My Second Month at Hubpages

I was not nearly as prolific in writing in my second month as my first - I managed to do more than 30 hubs in 30 days in my first month, but have only published 20 hubs in July. I spent more time reading two to three hubs of other hubbers to try and gain readership which was to improve my traffic.

I got nominated for two more hubnuggests, one for Peak Oil Further Reading, and the other for How I Raise my Hubscore. The latter of the two received a lot of comments and views and may be evergreen enough to continue to get a lot of traffic for months to come. For both hubs I won a hugnugget award.

My accolade counts have gone up, as to be expected:

  • Published 10 hubs
  • Have 100 followers
  • My hubs have been read 1000 times
  • My Questions have spawned 100 answers
  • I have answered 100 questions
  • Level 6 commenter, leaving insightful and engaging comments
  • Popular among readers, as measured by feedback to their hubs
  • Starts great discussions in the comments
  • Contributes to the community by helping our new users in the Forums, voting and/or flagging inappropriate content for our moderators.
  • Writes engaging hubs which visitors love to read end to end

In terms of traffic and revenue, this month I've had 2185 pageviews, 490 HubAd Impressions, $1.79 of HubAd revenue, 1149 Adsense views and 2 clicks giving me $4.11 for a total of $5.78.

For all time I have had 3111 pageviews, 622 HubAd impressions, $2.30 of HubAd revenue, 1270 Adsense views and 2 clicks giving me $4.11 for a total of $6.41.

It would be really great if I could get a few more clicks on my adsense ads, however, the hubs I tend to write are not particularly commercial and I haven't as of yet really searched on keywords that could potentially be high click-through generators. Perhaps in August I will give this an attempt to see if I can get at least one hub that gives me adsense producing traffic.

Other hubs I created in July that generated some really good traffic were the How I get my Hub Ideas, including part 1, part 2 and part 3. These are stream of consciousness written and it came out of me at high speed practically all at once and was fun to write.

My first Peripheral Man story did not get hardly any attention, but that won't stop me from writing the others I already have planned. I like the idea of writing a small short story about one or two key characters and then at the last minute, Peripheral Man comes out of the woodwork to help them out.

And finally I have started a new group that is related to having children, this group now has The Importance of Chess for Children, One on One with Children Tradition and How to stop "Are We There Yet?" questions on a long road trip. If you have kids, you may want to give these three a read.

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Ebower 5 years ago from Georgia

Congrats! It sounds like the only way you'll be travelling is up! I enjoyed reading this descriptive hub about how you've advanced; I voted it up and interesting.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks EB, there will be another update after my third month.


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tamarindcandy 5 years ago

Congrats! Sky's the limit.


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Brad Beard 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

Thanks for publishing the stats. That's very helpful for creating expectations.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Tama, thanks.

Brad, I hope that other hubbers do at least as well as I do and I will not get upset at someone else doing the same public record keeping with better results.


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leroy64 5 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Way to go Phil! Two Hub Nugget awards. That is awesome.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks leroy, actually these are my third and fourth hubnugget awards.

These two also won:

http://hubpages.com/literature/How-to-write-a-bric...

http://hubpages.com/games-hobbies/The-Importance-o...


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Danette Watt 5 years ago from Illinois

Depending on a person's goal in Hub Pages (mine is to make some money) keeping track of your stats can be helpful. I have read a few other hubs regarding stats (danfresnourban comes to mind) and am working on looking at mine (I'm kind of geeky anyway, so this works for me!)

But as you mentioned, my hubs aren't always very commercial and until I move in that direction, I probably won't make a lot of money. I'm torn between submitting myself to the money gods and staying true to what I really want to write about.


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shafmasta 5 years ago

Good luck like me :)


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Hi DW, I read Dan's also, he did better in terms of revenue and traffic than I did in my first month, but I think he picked a series of hubs that he wrote that really worked well. I haven't had such luck.

I'm going to try my hand at writing a few hubs in August that I am aiming to be more money making, we'll see if that makes a difference.

Shaf, thanks for stopping by!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

We welcomed you to HubPages with open arms. You're doing great--don't expect a lot of money all at once. It takes a lot of time and a lot of hubs to build up to a respectable income; in the meantime, maybe alternate a "profitable" hub with the kind you love to write. Otherwise, you may see burnout and we sure would miss you.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I think my ratio may be three (I love to write) with one (try to make money) as I don't think the ratio you suggested would work for me right off. Thanks for the words of encouragement.


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Voted up and awesome! What you have managed to achieve in 2 months is truly incredible ... I don't know how you do it. I just don't seem to have the time to write so many hubs. Hope that adsense starts coming your way soon!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks Brett! I hub late at night after the kids are in bed, after the chores are done, so I am sacrificing sleep. I also hope the adsense starts to roll in soon.


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LeslieAdrienne 5 years ago from Georgia

Wonderful....


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks Leslie.


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miccimom 5 years ago from U.S.A

Wow Phil that is great! I too have been hubbing for 2 months but only have managed to do 9 hubs. It's the time that I struggle with finding. How can you tell how many clicks you have had on Adsense views? I am still trying to figure this all out. Thanks! Vote up!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

I've about to publish a hub to show how I see the clicks and views of Adsense. Thanks for the vote!


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funmontrealgirl 5 years ago from Montreal

U doing so great for such short time. impressed.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

FMG, thanks, I don't know if I am doing that well, but few others are doing this monthly update so I can't compare.


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Cogerson 5 years ago from Virginia

Sounds like you are doing awesome...congrats and continued success.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Cog, thanks. I certainly hope that my traffic and revenue growth rate continues.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Well done,you are doing good.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks Al.


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TheWhisper 5 years ago from Macomb,MI

It seems you are an experienced writer here on hubpages. I have just reached the two month mark and I am close to 1000 views but I haven't had a hubnugget. Keep doing well :). Please read my new short stories series called "The Silver Box" When you can.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Whisper, I'll check them out.


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epigramman 5 years ago

..congratulations my friend and fellow Canadian and please keep up the good work - some other hub Canadians - you should check out : MAGGIE MAY, SADDLERIDER 1, A.K.A. PROFESSOR M , JUST ASK SUSAN .......

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Brad Beard 5 years ago from Tampa Bay, Florida

Hey Phil,

When you enter my name on Google search, my Hubpage comes up on the first page of results.

You should check out where it has landed you.

This is good news for professional writers looking for exposure.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Epi, thanks, I'll check them out.

Brad, yes, an idea I've had is to pay a very small amount to Google Adwords to just have 'Phil Plasma' ads with no other words to promote my brand. To what ends, I don't know, but I am intrigued by the idea.


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tebo 5 years ago from New Zealand

You have done really well in two months. I must put in more of an effort and see what is possible. Thanks for the sharing your figures.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks for stopping by, tebo, much appreciated.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Quite impressive statistics i must confess. You re flying in just 2months. Keep it up.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks uban, my third month so far isn't as good in terms of number of hubs published, but we'll see if my traffic has improved.

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