From an objective point of view; would you say a hub that is based around an evergreen topic that receives an average of 50 views per day is successful or at least semi-successful? I think the ideal would be 100-200, but 50 is much better than 10 or none.
I posted before about how I quit HubPages for about 3 years. I still had some hubs on this account and my original main account got a few consistent views. All my trendy hubs stopped receiving traffic. My best hub from 2011 had 5000 views a day, then dropped to 1000, then to a few hundred to next to nothing.
My current goal is to write both evergreen and trendy topics (perhaps some in between). To this day I am still a bit despondent, though, as Google updates hit me when I was at the apex of success on HubPages years ago when I wrote like crazy. Those were good times on here and in retrospect, in my personal life, because I got a new laptop and joined my first gym at the time among a few other things. But I digress.
I have hubs that attract zero traffic - I would love it if they got 50 views per day. One visit is better than none
The thing is, a few years ago, it was easy to tap into a well-paying vein of... well, anything. I had a lens at Squidoo (here at HP on another account) that earned over $2500 during its life. It now gets zero traffic.
Nowadays, we need to have decent writing skills. It takes work and dedication. And, to be honest, it is much more rewarding when you know your success is due to your own efforts.
Glad that you decided to give it another go.
Back when I wrote several hundred hubs (some good; others garbage in terms of either views or general writing skills) hubs did not have to be featured or get sent to a niche site. My latest hubs (and a few older) are getting featured and are being sent to a niche site. It seems to usually take 24 hours to get featured and about 48 hours to transfer to a niche site. I guess I'm doing something right.
I hope the changes HubPages have implemented make a positive impact for the site and writers. Those who don't have English as a second language may have problems. Years ago I'd see hubs with NO paragraphs, tons of spelling errors and no capitalization. Those articles were probably what caused HubPages as a whole and successful hubbers to experience a downfall. Google did not like those articles. Of course there were other factors, but the poorly written hubs were one factor.
And oh yes BTW. I have had dozens of hubs on another account that either got only a few views or NONE at all from GOOGLE. I partially blame myself, though, as I wrote on stupid topics or rushed the articles. It was mainly a few dozen articles that did extremely well; not all of them as whole. For example, one article would get several hundred views a day where another never got any. There can be a lot of EXTREMES.
I think 50 a day is OK. Not every hub can be a big winner, but if you have enough at a small amount per day, they can add up. Lots of people here would love to have hubs that get that many views per day!
I can't actually say because I've only recently got to work but, I can tell you this much. If I had that many views, I'd be thrilled. It sounds like a good place to be as long as you don't stay there. If that's you congratulations but don't get too comfortable.
50 a day is terrific. I've written 230 articles, most of which are video tutorials (with ample text, etc). 5-10 views a day from a small handful of them is about what I can expect (I'm talking about 10 or 20 hubs at the absolute most). If I do zero sharing, the rest of the hubs don't get much love, although I'll get one or two random views on a bunch of them. Today, I have about 40 hubs that have 2 or more views on them, and another 31 hubs that have one view each for the day.
I guess I should add that I have another account (username is goatfury) that gets a fraction of the views this one does. Different niches, etc.
Any views for your hubs is a good thing, I wish all of my hubs got 50-100 views per day so I could average over 10,000 daily views again.
What really stinks is when you had a couple months of incredible success and now you have maybe 10-20% of the views you used to.
That's my dilemma and there's not much I could do to change that despite several updates/edits to those articles. You can't control what gets popular sometimes but I'll take what I can get and hopefully I'll see a resurgence this fall like I did last year.
Back at the end of 2011; I had over 10,000 views a day for a while. That was amazing! I could hardly believe it myself back then. It was mainly because 1 hub was getting 5000 daily & it was ranked #1 in Google and it was an extremely popular topic.
I have several hubs with over 100 views a day (one with over 1000) and I would call a hub with 50 views a day pretty decent. Think about it this way:
Take your ad CPM and divide it by 1000. Then multiply that number times 50 (number of views a day.) That's a rough estimate of how much that hub makes in a day. Looks like a shite number, multiply that number by 365. That's a decent amount of money given the work you've put into the thing.
The lifetime of a hub is what makes the earnings worthwhile. Keep writing, keep editing, and keep writing some more. You'll get more in the 50s range, a few in the 100s, and some in the like 1 or 2 range. Keep at it.
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