One Month at HubPages with Panda: Compare Your Stats and Earnings with Mine

A little green for Panda.
A little green for Panda. | Source

I actually started with HubPages in July 2008. But after writing three articles and seeing neither hits nor income, I got discouraged and left.

I returned with another article on May 20, 2011, and finished my last article in this tally on June 22. So that’s a little over a month for these stats. (Stats outside this period are excluded.) Because my return happened after Google Panda happened, there’s no way to compare current and previous stats.

Statistics

Here are the relevant statistics on traffic, visits and earnings:

DESCRIPTION
STAT
Followers
40
Hubs
39
HubScore:
92 (Down from 95 yesterday, having published only one article yesterday)
Highest HubScore
92 for "The Highest Paid Doctors in the USA" (6/08/11)
Lowest HubScore
58 for "The Highest Paid Dentists" (6/22/11)
Most Comments
8 for "Can you help make this the most commented hub on Hubpages?" (6/20/11). I avoid commenting on my own hubs unless necessary."
Most Feedback
8 total for "How to Type French Accents and Words" (6/3/11)
Total Page Views:
1625
Total Comments
53
Total Feedback
30
Ad Program Earnings
$1.68
Adsense Impressions
973
Adsense Earnings
$0.95
Amazon Product Link Clicks
0
Amazon Other Clicks
9
Amazon Conversion
0%

I have an eBay account but have been unable to access it because I don’t remember my password. I’ve tried their Forgot Password feature several times and have never gotten an email. I’ve also tried contacting them on their form, which is never working. If anyone knows how to get around this, let me know.

Hubs

My articles cover the following groups so far: health, jobs, languages, model railroading, tech and travel. It’s too early to tell yet which hub gets the most views per day, which I get by dividing their total views by the number of days they’ve been around.

My average writing consists of three hubs a day, with as many as four and as little as one per day. I’m hoping to bump that up to five a day or more since my head is swimming with many topics.

I do not know which of my hubs is responsible for earning me what amount, which is frustrating. To see my actual articles, click my Profile Name.

My total earnings for the month were $2.60, which is about six cents an article. That is not an exciting amount, although it’s money that wasn’t there before. That number should go up with more articles, which will continue to earn in the coming years.

Marketing

I publicize my hubs on Twitter, Digg and with a few relevant postings at related forums. Twitter has produced no visits, though Digg has brought in one person. Most outside viewers seem to come from the forum postings and Google searches. I must be the only person in the world who isn’t on Google but I’ll be signing up soon for marketing purposes. There’s certainly much more to do in terms of marketing, and that may be the biggest factor in increasing views and cash.

Your Thoughts

So, what do you think? How does this compare with your stats? I’m interested to see how others have been doing. Feel free to put your own stats in the Comments below.

Acknowlegement

I got this idea from mskills’ hub called First Month At HubPages From A Post-Panda Newbie. Check his out as well if you want some comparisons.

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Comments 20 comments

Glenn Stok profile image

Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

First of all, thank you for including a link to my Panda Update hub. Much appreciated.

Second, since you are asking for our thoughts, here are some comments on some items...

? Not getting a reply from eBay for forgotten password... (1) check your spam folder. (2) if you changed you address you'll never get it.

? Not knowing how much you earn from each hub...this is in your Google Analytics reports if you use it.

? Followers...you get them by being active in the Forums.

? Earnings... that comes mostly from search engine traffic. This builds over time with useful and unique content. It took me a year to get my first check from Google.

From the way you presented this hub I can say you are doing fine (I voted up and useful). Since you just started over again, be patient and keep working at it.


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mskills 5 years ago from North Carolina, USA

First of all, thank you for the referral Alocsin.

You're certainly doing better than I regarding traffic and earnings. Granted, your hubs more than triple mine in number. Are the total pageviews just for the past month?

I wouldn't worry too much about which hubs are contributing to your HP ad program earnings, since you're basically being paid a sort of average amount based on the CPM and impressions.

As for the AdSense earnings, you can use URL channels to determine the exact contributions of each of your hubs. Directions are here: http://www.google.com/support/adsense/bin/answer.p...


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Glenn and mkills.

My spam and trash folders were the first place I looked for the Ebay email. Unfortunately, nothing, so I'm not sure what's going on. I'm sure if I'd put in the wrong email address, it would've advised me no such account. But it hasn't done that, so I'm not sure what's going on.

Yes, mskills, the page views and all other information are just for the month. FYI, the three other hubs that I did not include have about 1,000 impressions just for those three hubs over three years.

I eventually found out about the Adsense URL channel definitions, but alas it was after I'd received the earnings. And the definitions are not retro-active.


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Alladream74 5 years ago from Oakland, California

Good hub.I am currently disappointed with my hubpages.The earnings are ridiculously low.I am actually thinking of stopping hubpages once I reach 100 hubs.From then I will wait and see how the content is doing.What is panda by the way?


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Hey Victor, maybe you just need to apply some SEO techniques. Do a search on SEO in Google.

Panda is a set of standards that Google applied a few months back, that basically lowered everybody's SEO rankings and earnings. It was a recalculation of how it ranked search scores.


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Brett.Tesol 5 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Hey Alocsin,

My stats are pretty similar. I think I have more comments per hub, as you have more than double myself, but then I have spent a lot of time chatting with fellow hubber - which helps a lot.

I also left for nearly six months, so been at this for about 8-9 weeks now. I'm not expecting money yet, as I have noticed that the first hubs (now floating around the 88-94 mark - they seem to change randomly) are starting to get external traffic. It seems that although backlinks help, the age and a mark over 75 is what affects external traffic .... what do you think?

I'm going to keep this going for fun, but an extra income would be very nice too!


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alocsin 5 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Hard to say at this point, Brett. Not sure yet how all this scoring works or how traffic relates to income. I tend not to respond to comments - because I don't want to taint the comment count with my responses. Does responding actually increase hub score?


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Joe Bricky 5 years ago from Modesto CA

My impression is that the amount of work on hubpages for the return is paltry. To spend this amount of time here should definitely be for other reasons. I have mine. This site is part content farm and part social network, so I'm sure it is worthwhile to a lot of people. What I've enjoyed the most out of it is the learning experience, and I have also made new friends which is cool. Thanks Aurelio for the good info on here.


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PDXKaraokeGuy 5 years ago from Portland, Oregon

I knew nothing about this Panda thing until recently. My numbers have actually increased since it occurred, but that may be do more to my increased activity then anything from Google searches, which account for a very small amount of my traffic anyway.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

thank you for coming out in the open and share this article...actually my first two months was nil because i was banned from publishing any hubs for clicking my own address...so silly of me...lol...anyway, i didn't have the idea then...i was only allowed after two months...the wait was so frustrating that i had to publish my written works on blogger but to my dismay published write ups would not be allowed to be published on Hubpages so i need to revise my previous works...sigh...thankfully i survive, i gain friends/followers and come to know you...


alocsin profile image

alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. I hope your found this hub inspirational -- to know that these things are possible.


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Chin chin 4 years ago from Philippines

I think you're doing great in your writings. My stats vary depending on the topics I write and I have reached Adsense payout only after writing about 30 hubs in a span of several months. So, you're doing much better writing about 30 hubs in a month. So how are you doing after over 6 months of writing again in HubPages.

Thanks for sharing.


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

You'll find the answer to your question here:

http://hubpages.com/community/How-31-000-monthly-p...


markbennis 4 years ago

Chin up alocsin,

It’s a difficult game to learn and then master, I am still learning but bloody adamant this year I will be crowned master LOL.

These set backs although frustrating because I personally know, can give us time to reflect on what it is that we are doing wrong, for me when starting I had become almost robotic in my determination to win over the SEO and Google, I had lost touch with the organic side to being an online writer, I mean just concentrated on the traffic and never really settled down and respected the sites I had been posting.

Thank God I had began to learn from those mistakes and now started to play the game, I now find that I prefer to be posting and contributing at Digg.com but I have had to orientate myself to do so, I think now I am going to settle there and Hubpages too and just work on those relationships plus Youtube also.

I think personally it’s a frustrating time when we have to try and absorb all this information at once and it can be very daunting when we hit a brick wall at the end of it.

Find our friends and communities online and allow ourselves to grow organically with the experiences that we have now obtained from Hubpages and working with other sites, be patient and wise but always go where you are enjoying yourselves the most, then the process will evolve quicker and be more enlightening.

These are signs of a graduation in progress so chin up and soldier on because we are all behind you and share every moment with you, think positive and be victorious!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks for the encouragement, Mark, but if you'll read my later hubs, I've recovered from the setbacks and am doing quite well now. As you say, it just takes time and learning.


markbennis 4 years ago

I know you are doing great alocsin :)


alocsin profile image

alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

Thanks Mark, but this is a really old hub. My stats have improved somewhat since then.


cclitgirl profile image

cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

Yep, another useful hub and I feel better (for everyone!) that you can reveal certain statistics about the Google AdSense program.


Angela Brummer profile image

Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

It sounds as though all of us earned around the same. I hope your income is now better you have amazing hubs!


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alocsin 4 years ago from Orange County, CA Author

My income is far better now, Angela Brummer.

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