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I reached another milestone!

  1. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    I usually don't post milestones in the forum, but wanted to share this one with you.  Hopefully it will encourage others.

    I reached 100,000 views sometime in Sept or Oct., 2011
    Yesterday or very early this morning I reached 200,000 views -  I have 58 hubs.

    I was amazed to see how many views came in. I had heard that once you reach a major milestone, the traffic comes even faster.

    smile

    (back to work if you don't see me for the afternoon.)

    1. robie2 profile image91
      robie2posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      congratulations and here's to hundreds of thousands more :-)

    2. Dorsi profile image91
      Dorsiposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Rebekah.

    3. nooser profile image60
      nooserposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats! I hope you reach even more page views as you continue to write!

    4. livewithrichard profile image84
      livewithrichardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Awesome!!!  I think it is true that after you reach 100k the visits come quicker.  Mine seem to have stalled once I hit 500K right around panda now I'm close to 800K but they seem to be trickling in, although I have moved over 80 hubs to other places.  On a side note, I have ONE hub that has 400K visits alone and it really ticks me off that HP turned off the ads on that hub a few months ago because some prude didn't like seeing actresses in bikinis... go figure... censorship on a writing site smile  I'd move it too but as you can imagine it brings traffic to other related hubs.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Wow, that's exciting to see that many views on one hub! I've seen hubs here with bikini clad women. Why are ads turned off on bikinis? I wouldn't consider that adult content. hmm

        I've just spent some time looking through analytics to see where most of my traffic was coming from and what they were searching. The bulk of traffic was from google, US, UK, India, Canada and Philippines.  A good percentage went to a handful of hubs as starting pages. I'm going to follow this for the next few months to see how it changes, as the time period was pre/post holiday.

        I was also a poetry judge for the contest, but it doesn't appear that significant views came in from that experience. But I did enjoy the experience very much.

        1. livewithrichard profile image84
          livewithrichardposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I know, there was a time when that one hub was earning about $20 a day. Like I said, a prude moderator.  The thing is, there is nothing revealing in the pictures or nearly 1000 words of content.  There was a picture of Ali Larter in a whipped cream bikini from the movie Varsity Blues, but I removed it as it was determined by a moderator to be too provocative... What a joke.

    5. KimberlyLake profile image86
      KimberlyLakeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!  That is fabulous. Have a party.

    6. GoodLady profile image84
      GoodLadyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      That is just so fantastic rebekahELLE
      It is such encouraging news.
      Brilliant!

    7. lobobrandon profile image84
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Amazing people like you give us something to look forward to big_smile
      My traffic doubled as well but its not even a  drop compared to what you'll get big_smile

    8. AEvans profile image70
      AEvansposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You go girl! Keep up the great work! It's good to share, you are spreading love! :smile

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks AE, and everyone! I was so excited with this milestone and wanted to share encouraging news. Good things do happen here, and we don't always hear about it, because we're all busy with our lives.

        Updating hubs can bring in traffic, even something simple like stats, or adding one or two new relevant links. I have one hub that I update weekly with a few stats and return viewers check in to see the new stats. I also joined a forum (of which I hardly post) after I followed one of my hub's traffic sources to see where it came from. It was a songwriter's forum that had posted one of my hubs. It's beneficial for me to follow that forum for news so I joined and said hello and thanks for the views, etc. They were extremely welcoming and friendly. One poster said he found my link on Twitter.

        Find ways to make your presence known online.
        People will find you. And the more people find you and like what they find, you may gain organic backlinks.

    9. profile image0
      klarawieckposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Rebekah! That's truly awesome!

    10. Cardisa profile image91
      Cardisaposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats Rebekah. That is some achievement! 100,000 in five months...wow!

    11. Trsmd profile image59
      Trsmdposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats ELLE for your milestone..

    12. Shinkicker profile image90
      Shinkickerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congrats to you, that's amazing

    13. Richieb799 profile image61
      Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I think this is true, once you meet milestones it is a bit like an indicator or how you are performing so traffic would seem easier. As you can see I'm on the verge of a milestone at the moment lol

    14. NatalieSack profile image60
      NatalieSackposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      You should post such a milestone!  It merits being broadcast.  I hope to be as read as you some day.  Congratulations!

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Natalie, thanks, and I've read some of your hubs. You're a very good writer and I'm sure your hubs are finding an audience. Best to you!



        viryabo, thank  you.. that's such a nice thing to say. There are so many fantastic hubbers with such interesting hubs. Your hubs are so well written, I love your fashion and design hubs!

    15. viryabo profile image87
      viryaboposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Rebekah, that's really great.
      Well done and congratulations. But then you are one of the fine hubbers i have met on HP, so im not that surprised.

    16. weblogthemes profile image61
      weblogthemesposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations. I have read many articles on hubpages but its yesterday that i joined here and i hope to write some useful articles too !!

    17. Ramsa1 profile image71
      Ramsa1posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations, Rebekah.

  2. Connie Smith profile image89
    Connie Smithposted 5 years ago

    This is amazng that you had another 100,000 views in such a short period of time.  I haven't even hit 20,000 yet.  That would be depressing if I had been trying.  I've been happy with the 16,500 I have, but now I see I have to set my sights much, much higher.  Congratulations to you.  Because I've read some of your stuff, I know you deserve it!

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, darn it Connie, I just looked at a few of your hubs and I'd say you deserve better than you have.

      Hey, folks: give Connie a look-see.  You just might decide to share something she wrote (I did)  and help her improve her numbers. 

      I know there are probably a LOT of under-appreciated hubbers here and some of them deserve their insignificance.  I don't think that's the case here.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image91
        rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        That's nice! I'm in favor of sharing the hub love! There are a number who have posted on this thread who certainly publish some very fine hubs.

        Richie - you'll get there. 1 million, WOW! Exciting!

        I wonder if pcunix hit his 100,000 this afternoon.

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yes,I did, thank you.

          1. CASE1WORKER profile image83
            CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            well done! I hope to make that by the end of the month!

          2. rebekahELLE profile image91
            rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            There you go! Congrats! Let us know if you start seeing increased traffic.

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Why would you think that would happen?  I'm not being argumentative, just curious.   It's not anything known outside of HP, so it wouldn't affect Google or anyone else, right?  Even within HP, I doubt many notice those accolades at all.  So why would you expect any additional traffic?

              1. rebekahELLE profile image91
                rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

                As others have said, after you reach that 100,000 milestone, the traffic seems to increase.

                incomeguru, thank you!

                smile

  3. Debby Bruck profile image86
    Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago

    That calculates out to 100,000 views in 3 months with only 58 hubs
    Incredible. They must be very popular subjects and well written articles
    reaching high on the SEO for Google and Bing

    Congratulations to you!

  4. vocalcoach profile image93
    vocalcoachposted 5 years ago

    Well congratulations!  This truly is a milestone. Amazing! I'd sure like to know how this happens. Good for you!

  5. Kris Heeter profile image84
    Kris Heeterposted 5 years ago

    That's amazing and very cool!  Did you do anything special between 100,000 and 200,000 to increase the # views?

  6. timorous profile image93
    timorousposted 5 years ago

    Wow...congrats, Rebekah.

    Of course, now that you've admitted the fact, you're obliged to divulge your secret formula... big_smile

  7. bizwin profile image61
    bizwinposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations to you. People like you in hubpages are inspirations to people like me. Well done!

  8. GmaGoldie profile image86
    GmaGoldieposted 5 years ago

    Congrats and well deserved! The next 100,000 will be simpler and faster! Keep up the great work!

  9. Michael Willis profile image77
    Michael Willisposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on reaching this milestone. I am sure you will hit many more.

  10. vechter profile image61
    vechterposted 5 years ago

    I am new to Hubpages and can only hope that someday I'll have as many views and followers as you!  Congrats!

  11. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations, rebekahELLE!  That is awesome! smile

  12. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    I am in rascal mode. big_smile

    How many of your hubs have I tweeted?

    I'm just asking... big_smile

  13. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Hey, thanks hubbers! I posted to give encouragement because I know sometimes there are threads that are discouraging with ups and downs, etc. 
    sorry, I don't have a secret formula to share. I'm sure part of it is grouped hubs on niche topics that I know well.  I try to focus on topics that I know well and have some authority of which to write, and occasional hubs about my interests. I never write just to get views. I think a writer needs to respect their targeted audience.

    This is not my full time job. I teach full time, and writing is something I do on the side. I wish I did have more time to write, but I don't right now.

    And yes, thanks for tweets, social networking. It can and does help with certain topics. I'm a pro-active, positive person. I think hubbing is fun and I set goals for myself. smile

  14. Garrett Mickley profile image82
    Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago

    That's awesome, I just hit 100k but I'm getting about 40k a month now so I shouldn't be too far behind you!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      wow, excellent!

      I think sub-domains are also a big reason for increased traffic.

      1. Garrett Mickley profile image82
        Garrett Mickleyposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I full heartedly agree

  15. bgpappa profile image86
    bgpappaposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, and yes it does start to become faster, and more steady

  16. Pamela99 profile image84
    Pamela99posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your success and I wish you much more.

  17. wordscribe43 profile image93
    wordscribe43posted 5 years ago

    Congrats, rebekah!  That's a lot of views for 58 hubs...

  18. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Thanks guys and gals.  Now I have to figure out my next goal and plan of action.
    But a party sounds like a nice idea, Kimberly. Maybe I'll celebrate this weekend.
    I know when I first started at HP, I knew so little about writing online. It really is a great place to learn and grow, a helpful staff and great community.
    I'm looking forward to the year ahead. Thanks for your well wishes and I wish the same for everyone here. smile

    1. gqgirl profile image82
      gqgirlposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      awesome job! Keep up the good work!

  19. lawdoctorlee profile image84
    lawdoctorleeposted 5 years ago

    Congrats....I just started a few weeks ago and I have to say this is exciting.  And 200,000 views is amazing!  Bravo!  I hit a mini-milestone today with 1000 views.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to HP! 1000 views in your first 4 weeks is excellent! From reading your profile, you have some impressive credentials and have a nice selections of hubs already. Best to you and enjoy hubbing! Congrats on your milestone!

      1. lawdoctorlee profile image84
        lawdoctorleeposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh wow, rebekahELLE, thanks for the welcome and the congrats.

  20. savanahl profile image80
    savanahlposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! What an amazing accomplishment.

  21. erniesliter profile image60
    erniesliterposted 5 years ago

    Wow... good job!

  22. MamaNeedsJava profile image87
    MamaNeedsJavaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!  Thank you for the inspiration.

  23. TNB profile image61
    TNBposted 5 years ago

    Fantastic rebekahELLE! That is pure presence if you ask me. big_smile

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      big_smile I like that. Thanks! wink

  24. Enelle Lamb profile image85
    Enelle Lambposted 5 years ago

    That's truly a milestone! Congrats! It's so encouraging to see just how many people read your articles big_smile (It always amazes me to see my daily views go from 200 to over a 1000.) I was thrilled so I can imagine how exciting it was to see 200,000 big_smile
    Way to go!

  25. imatellmuva profile image85
    imatellmuvaposted 5 years ago

    I would say that's more than a milestone...WOW!!! Congratulations rebekahELLE!!!

  26. cardelean profile image91
    cardeleanposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!  I love reading these success stories.  As others have said, it is very encouraging.  I have seen my traffic up 50% in the last month and climbing.  I agree that it takes time for those hubs to "get out there."  It seems like once I hit that one year mark things really started to move.  Looking forward to watching it continue to increase!  smile  Continued success to you rebekahELLE!

  27. lex123 profile image72
    lex123posted 5 years ago

    Congrats! it is a great milestone, especially from 100,000 to 200,000 in just 3-4 months time. I think I will be hitting 100,000 sometime this month.
    All the best.

  28. Pearldiver profile image88
    Pearldiverposted 5 years ago

    Well that's excellent and you certainly deserve such success, irrespective of the number of hubs you have; simply because good goes round and it's coming back at you Rebekah! smile

  29. mary615 profile image94
    mary615posted 5 years ago

    I really admire Hubbers like you who work full time, and yet manage their time well enough to write good quality Hubs.  Wish I could do that.  Congrats, Rebekah! I see you have a score of 99.  That's something to be proud of, too.

  30. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 5 years ago

    Congrats!!! You are one of the nicest hubber here!

  31. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations - with only 58 views, that's.. well, you probably have done the math!

    I'm still waiting to hit 100,000.  I don't have a long wait - actually it will be sometime today.  I'll be curious to see if the next 100K does come faster as you say.

    I suspect that is more likely to be true for someone like you.  The small number of hubs indicates that they must be very popular - my traffic is spread out over six times that number, so mine is just from sheer volume rather than anything stellar.  Therefore, I'd expect my second 100K to take almost as long as the first, while I think your third 100K is likely to come even more quickly than the second.

    Keep on trucking!  I expect we may see you at http://hubpages.com/success/ soon enough.

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have that volume, and can't see myself pumping out hundreds of hubs. I don't have the time.

      I'm sure once you hit 100,00, you'll start to see the same momentum that can happen.  Your hubs that are now generating the most views will continue to increase in views. If you can, link them together in small groups. I know you know that. smile  I won't ever be the hubber with hundreds/thousands of hubs. I want what I have to produce before I churn out more just for volumes sake. I know it works for some. I guess we all have our own preferences. smile Like I mentioned in a previous post, this is not my full time work.

      Good luck, and let us know when you reach your milestone!

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, for those of us unable to produce the big traffic hubs, raw volume is the other path.  I'm not knocking it; I have always felt that it's a reasonable substitute.  Obviously your way is better ,  assuming one has the skill to do it - I do not.

        But we'll see about the snowball effect.  I don't think that will work for someone like me.   If I'm wrong, I'll be sure to let y'all know.

        41 views to go to 100,000 for me as of a few seconds ago smile

        1. rebekahELLE profile image91
          rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          I'm not saying one way is better than another, simply my preference. I also would hope that those with hundreds/thousands of hubs have work elsewhere in case something ever happened to their HP account.

          Hey, pcunix, just knock the n't off that word 'don't' and see what happens. big_smile

          ok, until later. 

          (We'll be expecting to hear your news soon.)

          1. Pcunix profile image88
            Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Well, *I* think your way is better in at least some ways.  Volume has its value too, of course, so I'm not damning it.  As it is the ONLY path I can follow, it really doesn't matter:  better or worse, it's the hand I'm playing.

            You know the old saying (modestly rewritten by me):  if the only tool you have is a hammer, the screws are a lot harder to get out, but by gum, they WILL come out!

  32. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    Thanks again hubbers! HP has such a supportive community. I appreciate your kind words! I hope many others can see increased traffic! I know for myself, it helps to set mini goals. I'll take a few hubs and update them, add new links, add some updated text and give them a tweet.

    Enjoy the day. Go Patriots! (sorry wavegirl!)

    1. lobobrandon profile image84
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      lol

  33. Sinea Pies profile image85
    Sinea Piesposted 5 years ago

    Wow, that is AWESOME! Congrats.

  34. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    I'm happy for your success and wish you many more years.

  35. CASE1WORKER profile image83
    CASE1WORKERposted 5 years ago

    Well done! You are definately on your way!! Here's to the next 100,000!

  36. Richieb799 profile image61
    Richieb799posted 5 years ago

    I still have about 100,000 to get before I reach a million, its so frustrating, I think I should write a hub 'How to reach a million views' the hardway lol

    At 2K a day it looks like about 50 days from now lol

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Well, I just shared one of your hubs so now you are sure to get there at least fifteen minutes earlier smile

      1. Richieb799 profile image61
        Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks! I just tweeted and commented on one of yours!

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Somehow I think what I did will be of far lesser value..  But regardless, I thought it was cute and well done, so I did it..

          I don't share a lot of content, but today I have done o several times.. Odd day, I guess.

    2. Rosie2010 profile image84
      Rosie2010posted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, Richie, a million views in just two years.. AWESOME!

      1. Richieb799 profile image61
        Richieb799posted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Many people reach a million much sooner than this, thats why I want to be there soon!

  37. jainismus profile image80
    jainismusposted 5 years ago

    rebekahELLE,

    Congratulations! You have done a great job, keep it up.

  38. incomeguru profile image90
    incomeguruposted 5 years ago

    Rebekah, your writing inspires me alot. Congratulations!

  39. Patkay profile image87
    Patkayposted 5 years ago

    Good for you, congrats, you deserve the traffic increase and the milestone. I am also about to hit 100,000 milestone. I know you can tell the excitement I am in as I wait to hit the milestone. Currently I am at 95,359, and on a day am averaging on 1,000 views.

  40. designtech profile image60
    designtechposted 5 years ago

    hey right on bro, so how much money did you make? I mean isn't that what we are hoping to do, is get paid for ad impressions?

  41. DonnaCosmato profile image98
    DonnaCosmatoposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! That is an awesome milestone achievement and you should be proud of your efforts. Here's to 200,000!

  42. Teylina profile image60
    Teylinaposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations!!! Definitely! Shows what a good write can accomplish in reaching others and improving their own self-confidence, even if you have enough already!
    we all have downers; this should be printed and framed as a milestone!

  43. SmartAndFun profile image90
    SmartAndFunposted 5 years ago

    Congrats, and yes that is inspiring! I finally hit 20,000 this week, partially thanks to ome good advice you gave me in the forums a week or two ago. Thanks for helping and inspiring other hubbers!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Great! I'm happy to hear the suggestions helped. It's always encouraging to see increased traffic when we make a few adjustments.

  44. Bldg an Architect profile image81
    Bldg an Architectposted 5 years ago

    Congratulations! How exciting!  Hope you hit the next one soon!

  45. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 5 years ago

    oh, how nice to see this thread revived. I just came from a 60's inspired party that was so much fun.  I'm glad this thread inspired others!

  46. Rosie2010 profile image84
    Rosie2010posted 5 years ago

    Congratulations on your 200,000 milestone, rebekahELLE! I'm happy for you.  Cheers!

  47. Teylina profile image60
    Teylinaposted 5 years ago

    Not sure you should ever consider a good, inspiring thread "dead!" Some of us may not get to follow at the time written, but if following that hubber, we'll get to it when we can. Thanks so much for all your advice, convictions, and sharing your right to congratulations! All of those are wake-up calls--they're kinda like flowers/trees that cease to bloom until their "wake-up call" !! Thanks again!

 
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