100,000 Hub views achievement

One awesomely intense year hubbing, writing, and communicating efforts

So far a vast majority of the articles this author was responsible for writing, was done for the hubpages community and placed into such a topic category here. Many of them have done pretty well statistically, and hopefully other writers can learn to do the same with their efforts someday (Many hubpages authors write about this awesome community, but the more the merrier).

However, making efforts to keep community hub article stats up and moving steadily, isn't an easy feat at all, because anything written for the internal aspects of the hubpages network and for that of the community itself is a complete and utter sacrifice for the most part. (Articles written by hubbers about the community don't get much search engine web traffic, as those that are written for the web of viewers as a whole on other various subject matter.)

This may very well be due to HP community web traffic coming primarily from hubpages itself, which isn't many users compared to the world wide web as a whole. Now the fact that mostly new hubbers are the ones looking for this sort of helpful knowledge helps such content to receive a steady flow, but its very low and a smaller amount may come from online searchers or hubbing veterans as well.

Note: This info is primarily referring to and based upon all the hub traffic this sub domain's location has received over the course of a year and 4 months thus far, and isn't a true indicator of the overall traffic coming to and from this hubpages network itself or to any other sub domains.




Links capsule video tutorial

Using the links capsule is powerful! & worked for me

  • It's how I was able to draw more and more web traffic from within the network here over time (Besides all the other SEO factors, and writing quality requirements).
  • It also helped me to establish my 100 HP community hubs as a actual resource here, that others could navigate, simply to locate both relevant and related hub articles.

Hub GPS (Navigation is key!)

Now by making hubs into a navigable informative useful resource here, these hubs will actually become evergreen in nature over time and may keep your stats consistently seeing results and even when the other articles you've written get taken down by search engines updates and all. (This is done by using the Links capsule & by grouping hubs together from your my account section)

So they pretty much can be a sort of digital life boat, and life preserver in a way. So far this sub domain has earned the top 25 position back in November of 2012 (Thanks! to my friends, to all my followers and visitors from all around the globe), and in terms of web statistics and traffic. I would like to also thank Alocsin for projecting all the stats onto a cool hub he wrote a little while back, that showcased this happening and occurrence using an Alexa web statistics analysis. Titled "Top 100 Hubbers by Traffic Percentage for November 2012 Are you on the List"

By writing over 100 hubpages community articles, it allowed for me to keep up a steady fight when it came to having to deal with hub traffic loses, and definitely after we all got hit by Google Panda back in September this year. (I battled day and night to get my stats back up, and it took a great deal of editing, proof reading and self optimization.) This article details it all titled "How to achieve the Top 100 spot on Hubpages in regards to hub statistics"

Note: Once you learn to utilize the links capsule, you will need to either locate your own relevant hubs on it, or that of your fellow hubbers relevant hubs to create navigable links. Once done properly, its then considered to be known as a hubpages resource, and after creating an internal navigation using such a link listing.



The raw deal!

Actually I received almost more hubpages internal traffic to my sub domain here, then I receive from Google, go figure!

This is all due to me making the decision when I first started as a hubber to writer about all of my experiences within the hubpages system, and at each and every learning phase and interval of achievement as well.

Grouping hubs (Spells more traffic!)

If you create groupings of hubs within the powerful niche of community hubs and within your sub domains here. Google shall begin to favor it over time, due to the fact that the hubpages home domain is being reinforced due to added SEO. Once the Hubpages style of SEO (Also known as Hubkarma) kicks into overdrive from internal HP searches, at times hub traffic will begin to surge a great deal as well, thus poring in higher and higher stats, and of course if everything else was already covered by the hubpages author in terms of content placement and all.


Grouping Conclusion -

So, if your articles are written with clarity, usefulness, and true supportive community purposes, every once in a while new hubbers seeking to learn more while locating such content will even choose to follow you, and since you indeed have earned your place here.

Many Hubber veterans may also locate many of our How to - HP community hubs here as well, and especially when looking to polish their hub writing and content placement skills or SEO knowledge if anything has changed on the web as a whole.

(This is where the evergreen action steps in - Your hubs need to be relevant and be highly informative though especially if your writing to help the HP community).




27,792 views have been from hubpages traffic & Google is 30,570

Check out the top 3 numbers, the other Google Stats come from other countries, and I didn't account for those, only the ones from the United States
Check out the top 3 numbers, the other Google Stats come from other countries, and I didn't account for those, only the ones from the United States | Source

Learning from experience

I'm sure you've read and noticed other hubs by me (If not give the Cloud Explorer profile a good overview), and this activity of constant motivation, supporting the community, writing the most helpful hubs I could ever muster up. All those facts plus the added continuous self optimization efforts that I had no choice but to do, has all taken my hubbing action to the top of hubpages statistically as of the month of November 2012, I achieved the top 25 spot here in terms of web traffic standing for that given month.

It wasn't easy at all (This all took true dedication & hard working efforts)

None of this hub traffic recovery was an easy feat, because when Google Panda last hit us I suffered a massive drop and decline in overall hub traffic of 4,000+ views down. Then a vast majority of my hubs were placed on idle.

Many of them are poems and hubpages community hubs, more then half actually, and so I can see why they mostly got the idle symbol hubpages had once enacted, and since its become the difference of having an "H" symbol next to a hub on your my account section or not. (The H - stands for Featured Hub)

This prompted me to move quickly and to take swift action, which I did so not immediately though, because I just wanted to see how low my stats would actually drop, and so that if I actually would have a chance of making a recovery.



This was proof of the all out battle, and its not over yet

That downwards slope I just received and it always will prompt me to take action to improve my overall hub standing, so editing I will keep on doing no matter what
That downwards slope I just received and it always will prompt me to take action to improve my overall hub standing, so editing I will keep on doing no matter what | Source

Hub traffic poll

Do you do enough research to help improve your hubpages traffic, and on the hubpages learning center

See results without voting

The research was pretty intense & I faught hard to get back up

When my overall stats had went from 14,000+ overall hub views, and dropped down to 10,000+ I was definitely humbled, and was not afraid though. I just had to begin praying that it would settle and start back picking up, but it didn't and for a week or so it began slowly drifting downwards even more toward the upper 9,900's hub views range.

That's where I decided to begin to make changes and take to the online battles, which I did a great deal of research about Google Panda's update instead of just going at it all blindfolded. I also decided to dig deep into the hubpages learning center to discover all that I could, so that my stats would be repaired.

What I had located there actually was quite surprising and I detailed it in a few hubs for the community then, and also after I learned that my intense efforts to regain my online true potential was becoming a successful initiative.


Here's the milestone achievement stats screenshot (That top blackened out hub raked in 1/5 of all of my hubpages views in itself, Simply Amazing!)

The top performing articles were blanked out due to potential article theft that goes on online. It's a shame that such a thing exists, but I refuse to allow such a thing to harm my online potential after all that hard working efforts performed
The top performing articles were blanked out due to potential article theft that goes on online. It's a shame that such a thing exists, but I refuse to allow such a thing to harm my online potential after all that hard working efforts performed

Moments on Facebook when HP was down this year, boy was that fun! on September 28 to be exact funny stuff to share right!

Of course no one shared this post, or liked it because that darn moment in time was rough indeed for many of us who were simply looking to get back on hubpages and write LOL
Of course no one shared this post, or liked it because that darn moment in time was rough indeed for many of us who were simply looking to get back on hubpages and write LOL | Source
Image cropped using text fonts backgrounds and a free Wix drag & drop site design tool
Image cropped using text fonts backgrounds and a free Wix drag & drop site design tool | Source

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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Congratulations Mike! A level of success you definitely worked hard to attain. You are a pillar of this community, and when you speak people listen, as I have.

Here's to many more successes like this one, buddy! Good times are right ahead!


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dwachira 3 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

Hi

Congrats friend, you worked hard, you made and we are all looking into that. I wish you the best.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @Billybuc, yeah bro each and every hub I wrote was for a single purpose, and that was to help someone, somewhere on this planetary surface, and many of the others were set out to help fellow hubbers all along the way since I chosen to write here.

This is why I love the hubpages community even more, because I am allowed to do such things for the shear purpose of giving back to all those who chose to give my hubs a good read, a good comment, and who ever cared to share a single moment with me, or for me.

I will not stop, I will not take anymore breaks until this is known worldwide that we all mean well here on hubpages, and most of us dedicated hubbers such as yourself good friend.

Thanks for the quick comment, and for the rapid read bro, you are always there to locate a majority of my hubs and to continue to support my efforts no matter what. Now that's true support for sure, and you go above and beyond for so many other folks as well. You are one awesome dude!


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Woohooo, Mike! Congrats to you and your hard work.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@dwachira, thanks man for the cool comment, yeah it was tough but sone had to do it.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@janshares, I did it for us all, now I shall begn writing more commercial style evergreen hubs to play a bit of catch up, to be able to earn some good money, because I do need to pay some bills for a change. Hehe :)


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carol7777 3 years ago from Arizona

Impressive stats...however I know how hard you have worked at making this happen..An overnight success in 16 months...Great job...A true feat...and very glad for your achievements...Keep going!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@carol7777, Thank you for the kind words, yes indeed its been a tough experience but definitely worth while for sure.

May we all succeed online together, cheers to an awesome hubpages community experience overall.


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bdegiulio 3 years ago from Massachusetts

Congratulations Mike, well done and well deserved. It takes hard work and perseverance. You've paid your dues.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@bdegiulio, thanks man for the cool comment, and for spreading the love my way, that was so very nice of you to do for me.


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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Congratulations!! Wishing you great success and trillions of hub views. Great work.


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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Mike congratulations.. you deserve it.. You are really awesome. and I thank you for always being there to help me.. May God bless you efforts and here is to 100,000 more hub views..

Merry Christmas my friend

Debbie


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Vellur, thanks bro for the cool comment, as you and I both know how tough it truly is out here online, and especially on hubpages to achieve anything today.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Deborah Brooks, Thank you Deb,yeah I do all that I can to give back, because so many people have helped me and you have definitely been super supportive of all of my hub writing efforts here, and ever since we met.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Years! to you too.


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rfmoran 3 years ago from Long Island, New York

Thanks Mike and congratulations.

this hub, as so many of your other ones, is a valuable resource for anyone writing on hubpages.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @rfmoran, Yeah bro I worked my digital tail off like so many of us here online and on hubpages.

I hope folks can take from this article something of a useful purpose for them, as you said I did my best at trying to make it resourceful, which is all that I did learn from the Hubpages Learning Center ever since I been hub writing, and sharing here, also from many of our fellow veteran hubbers who've all gone before me providing and leading us all the way as well.


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mpropp 3 years ago from Minnesota

Wow, 100K views! That is amazing. Congratulations! Looks like all the hard work is paying off. What was your biggest month, in terms of total views? Was it November?


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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

This is a true example of how hard work pays off, Congratulations Mike...


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@mpropp, Thank you so much for the kind words and visit as well as for sharing as you do so often for me. I couldn't have done it without everyone here, pushing and encouraging me all along the way there. I'm really not sure which month was my biggest, I think it was this month actually of December, judging by the graphical plot of my stats and all, but who knows right.

Maybe I need to ask Alocsin, because I'm not good at that sort of analysis here on the web, he seems like the expert though, and I have the slighest clue how he churns out his results to formulate his super awesome hubs neither.

Happy Holidays! Mpropp and have a very Happy New Year.


Vincent Moore 3 years ago

Congratulations CloudExplorer you deserve every view, your amazing. Peace and blessings my brother.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@always exploring, thank you so much you always exploring and commenting on my hubs, and I love you for that Ruby. I owe you more visits too, I will try my best to catch up soon.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Vincent Moore, thanks so much bro, I worked so hard this year man, and I know we all have for the most part, we all experienced much of the same this past year and all.

I'm just so happy that hubpages is still here, and many of us survived the Pandemic of sorts that Google handed us right before all the holidays, and mess we been through so recently with hurricane madness, Mega Snowstorm's, and now all the human kind of mass histeria.

May our 2013 be the year of success for us all, I wish to God that sucha moment comes, because us good folks truly deserve a life change of such true happiness which we have worked long and hard to achieve.


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daisydayz 3 years ago from Cardiff

Whoop well done you! Best of luck for 2013! I hope I will be able to hit 100,000 one day. Long way off though, currently sitting at about 22,000


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks so much @daisydayz, yes indeed its a tough way to get there, one thing though, if you do a great deal of research for your future hubs, and on those evergreen topic that get the most traffic on the web, you can make it there in no time.

Good Luck and I wish you much success as well in 2012 and beyond. Happy Holidays to you and yours Daisy, and thanks for sharing.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Congrats on the 100,000 views from two months ago, and you may be well on your way by now to the next 100,000 keeping good content going is key (no pun - word . . . SEO)!

God bless, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Faith Reaper, thank you so much I done my very best to keep consistent, and to achieve this was truly awesome indeed. The funny thing is it had occurred way back around December time, I think the timing of the posts there are incorrect LOL another HP glitch of sorts. It's all good though.


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Faith Reaper 3 years ago from southern USA

Oh me, I'm sorry. They really need to get a handle on those major glitches don't they! Well, I am sure you are on your way with all of your technology hubs!!! I know, the other day I had on one hub 4.3 billions views! LOL MAJOR GLITCH!!! I am just wondering how that even happens? Well, we will keep plugging at it!

God bless, Faith Reaper


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Yes indeed faith plugging away is what we do best, LOL. No probs Faith glitches are only mere illusions anyhow :) just like much of this online sights and sounds.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

good article, interesting enough is, since joining Google + most of my traffic comes from posting to it.

What else I found interesting is that my HP account as rated by websites that do that kind of thing have my page views at well over 600,000 yet HP only credits me for 150,000.

anyway really good article!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

Thanks @somethgblue, I feel what you saying yeah much of the web traffic has been kind of fuzzy for sure, and definitely here on hubpages. I'm just happy to finally have surpassed that 100,000 mark, what a major hump that was to cross :) indeed.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

When I crossed that thresh hold I was averaging 30,000 page views a month now its down to around 12,000, so who knows how the system works, not me!


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@somethgblue, Wow, now that was a truly awesome stat to consistently put up and as a monthly trend, tough to achieve indeed as well. Mine shrunk a great deal too, so I feel your pain for sure. Lets hope it gets better before it gets any worse. We shall see in due time for sure.


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Alexander Mark 3 years ago from beautiful, rainy, green Portland, Oregon

There is just too much useful information here, so I have to pick the biggest nugget and try to carry that home. The next thing I am going to do is start grouping my hubs, you really helped me to see the importance of that. I wonder if I can put one hub in multiple groups if it applies? And what are the advantages or disadvantages of grouping your own hubs VS grouping with other writer's hubs? Can we do both? Excellent information as always Cloud, thank you.


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@Alexander Mark, thanks for choosing to comment and for giving my hub here a try. I hope much of what I done, and placed here into action helps you in some way.

Nope a hub can only be placed into a single hub group using the capsule area while creating a hub, there is a option there, which is the easiest method to do so. To answer your other question, you can only place your hubs into group and not others.

The advantage of grouping hubs is, hubpages converts the lower portion of your hub into a navigable web resource for people to click on and locate your grouped hubs. Look at the bottom of any hub and look for the option for clicking navigating to other hubs. It says "next" or "previous" on the links, that's what grouping hubs does. It converts the hubs into visual set of links towards the bottom of any hub.


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somethgblue 3 years ago from Shelbyville, Tennessee

It would be interesting and helpful to know how your traffic has faired since achieving this milestone. As I have said before when I got to 100,000 I was going like gangbusters but since have fallen off dramatically and only have had 70,000 since then.

Granted I only produce one hub a week now as I'm in the process of creating my own site (almost finished) but still I'm down to about 12,000 a month. What I beginning to suspect is that we may not be getting the 'truth' about our visitors from HPs and since they're our only source of stats it is difficult to judge. However I have done some research on my own and various sites have my visitors to HPs much higher (5x times) than what HPs is indicating . . . any thoughts on the subject?


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CloudExplorer 3 years ago from New York City Author

@somethgblue, My hub traffic has dropped a total of 8,000+ views for the 30 days stats thingy here. I really no longer care for stats though on Hubpages, I decided to move onto Youtube back last summer, and ever since then my online presence has made a much larger impact there. So I no-longer keep track of my stats here as I once use to do, because my earnings are so low here its senseless to worry about it all.

I do communicate with folks here a great deal on Facebook, and other web locations online, and we all are sharing daily and with goof intent to help spread the love for our online careers, and content etc...

I think hubpages is a awesome community for the most part, and that i s what keep me here as a dedicated author of these articles, but I won't ever think to earn much from it ever again, because its not looking good as far as that aspect, but networking with my good friends from here is truly priceless indeed, I must say.

I hope that helps a bit, I do believe the stats here isn't accurate at all as you also feel, you might be on to something for sure.

Thanks again for returning here and for the cool comment and for sharing!

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