HubPages, a content community based around topics, has hit its 1 millionth “hub.” The site lets anyone create “Hubs” around any type of topic, and divided content into forums, questions and answers.
Hubbers (HubPages authors) can earn money by publishing their Hubs and then collecting ad revenue (which is split with HubPages). Articles include written content, original images, video, slide-shows and more. The startup actually shares a hefty portion of ad-revenue with authors, giving Hubbers 60 percent of the revenue.
In terms of traffic, the site is seeing 39 million unique visits per month; and 2,200 articles are created on the content platform per day. HubPages faces competition from Demand Media (which filed for an IPO a few months ago) and Associated Content (which was acquired by Yahoo earlier this year), but the startup differs from these two competitors because it lets its content creators choose the topic they would like to write about. HubPages also gives authors SEO, content creation and monetization tools.