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Over 600 views, less than a nickel earned

  1. Brent Hale profile image59
    Brent Haleposted 5 years ago

    Is this normal? I've only written 15 hubs and have only been on this site for about 6 weeks.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Completely normal. Where are the views coming from? When you first publish a hub, most of the views come internally (from other hubpages members.) Members don't click adverts. Your own views of your hubs also count.

      Money comes from search engine visits. If you reach 600 search engine visits without even a cent I'd be surprised.

      1. Brent Hale profile image59
        Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        It looks like I only have 30 or so views from search engines. I bet a huge chunk of my views are from myself, too. Thanks for the input, I appreciate it.

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          TopUniverseposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Normally you will will expect to get a click for every 100 search engine traffic from google. As others told have patience till the organic search raises gradually over time.

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      ssaulposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Totally normal, sometimes you have less views and have lots of clicks and reasonable amount of money.

      1. Brent Hale profile image59
        Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        How do I make it "sometimes" all the time?! big_smile

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          ryankettposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Patience, it takes time (as I have already said).

          I make more per half a day now than I did in my first two months entirely.

        2. WryLilt profile image87
          WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Since the money you earn is from real people clicking adverts, there is no way to guarantee it.

          Since, really, it is random (within the range of the quality of the traffic) the more views you get, the more chance you have of it evening out.

          It's like tossing a normal, unweighted coin. In ten tosses you may get heads 8 times and tails 2 times or vice versa. But the more you toss, the more it should average out.

          1. Brent Hale profile image59
            Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I like that analogy.

    3. David 470 profile image85
      David 470posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Sometimes click through ratio and Pay per click is low.  Today, I have been having a horrible day. over 1000+ views and no clicks. Some page impression revenue, but not much.

      Then other days I might make 7-8 dollars with every 1000 impressions. My daily earnings are all over the board. The only time it was consistent was in December when I earned about the same everyday.

      Adsense scares me sometimes, but I am glad I have succeeded in making payments a few times. (made a few hundred bucks on hubpages so far, but missed payment by a few cents in january hmm

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    ryankettposted 5 years ago

    You hubs are nowhere near old enough to determine whether they will earn money, it can take 6 months for them to begin earning good money - sometimes they never do.

    But somebody taking thousands of search engine visits per day can reasonably expect to make at least $3-$4 per 1000 views from AdSense, and some extra revenue through Amazon.

    1. katiem2 profile image61
      katiem2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      So true and don't forget Amazon, I make more money from Amazon than I do Google.

    2. Brent Hale profile image59
      Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Do backlinking strategies help speed up the process? I'm more than fine with waiting 6 months, but if I can speed up the process I will.

    3. Mikeydoes profile image79
      Mikeydoesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      $3-$4 per 1000 views sounds about right. Thats normally what I am getting, some times more some times less.

      I would not focus on the money aspect. As you will not make enough money to worry about it in the coming weeks. IF you focus hard and study what people who are successful do, you can notice huge improvements in due time.

  3. katiem2 profile image61
    katiem2posted 5 years ago

    totally normal, I've written a hub about my progress and my first year anniversary.  It's been well worth it;  I'm happy with my body of work, I earn a good income from both Google and Amazon.  It did take me over six months before I started earning though.  BUT, the first six nine months I created only a small amount of hubs. 

    If your willing to work to build a body of quality work and maintain your hubs with a love of the work you will earn money.

    smile

    1. Brent Hale profile image59
      Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What does maintaining your hub require? Like changing amazon products?

      Thanks for the feedback, I'll have to check out your hub on your one year anniversary.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image94
        Marisa Wrightposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Maintaining a Hub means moderating comments, making sure your Hub content stays up to date, and revising it as you learn more about what makes an effective Hub.

        Rather than fretting about the lack of income, spend the next week or two doing research - reading the Learning Centre, Hubs about Hubbing etc.

        1. Brent Hale profile image59
          Brent Haleposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I never fretted about the lack of income. All I was doing was seeing where I was on the curve.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image90
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    Seen this time and tine again.

    Basically, you are f*d. That is the way it is. However, you can make minimal money from this activity.

    1. WryLilt profile image87
      WryLiltposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      What exactly do you mean? Minimal income? If you work at it you can make more than that....

  5. CYBERSUPE profile image60
    CYBERSUPEposted 5 years ago

    Patience Brent is the message all Hubbers agree on.

 
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