My Third Month at Hubpages

This third month I was not nearly as active. I was laid off my job on August 4th and have been spending a lot of time doing both job searching and house cleaning/tidying/renovating, taking advantage of the time off. I've published only 13 hubs this month of which 5 Movies whose lead actress I found most attractive received the most traffic after My Second Month at Hubpages. It appears that people are really keen to see how I am doing so that they can compare it to how they are doing. Or should I rephrase this: It appears that you are keen to see how I am doing to compare to how you are doing.

My job search is going well, I'm reasonably qualified and have had some interviews with a few more scheduled, so I'm not worried about finding work. Plus, I had a generous severance package as I had been working for fourteen years at my previous employer, so I am not pressured to accept the first offer I receive. I'll be writing a job search hub in September which I can write based on my own experience.

My accolades are identical to last month save for the one to the right which shows that I have now published 50 hubs - I'm up to 57 (including this one). My all time best hub which has almost 1000 more views than the next best is How I raise my hubscore. Indeed, this is my most evergreen and useful hub for the hubbers out there. I'll be setting aside some time blocks over the next few weeks to try and get back to a higher hub count to see if this will help my traffic and revenue.

Another thing to mention is that my hubscore rose to as high as 96 during this month. Odd that in a month of low activity my score should rise like that. It is 94 as I publish this hub.

In terms of traffic and revenue, this month I've had 1590 pageviews, 425 HubAd Impressions, $1.57 of HubAd revenue, 882 Adsense views and 3 clicks giving me $1.74 for a total of $3.31.

For all time I have had 4701 pageviews, 1047 HubAd impressions, $3.87 of HubAd revenue, 2154 Adsense views and 5 clicks giving me $5.84 for a total of $9.71.

It really shows that with a slow down in publishing and a slow down in reading other hubs to get visits back again, the traffic will slow. Staying active in the hubsphere is key.

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angie ashbourne 5 years ago

Hi! Phil Congratulation on writing 50 Hubs. This hub was interesting. Angie


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damek 5 years ago from USA

Thank you for sharing this useful hub! It is good for newcomers!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Angie, thanks!

damek, hopefully it gives other hubbers some realistic expectations.


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Through My Lens 5 years ago from MA

It's nice to see what each hubber's experience is like. Thanks for sharing yours! (and good luck with the job!)


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FloraBreenRobison 5 years ago

Movie discussions do tend to get a lot of traffic.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

TML, it is too bad there aren't more 'my Xth month at hubpages' hubs out there. Would you consider writing one after your first month?

FBR, I have a few ideas for a few other movie hubs, thanks for the input.


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Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

Hi Phil, thats a lot of pageviews in 3 months!

Good luck on the job hunting front and congratulations on 3 successful months on HubPages.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

Happy hubbing. Your reflections will surely inspire new hubbers.


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ubanichijioke 5 years ago from Lagos

Congratulation! You re doing quite well. I see your hand work written all over the place. Bless you


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

MM, thanks - I don't know if it is a lot of pageviews for three months because I don't see any other 'my third month' hubs. I hope to find out about a job I interviewed for this week early next week.

VG, thanks - I didn't realize I was so reflective.

Uban, thanks! If only my handiwork was more widespread.


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tarrka1089 5 years ago from Ohio

Hi Phil - Sorry to hear about the layoff. I've been there; either way it is no fun. Here's hoping for some goods new on the job front sooner than later. Congrats on the 50 Hubs! I know what you mean about the slow down in traffic, as well as publishing. Sometimes a break is necessary, whether self-imposed or due to circumstances. It all works out eventually. I, for one, am rooting for you - hey you were the first one to welcome me to HubPages.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Tarrka, job future is looking good. Hopefully I'll be able to keep up a rate of growth once I get the new job. Thanks for stopping by!


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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

You're doing comparatively well on HubPages, I think. Most of us have more productive periods and less productive periods, HubPages-wise, depending on what else is happening in our lives.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Indeed, the more productive and less productive periods doesn't only apply to hubbing. Thanks for stopping by!


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carozy 5 years ago from San Francisco

Interesting, I will have to learn how to check all those statistics. You are a prolific writer!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

carozy, I don't know if I am as prolific as some of the other authors out there. Thanks for stopping by!


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Debby Bruck 5 years ago

Phil ~ Your positive attitude about the job search, all thing in general and method of systematically approaching Hubpages is refreshing. I appreciate how you reach out to other Hubbers, me, specifically. I shall have to Hub Hop to read the prolific number of articles you've written in such a short amount of time. Plus, congratulations on the incredible profile rating! I have also noticed that whenever I am away from Hubpages, my score usually goes up. Quite bizarre. But, with so many changes here, seems I must go back and revise a good number of Hubpages. Blessings, Debby


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Debby, thank you for the thoughtful comment. I try to reach out simply so that others do the same back, which you have done astoundingly well. Thank you for that!


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David Warren 5 years ago from Nevada

Awesome overall productivity level. I enjoyed reading this hub. Sorry to hear about your employment situation, loved your tracking idea. ooking forward to reading more of your hubs. Voted up.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Thanks David, fortunately I found a job and start work on Monday. I really like the tracking idea and would like to see others do the same. Thanks for the vote!


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tarrka1089 5 years ago from Ohio

Congratulations on the new job! Glad it happened sooner than later for you.


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Tarrka, thanks!


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whoisbid 5 years ago

Nice to see your efforts being dutifully and generously rewarded by Google. I am sure that the revenue has been a great boost to your ego. Well done my friend!


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bangingbeauty 5 years ago

Thanks for this Phil, really gives us writers an insight to how much others are earning on HubPages!


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Phil Plasma 5 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

You're welcome BB, I only wish others would do the same so that we can compare.


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jaswinder64 4 years ago from Toronto, Canada.

Very useful article, especially for them, who are new to HubPages, like me. I liked the way you wrote this hub, very easy to understand.


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Phil Plasma 4 years ago from Montreal, Quebec Author

Jaswinder, thanks for stopping by, your visit here is reminding me that I haven't done an update like this in a really long time. I'll see if I can put one together sometime soon.

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