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How is it that some hubbers post 8 or 10 articles in one day? Am I naive? Ghost

  1. FCEtier profile image75
    FCEtierposted 7 years ago

    How is it that some hubbers post 8 or 10 articles in one day?
    Am I naive? Ghost writers?

    I've seen some hubs that look like "copy and paste" stuff from catalogs, articles with poor grammar, and illogical conclusions. Then I post a comment and the reply reads like it was written by a robot.  Do hubbers actually automate their responses?

  2. Instgtr profile image80
    Instgtrposted 7 years ago

    Posting 9 or 10 articles in one day is probably giving them a few cents a day (if that).  Posting one article a day that has some quality in it would (in my opinion) make a lot more "cents"...

    Whereas posting one or two articles of HIGH quality per week will probably (over time) give you a half way decent income...

    Of course some people don't care about the money (or so they say) so posting "quantity" might be more more important to them then going for "quality".

    Reminds me of something a salespro once told me:

    "If ya throw enough shit on the wall, some of it's bound to stick..."


    1. Wesley Meacham profile image92
      Wesley Meachamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Would actually be a fine tactic if you remember to go back and clean up the crap that doesn't stick...

  3. wychic profile image91
    wychicposted 7 years ago

    They could be cross-posting from another site where they've already written, or in the case you've described it sounds like they're just assuming that any kind of content will get them some income and so are throwing up as many hubs as possible in a short amount of time. That said, just because someone has 8-10 articles written in a single day, even high-quality ones, doesn't mean that they're not writing them themselves...some people may wait on posting their articles for one reason or another, or a full-timer writing on a subject they know well could quite conceivably write that many in a day. My own personal record was 12 in a day, but they were product reviews...and I work anywhere from 8-15 hours a day writing, anyone who only does it part-time would be hard-pressed to get those kinds of numbers. As far as automated responses to comments...that goes right along with the previous theory of people thinking that something will get them more income than nothing, which in the case of low quality isn't necessarily true. Another possibility is that the author/comment replier does not have a strong grasp on the English language and doesn't even realize they're not making sense.

  4. Gilbert Smith profile image60
    Gilbert Smithposted 7 years ago

    Ghost writers, usually, yeah. But the funny thing is, it's usually just one ghost writer! Me!

    Seriously, I've filled a few hubpages accounts for other people before deciding to fill my own (and I've stopped ghosting for hubbers since I found out how neat the place is, and how unfortunately tainted it is by the quick-buck people I used to write for).

    I've definitely slowed my pace down in writing my own stuff, but I'd say that if you have a lot on your mind that day, you might be able to easily squeeze off anywhere from five to ten before hitting the hay.

    Of course, doing that on a daily basis definitely means that they're either hiring a ghost who just doesn't care (like me) or they just personally don't care about the quality (UNlike me).

    Honestly, experience as a ghost writer has been a big help. You HAVE to write ten, twenty articles a day if you want to pay the rent. But quality suffers if you're writing those pages because you have to, not because you want to.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image88
    Mark Ewbieposted 7 years ago

    Ghost writers?  Sheesh is this place haunted?

  6. chspublish profile image80
    chspublishposted 7 years ago

    I guess they must stay up all night, churning out their stuff, because they can't stop?
    Is this a new kind of addiction? I really don't know.

  7. Barbara Kay profile image90
    Barbara Kayposted 7 years ago

    I ran across a hubber one day that offers to pay for articles on his profile page. I think he offered $10 for each article. Not everyone writes all of there own hubs obviously.

  8. Wendy S. Wilmoth profile image77
    Wendy S. Wilmothposted 6 years ago

    I will admit to just uploading some term papers from my grad school days, but even I don't have enough ready-made work to sustain that kind of activity for more than a week.

  9. LeeWalls profile image61
    LeeWallsposted 6 years ago

    I really don't know and wouldn't want to accuse anyone of that. I guess if they post it on their site maybe their trying to make their own quota.

  10. Wesley Meacham profile image92
    Wesley Meachamposted 5 years ago

    The highest that I ever got was six in one day.

    These were academic papers that I'd orriginally written over the course of two years. I sat in a coffee shop one day and edited several of them into HP articles. I got a small spike in traffic for my efforts but I realised that producing a lot in one day really does nothing for you in the long term. I still have several papers that I've yet to do this with but not enough to keep doing it for a very long period of time.

    I still spend whole days in coffee shops either writing new stuff or editing old material but even when it is something I'm putting together for HP I wont post it all in one day.  I would prefer to post something once, maybe twice a week. Though since I've been working on other projects I haven't posted a new article in about a month.

    I could see how some people might pay others for articles. To be this seems a bit pointless on both ends. I'd rather post my own article than sell it to someone else. And I'd rather post my own stuff than take credit for other peoples work, which may or may not even be worth it.

    As far automation... maybe it is possible to use bots for scraping material from other sites and for replying to comments. I know people who use bots to play online games that way but I've never heard of anyone doing it on a site like HP and I wouldn't think that such accounts would last very long. For one thing, HP claims that they look for duplicated content. So cutting and pasting I would think would likely get you banned. I wouldn't doubt that someone has probably tried but I would doubt that it worked for very long.