New to HUBPAGES and need some confirmation

Jump to Last Post 1-4 of 4 discussions (10 posts)
  1. profile image0
    brr206posted 4 years ago

    1) Hubpages is the only article website that will allow articles that promote a business within them, true?  Are there others?

    FYI: I references my books and workshops to learn more about the topics of the article.

    2) Is Hubpages the best commission website of its kind on the internet?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image97
      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Hi brr,

      Welcome to HubPages! HP is not a commission site. Rather, authors on HubPages write articles and earn money over time based on the ad revenue generated by those articles. Here's how our earnings programs work: … y-HubPages

      HubPages does not allow authors to create Hubs for the purpose of promoting a business. You can read more about our overly-promotional guidelines in the FAQ:

    2. Marisa Wright profile image96
      Marisa Wrightposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      There are many others.  Squidoo, Wizzley, Infobarrel, Seekyt, to name a few. 

      As Christy says, HubPages doesn't want articles that exist only to promote your business.  However, if you write valuable articles offering great advice, you can have a link to your business on every Hub and it will be fine.  The same applies to the other sites

      And if by "commission website" you mean "revenue-sharing website", I have to say yes, I've found it to be the highest-earning.

  2. profile image0
    brr206posted 4 years ago

    Does anyone allow such articles?

  3. Gavino profile image76
    Gavinoposted 4 years ago

    I do believe you can have self serving links on Ezine Articles. No more than two though. And Squidoo is not bad either, although they do have some rules when it comes to certain products.

  4. Glenn Stok profile image100
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    If you have a business and you want to promote it with articles you are writing, why not consider making your own business site and putting your articles directly on your own site. That's what I do, and it works very well.

    Registering a domain is only a couple of dollars a year. And there are many good hosting companies out there. look up "web hosting."

    Your articles will actually add value to the site and bring in search engine traffic. Business sites that do nothing but sell, don't do well. But your articles will enhance this and give people a reason to visit.

    1. profile image0
      brr206posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone.  I am building an article website for myself as we speak.  I am under the impression that article databases, such as hubpages and ezine have better search engine results (?)

      As well, hupages helps you make money with embedded links.  BY the way, do any other article databases offer these earnings?

      1. IzzyM profile image88
        IzzyMposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I think you are under the impression that Hubpages is an article directory.

        There are search results to suggest it is, but it isn't and never was, to my knowledge.

        The primary purposes of article directories are to provide content other people can re-use. They effectively copy your article for their website, and if you have included links to your own site, then the chances are your links will be copied too, thus generating backlinks and pushing them higher in the Google serps.

        Ezine certainly was an article directory, though whether it still is I don't know.

        The idea was that you wrote a brilliant piece that everyone would want to share and re-publish.

        Brings us back to the point that Hubpages is NOT an article directory, and anyone would break copyright laws by copying articles.

        In that sense, you would not want your articles copied, with embedded links or otherwise.

        In fact, just today, Matt Cutts from Google slammed article directories - … ks-Just-No

        You make money here by writing such brilliant content that people just must read. The more readers you have, the more money you will earn.

        Simple as that.

        Can't believe I just said that!

    2. Gavino profile image76
      Gavinoposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Squidoo is a very good article database as well.

      1. Glenn Stok profile image100
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Squidoo is not an article database, which implies a collection of articles that can be taken and used elsewhere. And HubPages is not an article database either. See IzzyM's comment above, she explained it well.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)