Victoria, most of the clicks came from the top hubs that have the most traffic. I get quite a lot of traffic from yahoo and bing searches for some reason, but less from google. I also shared my hubs on facebook and twitter.
I've been writing online for a few years now and I suspect I've checked my earnings about 10,000 times. From the time I started out making a few cents here and there to now, where I'm making a living wage with adsense, I am constantly checking the earnings for the day. It has never gotten old and I doubt it ever will.
That said, I am able to turn it off when needed. For example, if I go on vacation with my family, I refuse to even logon to a computer, let alone check my earnings.
I'm like a daytrader...I check it every few minutes..... That money in the AdSense account is cash money and I don't care if it's two cents today or three dollars in a month. That money is mine. My websites have inspired someone to purchase something and Google has thanked me for that service.
For me it depends on how much other stuff I have to do. If I don't have much to do, and I'm just wasting time on the Internet (which is usually on here, the forums), I'll go back and forth between Ad Sense and the different e.mails and whatever else might have changed in the last ten minutes. Even if I have stuff to do (as opposed to either not much to do, or else the need to get away from the stuff I have to do), and I see something like higher earnings early in the day, I'm more likely to pop back on more often throughout the day to Ad Sense to see if it still keeps going up.
Today, a rainy, post-holiday/pre-"resuming-normal-life" day, I've just done nothing but waste the day, fooling around on here - checking traffic, checking earnings, checking e.mails, etc. etc. (I feel guilty and lazy, but it's been kind of good. ) What's also kind of (very) good about this wasted day is that I'm 1.47 away from a $25 day, which is highest post-Panda (if I can share my personal bright spot of a dreary day). The bad news is it's 2:54 a.m. (6 minutes 'til the Google day ends). I don't think I'm going to make it.
Well, that's very self-disciplined of you. I'm impressed. I spend a good chunk of my days at the computer (whether working or on here or doing personal stuff). It's pretty hard for me not to start looking around for "what's happening" somewhere.
I check my Google Adsense and other statistics everyday. This help me determine which direction I should be going in to maximize my earnings. For instance, my traffic has been trending slowly upward for the last couple months and now I am expecting to see more clicks pretty soon.
I've just started hubbing, but my opinion is that if you write good articles - more people will read it - you will get more traffic - more AdSense money! Each article should be filled with quality, it's not quantaty that matters!
Although, I'm hoping that I someday will earn a a few extra bucks here and I understand that I'm also going to be eager to log on to AdSense.
When I started on Hubpages, I checked my Adsense every hour and there was harldly anything there. I got fed up and didn't check for days, then when I checked the next time, there was some nice figures.
It must be a science thing, money comes in when you don't keep on checking.
I am new to Hub Pages and not signed up to Adsense yet. I've got part of the process done, but stuck on the Google part of it and afraid to resubmit in case it turns into a duplicate situation, wondering who I could talk to about this? Obviously I am a little confused about how to get started. Sorry to be off topic, but I would love to start clicking and join those with the OCDs!
I'm haven't gotten into that stage yet, I just got approved for Adsense after over 2 months of waiting. Right now I have been busy focusing on fixing my site and hubs as its been over two months and I barely have visitor/s and zero comments, haha. Don't worry, when I start seeing those figures on Adsense I'd probably get obsessive about it too.
I once did what you are doing now,when I began to write online. And was terribly disappointed each time. Then I concentrated on my writing skills and began building content,and finally began to see some results. Now, I check a couple of times a week.
How the heck you make 20 to 30 a day? I made nothing on my website in over a week. I make about 70 cents a week here. I would love to know how to make more money on adsense if anyone can help thank you
You need traffic. You need lots of high power organic links.
My business website was once one of the most recognized authorities on an operating system that was used all over the world in many, many businesses, both large and small.
That popularity went away. Not all at once, but it drained away steadily. I still did well because I had branched into other areas and I still had those important sites linking to my older content. That old link juice gave increased value to my new content, so life was still good.
Then Panda hit and people started worrying about stale content. I and many other site owners starting looking for "old and useless" stuff to get rid of. Well, some those important organic links that pointed to my site were quite old and so were the pages they pointed to. Quite a few of them either got deleted or changed to "nofollow" because THOSE websites feared Panda's wrath.
My traffic got cut in half. My PR dropped by 2. My Adsense income plunged.
That's how you go from $20 to $30 a day to barely making payout.
I'm the same. But then again I've been getting active on the Google Forum's and e-mail some of the staff members there for more input. It's been a challenge to keep at it though. If it wasn't because I love to write, I like technology and I'm always tweaking my stuff, I don't think I would have gotten this far. You just want to absorb as much information as possible.
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