No Hubs and you are an expert, doesn't add up somehow....flagged as spam.....you are the weakest link Goodbye.....jimmy
I also flagged him through remote connection of my mind when on the toilet!
so who are you, markhess or affiliatetactics, it is a promo link to your site and as such i have flagged it again.....jimmy
and a free link to your site that is considered promotion or spamming in these forums.....jimmy
If at first you don't succeed.......
Keep on doing it until you get your IP banned
change you comments if you wish no matter which way that you look at it you are promoting your own site in the forums and that is against hubpages rules, "Thank You" and things of that nature there you go happy now.....jimmy
ok, I am taking all of this down. I will not risk getting my IP address banned on account of trying to do other people a favor...
who knew that trying to give away a book for free would lead to all this...
If you want the book go spend $9.97 on it.
You really helped save HubPages from all those "spammers" who give away free ebooks to help newbies...
You are a hero....
It is not my product.... someone else wrote the book.
There are also 75+ other free affiliate and internet marketing related ebooks on the site.
There is NOTHING for sale on the site. Just banner advertising and adsense which people can choose to click on or not.
The site does not require your e-mail address to view the books....
The site does not require a "free" membership....
I still can't believe that forum posting got flagged and removed...
At least there was 12 hits on the book so I see some people got to it on time....
I wish those were the people that posted in the forum....
but as always negativity rules the internet....
The forum moderators probably chose to remove the forum post because Hubpages itself did not endorse or officially recommend the free ebook, that and it is forum policy not to spam here free, affiliate or otherwise.
I would have been interested in seeing the hub page blueprint just out of curiosity, but not from a link in this forum as offense is always taken on forum policies and I always try to follow the rules, what about adding your hub page on a squidoo related lens to add some more info about it or something and promote it there further!
OK, I spent a couple of minutes on google and found a page where hubbers can download this book.
Most of this e-book covers the mechanics of setting up your hub page account.
It provides a brief description of the various page elements, associated screenshots, and some basic tips for writing hubs.
If you're looking for info about hubpages, interacting with the community, or to learn about the culture of Hubpages you'll be sorely disappointed.
The free information on the forums, and on various hubs is a much better source of information.
Also see the Hubpages FAQ's page.
And Darkside's links page at http://hubpages.com/hub/about
Regards, Eric G.
I wrote this FREE resource in response to an earlier attempt at flogging a book about hubpages - its still FREE but clearly I am underselling myself and will soon be re-writing it and adding 20 more pages of fluff and how to log into your computer and more of the bleeding obviouis and then you will have it only for a limited time offer of $9.97 - normal price $47.97 - get in NOW FREE
Lissie's FREE Guide to Hubpages
You say disparaging things about the basic level of information - and I haven't read the thing, so I'm not talking about it specifically - but there are lots of people out there who really do need kindergarten level help to do ANYTHING on the internet.
We just ran a seminar on the weekend for 35 people who had spent $1500 or more buying website-building software, and needed to learn how to use it.
When I asked "who here doesn't know what I mean when I say 'link'?" at least six raised their hands. Teaching them to put a link in blog post was excruciating - they found it incredibly difficult to highlight the anchor text, click the chain icon, and paste the URL into the box.
Several of them saved a file on their computer and then didn't know how to find it again.
We had to make a Camtasia to show them how to get to the admin panel on their site (http://mydomain.com/admin - not rocket science).
So the apparently juvenile level of the information in this product may actually be well-pitched at the target audience. We are hitting "mass market" adoption phase of the ambition to make money online, and the average bear is more like Winnie the Pooh than Yogi.
I don't think Lissie was being disparaging.
But you are right that basic level information is sorely needed, and that the ever increasing number of people looking to the net to develop an income means that the definition of "basic" actually being redefined all the time.
In my business, I have to assume SOME level of computer understanding for my clients. But I continually have to deal with more and more basic topics.
And the people needing this help are not stupid. Many of them are highly intelligent, run their own successful businesses, but have zero knowledge about the basics of the internet stuff that is affecting them more and more.
They're not dummies, idiots, or any of those labels. What they are desperately looking for is a knowledgeable person who can advise and help them. They're sick of people scamming them and ripping them off.
In fact, I believe so strongly about this that I'm changing my whole business model to cater for it.
Lissie, Your hub provides a depth of experience and great advice. No comparison with the ebook I mentioned previously.
An expended version would certainly be saleable.
(Just look at how well Tiffany Dow has done with her Squidoo book)
Yes, Eric, we have noticed that, too. We have actually started putting internet basics stuff on our site and telling people to read it before the seminars - starting with "what is the internet?"
A blogger mentioned the page last week and we got over 1000 hits in a day - so there is clearly a need for this!
Feel free to make use of the videos if they are any help to your clients - they are on YouTube, too.
Interesting comments from Jenny and Eric - Ithink you are both involved with real-world consulting and would therefore be the first contact for a less internet-savvey user. I guess iwouldn't see a hub or an ebook on how to hub be at that most basic level of how to Ilogin; the assumption is that the user has had the knowledge to google to find the page- download the pdf and have the acrobat software to read it - that's above a lot of people - and they are the people you probably deal with. And to me that's the appropriate level to reach them too in a seminar or mentioring face2face situation.
Jenny - I can't find my bloody files - but that's because my partner's laptop runs vista and swear that microsoft makes it almost bloody impossible for you the user to control your own file structure!
Its an interesting point in the internet market and you are right about mass-market adoption phase. I am about to write a scathing review (elsewhere) of a "professional" website whose contact pages include hotmail.com addresses for the professionals running it! And this site was apparently written by professional webdesigners!
Unfortunately, "professional" web developers can be pretty clueless when it comes to branding basics.
I see SO MANY businesses with the web address somebusiness.com, with the contact email address being somebusiness@TheirISP.com.
Absolutely crazy, confusing to clients, and just screams "amateur hour".
There's nothing wrong with using online mail services as your mail interface, especially when you are travelling.
In fact, I forward all my emails to my gmail account.
But if you have a domain name, ferchrissakes maintain your consistency and professional image by using it as your contact email address.
You can then forward it anywhere you like after it gets to your domain mailbox.
Regards, Eric G.
P.S. Lissie - I wouldn't mind a PM to the link when you've finished.
I agree. If I see a "professional" company using gmail, yahoo, or hotmail as their email I run away as quickly as I can
I Disagree. Even a 6th grader can buy a domain name and automatically get his domain e-mail. Will that be a professional ?
Just goes to show you some 6th graders are smarter than many adults out there.
Are you smarter than a 6th grader?
Buying a domain name is one of the elements that is necessary.
But by itself, it is not sufficient.
We're not talking about reality here, necessarily - we're talking about perceptions.
The big difference between having a free email and having a domain name is that the domain name requires you to buy the name, plus invest in hosting. I know that's fairly cheap these days, but it's still a cost, so it shows some level of seriousness on the part of the person who's doing it.
I am using yahoo and gmail, too. Since I am not in the business of providing email to others, don't see any wrong with it
Of course, I check to see if a company is legitimate or not. But having a free email address as your business address is not very professional looking.
Well Misha, if you aren't giving out your email address to the public in any way then it doesn't really matter.
I was discussing those who do.
And a paid yahoo email account is STILL a yahoo email account!
That's like having a pee in a wetsuit.
It gives YOU some benefits, but nobody else would know.
LOL Eric, love your analogy
And no, I am not giving it to the public, they still see email@example.com or whateva, but I have them all forwarded to my yahoo account...
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