I'm reading a lot on how many recommend taking the hubs you have and building on them or changing them for another article site. Anyone doing this? If so which site do you recommend using? Sounds like a lot of work and before I do this just want to make sure it is worth it. Thanks again!
Kelly all you have to do is a search ..type your query in the search box and here is what I found... Please do not ask me if I write in all these places...I write in a few... but here is it
That list is worth investigating, but it's not entirely up to date and accurate, just glancing at it. For instance, Shetoldme is a bookmarking, rather than a writing site, and it stopped being free some time ago. Xomba took another direction too, I don't think you can earn there anymore from writing.
Would Hubpages consider this duplicate or spun content?
I think Squidoo might, in which case you couldn't use this strategy there (unless no one caught it and flagged it).
Diversifying so you get multiple income streams is a great idea! But I would recommend double-checking Hubpages' TOS before republishing your hubs somewhere else, just to make sure. You don't want to risk successful hubs.
If it is against Hubpages' TOS, consider whether you're willing to write some new articles on other sites as well as keep writing on Hubpages. It's more work to keep creating new content, but you're more likely to get a different audience and slightly different search traffic.
Could you clarify what you mean?
- If you mean leaving your Hubs here and also publishing them on another site, don't - having exact duplicate content is a waste of time, and besides, the good rev-sharing sites don't allow it.
- If you mean posting the same article, rewritten, on other sites - that's called "spinning" and it's against the TOS of most decent sites.
- If you mean you're not happy with your Hubs' performance and want to move them, you haven't been here nearly long enough to judge. Unless you've done great keyword research, are good at SEO and know how to self-promote, most Hubs don't start earning for several months - it takes time for them to move up in the Google rankings.
There are people who recommend removing all your Hubs, because all our sub-domains are tainted by the low Panda score of the main site and will never do well. I don't think that's true, because there are Hubbers whose sub-domains are doing far better than before Panda. I don't know why some of us have had traffic surges and drops - but if it was tied to the main site, we'd all have similar experiences.
There are a lot of rev-sharing sites out there, but in my experience, you have to research them carefully. Helium, for instance, takes first rights to your articles - which means you can never delete them, and they can sell them without your permission. AssociateContent is now owned by Yahoo and by all accounts, pays less than peanuts. Several others have dubious TOS, dubious management or very low rates of pay.
It makes sense to spread your work across multiple sites, just in case one folds, or changes its TOS in a way you don't like, or Google slaps it. But right now, the only ones I would recommend are Infobarrel and Wizzley. Several Hubbers have their own rev-sharing sites (examples are Xobba.com, Excerptz.com, ThisisFreelance.com, PubWages.com) but I don't have enough experience of them to give an opinion - maybe others can contribute?
Oh yes, since i don't want to put all my eggs in the same basket. Now preferably, Brighthub.
The short answer to your question is yes. And before I say more, I’d emphasize that I’m no expert. That said…
I think it’s a great idea to diversify. But I already have over 200 hubs on HubPages and am making some income from them. I think it might be a good idea to build your hub portfolio to at least 50 hubs, then start diversifying. Or at least focus primarily on one site while gradually posting articles to several other sites. Seems to me if you start now dividing your efforts among say 5 writing sites, and don’t get to 50 articles on any of the sites for say 1-2 yrs, seems like it could take 1-2 or more years to see any significant income. I could be wrong.
I have tried once or twice to re-work a hub into another article, but it is difficult to do without generating duplicate content. When I started at HP I recall reading some articles about re-writing/re-cycling your articles, actually “spinning” your own articles into 6-8 different formats (how to…, 8 tips on…, etc) from the same article. I believe the thought was to then post those articles on different sites with links to your website, blog etc. I think this has fallen from favor. Seems to me the emphasis is to create entirely new articles, or to write on your niche topic, but a different spin.
I saw a short article on a different site by a veteran hubber, that was a much shorter version of a long hub. I’m not sure if she was using this primarily as a backlink to her hub, or if there was another objective. I’d have to go back and look at the links. I would consider doing this, as I have some fairly long hubs, and am curious if ADD versions (for those with short attention spans) might do better, or at least draw a different set of readers. Overall though, as Sophia Angelique suggested on another thread, we don’t want to compete in Google with our own work.
As far as where else to write, I thought the recommendations by englightenedsoul had merit, and it's a short, non-intimidating list:
http://englightenedsoul.hubpages.com/hu … nda-Update
And here’s another recommendation by darkside:
Another idea is to go to the profile pages of some veteran hubbers like habee, IzzyM, SimeyC, Uninvited Writer, Marisa Wright, etc, and see what other sites they are writing for. Many hubbers post links to their other site profiles/articles on their HP profile.
I just started at Wizzley and wrote a review of my experience here at HubPages.
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