Okay, Hubbers, I have been at it now for fourteen months. I am getting 1,000 hits weekly. I have written 98 articles, some of which have been on top of the charts. I have made $100 this year!!!!
What am I missing? If you do not truly know the answer, please do not respond to this question. If, on the other hand, you are bringing in a decent income from your Hubs, please tell me what else I can do.
You need more traffic. That's really what it comes down to. I get about 3000 views weekly with only 15 hubs. Try social bookmarking. Use sites like Reddit, Stumbleupon and Digg to help backlink your hubs. Being more active on HubPages can also help being in direct traffic from HubPages itself. Comment, Answer and Question more on this website!
Wry is right about your titles. Writing on the internet is not the same as writing offline - catchy titles don't work. You need to learn that in order to attract readers, you need to please Google first - because if Google doesn't rate your articles, then they might as well be invisible, because virtually no one can find them.
You need to tell Google what your articles are about, and that means a title that's not cutesy or clever, but one that describes what the Hub is about.
I wrote a Hub on how to optimise your Hubs which would be right down your alley, you'll find it on the slider on my profile.
Thanks, Mountain Man. Wow! 3,000 weekly views with only 15 Hubs. That is incredible. I thought it was about number of Hubs. I can see I was wrong. Thanks, so much.
Quantity and quality will do the trick with more quality hubs I am sure you will able to earn well in the coming days... Keep in mind that will take some time before successful hubs would have substantial page views...
Link your related hubs with each other then bookmark them and promote them to gain link juice. This will help too...
Keep in mind that content is the king and it is of essence to sprinkle your write-ups with not saturated keywords and key phrases too...
If you want to make money, get a job at McDonalds. At a hundred dollars a year, I'll bet you're doing far better than most Hubbers. If you came here to write, then write and don't worry about it. Very few, if any, earn a living here.
I have 10,000 hits , about 100 hubs, most are featured , one blog here is four years old and I have not even made ten dollars. All I can say is keep on trying.
I have 84,000 hits over the last 30 days.
You need more traffic. Generally you'll earn $1-$5 per 1,000 views.
If hubs aren't getting traffic, don't waste time on them. Work on optimising the hubs that DO work.
Use made for pinterest 'teaser' images.
You may also want to work on your titles. Many of them don't grab attention at all.
-Golfers - Listen for the Swish! (Is this a poem about the swish? A story? Tell me why I should click!)
-Do You Feel Safer, Yet? (From what? From who?)
-The Good, The Bad and The Bypass (Is this about a highway? Be specific.)
Learn about SEO. Internet content is not about "teasing" it's about stating exactly what people are going to find in the quickest and easiest skim format possible.
Now, that's what I'm talking about! Okay, I thought I had hit the big time with 1,000 hits a week. You blow me away and it all comes together now. I thought my titles were very clever and catchy.........it is all about Google and key words as you say. Glad to hear what earnings can be, finally from someone who really knows. Thanks for the great reply!
I wouldn't even class myself as highly successful - maybe on the low end of successful hubbers. I know there are some hubbers who have had over 10,000,000 views to their hubs and many who've broken anywhere from $2,000 to $5,000 a month. However that takes some serious learning about how the internet works and maximising your content (or a hub where you accidentally pick a good niche or that goes EXTREMELY viral)!
Some of us wish that we made $100 in a year here. (HEAVY SIGH)
To reach your pay-out each month, I have to hit about 750-1000 hits a day with average Cpm. Pinterest is a great site to get some views for Hub Pages Ad, it pulls in five times as much traffic than Google for me. Still haven't reached pay out from Google after over two years, so I don't have that answer, however I consistently get my Hub Ad payout. So just keep writing, the money will get better, maybe not great but every little bit counts.
Thanks, Kaiyan. What are you referring to when you say, "Payout"?
By payout I mean the minimum to get paid, 50 dollars for Hubpages Ad and 100 dollars for google. You must make this much by the end of the month period to get paid, or accumulative over several months.
How exactly do you use Pinterest to get views though? I put my hugpages url on my pinterest profile. Is that it?
Pin your new hubs on your boards. They will be seen on the main page for a bit, as well as your friends. The beauty is when, like on Facebook, someone likes or repinns (shares) your hub, all of that person's friends will see it and so on. I have a recipe that has been repined over 200,000 times, I went and looked at traffic overall and in just 3-4 months using pinterest has generated 10 times as many views as Google.
Or you could use a method that doesn't even require you to have a Pinterest account. Use Made For Pinterest images and your traffic will pin it for you.
I had these same questions. I have around 100 Hubs and I'm getting about 200 views a day, which I thought was pretty good, but I only earn about 20 cents a day or so. Reading through everyone's comments has answered many questions for me. Thank you so much.
I can't wait until I'm to the point that I am making $2000-$5000 a month! Hopefully I can figure this out and get there sooner rather than later! Thank you again everyone!
The advice in this thread is great. I agree with WryLilt's pointers about your titles - that alone can give you more visibility with Google. One point about Pinterest - there have been issues of spamming or abuse by some writers who post their work continually. Pinterest likes to see people pin things from a variety of sources and be active on the site in other ways.
I may be wrong but I *think* that's related more to people pinning low quality or copyright photos or images that get reported as abuse.
Pinterest has "business accounts" JUST for people who want to promote themselves.
I hadn't heard about the 'business' accounts - I'll have to check that out. I do know they've suspended people for pinning only from HP (good quality content, by the way). And remember a while back when they pretty much put a moratorium on all of HP? Paul E. and the staff ironed it out for us.
I pin articles I read from hub pages on Pininterest. I think we should be about being positve for each other on the site. Anyway, my goal is to get about $600 dollars a month off of hub pages. I write every day to produce one or two at least 8oo word hubs. I am now getting rid of the one's I can not get featured. Most of it is because they are too short. I try to revamp them first. I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I have two hub page accounts. An old one that I tried to hub 4years ago and a new one . I did not know the old one was still her. I have I think about 100 hubs between the two. Should I try to combine them in to one account. I am not sure it makes much of a difference.
Removing hubs from one account means their age resets to zero PLUS you have to wait for Google to remove them from index (or they'll be duplicate content.)
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