Getting depressed...what I am doing wrong?

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  1. chenderson00 profile image55
    chenderson00posted 7 years ago

    I have been here for about 5 months, I started turning out Hubs about 2 months ago...I'm up to 29, which I know isn't a lot. However, my fiance only has 5 and is getting hits on Google. I haven't made a penny but I have made some off of Amazon so far. Only 16 dollars but still....I have had success on other sites and just wondering what I'm doing wrong here.

    Can anyone take a look at my hubs or give me suggestions or even just inspirational stories on success. I need motivation. I can't even write a new hub over obsessing over these details. I hate hate hate failing at anything and it's start to get to me. I've had clicks on Google, but not one penny in earnings yet.

    What am I doing wrong?

    1. profile image0
      cookingdivaposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Chenderson00,

      I am new myself to really give you any advise, but I wanted to share hugs and say hang in there.

      Do not compare yourself with other hubber, that is sure way to feel bad, I know as I have done it too. You may want to post it on twitter or other social media for more traffic. Sometimes there are just hit and miss.

      I read about someone who made 40 hubs and made $120 dollars in 20 days, this type of cases are far and few in between. Generally people do not make lot of money right away. Just keep doing what you are doing and hope it will work out for all of us. Hang in there.

      1. tobey100 profile image60
        tobey100posted 7 years agoin reply to this

        One great piece of advice Cooking.  Don't compare yourself to other hubbers.  I've been here a year and I've made...$1.  Still love it.

    2. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Chenderson smile Hang in there. I remember getting disheartened at about the same time (around 4/5 months in) and I decided to push through it and start learning from hubbers that were doing well - it was a good decision smile Compare your hubs to those that are doing well and see what changes you can make to improve yours.

      Check out the learning centre videos on keyword research, choosing titles etc - they are great.

      http://learningcenter.hubpages.com/hubcamp-sf-2/

      My experience is that longer hubs do better, so I usually go for 800 words +. I make sure my pages are optimized onpage for my keywords and as mikey says you can manipulate the capsules so that the ads are in the best places.

      Feel free to drop me a line if you want any specific help smile

    3. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      your hubs look OK to me. Give it time and you will see improvement in your earning. I hope a couple of moth later you will start getting much traffic as by that time your hubs will get aged.

    4. saleheensblog profile image60
      saleheensblogposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      your hubs look OK to me. Give it time and you will see improvement in your earning. I hope a couple of moth later you will start getting much traffic as by that time your hubs will get aged. You can post few links in extreme hubmakeover forum to get expert advice from more reputed and experienced hubbers.

  2. Mikeydoes profile image75
    Mikeydoesposted 7 years ago

    Link a hub or two in the extreme hub maker forum.

    Well you might as well just post the links here and a moderator will move it over.

    Looking at this hub
    http://hubpages.com/hub/Apply-Eye-Makeup-With-Ease

    I noticed your big problem is your adsense ad is not at the top. Instead you have Amazon ads there. If you are looking to get money off of adsense, make sure the adsense ad is in the top right of your page. Move the amazon ads and the eye picture down. That could be a huge problem.

    Also it seems like you can find better keywords. You need to make your title something that can put you at the front of google's first page. I searched how to apply eye make up and yours was not up there. It is very important you find search phrases where you can get first page. Go to google and just type in phrases to where you think you would find your page, and make sure its a pretty common searched phrase.

    Good luck, things will turn around!

  3. MoneyCreator24 profile image56
    MoneyCreator24posted 7 years ago

    Hi, honey.
    I understand that you are depressed. In your place I would be depressed too. But that does not advance you. So, chin up! And forward!

    I saw your hub. The Article is good and informative. However, I recommend the following changes:
    - Search on YouTube for a video that fits the theme. Embed the video in your hub. Place it on top, or at least so that your readers see it immediately. At the bottom is not a good place for it.
    - Put a picture on top. The best way you put it right next to your article beginning. (Alternatively, you can just put a video there.)
    - Use a photo absolutely. On your list this hub will appear as a thumbnail and arouse curiosity.
    - Distribute your article to several capsules. This provides space for Google ads.
    - Amazon Place items next to your text.
    - Build more text links to internal and external sites that fit the theme. In the hubs, which I looked, there were none.
    - Promote your hubs. Send tweets on various community pages with http://ping.fm.
    - Be more active on Hubpages. Answer questions. Ask questions. Go on alert. In this way you get more traffic. And more traffic means more money.
    - Write articles on topics of great interest for many people. Use google keyword research. So you can find out if your topic is interesting for 30 people or for 30,000 people.

    I think that your income should improve. If you like to earn more money, go on.

    Warm Regards!
    Andreas

    1. Susana S profile image97
      Susana Sposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Good advice in general, but this tip above is not a good idea smile The best performing ad space is the square one to the right of the first text capsule, so it's best not to put a picture, video or any other capsule there. Add these elements further down the page.

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        TopUniverseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I agree with your point, ads on top right position gave me some clicks.

  4. saleheensblog profile image60
    saleheensblogposted 7 years ago

    @MoneyCreator24,

    - Search on YouTube for a video that fits the theme. Embed the video in your hub. Place it on top, or at least so that your readers see it immediately. At the bottom is not a good place for it-------------Not a good idea. People want to read your hub. Video can be a supporting element, not your prime focus. I personally would not place a video at least between first 300 words. Video won't help click through rate or in SEO. Video is just useful to make the hub more informative and practical.


    - Put a picture on top. The best way you put it right next to your article beginning. (Alternatively, you can just put a video there.)-----------------Not a good idea. It will push the 360x250 size ads block downward. The top right is the best pace for ads to be clicked. Noway a picture there is helpful. A hub with a picture on top of it or beside the first text capsule will minimize your earning.


    - Distribute your article to several capsules. This provides space for Google ads.---------------good idea. Insert at least 120 word in the first capsule so that the bigger block of ads appear beside it on the top right corner. Then a little capsule and then few more is helpful. You can inset header in the capsule with your keywords that has good impact on SEO.

    - Amazon Place items next to your text.------------not right. You have to an amazon capsule and choose product for it. Amazon ads are not automated.

    - Build more text links to internal and external sites that fit the theme. In the hubs, which I looked, there were none.------------does not help much. Sending a link to your personal blog, website will give you a backlink. But more than 2 outbound link to a similar domain is a TOS violation. Too many links to other content may take your reader away.

    - Promote your hubs. Send tweets on various community pages with ht tp://ping.fm.-------------not needed at all. Its totally a waste of time.

    - Be more active on Hubpages. Answer questions. Ask questions. Go on alert. In this way you get more traffic. And more traffic means more money.---------optional. Being effective you can learn many thing and get internal readers but the internal readers won't click your ads.

    - Write articles on topics of great interest for many people. Use google keyword research. So you can find out if your topic is interesting for 30 people or for 30,000 people.----------Find high traffic low competition keywords with keyword research.

  5. fucsia profile image59
    fucsiaposted 7 years ago

    I have find many useful tips in this topic... Thanks all!

  6. DonnaCSmith profile image91
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    You are getting some good advice. I am glad you posted your question because I can use some of the tips you are getting, too. The only thing I can add is, "It takes time."

 
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