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HubWiki - Getting Started On Hubpages

Updated on February 4, 2013
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Getting Started On Hubpages

If you are new here to hubpages, it is likely that you are also new to the world of writing and making money on the internet. Hubwiki - Getting started on hubpages is just an idea that I had for a series of informational hubs that I plan to write over the coming days, weeks and months.

My own personal getting started on hubpages journey started only about 8 months ago, and it has been quite a journey. Over the past 8 months I have been through many different phases, positive write daily phases and "Am I wasting my time?" phases. Also, phases where I have been too busy to even log into my hubpages account to check my stats.

That is one thing that I am really not too concerned about. I know I should be, but i am not.

My best performing hub that gets about 50 reads a day doesn't have a single backlink that was created by me until about a week ago. The majority of the traffic that it receives is search engine traffic and it seems to be increasing month by month.

I can also be sure that the majority of my hubpages adsense earnings come from my top 5 performing hubs. The above mentioned hub was my first hub, too.

It is titled - How to write a disclaimer and is a step by step guide on exactly how to do just that - Write a blog disclaimer!

My next best performing hubs are also 'How to' hubs - Not sure what you are going to make of that. Here is my thought. 'How to' hubs generate traffic! Plain and simple hubs about how to do something are among the most read hubs on hubpages.

So anyway, that is enough about me - Let's move on to YOU.

A Few Guidelines For Beginners

A hub is a page on the web that contains images, text, links and a whole range of other optional stuff like amazon stores, ebay stores and articles. Articles are pieces of text that you insert into the text modules that make up your lens. They can be written about just about anything, but just to get things straight right from the beginning, there are certain subjects that hubpages will not let you write about.

For a full list of all the things that you can not write about and / or do here on hubpages go and have a read of the hubpages editorial guidelines.

Once you have decided what you want to write about - all there is to do is start writing! 

What To Write About!

So just for examples sake, I am going to use my How to write a disclaimer hub as an example of what you can write about.

You can write about anything that takes your fancy, though. If you are passionate about dogs, write about dogs. If you are passionate about building toys from lego blocks, write a hub about how to build a lego robot or something like that.

First thing you will need to do before writing your hub is choose some keywords, you can just think of a few or you can head on over to the google keyword tool and find some keywords related to your topic. Google Keyword Tool

Now it is very important that you try and use your primary keyword in the title of your hub as well as in the hubs url. My hub titled 'How to write a disclaimer' has the following url :- http://hubpages.com/hub/how-to-write-a-disclaimer

This little piece of search engine optimization makes a whole lot of difference when it comes to getting your hub found on the internet. The majority of all the traffic my 'How to write a disclaimer' hub gets comes from google organic searches. Organic traffic is free!

Okay, now that you have got your primary keyword in your hub url and your hub title the next thing that you need to do is use your primary keyword in the very first sentence of the very first text module that appears on your hub. You can then link the keywords to your hub url.

By doing this - You are providing yourself a link that the google bots can follow once they have found your hub and this link goes where? That's right, it goes to your hub. There is nothing wrong with making the very first exit link on your hub link back to none other than your hub. It is not really classified as a backlink, but it is still a link that links to your webpage.

The next thing that you need to do is fill in all the rest of your hub's content. When doing this, try and use your primary keyword a half a dozen times. I suggest no more than 10 times. You can write more naturally if you don't try and cram your keywords into every sentence.

Publish and move on to the next hub.

Do come back and check your hub metrics every once in a while to see where your traffic is coming from. You can do this by clicking on the stats button that is visible at the top of your hubs when you view them. You have to be logged in to be able to see it.

It will tell you how many times your hub has been visited from the very beginning. It will also tell you where the visitors came from. Google search or yahoo search for example.

Do try to learn more about how to read your stats and use the information to your best advantage.

Tell me and others what you think!

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      Brittany Brown-Doherty 

      4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

      Thank you for this hub- it was very informative. I didn't really understand how keywords worked before reading this- now I'll go back and add keywords into mine :)

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