I was invited to be moved on new subdomain in response to my interest in the blog. I have no clue what will happen. Whatever, how are you people choosing your new name?
I thought the name had to be your user name?
If you are concerned with the SEO value of your new subdomain url, don't be. Your SEO value will be in the keywords you use for the titles of your hubs.
No idea why I quoted you. lol my bad.
Subdomain is your choice.
I however am trying to build Mikeydoes as a Keyword, so having Mikeydoes as my subdomain seems like a great idea. There may be other great ideas out there that isn't your name. I'm sure they wouldn't allow me to use "livewithrichard". As it would cause problems with him later. But I was under the impression to give him anything for a sub-domain.
Here was part of the email:
Your sub-domain should be between 3-17 characters, all lowercase letters and numbers, with no punctuation except a hyphen (-); using your username is fine.
The more I think about it it is probably better making the sub-domain for the account name only, but who knows?
Can you clarify what you mean by that? I can't imagine why anyone would want to type "Mikeydoes" into a search engine? How do you plan to make them do that?
Not many people do right now, just like no one searched Justin Bieber 4 years ago(or whatever day it was before he was famous).
Plans are still in the works. It isn't hard to get people to search for you, especially if you have a solid plan and execute. Just establish an online presence somehow is all you need to do for people to search you.
Or was that a shot at me?!
Not at all. I was just having difficulty seeing how you could ever succeed, frankly.
Yes, celebrity names are keywords - but their fans consist of thousands or millions of people. I could certainly see you attracting a fan base, but it's hard to see how you could get it up to those numbers.
Google my name and you'll find lots of entries at or near the top - but it doesn't mean a whole lot.
I've been debating what I would choose as a username if I was invited to move to a subdomain. I think I'd most likely move my non-dancing Hubs to another account, and choose a username related to dance.
It is a lot easier than you think, anyone can do it, I'm sure of it. If I were to start specializing in one area and added Mikeydoes to the beginning of all my content. People will take notice of the keyword regardless(this is just one of the many methods I may or may not use).
My existence here has taught me so much. That is all it has been, and learning experience. And if you can create your own keywords while using other ones and open up another revenue stream I say do it.
Right now it doesn't mean a whole lot, but in the future who knows. I'm still a kid.
Actually I was thinking of that but unfortunately I have hubs in different niches that get some traffic. I thought about "OnlineReview" as I have lately written a lot of product reviews. I think I should send another mail to them.
It's not tied to your hubs. It's tied to your username.
Cagsil, HubPages did say you can choose a new username if you move to a subdomain.
This is the problem with the subdomain though - basically, HubPages becomes more like Blogger or Wordpress.com, except that instead of a blog, you have a collection of articles.
I'm sure you've heard the advice that if you're going to start a blog or website, you should focus on a single subject so Google can work out what your site is about. If your posts are all over the place, Google is far less likely to consider you an "authority site" on anything, and therefore your posts won't rank as well.
If you have a new HubPages subdomain and you've written on a whole variety of things, you're going to find yourself in the same boat. It would be better to open new accounts, one for each of your major topics. And in that case, you'd get extra benefit by choosing a username that reflects your keywords.
I'm not sure if there have been any recent developments on this issue, but I believe there may be two ways to approach it.
I think Uninvited writer is correct that as things are now, your username WILL be your sub-domain name, but ... it's possible that Hubpages could change directions and go to category sub-domain names. (although Paul E. posted that Hubpages had considered that and decided not to)
But, if you are a niche' writer, you could create a new ID with a keyword name relative to your niche. Like I did with "Camping with Kids" for my camping hubs.
or, If your writings are too varied to be categorized in any one particular niche, then stay with your username and work to make it your "brand". That is... work to promote your username as well as your hubs, so that the two become associated with each other.
an example of this is an old Internet marketer called "Grizzly." His original niche was "make money online," and then "SEO" stuff. His name became so associated with his content that even now if you Google Grizzly or Grizzly bears, you will see some SEO results from his content.
Multiple ID's are harder to manage, and promote, but if Hubpages does go the sub-domain route it make benefit writers to consider niche ID's for SEO purposes.
ah, good tips but I have already submitted my name and I took "InformationDesk". I have worked on different niches so I could not find a suitable keyword that fits all. I wish my new one is not a bad one.
I find this interesting. And congrats to Salaheensblog for being selected!
Hello, WE. How are you? I am sorry for the other day. Actually I had no idea about how confidential the IDs were.
I was highly surprised being invited as I always think that my hubs are worth nothing. I think either they didn't get enough volunteer for the test or they finally decided to test some substandard hubbers with substandard hubs also, lol. Whatever, it will be a nice experience although I don't expect something very positive.
Salaheensblog, I appreciate that. We all look out for one another's safety online, no hard feelings.
You are aware that you will lose some of your backlink value SEO in the change, and will likely need ultimately to redo your backlink to bring them up to full value?
Ah, I am but I didn't do much backlinking and I no more care much about my hubs, really. I have few hubs that still earn from amazon but adsense seems to be disappeared. What worse can happen? Disappearing of amazon sales? Well, not a big deal, at least I would be able to tell myself that I had contributed for the community.
I am sure that the money that I will be losing won't even come close to what I've lost due panda. I'm not really sure what will happen though, but I just want to get it out of the way was my thinking.
(not directed at anyone)
Seems like a lot of you didn't get to read this.
Here is a quote from Paul and the link it came from, great read. Also if you look down you can see was all I did was as for an invite was ask.
http://blog.hubpages.com/2011/06/prepar … ess-panda/
"We are now going to start testing moving individual authors to subdomains (e.g. pauledmondson.hubpages.com). This is a major development effort that is underway. Putting authors on a subdomain clearly delineates between sets of Hubs by author, so one author’s Hubs won’t negatively impact another."
Here is the forum post with more info.
An uncommon username has almost near to zero chance to be built as a brand unless the name is going to achieve stardom for some reason. I agree with Marisa Wright. But yes, if you can make your presence feel like sunforged or paul edmondson you have a little chance to get a very little traffic.
You guys could think what you want, it is another revenue stream regardless. The more you build it up, the more it is worth. Whether it is 10 cents or millions, you can fall anywhere in there. And that is if nothing changes, I have a good idea what is to come and I'm trying to be as ready as I can for it.
I plan on promoting this name along with others, and I will succeed at it. You just have to put the time in.
Yes, but it takes effort, and it would make more sense to put the effort in where it will be most effective.
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