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Using HubPages to Make Money Online and Build Backlinks to Your Blog

Mark Thompson July 21, 2011

Is it possible to make money on another site while promoting your blog? Of course it is! One easy way is through article marketing on HubPages.

Why HubPages out of all of the other article directories and income sharing content generation sites? HubPages gives you dofollow backlinks to your blog on a PR 6 root domain, once your profile reaches a certain score. They also allow you to directly connect your affiliate accounts directly into their site so you can see the revenue you are making through each on your hubs. While Squidoo is another great site to make income off of, it does not allow you the in-depth anlaysis into your income generation like HubPages does. You’ll see what I mean in a moment.

Setting Up Your HubPages Account

First, if you haven’t already, you will want to setup. The signup process is pretty standard, so there is nothing to really get excited about. What you do want to do, though, is get your profile and affiliate settings setup. Simply go to your profile and edit, and in the bio box, enter as much text as you like about yourself and your blog with keyword anchor text links to the homepage, favorite posts, etc.

Then, under Affiliate Settings, add in your Adsense, Amazon, Ebay, and Kontera account numbers and identifiers.

HubPages Affiliate Settings

This is also where you will want to add your Google Analytics tracking code so you can monitor more in-depth statistics about your hubs.

Last, but not least, be sure to create a custom URL / referrer tracker so you can make money off of anyone you refer to HubPages as well.

Boosting Your Profile Score

Now, to get dofollow links back to your blog through your hubs, you will need to get a profile score of 75 or higher. With a semi-passive approach, it took two weeks, two hubs, and about 13 comments on other hubs, forum posts, and questions to get the score needed. I’m sure that can be done faster with a little more time spent on the network, but as you can see, it doesn’t take too much to get there, activity wise.

Building Great Hubs

To build great hubs that make money, you will want to do some keyword research based on your topic. Use tools such as Google Adwords Keyword Tool and be sure to enable the Estimated Avg. CPC column so you can see the keyword phrases that get the highest dollar amount to ensure better Adsense earnings.

Google Adwords Keywords Tool CPC

Great hubs consist of multiple elements – text, photos, video, Ebay, and Amazon modules will give your hub an overall higher score as well as more revenue options.

Monitoring Your Adsense Earnings

One way to see how your hubs are coming along in the monetization department is to always remember to create an individual URL channel for each of your hubs individually. To do this, go into your Google Adsense account and click on the Adsense Setup tab, then Channels. Switch to URL channels, and Add a New URL Channel which will be a direct link to your hubs.

Google Adsense Custom URL Channels for HubPages

This way, you will see which ones specifically get clicks and how much they make.

Promoting Your Hubs

Part of your hub’s score and profile score comes from the popularity of your hubs. Therefore, it is important to do things such as build a few links to them via blog commenting and social bookmarking, especially on sites that drive a lot of traffic such as StumbleUpon. Also, if you have a Twitter account, be sure to tweet it out to your followers, share it on Facebook, etc.

Your Take on HubPages

Do you use HubPages for link building and making money online? Share your experience in the comments!

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13 comments
jakss
jakss

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Bobbi
Bobbi

Thanks for sharing your knowledge and experience with people who really need help--like me--. I have written 40 hubs and now I need to stop and drive traffic to them. After reading all day from many sites, and trying to retain all the information, I believe a computer chip has popped out of my memory bank. LOL! Anyway, thanks so much, and I am following you on Twitter, so I can read more. Have a great weekend, Bobbi

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Aasiyah
Aasiyah

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Nice post. Hub pages definitely have their place, but I prefer to use a full website blog on HostGator and use hubpages to link into that. My recent post How To Get Your Strap on Facebook

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I have used many many methods of backlinking. Hubpages is a great resource to use. I like Comment Luv and Keyword Luv. I also do a lot of social bookmarking. I feel the best way is to get out and comment on the other blogs with actual relative comments. That way you can build your backlinks and learn from the other blogs in your niche. We are all just doing what we can to Profit Online Great post. Thanks

All Cash On Deck
All Cash On Deck

I really wonder if Adsense does anything to take away from the authority of a link from a hubpage that uses the same Adsense account as the website it is linking to. I have heard arguments that the value of the link to your website will be lessened by implementing the same adsense account on your hub that provides backlinks to your money site My recent post Understanding Why You Need a Website For Virtually any Type of Business

Instinctis
Instinctis

For a simple adsense earnings valuation one could just use this free tool from http://domof.com which will roughly show what one's website earning potential is, there are also other data in there but they are more seo related.

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With the stricter measures that Google and other search engines have been performing, it's always best to apply white hat methods to put your efforts in safely. Link building and social marketing can help do the trick. A chance to monetize via these methods would surely be a cool addition.

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Andrew@BloggingGuide

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I think link-building is the best way of building a backlink to any blog but it should be done legitimately, all the methods you use for building backlinks should be white hat.

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