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Five Tips for Increasing Hub Revenue and Hub Views

Updated on October 24, 2012

Sidenote

With Google's recent algorithm change, we've all experience drops in our numbers. When you are done reading this hub, please, visit the following two hubs for more insight on how the algorithm has affected hubbers, as well as how to get your "inactive" hubs back in the limelight again!

Google Attacks our Hub Pages

Quick Fix for Your Idled Hubs

So, You Want to Make Money?

If you are new to HubPages - welcome! If you're not new, but have decided to finally do something with your HubPages - you're in good company! If you have not opened an account with HubPages yet, open this article in another browser window, click here to get started. Then, come back to this hub, read and implement the tips.

I have been on HubPages for almost two years. However, I have only been actively pursuing increased income for the past couple of months. And, boy, have I seen a difference. At first, the increased views seemed to trickle. Then, the earnings slowly increased -- but, the good news -- there is increase.

I wanted to share the small things I've been doing that have increased my hub views, followers, and income. Obviously, writing hubs consistently (at least one a week, if not more) is needed. These tips are a little less obvious!

Following these simple tips can open the window of missed opportunity!
Following these simple tips can open the window of missed opportunity! | Source

Create & Use Referral Trackers

Referral Trackers help you track which methods of sharing your hubs are most effective. Also, when you use a referral tracker to share someone else's hub, you earn commission for their hub views. I cannot tell you how many quality hubs by other hubbers I have shared on Facebook or Tweeted - hubs which received "Likes" and "comments" and "shares" on Facebook -- shares that I did not use a referral tracker. I had simply copy and pasted the URL into my FB "status" window. Never again. Since using the Referral Trackers, I can see how many times my shared hubs have been viewed, which means a little extra revenue for me, and for YOU when you take the few extra seconds to create one. Please visit Creating Referral Trackers when you are done reading this one.

Following these simple tips can mean more money in your pocket.
Following these simple tips can mean more money in your pocket. | Source

Create Sign-Up Link and Invite Friends

I did not know until this week that HubPages compensates hubbers for recruiting friends as hubbers! You earn a percentage of their page views for the life of their accounts! Wow.

If you are sharing your work on social networks or via email, follow the instructions found on this resourceful hub Creating Referral Trackers, under the section Creating a New User Sign-up Link. Easy peasy instructions.

Be sure to post a link on your profile information, as well as a link in emails.

Visit and Read Tutorials in the HubPages Learning Center

There is a wealth of information for maximizing your views and earnings found on HubPages Learning Center. Avail yourself to this information, even if you read just one tutorial a day. You'll be glad you did!

Sharing is painless and beneficial.  Don't let association of childhood horror-sharing keep you from Hub-Sharing!
Sharing is painless and beneficial. Don't let association of childhood horror-sharing keep you from Hub-Sharing! | Source

Share, Share, Share & Share Alike

Read others' hubs. If you think it contains interesting, funny or useful content, share the hub on your social networks! Let the hubber know you are sharing. You can also share it on HubPages.

Share your own work on your social networks. If you think what you wrote would interest one person, share it on their Facebook wall. If you think more than one friend would enjoy a hub, share it on your wall, tagging your friends before pasting the referral link. This automatically shares it on your friends walls/profile pages on Facebook, allowing all of their friends to view the hub. I have one hub that had literally over about 1000 shares on Facebook, and the majority of those shares were friends of friends or friends of friends of friends. Too bad that was before I had discovered Referral Tracking!

Create links from other websites to your hub if appropriate. For example, I have links to my hubs on sites about traveling and martial arts.

For more information on backlinking, visit Tips on Backlinking.

Are you using Referral Trackers?

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Ask and Answer Questions

Get involved in the HubPages community. Ask a variety of questions. Hubbers' comments may pique your interest, as your questions may pick theirs. A lot of times people will cruise questions because they are a quick read. Asking and answering questions gets your HubPages name in front of other Hubbers' eyes who may otherwise never have crossed your work.

I am following a handful of Hubbers who I "met" via asking and answering questions. After being intrigued by an answer or question, I'd visit the Hubber's profile page, and skim their hubs. Some of the hubs grabbed my attention, and I read them thoroughly, voted up and commented. Some of the hubbers had a number of quality hubs so I followed them.

I have gained many followers, usually at least one a day, sometimes 4 or 5, since asking daily questions. I believe some may be coincidence, some may be directly related to my asking and answering questions. Plus, I've enjoyed the "dialogue". Win-win-win.

If you choose to add subdomains to your questions, you will also earn revenue from page views of your questions. When you click on a question and allow it to open in another window and give enough time for an ad to appear at the bottom of page, you help other hubbers earn revenue. And your answer may really help someone.

For more information, visit the tutorial Questions and Answers.

Results

Since implementing these tips in my own hubbing experience, my revenue has increased about 15+% - steadily. My earnings went from less than $2 a month gradually to about $1+ weekly. A $1.10 week went to $1.30, which went to $1.47, to $1.70, and now my weeks average over $2, and are climbing. I expect the trend to continue as I help others find their way to success on HubPages.

UPDATE: JULY 1
Earnings for each month since starting to be more "active":

Month Total in HP Account
January: $ 2.81 $13.44
February: $ 3.69 $16.25
March: $ 6.90 $19.94
April: $ 7.34 $26.84
May: $ 8.89 $34.18
June: $24.01 ** $58.19**

**estimated, totals for June 28th were not finished at the time of this edit.

Thank You!

Thank you for reading my hub page! I hope the information in this hub proves helpful to your blogging experience on HubPages.

I welcome your comments and suggestions.

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Thanks for sharing useful tips. Links are important as well as quality and content. Its a useful hub, voted up and useful.

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you, dwachira. :)

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      Karen Hellier 4 years ago from Georgia

      I enjoyed this hub, and am looking forward to reading all the other hubs you linked to in this one. lots of good information here! Thanks...voted up!

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Thank you, Karen, for reading and commenting. Thank you for voting up, too!

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      Christopher J Wood 4 years ago from Florida, USA

      I gave this hub a thumbs up. It offered some interesting ideas that I will be looking into more. Keep up the good work!

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      messy marshella 4 years ago from Philippines

      This hub is a lot of help especially for new hubbers like me! Thank you for sharing these tips. I will surely try them and hopefully increase my earnings too! :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I am glad the tips helped you! Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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      Ness 4 years ago from Australia

      Like you when I implemented those techniques my revenue started to increase. I still havent had a payout yet, but this month alone, I have made more than the last 4 months put together since I decided to 'do something' and look into how to increase traffic and revenue.

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      CJWood - I just realized I hadn't acknowledge your comment. I am glad you found this useful. Thank you for voting up! I hope you see increase soon. :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      MessyMarshella - Thank you for reading & commenting. I hope you see increase in traffic & revenue.

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      Victoria Anne 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      I just started on hubpages last week and this is definitely going to be helpful! Thank you!

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      WebsiteConfetti - I am glad you are seeing an increase in your numbers! Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      This hub was very helpful to me, I am just beginning, and definitely appreciate any advice :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Victoria Anne - I am so glad this has been helpful to you. Thank you for reading and commenting. :) I wish you much success in your HP experience.

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      Editorial Nation 4 years ago

      I really enjoyed this article you did very well on it. In fact I have been here three years , and I stopped for while and have just recently started back. Your right about he once a week hub need. I also think you are on the right track for community. The hubbers are a great family! Your as successful as you are supportive! Share and share alike is the best motto here. Some of my closest friends are on here! I was really impressed by the way you laid out this hub. It was longer than most but you were very intricate with the way you laid it out and it made it very comfortable on the eyes and therefore very appealing. If you don't mind I think I am going to use your layout for my next hub! Thanks for the hub, I will be following! :)

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      thoughtabout 4 years ago from Somerset, NJ

      I am new to HP and I missed referral tracker earning opportunity. I was only focused on adsense. I voted up and very useful hub.

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Margarita Eden - thank you for reading & for commenting. I am glad to learn my hub helped you!

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Editorial Nation - Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? ;) Of course you may - thank you for the courtesy check, though. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. Best regards~

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      thought about - I just noticed your comment. I am glad you are employing the tips on this hub. I am certain you will see an increase in both traffic and revenue. Thank you for reading & thank you for commenting. Best regards~

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      smga22 4 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

      Nice Hub. This hub was informative and helpful for beginner like me... :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      smga22 - I am glad you found this hub helpful! Welcome to hubpages and best regards! Thank you for reading and commenting. :)

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I updated the results paragraph to include earnings for the past couple of months. I think you will be encouraged that consistency does pay.

      Thanks for reading! Please share if you've found these tips helpful.

      Best regards~

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      creativespirit63 4 years ago from Omaha, Nebraska

      Thanks for this information! Like others who commented I did not know about the referral tracker.

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      AlexK2009 4 years ago from Edinburgh, Scotland

      I missed the bit about the referral tracker too. Or the sign up link. Thanks.

      Backlinking may work but I suspect it will be very slow.

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      Goody5 4 years ago from Bohville, USA, Just below the Mason-Dixon line in the land of the pleasant living

      This is a wonderful hub, and it should really be a big help to other hubbers. Thank you so much for including my link, and I really hope that a lot of people out there can benefit from this advise in the long run. Just have fun while you are here on the hub pages, and keep on hubbing :)

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      Petra Vlah 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Since I am not interested in making money on HP, I never signed up for ADsense (which I call ADcents) and I clearly mark my writing as None Commercial. I would like however to share some of my writings with friends (including HP followers).

      Unfortunately, the feature "send this hub to friends" disappeared from the list and the only one left is Face Book - for which I don't much care.

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      Adventure Colorad 4 years ago from Denver,CO

      Very well written, I have seen my earnings go up and down since joining Hubpages. It's always nice to find a few new tips to help increase my earnings!

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      CreativeSpirit - thank you for reading and commenting. I am glad you found something helpful in my hub! Best wishes to you!

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      Stanley Soman 4 years ago from New York

      using referrals as well thanks

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      AlexK2009 - thank you for reading & commenting!

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      breathe2travel 3 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Goody5 - Thank you for reading & commenting. I welcome suggestions!

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      Ronwan 3 years ago from Amsterdam, the Netherlands

      This really contains some interesting tips. I did not know about referral tracking for example.

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