HubPages is an a community site for writing, pictures, and video. The content ranges from art to technology and most things in between. This unique platform gives you another piece of the web to promote your products and services in an interesting format.
HubPages has been around since 2006 and unlike a blog, you can have hubs about various topics. Your motivation should really be about providing something different while improving your skills. Almost no one gets rich from writing, even though there is a great deal of information about ad revenue, affiliate programs, and increasing traffic. After blogging for nearly 5 years and working with Squidoo for a year, here are my initial impressions:
- A stellar hub or post has: an attractive format, succinct and compelling summary, minimum of 1,150 words, minimum of 3 photos, at least one video or podcast, at least one map or table, and at least one quiz or poll.
- HubPages is rewarding for accolades in hub views, number of followers, questions made, questions answered, and best answers. There is also the Hub of the Day and Annual Hubbie Awards.
- 10 hubs is the level you must be at to be established and the highest accolade for number of hubs is 10,000!
- You can create a niche with a Hub Group and there is plenty of information about linking and being search friendly.
- It’s a mostly a family place with no sex, hate, gambling, illegal downloads, or affiliate marketing topics allowed.
- If you have some videos or podcasts already, then you are ahead of the game for content.
- Images must be properly attributed to the source and author. To make Hub of the Day, the first graphic must be sharp and clear and originally 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels tall.
- One of the best features of HubPages is Following for Topics and even other Hubbers, because you get feeds on your interests, along with a perspective and feedback opportunity of like-minded authors.
Since there is not much information published about it, my first hub is Visual Studio Bootstrap Journey.