Yahoo! Contributing Network or HubPages: Which do you prefer and why?

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  1. Kesha caldwell profile image61
    Kesha caldwellposted 10 years ago

    Yahoo! Contributing Network or HubPages: Which do you prefer and why?

  2. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image84
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 10 years ago

    HubPages! I will always prefer HubPages over the Yahoo! Contributor Network! Yahoo! has gotten so picky over the past few years. They have so many rules and "guidelines" and you haven't got a snowball's chance in Hades of getting an upfront payment or of getting your articles published on one of Yahoo!'s high traffic pages.

    But beyond this, I prefer HubPages from the standpoint that Yahoo! (even back in the beginning when it was known as Associated Content) has never been too happy about articles that are much longer than 500 words. That's alright if you're writing on a topic that doesn't have much information, but how often does that happen? Furthermore, HubPages makes it MUCH easier to upload images and other media than the Yahoo! Contributor Network. On Yahoo! you get stuck with these little thumbnail images that you can't even put down in the text next to your related paragraphs: the images go in the upper right hand corner and you HOPE someone will notice them! Using YouTube videos is a nightmare and Yahoo! doesn't allow you to increase your earnings by using Amazon or eBay products.

    Basically, even with all the traffic problems there have been lately, I LOVE YOU, HUBPAGES!

    1. Kesha caldwell profile image61
      Kesha caldwellposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Love the answer! Thanks! I really wanted to write celeb gossip on Yahoo! but I don't know. Plus I hear Yahoo! Voices doesn't get you a lot of views which a lot of the content you will write will be published too. I love the setup here as well. Simple

  3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image84
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 10 years ago

    I started my online writing career with Yahoo when it was still Associated Content.  It was a horrible place to be.  A few really snotty "kiss butts" ran the show there, they were always messing around with page views, were slow to pay, gave very limited help, etc.etc.  I would rather never write again than have to go back there.  I was glad to be shed of them.

    When I came to HP, I found a friendly, supportive community that was and still is, unbelievably kind and helpful.  I was educated here, and as a result, my skills as an online writer have improved dramatically.  I hope HP can continue and will recover from the terrible Panda hit it just took, because I plan to always have articles here.  Maybe not as many as before, but I will remain.

    I may fuss at the team at times about various things, but I will never forget how much they have done for me here.

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    rmcmillenposted 10 years ago

    I actually started under the contributing network only a few short years ago and forgot about hubpages right after signing up for it......... BIG mistake. I've had ten times the traffic and about more money earned than I did for the other in less than a year after coming back to Hubpages last April than I did for over a year and a half or more when writing for Yahoo.

    Plus I have found that Hubpages, while they have their rules just as Yahoo does, Hub gives me WAY more creative control

  5. LoisRyan13903 profile image61
    LoisRyan13903posted 10 years ago

    It goes both ways.  I get paid better on Yahoo Voices (I joined when it was Associated Content) and never had a problem getting upfront payments and-even though I haven't written for them for a few years-still make $15 a month on performance.  However, with Hub Pages you can upload videos and images plus all the other cool stuff like earning potential from Amazon and Ebay.  The length of articles can be longer on HP while YV prefer them to be on the shorter side.  Con about HP, I am still waiting for my first payout.  What I am going to do in the future, continue creating hubs for HP but also write for YV. My larger earning come from some home remedy articles I wrote, so plan to write more and submit there.


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