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Is it Worth Going "All In" At Hubpages?

  1. profile image0
    mickelarrposted 6 years ago

    Not sure if I'm getting this HubPages thing.

    I write every day, for several hours.  Not here, obviously.  I've put up 10 hubs so far, on scattered topics, ranging from hubs like poems, to longer blocks of text with picture scattered in.  Some were kind of experiments.  I tried to follow something like the guideline for the "Flagship Hubs" with my Hub How to Build Your Own Electric Guitar and I didn't enjoy it at all.  Adding all those links and videos seemed strange to me.  My last Hub, Benefits of Strength Training for Obese People was much more in line with my style.

    I've had no success with Google finding me so far, which is a little discouraging. But I figure if I keep at it and work on the SEO thing that might change.

    So every day I ask myself, "Is it worth it to go 'all in' at Hubpages and spend most of my writing time cranking out content there in hopes of making some money."  If I put all of my alotted writing time into HubPages I could probably put up 7-10 Hubs a week. 

    The question really (aside from "will Google find me someday") is whether or not my writing style is a fit for this medium.  If any veteran Hubber were to check out my Hub The Benefits of Strenth Training for Obese People or any of my other Hubs and give their opinion I'd greatly appreciate it. 

    Thank you!

    1. ausis profile image80
      ausisposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I used to freak out when my traffic dropped or didn't start. I've noticed over the almost 4 years here that if I don't get traffic within 24 hours I go and blog about the post like a reporter, with a link to the hub from a couple of sites. Now days I usually tweet and FB my post straight away.

      If after 2 weeks or so go by and I'm not getting regular traffic I start asking what's wrong with my hub. I check it out in the Serps then start asking other hubbers.

      I agree with the others here don't put all your eggs in one basket. That's why I made 25+ sites and submit to a few article sites as well as HP, even though it's great here.

  2. psycheskinner profile image82
    psycheskinnerposted 6 years ago

    IMHO it is not a good idea to focus on one site when it comes to content--things change all the time so it pays to split your bets.

  3. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    Four weeks is not enough time,  Keep plugging.  You are doing fine.

  4. leahlefler profile image98
    leahleflerposted 6 years ago

    It does take time - first for Google to index your hubs, and then to gain rank in the search engine to get page views. If you choose a really competitive niche (like weight loss/dieting), it can be extremely difficult to get on the first page of search results.

    I would keep plugging along and watch your oldest hubs over time - you should start to see some traffic start to appear. I have a lot of hubs that only get a couple of views per day, though - and others that get none! I only have a few hubs that garner a decent amount of traffic. Try writing on a few different topics and watch for a couple of months to see what brings in the page views.

  5. Browneesorchids profile image70
    Browneesorchidsposted 6 years ago

    I've been a hubber for four weeks now and was up to a 85 in score but recently dropped, I'm guessing due to originality of the title. Has anyone went back and changed a previous hub they submitted, say a few days to a few weeks old? Can you guys check out my recent hub, and feel free to view my others and give me feedback.

    http://browneesorchids.hubpages.com/hub … Collection

    1. thoughthole profile image93
      thoughtholeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I am far from a really experieed hubber, but I took a look at your hub, and it appears to me to be several hubs in one. I would split all of those poems out into individual hubs. Hopefully some more experienced people than I will check it out as well, but thats my 2 cents.
      Oh and yes I have gone back and changed hubs long after they have been published.

      1. thoughthole profile image93
        thoughtholeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Experienced hubber that is.

        1. Browneesorchids profile image70
          Browneesorchidsposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I appreciate your feedback, I posted this in the forum and have yet to get anyone's comments on it. Thanks again and I will redo this hub and split it up into multiple hubs.

    2. Pcunix profile image92
      Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Let's see:  I've had websites since 1996 and have written many thousands of pages since then.  Is that experience enough?

      Yes, I've gone back to change things - content, titles, even moved something from one site to another.  I wouldn't say I do it often, but I have no hesitation about it when I feel it needs to be done.

  6. eddiecarrara profile image96
    eddiecarraraposted 6 years ago

    I wouldn't say I'm experienced but I can tell you that you have written about a topic that is saturated and is extremely competitive. I recommend doing some keyword research before you write any hub if you're looking to be found by Google. You are better off trying to compete with hanging man boobs than to try to compete with strength training, but even man boobs is competitive now,lol. When your going to write about something, go to https://adwords.google.com/o/Targeting/ … earch.none and do some keyword research. Find a keyword that is low competition and has a search volume less than 15000 monthly, you just might rank for that keyword if you do a little on page SEO. Hope this help.

  7. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

    Thats a great question.

    I carry a note book with columns in it.Whenever I right something - anything that has merit, i record the link to that page.

    I surf around a lot as well as keeping the content fresh on my websites.So when I stumble upon something worthy of coment or a little more writing, I try to find a link form my notebook that matches the content.It creates an easy backlinking strategy without it seeming like work.

    So,I would say that being able to put down anything worthwhile reading at hubpages will have some form of purpose, if not to lead to other writing of yours.

    Like I read above, just keep at it with patience and play the law of averages.

  8. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 6 years ago

    right = write.


  9. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago


  10. Rain Defence profile image93
    Rain Defenceposted 6 years ago

    Well why not give it a go? I am pretty active on forums, over the years I must've written hundreds of thousands of words. I have only just started writing on here, and am going to try and split my time onto here a bit more. You have nothing to lose by giving it a decent go on here do you?
    I read your strength training hub and agree with it, so have voted it up and followed you anyway, for what it's worth! Good luck!