


You need the milestones to keep you floating in HubPages and make your Hubbing experience worthwhile.


Work your way on top to create a niche, make sure that your hubs has less competition or make it to higher page ranks in various search engines. How to do it, have an informative hub that is well-written, interesting and unique. Google and other search engines favor those hubs that are presentable and helpful hubs.

Original Content

Original Content is excellent when you are after Author Score for ego and self-esteem, but getting traffic is better since this gives you chance to earn by visitors clicks, remember that the more visitors you’ll have the more chance of extracting clicks, this well translate to earnings. Rely on research to make topics interesting and informative. But never copy content but research works will surely add spice and life to your articles.


I know a site that gives you chance to get nice pictures that you can integrate with your Hubs without worrying about copyrights and this is the may also use any pictures available from the internet but be sure your are giving them credit. For instance if you copy paste a picture from, don't forget to mention the website where the picture comes from underneath the pictures. Your Author Score and Hub Score will not get hurt doing this, but still original pictures are the best if you have them and Hp will certainly be happy with it hehehe.

See capsule above.

Pay attention to the pictures I used in this hub I made:


One of the capsule that you can use, Quiz capsule will add some flair and interest to your hubs, do this when necessary. See capsule above.


Want to have your hubs have plausible comments, then you have to read and make comments first to the to the other Hubbers or try to gain a lot of friends to have those positive and truly encouraging comments, remember that those thumbs up given to your hubs will translate to higher hub Score and will surely give you the much-needed lift in raising your Author Score. For sure owners of some of the hubs you visited will likewise to the same thing to you, which is visit your hubs as well. The Third Newton’s Law of Motion which states that for every action there is an opposite and equal reaction.


Make as many fans as you can by mingling well or by reading as many hubs as you can and making comments hehehe to win their hearts. Remember that fanning spree will hurt your hubscore according to some seasoned Hubbers. Join the forums and be friendly there and avoid getting involved with controversial topics to save your skin from impending disaster, hehehe. HubPages people are unforgiving when you step on the line try to have as many friends in your social sites like Friendster, Facebook, and the likes then promote your hubs to them.

Here’s another nice hub from alexd181:


Getting traffic is actually driving people to view your hubs. There are ways to drive traffic to your Hubs by promoting your Hubs in social sites like Friendster, Facebook, Tagged, Fanbox, Twitter and More. Still, for me making hubs to the best of your capabilities is still the most effective way of getting traffic, if HubPages will notice your article they will feature it and certainly this will surely boosts your traffic. I experience this with my two Hubs and of them is this one which is now getting a steady views or more a day, since it was promoted.

Here’s oderog’s nice hub about getting traffic:



See Original Content hehehe, can’t think about U yet hehehe…

Video Clips

Spice up your hubs with cool and easy video clips from youtube and other sites to embed or to link with. See capsule above.


Get Loose, Show what stuff you are made of and show the world what you’ve got, don’t get bothered with other people might say to your hubs the main point here is you enjoy what you are doing and getting ample traffic, but please dont make moves that might stir troubles or a hornet’s nest.


Work well with your avatar, try to come up with the best profile. Sell yourself well. Your profile info is your resume here and your banner to attract and get prospective visitors, remember that Adsense recognizes visitor’s clicks in your profile as a page impression and your profile contains ads too with your fan’s pages


Yes you can do it, believe in your capabilities and never give up. Enjoy, explore and earn.


Reach for the stars and the pinnacle of the HubPages and do your best all the time.

This is a community hub, for hardcore hubbers you are welcome to give some more useful and informative tips to broaden this article further…

Thanks for dropping by and reading this hub…

This will be constantly updated from time to time…

My 23rd hub in the HubChallenge 2nd Batch


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    • TNT2012 profile image


      7 years ago from Tennessee,USA

      Very helpful! Thanks so much.

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      Literary Geisha 

      8 years ago from Philippines

      very sensible advice! i'm bookmarking this hub so i'd never forget :D

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot for the kind comments.

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      8 years ago

      These suggestions are very helpful to a newbie hubster such as I.

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      Leonila Timario 

      8 years ago from Las Vegas

      Gen, love this hub thanks for all these infos, hope these could help my problem. I thought I need to stop doing it coz it seems it doesn't work. Now I'm back and saw this hub thank you.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      God Bless you too my friend Samsons!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      8 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks a lot for the visit guys I really appreciate your wonderful comments...

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      L M Reid 

      8 years ago from Ireland

      Very interesting and informative hub, thank you. I found some useful tips here that should help to improve my hubs and their scores

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      8 years ago from Tennessee

      WOW! I'm a 'newbe' and just happened on you HupPage. Thanks for the valuable and intertaining links & info. No wonder your articles are rated so highly. I'll be following you for more help & insight. Blessings to you & yours.

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      Pamela Dapples 

      8 years ago from Just Arizona Now

      Mahalo nui loa. Best one yet on how to do this stuff.

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      9 years ago from USA

      I've been seeing LMAO everywhere.. now I know what it means.. thanks General.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @Lita C. Malicdem - Yeah that's the way here if you want write better you have to make research. I appreciate the time you've used to visit and read this hub... :D

      @janiek - it is my privilege janiek thanks!

      @jusblogging - I already posted the link above in the picture part... for your convenience it is ...

      @silverlining - Thanks a lot...!!!

      Thank you very much for posting your comments... :D

    • Lita C. Malicdem profile image

      Lita C. Malicdem 

      9 years ago from Philippines

      kind of just groping my way around here and your hub is very rich in information I need. Great hub, great help to a newbie like me. I won't get tired following those referrals. Thank you!

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      Mary Krenz 

      9 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Very informative hub, I am going to bookmark this one.

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      9 years ago

      very Loooong hub, but I read ALL of it because it was extremely helpful. thanks. And BTW could I get the link for pictures (I had totally left pictures from my hubs for copyright reasons-I was going to use Word clip art :-[

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      silver lining 5 

      9 years ago from Southwest

      Kind of new and my score fluctuates so much it makes me dizzy. I will make a note of the links you posted. Thanks for the information, very nicely done

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thank you very much for dropping by and commenting..

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      Money Glitch 

      9 years ago from Texas

      Wow, there's a lot of good information within this hub. I'm bookmarking this one. Thanks for sharing!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Wow thanks for the comment... I really appreciate you find time to comment and read this hub... Goodluck and More Power...

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      Dawn Curio Psyche 

      9 years ago

      How extensive! I just glanced over it, and it seems like a very long, very thorough guide indeed. Thank you so much! This is exactly the kind of information I was looking for. *is a new Hubber* Have not yet written my first one. I will commence reading now! I wonder if it would help if I stopped listening to music...

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @Hendrika, Larry Ivey, ObiaMan and Chenmikehk... thank you very much for finding time to drop by to read my hub and commenting... I really appreciate it...

      @emievil --- I just reached the 20000 page views mark plateau already hehehe, I guess you have two times number of views though... Thanks fro dropping by though...

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      9 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

      I have quite a few Hubs myself. Still, you have quite a few things for me here!


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      Larry Ivey 

      9 years ago from South Florida

      Very well written. Useful information, very instructive. I'm going to bookmark for future reference.

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      9 years ago from Deep South Louisiana

      Thanks so much. Didn't get to read it all yet, but will. Looks like lots of good info. I'm just beginning, but know the importance of listening to experienced people in life. Hoping to get a few good tips and leads. Thanks again.

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      9 years ago from North Borneo, Malaysia

      Haha, good sense of humour and information. No wonder so many people visit your hubs.

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      9 years ago from Philippines

      Hey GH, hope you get that 20,000 views pretty soon. Then you'll treat all of us for a Christmas dinner, okay? LOL j/k :)

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @ clauddialepo hehehe yeah earning in Hubpages requires persistence and perseverance...

      @ndavis - hehehe me too looking forward reading your hubs too... thanks you very much for commenting...

      @Suki C --- its www.photobucket ma'm, yeah I'll check it our...

      Thank you very much for commenting... and finding time to drop by...

    • claudialepo profile image


      9 years ago from Firenze

      Exaustive and useful! Thank you for your wonderful job!

    • ndavis profile image


      9 years ago

      Thank you for a terrific, informative, friendly piece! I look forward to reading more of your hubs!

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      Barbara C 

      9 years ago from Andalucia, Spain

      I came here looking for some basic info as a newbie - the A to Z in your title attracted me - and I wasn't disappointed. (Well apart from the fact that I was specifically looking for advice on keywords and the link there doesn't work)

      No matter - the rest is great and I've bookmarked it for future reference. I, too, would appreciate info on the picture site to which you were referring :)

      Oh - just one more thing - what is wakikik? I've wracked my brains and just can't come up with anything!!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      @PegCole17 --- wow thank you for the great comment, I think I emailed you already kindly double check... My teaching job is indeed spreading my energy and time thin... Hayz... Thanks for the visit...

      @Charia Samher --- is it? I 'm glad you found time to visit my hubs... Hehehe I hope so Charia...

      A pleasant day to the two of you and Happy Hubbing at all times...

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      Charia Samher 

      9 years ago

      Wow this is great and really helpful! I believe you are already in the position to do the guidelines; you have prove this many times.

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      Peg Cole 

      9 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

      Hi, This is welcome advice for a new hubber. I like your thoughts on original content; good tip there. Very creative writing with the abcs for topics. Will definitely bookmark this article to read again.

      Your picture offer is irresistable. It should be in your lead paragraph to entice! haha. Would you please send the link to me? Thank you in advance and for this great insightful hub.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      I sent an email to you already check it out... thanks for dropping by and commenting...

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      9 years ago from USA

      nice hub.. a to z guide for hubpages.. very informative and creative.. can you pls send me the links to pictures? thank you in advance.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thank you too for visiting and commenting...

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      9 years ago from Indonesia

      Thank you so much, General !. I learn a lot from this hub, General !

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yea thanks too for appreciating my hub comeback anytime soon this will be updated after a week or two...

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      9 years ago from india


      Very helpful information

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks ma'm for commenting...

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      9 years ago from Quezon City, Philippines

      very informative. bookmarked it.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Yeah it is you have great hubs worthy of being linked... thanks for the time dropping by and commenting...

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      Susana Serer 

      9 years ago from UK

      Hey General - that's great! A really good idea too. Thanks for linking to one of my hubs, I really appreciate that you felt it was worthy :)

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thank you very much toofor dropping by Cygnus76 and commenting...

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      9 years ago from ON

      awesome! ty for all the tips :D

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks for dropping by and commenting I really appreciate it...

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      hinckles koma 

      9 years ago from nyc

      Very nice I like!! good info for begginers and well put. love all koma.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks shamelabboush for the great commenting job about his hub, Tc there bro...

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      9 years ago

      It's about time GH really to write such didactic and easy to fathom hub. This will be like a manual to every newbie or even us sometimes. I will make sure to refer those starters to this hub once they ask about HP... Thanks a lot bro.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      It is my pleasure allen...

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      9 years ago from New Albany

      Great Tips here...thanks

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      It is my pleasure SimeyC...

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      Simon Cook 

      9 years ago from NJ, USA

      Nice and informative hub - thanks for featuring my Hub too!

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Its an honor alexd181...

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      9 years ago

      Thanks for the mention.

    • GeneralHowitzer profile imageAUTHOR

      Gener Geminiano 

      9 years ago from Land of Salt, Philippines

      Thanks for commenting... and dropping by... I did send you the links...

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      Philip Cooper 

      9 years ago from Olney

      very informative hub. Thank you. I really would like to know the source of your pictures which you mention...:)


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