Based On Your Experience What's the best thing to do now?

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  1. whooops profile image68
    whooopsposted 8 years ago

    I got onboard Hubpages about twelve hours ago.
    I started and have just posted two hubs.

    So what is the best thing to do now?
    Stay put and write some more?
    Mingle with the other hubbers?
    Join the Forums and the Discussions?
    Tinker with all the Help Pages Hubpages has to offer?

    Any other suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    1. starme77 profile image70
      starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey , nice questions , I'm learnin alot from em too wink

      1. whooops profile image68
        whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Same here starme.
        Same here, thanks!

    2. profile image57
      reakonbbeyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The best thing to do now is to chant the names of God in order to purify our innerself.  As our life is like a bubble formed on water, it can explode at any time.  So we must not wast our time in doing the useless things and make the most of the life by purifying our soul.
      http://www.articlesbase.com/health-arti … 72189.html

    3. shazwellyn profile image67
      shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Take the hubpages tour!  This helps you to not make the same mistakes as me! hehehe

      1. whooops profile image68
        whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks shazwellyn, I do plan on learning from the mistakes of others. But I'm guessing I am doing a lot of mistakes on my own.

    4. waynet profile image71
      waynetposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Keep on writing and check stats once in a blue moon, once your hubpages have aged like a fine wine, then start to keep track of your stats weekly to see the trends of traffic...and just write some more, hubpage article sets work well as you can link them and string them all together.

      1. whooops profile image68
        whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I see waynet, sounds complicated but of logical & needs to be done.
        Thanks a lot.

  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
    rebekahELLEposted 8 years ago

    if you haven't read all of the info HP provides, http://hubpages.com/faq I would do that first, it answers a lot of questions and gets you moving in the right direction. forums can be addictive at first. I would concentrate on familiarizing yourself with the site and reading some of the great how-to hubs you can find here:
    http://hubpages.com/topics/hubpages/get … pages/2873

    leaving comments on hubs is a good way to contribute to the community. welcome. smile

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks rebekah ELLE.
      I would do just that.

      1. starme77 profile image70
        starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I Like the avatar wink

        1. whooops profile image68
          whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          wink
          Like yours too

          1. starme77 profile image70
            starme77posted 8 years agoin reply to this

            lol that ugly thing ?lol

            1. whooops profile image68
              whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Sure beats mine, starme!

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image95
    Rochelle Frankposted 8 years ago

    I agree-- read all the stuff. and read a lot of hubs of various kinds. You seem to have the writing skills-- now give us something to make us all say "Wow"-- or WhoOOps.

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I see Rochelle.
      Be assured that I will be reading some of your hubs.
      Thanks.

  4. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
    JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years ago

    Hi,
    You have come at the right place and get handful of right advise. Reading FAQ is a must for success.

    Discussing in forum gives lot of knowledge. And reading / commenting on hubs? Great!
    Now also start promoting your hubs in blogs, web sites, social networking sites... and anywhere you like.

    Oh! don't forget to be fan of good hubbers. Many times they reciprocate.

    Thanks,
    Jyoti Kothari

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You got me Jyoti.
      I'm now a fan of you and everyone who answered my question, thanks!
      Now let's see how I can promote my blogs...

      1. Marisa Wright profile image96
        Marisa Wrightposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        What blogs?  There's my first tip for you - HubPages is not a blogging site.  Think of your Hubs as informative standalone articles in a magazine. 

        Interacting on the forums is a good way to gain information and keep motivated, as you're discovering.  But bear in mind that "followers" are just other Hubbers, and the traffic you'll gain from them is miniscule compared to what you'll eventually get from search engines.  Also, Hubbers never click on ads, so you make no money from followers or forum interaction.

        Darkside has a series of great Hubs on how to Hub.

        1. whooops profile image68
          whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Quick eyes Marisa.

          That might have been a slip of the fingers... it should read better with:
          "Now let's see how I can promote them in my blogs..."

          Or a better rewrite would be:
          "Now let's see how I can promote my hubs..."

          Many thanks! wink

  5. Lisa HW profile image66
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    All of the above advice is good.  I'd add that one important thing to read about is how important it is to create the right kind of title (that search engines will find) and keep keywords in mind, right from the start.  You may or may not be thinking in terms of traffic/earnings right now, but "certain people I know" (by the initials of LHW) are kind of sorry they wrote (so much - over a hundred Hubs) first and learned about the importance of titles and keywords later.   hmm

    1. JYOTI KOTHARI profile image60
      JYOTI KOTHARIposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LSW,
      Title is very important. I agree.

    2. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lisa, the right kind of title?
      Now you got me thinking about more stuff.
      But I am not about to let go of that great advise from somebody who have been here a long time before I did. Thanks so much!

      Thanks again Jyoti.

      1. Lisa HW profile image66
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        whooops, the "right kind" of title is one that people will be searching for.   It's advised (by HubPages and people on here who know) that Hubbers not write titles as if they were, say, writing an article for a magazine (which people often browse through and go with a catchy title).  Writing something that will be picked up by search engines requires writing a title that has words in it that people search for.

        For example, if I wanted to write a Hub about living in Massachusetts a "clever" title (but the wrong kind) might be something like, "A State of Denial, A State of Depression" (or whatever).  That kind of approach may be "artsy" or "clever", but search engines won't find the Hub.

        It would be better to go with something basic and related to the words people (looking for the kind of information in the Hub) will type into the search box.  Something like, "Pros and Cons of Living in Massachusetts" (or along those lines) would be better.

        The subtitle offers a little more room for creativity or further clarifying, or you can always be more creative using a heading in the text box.

        In the March 4 "HubPages Weekly" (mailing to Hubbers) there's a section, "Pro Tips".  (It's the most recent thing I recall seeing that deal with titles.)

        I don't know, off hand, where you can find that particular thing; but there's lots of information on the site about creating the right kind of title.  Here's one Hub about it:

        http://hubpages.com/hub/How-To-Create-A … ly-HubPage

        1. sunforged profile image72
          sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          hmm, i think your forum post covers the topic better than that hub! Dont see anything useful about selecting proper titles and URL's BEFORE publication in there...plus anyone who mentions keyword density scares me off as outdated or parroting.

          From the Hub blog
          http://blog.hubpages.com/2009/08/hubpag … great-one/

          1. Lisa HW profile image66
            Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            sunforged, thanks - I guess, in a way - maybe not.  hmm   lol   I thought the Hub offered general info that would be good for someone new.  smile    I see what you mean, though.  I should have explained why I posted that one.   I should've found a better one. 

            whooops, sorry.  I should have mentioned I was just throwing in extra stuff.

            Here's one that's more aimed at this actual thread.  (This particular Hub has more links at the bottom.)

            http://hubpages.com/hub/The_Title_is_Very_Important

            1. sunforged profile image72
              sunforgedposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              i was really trying to point out that your forum post was the valuable information, the only thing missing was a little background on how to figure out which terms are being searched for ( I think ryans video is very well done) ...between your post and that video any new hubber should be covered for a couple of months, I think info overload and competing theories is the hardest part of getting started

              I didnt mean to seem critical of your link, I wanted to be supportive of your typed response

              1. Lisa HW profile image66
                Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                sunforged, I didn't see it as critical at all.  smile  I just saw it as pointing out something that was true.  I have a tendency to lean toward overload (or "over-something"), myself - and I know it and see the humor in it.

          2. shazwellyn profile image67
            shazwellynposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I have a lot to be thankful to sunforged... the 100 hub special told me more than the last six months of trying to figure out what it was all about.  I am indebted to you hon! smile

  6. ChristinaScibona profile image73
    ChristinaScibonaposted 8 years ago

    I have been here for 3 weeks and found the best thing to do is to write and read.  I read a lot of other people's work and I try to comment in the forums...however beware are they can be a place that can get quite heated from time to time, but it is a place where you can get people to know you exist...I like to read the posts:)  Patience is the key to success at hubpages...it is not a get rich quick scheme.
    Best of luck to you.

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I see Christina, so just do more of the same things I am doing.
      Thanks for the heads up on the forums.
      And thanks for the blessings, all the best for you as well.

      I'm your newest fan.

      1. ChristinaScibona profile image73
        ChristinaScibonaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yup, just keep doing it!  From what I understand from some of the best hubbers, it takes TIME.  You can't rush it, although there are some things you can do to speed things up if you are into that sort of thing.  I have noticed that the longer I am here, the more views my work gets.  And thanks for being my fan...

        1. whooops profile image68
          whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I see Christina and thanks again.
          I'm delighted to be following you...

  7. Ms Chievous profile image76
    Ms Chievousposted 8 years ago

    Read and hub.. read and Hub.. and read and hub some more.. The best way to learn your way around is by doing.  Forums are ok, but usually much ado about nothing.  You will meet some very nice folks here though..
    good luck to you Whooops!

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very well said Ms Chievous.
      Btw I like your name!
      Thanks, I'll be a fan of yours as well.

  8. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages, Whoops smile Learning is a on-going process for everybody and we learn something new each day. Interacting with your fellow hubbers (internal traffic) will provide friendships and supporting network. It will be your Hubs and promotional efforts to bring in outside traffic. smile There are quality Hubs and experienced Authors on generating traffic and promotion tips. Use the Search bar to find information that will provide answers to your questions. Good luck! big_smile

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Dame Scribe.
      I know, I am beginning to learn that there are so many things to learn and do but sadly so little time to do it.

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 8 years ago

    In the words of a song...we have all...the time...in the world!

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      LOL
      I hope I do have all the time.
      Thanks IzzyM!

  10. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 8 years ago

    Hey whoops, welcome to HubPages smile Great name btw!

    Here - go and work your way through http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/ I can't think of a better place to start.

    Unless you've already found it through another hubber's suggestion.

    Good luck and happy hubbing.

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      wink
      Will do frogdropping (awesome name), thanks!
      Now if I can only squeeze in more time..

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Well thankyou. Took an fair bit of Vodka and a good dash of stupidity to think that one up smile

        1. whooops profile image68
          whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          smile

  11. wrenfrost56 profile image77
    wrenfrost56posted 8 years ago

    You could try hub hopping, it's a new feature on the site that I'm enjoying at the moment. But all of the above suggestions as ever are great and probably more useful. Welcome to HP. smile

    1. whooops profile image68
      whooopsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hello wrenfrost.
      I haven't tried hub hubbing, but if I can find time I will.
      Thanks for the advise.

  12. ceciliabeltran profile image72
    ceciliabeltranposted 8 years ago

    make a nitwit chase the mice in his head lol

 
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