...pay attention to numbers on your hubs (page views, visitors, comments, etc.)? Or do you just write and not stress over it?
I personally write here because I like HubPages. The only thing I really keep an eye on is my Adsense earnings, but I barely check that once a week. Just wondering if you stay on top of your numbers, and if so, how do you think it helps you. Or do you write here because you love writing and sharing in this community and the rest is gravy?
I guess maybe I am a bit obsessive. I check my stats often! I find it surprising sometimes what gets views, comments and those little red up arrows for traffic. I have seen 2 red up arrows a few times now and find it exciting. Is a good indication that some of the promotion I have done is helping. I recently decided I had enough to group some of my hubs into groups and have noticed that those in the groups seem to be benefiting from it.
It's hard not to focus on them when you are new to the site. I hope that in a year or so I won't be quite as obsessed with them.
I think that is why we get so many requests to view hubs or questions about numbers though is because the new hubber is really, really obsessing over those numbers. They want to do well and that to them is an indication of how well they are doing on the site. This is especially true when they aren't seeing the pennies adding up yet.
I TRY to ignore it. Not always successfully, but I try. When I stop paying attention, the hubscores go up. When I start obsessing about them, they drop. There's a weird little hunk of Murphy's Law wired into the things, I'm certain!
this does seem to be true. I don't look obsessively at hubscores as they do fluctuate, but I do check a few times a day. it's a global audience so part of the world is sleeping when we are awake. my Paris hubs do much better while I'm sleeping and on weekends. it is interesting at times to see what is being searched.
in that aspect, I think it is helpful to check in and see any patterns and use that to our writing advantage.
The only numbers I care about are my earnings in AdSense, Amazon and Ebay
My average hubscore is 70, I don't worry about it.
hi to all, i just write and write, and participate at forums, great way to share ideas and have lots of friends too, and seldom checks on my earnings, because I am still new, I need to put amazon also in my hubs soon.
I dont mind my score at all, sometimes it goes down three notches and sometimes up and I am like a child, happy when that happens, it is more important for me to interact with hubbers, i learn a lot from them.
I wish my 70's would climb a bit higher, I believe if they are in the low 70's they have a no follow (trying to remember what Relache said about this).
I don't focus on any of them. I know though that the people who make real money here do. I just don't find that end of it very interesting. I always feel like I should understand it more, worry about it more, but I pretty muc ignore my stats. I had enough of stats at my last two corporate jobs to last me the rest of my life.
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