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First Calendar Month at Hubpages - A Retrosepctive view

Updated on July 12, 2011

What I Have Found at HP

Over the past month I knowingly gave myself a 30 hubs in thirty days challenge after reading one of Rebecca E hubs stating once you get over thirty hubs your traffic improves dramatically, And thinking about it mathematically which I do a lot you can see how thirty hubs being viewed once a day each can add up to some considerable traffic. When I first started at hubpages I had no idea what it would take to produce good hubpages hub. After plenty of reading and revising there is a steady formula which is proving very successful. I also found out that writing hubs is harder and more time consuming than writing a short story or sales letter. My insurance hubs have taken me three to four hours to complete with research.

Coming from a web design background I thought this would simply be a place to acquire some good backlinks with great anchor text. I have found a good challenge in learning something new everyday and writing about it. I can say that with the HTML and Back linking experience I previously had compliment my hubs well as it’s not hard to determine in advance which hubs will be the leaders. Short hubs tend to do poorly and longer hubs better, but not always.

Some of my E-stats

Published Hubs
Published Hubs
URL Trackers
URL Trackers
My Profile Accolades
My Profile Accolades

Writing with Hubpage hubs

Reading further I am seeing that it may take fifty hubs and six months to get significant traffic and income. Hastily making fifty hubs of three to four hundred words will not productive. I have found that my best hubs are 750 to 1000+ words. This way I can get a few keyword phrases into the article and not have it look awkward. I have found that some of my hubs will have five dollars signs and others no less then three which I regard to as quite good. I think that I will also now slow my pace of hub writing down and focus more on acquiring the links needed to get my articles ranking higher in the SERP’s

After writing these hubs I have found a new income stream in SEO copywriting, I am going to make some modifications to my site and add a few pages which I will keyword anchor text link to because I am treating myself in this hub not only by making thirty keyword rich anchor text links to my hubs but to my site as a pat on the back for a great first month at hubpages

I have found that the hub page community is very supportive and loyal, you always read about shetoldme,redgage and snipsly as supplemental link sources only one of which I have used, and if you are new to hub pages I would recommend you watch the forums, I have learned more there then any other facet of hubpages.

The Fundamental Change in my Perspective of Work

Prior to learning about hub pages I always had goals that I wrote done and achieved. These ranged from traffic stats to page rank all small little goals that led to the bigger picture. I have found that my goals are shifting from the typical, nice car, house and other monetary goals to intrinsically focused goal of have the privilege of working from home. This may derive from the fact I do not like to have a boss who I regard as less intelligent then myself. This is not to say I am brilliant but rather I would rather work from someone I can learn from rather then teach my boss what should be done. To me that’s fundamentally wrong and irritates me.

So I have given myself the next six months to establish a client base and gather enough work to support my goal of working from home. I have already set up my business, taxes and website and now I am going to turn my attention to client acquisition. I have read a few hubbers hubs and may ask for their aid in attaining this goal.

Keyword Tool Results

Aunty Hubs eh?
Aunty Hubs eh?

Hub Page

Hence that is why I have done the thirty hubs in thirty days which I am confident will assist with passive income. So as a pat on the back I have included links to all of my hubs that I have written since joining roughly four weeks ago.

I think that I for my next hub I will “ reveal the man behind the moniker” I post as the McConnell Group for branding and marketing reasons but I think it’s also beneficial that I take of the mask once and while. Keep an eye of for that hub, I’ll have to take some recent pictures to post for it.

As a last little side note I have found through my keyword research that these “aunty hubpages” and “hot pics” are searched globally quite a bit, I am thinking I may create a hub just for the traffic, what are your opinions on making a hub with that topic? Leave your recommendations and thoughts below


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    • M. T. Dremer profile image

      M. T. Dremer 

      8 years ago from United States

      HubPages is an interesting machine. I discovered it out of a desire to make money off of my writing, and yet there are many different layers to being successful here. You're taking a much more technical approach which involves keywords and url trackers. My approach is to write something that interests me and hope it gets hits. You'll definitely go far if you're willing to put in the extra work. Good luck to you!

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      8 years ago from Tropical Paradise

      I am revealing myself on my other account and the lessons that I have learned while have a second account. I enjoy this account but it is a little complicated to be two people. This information is quite informative and I see that you have also learned things too! :)

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      8 years ago

      30 hubs in 30 days is quite a challenge.I really don't know how you did this.You amaze me.I am looking forward to your next hub and best of luck for your business!

      I am new to all this and I am sorry I can't be of much help but I'm sure other experienced hubbers will help you for sure.

    • katyzzz profile image


      8 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      You certainly do put a lot of effort into your hubs, may I congratulate you. Hope the money starts rolling in soon

    • Pcunix profile image

      Tony Lawrence 

      8 years ago from SE MA

      I'll look for that. I am a Mac person, but have quit using Firefox because it is so darn buggy.

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      Shawn McCconnell 

      8 years ago from Mississauga, Ontario

      Thank you for the heads up Pcunix, I have taken down the adsense screen cap until I can chop it up. I am out with my Mac right now but the program I used for the screen captures is a firefox add-on called pixel grabber, now I am not certain about the name just cause I am not home right now, I will post the name later on this afternoon

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      Tony Lawrence 

      8 years ago from SE MA

      By the way, what did you use to snap those long web pages? Everything I have only shows what it on the screen, not the stuff I'd need to scroll down for.

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      Tony Lawrence 

      8 years ago from SE MA

      Interesting. I am also at one month and I think I will post something similar. I'll give you credit for the idea, of course, but if a bunch of people did something like this after a month, it could help others get an idea of where they are and what they need to do to get better.

      By the way, I'm not sure you can publish that Adaense page. Unless they have changed their policies recently, they say you can say how much money you made, but not show the traffic and ctr. Silly, but that has been the policy,

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      Nora Tamba 

      8 years ago

      Thanks for displaying your charts -- they show the reality of how it's really hard at the beginning. I've written only 6 hubs after 8 months, as I've a day job and there are also other sites I'm working on. Congrats for attaining your 30-day goal!

      Aunty hubpages? Why not? Would love to see your hubs on these...


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