September 19, 2008

HubPages – Easy And Rewarding Online Publishing


HubPages is based on the principle that online publishing should be easy and rewarding, and it lives up to that concept. It takes just a few minutes to produce a content-rich web page which includes photos, feeds and revenue modules.

You can write a hub on almost any topic. Just click on ‘create a new hub’ to get started. From there you write a catchy title, choose appropriate tags and are returned to a blank page with a default set of content boxes (called capsules) listed in the sidebar. You can add, delete and rearrange these with just a few clicks. Add images, video,RSS, polls and more to create a unique web page. You are now a hubber (Hubpage publisher).

When you’ve finished the hub, it’s assigned a Hubscore based on popularity and traffic. If a hub receives a lot of traffic, it’s considered hot and may be featured giving it more visibility. Web publishing doesn’t get much easier than HubPages. Whether you want to share your opinions, review a resource, or state an opinion, Hubpages provides an easy way to make your voice heard for free.

Practical Uses

  • Start a HubPage featuring practical parenting tips for expecting mothers
  • Share your expertise on fly fishing with the world
  • Create an online portfolio of your work to help land that new job

Insider Tips

  • Make money with your hub by adding your Adsense, Amazon and Ebay affiliate account details
  • Link your lenses together so that readers of one lens will find the others easily
  • When you have created enough quality lenses, apply for Hubpages’ Capstone program so you can earn a payment for each lens you create

What We Liked

  • You can create and publish a hub in a few minutes and rearranging page content is easy
  • Hubs typically rank well in the search engines
  • There are several options for making affiliate income with your hubs

What We Didn’t Like

  • You have to keep publishing and promoting to maintain your hubscore and your earnings
  • There are not as many content addition options as in other sites of this type


Company Info

  • Launched: August 2006
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: San Francisco, CA
  • Founded by: Paul Edmonson, Jay Reitz
  • Website:


  • Free (ad supported)


  • 4 out of 5 (great)

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