Two of my articles have been featured for more than 6 mos. But I haven't earned a single cent on my account. Why is this so> I have written articles for the past 4 years and until now, I haven't received a penny. What shall I do?
The first thing I noticed is that none of your articles have a summary. This is really important as that is what attracts people to read your article. Make sure you include this as a first step.
Also, try and make your titles more inviting such as: 7 Simple Ways to Reverse Sugar Addiction instead of Reverse Sugar Addiction.
You have to earn at least $50 before receiving income so you need to concentrate on increasing your traffic which will translate into more earnings. Do you share your hubs on social media? I receive quite a bit of traffic from Pinterest. Also small amounts from Twitter and Flipboard. Do you share your hubs on Facebook?
yes but sometimes i cant find the twitter icon
Hi Moli. First, you should capitalize your last name in your public profile (unless you intentionally style it that way). Second, I looked at a couple of your lead profile hubs -- the one about salad and "Welcome Back Fat!," which is a great title -- and they are both just a solid block of type with no photos, videos, shout-outs, or any other element that would keep a person interested and entertained. If your articles are just a long piece of uninterrupted type, readers are likely to tune out. More readers = more income!
An article that is featured means that it has passed the QAP. It does not mean there's a guarantee that people will read it. You need to find search friendly, undersaturated topics that are evergreen in nature and write about them. Then you might start earning.
I checked your profile and see that you have written 79 articles but only 6 have been featured. I must tell you that just looking at five of the six titles would make me never want to read them. With so many unfeatured articles, I think it's time for you to go back and start updating.
However, first you need to take the time to read about producing stellar hubs in the learning center.
The first thing I'd suggest is to go to your My Earnings page, click on "Settings" and make sure your Adsense ID is correctly entered and showing as active.
Secondly, go to your Adsense account and log in. Check to see if there are any messages along the top of the page. If it's telling you there are "unverified sites" using your account, click on the link in the message and check. Make sure HubPages is ticked as "verified".
Finally, are you enrolled in the HP Ads program? If you're not, then you won't ever see any earnings on HubPages itself - it all goes straight to your Adsense account. It would be worth signing up for the HP Ads program to see if that improves your rate of earning.
I've been away for a while and not very helpful on feedback right now but I'd be curious to see what anyone else has to say about this ...
Please do not share your hubs on social media networks unless they are a good fit for that network and have enticing and engaging photos.
Hubbers who share every single one of their hubs on social media is what got hubs temporarily banned from Pinterest.
Also, when sharing on Twitter, compose an engaging tweet and please take part in the community.
If you use a social media site just to dump a link, you're doing it wrong.
(Not accusing you of anything, but just putting my two cents in since how others share their hubs on social media affects how HubPages is viewed as a whole and thus how my hubs are viewed. HubPages has a bad rep on some social media sites as just being spam.)
I share all of my hubs on Pinterest, my main source of traffic, and I've never been banned. Perhaps because I have many other boards on other topics. I tweet a hub every day, like you say with an engaging sentence and have no problems with Twitter.
One more thing - I agree with TT2 that your Hubs aren't likely to earn much in their current state.
I have a Hub called "How to Optimise Your Hubs", which I recommend you study carefully, then revise your Hubs accordingly. You'll find it on the slider on my profile.
by Srikanth R 14 months ago
Please share your experience.
by Janis Leslie Evans 3 years ago
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by ShailaSheshadri 17 months ago
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