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Help for new hubbers and article writers

Updated on October 23, 2014

Everything you choose to write should be in your own words


Welcome and Good luck!

There's loads of reasons why hubpages authors or any author publishing on the web today may have a difficult time when it comes to web traffic, and just trying to understand how it all works.

All new hubbers at the very beginning phases here on hubpages enter this arena with mixed feelings, some may think that they know what and how the web works, also by simply writing good articles they may feel that's enough to do wonderful here. Mainly due to their potential online success prior to joining this network, but in fact it does take much more then just writing a great article today.

What most new hubbers fail to realize is that not everyone on hubpages is going to have the exact same chances, and there are definite strategies one must indeed learn, in order to maximize their online hub writing potential as well as enhance their very own true writers voice.

Its a tough learning curve online, but those who focus shall rise


New hubber to Hubpages, welcome

Many new hubber's may have found it difficult to attract viewers, and had issues with their web traffic so this hub will provide a great deal of hub resources that are available on the network, plus help those to get a better understanding of what the hubpages community it all about.

Sharing factors & spreading the hublove -

Hubpages is much more then just a writers network of online members (Or blogging website) that are continuously publishing content. This is a huge networking community of users whom are mostly dedicated to one another (Over 136,000 published authors), to the sharing of their content, and to making true effective communications (As opposed to electronic spam or social spam) amongst one another on a day to day basis. Its become something of a phenomenon today, how we all seem to care so much for one another here online. (Many hubber's communicate efforts selflessly for the likes of their friends, followers, those they follow, and new comers to the network here and do it all in a more balanced thoughtful manner, and this is a key ingredient to it all.)

All the newbie excitement gets overshadowed at times -

People who just join aimlessly without doing the much needed research before hand, have no idea for the most part of all of the activities that go on behind the scenes here. Unless someone fills them in on it all, and or they decide to read a great deal of articles from those who have been in the community here for years, and have gotten direct exposure to all that goes on here from day to day.

This type of online interaction is something that people do not realize, is the number one factor of why and how some authors here are much more successful at sharing their content then others. (You must learn to balance your online activities, networking communications etc...)

It takes a community to succeed


Learning from the community

There's a massive community here hidden behind all the digital make up and tapestry, which can and will definitely help any new hubber, who's indeed looking for much needed assistance in learning the ropes.

Not to over stress this fact, but yes there's over 136,000 published hub authors that go out of their way to write detailed articles here (Many of which are top quality hub articles), and many of them actually write HP community hubs to help their fellow hubbers. This is how our community has become one of the best online in terms of networking, groups support, and many of us aren't even getting paid for it at all.

We do all this in good faith and to keep one another motivated and going hard as ever at making efforts to become much more successful writers, well known, business relations reasons, or simply to have our content get noticed by the online world of viewers as a whole. There are even some hubbers here, that write here for a hobby, and have never decided to monetize their accounts. (Content positioning skills comes with time, and learning by experience of reading other authors written works at great detail, and depth.)

A cool funny video expressing my eye popping Chalazion truth

Talented community of writers -

Great writing talent is definitely one thing you will be able to find here, because there's loads of talented and gifted writers here that pack a powerful digital punch. To learn from them you must read deeper into their articles, and to even follow many of them so to begin to master much of their hub writing techniques.

This is what I've done here as a hubpages author, and I done it by becoming true friends will loads of great authors from all around the globe. I read so many of their articles I even hurt my eyes (I caught a few chalazions for staring at the computer screen to long, due to dryed out eyes lids for not blinking all night and day), which I don't recommend, but it was worth it in the long run though.

What a sacrifice its been, and not just that; by being self motivated and with the help of super supportive fellow hubbers I actually wrote many supportive community hubs, (100+ HP community articles) and its allowed me to meet even more folks both new and old here, whom are interested in learning the ropes from pure and uncut experiences or improving on skills they may not have noticed yet, and with especially those hidden techniques here that have definite proven results as well.

Note: There's a category to select from, and for us writers here upon generated or creating a hub, titled HubPages Tutorials and Community, and its how we can choose to help one another along the way via a hub written, just as this very article was fashioned and detailed to perform.

SEO & Keywords dominate it all


Learning from the web (SEO)

In recent years the web itself has seen some major changes, on a social scale, on a statistical level with all the search engine updates, and also on a business model scale when it comes to the advent of video taking center stage with places like Youtube, and even hubpages upgrading its entire website and network to keep up with the online demands for higher and higher digital quality.

This all has made it ever so difficult for a single article written to ever get noticed, and has also upped the stakes when it comes to high expectations for us online authors. Since what it takes to get anywhere online is the complete an fully active knowledge of things like search engine optimization (SEO), and that of keywords many new hubbers might have issues learning such things. Mainly due to the fact that hubpages has many hidden elements to how we can handle such things, and from the perspective of an outsider looking in, its not so easily noticed at all.

  • Google Adwords keyword tool can and will help you sort out the best keywords for titling purposes, and for maximizing your articles potential. (Avoid keyword stuffing though)

The hub writing transition epiphany

So, how in the world does a person join hubpages and learn to make such a high learning curve transition, well this indeed takes major league investments of their time. This writers network has such a thing as a Hubpages Learning Center, which is similar to a colleges library, or book store for every given subject that it houses. So this means in order for any hub author even if they are a HP veteran to learn to master their hub writing performances, they must take a good look into how it is supposed to be correctly done.

Learning is paramount here -

The reason for such a center for learning on hubpages, is that there has been a great deal of requirements, that a single online article should have, since it is indeed a web page, and part of an official website.

Now since the author may not understand much of how the web works, they will need to make up for the lack thereof of such a knowledge. Until such a thing is done by their own personal efforts to seek out the pertinent info they indeed need to learn and to master. Well, its like firing off blanks into an open arena and doing it completely blind folded pretty much. So there's no telling what you may ever hit, doing such a thing.

Useful Tips

  • This article has only 4 links up above (Some below as well with an explantion), and its purposeful for y'all new comers to hub writing; to learn that turning our hub articles into a hubpages resource is powerful indeed.
  • If you limit the usage of outside links and focus on pertinent hubpages internal relevant content, you will become more successful here.
  • Wthout these internal links, to help others navigate to and from other pages here, you will earn very little internal hubpages traffic.
  • Learn how to use the links capsule to do so, and learn it fast. Then learn ways to turn them into relevant links to that of your articles title too, which is a requirement actually once you indeed choose to utilize such a tool here on hubpages.
  • Good Luck!

Note: Below is provided a link listing to all the most useful hubpages resources to help you directly enhance the overall quality of your hub writings, and content placement skills. (That link list below is just one example of turning a hub article into a navigable, useful, and resourceful web page.)

Cool user review of hubpages about 3 years ago but still relevant today, just be mindful of your hubtivity


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    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      No problem @Bake Like a Pro, any time & Thank you for taking the time to read up on my hub and for sharing with me, Happy holidays!

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      Bake Like a Pro 

      5 years ago

      Thank you. I appreciate it.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Bake Like a Pro, your very much welcome, thanks for stopping by and let me know if you need any assistance with anything. I'll do my best to help you, here or on Facebook.

      Good luck! & welcome to hubpages.

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      Bake Like a Pro 

      5 years ago

      I am a newbie here learning something new every day. Your article is very informative and helpful. Thank you.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the comment @ElizaDoole, I wrote it in hopes that many hubbers both new and old can take a break for a second to think about what it is that truly makes the difference today.

      I do hope everyone who does choose to read it gets something useful from it all, it comes from pure and uncut experiences here, as well as intense research.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you @vnsatakopan, I'm so glad you found this article to be of interest to you, and also thanks for sharing it for me.

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      Lisa McKnight 

      5 years ago from London

      Great hub and very good information to remind hubbers what to do to be successful on here.

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      Dr.Vangeepuram Navaneetham Satakopan 

      5 years ago from Chennai, India

      Very interesting hub. Provides useful information to hubbers, old and new. Voted up.

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @carol7777, thanks for the loving supportive words here you left for me, I do my very best to keep track of all the pertinent info that is indeed relevant to us all, as I have been ever so focused on trying to master the art of hub writing, and communicating effectively here.

      I pay it forward for others, because everyone is helping me as in terms of those who come in contact with me daily, and nightly as well. It's the best I can do to give back, you know.

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      Sheila Brown 

      5 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This is such a wonderful hub for newbies and oldies! I think I am somewhere in between. I still go back and read your hubs and others, on how to be successful here on HubPages. I can always use a reminder from time to time as to what makes a successful hubber and you are absolutely one of the "go to guys" here! Your knowledge is always helpful and appreciated. Voting up and useful! Have a wonderful day! :)

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      carol stanley 

      5 years ago from Arizona

      I am always amazed at not only how helpful you are but how much you know. This is so valuable..and though I have been here for six months I feel like a newcomer..still learning so much. This is going in my best bookmark section..and voting up and sharing and tweeting...

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @Kasman, I'm so glad that you've actually found my hub here to be of help to you. It's tough to go at things here on hubpages all alone, and also to dig deeper into the core and heart of this network without realizing where everything is pretty much.

      I was able to do much of this because I work from home, and been doing it 12 hours + each day since joining, and some days maybe 6-8 hours, with hubbing vacations as well, but when I return its always hard work here and intense research, more writing, and editing like a mad man LOL.

      All in all its definitely been worth the challenge to try and help everyone out here, and the best ways I could that were in my reach at least.

      Thanks for the cool comment and for giving my hub here a try, and good read I hope and wish you much online success and please do have a wonderful holiday.

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      Temi Benjamin 

      5 years ago from Europe.

      Thanks alot. This sure comes in handy for me right now. Thanks for sharing. Voted up and everything :)

    • CloudExplorer profile imageAUTHOR

      Mike Pugh 

      5 years ago from New York City

      @billybuc, thanks bro you know how its been for us dedicated writers and supporters of others, and I appreciate your hub loving support for all of my effort here. I hope this hub reaches many new comers and that they indeed can use it to help them.

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      5 years ago from Bartlett, Tennessee

      CloudExplorer, you and a few others on this site are the rare ones that make me happy man. I have been trying to understand how to link from one person's hub to another because I've been wanting to show the love to others as the video so succinctly put it. Thanks a lot for the help on that. I agree with Billy above. I am doing what I can to learn all of this now as it does seem a bit overwhelming but I'm always up for a challenge! Merry Christmas and thanks again to both of you guys.

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      Bill Holland 

      5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Any new writer who is serious about HubPages would do well to read your suggestions. You go out of your way each and every time to spread the Hub love and teach as you go. Newbies....listen up and pay attention to a man who knows. Mike is his name and HubPages is his game! :)


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