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Websites That Make Money: HubPages vs. Seekyt

Updated on April 30, 2012


There are so many new online article writers on the internet looking to start making money online that I've decided to write an article on my two favorite websites that make money: Hubpages and Seekyt. There’s a great difference between the two, but they are both revenue sharing websites giving you the chance to make money with Google AdSense and the Amazon Affiliate Program.

HubPages vs. Seekyt
HubPages vs. Seekyt

Both these making money websites have:

  • a strong community of writers
  • steady traffic
  • people who take care of the website’s continuous growth and improvement
  • a great earning potential
  • an envious PageRank

Yet, if we compare one revenue sharing site with the other, we’ll find characteristics that differ significantly.

HubPages vs. Seekyt


- Writing and making money on Hubpages - Getting Started on HubPages

  • HubPages has been online for more than six years; the site launched in August, 2006 after collecting a $2 million investment from Hummer Winblad.
  • HubPages is ranked #318 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings.
  • The Google PageRank: 6
  • Sites linking in (according to Alexa Internet): 72,064
  • This revenue sharing website has 200,000+ published authors.
  • The site has 1,000,000 published Hubs (articles).
  • Average Load Time for HubPages (according to Alexa Internet): 1,97 seconds (slow)
  • Revenue share: 60%
  • Affiliate Programs: Google AdSense, Amazon, ebay, HubPages Ad Program
  • Referral Program: 10%

Advantages:

HubPages is a high authority user-generated content website offering different revenue sharing models to its users. The website is arranged in such a way as to maximize search engine rankings. It offers a lot of different features and web widgets, if you like to use them. It attracts millions of page views. Submitting articles on HubPages is very simple and easy. If you’re a good writer and possess some SEO knowledge, you can’t fail on HubPages.

Disadvantages:

For some people, HubPages may be too big. In general, it’s much more difficult to establish yourself as an authority writer (if you’re new to the site) and you may get a feeling that almost every topic is exhausted there. The Google Panda Update was a big slap in the face for HubPages, so it will take time for the site to recuperate.

Of course, this doesn’t have to be your case. I’ve seen newbies who had more success than "old timers" – people who have been members for years.

- Writing and making money on Seekyt - Getting Started on Seekyt

  • Seekyt has been online for cca. 1 year; the site launched in June, 2010 without any funding.
  • Seekyt is ranked #62,120 in the world according to the three-month Alexa traffic rankings.
  • The Google PageRank: 3
  • Sites linking in (according to Alexa Internet): 825
  • This revenue sharing website has 5000+ published authors.
  • The site currently has 10,600+ published articles.
  • Average Load Time for HubPages (according to Alexa Internet): 0,762 seconds (very fast)
  • Revenue share: 70%
  • Affiliate Programs: Google AdSense, Amazon
  • Referral Program: 25%

Advantages:

Seekyt is still a small revenue sharing website, but it’s on the major road to success. Google loves it which can be seen in the fact that it gained a PageRank of 3 only after 3 months of existence. I’ve been a member on RedGage for two years now (and it has been in existence for longer than that) and the site has a PageRank 4. In a couple of years, if Seekyt continues progressing like it does, the PageRank may surprise everybody in the online world. Starting to write on Seekyt right in this period of time may ensure very high rankings and earnings in years to come.

Disadvantages:

Because of the PageRank lower than 4 and because of lack of knowledge about the site, and/or because of the fact that you can start seeing an increase in your earnings that fast (and this is only a current situation), people often have a feeling that the site is not worth the time or effort. They fail to recognize the importance of establishing themselves as good-quality writers right now before the site gets too crowded like HubPages. You need to use a third-party to upload photos to your Seekyt articles, such as Picasa and You Tube and vimeo to upload videos (this may be seen as a disadvantage, but it’s fairly easy to do it).


HubPages & Seekyt In a Nutshell

Basic Description
HubPages
Seekyt
Online Presence
6+ years
1+ year
PageRank
6
3
Alexa Traffic Rank
#318
#62,120
Sites Linking In (according to Alexa Internet)
72,064
825
Published Authors
200,000+
5,550+
Published Articles
1,000,000+
10,600+
Average Load Time
Slow: 1,97 seconds
Very fast: 0,762 seconds
Revenue Share
60% of time
70% of time
Affiliate Programs
Google AdSense, Amazon, ebay, HubPages Ad Program
Google AdSense, Amazon (+ working on other)
Referral Program
10%
25%
* Data collected from the Alexa Internet Official Website are based on three-month reports.

My personal experience with HubPages and Seekyt

I love both sites, but I feel more "at home" on Seekyt. It simply gives me more space and the social interaction is more family-like. HubPages will always be one of my favorite revenue sharing sites; ever since I became a member, I’ve learned a lot about publishing and making money online. My earnings are currently higher on HubPages, but I’ve been a member here longer than on Seekyt, and I believe that in the long run, I can increase my earnings on both sites.

Could you take the challenge and write 30 articles in 30 days?

Which one of the two revenue sharing sites will make you more money?

Both HubPages and Seekyt can make you money and both sites are a great place to hangout. I’d recommend giving it a try on both these money making websites. I guess, the one on which you engage yourself more by writing, publishing, commenting, promoting, etc. will make you more money. New online writers frequently ask questions about the earning potential; the most common question is: "How long does it take to start making money on Hubpages and/or Seekyt?" On rare occasions you hear a question "Can I write articles on a daily (or at least weekly) basis?" or "Can I write 30 articles in 30 days?"

Making money online doesn’t come from Google Ads or Amazon advertisements just standing there on your web pages. Ad income will be really negligible if you have a few articles published, and it may be great if you have published at least 100 articles.

So…

Your questions and opinions...

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      Jasmine 2 years ago

      I do not use any of the websites anymore, too much work and no money :(

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      Manila Girl 2 years ago

      hello vox! I've been reading your hubs trying to learn from them. I'll try seekyt. It's google pagerank now is 4. Anyways, what's your handle in seekyt?

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      Jasmine 3 years ago

      Both, that's how Google AdSense works independent of the website you're using your tracking code on.

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      suraj punjabi 3 years ago from jakarta

      Younghopes vox vocis yes sorry that was I meant. I market my seekyt article and my hubpages article the same way, my hubpages article seem to be generating some earnings, my seekyt, however, is not. When we write articles on seekyt do we only get paid for ad clicks or via ad impressions too?

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      Hello Suraj, Good to hear from you, actually it is not seekyt which pays us rather we get paid through google adsense and through viglink. So basially we are not getting paid by seekyt. Inspite of keyword research i am unable to earn there

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      Jasmine 3 years ago

      Nobody is paid by Seekyt but by Google or Amazon depending on how well you choose and market your topics. The reason why most people don't earn enough money writing articles is because they don't choose the right keywords.

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      suraj punjabi 3 years ago from jakarta

      Younghopes, yes I recognize you from your avatar. I have ever asked for your guidance when I was writing my first seekyt article. Its unfortunate that a dedicated writer such as yourself have not got paid by seekyt. Have you ever asked them why? If yes, what reason did they give?

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      Shadaan Alam 3 years ago from India

      I have been an active member of seekyt for sometime now, i started writing there along with at HP, but honestly i have not earned anything there even after lots of articles there. I use the same strategy there which i use at HP so its not that i am treating it in any other way , but God knows why money does occur there at all.

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      Jasmine 3 years ago

      It's been such a long time since I've last used Seekyt, but you can't really compare the two writing editors. The one we have on HP is much more advanced. The best thing would be to contact the admin on Seekyt, he's always ready to help.

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      suraj punjabi 3 years ago from jakarta

      I have been blogging on and off for a couple of years and have just started using seekyt. Trouble with seekyt is that its a bit hard to edit the order of your content. HP have got capsules which I find extremely useful and user friendly, in the sense that you can put an image pretty much anywhere on the article. I tried inserting a picture while I was making my article on seekyt and it appeared on the top left corner of the article and I could not move it ANYWHERE! This is a real downer. Is it only possible to move the image when you access it from a desktop computer? I was using an iPad.

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      Renz Kristofer Cheng 4 years ago from Manila

      Interesting hub! I'm considering signing up in Seekyt, so I'm reading reviews here in Hubpages. Thanks for doing the comparison for us!

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @thelyricwriter: I love Hubpages, too and I love the fact that every user-generated (content-sharing) site is different. Writing on different sites and contributing with various types of content is better than sticking to only one site and one topic. I haven't been active on Seekyt lately, but I plan to write more over there, for sure. At the moment, I'm preparing self-help articles for SeekSuccess and I can't wait for the site to gain more community members, new content and comments. Thanks for stopping by, my friend :)

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      Richard Ricky Hale 5 years ago from West Virginia

      Jasmine, voted up, useful, and interesting. Seems like there are some advantages at this other site. It is well worth looking into, being that it is a young site, the sky may be the limit. I love Hubpages, just wish we had more freedom writing.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      More or less, yes. The numbers have grown for both sites, though. An alternative for Seekyt is TopicSpotter, the sister website of Seekyt. TopicSpotter may have better quality articles. I do know for sure that it's possible to make money with both of these sites.

      I haven't written on Seekyt for a while, but intend to contribute more in the future. If you have at least 15 articles published there, you can contact the admin and try to work on a mutual project - he gives you a set of potentially profitable keywords and you write optimized articles which will then (hopefully and likely) bring you both profits. Fair enough, I think. Of course, your mutual project is your "thing" alone and you are not allowed to share the information you're given with others, especially not take advantage of the keywords you're given and write on other websites.

      Of course, I'm currently very inclined to promote SeekSuccess and spend some more time there myself, but I'd recommend checking out Wizzley, too. Great community and the website design (especially the text editor and layout - admirable, even better than on HP).

      Hope this helps, Chris! Do let me know about your experiences :)

      Aloha!

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      chrisinhawaii 5 years ago

      Hi Jasmine! Are these the updated stats? And what are your thoughts today about Seekyt v. Hubpages, if I may ask?

      I'm happy publishing on HP and my own blogs, but I'm looking to diversify and start joining some other sites too, so I was wondering about Seekyt.

      Aloha =)

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @writtenworks: It takes a lot of knowledge and a little luck to build a healthy online community. And of course, time and patience.

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      writtenworks 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Thanks a lot for the comment. A lot of work and money has been put into SeekSuccess. The time and money that you would never believe if someone told you. But just as in a lot of the software companies I have worked for, it all comes down to refining through iteration and iteration and getting customer feedback.

      The more people that I can build a community around the better it is going to be. I really hope something great can be created that really helps people.

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      writtenworks 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      Thanks for your support. A website really is something in my opinion that is designed to be a benefit to everyone out there. It is essentially an online globally sharable publishing medium. There is no need newspapers anymore, ans you can get all relevant information via a web browser.

      Over time, as my site grows, I am sure I will have to make a lot of changes as time moves forward to give the users what they want.

      I am more than happy to do this as I feel that SeekSuccess is really ready to learn, to work together with others, and to grow. Keep up the great work vox, it is appreciated.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      I'm sure it will! Love to see newborn websites grow, especially if I notice how much work has been invested in building them with ultimate users in mind! Good luck with SeekSuccess :)

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      writtenworks 5 years ago from San Diego, CA

      SeekSuccess is going to be interesting! You make a good point that at some point, it might feel like HubPages or other similar sites are too big. This is all a learning experience but I love the concept of revenue sharing because it is so beneficial. The better the content, the happier everyone is.

      In fact, I love writing and am glad that so many people out there want to make a difference and write content to be shared with others. Great hub and keep up the community!

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      Some updates will be added in this hub very soon because Seekyt has advanced since the time I wrote this hub, which means that all the numbers displayed in the Table above are pretty higher :) The upcoming 30 Days Challenge may also contribute to this positive change.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @crazybeanrider: I feel the same way you do about Seekyt and HubPages. Hopefully, I'll reach my goal in the October challenge on Seekyt, but it won't be easy. Sometimes life just gets in the way.

      Thanks for commenting :)

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      Boo McCourt 5 years ago from Washington MI

      I think both sites are excellent platforms for writers of every level. I enjoy Seekyt because it is so easy to submit articles, clean webpage with little blowing it out of proportion. Lovely and helpful community as well. Hubpages is my first, I like the ease as well but the changes are becoming more than enough. So for me it is both right now, leaning toward seekyt. This October challenge is the second for Seekyt. I managed over half I think when they first started and was not able to really get my teeth into this one. Perhaps the next one. Great hub!

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @David Stone: Currently, I make more from HubPages than Seekyt, but I started the October 30 Days Challenge on Seekyt and we'll see the results in a couple of months.

      Thanks for sharing your experience :)

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      David Stone 5 years ago from New York City

      As one of the many who earn pennies per hour online, my best results come from Squidoo, SEEKyt, Blogger, and Hubpages, in that order. But results vary by the writer and how you approach the subject of Google Adsense.

      Taking a realistic view of revenue, I may actually do best on SEEKyt because it's much easier to complete a SEEKyt article than Squidoo. I'm not sure how the math all work out.

      Squidoo, on the other hand, is enormously innovative and chock full of creative options. You make webpages, not just blogs and articles, and the back link options exceed all others for cross promotions. Their tech support, on the other hand, is abysmal.

      Hubpages is easily the most restrictive of the platforms on which I regularly create. Their model has them handcuffed in a space where they can't give writers much freedom and retain their revenue flow. For that reason plus all the garbage they allow that got them slapped by Panda, Hubpages is sinking form leader to also ran. They will need to reinvent themselves to stop the spiral. Currently, they are following the MySpace track downhill with no recovery plan.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @KoffeeKlatch Gals: Hello, dear. Actually, I thought about whether you'll be interested in participating in the 30 Days Challenge on Seekyt in October :) I would sure like to see a nice list of your quotes there :) My articles will be mostly focused on Seekyt and its characteristics and earning potentials so, you may want to check them out to get yourself better acquanited with the site.

      Thanks for commenting :)

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      Susan Haze 5 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Wonderful, complete job covering HubPages and Seekyt. They are both great sites.

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @PWalker281: Oh, I agree. Submitting articles on HubPages is much easier than on Seekyt, and yes, reasons for hanging out on each of the sites are a bit different.

      I've read many times that the 30 Days Challenge was a starting point (or a turning point) for writers who completed the challenge. I'm hoping it'll be our turning point, too :)

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @Jokylu and Seeker7: I'm glad you learned something new from this hub. Do let me know how you've liked Seekyt once you get the chance to check it out. Keep an eye on the 30 Days Challenge posts; you may find more interesting information :)

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      PWalker281 5 years ago

      Right now, I'm writing on HP, Seekyt, and my crochet blog. That's more than enough to keep me busy for now. And like you, I enjoy writing on both HP and Seekyt, but for different reasons. "Capsules" are what make writing on HubPages a joy for me. On Seekyt, it's the supportive community of writers.

      Hopefully, the 30 Day Challenge at Seekty will help me be more productive as a writer. Rated up and useful!

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      Helen Murphy Howell 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

      Very interesting article. And I agree with RNMSN that having your fingers in more than one pie is a good idea.

      I haven't heard of Seekyt but will definately check it out. Many thanks for sharing this interesting hub - great information!

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      Jokylu 5 years ago from Waratah North, Victoria.

      Thanks for this hub Vox, I hadn't heard about seekyt so will check it out, neither had I heard of wizzley and triond mentioned by RNMSN in his comment. So a bit more time on the pc coming up

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      Jasmine 5 years ago

      @RNMSN: I've heard about Wizzley and Triond. Maybe I'll check them out some time in the future. Until then, I'll be busy rising my adrenalin over at Seekyt (in the October 30 Days Challenge). I'm so excited :)

      Thanks for taking the time to read and comment :)

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      also I think it isnt a bad thing to write on a few different sites, though HP is my first love, I also write on Wizzley and triond...seems to help keep the pennies flowing :)

      great article here!