I'm rated prodigy with 2 articles...but I don't see any revenue. I was wondering if others might respond with what one might consider a really good amount of hits. I read where someone received over a 1000 hits right off the bat. My articles on the other hand have recieved around 60 or less I think.
I guess I'm just wanting a sort of loose set of guidelines to gauge myself against.
Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
Michele (aka: PartyPlanner)
Prodigy is just HubPages' encouraging way of saying you're a beginner!
I've been here two months and am just passing the 1,500 hits. No idea whether that's good or bad. I can't decide whether to be pleased or disappointed!
When I was on Helium (an article writing site), I was only earning cents per article, but I was under the impression that because the internet was so big, hundreds of people must be reading my articles every day. Helium doesn't release stats.
Then I started a blog and in spite of promoting and submitting it in various places, I was only getting a dozen or so hits a week. That's when reality started to sink in. There may be millions of people on the net, but there are an awful lot of sites competing for those people! Compared to that, my HubPages is doing well, so I think I'm pleased! But even so, I've earned only a couple of dollars so far.
Hi , I am a prodigy too, I don't know what is considered a reasonable amount of hits, I have also read that some hubs are getting 1000 or so. some of my hubs get lots of hits a day and some don't, over time the accumulated number is growing. I went away for a couple of weeks and when I came back, one of my hubs received 51 hits in 1 day. I haven't earned any revenues yet. I am just happy that I am getting some traffic! keep on making hubs and I'm sure your hits will increase and eventually you will make some money! Jan
It depends entirely on the subject matter.
And the quality of visitor.
There are ways of getting LOTS of traffic. Without much effort I could get tens of thousands even hundreds of thousands of visitors to any of my pages on the net, whether its a hub or a lens or my own sites, but the quality of the visitor would be lacking.
Numbers mean nothing unless they are qualified visitors. That's why search engine traffic is rated so highly. They've found you after typing in specific criteria.
Search Engine traffic, from my experience anyway, are the types of users that are more likely to click on Adsense ads.
So depending on where and how you've found your traffic, you might have a topic that isn't hot or popular, but it might be relevant and exactly what people are looking for. So 10 or 20 visitors a day may be an outstanding success.
I had a page (it wasn't a hub, it was a lens) that had 3 visitors within 3 days of publishing, and one of those visitors bought something. There was content on my page that they were looking for, and after finding it there was an item for sale from Amazon that complementary to the content. They bought it.
If a person is getting 1000 visits after publishing then they're probably got an excellent network of people or are utilizing social bookmarking sites or any number of ways in which to get the word out. They know how the system works. Whether that was quality traffic is only known by them.
For me, it has taken about three months to start generating traffic. partly because I didn't do any promotional stuff until I had a fairly decent amount of content for people to read. My personal opinion is that the best kind of traffic is either organic search engine traffic, or returning visitors. if you only have one article on one subject with no links to other related content, why would anyone come back?
This of course meant I made very little adsense money in the first month or two, but now I feel I have content worth promoting, and lots of links to other content - not just my own, I am doing my best to generate as much good quality traffic as possible. In a month, my traffic has gone from 60 - 70 visits a day to 300 - 500 and is still growing.
Having said that, the subjects I write on are fairly low paying adsense wise and a click only means about ten cents. You need a lot of clicks to make much money like that.
Thanks everyone! That really gives me a better idea about where I stand. I am currently receiving most of my traffic from search engines so I think that must be good.
Because I have so many topics I want to write about, I decided to open a new account with username "Et al..."
I'll be attempting to move my 2 HUBS to that account upon a suggestion from Team Hubpages. I just have to figure out if I need to erase this account first? I don't want to appear to be stealing my own content
Again, thanks for all your input.
well, i too have a brief idea on what all this traffic, views and hits is about. it's a relief to know that i'm not the only one who has problem understand the way it works here. and i still have a long way to go. i hope that i will soon become as good as the rest of the ppl here. thanks for this
With regards to traffic, scores and ratings... Just publish a hub and see what happens. That's my theory. Its kinda hard for me to get my head around.
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