This is all a bit confusing, but I'd really appreciate your input.
I started out with Squidoo and haven't been very active with HubPages because of an issue with the transition to HP. That's an issue I'm currently hoping to work through with them.
And it appears that HP now has been/is being acquired by Maven. At first, I thought Maven was a network of lots of HP-type sites, but that each site in the network was geared toward different content. I figured the niche site format would please Google. But then I wondered if, instead of continuing to try and resolve issues with HP, should I just join one of the other sites in the network (whichever was most relevant) and post new articles there.
I just looked at the sites in the network, though, and think I've misunderstood everything They other sites I checked out don't seem anything like HubPages.
And that method would be complicate the process for anybody who writes on a range of topics anyway, as they would have to post on different sites, depending on each topic.
So is HubPages still the best site (within the Maven ecosystem) for posting articles, regardless of topic?
And I welcome any clarifying comments about the rest of this post, which would help me understand the current situation. Thanks.
You can't join Maven sites and post there. You have to write for HP and hope to be invited to contribute to the Maven networks. Meanwhile, HP has its own network sites. You write your hub and, if it's good enough it will be automatically transferred to the appropriate site.
So, write your articles (on whatever topic) here, and see how it goes. HP is doing really well at the moment due to its publishing strategy. Traffic and earnings are rising
PS Regarding your other question. No-one else has been able to transfer their articles in the way that you are asking, so it is unlikely you will get the result you want. You can only: A. leave the article where it is or B. Unpublish and republish under a different account.
I have done B. for several articles and it completely wiped out their serps and traffic. However, I didn't want to keep that old Squidoo account active so it didn't matter that much to me.
You also need to know that if that original article has been copied by anyone, your republished version will be deemed to be duplicate content.
Thanks for the help. I saw some of your posts when I was reading some other threads.
It's unfortunate about the 301, but I guess that's one problem with of writing for somebody else. And I hadn't even considered duplicate content. I re-wrote the article for the new HP account, but did create a more similar version for my own separate site. Hmmm... Will have to think some more.
Most of your HP income is from adsense, and a few amazon links? Or is there some other way now? The days of allowing articles about affiliate products are long gone, I'm sure, and were counterproductive in most cases anyway. (Not me, just lenses that I came across.)
Yes, income generally comes from the Hubpages Ad program. For me it works out around two thirds HP, one third Amazon. A little direct from Adsense, but not much.
You can opt for Adsense only, and that can work well, depending on your topics. It's easy to switch back and fore to experiment which works best.
Thanks. Instead of posting a whole new thread, can I ask u just one more non-sequitur?
If I write a hub, and it's related to a post or even a page on my site, am I able to link to my post? It would be occasional at most. I'm just trying to figure out where HP fits in for me.
And what about a post on some other site? Is that allowed?
No, not really. HP frowns on self-promotion. I think I squeezed one or two in a while back, but I wouldn't even bother trying now. However, in each article bio (you can write different bios for different hubs/topics, up to a max of 25) I mention my website, without a link. So for instance, in my tarot articles I say something like, 'blah blah...and a resource-rich website and tarot reading service at tarot-study.xxxx.' (With the correct suffix, of course, not Xs -- I don't want to break forum rules). The editors have been kind and ignored it so far.
However, you can link from your site to the hub.
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