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An alternative for Hub Adult Authors

  1. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 10 years ago

    www.gather.com allows content for Mature Audiences.

    When publishing your article the second step is to choose which of your subscribed groups it is published to and whether or not it has adult content. This is what it says:



    There's tick boxes next to these...



    I've found Gather very handy to publish mini-articles or press release style submissions for promoting my Squidoo lenses. But you can do whole articles there.

    I wrote a lens on how to use Gather for promoting Squidoo: www.squidoo.com/gatherdotcom I've also used Gather to promote some of my hubs.

    There is also a revenue component in Gather. Different again from how HubPages and Squidoo do it. It's called Gather Points. You redeem the points for gift vouchers. Unless you earn 3000 points whereby you can opt for a Paypal payout. 3,125 Points is worth US$50.

    Not sure how the fast the points accummulate if all your stuff is adult related, but I've been happy with the way Google have indexed some of the stuff I've published that I've bothered to look up.

    If anyone has any other suggestions feel free to mention it in this thread.

  2. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Hi darkside, Is it possible to use 'Gather' to promote our Hubs?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      As far as I've been aware and experienced it's been fine to put outgoing links to all sorts of pages and sites.

      In a very short blurb I've made mention of the TREAD Act

      I've got a link from there to What is TPMS Technology.

      I've just recently been involved with two rather big projects (one offline and another online) so I'm looking forward to publishing more original content at HubPages and using the excess material to publish short blurbs at Gather to cast the net a little further in the hope of catching both human and search engine attention.

      The hub on TPMS is from a press release that the writer asked me to use online. They have since provided me with a TPMS for my car for free. So the stuff I had published was without having had experience.

      With the unit installed and being there to witness and photograph it I've written another piece on it which I had published at Squidoo: http://www.squidoo.com/tpms

      I'll probably write an actual review soon. I may publish that elsewhere again, with links back to HubPages and Squidoo. Or I may just publish it at HubPages because I've already got two up at Squidoo.

      I've looked at other sites but I'm yet to find one that's as flexible and useful (and revenue generating) like Gather, Squidoo and HubPages.

      Associated Content is an option, but they don't pay non-US residents. It's still a nice looking site though.

  3. sporsfanX profile image76
    sporsfanXposted 10 years ago

    Gather is a little stricter than other places with submissions.  You can put backlinks on your articles, however they shouldn't be blatant advertisements.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      In what way?

      Do they police backlinks? Maybe I've flown under the radar because I haven't been overly commercial with my links.

  4. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 10 years ago

    Thank you for the reply darkside. I just joined there, testing the waters now.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I think if you write and publish stuff that is original and has a link through to the respective Hub with the same theme but more expansive in detail then it should be fine.

  5. sporsfanX profile image76
    sporsfanXposted 10 years ago

    I did a piece on Gather for a vacation resort with an affiliate link at the end of it.  They emailed me the next day asking me to take down the article.  The article was original, though it may have come off as a bit preachy.  That was when I first signed up with them.

    I have written other pieces since with aff links at the end and haven't had any problem.  So who knows if its consistent?

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you must have got an overjealous moderator/editor or whatever it is they call them.

      I haven't put any affiliate links into my Gather articles. I have put in links to articles I've posted at Hubpages and Squidoo and have never had a problem.

      I publish a lot of Squidoo tips over at Gather. That way I get exposure over there for Squidoo and I also have the benefit of the traffic from Squidoo Lensmasters trotting over to Gather to read what I've had to say.

      Gather is different in the way a person can 'make money' in that the Gather Points are redeemable for gift vouchers.

  6. Moonmaiden profile image82
    Moonmaidenposted 10 years ago

    My Gather name is createwithzel.gather.com. Feel free to connect to me. I just joined Squidoo under the name Enchantress. If there's a way to befriend me over there, feel free, because I don't know a soul over there yet.

    1. darkside profile image81
      darksideposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I've put in a connection request over at Gather.

      There's no friends/fans function at Squidoo, but you can see me here: http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/N376

      I've got a lot of lenses written on How To Squidoo.

      I'm currently writing a comparison of "Hubpages vs Squidoo".

      But it's not about one being better than the other, it's about comparing things that are the same to understand the other better (eg: here they are "capsules" over at Squidoo they're called "modules").

      I'm happy with both Squidoo and Hubpages. And I enjoy the differences. It allows a person to not have all their eggs in one basket.

      1. Misha profile image76
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Come on Glen, you are my fan and I am your fan there for quite some time already. big_smile

        1. darkside profile image81
          darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You are indeed correct!

          They brought in that feature some time after I started this thread.

          Reading through the thread just now, and before I got to yours, I was thinking how outdated that snippet of information had become.

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    rethansmithposted 9 years ago

    I just started a group for hubbers who gather and gatherers who hub.

    Find it at hubpages.gather.com

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    The thing is with Gather that non-American's do not earn points towards gift cards.

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      4NuzeLetrposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thats sad sad

  9. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 9 years ago

    But I guess it can be good exposure. I cancelled my account there though, I wasn't using it enough.

  10. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL yeah, I did not pay attention to the date of your post yikes

    Sure you were absolutely correct, at that time Squidoo did not have fans...

 
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