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How To Increase Hub Earnings With Comments

Updated on February 27, 2011

If your an ambitious hubber like me, it may seem like your adsense pennies are not trickling in fast enough. Hubpages, in my experiences is by far the best site for a freelance writer to gain exposure, and earn some cash in the process. I know it may take a while to see some serious monetary progress, so why don't we speed up the process?

Your hub may be great, but how will it stay fresh for months and years to come? It probably won't, unless people continue to talk about it. If you wrote a hub titled "How To Get Tickets To The 2006 Super Bowl", well that article is probably dead now; but it doesn't have to be. When someone comments on your hub it's as if they threw some fertilizer on it and asked you to water it back to life. 

At least that's how the search engines will look at it. A single comment has the potential of stirring up an endless debate, which will add content and quality to your hub. Here's what you'll need to do to revive your hub, and increase it's earnings with comments:

  • Respond to comments. Every time you respond to a comment that was left on your hub, you are opening the door for more comments, and refreshing your hubs expiration date so to speak.
  • Comment on another hubbers hub.You'd be surprised at the turn around ratio here. Most hubbers will see that you left a comment on their hub, and show their appreciation by shooting one right back at you on one of your hubs.
  • Leave only quality comments.If your gonna leave a generic comment such as "great hub" or "very interesting", you may as well slap the author in his/her face. Take the time to actually read the hub (it's only a page!) and comment truthfully. If you don't like what they wrote tell them. I'm sure that most hubbers will welcome the criticism in hope of improving.

Believe me, a simple comment can go a long way. It will only take you a few minutes of time to read a hub, and a few taps on the keyboard to leave a comment. You'll never know how much it could increase your earnings if you don't try. I guess I don't have to tell you how much I value your feedback, so please leave a comment below! Good Luck, and I look forward to reading your next great Hub!


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      3 years ago

      That's a sensible answer to a chllgenaing question

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      4 years ago

      Great advice! Thanks for sharing.

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      Adebayo Adeolu Ibrahim 

      5 years ago

      God willing, I will follow your advice, thanks

    • Naima Bilal profile image

      Naima Bilal 

      6 years ago from Petaro, Pakistan

      Leaving comments also reflect your serious attitude. And well I personally feel that we all should be open to leaving comments as an acknowledgement that we touched the writer. I have made worthy friends this way. Then again, commenting means we are yet again exercising our brain with progressive writing. The benefit is still ours!

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      7 years ago

      As a new hubber who still explores the features of hubpages, this article is certainly useful for sure to understand the basic things to move forward. Thanks.

    • Dave Cald profile image

      Dave Cald 

      7 years ago

      Posting quality comments could be a great way for hubbers to combat the most recent Google algorithm change. While I havn't noticed much of an impact yet on my hubs, many members of HubPages are seeing a severe reduction of traffic and ultimately earnings as a result of the ssearch engine giants algorithm change.

      Even before the change, I've been a firm believer that leaving good comments can increase traffic and earnings. Personally, when I see an intelligent, funny or otherwise interesting comment I almost always will click on that persons name to read what other great things they have written through their hubs, and I make sure to leave them some comments:)

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      prom gowns  

      8 years ago

      I definitely enjoyed every little

      bit of it. I have you bookmarked your site to check out the new stuff you


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      David 470 

      8 years ago from Pennsylvania, United States

      Yeah this does seem like a way to keep things going. Very informative nice hub.

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      ss sneh 

      8 years ago from the Incredible India!

      Very informative. I was under the impression that commenting increases content but did n't realize the fact that it could indirectly increase one's income also.

      The simple fact that I reached to this page from Google's front page adds proof to this finding!

      -- Thanks

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      8 years ago from Louisiana

      Great hub! Welcome to Hubpages. I am also a newbie. Will use your fresh tomato soup recipe hub on my next cancer prevention hub. Keep writing. I am a fan. Please be my fan, too.

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      8 years ago from Somewhere on the highway....

      For a newbie as you state your going that extra mile...

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      Duce Arendell 

      8 years ago

      Wow, you are so right! Comments can definately increase earnings. I am new to hubpages and haven't written a hub yet, but I have some articles published on another site that I wrote a long time ago. Every once in a while when I google something related to one of my articles, my article comes up, because someones comments hit my search term dead on. Pretty cool!


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