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What's your best advice for beginners on hubpages?

  1. vhayward profile image91
    vhaywardposted 2 years ago

    Hi, I'm new here and I am wondering what advice you would give based on your own experiences?

    1. peachpurple profile image76
      peachpurpleposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      yes, read the learning centre for the rules or see how those hubs with EC Editor Choice, the format of writing and design. I learned from them

      1. vhayward profile image91
        vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Good advice peachpurple, I think learning by example is a great strategy. I'll have to start following a few more hubbers smile

    2. lions44 profile image96
      lions44posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Be patient. Don't rush to publish; quality over quantity.  Take criticism well.  And edit, edit, edit.

    3. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hi vhayward,

      First of all, welcome to HubPages! As others have mentioned, the Learning Center and the FAQ are great places to get a general overview and answers to specific questions, respectively.

      My additional advice is that it can take a while to get the hang of things. Be patient and keep writing. We've got a great friendly community here, so don't hesitate to stop by the Forums if you need help. Best of luck!

      1. vhayward profile image91
        vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, I appreciate the encouragement. Everyone has been super helpful so far and I'm loving the community. Figuring out hub scores and traffic is a little more difficult but I'm sure I'll get there eventually. Thank you for your kind words and your advice!

  2. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 2 years ago

    Best advice;

    Click the help tab top right and follow the link to the "Learning Center"..... Lots of info to get you started..

    1. wilderness profile image95
      wildernessposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      LeanMan has it right - spend 20 hours or so studying all the information in the learning center.  Followed by the TOS, FAQ's and anything else HP has published for the newbie.

      1. vhayward profile image91
        vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Already doing that smile What I'm finding is that it just takes a lot of time and due diligence to build up your hub score and views.

  3. Sharp Points profile image92
    Sharp Pointsposted 2 years ago

    On top of that I would read hubs created by established users and look at the way they structure their hubs, along with other strategies they use.

  4. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    Whenever reading posts or threads offering advice, check the posted date.  You want to make sure you read info that is official from HubPages or posted after September 2014 because all the rules changed again, and you don't want old info.  That's been a big problem over this last year for new site users.

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Write from the heart or write about things you either love or are an expert or have an interest in.

    2. vhayward profile image91
      vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Relache, I've noticed that quite a bit has changed just before I joined. It can be very tedious weeding through the old and new advise, great tip! Thanks!

  5. Laeeka profile image82
    Laeekaposted 2 years ago

    I find that taking time to network and follow relevant subjects, forums and 'hubbers' is just as important as writing good content. Especially if you want to reach a wider audience.

  6. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 2 years ago

    Study SEO and keyword research, what you can find on the Net and here on this site. Apply what you learn and experiment. With that, write detailed and well-written articles.

    1. Laeeka profile image82
      Laeekaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well said and good point raised. Nowadays writing for an online audience is more complex than simply coming up with good content. Focus on SEO and keywords are critical tools in getting your writing out to more people.

      1. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Exactly, Laeeka. It's the best way, maybe the only, to reach people on the Net.

    2. vhayward profile image91
      vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I've only just begun looking into writing with keywords and SEO in mind. Do you have any forums or articles you would recommend that explain it well?

  7. clivewilliams profile image72
    clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Make sure you are prepared for the unknown!!!

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    Jill Mooreposted 2 years ago

    I'm pretty new myself and found reading through the Learning Centre really helped me. That and trying to get involved in the forums too. I don't always have much wisdom to impart but I try to contribute where I can.

    Be wary of following everyone who follows you - you can end up following those who write hubs which you have no interest in - which means you are hard pressed to make intelligent comments in response. I've tended to follow people who post regularly in the forum - if they say something interesting to me then I'll click on their user name and have a look at their profile. If they have some interesting / great hubs then I'll follow them and read their work which is just as good as the Learning Centre for showing you where the bar is - it's high! There are some outstanding writers here and I'm enjoying learning from them as well as the "official" bits of HubPages.

    1. ologsinquito profile image93
      ologsinquitoposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Don't write anything until you understand keywords. This is a mistake I made, and am now trying to correct.

    2. vhayward profile image91
      vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's really great advice Jill, thank you!

      Ologsinquito, do you have any good forums or blogs to recommend about keyword usage?

  9. paradigm search profile image61
    paradigm searchposted 2 years ago

    Along with all the other advice here; patience, patience, and patience. smile

    1. vhayward profile image91
      vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, that's what I'm learning smile

  10. erorantes profile image32
    erorantesposted 2 years ago

    You need to follow the instructions carefully. You need to find a place where there are no distractions. You need to concentrate in your article. You need to participate in all the hub pages community's activities. I am glad. You asked this question.  Thank you.

    1. vhayward profile image91
      vhaywardposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for your advice erorantes. I agree, you need to be able to focus on the article at hand in order to write something quality.

 
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