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How to Increase Traffic and Earn Income With Google AdSense

Updated on March 02, 2017
Money comes from Google, but to to earn more than pennies you have to work smarter.
Money comes from Google, but to to earn more than pennies you have to work smarter.

Increase Traffic and Make Money

The idea behind making money online is that people will use the search engines, come to your page, and then will click on an ad thus, earning you money. However, this is far too simple. What this does is forget that while you want to increase traffic from as many sources as you can, it also means that you will need to think about what material you are publishing online.

For those who don't believe that you have to do work hard to increase passive income from Google AdSense or other affiliate programs, you are not thinking online business. Be it writing online or any other online income source you must understand that it is a business and you are to be to be a professional no matter what you write. The only way to grow is to fail, and then to go back and relearn the basics.

The basics are found in books, and these are found in places such as your library, Amazon, and should be a part of your personal library. There is a time when the specifics will change, but there is never a time when the basic fundamental rules of this business won't.

A business is such that you can have several streams of passive income wherein, you are not required to work for someone else because all your expenses are met with what you are doing. If you are only creating a bit of money, this is still a hobby and not a business, and should be treated as such.

Google AdSense and Traffic

But I Get Traffic, and I should get paid! Have you taken a moment to read up on Google, and its programs? One of the books I recommend which has really helped me to understand what I need to have within my websites is Google AdSense for Dummies. Part of the reason some find success where others do not, is that they have read the basics, and still read up on the basics. Since Google changes how the "game" is run frequently, understanding the basics of AdSense and Traffic is a must.

This means putting your business one step forward each day and keep on working in creating links and everything else. See, Google itself, from what I have read does like older more established websites and blogs which also have a lot of links. This can take a while, but you need to do the work. It is a long process, but as with anything worth while, it takes time to get traffic and money.

Making money with Google AdSense is simple: Create Great content, find good keywords and then begin by building links to make some magic-- that magic is what most call page rank, a term which simply means that Google finds you hub, and you have enough credibility with that hub that it is found in the first page or better with many keyword combinations. (This means on one word keywords and long tail keywords -- multi-word keywords)

Of course this is Google at its most basic, and we all need a foundation to work with. Start with the basics and then keep learning.

Increase Your Traffic

Increasing Traffic and SEO? A Good Thing?

So what about visits? What about SEO, and page rank and everything else?: You are right these things are important, but the key thing to remember is if no one, and I mean if no one finds your writing (content) useful, at some point, fairly quickly, there will be no traffic. Then it does not matter what you dream of-- it will not happen. This is why there is a huge push that you publish content that is useful that you work hard at improving your writing to make that traffic stay and read more of your work.

SEO is search engine optimization, and to me that not only means links but also what you give to the traffic that comes to your site, you want them to go away with the basics-- or at least find why you published useful for their needs. There should be something for each reader. Again it can also be more advanced, and you should have links out there to experts as well as your own things. It increases your professionalism.

That is why hubpages does what it does, in other words allows us to vote up and down content. So, if your content is not good there is more of a chance that people will not find it useful or helpful, and will not come back to look at your other work. Also allowing comments is a valuable part, but telling people what they should and should not comment is a discourtesy to you and to others. I am of the mindset that if you say on a hub that you should not comment if you do not have anything nice to say, then this hub should not be published, you need to have a thick skin, we all know this.

Content is a must, again hubpages is not a blog nor is it a site where you post one hub and then let it be. It is an ends to a means, which is traffic and content.

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Content, I got that, not a problem... but my problem is traffic: Often traffic comes in wave or comes and goes, Marisa Wright, a resident guru on hubpages said it best in her hubs, check out where you are getting your traffic and focus on these ( Sorry Marisa I can't recall which of your great hubs it was in... please advise!)

Content is a must, but when you have traffic then is the time to encourage it, and to keep it by adding links carefully and slowly, and do this each day. I was one who used to do this at a rather fast pace, but I have found that traffic which comes from the search engines needs more of a reason to stay when they have choice.

The other thing which is important is the idea that you will always have a few hubs which don't do all that well and a few hubs which do. Which links are you going to focus on?

For me, I would add some external links to the hubs which are getting great traffic over a long period of time, and then interlink inside that hub with other hubs which could use some help. In other words I find what works well, in terms of which older hubs are getting traffic and use the power of traffic to my advantage.

Now this will create traffic between your hubs, but there are a few other things which help. So I'll explain these now. SEO and links.

The Basics of Search Engines

My traffic is beginning to come to my hubs and other sites, but nothing, nothing is making me money!!: Well, go online into Google, and Yahoo and type in some of your keywords. See where it gets you, most of the time some of your hubs will be found on page six or seven. This is not so good, as most hubs which make money for you need to be at the very least on the first two pages of ANY search engine. Now, some will argue to focus only on Google, but the other search engines have value as well.

If for example I write a hub and then put links to all the social networking sites and then begin to write another hub adding a link to the older hub will that help me? Somewhat, but if you wan tot make money it probably won't. You have simply done the most basic thing you can do which is building a link, but it needs to go beyond that.

What about your keywords? See, this is something similar to links and to SEO in my mind since most people simply put a bunch of words they THINK will help them, and then add it to their hubs. Often this is the worst things you could do for your hub. See, Google and the other search engines are smart, they can figure things out.

What they are looking for is good content and good keywords. Traffic from the search engines is written about a lot since if you want to make money you need the traffic to come from the search engines. Look at your competition, if a keyword has the top ten sites as wikipedia, well you are probably not going to out link or out optimize this site.

Aim well, and use Keyword searches to your advantage. I sue Google AdWords as a starting point in finding out a few extra keywords that help with my traffic or will help improve my content. This helps make my hubs stronger. when a hub is stronger, (content) and you have good links, traffic will come and so will the money. Think like a business.

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The Last Word--- most people do not like to hear that links and content and traffic and SEO and all these things relate but they do, you need to keep writing and keep learning. This is a business, and you need to have a rather thick skin and understand that some will love your hub and some will not. Again this is a business. You might or might not be right but....

Frankly, your content will prove if you are correct or not, you will get traffic and you must at all times be the most professional person you can be. You need to care about comments and you need to write well. You also need to learn. Even I am still learning, and it is thanks to so many hub writers that I can say I will always be learning.

Keep writing, keep aiming to make money, keep linking, and keep learning, and with traffic will come what you want money.

To your success.

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      Rebecca E. 20 months ago from Canada

      thanks for stopping by and taking a moment to comment

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      mikeydcarroll67 20 months ago

      Very good outline! It takes a lot of time and testing to make sure that everything is falling into place!

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      htodd-- it is a way an one way-- but you have to have a good series of hubs to make it worth your while.

      Journey-- welcome back-- great to see you again, it is fun going back to older hubs and learn more from them, I find myself doing that a lot.

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      Nyesha Pagnou, MPH 5 years ago from USA

      :) I see I commented on this hub 18 months ago and now I'm back. I find myself reading a lot of hubs of this type today and this is a very valuable one worth the re-read. Thanks again.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Google Adsense is the best way to make money with hubpages

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      Rebecca E. 5 years ago from Canada

      DevBlue-- you are welcome.

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      DevBlue 5 years ago from Mauritius

      Interesting and very informative Hub.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      joe-- andfour months is great average as som still on' even have a payout after 10

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      joe-on-the-net 6 years ago

      I am glad you have pointed out that it take four months or more for results to start showing. I think a lot of hype from some quarters on the internet encourages the belief that we can create a hub page and have the cash rolling in right away.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      maruthirp-- often the same hub which makes me a $3 click, will also make me a one penny click, so it is a matter of luck and what you content is for example "make money" will be hard to, well, make money simply because the market is saturated... so it depends, I say write what you know and write it well.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Sara555-- not a problem you are welcome happy to help

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Full House-- you are welcome, happy to help out and thanks for the comment.

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      maruthirp 6 years ago from Hyderabad

      We must also know what type of posts give a great value for clicks. Many of the articles written are not of worth in terms of Cost per Click.

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      Sara555 6 years ago

      Wow. Thanks for all the info. Great hub!

      :)

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      Full House 6 years ago

      This is a great hub. Thanks a ton. It was a great read

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      ameliadietl-- cool, then keep it up and oyu will see success.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      mickall-- thanks, happy to help out here and with others, gald to know it helped you!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Saturn Light-- it seems there is always a lot to learn and absence make the... never mind, there is always a lot to learn!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Bob-- you are exactly right, and it does take time, but most people don't like to hear that it takes time.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Angelique-- you are most welcome thanks for stopping by!

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      ameliadietl 6 years ago from Florida

      Yeah, I use this already. Good tips, though!

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      mickall 6 years ago from US

      great hub man...you have done it in a very good manner

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      SaturnLight 6 years ago from USA

      Thanks for all the info. So much to learn with absence. It's a lot harder than it looks i think.

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      Kyriana 6 years ago from Midwest US

      Thank you for sharing such helpful information. Today was my first day posting any hubs. I know I have a lot to learn but so far I really enjoy it.

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      Bob 6 years ago

      Adsense is a Great program, but people need to understand it is not a "get rich quick" program. It can make good income over time and with some work.

      Good Post

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      Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

      Thanks for the advice. Great Hub! :)

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Crystal-- linking comes in time... good luck and thanks for the comment

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      gaurav-- good luck and thanks

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      lilfaerie-- you are most welcome, thanks.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Regis-- keep writing comments, that relate to your writing on hubs and things, and then add a link to your website in your name ( so a clean link) and then that will help you a lot.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      breath2travel-- just takes time and effort, but you seem well on your way to success, it will take time but i know you will get there.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      best mom ever-- thanks for the comment, and thanks for the follow.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      2patricias-- sometimes it does feel that way doesn't it, but really you are both correct, the more you promote the better the chances of making money and getting traffic

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      CrystalSingleton 6 years ago from HBeach,Ca

      Nice article, I get confused on linking things.

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      Gaurav 6 years ago

      thanks . i will try that

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      lilfaerie 6 years ago from Hemet, CA

      Great Hub! You are absolutely right. It takes a lot of patience!

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      Regis 6 years ago

      Hello Google!

      I love to write. I am new to this site.

      Please advise so I can respond to others and also remind them that my latest mystery, YOU KNOW WHEN, will be published in March of 2011?

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      breathe2travel 6 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      Kudos on an accurate hub -- emphasizing the point of perseverance and diligence in reaching goals, whether they are social, financial or other. I am a novice blogger, so I am just beginning to learn -- and expect to continue to ascertain knowledge daily. As a website designer, what you write about SEO, links, etc., beign related is ON TARGET, and I expect the principle to hold true to successful hubbing. I look fwd to reading more of your "hubs". Warm regards~

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      Best MOM Ever 6 years ago

      Great hub. I am now following you!

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      2patricias 6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

      We tend to think about clicks on Google as being like lottery scratch card. You never know whether or not you will get anything, or if you do get something, how much it will be.

      On our own website we spend about equal time on writing content and promoting the site. We don't manage the same balance for HubPages, and notice the difference in terms of views and also money.

      Thanks for another excellent hub.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      charliestork-- try it and expect some things to happen, but be realistic about it.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Angelique-- thanks for the comment and yes I will keep it up, don't you worry!

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      charliestork 6 years ago from USA

      I am planning to try Google Adsense and this post helps me a lot! Thank you Rebecca! :)

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      Angelique Loux 6 years ago from Ohio

      Great Hub! Keep up the good work.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Tesa Adams-- you are most welcome, always happy to help out.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      hubpageswriter---thanks, I try my best, happy to read your comment, you keep up the good work.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      iceman1987-- thanks and yes i will

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      Tesa Adams 6 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Great info, thanks for sharing your make money with adsense tips.

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      hubpageswriter 6 years ago

      As always, your tips on Adsense never fails to amaze me. Great hub.

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      Iceman1987 6 years ago from Washington

      keep up the great hubbing!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      paradiseforever-- you are most welcome, I try my best. Thanks for the comment.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      paradiseforever-- you are most welcome, I try my best. Thanks for the comment.

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      paradiseforever 6 years ago

      Really wonderful and helpful tips for earning money through adsense/hubpages. Rated this article up. Great hub, as usual. Keep writing.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      talk2buck-- you are most welcome thanks for the comment, happy to help out in anyway I can.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      steehtcyl-- thanks for the comment, yes adsense is complex to begin with and does take time to figure out but once you do it is worth the effort.

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      talk2buck 6 years ago from Nigera

      Thanks for this beautiful and enlighten information.

      It has helped me to improve to my google adsense works

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      stevehtcyl 6 years ago

      Thanks these are some great tips, I've always had problems with adsense in the past.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      journey--- not a prblem my pleasure, I am glad this hub has helped you out.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      ptosis-- yes about 4-6 months, depending on content and traffic and links, get all three and you will see success.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      ultimate potential-- always happy to help another hubber. Gald this hub has helped you.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Donna-- thanks for making my day with such a lovely comment, means a lot coming from you. thanks for stopping by and commenting.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      digcre-- think of hubpages as a mini website-- each hub is a website of yours and people come to read it, so this means you need to think links and traffic and content.

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      Nyesha Pagnou, MPH 6 years ago from USA

      Rebecca E., this is a really helpful hub. Thanks for sharing.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      edguider-- it is profitable, but that takes time... a lot of time and energy to begin the process.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Bladexs-- 1 cent is a beginning, good for you, I'd suggest builidng links but also checking your content to make sure it looks good.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Fake Mulberry Handbags-- Google can take about a week or more, especially if you don't use one of their main blogs ( such as blogger) or you don't have great content. Google will double check all links to see if they follow your TOS... so bigger links means more checking.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      pamela-- that is so great to read that you have seen some improvement in your traffic and hopefully earnings bravo!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      jeanie-- spamming and keyword stuffing are bad bad bad bad bad practices, which I would never suggest that people use, simply because Google doesn't like it and because most people can see right through it.

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      ptosis 6 years ago from Arizona

      I've just been @ hubpages for a few weeks so the 4-6 months on adsense at least let's me know. I use Google keyword tool.

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      ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

      Thanks for the great tips, Rebecca. This is helping me understand more about Hubpages!

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      Donna Wallace 6 years ago from North Carolina

      As always, you have a great hub Rebecca E. You're very talented and I admire you and your hubs! Keep up the good work.

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      dgicre 6 years ago from USA

      Bladexs - that is 0.1 cents more than I have. Adsense is tough to make much money with unless you have hundreds of websites. That is how the big boys do it. Keep at though, some day you may have a few hundred and will see a trickle turn into a stream.

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      edguider 6 years ago

      Wow, never really looked into adsense, but since I read this, it might be very profitable

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      Bladexs 6 years ago

      Great tips, I'm new at this and I have only 0.1 cents but I feel optimistic about it. I'll do my best.

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      Fake Mulberry Handbags 6 years ago

      That was great information to make money with google adsense but my experience says that the process of approval by google adsense is quite slow , other than that it's best.

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      Pamela Oglesby 6 years ago from United States

      Rebecca, Thanks again for another great article. I have applied your advice and seen steady improvement over the past few months, so thank you very much.

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      jeanie.stecher 6 years ago from Seattle

      Nice insights you have here. Of course, this works two ways, one is that you can definitely advertise your site and gain sales and second is that you will earn an extra income. But in making those articles or blogs, we might as well follow certain procedures which google might take into account like spamming or stuffing. Avoiding this will make one a legitimate blogger which deals with informative information for readers in the web.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      HS Crabtree-- you are most welcome, thanks for the comment.

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      H.S.Crabtree 6 years ago

      Great points, Thanks for the tips and useful words

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      ris8994-- SEO is complex, but learn the bsics and part of the basics is linking, so add a few links and then that is a start

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      rls8994 6 years ago from Mississippi

      SEO is so hard for me to grasp but I am trying. This hub is very motivational. Thanks for all the great information!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      teh pink umbrella-- the blue words are links to other hubs, now what i like to do is go up to suggest links and use that, but under edit there is a link button when you highlight words.

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      the pink umbrella 6 years ago from the darkened forest deep within me.

      yes, but how do i get various blue words in my hubs? Im stuck on a .01 cent earning!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Pressingon-- i still beleive that it is a business and when you take time and effort you will see success, and you will make money.. in a bout a good year.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      drbj-- off to check itout then... I am so pleased to see you drop by. I admit I am behind on my commenting.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Cari Jean-- it seems that first page is great to me, and at some point you will make money with AdSense, you have that much talent and talent rises to the top...always.

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      pressingon 6 years ago

      Excellent tips! I love Google adsense, and |I agree that most people give up way to quick before they start to make money.

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      drbj and sherry 6 years ago from south Florida

      Hi, Rebecca - why am I not surprised that whenever I read your hubs about Hubbing, Adsense, Amazon, etc., I find some new nugget of info to ponder or rethink. You are a hubbing maven, my dear.

      Thanks for sharing all your tips. I also owe you another thank you for providing the inspiration for my recent hub on Comments and Traffic. Do you wanna be my muse?

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      Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

      I'm still learning about SEO and how to utilize it for my hubs but I do have a few hubs that if I type in the keywords they appear on the first page of Google but aren't making much money with adsense. It's all still sort of a mystery to me. Thanks for this hub - good info.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Rismayanti-- I do make money from amazon, however as i do not live in the US i have not received a pay out, as it is $100 to get one. Hope that helps.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      JannyC-- If I stopped learning people would be worried. so let's not stop okay?

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      tracikari99-- not a problem my pleasure to help others... thanks for the comment.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      barryrutherford-- success is something personal, and I wish you all the success you can handle. thanks for the comment.

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      Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

      rebecca , I saw that ur main eraning information from adsense, how about from amazon?

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      JannyC 6 years ago

      Another Great one. It is safe to say never stop learning.

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      Tracy 6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for this hub. It was helpful ~ I am still learning the ropes, as they say, so your expertise is appreciated.

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      Barry Rutherford 6 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Another great hub for budding success driven hubbr's...

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      juneaukid-- I know you will succeed, it is in your blood and you are such an awesome writer, keep it up and you will see success.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      gramarye-- we all have spots wehre we are not great at, so welcome to that club! ( i am a card carrying member as well.. so there you go!)

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      shazwellyn-- white hat is a must, you will get short term gian withother ways but not for long... keep up the good work here!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      cupid51-- it is a technique and you do have to do the footwork to begin, hope to see you on social networking sites, they are a good start, but subscribe to others is vital.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 6 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      Well, I've been at it nine months but have not yet had a payout. It is a slow, demanding and sometimes very tiring process. Thanks for you very good hub. Cheers!

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      gramarye 6 years ago from Adelaide - Australia

      I know you are right - I just need reminding when I get lazy.

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      shazwellyn 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Content, quality and natural backlinking is best... but a white hat nudge in the right direction is great. Thanks again :)

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      cupid51 6 years ago from INDIA

      After spending five months here in hub pages, now i am concentrating on learning the technique of earning money. Your hub has a great potential on teaching money making art! Hopefully I would be benefited with this knowledge.

      Thanks for the great hub; I have already rated it up and bookmarked.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      lorlie6-- i have been very busy, but found the time to write a hub... miss being here

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Eddy2106--- thanks for the comment, thanks for stopping by!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      dallas93444--- the more i learn the more i find i am still learning too... so we are in the same boat

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      FGual-- some days it is still a mystery! so do not worry about it.. it will come

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      kaltopsyd--- this is so true but do not put yourself in that sort of situation.... still comments are comments... thanks for the comment

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      Laurel Rogers 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

      Thanks once again, Rebecca, for such wonderful and sound advice. Where have you been, my friend?

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      Eddy2106 6 years ago from Chicago Suburb, IL

      Another great hub, Awesome hub.

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      Dallas W Thompson 6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      I learn, I earn, I learn, I earn... It is all in the details... Informative. The more I learn, the more I learn I do not know. Understanding one thing-at-a-time...

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      FGual 6 years ago from USA

      Hello Rebecca. Thanks for clarifying the adsense mystery, now I'm not sure if it's now even more mysterious or not.

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      I was just wondering about this so I'm glad I found this Hub. Thanks. Oh, and thank for for mentioning that if you do not have something good to say then don't comment. Sheesh, people need to know that. Thanks again for the useful Hub.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      noorin-- thanks for the comment, I am still working on your request for a hub should be up soon... getting paid is great but keep on writing and something good will come out of it.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      John-- keep up the good work and you will see results.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Alison-- you are most welcome I am always happy to help in any way i can.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      kimh039-- many many thanks and many many thanks! I think I should have a stamp for saying that, but really it bring a smile to my face when people say they have found it useful.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Glenn- a business is a business and you need to put everything together which of course does take time, but it is worth it all the way!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Karen-- for me e-zine does have value only because after getting about 60 some odd articles, ( the more articles the better in this case) with several hubs with the links on the bottom, (about the author) I have seen some traffic through there. Of course my e-zine are based upon the hub itself, so I add based upon this hub (with both title and link-- that seems to be the best way) so I have seen traffic coming from there, and it is valuable.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      samsons1-- well you have just put a big smile on my face. I can only hope to find my hub I am looking for... really this has made my day thanks so much!

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      missymoo-- if you think like a business at some point you shall see success, now it might not be money to begin, but success will come your way!

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      noorin 6 years ago from Canada

      Very straight forward and to the point, frankly when I first started, money wasn't on my mind at all but now that I found something that I enjoy doing, I might as well get paid 4 it;-) So I will keep ur tips in mind =) Rated up

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      John 6 years ago

      I am motivated to put more effort on my hubs

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      samboiam-- yes it does take about that long to understand these things, and then another 5 months to fix up everything you did in the last 4 months that should be fixed! Keep on going and you will see success.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Polly C- if you link together several hubs on the same topic, then yes, from what I understand it does look better to the search engines, at least from ym vantage point it helps the search engines "see" your hubs more... of course that does take a bit of time, and energy but it is worth it.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      hello hello-- my pleasure, always happy to help.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Nick-- love your point hard work does pay off, and everyone has to start somewhere.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Hello my dear-- thanks so much for the vote of confidence, means a lot... one day an e-book is on my list of things to do.

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      Rebecca E. 6 years ago from Canada

      Mike-- think of it as writing a book, you write it and then you (gulp!) edit it, and then re-write it and make it better then work on the format and esign, everything, but it all work together, and yes some part we might not enjoy but everything works together.

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      Alison Graham 6 years ago from UK

      Hi Rebecca, this is another one of your hubs that has been added to my favourites list, thanks so much for all the useful advice, encouragement and good sense! Voted up!

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      Kim Harris 6 years ago

      Very useful. Thanks Rebecca. Read, bookmarked, rated up, and commented upon!

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      Glenn Stok 6 years ago from Long Island, NY

      I learn a lot from you Rebecca. I agree 100% that writing for money is a business and should be handled as a business in every way. Thanks for another very useful hub.

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      Karen Banes 6 years ago from Canada

      Excellent advice. Rated up and bookmarked. Quick question Rebecca, as I know you often stress the importance of building links. do you submit pieces to Ezinearticles and similar sites to build links to your hubs and blogs? I have been avoiding it for a long time and just started to, with no results as yet (yes, I know, it takes time!). Just wondered what your opinion on these sites is as I value it (your opinion, that is)!

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      Sam 6 years ago from Tennessee

      rated up, useful & bookmarked (as all your work) thanks so much Rebecca, you are one great mentor. When I'm notified that I have a hub from you, I drop everything and read it, completely. You are great writer, true friend & guide...

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      missymoo 6 years ago from Kent, UK

      Great hub - I like the way you liken Hubpages and earning with Adsense to a business, because having that kind of mindset can make all the difference between success and failure. Gave you the thumbs up for this!

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      samboiam 6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you for another helpful hub. I have been on HP for almost four months and I am just now beginning to understand some of what you are talking about. I will bookmark this for future reference. Voted it up.

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      Polly C 6 years ago from UK

      Hi Rebecca, thank you for another great hub - you outline the basics and then go a little bit further. You are definitely the person who has taught me the most about links and keywords etc. as this is what I, as I am sure is the case with many people, understand the least.

      I love the fact that you write so many hubs on these subjects - every time I see another hub from you it drums it into me what I should be doing to improve my hubs! No chance of forgetting about it with your hubs to give me a shove!

      Just had one question - if you have several of your own hubs linked together, does this make it stronger for the search engines to find?

      Anyway, thanks again :)

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      Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for another wonderful hub.

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      NickSimpson 6 years ago from Jacksonville, Illinois

      Great hub and I must agree, seo is no easy task. If getting ranked for competitive keywords was a breeze, everybody would be making fat stacks of cash. However, hard work does pay off.

      Thanks for sharing,

      Nick

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      Mystique1957 6 years ago from Caracas-Venezuela

      My love...

      You have done it once more! What are you waiting for that e-book, honey? It is so precise and to the point...I wonder how many people have improved their status and money making skills with your fantastic hubs. This has been Stumbled, Bookmarked and rated up and useful!

      Warmest hugs, zillion kisses, lots of love and light and infinite heavenly blessings,

      Your Sunshine,

      Your Al

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      Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      You make a great point here by telling us it is all connected--the content, the links, the keywords, SEO, the clicks--and we can't ignore any of it. It is indeed a job and some parts we will enjoy more than others. Just because we don't enjoy it doesn't mean we can ignore it......

      Thanks for another reality shot about online writing. You are on the money again, as usual.

      Mike

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