HubPages vs. Article Directories:
Which Is Better?
You have a batch of articles that you're
about to post on one or more article directories, but you're wondering if maybe HubPages would make a better
home for them. You should always follow your instincts. Just like most article directories, HubPages
is free, so you can post as many articles as you wish. That's where the similarities between the two end. The
following should prove to you that writing hubs are a far better use of your time than merely publishing
articles on article directories, especially if more traffic, attention and revenue are your primary
Social Blogging Network: Unlike most online article directories, HubPages is a social network first and a
blogging or article network second. You can gather followers, have those followers comment on and spread your
articles and amass your own little marketing army, all with ever hub you
Earn Money: With HubPages, there is
always the possibility that you'll begin to earn a regular monthly income. You can opt to add Adsense and
other ad networks to each of your hubs, which will help you earn money each time someone views and/or clicks
on one of your ads.
More Elements: Many article directories
are boring, offering only text options to readers. With HubPages, you get much more. There are options to add
photos, videos and all sorts of other attention-grabbing options, which will set your hubs apart from all
those competing against you.
Rating System: The hubs that get the
most votes from users rise to the top of the HubPages search engine. Hubpages also factors in the amount of
traffic your hubs receive to work out your overall rating. Your hubs are naturally search engine friendly to
boot. If you can write popular hubs on a variety of subjects, you'll surely get the attention and traffic
you're looking for.
Comments: Not many online article
directories allow for user comments, but HubPages does. The more comments your hubs earn, the more popular
your articles will appear and the more attention you'll generate. As a result your hub ratings remain high,
which helps to attract even more visitors overall. This can't happen with even the best article
These are just a few reasons you'll want to include HubPages
with your article marketing campaigns. Don't throw out article directories altogether, as they are still
incredibly useful, but start moving towards more HubPages submissions and you'll receive many more benefits
from your efforts.
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