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The Super Cool Money Making Benefits of Sharing Other Hubbers Hubs

Updated on July 4, 2012

I'm all wound up and excited about sharing hubs!

So much so (excited) that I am concerned I may have jumped the gun a little bit. I was attracted to a hub called Hubber Alert because of the cool idea the author had that everyone who shared two of their own hubs in the comments area should:

  • get their hub shared by everybody else who commented;
  • share eveybody else's two hubs mentioned

This is a fantastic idea, as sharing each other's hubs has benefits for all, and I was so much attracted to the idea that I jumped in and left a comment, including links to two of my own hubs, and including the promise to share everybody else's two hubs to at least my HubPages followers and then also some to FaceBook or StumbleUpon.

Then it hit me: that little bit of wording beneath the commenting area (that you see just beneath the field for commenting when you are commenting, before you comment or as you leave a comment):

"Comments are not for promoting your Hubs or other sites."

And here everybody was doing it (promoting their own hubs.) I did too.

But because the idea was so cool (if everybody really did take the trouble to share everybody else's hubs and not simply leave links to their own two hubs) I ended up leaving two or three more comments, warning about the "Comments are not for promoting your Hubs or other sites" wording, and suggested the author delete the comments that had hub links in them, and simply put all of them into her hub - she had already started doing that, but wasn't deleting the comments that had the links in them.

I love her idea and do thoroughly believe it was mere oversight that had her asking hubbers to leave links to their hubs in their comments - people get excited and just get sucked right in and just do it - I did too. But that warning from HubPages is there, beneath the commenting area...

UPDATE: If any part of this hub is confusing, I've added a summary at the bottom of this hub, which may help.

What did I do next?

One of the comments I left offered a different solution - besides deleting the comments and repeating the links in her hub:

My other solution was that people just say they're keen to share other people's hubs, and then participants can visit their HubPages profile and share any two hubs by that hubber, that they want to - and can even come back to the comments and report that they have "done their job." Of course they also need to come back to the comments area to see if anyone else has been there since they last were, so that they can also visit those hubbers profiles and share two of their hubs - if new commenters are sharing only hubbers hubs who commented before them, who is going to share the new commenters hubs unless old commenters come back from time to time to see if there have been any new comments.

I mentioned and menton here again, using different words, I think, so no duplicate content! that perhaps my idea was more suitable, because besides not getting into any trouble due to promoting one's hubs in the commenting area, and although people would not likely get their two hubs they wanted shared, actually shared, rather let hubbers share whichever two hubs of hubbers they wanted to share - ie get to pick their own two hubs to share for each hubber.

My reasoning behind this is that many people have a rough idea of what kind of people follow them - a hubber may write in only one niche, for eg about car insurance, and their followers may be mostly men or those who can afford many cars and who worry about what car insurance to get. Their followers are less likely to be interested in topics that are far removed from car insurance or cars - so sharing a selected hub (on a complety different, far-removed topic) to those followers is less likely to get that hub read by them. If people who write about cars and car insurance can choose which hubs to share, they are more likely going to share a hub that in some way possibly relates to cars - they know it is more likely to interest their followers.

And what did I do after that?

I also left another comment saying I had shared (only to my HubPages followers so far) many of the links in the comments (as that was the whole idea!) but stopped for a break for fear of seeming like a spammer to my HubPages followers, even though the hubs I was sharing were not my own.

I wanted to let people know that I'd done some sharing, because it's so easy to just leave your own two links to be shared, and then never do any sharing yourself - if eveybody did that, no sharing would actually take place. When you let people know that you have actually done some sharing, they are usually more motivated to get some sharing done themselves too.

Now that the background is out of the way, what are the benefits of sharing other hubbers hubs?

Increasing traffic to ones hubs is essential if one wants to increase one's HubPages earnings.

The more traffic hubs get, the more impressions ads receive and there are more people seeing ads that interest them that they may want to click so they can go visit that site to learn more about the advertised product or service.

Doing a good job of sharing other hubbers hubs can help your traffic increase; when traffic increases, so can your earnings.

So how does sharing other hubs increase your own hubs traffic?

  • If more people are sharing your hubs, more people get to see links to them, and may visit your hub;
  • If you are doing more sharing of other people's hubs to your folllowers on HubPages, your own profile link is also displayed more - on your HubPages followers' homepage feed - as the sharer of whoever's hub you are sharing;
  • Other hubbers see that you often share other hubbers hubs, so are more likely to think: "Cool, if I share one of this hubbers hubs, maybe they'll also share one of mine."

Super Cool Money Making Benefits of Sharing Other Hubbers Hubs on Outside Sites

When sharing other hubbers hubs on sites outside of HubPages, include your referral code - and when somebody visits those hubs, having clicked your referral link, you get to earn a little from having sent a reader to that page.

These little earnings can add up over time if you keep sharing other hubbers hubs, and there's a further benefit too, if you bother to make use of this tip: Before sharing somebody else's hub, leave an interesting, lengthy and honest comment on it - so that when you send somebody else to that page, you are not only helping that hubber, and not only earning a bit from having sent somebody else to that page using your referral link, but are also helping in getting more people to see your own profile link.

Remember to try and make your profile interesting, so that people are more keen to view the titles of your hubs (on your profile), more keen to choose one, more keen to click it, and more keen to go read your hub.

If you want to try increase your earnings on HubPages, get started increasing how often you share other hubbers hubs!

update - SUMMARY

  1. If you want to try increase your earnings on HubPages, sharing the hubs of others can help you do that.
  2. If you want to try increase your earnings on HubPages, try and get your profile link displayed more - sharing the hubs of others gets your profile link displayed in the homepage feeds of your HubPages followers, and if you have first commented on somebody else's hub before sharing it, that's your profile link displayed even more.
  3. Also share the hubs of others on outside sites - when doing this, include your HubPages referral tracker in the link to the hubber's hub - then you have the chance to earn from having sent traffic to another hubber's hub - and may even have the reader sign up to join HubPages - meaning possible even further earnings for you, especially if the new hubber you have referred publishes many or good hubs.
  4. If you do not use your referral tracker when linking to hubs from outside sites, all you get is exposure of your profile link (IF you left a comment on that hub).
  5. Sharing is good for all - for both the hubber getting his or her hub shared, and for the hubber doing the sharing.


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    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Ellen - Thanks, and welcome back to HubPages!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Athlyn Green is correct - do try and remember to include your referral link when linking to any hub from sites outside of HubPages.

    • Ellen Karman profile image

      Ellen Karman 

      6 years ago from medina, Ohio

      Thanks, I started sharing other hubs just recently before I even really knew what it was about, I'm so glad I ran across this because I just saw that someone shared one of mine. I'm new, well started two years ago but illness kept me away so I am back and still learning about this. thank you, Oh and and I always promote hubs on facebook .

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      Teresa Davis 

      6 years ago from Moscow, Texas

      Thanks for the info..we have all read the rules on hubpages but like you said we all get caught up and leave our links when we shouldn't. Thanks for making us aware and how to overcome that. I always try to promote on my twitter and facebook accounts.

    • Athlyn Green profile image

      Athlyn Green 

      6 years ago from West Kootenays

      It is important to make sure you are signed in and that your HubPages referral tracker is included in the link you post. This can be easily accessed at the bottom on Hubs. This is good way to earn a little extra while promoting others' Hubs.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      6 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I too will have to come back on this one, lol. I do know you can't leave links in the comments, but the trade off I will have to look at when the brain is turned on, lol. Good to see you and see you excited!

    • MichaelOlsen profile image


      6 years ago from Michigan

      Great ideas here! I wish more people would understand the benefits of helping promote one another's hubs!

    • prasetio30 profile image


      6 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I also learn something great from another hubber, including this hub. I always believed that HubPages is still the best for me. I never find the site like this. Thanks for writing and share with us. Success for you!


    • Nell Rose profile image

      Nell Rose 

      6 years ago from England

      Hi, yes the sharing idea is good, the best way is facebook etc, but its a great way of getting hubs out there that others may have missed, and I for one learn so much from other hubs, all the things I never knew I didn't know! lol! voted up and shared, nell

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      Joan Veronica Robertson 

      6 years ago from Concepcion, Chile

      Hey, I got sucked in too! But I did experience an incredible rise in views and traffic, so the idea is basically the correct thing to do. I will continue to share as much as I can Thanks for clearing this up!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Caribbeanmedskuls - thanks for the comment and welcome to HubPages!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Karre - I did add a summary at the bottom of the hub - I guess those sentences in it are not very short, but I do hope it helps.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ Melchi - thanks - yes, what goes around comes around - often in good ways!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ editorsupremo - thanks for the commment - I was sucked in too - it was so exciting - Angela wrote an excellent hub and had an excellent idea, though, and she deserves any praise she gets for inspiring hubbers to wake up to the benefits of sharing other hubbers hubs.

    • editorsupremo profile image


      6 years ago from London, England

      Oh dear I am one of those who got sucked into leaving links in the comment box as to what hubs I wanted othersto share. I should of known better but the hype drew me in. So thank you Teresa for highlighting the error of Hub Alert and sharing alternatives to sharing hubs.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @Angela - thanks, and I hope you can get your hub up and running again too - I wasn't yet done with sharing all the hubs mentioned in your hub or comments! Failing getting it back up again, it was still an incredibly inspiring and motivating hub, and many hubbers had already read it, and hopefully will go on to spread the word about the importance or benefits of sharing other hubs, and that they actually do a lot of sharing themselves, too. I was certainly inspired to do my best to comment more, and to share more - thank you.

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      Angela Brummer 

      6 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      Great ideas. I did check my hub for any violations and apparently the listing everyone hubs in the body of the hub was a violation, unrelated links. So I revised it and they will look at it and see if anything else needs changed. Although my traffice and income nearly doubled in just a few days! So I am hopes that we can get this back up and running. Otherwise we learned that we can learn by sharing and continue to share one anothers articles and we have made contacts with like minds.

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      Melissa Flagg COA OSC 

      6 years ago from Rural Central Florida

      Indeed!!! This is the best way to do it. Chances are that all your hubs will get more traffic and not just 2 particular ones, simply because everyone has different interests. I've been a lot more active in reading hubs and commenting and I've noticed a huge increase in my traffic, which I assume helps with google ranking.

      Great hub! Voted up and Shared!!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ dallas93444 - thanks, and, exactly!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @billybuc - thanks - and I've added a summary at the bottom - which may help you early in the mornings!

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      6 years ago

      I am going to follow your lead. Thank you for sharing all the information I have been missing since I started hubbing five days ago.

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      Karre Schaefer 

      6 years ago from Eskridge, Kansas

      Interesting and helpful. Not sure I understand how it all works, I'm not that savvy. Can it be explained in 5 quick sentences? lol. Voted up. Karre.

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      Melanie Chisnall 

      6 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Teresa, this is such great advice! I am really seeing the benefits of sharing hubs, and having my hubs shared - such a fantastic idea. And, a bit of good karma doesn't do any harm, does it? Thanks for this! Voted up and sharing :)

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      Dallas W Thompson 

      6 years ago from Bakersfield, CA

      Good ideas! Perhaps the concept of simply treating others the way we want to be treated applies!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Great idea Teresa! I have to give this some thought to make sure I understand what you are saying but in theory it makes sense. Too early in the morning for me to tackle too much too soon. :)

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thank you Hawaiian Odysseus! The intention of the author of Hubber Alert was definitely good, and I am in no way saying it wasn't - I'm glad you see that. Thanks.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @shall1432 - thanks, I think? Not sure if you mean my own exposure by piggy back riding or that everyone can increase their exposure by sharing the work of others - the aim of this hub was just to highlight that leaving hub links in comments is frowned upon by HubPages, and to try to give some motivation for people to really get into sharing the hubs of others, by telling them the benefits of it as best as I could. Thanks for your comment.

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      Thank you Trinity M - good luck with figuring it all out - I wish you success!

    • Teresa Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Teresa Schultz 

      6 years ago from East London, in South Africa

      @ rajan - thanks - and also for the reminder about Brett Tesol's hub - I think I've shared it already, after a glance, but not yet fully read it - gotta do that today!

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      Hawaiian Odysseus 

      6 years ago

      Brilliant, honest, empathetic of fellow Hubbers, and instructional!

      I'm very grateful for your wakeup call. But you didn't stop there. You went on to wrote a wonderful Hub that underscores Hubber Alert's good intent while presenting it in a format-correct manner sprinkled with your very own creative and practical strategies. In so doing, you help promote and protect this wonderful literary community. Thank you, Teresa!

      Voted up, awesome, useful, and interesting!

    • shall1432 profile image


      6 years ago from Boynton Beach, FL

      That's a good way of exploding your exposure. Piggy back riding is an old style that has always worked.

    • Trinity M profile image

      Trinity M 

      6 years ago

      Interesting hub Teresa. Not sure if I understood how all the sharing is done but will give this another read and hopefully figure it all out! Thanks. :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Good suggestions. Voted up & useful. Socially shared and with followers.

    • rajan jolly profile image

      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Teresa, sharing of hubs is a cool way of getting more traffic to your hubs, in effect. Your suggestion not to leave links in the comments box are commendable since hubpages doesn't support this. Your suggestion instead is in line with what, Brett Tesol, another hubber who in fact, started the 'sharing' ball rolling, suggests.

      Voted up and useful. Socially shared.


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