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Views, CPMs and Sales are up!!!

  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago

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    Finally, after many months of constant updating, deleting, title changing, etc., etc. I am seeing real improvement.

    My hubs are now starting their "season", which is probably the main reason for this, but I also think it's because I have tried to get all updates in place prior to the time when people would start thinking about traveling and vacations.  My CPM yesterday up 40% over what it has been, so I am hoping for a few months of good things. 

    I never get the big views that some people here have, but I can see things moving forward.  Just two weeks ago I announced I had hit 400,000 and today I'm already over 412,000.  Keeping my fingers crossed that by summer's end it will be over half a million.

    1. sallybea profile image96
      sallybeaposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Nice one!  CPM has been steadily rising but still has not reached previous levels.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        The one I saw today was high for this time of year.  In the summer months my CPMs easily are three times the norm here, so I'm very happy to see this one.  For me, views rise on the weekends then steadily fall during the week, but they already are quite a bit better than they were last year at this time.

        Views are up 18% for 2016 over the same time span in 2015.  Me like!

    2. eugbug profile image94
      eugbugposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Same here, CPM up 50% since last week and one of my hubs on Dengarden has daily views exceeding the levels it reached in May 2014. Google had pushed it from page 1 down to page 4 as a result of Panda changes over the past couple of years, but it's now edging back to its former position in rankings.

    3. Kaili Bisson profile image96
      Kaili Bissonposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Something positive is happening, that's for sure. For me personally, fully 67% of activity in April is in the last 7 days.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Yesterday's earnings just arrove. The good karma indications continue.

        1. agilitymach profile image98
          agilitymachposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          Yay!!  My CPM is up again too, just in time as I just wrote a new Hub, and it's going a tiny bit viral.  (Whatever "viral" really means.) big_smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    My CPM showing signs of life as well.

  3. NateB11 profile image92
    NateB11posted 7 months ago

    I noticed that too.

    1. kenneth avery profile image83
      kenneth averyposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      It thrills me to see one of my friends on HP taste success.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        What a nice thing for you to say!

      2. NateB11 profile image92
        NateB11posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks, Kenneth!

  4. Chriswillman90 profile image93
    Chriswillman90posted 7 months ago

    It's been a nice month thus far and CPM rates are steadily rising. How high can they theoretically go? Is it 2-8 per 1,000 impressions?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image93
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 7 months ago in reply to this

      It can go considerably higher than that, and mine have in the past during my high season.

      1. Chriswillman90 profile image93
        Chriswillman90posted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I've certainly heard of instances where people have had CPM's as high as 20+, but from what I gathered on Hubpages was that 2-8 per thousand is the general range.

        Of course I'm not complaining if they're much higher than that.

    2. agilitymach profile image98
      agilitymachposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      You know, I have never paid attention to CPM.  I just checked out mine.  In the distant past (2012) I had a day of over $21.00.  Mostly I am in the 4 - 8 range, which I gather is normal.  I never gave it much attention as there seemed nothing I could do about it.  An interesting stat though.

  5. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 7 months ago

    +1 Seeing the same, TIME. Good for you. I haven't seen it this steady in a while. I have to thank the niche site for giving my hubs overall, a nice boost. Something definitely is happening.

    1. Jason Marovich profile image89
      Jason Marovichposted 7 months ago in reply to this

      Indeed.  Something is happening.  And it's about time.

      I think we can chalk any turn around on the site(s) to Paul Edmondson's persistence.

      It's been almost three years? since Mr. Edmondson plainly asked Google, "What do you want from us."

      He kept asking and asking and got some answers from people who are no longer at Google and now it seems someone has given him an answer that corresponds with site treatment.

      I'm happy to see the HP team's persistence and unconventional approach to a very big problem has been rewarded.  It appears the site is moving outside of any penalties and that's great news for online writers everywhere.

      There's some damned good writers here who've been writing for peanuts and any positive changes are well earned.

      1. agilitymach profile image98
        agilitymachposted 7 months ago in reply to this

        I agree.  I am most happy for the HubPages team.  This is a little side thing in my life that I dabble in.  For the HP team, it's their careers. They have worked hard for this success. I hope this brings them big bucks, big bonuses and a happy future.  And, of course, we can benefit from a little extra cash ourselves.smile

        1. janshares profile image87
          jansharesposted 7 months ago in reply to this

          +1

  6. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 7 months ago

    CPM still showing promise. My planned exit to straight AdSense is now on hold.

 
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