Hello everyone, I'm new and lost - Can anyone help me please?

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  1. lucieanne profile image71
    lucieanneposted 13 years ago

    Hi everyone. I'm new to this site and only stumbled upon it while I was trawling around, looking for some way of making a few pennies doing something I love - which is writing. The trouble is, I'm a bit of a dummy when it comes to computer stuff, and although I've managed to set myself up and even write my first hub, I dont know what I'm supposed to do with it once I've put it out. I've joined adserve and amazon, and done everything the learning centre has told me, but I don't know anything about 'keywords' and 'backlinks' etc.
    Any pointers would be very much appreciated.

    1. Rafini profile image69
      Rafiniposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      in the upper right corner of this page is a search box - search hubs for 'keywords' and 'backlinks' , you will find plenty of information to get you started with the learning process.  (backlinks are basically a marketing tool) 

      Welcome & Good Luck!  smile

    2. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Take a look at Darkside, RyanK & Relache for back link and SEO hubs...they know what they are writing about, they know how to make money.  Use the search function and type in SEO, keywords, back links and you will see a lot of quality hubs on these topics.

      Good luck.  It takes time & patience, and quality writing!

    3. Ben Evans profile image67
      Ben Evansposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome  to HP Lucianne.  I read your first hub and enjoyed your writing.  There are many experienced hubbers here who will be able to help you out.

  2. ediggity profile image59
    ediggityposted 13 years ago

    Hi lucieanne,
    If you want to learn about all of the money making stuff just click on Hubs near the top left, search those terms you want to learn about in the search bar, grab a beverage, and be prepared to read a lot.

  3. Ohma profile image60
    Ohmaposted 13 years ago

    Welcome to Hp first of all.
    Then might I suggest that you look up a few Hubbers who have been really great help to the community by sharing their knowledge on these subjects. Sunforged, Ryankett, Darkside, Markknowels, Marisa Wright, DaleMazurek, Thisisoli, and Livewithrichard are a few that come to mind. All have some really great hubs on these subjects.

  4. profile image0
    Website Examinerposted 13 years ago

    I looked at your first hub (congratulations on that!), and noticed that you have somehow managed to put the comments field between the images and the text. This is not good. So you want to go into "edit" mode and move the capsules around to get the comments capsule moved down after the text module.

    Also, I recommend that you get yourself a suitable avatar as quickly as possible.

    1. lucieanne profile image71
      lucieanneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow - fast response. Thank you all very much for your advice, which I'm going to re-read and digest slowly. I'll have a good browse around the site and read a few hubs and try and get my brain into gear regarding 'backlinks'.
      Thanks again for your comments

  5. wrenfrost56 profile image55
    wrenfrost56posted 13 years ago

    Welcome to the HP community, it's a great site I'm sure you'll like it here. I would agree with what the others have said, there are some really great hubs about how to optimize your hubs and make the most of being here. Good luck. smile

  6. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 13 years ago

    Welcome lucieanne!
    Participating in the forums can be very enlightening and educational!  Enjoy the creativity and the knowledge of most of those who post here. The wit is pretty good as well! smile

  7. wyanjen profile image72
    wyanjenposted 13 years ago

    Welcome smile

    Search, as the hubbers above have explained, and you'll find an answer to every question you have.

    Be prepared to study! And have patience. When you are new, the money is slow in coming. Work hard and it will pay off for you.

  8. livelonger profile image89
    livelongerposted 13 years ago

    You've done an impressive job with your first hub, Lucieanne.

    You can start with this part of the Learning Center walkthrough for beginners (written by darkside) which will guide you through those first few steps. We were all beginners once. smile

    http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/2-1- … -and-tags/

    (By the way, it looks like I'm going to get about $315 this month from Adsense from my 132 hubs, and I haven't even published in a while...)

  9. LeanMan profile image81
    LeanManposted 13 years ago

    Looks like everyone has already pointed you in the direction of the many hubs written to explain backlinks etc.. I am new here also, I found the many hubs very helpful, they are on the whole well written and easy to follow..

  10. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 13 years ago

    Bon Jour... would love to see you... But you will need to put an avatar on your page. hmm

  11. cupid51 profile image69
    cupid51posted 13 years ago

    Welcome  to HP Lucianne! I only like to say that hubpages are wonderful place and you would find a lot of friendly fellow hubbers who are ready to help at any topic and at any time! So don't worry, just put your problem in the appropriate forum and you would find the solution. smile

  12. TheSituation profile image63
    TheSituationposted 13 years ago

    Hey there!  When I was new I read a great, fast, getting started hub from OregonWino.  I would check that out as it helped me a ton!

    http://hubpages.com/hub/New-Hubber-Chec … ub-or-Blog

    1. 49lart profile image67
      49lartposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Keywords are typed into search engines like Google to find something online.  When you write a new hub imagine you are searching for your article, think about words that best describe your topic and use them for your title. Test them in searches first to see how popular they are. Slightly longer titles are better for SEO because you produce more search options.

  13. Randy Godwin profile image59
    Randy Godwinposted 13 years ago

    Many of us were overwhelmed here at first.  You will settle in very quickly because of the many helpful hubbers on this site.  Welcome!

  14. Cagsil profile image73
    Cagsilposted 13 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages!! smile

    However, on another note- Here are some hubs to read.

    None of which are mine. lol



    http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-for-mon … nt-revenue
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Website-Tra … -earn-from


    That is the best help I can give you. They consist of the best writers on HubPages. (*they are just a few of the many)

    1. lucieanne profile image71
      lucieanneposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Everyone. I just want to say a massive 'Thank you' for the wonderful warm welcome I've received from each and everyone of you who have taken the time to reply, offer me support and read my first hub. I feel more confident now, especially as I know there are so many experts on hand to offer me guidance and support. I hope one day I can offer as much assistance and goodwill to others as you are all showing me right now.

  15. bloodrk profile image59
    bloodrkposted 13 years ago

    Hi lucieanne! First of all is i can't really help that much with this one since iv'e been here for just five weeks, and i know that it will take time to earn, but here's what i can suggest, you can either search for hubs regarding backlinks  and you can also check out featured hubbers a lot of them have great hubs of different topics. Goodluck and Godbless

  16. profile image0
    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    The best place to start is with Edweirdo.. This is easy to read and gives you and overview of seo and how to get yourself up and running

    http://hubpages.com/hub/My-Adventures-i … -About-SEO



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