Do you think HubPages is one of the best site in the user generated content space?
It's definitely the best and the easiest to use. I like Wizzley as well but Squidoo kept deleting my articles, even though I was following all their rules. So I had to give up on them. You also have to know HTML to use Squidoo. I know HTML but it was really frustrating to have to look up the code for something like a table that's so easy to do on Hubpages. I also got more traffic on Hubpages from the get go than I did on Wizzley or Squidoo.
I will answer your question in 3 perspectives:
1. If you want to make good stable earnings in the long term through writings, then Hubpages provides the perfect platform to join in.
2. The tools provided are easy to use and very useful.
3. Social Networking is great here, more like using facebook and writing your thoughts too.
Yes! its always best as this helps user always to generate good quality content easily with several hand-on tools. Moreover, it also ensures the quality of the content. So, it's best always.
I love and always vote hubpages as it helps each content to keep a good quality.
Yes i have found Hubpages very easy to use and your articles can rank high in google searches quite quickly, also i find the standard of writing on here a lot higher than it is on Triond.
I must...I am about to celebrate my third anniversary here at the Hub. I have tried some other venues but nothing came close across the board. Recently I tried one called "Triond" which was very similar in format to Hubpages. Their system was so messed up...I tried ten times to post one article and could not get it to work in their system. Many of their icons were simply disfunctional. i finally gave up and cancelled my account. Other sites allow the writer to post but there is no real feedback mechanism in place thus you are flying blind. HubPages certainly does it share of things to frustrate the writer...like change for the sake of change because there has no been in change in the last three months. It keeps things a bit out of balance and the changes are not always for the better. For example, you can no longer access writers in the same manner as you can the hubs. I think that was a setback...not an improvement. But it is what it is in the end. ~WB
I agree with all previously posted hubs. Another factor is that other hub-writers seem willing to help improve your work through Q&A and hubs specifically written to increase traffic. I was completely lost in the world of web-publishing and have learned much this past year since joining the hub-community.
Hubpages is very easy to use and is not picky about what topics you choose to write about. However, the site seems to be struggling these days as hundreds of spam accounts are created each day. I usually hub hop every morning to check for new hubs and it's sad to know that some more and more poorly made hubs are published today. I'm referring to those that are made by simply collecting hundreds of keywords and posting a link below. These hubs does not make sense at all. Anyways, setting this factor aside, I find Hubpages even better than Squidoo. I personally suggest this site for newcomers in the online writing industry as it can be a platfrom not just for earning but for having a great time and learning as well.
hubages is the best site to gain more viewers and traffic compare to other, Triond, wikinut. I love the hubbers kind comments and being helpful in improving my hubs.
Yes hubpages is the best site and very user friendly. You can share whatever you want on this site and you can find your links very soon on Google search engines.
Yes, hub pages is a great platform for the writers.I am happy to be a part of this community.
I have enjoyed the Hub community -- in addition to making $$$. I also work on other content sites that pay per article, but Hub is the best Hub for learning about writing. I also learn A LOT on Hub about life in general! I'm here to stay,
Ya! HubPages is the best for me thus far because I am able to write my head away.True that.. Been here some time, for now, and am slowly writing and creating all types of Hubs and problems I read from the posts above about other sites, I am not privy to.. But HubPages allows me to write as long Hubs as I can.. That to me, is key-plus the fact that once I learned how to use some of their devices, I find it even more ideal for what I want to do...
Hmm, Yeah I think so.
It is hard to answer, because I haven't seen all the sites out there yet.
But it is definitely the one I have been the most impressed with so far, and that is why I am staying put here so far
I tried infobarrel for some time, but I found it too hard to work with, and also too slow. Not going back there.
I have seen a mixed bag here but in general there is good content. There are a few articles with under 500 words posted just to have another hub. Then there are some real interesting essays that top 1200 words.
I understand that Info Barrel is as good if not better of a site for quality and good content. There seems to be a higher standard and the payouts are better. I have an account there but have yet to post anything there (inertia)
It depends on your goals. I think the clean, easy-to-use interface of Hubpages is excellent. Aesthetically, if I had to choose which of the article sites to read, I'd pick Hubpages.
However, from a money-earning point of view, I find it may not be the best.
I keep very detailed stats.
I'm currently averaging almost exactly the same number of visitors-per-article on Hubpages and Squidoo: about 42 visitors a page. (That includes both successful pages and duds that just don't get much traffic.)
However, my average earnings-per-article on Squidoo for the last three months of 2012 was $2.72, while on Hubpages it was 56 cents.
That came out to an average of $990/month income from Squidoo, and an average of $56.76 a month on Hubpages. Also, on Hubpages, I didn't even make payout threshold in November and had to wait until December to get paid.
but Squidoo has a tiered payout structure and if you have lots of readers it may be good but if you don't know how to market your lenses (assuming you don't have a following yet) it's worthless
Nice to see an honest answer from someone else with experience in earning passive income online.
Hubpages works for every person while to make money out from squidoo , you got to have lot of fan following .
For me HubPages is one of the better ones mainly because of the feedback and potential to earn a dab while practicing to be a writer. I've been here two years and enjoy this friendly community of writers. I joined a couple other content sites, but I haven't posted anything on them yet because I need more time to study their rules better. Then perhaps I'll see what I can do with their site. Before I joined HubPages I was enrolled in a writing course for freelance writing. I found HubPages while looking for a place to post my articles to get exposure. I stayed for the same reason. I completed the course and I now have another diploma added to my collection. Someday when I can ever retire from my regular job I may try harder to pursue my passion. Time to give it your best is the key to success at any ambition.
I do like to write fan fiction now and then. I have several stories for Lancer on the peterbrown site and I have some on www.fanfiction.net for other classic westerns like The Virginiian, Gunsmoke, and Laramie. As much as I enjoy these two sites for posting my efforts, the community of writers their are not as free with feedback as this one is and exposure is really the only thing these sites deliver.
I think it is awesome. We have in here the best collection of hubs, stories, and information. Keep hubbing
I do. I think it depends on what you're looking for, though. If you want to write SEO-focused articles (as opposed to topic-focused articles with SEO in mind), there are other sites that are more tailored to that purpose. However, if you want steady traffic to quality articles in a variety of niche topics, I definitely think HubPages is the best.
The articles on HPoverall seem to be of a much higher caliber than other sites that feel like article mills. I love the variety of niche topics, too. HP really seems to attract a great variety of writers with extremely unique niches and perspective. It's as much fun to browse the categories as it is to write. The general feel and layout of the site has a certain quirky, artsy appeal that I love, too.
For ease of use, Hubpages is one of the best for noobies. For earnings, Hubpages is probably the worst. Due to years of allowing badly written articles to proliferate on this site, HubPages now ranks much lower in Google searches, which means we get fewer visitors to our hubs and earn less money.
There are many other revenue sharing sites (or user-generated content sites if you prefer that term) that are doing much better in terms of Google ranking (and consequently $$$). Wizzley, Seekyt, Infobarrel, and Squidoo are a few. Each has its own drawbacks and advantages over the others and HubPages.
I don't know if you intend to choose the best answer based on honesty, or cheerleading for HubPages, but I prefer to be honest. HubPages is probably a good place for learning the ropes on online writing if you are just starting out and have never done this sort of thing before. Beyond that, I simply don't recommend it as a long-term passive income source.
I have a lot of experience building my own sites (not freebie websites like Blogger and Weebly, but *actual* websites that I own 100%) as well as using all of the above revenue sharing platforms. My best earners are my own websites. The runner-up is Infobarrel. Yes, it is a bit harder to use because you need some working knowledge of HTML to make your pages look their best. But if you are going to be writing online for the next several years, you really need to learn HTML and CSS anyway. Or else you will always be stuck with someone else's pre-formatted design.
You echo my thoughts. But HTML is relatively easy to deal with. If need be get an offline WYSIWYG editor, get the effect you want and then look at the generated HTML. Unless you are using FrontPage this can easily be streamlined then pasted in.
Yeah, I don't know why so many people consider this a deal-breaker when deciding whether to build their own sites or stick with limited platforms like HP. HP may do all the hard work, but then they take 40% of the revenue, so it's not really free.
Yes---I feel blessed that I found it and I have enjoyed writing hubs and reading the hubs of others.
It has spoiled any other sites for me---it is so user friendly. I love it more than my Blogger.com site and if I have an issue it is always rectified by the team at HubPages.
Sometimes---I do not understand why things are done a certain way---but I don’t worry about it---I just write. Some of the best writers use this sight and share their knowledge with us---and I appreciate it---I enjoy learning new and improved methods.
Well, yes ! hubpages actually is the best site in terms of traffic , money , quality content and so on.
Traffic -- check Quantcast.com. Even with Squidoo's recent troubles, it gets better traffic. And see above about making about five times more, on average, per article, on Squidoo.
I made my own websites for about 15 years before joining both sites.
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