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Blogger or hubpages

  1. paulthomas500 profile image59
    paulthomas500posted 9 years ago

    both in terms of audience and revenue, which is better- blogger or hubpages?

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    apples or oranges?

    1. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I prefer mandarins.

      1. Janet21 profile image82
        Janet21posted 9 years agoin reply to this

        yuck!  I don't like mandarins. never have smile

  3. paulthomas500 profile image59
    paulthomas500posted 9 years ago

    but still in terms of revenue n audience- a comparison can be made right

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey paulthomas500!

      When you're talking about Blogger and HubPages you are definitely talking about two very different things. In my mind(off the top of my head) they are different in these ways:

      1. A blog is MUCH more conversational and is mostly written in a more personal way that is only relevant to a small group of people such as friends, families, etc. A Hub is best written when it is more topical based, meaning that it is relevant to a much broader audience like an audience that would be searching for it on Google, etc. This makes HubPages a much greater place to run targeted ad campaigns such as Google AdSense because the content is more searchable an more relevant to those who find it.

      2. As far as traffic as a whole goes, you can check out HubPages traffic over here and you can check out Blogger's traffic over here. As you'll see, Blogger has MUCH more traffic, but that doesn't mean that there is greater potential to have a bigger audience or to make more revenue. HubPages has much more of a focus on having great, relevant content and also has a great community of Hubbers, which makes it an amazing place to write on the web.

      Does this help you out?

      1. profile image0
        daflaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        uh...how many blogs have you read lately?  Maybe they used to be that way when they started, but now, blogs are by and large not personal, and are very much an avenue for topical based material.

        Even the major newspapers and t.v. stations have blogs now.   Sorry, but your thinking is way behind the times.

        Blogger gets more traffic simply because it's been around a very long time and has a ton of blogs on it.  If you do a site: search on Google, for blogspot.com you get 343,000,000 (yes, that's 343 MILLION) hits.  Hubpages is 1,400,000.

        But when you go to a Blogger blog, you're just going to that one blog, and when you come to Hubpages, you can branch off into the site as a whole.

  4. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 9 years ago

    There are so many other variables that just comparing the two is meaningless.

  5. paulthomas500 profile image59
    paulthomas500posted 9 years ago

    then considering all the other variables- which is better. one has to be right. survival of the fittest- thats the law in practice right

  6. paulthomas500 profile image59
    paulthomas500posted 9 years ago

    sure Ryan. u did a wonderful job explaining that question. thanks 4 the help

    1. Ryan Hupfer profile image67
      Ryan Hupferposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      No problem, my man.

      What are you wanting to write about? I see that you have a good niche of electronics-based Hubs already written. It's good to find a subject that you like to write about and then do a little bit of keyword/search engine research to see exactly what you should be writing about.

      Also, your title is very, very important so make sure that it's as search-friendly as possible.

  7. Janet21 profile image82
    Janet21posted 9 years ago

    I say if you have the time, do both. smile

  8. paulthomas500 profile image59
    paulthomas500posted 9 years ago

    i'll do that Ryan and Janet, wouldnt concentrating on one at a time be better?. cos i'd hav to establish myself as a gud writer first n all that n that'll burn out precious tym n energy n that was why i wanted to know which one would be a better option, so that i maybe able to invest my resources effectively on that.

  9. Maddie Ruud profile image80
    Maddie Ruudposted 9 years ago

    If you're just starting out with writing on the web, you may want some more immediate feedback and rewards, in which case, I'd say start with HubPages.  Here we have an established community, and we also have a lot of value already built into the site, as far as authority with search engines and backlinks to the site.  It might be an easier way to begin, because if you start your own blog from scratch, you have to build it from the ground up, and it is easy to get discouraged.

    Another benefit of HubPages is that it is easy to use, even for those who have no knowledge of (or even interest in) coding and programming.  Capsules make it easy to format your hub and add photos/videos without worrying about coding at all.

    1. paulthomas500 profile image59
      paulthomas500posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      i'll take your word for that Maddie. so hubpages it shall be

    2. Marisa Wright profile image99
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree.   I tried a couple of blogs on Blogger and got virtually no traffic. 

      I started writing on HubPages about the same subjects and got traffic very quickly.

      I've been told that in the long run a blog will make more money than HubPages - but that depends on picking the right topic and understanding how to promote it.  HubPages is a great option while you're on that learning curve.

  10. guidebaba profile image60
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  11. knslms profile image74
    knslmsposted 9 years ago

    I have also tried blogger with no success. Blogger would probably be a good option if you have alot of time to put in to learning promotion.

  12. johnr54 profile image50
    johnr54posted 9 years ago

    The biggest difference is that Hubpages are part of a large site, and well written articles can have the power to rank and draw traffic without a major link building effort on your part.  Of course any page will do better with some promotion, but HP will do OK on their own.  Blogger sites are an island, and need help to rank.

    In addition, if you are interested in generating some affiliate revenue, the tools on HP make it easier to get started, while they do limit what you can do to some simple blocks.

    The downside is that you share any revenue with HP.

    Overall, if you are just getting started, sites like HP and Squidoo let you focus on more on generating content and less on generating traffic.

  13. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 9 years ago

    HubPages is better big_smile

  14. profile image0
    panniniposted 9 years ago

    use both, you'll get more audience and more revenue.