How to Create a Social Media Hub
Hubs are places in which
a person may produce and publish articles on whichever subjects they
desire. There is no limit to the content
you may place. You can place articles on
there, on things that interest you or your company, or articles on your company
expertise, or simply articles that promote your company and/or product.
Each hub is broken into
things called capsules. It is basically
their way of organizing information on the hub sites. If you are using a hub site then you will be
able to post links, photos, text (duh) and have RSS feeds. I do not recommend that you use Facebook as
your hub, as you will have a lot of trouble promoting your site and linking to
it successfully, or getting a better page rank because of it.
People who visit hub
sites will often log on to search for a specific subject, or because they saw a
title that piqued their interest. They
may come on to see a new development, or to see which articles are getting the
most views, so that maybe they can have a peek.
The site will often have a way of laying out categories, such as
“themes” or “topics” etc. This allows
people to browse around in topic areas that interest them.
The main benefits that
come through using hub pages are:
You are able to place links that go directly
to your website or blog, and can quite often gain direct linked traffic from
Linking to your site and having people use the
link will also improve the page/Google rank of the site you are linking to, so
that more people will be able to find it organically.
You are able to promote a company ethic,
process, website, product or even a member of staff. Your topic choices are often not limited.
If you use a media marketing tool such as
Stumbleupon or Digg then it may also improve the traffic you receive.
You are able to track the amount of visitors
you get every day, and can see where they come from. This will help your SEO analysis and you can
also try using Google Analytics within your hub too (if you are allowed by the
Creating your very first
Hub is very easy and will take you no time at all. You will not need any technical knowledge
such as HTML or any other technical skills.
You simply follow the instructions below.
1. Create: Open an account and create a profile
2. Name: Title your hub if you are allowed and
add sub categories based on your content and potential future content. You will often be able to add tags/keywords.
3. Add: Start creating content within your
Sites like HubPages will
allow you to promote your website or business or other blogs. This may mean you could increase traffic to
your site or blogs and you could also earn a little income (very little by the
way) from the whole process too.
How to generate a
monetary income from sites like HubPages?
Firstly you will need to
register with Googles AdSense, or eBay’s affiliate programs, or Amazon’s (you
get the picture). HubPages will allow
you provide advertisements within the capsules that hold your articles. The adverts will often be related to the
themes of the articles or of the hub.
Once people click on these adverts, your Adsense account will be