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100,000 views

  1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
    CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago

    HP just gave me the 100,000 views accolade. It took me about 13 months to earn it. How long will it take to reach 1 million?

    1. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Well done, Catherine! 112 Hubs and 100,000 views in 13 months is a very impressive achievement! smile

    2. letstalkabouteduc profile image93
      letstalkabouteducposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Catherine! You've worked hard and deserve the success.

    3. relache profile image88
      relacheposted 16 months ago in reply to this

      Catherine, you can't predict page views accurately using the limited statistics of past page views.  Because every Hub is unique, they do not elicit a uniform response.  Web traffic does not flow steadily, nor can it be presumed to do nothing but increase in the future.

      I think we should start taking bets as to if HubPages is going to even last long enough for you to 250,000 views.

      1. Solaras profile image91
        Solarasposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Well done and huge congrats!!

      2. MelRootsNWrites profile image89
        MelRootsNWritesposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations, Catherine!  Well done!

      3. liesl5858 profile image81
        liesl5858posted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations! Catherine on your 100,000 views.

      4. ChitrangadaSharan profile image85
        ChitrangadaSharanposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Congratulations for this impressive milestone! Keep it up and all the best!

      5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 16 months ago in reply to this

        And here you were, not too long ago, being worried about views, etc!  Great job girlfriend!

        I can't remember when it was that I hit 100,000 but since then views have increased significantly.  I'm almost at 300,000 now!  It seems that once you hit that first mark, things seem to speed up.

        I wouldn't worry about one million, though.  I doubt I'll ever get that far.  However, as long as I enjoy HP, writing and can make payout most months, I'm happy.

        I will add here, though, that I don't work nearly as hard as you do at all of this!

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
          CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          I work way too hard. I'm making payout every month, but for the number of hours I put in--let's just workers in a Chinese sweat shop are getting better paid than me. I might not make it to 1 million because I'm thinking of just letting it go.

          1. janshares profile image88
            jansharesposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            I hear you, Catherine. It certainly makes you step back and say, "what am I doing?" I sometimes wish I could devote the majority of my time to writing more articles. I do miss the hubtool. But it's not realistic right now as I run my practice and prepare for kids summer camp at my church. I look forward to celebrating milestones soon. Carry on, you're an inspiration.

            1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
              CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

              Thanks Jan

            2. CatherineGiordano profile image90
              CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

              Janshares: Even more annoying is that I had my first hub unfeatured hub because I updated it. Evidently standards have changed since I first posted it. HP said it t was spammy. So I unspammed it and it is still not featured for no reason I can think of. I'm not going to update my early hubs anymore.

    4. paradigm search profile image80
      paradigm searchposted 16 months ago

      A 100K in a year is outstanding! Well done!

    5. tillsontitan profile image91
      tillsontitanposted 16 months ago

      Well done!

      1. sallybea profile image96
        sallybeaposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Well done Catherine, that is an achievement to be proud of.

    6. Chriswillman90 profile image91
      Chriswillman90posted 16 months ago

      That is an incredible achievement and wow only 13 months! Great job.

    7. Pam Morris profile image84
      Pam Morrisposted 16 months ago

      Congratulation, Catherine

    8. Buildreps profile image95
      Buildrepsposted 16 months ago

      Congratulations Catherine, that's an awesome achievement in such a short time!

      I saw your question wasn't answered yet. For that you can try to analyse the statistics. Extrapolations are tricky and you can never rely on them. The most reliable extrapolation functions are the 4th grade (quartic) polynomials. For them to be reliable enough don't extrapolate further than twice the period (twice the time you're here = 2×13 months). Then you'll know probably the best answer.

      You can redo this every time you like, after 14 months (2×14=28 months), after 15 months, etcetera. When you find 1 million in your extrapolation, you'll have probably your best answer.

      Disclaimer: the warranty is until I pressed the 'Submit' button smile

      Good luck!

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Buildreps:
        The math is way over my head. I can guess at it by taking estimates of per week counts and assuming per week counts will rise with time. (That will work except when a hub goes viral.) I asked about 1 million views hoping that hubbers who have reached that level would say how long it took them.

    9. Missy Smith profile image88
      Missy Smithposted 16 months ago

      Wonderful! Congratulations! smile

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks everyone for your kind words and good wishes.  I hope I can get to 200,000 by the end of the 2015

    10. Duane Townsend profile image85
      Duane Townsendposted 16 months ago

      Congratulations...you do have some great hubs.

    11. word55 profile image83
      word55posted 16 months ago

      Congrats! You'll make it soon enough...

    12. FlourishAnyway profile image94
      FlourishAnywayposted 16 months ago

      Great job and best of luck on reaching a million!  I found that the first 100,000 was the hardest and it seemed to accelerate after that with steady work.  Hope that helps.

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Producing new hubs has slowed down. The religion hubs--which I am now focusing on because they are by far the most popular-- take a lot of research. I can't get the idea in the morning and post that evening. and managing a lot of popular hubs is also time consuming.

        1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
          CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          One negative thing about having popular hubs--the content thieves find you. It is a big time waster to find them and make them take my content off their websites. So far I have been lucky enough to take it down right away, but one theft was up for six weeks before I found it. I just found another thief today. (And this thief was a major player with an elaborate website.)So this weekend instead of writing I will have to copyscape my hubs to see what else, if anything, has been stolen. Another reason why getting popular means fewer hubs.

          1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
            CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            I'm spending too much time filing DMCA reports. Why is it that Google can't seem to find me, but the thieves sure can. Even my hubs with few views are being stolen.

    13. Jacobb9205 profile image72
      Jacobb9205posted 16 months ago

      Congratulations! I've got a long way to go yet! smile

    14. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 16 months ago

      Congrats, Catherine. Good job!

    15. aminebombom profile image81
      aminebombomposted 16 months ago

      Congrats you deserve the best, Catherine

    16. DrMark1961 profile image90
      DrMark1961posted 16 months ago

      Although I agree with relache´s statement about it being impossible to predict future performance based on past results, I will tell you that the majority of people have noticed once that the first 100,000 is reached there is a more rapid increase in page views. (I do wish there was a 500,000 accolade in the middle of there though.)
      For example, I hit the 100,000 at about 9 months, but it only took about 15 months after that to hit the next 900,000.
      It goes a lot faster if you stay active and post more hubs. (If you have more to say about bees, I am certainly interested!)
      Congratulations and keep on going! I hope we are all around to see you hit that 1 million accolade.

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        DrMark1961; I think I may be tapped out on bees. After religion, bees are most popular topic. I think these little creatures are fascinating. I want to write more about them, but I don't have an idea. I'm not a beekeeper so I probably need to stay away from anything to technical. Any ideas?

        1. DrMark1961 profile image90
          DrMark1961posted 16 months ago in reply to this

          It is hard for me to say too, but I would think beekeepers would look for info like "Why have my bees stopped producing propolis?" and maybe other questions related to diseases in the hive. Or how about "How to get your hives to produce more wax (propolis, honey, etc)? I am not a beekeeper either so I do not know how much help I can be. (I lived in Morocco in the 1980s and there veterinarians have to take care of bees so I was asked a lot of questions that I was not educated to handle.)
          I am glad the religious studies hubs are working so well for you. I had produced quite a few, mostly on local religious customs, but they had terrible traffic so I ended up deleting all of them!

    17. Venkatachari M profile image83
      Venkatachari Mposted 16 months ago

      My hearty congratulations, Catherine  You write very niche content and deserve it. Wish you achieve the million accolade also soon. Blessings..

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Venka: Actually for my first 10 months at HP I wrote about everything under the sun, car, jokes, bees, poetry, ,zombies, dragons, quotations, self-help, and more. Then I found my niche--religious studies-- and my views started to soar.

        1. Chriswillman90 profile image91
          Chriswillman90posted 16 months ago in reply to this

          That's what I'm trying to figure out but have been unsuccessful thus far, but hubbers like yourself give me hope that everything will come together eventually.

          1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
            CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            You may stumble upon your nice as I did. Good luck.

    18. Vic Dillinger profile image60
      Vic Dillingerposted 16 months ago

      Good for you!!  That's a true milestone!

    19. Wilsono profile image62
      Wilsonoposted 16 months ago

      Quite an achievement. Hope to achieve that too.

    20. Wilsono profile image62
      Wilsonoposted 16 months ago

      That's a great achievement. Hope to achieve that too.

    21. ChristinS profile image94
      ChristinSposted 16 months ago

      Congrats smile that's awesome.  I hit the million views at just over 2.5 years with 120ish hubs or so.  You'll probably hit it sooner than me because your hubs get lots of comments and conversations going and they are very engaging.  Way to go!

      1. CatherineGiordano profile image90
        CatherineGiordanoposted 16 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christen S. I'm going to read your hubs to learn the secret of your success.
        I'm getting most of my views from facebook. I don't get many from goggle. Even tho  I have tons of likes, comments and shares on facebook,  other sites have are linking to some of my hubs. one of my hubs has tens of thousands of views and still barely any from google. Am I doing something wrong?

        1. ChristinS profile image94
          ChristinSposted 16 months ago in reply to this

          Not as far as I'm concerned.  The bulk of my traffic on HP is from social media. I say wherever you get the traffic from is fine - if people are reading and interacting who cares how they get here right? smile that's my philosophy anyway.

          1. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
            Phyllis Doyleposted 16 months ago in reply to this

            Yep! They can come by car, truck, boat, train, plane - as long as they get here!!!

            Congrats, Catherine. Good for you.

    22. Charito1962 profile image86
      Charito1962posted 16 months ago

      Congratulations, Ms. Catherine! Cherish your accolade!

     
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