Yes if the person knows about google. Google is used on lots of things and so is amazon affiliates. I would listen to them about those things if that is what they were talking about. They may have experience with google and how to earn money with it.
One hubber was throwning a fit last night about HP's choice on advertising, and that is just a boring old argument. If you do not like that this site has advertising then there are plenty of other options for running an ad free blog.
I take all advice with the spirit in which it was given. If the advice is about writing, and I haven't read a word they've written, I might think twice about their input. But, again, it depends on the information of which they are advising me.
Yes, I like to read just incase they are saying something worth while. No point in ignoring someone who may be trying to help if they are new. They may know way more than me which wouldn't be much. I do not know all the good stuff about google and amazon, but I sure would peer into any helpful info.
To add to my last comment, I have gotten in a forum and posted something only to be ignored and the information was something that I knew something about. It was their choice to ignore it. They lose, not me.
Everyone has to start somewhere - we all began our accounts on here with no hubs - does that mean we were all less knowledgable until our first hub was published? Seems a bit snobbish to me, ignoring a person's advice simply because they haven't done a hub yet!
You have a good point, however I wouldn't say it is snobbish.
If someone gives out advice, I usually want to see something they have written or know something about their background.
There are several forum "advisers" here who have been on HubPages for a long time, have many, many excellent articles and are earning well. These things make their advice seem more valid. All of us have learned by experience.
They have some control and choose not to excersise it. It's business. Period. You can make some money based upon ethics, emotion and good feeling. You can make a whole lot more by focusing on the money. And, to be honest, that would be classed as the better business model.
I just choose not to get worked up over certain ads. I thought the Scientology ads were kind of funny actually. My dad did some electrical work for a Scientology retreat, and while we do not agree with their ideas, they were pretty humorous. If people are adults I think they should do enough research to know any ad is usually just promoting themselves in a good light. L Ron Hubbard ads have been on the television here in the US for years.
I think that I would consider someone that does not contribute a hub after being here a month or so to be a lurker. I would question their motives for being here. The idea that they may be a second profile of an existing member makes sense, but I can't imagine what someone would get out of it.
It's a bit unfair to assume that just because a person doesn't have a lot of hubs that they know nothing about making money here or even how to build a hub.
I have a lot of experience off-hubpages in many different areas of affiliate marketing and making money online, and while I'm relatively new to hubpages (at least in realising the potential of what you can acheive here) I certainly wouldn't call myself a newbie or say my advice is worthless.
As some other hubbers have mentioned, don't judge a hubber by his cover, listen to what he or she has to say and THEN decide if their advice is worth taking or not.
I've never really thought much about this issue, though ive noticed it many times. They may be experts where they are coming from, testing the waters to see if they'll like HP. If its worth their while. Im very open when it gets to learning. I've learnt a thing or two from people who dont know as much as i do. Online and offline, so, i give everyone a chance to impart what they know. I always thirst for knowledge. From any source, as long as i learn something from it.
In defence of the newbies.. it takes a little time to become acclimatised and the forums actually do help with that. I wouldn't presume to tell anyone how to work the site.. but I can chat about other stuff.
I think it depends on what the advice is about. If it's something non-HubPages-specific, I wouldn't think twice about taking it seriously (if it generally looked like someone knew what they were talking about; and it usually shows when people do know what they're talking about).
If it were about HubPages specifically, I wouldn't take it too seriously. There are some things that only time on HubPages helps someone know about. True, it could be one of those "alter-egos" - but I'd wonder, then, "Why not post the answer under the name/avatar that shows all the person's writing?"
I would just like to point out that even those who are new to hubpages may have vast Internet experience, know and fully understand SEO and have other successful businesses online that have been profitable for many years.
Don't know if it happens on this site, but like on ebay, people have a login for posting auctions and then a seperate log in they use for posting on the forum. That way it keeps people from bash or spamming an auction due to something they said.
Here on hp, I could see it if they want to say rude things and then not have to worry about people hitting the "no" I don't like that hub button at the bottom.
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