My Traffic on Hubpages - One Million Views

- Rosie2010 on Hubpages - One Million Views, image by Rosie2010 derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com -
- Rosie2010 on Hubpages - One Million Views, image by Rosie2010 derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com -

In March 2012, I reached 500,000 views here on Hubpages. OMG that was huge. Way to go, Rosie! Did you jump up and down? Yes, I did. I was ecstatic.

However, it seems that as far as Hubpages is concerned, half a million views is nothing to celebrate about. After you received the milestone badge for 100,000 views, the next milestone deserving of a pat in the back is for reaching 1,000,000 views. One million. Nothing in between. 500,000 views is only half way there. uhh... that was humbling.

Well, no big deal, I thought. My traffic was averaging almost 3,000 page views a day. I was earning more than $300 a month. Everything's hunky-dory. I was content to wait it out.

Then, something happened.

I was cheerfully walking along, minding my own business, smelling the flowers along the way, whistling a happy tune, and then wham! I was on the grown. What da heck happened?

Google Panda and Penguin Updates Happened

Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com
Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com


On April 24, 2012, the mighty Google unleashed its new cyber pet Penguin and I got slapped silly with its menacing flippers. The Penguin is the big G's spam annihilator and it glanced at my hubs and fired. And then said "ooops," but damage was done. My traffic was cut in half.

A few days before the Penguin update (April 19, 2012), Google quietly released another Panda update, Panda 3.5, which targeted low-quality pages.

SEO experts report that if your traffic dropped on April 19 and never recovered, then you were probably hit by Panda rather than Penguin.

My traffic dropped 56% after April 24, 2012, so my pages were definitely hit by the Penguin.

Here's my Google Analytics stats for April 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012.

Google Analytics stats April 5 - May 5, 2012 showing 56% dropped in traffic after the Penguin update on April 24, 2012
Google Analytics stats April 5 - May 5, 2012 showing 56% dropped in traffic after the Penguin update on April 24, 2012


Almost overnight, my traffic was cut in less than half. It was painful to watch my page views plunge into oblivion. (With the corresponding drop in revenue. But of course.)

Did I cry? Of course, I did.

Did I whine in the forums? Of course, I did. There were other hubbers who also got hit by the recent G's algorithm updates.

Did I eat a whole large pizza, a bucket of KFC, and a pint of double chocolate fudge ice-cream in one sitting? Of course, I did.

But after a few of days of stuffing my face silly and feeling sorry for myself, I decided to regroup and focus. I set a goal.

My goal is to achieve One Million Views by December 31, 2012.

You might be thinking, "Have you gone bonkers, Rosie?"

No, I haven't. One Million Views is doable.

"But One Million Views before the end of the year?"

That's the plan.

Here are my Hubpages traffic stats as of Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:56pm.


From May 6, 2012 to December 31, 2012, there are 239 days.

Let the countdown to One Million Views begin.


Date
Total Views
Number of Views Needed to Reach 1,000,000
Number of Days before December 31, 2012
Comment
May 6, 2012
624,431
375,569
239
Countdown Started
May 31, 2012
669,154
330,846
214
 
June 30, 2012
704,946
295,054
184
Reached 700,000 views
July 31, 2012
738,216
261,784
153
 
Aug 31, 2012
782,285
217,715
122
 
Sept 30, 2012
823,130
176,870
92
Reached 800,000 views
Oct. 31, 2012
870,897
129,103
61
 
Nov 30, 2012
934,957
65,043
31
Reached 900,000 views
Dec. 1, 2012
937,420
62,580
30
 
Dec. 2, 2012
940,399
59,601
29
Reached 940,000 views
Dec. 3, 2012
943,247
56,753
28
 
Dec. 4, 2012
946,309
53,691
27
 
Dec. 5, 2012
949,149
50,851
26
 
Dec. 6, 2012
951,774
48,226
25
Reached 950,000 views
Dec. 7, 2012
954,253
45,747
24
 
Dec. 8, 2012
956,570
43,430
23
 
Dec. 9, 2012
959,446
40,554
22
 
Dec. 10, 2012
961,935
38,065
21
Reached 960,000 views
Dec. 11, 2012
963,166
36,834
20
Traffic statistics not updated for more than 10 hours
Dec. 12, 2012
966,467
33,533
19
 
Dec. 13, 2012
968,374
31,626
18
 
Dec. 14, 2012
970,522
29,478
17
Reached 970,000 views
Dec. 15, 2012
972,195
27,805
16
 
Dec. 16, 2012
974,116
25,884
15
 
Dec. 17, 2012
976,256
23,744
14
 
Dec. 18, 2012
978,359
21,641
13
 
Dec. 19, 2012
980,848
19,152
12
Reached 980,000 views
Dec. 20, 2012
982,872
17,128
11
 
Dec. 21, 2012
984,088
15,912
10
 
Dec. 22, 2012
985,943
14,057
9
 
Dec. 23, 2012
987,516
12,484
8
 
Dec. 24, 2012
988,860
11,140
7
 
Dec. 25, 2012
989,635
10,365
6
 
Dec. 26, 2012
990,851
9,149
5
Reached 990,000 views
Dec. 27, 2012
992,674
7,326
4
 
Dec. 28, 2012
993,945
6,055
3
 
Dec. 29, 2012
995,193
4,807
2
 
Dec. 30, 2012
996,424
3,576
1
 
Dec. 31, 2012 - 11:59pm
997,623
2,377
0
Didn't reach 1M views
Jan.01, 2013
998,816
1,184
 
 
Jan. 02, 2013 - 9:44pm
1,000,010
-0-
 
Yay! - Reached 1M views
Daily Traffic from Statistics

Rosie2010 on Hubpages - Monthly Traffic Statistics starting May 2012

Month
End of Month Total Views
Number of Views Needed to Reach 1,000,000
Number of Days before December 31, 2012
Comments
May 2012
669,154
330,846
214
Started countdown - May 6, 2012
June 2012
704,946
295,054
184
Reached 700,000 views
July 2012
738,216
261,784
153
 
Aug. 2012
782,285
217,715
122
 
Sept. 2012
823,130
176,870
92
Reached 800,000 views
Oct. 2012
870,897
129,103
61
 
Nov. 2012
934,957
65,043
31
Reached 900,000 views
Dec. 2012
997,623
2,377
0
Didn't reach 1M views by the end of 2012
Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com
Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com

UPDATES

  • December 31, 2012 - Did not reach one million views before the end of the year.
  • January 2, 2013 - Reached one million views two days later. Yay!



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Sheri Faye 2 years ago from Chemainus. BC, Canada

Wow and congrats! I am inspired by your success!!!


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onceuponatime66 3 years ago from USA IL

Rosie, I watched you since day one! You are very motivated to do this. Your focus is obvious. I am getting ready to move again. I am in college full time too, plus working full time, I have all admiration to you for meeting your goals and traffic for your hub pages. Congrats! Your oldest friend, Jackie BIG HUG


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ezzly 3 years ago

Wonderfully written article !


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Rosie2010 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

@lovedoctor926 - Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a lovely comment. Yes, it was a huge one for me. Cheers!

@lobobrandon - Hi Brandon, that's exactly it! Thanks for dropping by again. Congrats on your accomplishments too here on HP. Cheers!

@aisha91 - I'm glad my stats gave you some inspiration to work harder. It pays! Best wishes to you and happy hubbing. Cheers!

Have a nice day y'all,

Rosie


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aisha91 3 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Hi Rosie,

Wow! Your stats inspires me, I wish to have a 1M views or more than before I reach December 2013 too. Gotta work on that! Happy hubbing and God bless!


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