HubPages vs eHow

I have been reading a lot from fellow members of The Niche Blogger who’ve informed me that eHow likes to delete a lot of articles for random reasons.

Since I like my articles to stay and earn me money for the LONG term I figured it would be safer to get more of my marketing articles put to use on HubPages as opposed to eHow.

Plus, comparing some other things….

Backlinks

HubPages makes it much easier to get backlinks than eHow. Once you get your HubPages account high enough (I think it is over 70 or 75 score) your links and rss feeds turn into follow instead of no-follow. Which means, you will start getting some good link juice to your niche blogs.

eHow on the other hand is always no-follow, which means your links don’t help your blog rankings. I have gotten some traffic from both though so the eHow articles aren’t completely useless.

Income Per Article

To be honest, I have some articles on each of them that haven’t made much of anything and I have some that have made some decent cash.

Over the short term I think you could make more per article on eHow, but i’ve heard so many stories of some great earning articles getting deleted randomly.

I would feel safer having them on HubPages knowing they aren’t going anywhere even if they do make sightly less because I know over the LONG term i’ll probably make more with them.

My eHow vs Hubpages Conclusion

I am not going to stop eHow submissions completely, but I am not going to use them nearly as much as I was planning to. I am having both residual income and backlinks from both HubPages and Associated Content so I think i’ll stick mainly to them for my extra marketing articles.


12 Comments so far

  1. Web Career Girl on September 6th, 2009

    I have also seen some people in the short-term making money with eHow faster than HubPages, but I completely agree that it’s better to have articles there in the long term rather than risk them getting deleted. I can only imagine how frustrating it must be to have articles deleted – just reminds me that I should back up all articles I hold on other sites, including HubPages.

  2. Micro Niche Finder Review on September 7th, 2009

    I’ve written on both (extensively on eHow) and you’re exactly right the eHow articles will earn more quickly. Plus I think they’re easier to write.

    But the links are no-follow so for link building HubPages (and Info Barrel) are the winners. And, like a lot of people, I’m a little leery of eHow right now. But the earnings there are hard to ignore.

    I guess like everthing, the key is to diversify.

  3. Fast Diet Exposed on September 7th, 2009

    Like you, I enjoy writing on HubPages and eHow (and Infobarrel and Xomba, too). I like each site for different reasons.

    As so many of you who work at home writing web articles and blogs point out, the key (always) is to diversify, diversify, diversify!

  4. Sonni on September 7th, 2009

    Great post on eHow vs Hubpages I also write for Infobarrel and Xomba. Now, I suppose I should add Hubpages to the list.

    Ehow is going downhill at a fast rate and getting a bad rep on the way. I still write there, but not nearly as much as I was. Too risky.

  5. Cyn @ WriteForEhow.com on September 9th, 2009

    Great, insightful post, Amy. I’ve had great success with eHow (making over $2k per month), and have never tried Hub Pages. I signed up for a hub account ages ago, and never did anything with it. I think I might give it a go after reading your post. :)

    Be well.

  6. Cindy on September 11th, 2009

    Hi Amy -

    I’ve been following your site on and off practically since you started it, having stumbled upon it.

    I would like to help someone else do what you’ve done, and I’m wondering what kind of software do you use for this site? Is it WordPress? It’s quite a nice design and set up.

    Thanks – and keep up the good work!

  7. computer mice on December 2nd, 2009

    My income in order:

    1) eHow
    2) HubPages
    3) Squidoo
    4) Infobarrel
    5) Xomba

    I have only been at it about 9 months but am making about $400 per month. My target is $10k a year, about half way there.

  8. Randal Oulton on January 27th, 2010

    I’d encourage anyone referencing ehow pages as a source, to ensure that the links to them include the nofollow tag. What’s good for the goose, is good for the gander. They are trying to appear legitimate by encouraging anyone to do precis’s of other people’s original research, and appearing to source the work, while tacking no follow tags onto the reference to ensure that no benefit actually accrues to the site that did the original research. Slimy. Actually, on second thought, maybe better to just not reference them as a source at all — even the precising they do isn’t that great.

  9. Iowa on March 13th, 2010

    My question would be, do you folks ever put the same article on multiple sites? I know that Hub Pages marks them as duplicate if you do not change them enough, heck even one I did went back and changed, stayed “duplicate”.

  10. admin on March 13th, 2010

    Iowa,
    I don’t duplicate them anywhere.

  11. Deb McCoy on April 10th, 2010

    I had just started writing for eHOW and was impressed. Then Demand Studios sent an email saying they were taking over. If you read their copyright policy, you will see that you award them the license to your copyright–and that they can do anything they want with your material, including change it and distribute it worldwide, without your permission. They also give YOU permission to use your material only ONCE, on your blog.

    There is no professional writer in their right mind who would agree with this. If you write for them after May 8, 2010, you agree to their “terms and conditions”, and license them your copyright….

  12. Jane on September 19th, 2011

    It doesn’t seem like you can submit your own articles to eHow anymore. I’ve only found how to become an editor / writer for their site, but I haven’t found out how to submit an article to them.

    -Jane

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