I recently posted an article that has had over 1400 views. Yesterday it had 398 impressions. It is on the first page when you log into HubPages. It was the recommended article in the newsletter a few days ago. However, the article isn't earning anything. Why is that?
I have a hub that attracts most of my traffic, but not a cent has come from it. I use that hub and link to my other hubs, I guess it is more of a keyword research problem, or like mine it is a resource for a group that is just interested in the info and hence no clicks. May be a better Keyword research will help it earn more? just a thought as it occurred to me .
I suspect that the bulk of the hub's traffic is coming from other hubbers, ad hubbers are not supposed to be clicking on ads. You need search engine traffic to make money.
Irohner, thanks a lot for your reply to my concern. Yes, the bulk of the traffic is coming from other hubbers. A lot of traffic is also coming from Facebook. I'm a little discouraged, but perhaps when the article matures, I will see some earnings so that my effort would not have been in vain.
Articles about celebrities can generate traffic, but it's not sales-oriented traffic. There's no reason at all to buy anything or click on an ad when you are reading about famous people who were once told they were failures. It's purely a "look and move on" topic.
relache, so you read the article because I never mentioned the name. You are very perspective and what you said makes a lot of sense. Thanks for explaining this to me. It makes me feel better.
I'll keep that in mind the next time I write an award-winning article. I'll write one with not just the honors but one that will generate some earnings.
Actually, I didn't read the article. (sorry) But it was on the front page when I logged into the site this AM, and when you mentioned how it had a surge of traffic, I looked at your profile and saw it listed as the first for your "hot" Hubs, and presumed that between those two details, that must be the one.
I would also like to mention (since it too seems to be a favorite subject of yours) that religion is another topic that draws eyeballs but no money.
I have discovered that to be true. What suggestions do have for me?
My best guideline is to look to yourself. If you wouldn't use your own Hubs as a learning resource, nor find the products offered to be something you would genuinely buy or use for whatever it is, then most likely your readers feel the same way.
Does the page actually relate to a problem you can solve by buying something? If not there is no real reason for people to click the ads.
psycheskinner, you and relache have just enlightened me about the "look and move on" topic. The article was about famous people who were once told they were failures. I included a chart of many famous and well-known people who became successful after authority figures told them they were failures.
So, no the acticle was not actually related to a problem that could be solved by buying anything.
I'll keep that in mind with my next article.
Rev, don't discourage. Traffic is a good thing. Maybe it is internal traffic but you are establishing yourself and that can't be bad.
I think it is all about time. Congrats on having that article being on the front cover. That in itself is something to encourage you.
psycheskinner and relache explained the reasons it didn't get earnings. However, I am one to see the 'silver" lining in things. I did pick up quite a number of friends from the article. So all is not lost.
Perhaps next time I will be able to see something "green."
I have views only from Google, but 0 clicks from february 24. I fill bad.
Revmjm - I know the article in question about successful people, however, some hubs generate more revenue depending on the topic, for example, a hub that talks about a famous cruise ship will earn lots of money because cruise holidays can be advertised alongside. Checkout the stats button above your hub and click on 'metrics', the more $$$ next to it indicates its potential.. 5 being the highest
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