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Publishing Hubs with Disabled Ads...What is the Point?

Updated on May 4, 2012

What is the Point of Publishing Hubs with Disabled Ads?

We are all on hubpages for a reason but our reasons are as diverse as our hubs. We share a common desire to be great writers who are well received and who are paid for our efforts. So why would an author publish a Hub with disabled ads or a hub in which they are certain the ads will be disabled and they will not be financially compensated? Most certainly hubs which have disabled ads are atleast controversial enough to warrant scorn from our peers. So why write a hub in which it will not be well received and the author will not be financially compensated?

There are Several Reason to Write such Hubs.

  • Sometimes writers have an obligation not only to entertain but also to inform. Hubpages is exceptionally educational.
  • Just because a hub topic is not well received today doesn't mean it will not be relevant in the future. Although the ads were disabled and I was not compensated The David Allen Gore hubs proved to be important to inform the public before his execution. Gore had been in jail so long it was as if everyone had forgotten what he had done. This made his execution unpalatable. By informing the public about Gore's actions his execution was not stayed.
  • Atleast for me writing is not about the money. Don't get me wrong I would like to be compensated. But if I can inform the public about dangers in their community and provide my reader with the skills to be self preserving then I have done my job. There is not greater love affair then that of the author with their readers.
  • When you publish an article that you will not be directly compensated for you will still get your name out there as a writer and if people like your work they will continue to read your work. So it is an indirect marketing tool.
  • Finally you can create internal links back to articles that you are compensated for as a direct marketing tool.

In conclusion

Controversy sells even if the ads are disabled if it is well written and informative. However, it may not be some people's preference to read such articles. After all they get enough bad news just turning on the television. Sometimes they just want to read something light and enlightening. So you will have to write to your target audience. My target audience has been everyone so I have written on a variety of topics. The most important things to remember is that you are always self advertising when you write. You become the label even when the ads are disabled on your work. I believe I have 521 articles and I have several articles which have disabled ads. I will provide links and let you be the judge of whether you believe the articles are a public service or self advertisement.


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    • JT Walters profile image

      JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida

      Thanks Seeker7,

      I wrote from a pro-society stance. Thank you for appreciating the work. I know we are encouraged to write positive things on HP but sometimes I believe we have to write about what is going on in the world even if it is not perceived as positive. Thank you very much.


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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      An excellent hub and I salute your stance on getting information out before thinking about the money! I definately think that the articles you've written that had the ads disabled are not only very valuable now - but will become even more so in the future. The reason being they are written to inform and from a real belief in what you have written - not from any bias of money! For me, you are a true writer and an excellent one at that!!

      Voted up!!