I am doing much better on Wizzley than Hubpages with traffic. I get some action on just about all of my articles every week, and StumbleUpon gives my articles a very nice boost when I first publish. I just added an article that is one of my best on Hubpages to StumbleUpon to check if this would happen there, and the answer is it did not. I am unimpressed with five hits in hours.
Here is where Wizzley is really an excellent choice. Wizzley has rules, but they are stable, and you can easily read them. You are allowed one affiliate link per fifty words, and the word count must be at least four hundred per article. So, if your article is acceptable, even if it is short, you get the ability to place a minimum of eight affiliate links.
Hubpages claims the same, but will remove an article for too many links even if they are few in number. The rules for Hubpages are like a moving target, and it is not possible to read the rules once and know an article is fine because it follows the rules.
The real problem with Hubpages is an article can be unfeatured, which means it is not likely to be found, for poor traffic. Seasonal articles, including holiday articles, are too often unfeatured during the months they are effectively dormant. Yes, they can be resubmitted, but can go from published and featured to unfeatured, then unpublished when an attempt is made to revive them. How can an article be fine, then with added words or removal of affiliate links become unworthy of being published. Wizzley has yet to take any of my articles down for traffic, nor unpublish any article because it was improved.
There are three questions you need to ask. What are the earning opportunities? What kind of traffic can an article be expected to get? And, the one not often asked, but the most important question of all, how much time and effort is this article going to consume? On Hubpages, trying to update, guessing at what is going to help, then repeating if the article fails, even after it initially reached published status, expends time I can devote to adding more articles to my total. I like to evaluate time spent per dollar earned, and here I give a resounding vote to Wizzley.
So, why do I still have material on Hubpages? It takes time to deindex articles and move them. And, until my account slowly grows to the $50 threshold for payment I plan to allow it to accrue passive income.
Should you make the same decision? Well, if you do not have your own Amazon affiliate account, and cannot get one, Hubpages might be more appealing to you. This was my problem when my state insisted in nexus, which means affiliates were considered to be enough of a presence in the state that Amazon would required to collect taxes. Now that Amazon collects taxes I am once again an Amazon affiliate. I believe Maine is still having problems with Amazon, and internationally others can be in similar positions. As I said, it is an individual thing. But, looking at just one thing like having higher Amazon payments per sale is not the way to make a decision, you must know how often a sale will be made. This article is to give you an insight into the real differences. I hope you find the right fit for you.