There were quite a few hubbers that joined around the same time as I did, and we've lost touch alomg the way.
I've been here 12 weeks now, and my head is crammed full of information, and I think I am even more confused and excited than I was at the beginning.
Just wondering how the other not-so-new newbies are feeling, and how successful (or otherwise ) you've been with your efforts.
Hi Spacey! I started about two months ago. I've only published five hubs, getting some traffic every day, but not hundreds. I think I have the keyword research down, but really need to work on backlinking. I've got a system down for organizing and planning the hubs, but right now can't seem to find the time to actually write them.
My mind is filled with information (some conflicting) but if I have time to sit and actually concentrate, I can get it sorted out. No payouts yet, but I've got a few bucks in my adsense account. Trying to work on the Amazon thing as well.
SG - I have been here almost twelve weeks as well and I love Hub pages. It gives me an outlet to share my love of writing and information with others.
I feel like I am just now getting a firm grasp on keyword research and I have decided on a capstone hub to use to cross promote my others. My biggest complaint it the lack of time I have to devote to this obsession!
Let's keep tabs on each other so we can encourge each other when the going gets tough, meaning low visits or brain freeze that blocks our ideas!
Checking you out now. I find it so frustrating that in my head I have this great plan of what my hubs will look like, how they'll link together etc etc, but I can't work as fast as I can think, and its going to take me 100s of hours to get it all set up.
Enjoying the challenge though - its beats doing the housework
I've been here awhile now. At the beginning I didn't really care about keyword analysis, and it showed. I received very little traffic over the first year or so. But some of my earlier hubs did become more popular in time despite this.
Only one of my hubs now recieves "hundreds" of views a day. I guess I found what they call a golden keyword -- but it isn't as profitable (granted, it wasn't the point) as some of my other "how-to" hubs.
In general I find that following flagship rules pays off. A thousand words, plenty of relevant (not commerical) links and making it visually appealing.
I've been with Hubpages over 3 months, but I'm not new to the whole online thing, been doing it for ages.
It is probably time I read those flagship guidelines again. I read them at the start, but probably wasn't ready to understand it then.
Hi Origin - its interesting to know that people experienced in internet marketing are attracted to HP - what brought you over here? And I've just realised how many posts and hubs you've made - do you never sleep!
I'll post up a thread every now and then to see how everyone's doing.
I am totally addicted to HP. I have a plan I'm meant to be following but I keep getting distracted by stats, forums, and recently I've been writing opportunistic hubs that weren't in my plan, but were too good an opportunity to miss.
I've got a few more months under my belt, but I couldn't help but respond when I read your post because I can very clearly
remember feeling the exact way that you describe!
When I joined HP I had never done anything like this before and knew nothing whatsoever about affiliate marketing and such. I spent a ridiculous amount of time online and here at HP and could not believe the amount of information that I was learning - it was information overload, but at the same time very exciting. At one point I practically had to sit back and say, "okay, no more learning, get writing!"
One thing that helped me a lot was joining The Keyword Academy (first month is $1) - the tutorials over there are fantastic, but it did begin to get to be too much for my brain to handle so I canceled it after the first month (besdies the fact that I wasn't making nearly enough money to justify the monthly expense after month 1!)
My advice (not that you asked!) would be to learn how to research keywords and how to properly place them within your hub's title, url and body. Also, learn about backlinking early on and try and make backlinking a part of your hub publishing routine.
I just noticed that although you've been here two months, you already have 106 hubs - wow, great start!
Thanks Lily - now where's the bit where you add 'and now my husband quit his job and we live entirely off my $10k a month residual income' Just kidding.
You are right - I do have a great number of hubs, but not actually a number of great hubs. I have read so so much about keyword research and backlinking. So I've churned out tons of hubs with a different approach to each to see what I can workout for myself.
Interesting about Keyword Academy - I have seen it mentioned a few times. I've been watching the 30Dc video tutorials from the people that make Market Samurai but had to bail out after about 5 sessions because I just couldn't take in anymore. Probably time I went back to looking at that.
Oh, how I wish the residual income was even only a fraction of that AND my husband kept working!! I'm only now reaching a monthly AdSense payout - I think June may be my first. I made my very first payout after 3 months here and have been receiving payments every other month since then. If I can do it...
Best of luck to you all!
7 months in today Don't expect miracles with adsense, althought there is a light at the end of the tunnel, I am verging on payout
Happy 7 months birthday Richie. Is that £100 on Google. At my current rate it will take me almost 2 years. Thankfully I'm doing better on Amazon, and I have a plan for a couple of niches. You have your own website too don't you Richie. Is that contributing to your adsense money or are you keeping it all seperate? (being a bit nosey I know).
Just a couple of months in so far, been playing on the internet for just over 3 months so very much feeling my way... finding that i spend more time in the forums than actually writing hubs...
Have my plan, have many more hubs planned out, just little time to do it, hence my personal attempt at the 30 day challenge.. Trying to achieve it with a full time job, wife's birthday, major audit at work, business trips and the usual stuff....
I know LeanMan - I see you in the forums all the time. Would you like me to yell GET BACK TO YOUR HUBS!!!! next time I bump into you
I enjoy the forums too much... but today getting ready for my wife's birthday party so logging off in a min or two to get the house ready, 5pm here already..
Have another hub almost ready, and two others have plenty of content also so I think I will manage another 2 or 3 tomorrow.. my trouble is I write long hubs, i think my shortest is 1000 words.. most around the 1500 mark..
I have so many that I want to write, it's just time that stops me really, not the forums.. If I'm in the forums I've just finished working on something and I'm trying to get my mind out of my hubs... lol
Well have fun at the party. I'm off to do the school run now. Think I'll have a couple of HP free days so I can start jotting down the Masterplan
11 weeks for me, and its still fun.
I've now started to worry less about my fluctuating hubscore, and have stopped checking my Google adsense acoount every 5 minutes which has left me with much more time to write hubs
hard habit to break that one. The bloke is fed up of me telling him I have sold a tub of hair gel, or made 2 pence on Adsense. Although yesterday someone bought a Brazilian waxing kit and he was a little more interested in that
Only joined six weeks ago, but I can see that I have a lot to do to reach the heights of many of you. Still it's nice to see what I aspire to
Precious - I'm sure you weren't refering to me - I am at no height at all - otherwsise why would I be lurking round the forums so much looking for tips. Welcome to the party though.
Three months in and still learning. I found out real quick how much I did not know about HubPages. I love my fellow Hubbers, they are so willing to help, only if one will just ask. Gee, a thousand (1000) words, you see I am a guy and don't talk much. Any speaking teachers out there?
I'm working on three months, and I'm thinking I need to figure out how this whole optimization thing works if I want to get serious about earning money here.
But that's only my secondary purpose. My primary purpose is to build up an online body of work to use as an easily accessible portfolio.
Still, money would be nice...
I think I've been here five months but just waiting for the ticker to turn over!
I've learnt so much about google and SEO and affiliates. I keep kicking myself going "I'm a nerd. I've been on the internet 15 years. I love writing. WHY THE HELL WASN'T I MAKING MONEY BEFORE?!"
I've found a good thing to do is try and jump on small streams before it becomes a large scale river. Other than that I don't think I've worked out any other tricks.
I bet anyone who wrote about google when it first started and did some good backlinking is laughing now!
Jeff, I like that approach.
After all, it is important to have some authority as a writer. I work on my writing, I feel it is best to be ourselves as much as possible to establish who we are online as well.
I am new (2 weeks in) and have 3 hubs up now. I'm going to work on backinking this weekend. That, and come up with some other ideas for new hubs.
About how long does it take to get to the first payout? Thanks!
Marissa - we have had the benefit of experienced hubbers, like you, kind enough to show us the ropes.
I a especially loving the spinning chair - that is what the inside of my head looks like.
I have been here four months - actually it feels as though I've been here forever! I'm really enjoying it, but only wish I could spend more time. I have a small child still at home with me (finishing his breakfast right now). I can't believe you have written 109 hubs in two months, that is jusy amazing!
Hi Polly - I have a kid at school and another at home - and they like to shout 'get off the computer' at me When it is the summer holidays I will have zero time to spend on HP so I am trying to cram in as much as I can now.
As for my hubs, I am sure I am repeating myself when I say the quantity is all there - its the quality I need to work on we all learn in our on way.
Wow, how do you it with a child at home? Mine is only two, is your older? He has yet to develop the skill of playing alone, even for ten minutes!
He's 3 and he is pretty self-sufficient. I can usually grab an hour in the morning, one at lunch time, one after kids are in bed and then maybe a half day at weekend. It'll be easier in September. My oldest NEVER played alone though so its not like I've achieved this through great parenting.
hub pages a wonderful place, but it does get your head spinning i must say........ There are lots of people with lots of identities, they like to play games, it can be fun at times....
by schoolgirlforreal 8 years ago
I did notice last time I put keywords, used the keyword tool, I had a jump in my views.But I've been telling people I just don't want to use that tool. Do you think it's necessary thou?
by Lisa HW 8 years ago
I suppose I'm just trying to find out if I'm the only one with this particular "backlinking disability" (maybe it should be a new, officially-named, mental disorder, "BDD" - Backlinking Disability Disorder). This thread is part venting, part hoping someone can point out...
by Melissa Carlsen 6 years ago
Did anyone else obsess over their HubPages site for the first couple months?I've been here for going on 2 months now, and I'm constantly checking on my hubs. Seeing if the traffic is going up, or if its going down. Lately I've gotten really into trying to set up backlinks for all of my hubs and...
by StephanPoe 3 years ago
Have I joined HubPages on the worst time? Is HP dying?I've been here for 3 weeks, I'm actually enjoying it, the community is great and intelligent I'm learning a lot. But let's be honest, the money also matters a bit, I want to make a few extra bucks too. But now EVERYONE is talking about moving...
by Melanie Palen 6 years ago
I've been experiencing a drop in traffic for the last week or so. I've been seeing a lot of people in the forums talking about how they are seeing increases in traffic, but I am seeing the opposite. Is anyone else seeing a drop in traffic?
by DionKark 8 years ago
I've been on for 2 months with 5 hubs and none have hit 50 hits yet. How can I increase traffic?I obviously know it's still early but I thought I might have a little more than 100 total hits. Is it my topics? My writing style? Any feedback is welcome.
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