ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

1000 page views milestone: much or not?

Updated on July 28, 2011

Analysis of my experience here

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?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Bobri Dobri profile imageAUTHOR

      Bobri Dobri 

      7 years ago from Oklahoma

      Exactly, Stylezink! I completely agree with you.

    • stylezink profile image


      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!

    • profile image

      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


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

    • wayseeker profile image


      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.



    • 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.

    • wayseeker profile image


      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.


    • Reynold Jay profile image

      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.

    • cangetthere profile image


      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.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)