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Hubbing VS Blogging-Know The Difference

Updated on January 15, 2014

Not all too long ago I was esteemed with the honor of being hubber of the month. I was asked some questions and somewhat dealt with this subject there. Many people don't read that newsletter and I think this is a subject that needs to be looked at.

My goal with this hub is to help new hubbers and even a few veterans understand the difference.

Hopefully, I can give you some ideas that will drive your hub scores up and a nice paycheck from ad installment too.

I had also found a video of the GREAT Ryan Hupfer getting interviewed, but it is uninstallable.

If you are new please watch this video. I, like many of my fellow hubber's, want to see quality content on hubpages.

Scroll down and learn a few of my secrets.

Froggy's Advice

John has some great stuff in that video.

I want to first point out that hub's are NOT blog's.

When you make a hub, you are essentially making a one-page website. That is the best way to look at it.

Hubpages gave you all those widget's for a reason, use them! People want to see pictures, video's and your writing's. Yes, your writing's, not other people's.

Below are link's to 5 great, well put together hubs. Take a close look at them and find your style. There are many ways you can put a hub together-play with it and ALWAYS preview your hub before publishing it. Change it if widgets aren't working together well and re-preview it. When it is right, then you publish. I have new hub's on a RSS feed and check them regularly. I and other veteran hubber's do flag the bad hub's; get it right from the start and you won't have to worry.

Each of these five hubs may not be using all widgets, but they are put together very well. They are informative, not full of spam, and are hub-worthy. Read them and learn. Profile pictures of the five hubber's are included. 

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SweetiePiePatti InglishMarye AudetIsabella SnowWhitney05
Patti Inglish
Patti Inglish
Marye Audet
Marye Audet
Isabella Snow
Isabella Snow

Spam a No-No

Notice that each of these hubs are very informative. It is each of these hubber's own word's. Most important, no SPAM.

It is ok to backlink to some of your other sites but don't make that your main priority.

Just so you know, I also have blog's. The link's are below. Look at them and at my hub's and you can see the difference.



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Residual Income

Many new hubber's have asked me, " Are you making money? " The answer is yes; but it started slow. I have just collected my first $100 from adsense. I have made a total of $176 from E-bay affiliate and 0 from Amazon affiliate.

It takes time and a lot of content.

This is a residual income, much like selling insurance.

Your hub's will be on the web until you delete them so impression's and click's will rack up.

I attempt to write at least one hub a week. As I do, I see more reading of my older hub's.

I use Boomja to backlink and I use stumbleupon and many other bookmarking sites.

It takes time and patience. Don't give up.

If you have question's ask!! I don't mind, I know Ryan Hupfer don't mind and many of the veteran hubber's are more than willing.

We all want hubpages to be #1 and quality is the way to get there,

Ok, time to get off your duff and write a quality hub--No ideas, check the requests, many ideas can come from them.

Hope you learned a little something from this hub and HAPPY HUBBIN!!



© G.L. Boudonck 


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    • That Grrl profile image

      Laura Brown 6 years ago from Barrie, Ontario, Canada

      I looked at Boomja but didn't really like it. I don't like the look of the directory itself, it doesn't have a nice professional feel. Also, I would need a bookmarklet or some other way to quickly add sites without having to leave the webpage/ blog I'm on.

      If you set up a WordPress blog you can use a plugin (free) called Link Library. It was fairly simple to set up and run. I've been using it over a year now.

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      dwilliamson 8 years ago from Kamloops, BC

      I will definitely try boomja. Thanks for the great information.

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      Frank 8 years ago from Montana

      I shall try boomja out..

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      mike king 8 years ago from california

      thanks for a great hub. Lots of hard work and it shows. I needed it.

    • Froggy213 profile image

      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I absolutely had to show some of your great work SweetiePie.

      You are a staple to hubpages--keep it up!!!

    • SweetiePie profile image

      SweetiePie 9 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Thanks for mentioning me in your hub froggy, I had not idea. Your tips and suggestions here are great for new hubbers.

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      Hot Desi Beauties 9 years ago

      Good advice looking forward to make a difference

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Love the competition bruce--Great hubs from all keeps people coming back and helps us all---Thanks Netter's-hope this helps!!

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      bruce1789 9 years ago from Saint Louis

      From a fellow Missourian, Thanks for the this great hub, you're opening yourself up to some serious competition:-)

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      Netters 9 years ago from Land of Enchantment - NM

      Thank you for the great hub. I learned a lot.

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Me too G-Ma--actually, my main priority are children.

      Check out this that I made:

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      Merle Ann Johnson 9 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      you know I just do it because I LIKE TOO...and I think I have $ on adsense but don't know how to collect oldsters are so slow... I love listening to other's and adding my 3 cents when I can...Just showing off my age hee hee LOL...You are so sweet...G-Ma :o) Hugs & Peace

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      You are very welcome; I notice many new people think that way. Thanks for reading and HAPPY HUBBIN!

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      ForReal511 9 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, FL

      Wow this is a fantastic hub! I didn't know half this stuff and to be honest, as a new hubber, I thought it WAS the same as a blog! I appreciate you distinguishing these sorts of things here!!!

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      That's probably a good choice goldentoad. Good luck!!

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      goldentoad 9 years ago from Free and running....

      I definitely learned something and I know I won't give up my day job, not just yet anyways.

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      Greg Boudonck 9 years ago from Will soon return to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      I'm not sure what you mean by "ping" Please explain. Happy New Year too!

      Ok I looked it up and I don't use it much--only to see if my sites load quick enough-that is it--nothing I hate more than real slow pages loading-.

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      eovery 9 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

      Thank you very much for the info.  I will gladly take any help that I can take.  Thanks again.

      Could you explain how to ping.  I haven't fiqured that out yet.

      Happy New Year Hubbing.

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      vrajavala 9 years ago from Port St. Lucie

      thanks I took your advice on boomja. Let's see.