I read on here that articles that aren't moved to the niche sites don't get as much live as those on the niche sites.
Would it be wise to continue writing here knowing there's the possibility of that happening, although I try to make my articles optimized in the hopes it will pull in some traffic from search engines.
That doesn't seem to be working so well for me as I've only gotten a handful of visits from search engines.
Would you stop writing if most of your hubs weren't moved?
It's very discouraging to me when I publish something I think is good, and the editors don't think as highly of the thing as I did. I have to remind myself that often they wind up moving the exact article, almost as is, to a niche site at a later date.
Also, some of my things which are on the Hubpages domain do get enough traffic so that I'm not bothered by them being left here.
Also, it can take some time for Google to recognize good work. I've had articles sit around and do little to nothing for a year, and then all of a sudden they start getting lots of traffic.
Yea, it's very discouraging. I'm not a native English-speaker, but I try my best to make my articles come out good.
I'll keep at it and also work towards improving my writing and hopefully things pick up soon.
Thanks for the response and encouraging words.
Well, English is not my native language. Some of my articles have been moved to niche sites while the majority of them are sitting on hubpages.
About two or three articles that were unlucky to be moved to niche sites are doing fine. Sometimes it depends with the topic content, whether it's seasonal or not, short or long and such.
However, I am bettering my English and publishing whenever possible or ready. So, I will continue publishing here because Hubpages has been my home for the past nine years or so.
That is a very hard question. Will your income be less if your articles are not moved to a niche site? Definitely.
Are you writing on here just for an income, or are you hoping for something else too?
If you are hoping just for an income, you have to do all you can to get your articles moved. Submit them, continue to edit them, even have other people in your area take a look at them before publishing.
If you are looking to improve your skill on the internet, there are a lot of great people here who are willing to help. Some of them (like theraggededge) has been able to use her Hubpages articles to generate other work.
Things will pick up. Smile, this is not a scam!
Thanks for the kind words, DrMark1961.
I'll admit my main purpose of writing here is to make money (lol), but I guess if I changed this I wouldn't be so frustrated not making any.
I'll look into achieving two more things from my hubs:
1. Helping people solve a problem
3. Getting a traffic spillover (when I finally start getting traffic) to my website.
I'll be on the lookout for hubbers I can learn from. I already identified a few and will work towards learning from you guys.
You really do have the right idea, and you are asking good questions.
I feel like I say this a lot, but here it is again: It takes more time to make money here than most writers realize. You'll need at least a year and more than 50 quality articles, most of them on niche sites, to get anywhere. All of the articles that make money for me needed two or more years before they started producing meaningful traffic.
My advice to you is to put your head down and start churning out quality articles without worrying about traffic or money. If you do the work and write the articles, traffic and money will follow in time.
This is good advice. You can submit two articles to niche sites each month on your own. Keep trying to improve them, and ask questions on the forums. People are willing to help. It does take time and you need to build up a good body of work before you see money. And eventually HP itself will be a graveyard of articles, you really have to aim to get them on the niches. Everything changed when the niches began and the Maven took over.
Hi Jean, yea, that has been my plan. I submitted one four days ago so have to wait for ten more days to submit another.
I hope it gets moved as the first one I submitted didn't.
What reasons did they give? You could start another thread and ask the forum participants how you could improve it. Sometimes it is a small thing that needs to be changed. For your scamming article, for example, I think it needs to be organized differently. (I am sure there are others that disagree. It is better to ask several people on here.)
Be sure to include the link to the article and the details of the email from HP.
I didn't get a notification for the rejection email and a search through my inbox still didn't produce it. I'll do another search or better still, will just submit the same hub and be on the lookout for the response that will come.
Wow, two years is rather a long time. I'm glad it all worked out, though.
For me, I guess I'll just readjust my mind to see this as a long term project and not expect to make any money anytime soon.
Takes for taking the time to respond.
I am also not a native English speaker. But, your English is better than mine and if you write for couples of years here, definitely you will succeed.
By the way, do I need a special pill to see point number 2 in your reply to DrMark1961? Just Kidding
Haha didn't even realize I skipped number 2.
Thanks for the advice; will keep writing.
Congrats Isivwe on your article being moved to a niche site. I am glad the seniors were helpful. They were very helpful to me whenever I got stuck. I am a newbie and so I don't have much to offer as advice. I am active only from October 2018 after four dormant years. Patience and persistence alone pays in online world. You seem sincere, quality conscious and persistent with your efforts. You can certainly make your presence felt in online world. Keep writing.
Congratulations on your new Toughnickel article. Keep submitting every 15 days and ask for help if any are refused.
Yeah, just echoing what everyone else has already said... but definitely seek out help on the forums here. There are some great authors here that can really help you out.
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