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Hubpages Video Tutorial-How To Use The Hub Tool-Map

Updated on April 15, 2011

The MAP showing New Delhi created with the MAP capsule.

Enhance Your Hubs With A MAP

Content is King,agree all internet marketers and the same applies to all hubs being created here on Hubpages. Creating content can be fun for some, and exasperating for some. But all want to earn out of their hubs. Churning out quality hubs therefore becomes necessary, and enhancing it with supportive pictures and videos gives it a visual appeal while adding to the information supplied. Most hubbers do not go beyond these two enhancements to their hubs and are not able to rise above the rest. Every hub created has the potential to draw more readers, if they are tweaked in some way. But every hubber needs patience to see his earnings grow. It is not enough to just get some associated pictures from Google Images and use a slideshow or add some video relevant to the topic from youtube. Additional capsules are made available to insert into your hub to give as much information to your readers as possible. Using these according to the relevance of your topic puts you at a distinct advantage.

Since the MAP capsule is the latest to be added and I found it not only enhancing topic matter in an already published hub of mine, but also increasing pageviews and showing better in Google search results, I decided to begin a series of Video Tutorials on the Hubpage Capsules.

Hubpages Video Tutorials-How To Use The MAP Hub Capsule (Part 1)

How To Edit The Map Capsule (Part 2)

The MAP Advantage

A MAP has the distinct advantage of giving your readers a better idea of the location you are talking about in your hub. There is more reader engagement as they click on the markers to get more information. Tourists will find this particularly useful if they are planning to visit that place as they can get their driving directions or biking trail directions on a map,complete with distances in miles or kilometers. To view any location more clearly or in detail, your readers need simply zoom in to the Google map embedded in your hub.

Tour Guide hubs or historical monuments can be marked making your readers get the complete picture.

What Would You Like To See In My Next HUBPAGES VIDEO TUTORIALS ?

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Join The September Contest !

Simone and the Hubpages crew have just announced the HubPages Marks the Spot contest for September. The hubs created must be location centric with the MAP capsule used to show important Spots. Each week has a different topic,that leaves plenty of scope for all. And there are plenty of Prizes to be won as well. Most importantly, here is your chance to Play With The Map Capsule.


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    • Purple Perl profile imageAUTHOR

      Purple Perl 

      7 years ago from Bangalore,India


      I saw your map on your well written hub. The map capsule has its limitations and annotations are not possible. Happy hubbing!

    • Jaspal profile image


      7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Nice hub, Purple Perl, but I still have a doubt despite having been through the relevant learning centre also. I included the map capsule in a recent hub on a hole in one during a round of golf. It was easy enough to get to my golf course in New Delhi, India, and to zoom on to the 4th tee box and green. But how do I get down to annotating them on the map? I cannot even get the markers A, B, C etc to show the tee box and the green.

      Wonder if you could help please?

    • Purple Perl profile imageAUTHOR

      Purple Perl 

      8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Les,watch out for my next tutorial which will be published shortly.

    • Les Trois Chenes profile image

      Les Trois Chenes 

      8 years ago from Videix, Limousin, South West France

      The map capsule was exactly what I was waiting for, and I think I could do with the Code capsule but don't know how to use it. I'm also vaguely wondering what the News one does. Any possibility of tutorials on this? Many thanks.

    • bayoulady profile image


      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I Will try this in September hubs. thanks!

    • Purple Perl profile imageAUTHOR

      Purple Perl 

      8 years ago from Bangalore,India


    • Shalini Kagal profile image

      Shalini Kagal 

      8 years ago from India

      I must try and use it, Purple Perl - look forward to more hubs on Hubtools.

    • Purple Perl profile imageAUTHOR

      Purple Perl 

      8 years ago from Bangalore,India

      Join me in the September HubPages Marks the Spot Contest where you need to use the MAP Capsule to qualify.

    • SteveoMc profile image


      8 years ago from Pacific NorthWest

      I never used the map tool before but now I might give it a try. Thanks


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