Hubpages sucks (even though they place well in the serp). I did a little test on them. I go and write a 879 word article for them, embed 3 of their amazon affiliate links via their amazon capsules into the article and they accept/approve of the article. Even one of the women who worked for them congratulated me on having done a great hub at the bottom of the hub comments section!
So anyways at this point, the article now has 4-5 of their affiliate links and their google adsense on the top, right-hand side, and at the bottom of it. Now later on I come back and switch only 2 of the amazon affiliate links so that I will earn the commissions and the next day they take my hub down claiming that it had the following issue with it:
Unrelated Links or Products
Deceptive Tags, Title, or Category
This Hub needs to be revised before it can be published.
Note that this was after it had already been aproved and I had been thanked by one of them for providing great, informal content.
The problem? Well it's obvious that they are hypocrites! They're basically doing the old saying of "Do as I say & not as I do!". I can clearly see their dirty little marketing strategy. They want writers to provide valuable, unique content to their site so that it can place well in the SERP's and they make their money by placing their ads to your content, BUT! and yes I mean a BIG BUT!, they don't want to reward or give any credit to their writers in return for providing the valuable content to their site! Now tell me that isn't some shady SHEE-ITT?
Wow this is starting to turn into an article of "How/Why Hubpages Sucks!". lol So the other thing that I did was wrote to them and made it clear to them that I acknowledge the fact that this isn't fair or ethical. I told them that I will bash them by creating videos/blogs all over the internet if they don't put my hard work back on their site and keep things fair.
The moral to the story is that 90% of the time you get rejected by hubpages when you try to link out to your own site and get credit and therefore you should stay away from them. I think that it's actually better to go with Squidoo at this point.
*NOTE* To the Warrior Mods. You can go ahead and remove this thread if you feel that it's a violation and you are affiliate with hubpages, but quite honestly, this is freedom of speech, not to mention my honest review of hubpages, and reality of what they did to me...