Do you have more than one HP accounts?

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  1. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 8 years ago

    If you do, how do you handle the second account?

    Do you follow yourself?

    Do you leave comments on the other account's hubs?

    I recently opened a second account and found it progressing better that the first. I think it will be the more successful of the two.

    1. AEvans profile image76
      AEvansposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have two  accounts and used it originally as a account that was writing about what it was like to be a new hubber and how they were treated. But now I use my second account to write about another niche' which is opposite of this account. It feels odd when I use the other account and comment. But what I do is put who I am on the comment and sign it as AEvans this way I am not uncomfortable.

      You will attract the same people who follow you on your original and it certainly makes it fun. smile

  2. Polly C profile image92
    Polly Cposted 8 years ago

    I have a second account, which I opened last year because I decided I wanted to write much more commercial hubs with the intention of earning more.  I wrote a lot of hubs and it ended up being the more successful of the two in terms of making money (it has, however, been sandboxed by google recently so not sure how things are going to turn out there).

    In answer to your questions, no I do not follow myself. I keep the accounts very separate. I do not usually post in the forums with that account (although I have done on occasion because my posts relate to my hubs, so it is hard to avoid). I don't use the account to comment on other people's hubs, but if someone comments on my own hubs I do respond. 

    Recently I even opened a third account to see if it will escape the fate of my sandboxed second account, but it is too early to tell.

    My main reason for opening additional accounts has been to write highly commerical hubs totally unassociated with the writing on this account. I still consider this to be my main account because this is where my followers are, and it is from this account that I follow other people and communicate.

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Polly, I write on so many different topics so I decided a second account would be better to manage one particular topic I wanted to cover.

      I followed myself but if that's a bad idea then I'll unfollow. I posted a comment on the second account hubs because I wanted to encourage commenting there.

      I see where HP discourage posting simultaneously in the same forum post so I don't do that. So you be careful of Getting banned.

      I am getting jealous of my second account because the hubberscore seems to be climbing beyond the first one.

      1ts account 8 months  - 90
      2nd account 5 days - 87

    2. sabrebIade profile image69
      sabrebIadeposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Did Google sandbox both accounts or just one?
      I wondered because with the domain name switch, I wondered if a second account might bypass Google penalties on one account.
      Say if they sandboxed A would they sandbox B or could they even tell if they were connected if you have a different user name?

      1. Polly C profile image92
        Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        No, only my second account is sandboxed, not this one. However, this account has always had much lower traffic anyway - I only have 28 hubs on it, after all. But on this account, traffic has risen, whereas on my second account I have lost almost all google traffic. The third account, too early to tell - it is only a few days old.

        I have become convinced it must be something to do with heavy amazon capsule use, even though other people disagree.

      2. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Google knows your accounts because you have to use the same Adsense ID for the second account.

        1. Polly C profile image92
          Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          It doesn't mean both accounts have to suffer the same fate, though. I don't think it connects them in that way.

  3. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I have another account under my real name, I haven't written anything there yet.

    1. davenmidtown profile image85
      davenmidtownposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I have a second account that is strictly for one topic that I don't want mixed up with my other topics.  It is a fictional based hub account.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        That's exactly what I want with my second account. I don't want that topic mixed up with my chaotic first account.

  4. davenmidtown profile image85
    davenmidtownposted 8 years ago

    It is not so much that I am writing something horrible or bad.  I created a second account because I did not want to have to subject my gardening followers to hubs about a video game.  I think it is important to consider our followers.

    1. Polly C profile image92
      Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, that's why I started my second account - I felt my new hubs were totally out of line with my usual kind of writing.

      1. Cardisa profile image90
        Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Do you follow people on your second account? I don't want to do that. I followed one person I have always wanted to follow. I feel that I don't want to make the same mistakes I did with the first account.

        1. Polly C profile image92
          Polly Cposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Not really, I try to avoid too much communication as it makes me feel like an imposter!  I probably follow less than ten people, just people that have left me the nicest comments and become followers.

          When I first opened that account I felt weird about it, and hoped people who already followed me on my first account wouldn't see the hubs at all, but I got over that. And, like davenmidtown has just said, readership is a lot different. Actually, on my second account I don't even get that many hubpage readers, most come (or did come) from search engines.

          1. Cardisa profile image90
            Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            I feel weird too, I feel like I am lying to the people I have built a relationship with here. I was wondering if I should tell them.

            One person from HP who is also a Facebook contact knows and she thinks it cool.

  5. davenmidtown profile image85
    davenmidtownposted 8 years ago

    I have always just followed people when I enjoy reading about their work.  I never follow people just to be a follower.  I do follow people on both accounts but the accounts are so different that the followers on each account are unique in character.

    1. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The funny thing is my second account seem to be attracting my original followers lol

      The Topics are so different. The second account only is about Cancer while the first account include poetry short stories, skin care, SEO and stuff like that.

      I think it's crazy that I am attracting most of the same people who originally follow me.

  6. Urbane Chaos profile image96
    Urbane Chaosposted 8 years ago

    I actually keep four accounts.

    The original one only has only a few hubs left on it as I've been transferring them here, so technically, I have three accounts.

    This is my main account, which I use for all forum postings and stuff like that.  The other two accounts were created to target a specific audience, and the user names reflect that.

    I don't leave comments as I believe this to be an injustice to the reader.  I don't follow myself either because that would be a little creepy; that happens enough when I catch my reflection. hmm

    Basically, I let them form on their own.  For me, if one account "meddles" with another then it gets too hard to keep track of what actually is working vs. what isn't.


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