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1000 page views milestone: much or not?

Updated on July 28, 2011
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Wow, I have reached 1000 page views milestone. It took 7 weeks by 6 hubs (Actually by 5 hubs, because I've posted 6th hub just few days ago).

First of all, I want to thank YOU - all my readers, especially my followers and commentators! Thanks you - for your time, for your interest to my writing, for you encouraging comments and all support you give me! I would never reach it without you! And I promise you I will work even harder to deliver the best hubs I can write.

But I still have to work hard to success. Very hard. So here I would like to discuss different views on that milestone. Is it success or fault-to-get-more? From one hand, it is nice result with so few hubs. But from the other hand, it is just 3-4 views per hub per day. It is nothing, I think.

Honestly speaking, when I joined hubpages, I set up a goal to get my first check by the end of second month. So, what do I have now? I have earned just few cents for all that time (while zero clicks!). And 'write more' is not the good advice. I can write much more hubs, but it is just waste of time to write hubs which few people read (and nobody clicks!). First I need to find an approach how to make my existing ones successful. And then I will write more.

And in the same time I have quite good metrics:

  • I try to participate in community, ask and answer questions, I vote up and down and leave comments
  • I have number of followers 4 times more than number of hubs
  • I have made about 40 backlinks for each hub from sites with Page Rank 6, 7 or 8. I followed rules, and put maximum of 2 links per site per account per IP address.
  • My hubs are on the first page of google for its keywords, usually holding position #2 - #6, which is not bad
  • I always did my homework carefully choosing keywords. They are not really high-paid, but they are low-competitive and usually they get about 100 000 searches monthly (according to Google Keyword Tool).
  • I have bookmarked my hubs in about 25 social bookmarking sites. I carefully put maximum of 2 hubs per site along with links to 3-5 other sites.
  • 55% of my traffic is from search engines, 30% from referring sites, 15% direct, not bad proportion, but I still need to increase search engines share

What's wrong here?

What is reason of low traffic and zero clicks?

See results

So what's wrong here??

According to these data I have just 2 explanations to low traffic and low earnings (and I don't like both):

  1. My content is poor, so people don't spend enough time to click on ads (oh no, please don't tell me this...)
  2. It just takes time to build traffic flow so there is nothing to worry about

What do you think? What am I missing? What other tool can I use?

I would appreciate any advice, any idea. Criticism is also welcome.

Thanks you again for reading it and my other hubs!

What do you think?

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    • Bobri Dobri profile imageAUTHOR

      Bobri Dobri 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Exactly, Stylezink! I completely agree with you.

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      stylezink 

      7 years ago from Atlanta, GA.

      I had been wondering the exact same thing. I'm glad I'm not alone. I decided not to take up hubbing as an income source but instead as a hobby. It's been fun this way. Seeing the number of views move up is just the plus side of it. I enjoy logging in each day to see people reading my hubs. That alone makes me happy.

    • Bobri Dobri profile imageAUTHOR

      Bobri Dobri 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Hi Helen! Thanks for comment. Unfortunately, I have thousand views TOTAL for all hubs for 7 weeks altogether, not per day. I wish I had 1000 views per day, that would be sooooo awesome! I hope, some day both you and me will reach this goal!

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      Helen Bolam 

      7 years ago

      Nice to hear someone is reaching a thousand page views per day. I've been doing this for nine months and am trying new ways all of the time. Great HUb.

    • Bobri Dobri profile imageAUTHOR

      Bobri Dobri 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Wayseeker,

      You flatter me! Anyway, huge thanks for support! My original language is Russian.

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      wayseeker 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Bobri Dobri,

      I'm curious: what is your original language. I must say you've mastered English quite well. I know many, many a native speaker that does not write as well as you.

      :)

      wayseeker

    • Bobri Dobri profile imageAUTHOR

      Bobri Dobri 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Hi guys, thanks for your comments. Sorry for late reply, I haven't been here for a while. Yes, I put a lot of efforts in SEO things. It's what I can do. Honestly speaking I'm not brilliant writer, I can't express all my thoughts and emotions in foreign (English) language as well as I can do it in my native language. Also I suspect I make mistakes in my hubs (even after double or triple checking)... But I am eager to share my knowledge with people. It gives me feeling that I am useful for society. And that's why I haven't given up idea to write here yet.

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      wayseeker 

      7 years ago from Colorado

      Bobri Dibri,

      Looking over your hub here, I see a lot of things I need to learn. I feel pretty good about the writing part of hub-building, but I'm really swimming right now on backlinks and pageranks and SEO of all kinds. There's a lot to learn about, but there's a lot of help available here on Hubpages. I guess I'll just take it one step at a time.

      If I learn anything that helps that I don't see here, I'll let you know.

      wayseeker

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      Reynold Jay 

      7 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

      It sounds like you have done it all to me! You should be rich rich rich! I don't do much of any of this as I just wanna have fun fun fun! I made a whole buck last month! Stop over and have some fun when you have a monent to spare.

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      Paula 

      7 years ago from New Zealand

      Hi Bobri Dibri,I looks like you have put alot of time into the search engine side of you hubbing.I even now find the keyword thing overwelming it is too hard finding keywords that are not flooded already in my view.Maybe one day I will get a grip on that side of things one day.You seem to be doing ok with only a handful of hubs.I am searching for my next subject to write my next hub on.I try to find something that I can take my own photo footage on.

      Good luck on future hubbing.

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