Warriors, Dont Write For Hubpages!!

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WHY??

1) They take a 50% cut on your adsense earnings
2) Not ranking well anymore...
3) They take down your hubs for some really silly reasons and worse, they refuse to reinstate them despite all the changes that you have made to follow their guideline
4) No one got rich writing for them

Enough Said!! Frustration Vented!! Quoting Ben, if you are going to write for them, might as well just give them your resume...:p:p
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  • Profile picture of the author sdbagley
    I have always liked hub-pages, I was sad to see this post, but thank you for the warning.
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  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
    Isn't Squidoo the same way?
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Those sites aren't supposed to make your money for you - they are traffic funnels.
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    • Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

      Those sites aren't supposed to make your money for you - they are traffic funnels.
      Driving traffic is the only reason I ever use them, too. Same with Squidoo.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by Brad armPitt View Post

        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        Those sites aren't supposed to make your money for you - they are traffic funnels.
        Driving traffic is the only reason I ever use them, too. Same with Squidoo.
        Same here.

        It doesn't make much sense to invest too much time/energy/effort/input in sites you can never own or control yourself, which are always going to be subject to someone else's changing terms of service and their relationships with search engines.

        My sympathies here are with the OP, and for exactly the reasons offered, too.
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        • Profile picture of the author kjblitz
          Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post

          Same here.

          It doesn't make much sense to invest too much time/energy/effort/input in sites you can never own or control yourself, which are always going to be subject to someone else's changing terms of service and their relationships with search engines.

          My sympathies here are with the OP, and for exactly the reasons offered, too.
          No biggies...not using them anymore!!
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  • Profile picture of the author aheil
    Yeah I always noticed that I barely got anything from AdSense with them. But, I still like Hubpages for the links you can get from them.
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    They changed the earnings shared now?

    Last month it was 60/40%...

    They went to a 50/50% system?

    Originally Posted by kjblitz View Post

    WHY??

    1) They take a 50% cut on your adsense earnings
    2) Not ranking well anymore...
    3) They take down your hubs for some really silly reasons and worse, they refuse to reinstate them despite all the changes that you have made to follow their guideline
    4) No one got rich writing for them

    Enough Said!! Frustration Vented!! Quoting Ben, if you are going to write for them, might as well just give them your resume...:p:p
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  • Profile picture of the author uleesgold
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    I think hub pages might be a good place to advertise Amazon.com products (as an affiliate)

    or do they split those earnings too?? does anyone know.
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    • Profile picture of the author kjblitz
      Originally Posted by uleesgold View Post

      I think hub pages might be a good place to advertise Amazon.com products (as an affiliate)

      or do they split those earnings too?? does anyone know.
      If you are referring to those pretty Amazon widgets, YES..they do!! Sometimes, it is yoururl-20 but occasionally, when you refresh the screen, it becomes...surprise... hubpages-20!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Teravel
    There are MANY sites like HubPages and Squidoo that "Share" THEIR AdSense earnings with those who put content on their site. Not only do you get half of THEIR AdSense, but you can also add links to your own pages, offers, and even list forms on the content you put on their site.

    Now tell me... Does EzineArticles share their Ad Earnings? Do they let you put links to your pages, offers, and even List building forms? (Keep in mind, hubs/squids/etc have links IN the article, not in the "Author Box")

    Does ArticleBase? GoArticles? ArticleAlley?

    I'm not saying you shouldn't use the Article Directory giants that get huge amounts of traffic. I'm saying there are better business models out there that will share their earnings with those who produce QUALITY content for their websites. I know this isn't a good way to earn a living, but the extra money can be used to strengthen your own business.

    Also, HubPages may only share 50%, but they advertise on more networks than just AdSense. You can find that information at HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » HubPages Ad Program: now open to everyone! (Not an affiliate link).

    I hope this enlightens a few of you who may have been discouraged from the original warning. These sites are Article Directories, just like any other Article Directory you might be using. They just have a different look/feel (which is more professional), and they share their earnings to attract quality content. A simple business model we all know and love, has been made better.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      Not only do you get half of THEIR AdSense
      I look at it differently.

      I see them getting half MY AdSense earnings. I'm providing the content, not them.

      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      Does EzineArticles share their Ad Earnings?
      No indeed, but they also don't require previously unpublished content, which is the point!

      One can (and does) dump at EZA, as an "extra", any work which one has already published and had indexed on one's own sites. :rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      I hope this enlightens a few of you who may have been discouraged from the original warning.
      "Enlightens"? Far from it, I'm afraid.

      It will confuse people further - exactly as you are yourself apparently confused - because of your complete failure to compare like with like and to distinguish between "article directories" and "web 2.0 sites on which articles may be posted". :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      These sites are Article Directories
      This is just plain factually wrong.

      HugPages and Squidoo are NOT article directories.

      And this is exactly the point, here. :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

      You may find this thread helpful, Teravel: at the moment, you're misinforming people here about factual matters. I'm not pointing it out just to be pedantic, or just to be a nuisance to you. These sites have entirely different structures, functions and purposes. An article directory exists for the purpose of syndicating content by making it available to others to re-publish. That's why they're called "directories" - they're depositories of freely available content for webmasters and ezine/newsletter compilers.
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      • Profile picture of the author JMcGee2010
        Honestly, I used Hubpages for one of my very first online campaigns, and not after that. The quality score and such gave me a bad taste in my mouth, especially when I would compare my hubs to others that were poorly written, full of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes that had higher "quality" scores.

        As far as Squidoo, I used them as a learning platform when I first started in IM. The lenses I created then have aged and get many organic visits every week. The lens rankings hold consistent, I make a few sales here and there, and its a few dollars in my pocket a month.

        I still use Squidoo from time to time for a backlink or such, but have moved on to niche sites and other forms of marketing to make my money.
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    • Profile picture of the author kjblitz
      Originally Posted by Teravel View Post

      There are MANY sites like HubPages and Squidoo that "Share" THEIR AdSense earnings with those who put content on their site. Not only do you get half of THEIR AdSense, but you can also add links to your own pages, offers, and even list forms on the content you put on their site.

      Now tell me... Does EzineArticles share their Ad Earnings? Do they let you put links to your pages, offers, and even List building forms? (Keep in mind, hubs/squids/etc have links IN the article, not in the "Author Box")

      Does ArticleBase? GoArticles? ArticleAlley?

      I'm not saying you shouldn't use the Article Directory giants that get huge amounts of traffic. I'm saying there are better business models out there that will share their earnings with those who produce QUALITY content for their websites. I know this isn't a good way to earn a living, but the extra money can be used to strengthen your own business.

      Also, HubPages may only share 50%, but they advertise on more networks than just AdSense. You can find that information at HubPages Blog » Blog Archive » HubPages Ad Program: now open to everyone! (Not an affiliate link).

      I hope this enlightens a few of you who may have been discouraged from the original warning. These sites are Article Directories, just like any other Article Directory you might be using. They just have a different look/feel (which is more professional), and they share their earnings to attract quality content. A simple business model we all know and love, has been made better.
      The point is...if you have good content, would you rather put in on hubpages or on your own site?? I think the answer is pretty obvious.

      Yes, a year or two ago, it will be good to write original content for them. Imagine, getting to page 1 with no backlinks whatsoever (I guess that is the reason we write for them in the first place) but things have certainly changed, my friend...
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  • Profile picture of the author AgentP
    These type of sites have their uses...for me they are more for backlink sources than anything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lyanna
    Squidoo doesn't require that you make original content for your lenses. Lenses are published without needing any review or approval, that's why I use Squidoo.
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  • Profile picture of the author misterkailo
    I used to use them, but it doesn't even drive that much traffic anymore. Ever since Google updates, I am getting about 95% less traffic!
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