My boyfriend says "What good are Hubpages? I never heard of Hubpages before. If I were looking on the Internet, I'd never run across Hubpages. Who's ever going to see your blogs. You're wasting your time.? If I were looking for your blog I'd never find it. Who's ever going to read your blog. Even if Hubpages is associated with Google and Amazon and all, who's going to see your blog?"
I can't answer this. Can you?
No one is going to find your blog on HubPages because HubPages isn't a blogging site. If you try to write blogs on HubPages, you're unlikely to get many readers.
I'm like you - before I joined HubPages, I don't recall ever visiting the site. Yet I do get readers to my magazine-style articles on HubPages, and I do make money.
I think the secret is that when people come to HubPages, they often don't notice the name of the site - they just read your article.
Welcome to HubPages! I think your boyfriend, needs to join HubPages and learn about it himself, instead of people trying to explain it to him.
I had never heard of them and I found them online. And, I wasn't looking for them either.
I can probably only guess there might be a pretty good reason "he" wouldn't come across one of HubPages. There are 300 Billion websites/blogs and HubPages out there.
Search engine traffic looking for what you write about. Fairly simple to grasp, should one read about HubPages.
You would be wasting your time, but not on HubPages. I could point out the obvious, but I won't.
Does he not know how to use a search engine properly?
Those who search for it, will find it and read it. As explained above.
Again, search engine traffic. People who want to see what you write.
I think I just did.
Please do try to enjoy yourself while on HubPages.
Give this link to your boyfriend he will automatically understand all
Part of the hubpages experience is that you sort of define what you want to do with it. Some people want to make extra money, others want to write about what they enjoy, or it could be a combination of different things.
Hubpages isn't a blog site but you know what? I am always seeing it advertised on the problogger.net job boards. They don't exactly say that they are a blog site, but since they advertise on problogger the assumption is there sometimes.
I enjoyed reading all your opinions. I have no idea if I've posted on the forums before - so when I find the right spot I am going to post an intro. And squirrelchaser, welcome!
You could easily prove him wrong. Hubpages is liked a lot by google, meaning its search favors Hubpages and gives your website a good chance of being on the first page of search results.
You have to know what you are doing and it takes time, but there are millions of dollars out there to be made with google adsense and hubpages.
Oh, your poor misinformed boyfriend.
Hubpages writers have been discovered by publishers. They have been discovered by magazines. A hub I wrote was discovered by Associated Press and was the basis for a national story released by AP.
Assumptions are easy to make when you're not well informed.
Well, Hub Pages are referenced a lot for specific searches.
We wouldn't be here if we weren't getting traffic. Right now, I wouldn't be here if I weren't selling stuff.
He's missing out.
Like Marisa said, nobody is going to see your blog here. But there are
11 million people each and every month who just might see your hubs.
Dump him and find a boyfriend who is more supportive of your dreams and aspirations.
My husband thought it was just another 'addiction' for me. I go through many - from my own blog to different computer games, even an MLM or two.
The first few months I was lucky to make a few cents or a dollar. However I made over $75 last month and if this month continues at the same rate I'm thinking I'll easily break $100.
My husband started to take notice after I reached more than 500 views a day - something much harder to do on your own blog or site.
Now he wants to help as much as he can. He's not a writer but he's always giving me ideas and tips.
I think that an increase from $3 in April to $75 last month is quite impressive - and I wouldn't be surprised if it continues at that rate.
Just a side note: Why do you have a link TO your profile, ON your profile? Were you trying to install a tracker? You might want to check out some of Darkside's easy to understand on how they work and how to install them: http://hubpages.com/hub/Referrals
"What good are Hubpages?"
The answer to that question is simple (and frightening):
Google likes HubPages.
You know, I was search engine traffic looking for information on blogging and getting readers. I did a search and found a hub on just what I wanted. I took the advice on offer and set up an account for a backlink to my blog from my profile and wrote up a quick hub of my own. Was not long before I had a comment and a few views to that hub, wrote another and bam, more comments and readers. I had started blogging hoping to be read, found out about this place from a hub and got exactly what I wanted by writing here instead.
My point is, people will find articles here when one is well written on the topic people are searching for. You always have to have a first time for any site
If you could own a page on Wikipedia with all your ads would you?
If you could get a dofollow link from Wikipedia would you?
If you could get these on a site that's 2/3rd's as good as Wikipedia would you?
And then Hubpages has one of the best referral systems in the biz.
I could almost copy WryLilt's post. My wife thought I was crazy - we've tried a couple of MLM's and some other web activities with no success at all. I, too, have gone from $3 in July to $60 in October and my first $100 payout. I'm not up to her level, but I'll kick her b*** if she'll just slow down a little!
My wife began to sit up and notice when I began getting readers from all over the world. If no one can find me, those 30,000 views in 5 months are a little strange.
HubPages is a great site for writing, and for making a few $$ on the side, even for full time effort if that's what you want. It's not particularly easy but nothing of value is.
Ignore him for a while and do your thing. Work at it, learn a lot and write some. He'll change his mind!
At first i started a hub to get a backlink,but now i like reading all the hubs.I like this place.cheers hubzer
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