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How my Hubpages earnings were in 2011

Updated on September 30, 2013
Brisbane view from Story Bridge 2011 taken with IPhone 3GS
Brisbane view from Story Bridge 2011 taken with IPhone 3GS | Source

Hubpages Earnings 2011

Last year I published a hub titled How I tripled my hubpage earnings in 2010. This year I am going to write a report on my 2011 earnings. We already know that all our earnings were severely cut back earlier in the year due to the Google Algorithm change(Panda). This adversely affected Hub-page earnings for all hub page writers which caused a few defections from Hub pages. Of course here in Queensland Australia there were far more life threatening events such as the Queensland January Floods and Tropical Cyclone Yasi which has a severe effect on the whole State. As we reach into the last month of the year it is interesting to reflect on how my hub pages earnings fared. How much work I put in creating new hubs and well as maintaining existing hubs. Which comes to that evergreen question what to do to make money: More money.

Up until this hub I have published thirty new hubs in 2011. My best hub for 2011 with a current score of 84 is Opening Lines to the esteemed Judges of the Writing Competition.

This is quite a drop in producing hubs than in previous years. Given I have published over 300 in four years. Quite a bit or time was spent changing or altering existing hubs to fit the new rules and requirement requested of the advertisers by hub pages. This was time consuming process going over old hubs deleting capsules counting words etc. So that no more than one advertising capsule appeared every fifty words. Fortunately my evergreen hubs continue to attract traffic and provide me with residual income.

One of the demotivating factors was of course the Panda Algorithm change by Google. This made me for one hesitant to publish new hubs and ponder the future of hub pages. Fortunately action by Hub pages staff with the introduction of new advertising has restored the earning back to pre-panda days. Signs are this will continue to improve and i think we can all look forward to better days earning wise in 2012. I had a spell of about three months where I did not publish any new hubs in 2011. July, August and Sept it was good to see my evergreen hubs keep ticking over with traffic during this period.

Although substantially down during that period overall. Those hubs are now back on track and the numbers back up to the peak of their best prior to Panda. given that I only produced 30 hubs in 2012 I am quite happy with the result all is well that ends well. Looks like as I just said 2012 should be a good year to produce good hubs and make money.


Just one tip which has been mentioned by other successful hubber's before. With my evergreen hubs which continue to get most traffic. For which I have written several hubs. Such as the Death Penalty or the Cost of Gun Deaths in America I link each of the hubs with a link. This allow readers to read my other hubs should they choose. As such more time is spent on these hubs and I assume Google ranks them high. My hub 'Reasons the Death Penalty should be abolished' was when I last looked the highest ranking article on that topic on Google.

In the last few days I have joined Empire Avenue which is another way of getting a whole new audience outside of Hubpages to read and participate in your social network extend your reach and optomise your earnings. Let me know if you want to join. Just in a few days I have added a few new followers on all of my sites including Twitter, Facebook,Blogger,Flickr,etc. It is a bit like a simulated stock market game where increase in web activity and your audience participation increases your share price.At the same time you in reality get more exposure and visits to your sites.

How do you feel overall with your hubpage earnings towards the end of 2011

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    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      5 years ago from Queensland Australia

      moonlake thanks for your comment I have been hit twice badly by Panda and lost interest for a while despite making many changes to my hubs. No doubt Google will do another thing to improve their interests that's the power of being a monopoly.

    • moonlake profile image


      5 years ago from America

      Great article my earning have been up and down but seem to be getting better. I just hope we don't get hit by another algorithm that Google comes up with. Voted up.

    • Jan Brianne profile image

      Jan Brianne 

      5 years ago

      Article's awesome and helpful! :)

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      6 years ago from India

      That is great article barry ..I am little bit disappointed by my earnings at hubpages ..Trying to overcome google panda ..

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      thanks for that Melovy.

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      Yvonne Spence 

      7 years ago from UK

      Barry, this hub has been copied on the site where many other hubs are also copied.

      I think the place to report it is:

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia


      Thanks for you comment! will have a look at Wizzley

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Thanks dinkan 53 for your comment. I am in fact quite patient as I started writing at Hubpages for money but for therapy. It is only in the last couple of years Ive started to earn a dollar a day..

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      Jimmie Quick 

      7 years ago from Memphis, TN USA

      I have been on HP for about a year, but lacked motivation to write hubs because I saw no return on my investment. I am trying again after seeing improvement due to the subdomain changes. (I assume; who knows for sure why anything happens?) I'm active on Squidoo, but I want to diversify. I encourage you to try Wizzley too.

    • dinkan53 profile image


      7 years ago from India

      I think little bit more patience is needed for you, and every thing will come to its previous position. Keep working and you will surely get the traffic back. Hope for the good.

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      Grace Marguerite Williams 

      7 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

      Things do take time. Good luck to you and keep publishing!

    • barryrutherford profile imageAUTHOR

      Barry Rutherford 

      7 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Please feel free to share you experience below. Comments encouraged


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