How effective can hubpages be?
I've begun to be skeptical of the magical powers of hubpages. Regardless of the articles created, it seems people with well written articles will be overlooked. However, if you write an article making up bogus math on how to get more clicks and page impressions, and use those as keywords you will excel.
That's why it seems half the pages here are spam or complete and utter crap. Expressing nothing more than a regret from the reader for having wasted supple and limited time in this life reading their asinine post.
Either way, if you want to make money on the web. This site, probably isn't going to do it for you. I don't have any magic answers for you and neither will they. It will probably take a lot of hard work, intuition and a certain amount of presumption on your part.
Not only is the site so restrictive, that you can't link to your own original content outside of the site (which they force you to post here, presumably to keep the rights to the material themselves), but the fact you have to pick these bizarre topic headings. Why can't I just post something in a random area? A rant if you will.
Another frustration is not being able to see what actually draws people to your hub in the first place, so you can get a positive feedback loop going. So and so, from somewhere USA spent 6 minutes reviews my article on so and so and exited out to blah blah .net would be really helpful. Why isn't this data released, so hub creators can do more to magnify their earnings?
Also, how does these numbers actually work? Why is everything started at 50? Does that mean everything is equally mediocre? If it goes up to 75, does that mean mediocrity has been dispelled? Totally meaningless to a reader, if no actual scale is explained. It's almost as stupid as those "terror" alerts with the colors, anyone remember those? Lol...
As you may be able to tell, I'm a bit frustrated. It seems impossible to get any feedback here. It seems all about posting and not reading. Is anyone actually a net reader versus a net poster here?