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Seasonal Traffic Spikes on Older Hubs...Money Making Opportunity?

  1. Sally's Trove profile image99
    Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago

    I'm sure there are money-making opportunities on older Hubs that have a decent score, traffic over time, evergreen content, and seasonal appeal (other than the classic Christmas, Valentine, Halloween seasons), but it hasn't been my focus to make money from my Hubs, so I thought I'd throw this data out to you to do with what you will. This Hub is now in its third year, and apparently it's a big hit starting in late July.

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/5227942_f248.jpg

    I hadn't looked at the stats for this Hub in a long time, and then the stats graph caught my eye today.

    I'm thinking if you are like me you are not paying too much attention to peaks and valleys of traffic over time, but paying attention could give you a money-making opportunity.

    I'm probably preaching to the choir here, but it was an eye-opener for me. Hope this is useful to some of you.

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      It is important to check the stats on seasonal hubs.  My "summer" oriented hubs have already made 1/3 of Adsense payout for July.  This month should be my highest ever month for Adsense earnings if June was any indication.  June was my second highest earning month on Adsense ever.  smile

      1. Sally's Trove profile image99
        Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's a really good case for paying attention to seasonal fluxes. But Randy, I think you knew that from the beginning, like how to capitalize on seasonal Hubs and other money making opportunities. For me, and I'm suspecting for others, we haven't been paying enough attention to looking at helpful HP stats or to money-making opportunities.

        Your news is good news for anyone who has written a seasonal Hub and doesn't know it or what to do with it! smile

  2. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    Hey Sally's Trove,

    I have one hub that averages low traffic and has been up for a while now, however, it seems like it now has double digit traffic, which is unusual.

    Opportunities are always a possibility with Seasonal type traffic. I hope you do well. smile

    Yesterday was my best day in 3 weeks for adsense. smile big_smile It was a pleasant surprise. smile

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think some Hubbers don't take enough advantage of the data that's available to them on HP...this was an eye-opener for me, and I've been here for three years!

      As for AdSense...congrats to you! Wish I could say the same.

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you. smile
        sad

  3. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago

    I've got some seasonal hubs - they are good for that and that season only.  I always improve hubs like that to make them more relative to the current season.  I doubt I'll create more of them though, as they just seem to get in my way as I scroll through my account page. . .

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm curious...what do you mean, "...they just seem to get in my way as I scroll through my account page..."?

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Eh, I've got 230 hubs now, and my vision isn't the best.  Sometimes I go scrolling through my account looking for a specific hub. . . .and I can't find it.  I then have to go back to my profile page and type in the title from my personalized author content search thing.

        Also, the seasonal hubs seem to get really low on the hub score until it's their time o' the year to shine, and I think that brings down my author score.

        Yeah, I know, I'm crying like a child about trivialities.

        1. Sally's Trove profile image99
          Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I totally identify about finding a specific Hub of my own, and I don't have 230 Hubs! So, when on the account page, I'll use the browser's search and find feature and plug in a keyword out of what I think the subject or title is, and that gets pretty good results.

          I've got plenty of Hubs with low Hub scores, but they don't seem to bring down my author score at all. We all know it's a bit of a mystery how HP calculates those things.

          No, you're not crying...just looking for a way to make some sense when we don't have all the information we need, like, how HP assess scores or what makes a Hub earn money. For some of us, it's all a crap shoot.

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks!

            I try not to worry about the stupid author score - but mine forever bothers me.  I don't think I should be a 100 or anything. . . .but. . . .okay, I really do need a tissue! ha!

            Some of my hubs really AREN'T so good.  I got a bit carried away at one point with production over quality.  Slowly they get improved, but I'm forever thinking of something else that I think I can write a decent one about.  Also, I actually get solicited to write hubs - which I always take as a compliment instead of a bother.

            Oh well, life is more about peace of mind than hub score!!!

            1. Sally's Trove profile image99
              Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              First, I've always been sorry that I didn't buy stock in Scott or some other tissue manufacturer. I go through tissues like I go through my morning coffee...not so much for crying (although that sometimes happens), but for allergies! LOL

              Second, no one has ever solicited me through HP to do any kind of writing. So what am I doing wrong? LOL again.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                heheheh.  I used to be Mr. Myspace, and now almost all of my huge Myspace crowd is on Facebook with me.  I court conversation from all sides Atheist/theist  Lefty/righty so forth and so on - and so when folks see that even though I disagree with them totally but still like them as people - they sometimes want to do a back and forth sort of thing, and even have us link to each other.

                Not a bad marketing plan, I think.

                1. Sally's Trove profile image99
                  Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                  Oh...not so bad at all! TY for sharing. I'll have to think more on this. You've defined yourself, I think, in the world of "relationship marketing". (There's an Edmondson something or other about this lately.)

                  Definitely food for thought.

  4. Paradise7 profile image85
    Paradise7posted 5 years ago

    I like the holiday hubs, I always read them, and being the impulse shopper that I am, I've often bought something from Amazon when on the page.  You guys love me, I'm sure!

    1. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Aha! You are smitten by holiday Hubs (and I'm sure a lot of Hubbers love you for that), but what about seasonal Hubs, meaning those that spike during certain times of the year, even though they are not related to holidays. I wonder if you have written any of those?

      1. Paradise7 profile image85
        Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Not often but I read them like crazy (the summer ones and the fall ones, in particular), and, once again, I have that plastic mojo workin' for me.  You guys are dangerous!

        1. Paradise7 profile image85
          Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

          The type of hubs I write aren't particularly lucrative; they are some history, some science, some social issues...for some reason, I don't write profitable things, except maybe mentally profitable, at least for moi!

          1. Sally's Trove profile image99
            Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I've been a fan of yours for a while, but I admit I haven't read your recent Hubs. I'm really glad you responded here. It's a wake-up call for me.

    2. Cagsil profile image59
      Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Yes! smile big_smile

      1. Paradise7 profile image85
        Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Hey baby you are so much sunshine in my life!

        1. Cagsil profile image59
          Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          As long as you smile, then you make my day. smile

  5. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 5 years ago

    If it matters, I only have 102 hubs, but all of my hubs are in specific groups and I search those groups to find the hub I'm looking for, instead of scrolling through all of them. smile I have like 5 different categories(groups). smile

    1. Paradise7 profile image85
      Paradise7posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well-organized men are HOT< HOT< HOT!  We give 'em an OOO!

      1. Cagsil profile image59
        Cagsilposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        cool

      2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh hell, . . . .I knew there was something I was doing wrong!

    2. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image93
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I'm a scatterbrained sort of person - organization isn't really my strong point.  Also, I typically can't sit still, or in front of a computer for more than fifteen minutes at a time.

      Enough of me and my silly pseudotroubles!

    3. Sally's Trove profile image99
      Sally's Troveposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That's another good way to find things we've written...I haven't used it, although all of my Hubs are categorized/grouped. Thanks!

 
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