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What I Know about Hubpages

Updated on August 22, 2016
Me and some of my grandchildren playing computer games.
Me and some of my grandchildren playing computer games.

1. A hub that is very popular today may be in last place tomorrow. The same goes for our own score. It seems to vacillate with the weather. I try not to get depressed when my score is heading down, but I can’t help getting euphoric when it starts going up. My goal is to be in the 90s for more than a couple of days!

2. Hubbers love to learn new ways to improve their traffic. You have to continually work to get traffic. There are plenty of sites out there that claim to bring tons of traffic to you, but most of them you either have to wear out your fingers clicking on their zillion sites so those same sites can click on yours, or you can pay for them to send you the traffic.

3. Hubbers must be very shy or ugly because not too many of them like to use their own pictures on their profile! I wish I knew what they really looked like.  thranax I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s hudsonj1994 prettydarkhorse Ivorwen just to name a few. Or maybe it is better that I don’t! I changed from my own picture to a silly one and my score went down – maybe I should stick with my real photo or even better use one of someone that is gorgeous.

4. If you add a link to your hub on facebook or digg, some people will only reply on facebook or digg. They do not comment on your actual hub. This defeats the purpose of sending out the link. People other than hubbers are reluctant to leave a message on your hub. They just peek and then go. Dang!!

5. It is good to link like hubs together. That way if they like the hub they are on, they will probably click on the related hub. I am still learning lots of tricks like that from the smarter more experienced hubbers.

6. You can get your hub on several search engines at once by using pingomatic.com http://pingomatic.com/

7. Hubs with a score of less than 75 will most likely not make money for you. That is why they keep reminding us that quality is better than quantity. Of course it depends on the subject, but most great hubs take a bit more time, research and effort to put together.

8. It does matter how you set up your hub. Just using the first template available for your hub, as I did in the beginning, is not so effective. Appropriate pictures, youtube videos, polls and rss feeds take time to find, but add a lot to your hub.

9. Pictures of pretty girls do bring in more traffic.

http://hubpages.com/hub/Ancient-Indian-Beauty-Secrets

is my most visited hub. Maybe I need to post more attractive women in my hubs.

10. The forum can be a scary place! Controversial topics seem to find the forums and because no two hubbers think exactly alike, it can almost get out of hand. I have been shocked by a few of the comments I have seen – especially to do with religion. I am glad they have banned a few hubbers that got carried away with vulgarity and bashing. Some hubbers would do well to keep a very open mind and control their fingers.

So to Hubpages, thank you for the lessons learned. I still have a long way to go. I appreciate those who help those of us who are wannabe writers. Here is a little HubLOVE for you!!

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks so much marcoujor - wishing you well in your Hubpages adventures.

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    Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

    elayne001~~ I wanted to start with this as the first (of what I hope to be many) of the wonderful articles I will read of yours... I plan to refer back/ as I found some helpful hints and a refreshingly pleasant perspective!!

    Voted UP, USEFUL & AWESOME~~ thanks!

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I appreciate that htodd.

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    htodd 6 years ago from United States

    Great thoughts

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I think we will continue learning as long as we are here on Hubpages - there are a few experts, and I hope to be one some day. Thanks for commenting georgiecarlos.

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    georgiecarlos 6 years ago from Philippines

    Thank you for sharing this! I thought I already knew enough but turns out, there are still a lot of things I need and can learn in this community

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you denise mohan. Now I have finished over 200 hubs and still learning. Can't help but bear your soul when you write. I appreciate your comments.

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    denise mohan 6 years ago from California

    50 is BIG and I know this is an old hub. I feel your soul in your writing, no matter what it is about.

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad you stopped by KKalmes. Your observations are appreciated.

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    KKalmes 6 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

    Hello Elayne001, glad to find you and read a hub or two... you are very straight forward in your writing and that is great... appreciate the fan mail and will respond in kind!

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    Elayne 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Sometimes when I stay away from HP for a while, my score goes up - go figure? Then when I post a new hub every day, it goes down. I have given up trying to figure it out and just go on writing hubs. Thanks for your comments angela_michelle.

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    Angela Michelle Schultz 6 years ago from United States

    I had to giggle about the avatar choices. I don't put a picture of myself for a few reasons. One of the main reasons is because I spend more time behind the camera than in front of it.

    It does surprise me how much the numbers fluctuate. :) Fortunately, I have remained in teh 90's since i hit them, and I'm curious how long that will last. I know once I have a lazy spell, it's going to go right back down. :)

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    No problem thranax. You can choose any avatar you want. Glad you finally dropped by since I mentioned you. I'm sure you are just about as ugly as any one else on here. lol

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    Andrew 7 years ago from Rep Boston MA

    Ugly!! What do you mean i'm ugly lol! Thanks.

    Im just kiddin, I know a lot of people wonder what I look like, but there are reasons like you said to my madness. Sometimes with a real picture people are open to evil thoughts that they wouldn't be. It can be skin color, religion, or even age - hell even hair color that can make you think differently.

    I think i picked the image I want people to think of me with, and thats good enough.

    ~thranax~

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Scores at hubpages go up and down so often I try not to look at it very often. Life is too short to worry about those things. Just enjoy your writing.

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    Support Med. 7 years ago from Michigan

    This hub is actually encouraging to me, still being fairly new here. When I see my score go down, I say 'Already!' But, as you stated that's just how it goes. Congrats for your staying power!!!!!!!!!!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I agree 2uesday. I learn so much from reading other hubs. 'ppreciate your comments. Happy Hubbing!

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    2uesday 7 years ago

    A good hub for anyone new to HubPages to read. I enjoyed reading it as it is always good to check out another 'Hubbers' - hubbing experience thank you.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for stopping by RTalloni. Glad you enjoyed it.

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    RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

    Enjoyed and appreciated this hub very much!

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    jimcain207 7 years ago from HUMPHREY, ARKANSAS

    Thanks for sharing. Good info. I learned something from your hub. I did not know about pingomatic. That was a new one for me. There is so much to be learned.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks for your comments floating mind. Hope you have success with your traffic. Aloha!

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    floating mind 7 years ago from Chicago, Illinois

    Good hub and good tips for improving traffic to hubs. I'm still learning about the traffic thing, but I am having fun in the process.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you wannabwestern. I used to be gorgeous too! lol. Thanks for your comments.

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    Carolyn Augustine 7 years ago from The Land of Tractors

    You've articulated several things about HubPages that I've noticed too but never would have thought to share. I tend to stay on the fringe of the forums and appreciate your comments about profile pics. I am pretty touchy about my profile pic because I used to be sooooo gorgeous when I was younger LOL! You have a fascinating selection of topics and I can't wait to read more!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you Mitch for your dropping in. Hope you are successful in your efforts.

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    Mitch King 7 years ago from Wilsoville, OR, USA

    Thanks for sharing the expertise and insite you have gathered up during your time here.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Glad to oblige pinkhawk. Glad you stopped by.

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    pinkhawk 7 years ago from Pearl of the Orient

    ...thank you very much ma'am for sharing, i discover something different and something interesting... :)

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks Kosmo. I'll have to check out your hubs - I'm sure you have plenty to say.

    I appreciate your comments derekmaxmarketing - You are right, you never know, so I'll be here for as long as it takes : )

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    derekmaxmarketing 7 years ago

    Hi, elayne001!

    It was so nice coming across your hub page. I totally feel your words. I am on the same page as you. Thank you very much for your tips. I will continue to work at this. I will not give up. Just keep moving forward. No matter the outcome... It has been a learning experience. Maybe an experience that just might be used somewhere else... you never know.

    All The Best!

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    Kelley 7 years ago from California

    It took me quite awhile to pass 50 hubs. So now I suppose I could write one of these, though I still don't have much to say about how one actually earns "meaningful" money on these things. Maybe after my 100th!... Later!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Good on ya Artemus - thanks for the comment.

    Thank you Rubenkings - We can only get better!!

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    Ruben Reyes 7 years ago from Juarez Chihuahua, Mexico.

    great information. Thanks for sharing. I need it.

    God Bless you.

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    Artemus Gordon 7 years ago

    Congrats on the 50 hubs!! You are so right about the quality on hubs, this is something I work hard on.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you Hope, Duchess OBlunt and Janetta. I feel so special today. Actually if I see some of my hubs not doing so well, I ping them and usually see a few hits. It is fun.

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    Janetta 7 years ago

    WOW!! congrats on passing 50 hubs and getting picked as a hubnugget wannabe!! :D I see you've been paying attention lol

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    Duchess OBlunt 7 years ago

    I love it when I can read a hub, enjoy the way it is written and glean some information. I did not know about pingomatic, so you can be sure I will be checking that out.

    50 hubs! You Go Girl!

    HubNugget Wannabe Nomination? AWESOME

    Good luck!

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    Hope Wilbanks 7 years ago from Louisiana

    Thanks for the tip on pingomatic.com....I hadn't heard of this one either. I'm going to start using it and see how it helps. :)

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    I try not to take anything too seriously - especially in the forums - watch out in there PinkWeddingDresse. They wait to pounce on you especially on the topic of religion. Best of luck to you. Aloha!

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    PinkWeddingDresse 7 years ago from Singapore

    Love this hub, I think you are humorous. I am new to Hubpages I hope I'll be able to write my own "What I Know about Hubpages After Writing XX Hubs" like you. :)

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you very much oderog. Great points! You are right! Aloha.

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    oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

    Thanks elayne001. This is a great piece of information from you, just a quick one on point

    4. It depends on what the person was looking for to leave a comment, I have a hub on computers but majority of those who leave their comments are non hubbers who find the information useful, if your reader find your hub useful they will give you a comment regardless of where they are from

    7. Yes Hubs with less than 75 score are likely not to make you money if they don't receive targeted traffic from search engine. So here it is targeted traffic that will make you money, you can have a hub with a 100 score with high traffic but earning you 0000 dollars

    Those are my thoughts and observation from my own hubs, otherwise your hub is great, keep it up

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks so much for your comments jill of alltrades, anginwau and Set's All Set. It is great we can all learn from each other.

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    Set's All Set 7 years ago from New England

    Thanks for the hub. I will take your lesson to heart as I continue my journey to 50!

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    anglnwu 7 years ago

    Congratulations on your 50th hub and hubnugget nomination. Agree with most of your observations and as a former hubnugget nominee, I wish you the best of luck.

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    jill of alltrades 7 years ago from Philippines

    Congratulations on being a hubnugget! Well deserved!

    Great ideas on this hub!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Would love to hear more from you elisabethkcmo. Thanks!

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    elisabethkcmo 7 years ago from Just East of Oz

    Some of this stuff I did, some I didn't, enjoyed it all..

    and kudos for the nomination!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you RedElf - I appreciate that!

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    RedElf 7 years ago from Canada

    Congratulations on your 50th and on your nomination!

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you James and jiberish. I appreciate your comments.

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    jiberish 7 years ago from florida

    Congrad's on your 50th!

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    James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

    Thanks for the tip about pingomatic. Congratulations on your 50th Hub and your HubNugget nomination. I hope you win.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thank you so much Glenn Stok and masmasika. I hope you benefit from the lessons I have learned here on hubpages. I know I have many more to learn too.

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    masmasika 7 years ago

    HI, great information. Thanks for sharing.

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    Glenn Stok 7 years ago from Long Island, NY

    Great information. Thanks. I'm voting for you for this week's HubNugget.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks to you all for your comments! I am so excited to see who wins - this is fun!

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    Kathleen 7 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

    Thanks for some great information, and good luck with the hubnugget challenge!

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    judydianne 7 years ago from Palm Harbor, FL

    Didn't know about pingomatic.com. Thanks for sharing. Good luck on your nomination.

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    retellect 7 years ago from United Kingdom

    Good luck on the nomination, I wish we all could win the hubnugget challenge :) I made the list too!

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    rmcrayne 7 years ago from San Antonio Texas

    Well done elayne. Congrats on HubNuggets. I've been here 10 wks now and can relate to most of what you said, especially about the forums.

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    Elayne 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains

    Thanks so much ripplemaker. Every day at hubpages is an education. I am enjoying it immensely.

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    Michelle Simtoco 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

    Congratulations for passing the 50th mark. I recalled it took me so long to reach my 50th hub. LOL But that's okay, I'm not into a contest with anyone. Indeed there are things that we get to learn while we are here.

    Another huge congratulations to you for being a Hubnugget Wannabe! Yes, this hub is! To see this lively event up in the sky, just click this link please and off you go! http://hubpages.com/hubnuggets10/hub/October-Sky-F...

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    Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

    Cute Hub! My joined date is 3 weeks off for some unknown reason. I've been here for 9 weeks and the lessons I've learned and my thoughts are similar to yours. Thanks for sharing and keep up the great work.:D

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    dohn121 7 years ago from Hudson Valley, New York

    Whether or not you think you have a long way or not, you're certainly on the right track. Congratulations on your 50th hub! I hope to see around :D

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    Liana 7 years ago

    I love your hubs, if only to learn what you are really thinking :)!

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    I appreciate your thoughts. I've yet to try and make money on hub pages because I'm not sure it's worth my time. I looked into it a while ago and I got turned off when they asked for my checking account. Is that really necessary or did I imagine it?

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