Your Hubber Poll Results are In

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Friday November 20, 2009.

    Your results are in, and much to talk about. The number of hubbers varies a bit question to question so I am going to add this in, however I don’t feel as though it throws off the end results very much.

    Thank you for participating in this questionnaire - the poll was well received and your input was most important. Thank you again.

    Okay, let’s just go - 10 questions.  Hubbers range from 65 to 77 participants.

    http://hubpages.com/hub/Questions-forHu … d-HubPages

    Question 1 - It was asked
    Do you expect to make a substantial amount of money from Hub Pages?
    51% said no
    25% said yes
    24% stated it didn’t matter to them
    80 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 2 - It was asked
    How long do you expect it will take to be making an income on HubPages?
    41% said 1 year
    28% said never
    21% said 6 months
    10% said right away
    80 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 3 -
    What do you enjoy most about HubPages?
    43 % said making Hubs
    17% networking with other Hubbers
    15 % said receiving comments
    11% said forums
    6% said supporting other Hubs than your own
    4% said watching their scores
    2% said leaving comments
    1% said getting fans
    81 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 4-
    Do you fully understand the affiliate programs and how they work?
    31% said yes with a split of
    31% said somewhat
    16% said no
    14% said still learning
    9% said no clue, I am lost
    81 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 5 -
    Are you interested in seeing more tutorial mediums ie; video's for new Hubbers?
    56% said yes
    38% said no
    5% said they are still struggling with the system
    73 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 6 -
    Are your fans supportive in ways beyond routine comments?
    41% said yes
    36% said sometimes
    13% said supportive how?
    10% said no
    78 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 7 -
    Are the forums challenging, fun with enough topics for involvement?
    58% said yes
    13% said there are too many topics that shouldn’t be there / split with
    13% said Topics seem repetitive and irrelevant for the majority
    8% said no / split with
    8% said The bad topics die off quickly
    72 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 8 -
    What would you like to see improved most?
    26% said more creative options within the making of our Hubs ie; music capabilities
    16% said find a way to increase traffic ie; #7 here with the support of HubPages
    15% said more detail pertaining to individual Hub traffic/page views and score details
    15% wanted to be notified of being published to all Hubbers not just fans
    10% said more knowledge of the Hubber community, ie; how many, is everyone listed, maybe alphabetically not by score in a Hubber section
    6% said easier access to contact HubPages with questions or comments
    4% have HubPages newsletter emailed to all Hubbers when posted
    3% said more challenging topic suggestions in the forums / split with
    3% more communication from HubPages staff

    1% more control regarding explanations to questions and answers
    68 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 9 -
    When do you find the highest traffic times are?
    60% said it varies constantly
    26% said in the evening
    9% said in the morning
    6% said in the afternoon
    0% said in the early hours of the morning
    68 Hubbers voted in this poll

    Question 10 -
    Would you devote more time to HubPages if there was a guarantee of higher traffic?
    42% said yes
    30% said no-I spend enough time
    14% said It would be difficult but I would try and spend more time
    9% said I get enough traffic already
    5% I've spent enough time in this Hub already thank you
    77 hubbers voted in this poll


    So there it is, I find some results interesting, most expected but pleased at the results - I hope you can elaborate more now as many of you said there is certainly more than one answer to particular questions.

    Overall, Hubbers,
    -don’t expect to make a substantial amount of money from HubPages
    -and to make any  money will take about a year
    -Hubbers enjoy making Hubs best here at HubPages
    -There is an understanding of Affiliate programs but a need to understand more
    -There is a need for more instructional “how to” create Hubs and an understanding of it’s system
    -Fans are supportive above and beyond comments
    -The forums are challenging enough
    -The largest improvement to Hubpages would like to be more creative options within developing Hubs
    -Highest traffic times do vary constantly on the site
    -More time would be devoted to Hubbing if there was a means to guarantee igher traffic

    Thanks Again, was certainly interesting and the results are also posted with the poll should there be any confusion.

    Thank you.

  2. Flightkeeper profile image71
    Flightkeeperposted 8 years ago

    This was interesting lyric. Nice to have a composite look at Hubland.

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Awesome! Thanks for the update and the results. Also, it's much appreciated that you did this poll and posted the findings.

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    bloodnlatexposted 8 years ago

    You are a Champion!  Great job with the poll.

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Does anybody think a certain poll is odd or surprising?

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image92
      mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I found the result of question 8 surprising, as I would have thought more traffic would be more appealing than the music option, but hey, that's just me, I rarely even use video links either, for the sole reason I don't often watch them on other people's hubs.

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Misty I've missed ya girl big_smile

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          mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I am never far away Lyricsingray big_smile

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            mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            You have some interesting polls on your hubs smile

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              mistyhorizon2003posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Lyricsingray or me??? smile

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                mtsi1098posted 8 years agoin reply to this

                I have participated in both big_smile

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        And if that involved music automatically playing when you visited a hub I would not be visiting that persons hubs any longer. Seems to me getting more traffic should outweigh everything smile

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    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    good job lyricsngray!

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    lynnechandlerposted 8 years ago

    Maybe you can give us a hint. My brain isn't working all that well yet this morning, lol.

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      lol I totally understand lynne lol

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    articleposterposted 8 years ago

    Good piece of data this is. Good job

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Thanks article big_smile

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    lyricsingrayposted 8 years ago

    Is anyone reading this? Fascinating and riveting stuff here hubbers :lol;

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      bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I am rivited!  More than I care to admit.

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        lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol I L U

  11. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Good work, Lyric! I voted in the poll.

  12. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    Good facts to know from the mouths..er mouses of hubbers. lol
    Thanks Kimberly!

  13. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Lyricsingray,

    Are you not getting what you wanted? lol

    Not that I'm surprised, because I am not. It's one of those things I have come to learn is called- 'selective' learning. People take what they want, without understanding of full comprehension of what people say or mean.

    Believe it or not, I'm very disappointed in every hubber who has responded, but not done as you requested. So, that would lead me to draw the conclusion that they simply don't care or really not interested, but are taking part in the forums and being kind, because you gave them something informative to read.

    But, then again, I could be reading more into it than there is, and it could be just a simple fact that they just MISSED the point you were trying to make? One, can never be sure. lol

    The statement you used, as to 'elaborating' more now- since the poll is over, to create more insight into your poll- is what's been missed?

    But, if there is something particular, you would like to discuss about hubpages- I'm all ears?

    1. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
      Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ok, Cagsil, I'll bite.  Guess I'm just lazy. tongue

      There was one question that gave me pause when I took the poll:

      Question 6 -
      Are your fans supportive in ways beyond routine comments?

      I was one of the 13% who answered "supportive how?"  I guess I don't expect much more than comments from fans which is why my response to:

      Question 3 -
      What do you enjoy most about HubPages?

      was "receiving comments"

      Primarily my motivation for being at hubpages is to make money which is why most of my hubs are pretty commercial.  I would like to write a little more creative stuff for fans, and I will in time.  Just trying to build my portfolio of organic traffic generating hubs for adsense clicks. Most hubs are also tests for potential sites that I can use for additional income.

      So, all in all, I spend too much time in the forums and not enough creating hubs, but when I am creating hubs I'm primarily money motivated.  Part of the reason I came to this site, though, was also for feedback on writing, which I have gotten.  I will expand on the creative side when things settle down, I suppose.  Okay, so I'm a shallow person only interested in income instead of interaction and support. hmm smile

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol lol

        Sorry, nothing for you to bite here. Maybe, Lyricsingray might be to your liking. j/k lol

        How ever, my initial point I was making to Lyricsingray, was that many people nowadays are categorized in to groups "got to have now type" or the "hurry up and wait" type. Everyone came into the forum- read the OP and then took only what was necessary, without comprehending everything. Lyricsingray wanted more insight to what people think and share her own insights, so as to making the hubbering experience more enjoyable.

        The fact that this was overlooked, is sadly disappointing. But, I appreciate you replying to what I said. It proves that my words to carry some weigh on some level, and does resonate with people.

        I took the poll, as well. Lyricsingray is one of my most active fans and she reads everything I publish. She is very nice and always seems to add sincerity to my work. How ever, I cannot even be sure if I could tell you what I voted for when I took the poll- not because it isn't relevant, but because there is no reason to remember what I did vote on, because I didn't have questions about any of the questions in the poll. Nothing about the poll stood out, for me to memorize my participation.

        The question you mentioned- supportive? This is in regards to your fan base. Are they supportive as in giving you additional feedback, which gives you insight. This is on your hubs, not in the forums. The forums are a different animal all together. If you're continuing to have good feedback and drawing more reaction from your base, then you're making them interact with you so you can get to know them better and you can better provide things for their interests, so you can make more money. It all makes sense, because everything you do on hubpages is all about interacting with others and not so much about making money, although you can make money being here.

        If you're interested in knowing why I came to Hubpages, it is very simple- it let's me be me. It's wide variety of tools and people, make for an interesting and intriguing mixture.

        I enjoy being here and I look forward to challenging people to be more self-responsible about their actions. If you will, a morality 'cop', per se. lol  Why? Because, when I look at society, as a whole, I see a bunch of people walking around aimlessly, unknowingly living out their life, like there is nothing they can do about their life, so the accept it for what it is not, less than perfect.

        Life cannot be less than perfect, as long as, you wake up in the morning and you're alive.

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          lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Cagsil, I think you are correct in groups of people making a choice as they have sums up the purpose of the poll, if I read you correctly.  Nothing here warrant further conversation given the votes speak for themselves.

          I was asked and promised to post the results and those who were interested I hope it helped.

          Again, thank you for participating and it was certainly interesting, but looking over the subjects now could have certainly been more specific and less general.

          Maybe an idea for amore intimate poll at some later date
          Thanks

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            bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I think I like where this one is going...

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              lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              LOL

              this could get funky lol

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                bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Or just get us banned!

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                  lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  yeh 3 days to poll hmm;

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                    bloodnlatexposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    Just think, a solid three days to write withoutbeing interrupted by the forums. 
                    For most that would be a good thing, for me, maybe not.  I would flood the forums with three days of offensive and off color thoughts and ideas. 
                    I wonder what is the shortest span of time between bans is?

            2. Cagsil profile image80
              Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol lol

  14. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
    Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years ago

    I'm also a thread killer.  Sorry, Kimberly. sad

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no your not and thank you for your input big_smile big_smile

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Hey Jeffrey,

        You didn't kill the thread, I had to have time to type out a response. lol

        1. Jeffrey Neal profile image81
          Jeffrey Nealposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          lol

          Only thing I can add to what you said is that I do wish I had more time to read hubs and comment and offer help to others since I understand that a large number of hubbers are here for the community. I enjoy it and enjoy taking part, but there just isn't enough time in the day for me to give back what I've gotten at this point.  That's why I said I plan to expand creative writing when things settle down.  I'll write the boring how-to informational stuff that I know about for the search engines, and when I've gotten that moving maybe I can work on seeing how much everyone really likes my writing.

          If you read my "Writing Is a Perishable Skill", you'll see where my true writing loyalty lies and where I came from, but right now survival is the goal.  HubPages is only one component of that, but the community is much warmer here.  So, I wish I had more time to give back rather than take away.  Well, enough rambling...gotta give the search engines some more fodder. wink

          And, thanks again, Kimberly as the results of the poll are insightful. smile

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            lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            cool big_smile

  15. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 8 years ago

    Now that was funny, Rmcrayne!

  16. tony0724 profile image57
    tony0724posted 8 years ago

    Hey Kimberly I was just wonderin , do we win any prizes for participation in the poll ? big_smile

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      lyricsingrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      yes, everyone gets 3, 000 dollars and it' in the mail, I swear lol

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    Excellent job,Lyricsingray! 
    Gives us some interesting things to ponder!

 
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