Of course you'd make more money if you learned about getting backlinks and promotion generally. But look at Relache - she pays her rent with her Hubs and she's never done much promotion.
Promoting Hubs just gets them noticed faster. They'll get there eventually all on their own - it will just take months or even years rather than weeks. If you're not here to make a living, that may be good enough.
EDIT: The other thing is, that there's not even any point in promoting your Hubs if they don't have money-making potential in the first place. Right now your Hubs seem a bit unfocussed.
Before you write a Hub, ask yourself "Is this something people are going to be searching for on the search engines?" If the answer is no, then the Hub won't get readers and won't make money. You also need to think about what kind of ads it will attract. If you can't think of anything that might be advertised, it's not going to be a profitable subject.
I disagree. I write about mental health, physical health, fashion, relationships, and many other things, which people I think, are loooking to read about.
Also my hubscore is in the 90's which is high.
So I think you're wrong.
And I'm not lazy, I just don't easily take to certain technologies, so I figure I should make some $ and then go kickass. Besides I've written 70 hubs in 3 mo which is more than some of these "brats" can say
Your HubScore is not a reflection of money-making potential so it's irrelevant. HubScores and Hubber Score is only good for the ego, nothing else.
Like I said, there are two aspects to consider - write what people are searching for, PLUS consider whether the ads will attract people to click on them. I didn't delve deeply into your Hub list but the ones I saw on your profile didn't strike me as having good advertising potential - but if you've worked out that they have, good luck to you.
I didn't call you lazy, in fact I advised you that it's perfectly OK to just write and let the promotion take care of itself. As Lisa said in another thread, these days there's so much emphasis on SEO and promotion that newbies think they have to know it all at once. Most of us "old hands" took a while to gain confidence in learning all that stuff. Don't feel rushed, just do what you feel comfortable with.
If you do want to do something, forget about stumbling and social bookmarking - find some forums (outside HP) on topics you write about, make friends and once you're a part of the community, you can start sharing your Hubs. Also leave comments on blogs on your topics.
wow finally found some one disagreeing with marisa!!!!!!!!!..well school girl..you have right to disagree but marisa knows what she is talking about..she has been there and done there..i think you must consider her advise before jumping to conclusion...
These so called 'Brats' have made the mistakes and learned the hard way, that is why they are qualified to give advice. They have nothing to gain for giving this advice, they just want to help - this is very much a hubpages tradition.
However, I can understand the frustrations that you feel. You have been here three months and haven't made any real money. The key to success is by doing the work now and the rewards snowball in the future. Dont be disheartened.
It might also help if you tweaked your hub titles. You might need to consider reducing your titles to pure keyword phrases and focusing this in the content of your hub.
For example - in your title instead of:
Where Does Our Human Condition Bring Us To?
Mental Health : Depression : Bi Polar - A Human Condition
Depression : Bi Polar : My Experience
You can then sprinkle these terms throughout the article. Please remember that in my example I havent done your keyword research, but it might be a start for you.
I hope this helps and understand your frustration - but remember people are only want to help
You don't look like a real schoolgirl, that picture must be from the eighties. Perhaps your username should be onceaschoolgirlforreal.
And what kind of jerk wants to make money out of religion anyway, that was once the one sacred element to peoples lives. Not that it suprises me though, Jesus has had high stock for years now I heard that Allah is on the up though, could be worth switching your investments.
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