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Half a Million - Finally!

  1. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    Just touched 500,008 views - Yay smile

    1. Will Apse profile image89
      Will Apseposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      That's good going with 12 pages, congrats!

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Good way of looking at things wink. Thanks

    2. hclpd profile image88
      hclpdposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Good going,mate. I'm about to touch 1 million pretty soon! So pumped up.

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Nice. Good job big_smile

    3. Dreamworker profile image91
      Dreamworkerposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      The info you and Rob supplied is proof positive that those scores the team give people have no effect on success.  That should be good news for everybody who writes here and worries so much about them.  Congrats to both of you.  I'll be hitting 500,000 within the week, but it's been a long, hard crawl for me.  Ads are doing really well recently, too.

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Cool. And yes the scores are pointless. My scores were higher when I had a level of 6 or was it 7 (the highest) for comments. But when my level went down to 0 (not many new comments a year) my score dropped. At least that's what I noticed. Traffic has nothing to do with the score. My score was 94 or so when my traffic was peanuts.

        1. Chatty Chat profile image86
          Chatty Chatposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          This is good news for new Hubbers.  Congratulations to everyone reaching their milestones.

      2. robhampton profile image90
        robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        I agree, some of the lower scoring hubs pull in the most traffic. I never pay attention to those numbers.

    4. Susana S profile image90
      Susana Sposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Woohoo! Well done you smile

    5. Solaras profile image91
      Solarasposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Huge congrats!  This should be an official milestone. I think you will find that you will hit the next 500,000 views much more quickly!

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        I hope so big_smile

    6. alikhan3 profile image91
      alikhan3posted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Congrats Bro . !! Keep rocking

    7. gmwilliams profile image85
      gmwilliamsposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!!!!
      http://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/8384921.jpg

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Hehe thanks

    8. Kylyssa profile image95
      Kylyssaposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Congratulations. I hope your hubs all get moved to niche sites so they can get the views they deserve without the Google penalties.

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Kylyssa can't wait for my tomato hubs to get moved. A big percentage of mine is already on the niche sites haha. 17% wink

    9. Christy Kirwan profile image
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      Christy Kirwanposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Well done! Congrats from the Team. smile

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Thanks Christy and everyone else on the team smile

        1. robhampton profile image90
          robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          Me like Hubpages! Over a million now

          1. lobobrandon profile image81
            lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

            Awesome!

    10. robhampton profile image90
      robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      My traffic is unbelievable right now but I'm really fascinated at the kind of traffic you get with so few hubs. Same thing here. My traffic is MASSIVELY seasonal and I get payout only once over several months during the cold time of year, but on Sunday I hit 5900 views in one day. Can't discuss earnings on here, but just sayin, I'm happy with the results this year. It is entirely from Hubpages moving the best articles to niche sites (suprises me a litttle, you said they hadn't moved you to niche sites) yet you still get a LOT of traffic. Wait till you are moved to the niche sites, your traffic will triple, at least. I've seen older posts and forums on here about the possibility of full time job, good income. Most were pretty set on being out the realm of possibility. After seeing some of the traffic numbers for people lately, and how well I do, it seems like minimal effort to just write about some stuff.

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Hey Rob, 2 of my hubs are on the niche sites. Not my Tomato hubs though, unfortunately as it's tomato growing season right now. Dengarden was created just before tomato season and hence my traffic was below the benchmark for that niche site. Another of my hubs, on termite treatment had high traffic and was chosen though. Right now one of my tomato hubs is getting more traffic than the termite hub and it's still on the HP domain.

        Also, dengarden is doing pretty good, so when my hub is moved there I can't begin to imagine the traffic hehe. But I hope I don't have to wait until next year for this to happen. Just emailed Robin to check it out, let's see.

        1. robhampton profile image90
          robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          Ya, you should do pretty good. They emailed before and said I should edit and try to improve some of the hubs that haven't been moved so then has a better chance to. I think I joined in 2010 so it took awhile to get going

          1. lobobrandon profile image81
            lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

            Yup that's what I heard too. So I edited my "Watering tomatoes" hub and I think it's darn good lol. Just got a comment with a suggestion of another thing to do. Something I never really thought of. Reminded me why I write hubs in the first place. Gonna have to edit the hub and add another paragraph once I'm done with my exams.

  2. robhampton profile image90
    robhamptonposted 5 months ago

    Hey, congrats! I'm over a million and cranking over 100,000 views/ month!
    http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13072290.png

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Haha that's 5 times more than me a month wink Congrats!

      1. robhampton profile image90
        robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        And that's less than 30 hubs. Guess I fell ass backwards into something! lol

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          Haha into a pool wink

          1. robhampton profile image90
            robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

            lol.. Yep

  3. Chriswillman90 profile image90
    Chriswillman90posted 5 months ago

    Nice job to everyone's accomplishments. I don't know about anybody else but the last 3-4 months have been extremely good. For example it took me 11 months to get to my first 10,000 views and now I get that every 4-5 days.

    I imagine there are several hubbers who get well over 10,000 views per day now.

  4. janshares profile image87
    jansharesposted 5 months ago

    Woohoo! Great milestone.

  5. lobobrandon profile image81
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    Thanks Susana and Janis. And Krzysztof that's awesome! Is it distributed among many hubs or is there one that's doing much better than the rest?

    1. Chriswillman90 profile image90
      Chriswillman90posted 5 months ago in reply to this

      It's close to the 80-20 rule but I have a good dozen that are doing very well while the rest collect a few views here and there.

      I imagine that's generally the case for many writers unless they're SEO geniuses or very well known.

      1. lobobrandon profile image81
        lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Yup true, same here.

  6. revolutionbjj profile image92
    revolutionbjjposted 5 months ago

    Rock and roll!  I'm approaching 250,000.  How long did it take you to get to your first 250,000, and how long for the second?

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      I don't really know. I can't say because some hubs were deleted and they counted to the total volume. After being deleted the stats are deleted as well.

      1. revolutionbjj profile image92
        revolutionbjjposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Bummer.  Were they Squidoo transfers or something?

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          Nope wasn't on Squidoo. I moved some hubs to my own site.

          1. revolutionbjj profile image92
            revolutionbjjposted 5 months ago in reply to this

            Have you noticed dramatically higher earnings for those articles since moving them?  It's always sort of in the back of my mind as something I ought to do eventually.

            1. lobobrandon profile image81
              lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

              Difficult to say. I was making some sales here via Amazon, but I just took the whole hub and added it to another page of mine on the website to make it a complete guide for example. And that page now ranks in a very similar position as it did here on Hub Pages. But I guess I earn more from it now.

              EDIT: I need to add that the hubs I moved were put on a niche site that had more content. On their own I don't think they would do well at all.

              1. revolutionbjj profile image92
                revolutionbjjposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                OK, cool.  I guess that justifies me being lazy for a little bit longer!

                1. lobobrandon profile image81
                  lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                  Haha. I am happy keeping the rest of my hubs here as they are doing well and I don't want to start whole new sites for them. Plus the niches are doing good IMO.

                  1. revolutionbjj profile image92
                    revolutionbjjposted 5 months ago in reply to this

                    Amen to that, although I haven't noticed any difference from the niche site hubs yet.

  7. norlawrence profile image84
    norlawrenceposted 5 months ago

    Congrats.  I do not think I will get there.  I have 600 in almost 2 months.  Pretty bad.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Probably if you make your titles more SEO friendly, just something people are actually typing in, you should do well once you get a bit of traffic as your hubs have good Pinterest potential. You just need to get some eyes on it to get things rolling.

  8. robhampton profile image90
    robhamptonposted 5 months ago

    The replies on this thread are interesting to see. I have less than 30 hubs (mostly written years ago) and have done little with Hubpages since. I glance at the numbers occasionally and more so in the peak season (Swimming pool hubs) and am amazed at how well others are doing. I'm getting 100,000+ views/mo. That's awesome and inspirational as well. Think about this before you write your next article... Most web searches contain DYI stuff and how to save money. Why do you think I'm 1st page, 1st slot on google when someone types "pool green", or "cloudy pool". Google finds millions of articles about that, and I get first page. That's one Hell of a feat! Just sayin.., Authors like electricians, auto mechanics, home repair, etc... are going to bring in a LOT of traffic.  See, the majority of people are like me.. CHEAP! So if someone can save 40 or 50 bucks by looking it up and doing it themselves, they're going to!  lobobrandon, Your Tomato articles are something that many people would search for. That's why your traffic is good! It's seems like this is probably worth it to me to start writing  again. especially since they started the niche sites. Big difference

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Exactly Rob. My tomato hubs are doing well without being on the niche sites. I can't wait for them to get pushed there. It was out of season when the garden niche was started and I was getting around 50 visits a day to one of them, now it's a lot better since it's tomato growing season. Another of my hubs is right on the top and doing better though. Just as you say cloudy pool or something on those lines I rank for something I never imagined I could rank for, that too #1 let alone page 1.

      1. robhampton profile image90
        robhamptonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

        Ya, I think you'll get a huge boost in traffic once you get moved to niche site. But hey man, keep writing, I'm going to as well, cuz i'm doing pretty good on here! And so are you!

        1. lobobrandon profile image81
          lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

          I do plan on writing again some time later this summer during my semester break. I look forward to seeing your hubs/articles smile

  9. Venkatachari M profile image82
    Venkatachari Mposted 5 months ago

    Congrats on your achievement.

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Thanks. Next to the 1M mark

  10. Happylovejoy profile image92
    Happylovejoyposted 5 months ago

    Thanks for sharing..just the encouragement I need..it's great to see that efforts do pay off and it's possible to get so much traffic on hubpage..one of my articles just got the niche sites too..so cross fingers it will help to generate more traffic..

    1. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 5 months ago in reply to this

      Congrats and good luck smile

  11. Max Dalton profile image80
    Max Daltonposted 5 months ago

    Very cool. Keep it up. I just broke 1.5 million not long ago.

 
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