Hi, I am new to Hub and would love an informed opinion please.

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  1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
    Aiden Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Hi there,

    I stumbled across Hub pages today for the first time, what a fantastic site; I am hooked already.

    I couldn't resist having ago so sat down and wrote 2 hubs

    http://hubpages.com/hub/BasicPuppyTraining

    http://hubpages.com/hub/BeatingWritersBlock

    I have written for a number of years but only for fun, this is my very first attempt at writing on the net so be honest; have I got a future?

    Thank you very much in advance.

  2. Ohma profile image72
    Ohmaposted 8 years ago

    Aiden Welcome to HP.

    I am glad you found the site and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

    1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
      Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your kind words.

  3. Sparhawke profile image61
    Sparhawkeposted 8 years ago

    You have potential, jsut as everyone else and it is a learning curve smile

    One thing I would notice right now is that you remove the hyphens in the URl, I dont know whether this affects your SEO or not but I don't generally see people doing it...

    Also leave your hubs for a day or two before publishing them, as that will bring the score upto around 60 or so, and give a greater chance that people will read them.

    When they drop below 50 people assume they are just spam, by waiting it will likely rise and you will tend to attract more readers as a result smile

    It will also help your hubscore and eventually help you get ever closer to a score of the godly 100, where you will find far more people willing to read just because of the apparent quality smile

    There are a few hubbers I recommend:

    Relache

    Rebecca E

    Mark Knowles

    There are awesomely knowledgable and will help you on your journey, but I should just say now that if you do not see money immediately don't panic, it takes a few months to build up the traffic in most cases but backlinking and other things can help.

    Make sure you get an adsense account and get your publisher ID in the settings smile

  4. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Welcome to HubPages Aiden.

    Your two hubs are presently too short. I would suggest adding a little bit more content.

    (a) follow the link I provide to Darkside "Capsule" hub. You will see why once you read it. http://hubpages.com/hub/capsules

    (b) a few other links by Frogdropping for you to read as well.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubpages-Help
    http://hubpages.com/hub/hubpages-blueprint

    (c) another hub to read is by Sunforged - about SEO tips.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Get-Website-Tra … -earn-from
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Writing-for-mon … nt-revenue

    There are plenty more you can learn from too - Nelle Hoxie, Relache, Thisisoli, and Ryankett.

    Hope that was helpful. smile

    1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
      Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Wow thanks for the advice, this is what I need.
      What a brilliant communit, i will study all of these hubs you have suggested.
      Thank you very much.

      1. Cagsil profile image81
        Cagsilposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You're welcome. I do hope you enjoy your time here. smile

  5. Aiden Roberts profile image79
    Aiden Robertsposted 8 years ago

    Hi Sparhawke, thank you for your reply.

    i am a liitle unsure what you mean by leaving the hyphens out? I think Hubpages put them in automatically, then again I could be wrong so i will see if I can remove them.

    When you say don't publish the hub for a day or two, do you mean write it and save it but don't publish it?

    Probably seem like very basic questions but i did say I was new to this.

    Thanks ever so much for your time and advice; it is much appreciated.

    1. Sparhawke profile image61
      Sparhawkeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Dont remove them, leave them in as when people are searching for hubs on puppy training they will look for "training puppies" with the space but not "trainingpuppies" smile

      Yes, write the hub and edit it, but wait a day or two until you actually publish...my trilby hats one was having a score of 49 when i wrote it but it started rising to 64 before I published.

      The higher the score before publishing the generally better...75+ is great because then they become dofollow, which means that those hubpages can be used to link to others and is in effect a vote on the quality of them, giving them a boost in search engines smile

      Sometimes you will have hubs that just will not rise in score though, dont worry about it and it happens to us all lol

      1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
        Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Brilliant!
        Thanks once again.

      2. Aiden Roberts profile image79
        Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Ah Yes now I understand but here is my problem, can I put the hyphens back in? If so how?
        Thanks

  6. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    Hey Aiden, I think what Hawke is trying to say is that the Hubscore of your hub will go up, as you leave it unpublished. However, it will not go up, unless you continue to go to it.

    An unpublished hub is useless, unless you are adding to it, visiting it, editing it daily. You visiting your own hubs increases the traffic, which is tied to the Hubscore.

    To learn more about it- see Darkside's hub about Hubscore.
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubscore

    1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
      Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Makes sense, thanks.

  7. Cagsil profile image81
    Cagsilposted 8 years ago

    There is no reason for putting the hyphens back in. The search engines discard them anyways. wink

    1. Aiden Roberts profile image79
      Aiden Robertsposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks

      Brilliant tips on the hubs you recommended.
      Thank you very much

  8. EarthTart profile image61
    EarthTartposted 8 years ago

    Hi. I am a new hubber, joined yesterday and published only one hub. I am curious as to what the regulations are for posting a hub on a topic that may have already been covered (although quite poorly). Thank you for your response and your time. :-)

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      It doesn't matter, you can write on any topic no matter how many others have written on it. Just as long as it's original and your own content.

      1. EarthTart profile image61
        EarthTartposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you for your feedback to my post.
        I don't  want to step on anyone's toes or hubs.... but I do think that hubbers could give more accurate info in their hubs and I am wondering if it is okay if I expand on that information?

        1. IzzyM profile image87
          IzzyMposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Of course you can - so long as you write your own words and not someone else's as UV said. Welcome to Hubpages smile

 
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