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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Considering Another HubPages "Challenge"

I have been incredibly impressed with the results from HubPages this month. So much so that I am considering the possibility of putting together another challenge for myself and trying to write several Hubs during the month of March.

As soon as I get past this work deadline on February 28th, I should have a little more time to write some articles. I have been doing some research and figuring out what topics I might be able to cover. I have a few good ideas for about 4 or 5 articles in my head already.

Improving CTR

I have noticed that the click through rate for HubPages has improved significantly over the past five or six months. My guess is that it has to do with the increasing percentage of search traffic that I am getting. During the fall of last year, my main source of traffic was HubPages itself. Now, my main source is Google. It won't be long and Google will represent my single largest source of traffic for that site.

Now that I have an idea what I am doing with keyword research, SEO, SERPs, et cetera, it might be worth it to target a few keywords and see what I can accomplish on the site. The nice thing is that I have done essentially nothing on HubPages this year and am seeing my traffic and earnings slowly increase. Now is the time to put in another slug of hard work to plant the seeds for the fall. It would be smart to do now before the weather gets nice anyway.

So do you have any plans for March? Any major projects or focus? Need to get motivated? Join me in really focusing on developing the seeds for passive income in March.


  1. If you decide to go for your personal Hubpage, I wish you all the best with it. I'm sure (as always) you'll keep us updated on this blog.

    God, March is just round the corner, isn't it?

    Well, my online plans for March is to set the groundwork for making money online (passively) with poetry. I'm onto it: I've set up niche poetry blogs, monetised, and I'm now working on driving traffic (something I've never been wholly proactive about).

    Good luck, again, for March.

    Take care...

  2. ..sorry, that was meant to say "personal Hubpage challenge" :-)

  3. ebele,
    Thank you. Best of luck to you with traffic. Traffic is one of the hardest things to accomplish but is necessary to make an online income.

    I will be sure to keep you updated on the progress. Thanks to you for reading.

  4. Kidgas:

    Have you thought about coordinating your personal challenge with the new Helpful Health Hubs contest? Check out Jason's post about it in the forums:

  5. Hey, do the challenge...easy for me to say. Love your blog.

  6. Maddie,
    It is interesting that I wrote this post without even realizing there was a contest. It was not until after your post that I looked up the details. Thanks for mentioning it.

    I'm glad you like it.

  7. Have you considered a similar challenge using Squidoo? After reading about Courtney Tuttle's success with Hubpages I was interested in starting a challenge myself, however, after researching several competitive keywords, I realized Squidoo ranks even higher than Hubpages in terms of SERPs.

  8. I had not considered it. I do have a Squidoo account but don't really care for their business model. I want to get paid for any ad clicks on my site, not engage in a popularity contest to get a bit of the pot.


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