What, if any, are the advantages of posting on Hub Pages over a blog?
There are a few advantages I can think of off the top of my head:
1) The HubPages Ad Program pays more consistently than Google AdSense, which is what you'd be relying on for revenue if you published a blog (that and Amazon or eBay ads, or similiar such ads).
2) Being part of a writing community, you not only get exposure to your articles through links within HubPages, but you also get the support of the HubPages community, which can help you imporve your wrtiing and give you good ideas regarding how to promote your writing.
3) HubPages provides templates and capsules for posting articles (Hubs), which can make the publishing process easier.
The main disadvantage of going the HubPages route is that you have to live within their ever-changing rules, which at times can be pretty irritating. If you want more freedom and control, take the blog route.
Thank you so much for your response...and you know what...you're right. I do enjoy Hub Pages, but I just don't like all the crazy rules and stipulations they place on you...I just wish it was a little more contributor friendly...if that makes sense.
They do tend to run roughshod over the writers here. Some of the rule changes make sense once they are explained to me, but others still seem quite unfair, such as unFeatured Hubs, which can be fixed by changing a few words in a well written Hub.
Yes, the whole featured/unfeatured hub thing is somewhat unfair, and maybe I'm wrong, but seems to favor certain individuals. Also, the disabling of ads is a joke...I just don't get it.
I understand the rationle behind unFeatured Hubs (formerly Idled Hubs), but in practice it really is unfair. It appears to target unpopular Hubs rather than poorly written Hubs, so I'm not sure about the Google ranking value. It hurts good Hubs.
So true...and very unfortunate...like you said, a lot of good works go unnoticed because of it. They should really showcase the writers...and not only certain hubs.
I'm just answering this as a purely personal thing - not with regards to money etc. But I think, for me, it's far easier to come up with constant ideas for hubs than it is for my blogg. I also feel more freedom with writing here as opposed to my blogg. But I'm sure other people will feel the opposite.
Thank you for taking the time to respond.
Playing devil's advocate here...don't you think you would have more freedom if you were posting on your own blog...no one to censor what you said or thought?
Could you elaborate on how HubPages gives you more freedom? Setting up your own blog on your own domain means you set the rules. I haven't done that myself, for the reasons I listed above, but I would be less restricted if I did, so I am wondering?
@Rock_nj see that little "A" on Seeker7's profile pic...I do believe that's why they haven't responded to your question...and possibly even feel the way they do...but I could be wrong.
i find more advantages in writing at hubpages than blog. I have a blog but no one leave any comments although i do visitors dropping by everday. Adsense earning is slow too. At hubpages, i could receive at least 3-5 comments each day and hub earning is faster. At least i could earn usd$10 per month. Adsense, i could earn usd0.30-0.50cents per month. Such a huge difference! Furthermore, hub community is a helpful place where people leave comments n messages to keep me going.
Speaking as someone who hopes to one day do this professionally...and not just as a hobby...wouldn't having your own blog bring you more attention and/or notoriety than Hub Pages? How well known is Hub Pages within the writing community?
Hub Pages draws more traffic to your work than would the average blog.
by johnfl4 years ago
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by Jack Lee9 months ago
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by Louise Barraco3 years ago
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by Sheila Craan13 months ago
Lately, I have had 11 hubs unfeatured due to Quality Issues. I have assured my hubs do not contain grammatical or spelling errors. I have included relevant video and changed the titles and added new supporting texts and...
by qeyler7 months ago
I've been writing here for quite a few years, I go back to the ancient era before the 'featured' 'not featured' declension.I have found that 'fixing' a Hub which is not featured is a total waste of time, as in a day or...
by Lizzie Edenfield2 years ago
Lately I have noticed how most of my articles that have been there for a long time, are being marked as not featured. And even after trying to "fix" them they are placed in the same stage over and over again....
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