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6,666 Comments Have Told Me What?

Updated on February 1, 2015

Looking forward....


137 Comments From every 1,000 Views

I have no personal knowledge as to whether that is a good ratio of comments to views or not, and if my own replies to comments are themselves part of the 6,666 total (and I reply to most comments) then I am receiving something more like 69 comments for every 1,000 views. That's probably not too impressive, at least it feels unimpressive as I think about it.

48,800 views has an impressive sound, and of the 785 Hubs I have published, some I have withdrawn because I didn't care for their quality, or they were dated by the passage of time and events such as past elections. But if I just examine the number, and some Hubbers here have ten times 48,800 views, then the average number of views per Hub is 62.

That doesn't sound too bad, until I recognize that five of my Hubs have 9.054 of the 48.800 views, making the average views for the other 780 just 51 views per Hub.

In the process of doing this overview I noticed that HP has set new limits on Amazon and ebay ads and had recently labeled 17 of my Hubs as being in violation (those little red stinkers they add to a Hub's listing.) So I temporarily unpublished those until I can go back and see what made me a naughty boy 17 times.

That aside, if I calculate what I make for writing and publishing a Hub that on average has about 51 views, I get a clear picture of what my time writing an average Hub is going to earn me given my presently poor efforts at marketing my Hubs for more views.


Try a little of this math overview using your own statistics and see why you may be a Hubber like me who either starts giving more attention to marketing Hubs of increasing popularity for more views, or contemplates just writing and publishing for what else you get out of publishing here, such as critiques, friendships with other writers and photographers, and just seeing things you write getting out there in print.

Blessings, and make the time count.


Top six reasons for being a participant on HubPages....:

Which of these is your #1 reason for participating on HubPages?

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Reading, writing, and arithmetic....



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      Demas W Jasper 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Jodah - You are ahead of me on comments per 1,000 views and that's a good sign that your Hubs are striking a chord with readers here. We're close, but you are in the far.

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Good hub Perspycacious. I often ask myself the same questions regarding the number of comments my hubs get. In my case it is just the desire to write hubs that people want to read and the friendships that come through that rather than any financial reward. I currently have 12,120 comments from 42,332 views so I guess that is ok, even though as you say many of those comments are my own replies. Keep on writing.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Lesleysherwood - Somehow I have the feeling that the wolves you want to keep away from the door are those who think they can resell your copyrighted Hubs as if they had done the work!

      Perfect your skills here and look around here and elsewhere for what you can do with them to meet your needs.

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      Lesleysherwood 3 years ago

      Wow. That is A LOT of comments. If only... I sigh. I would love to know if it is possible to make an average living on hubpages. I come here more for fun, but seriously, if I thought I could keep the wolf from the door I would certainly write here more.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      aviannovice - That and sharing. I have noticed three Hubbers who regularly hype each other's (others'?) Hubs to the extent of raising them again and again, even as they are fading from view. I sure don't believe in going to that extreme, but as good Hubs come along we "regulars" could do each other a favor by sharing at least the first time around.

      Different subject: I had 308 pages of a manuscript formatted and now I am struggling to get that 10 hours of work back without having to repeat it! Now that is what I call frustration with a capitol "F"!

      Wishing you a great weekend. We are giving the home lot its spring cleaning on nice 58 F. days here. We have had too mild a winter that has given us too little snowpack for the spring runoff. It sure did save on heating costs though.

      Just clocking the 6,800th comment. It would be fun to know how many billybuc has clocked?

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      Deb Hirt 3 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      I have lost a lot of followers, for whatever reason, like some of them going on other content mills, became disinterested in what I am writing, or whatever reason. I believe that could well have something to do with it. I think if we regulars just follow each other, I think that our followings will increase. What do you think?

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      MsDora - Being thankful for what we have is always the best approach.

      FlourishAnyway - Let's look for our most imbalanced and try to figure out why they are. Perhaps there would be some insights there, but I suspect controversy gets the most of both.

      rasta1 - I wanted to see the "major" reason folks are here. Had I put in the "All of the above" option, that would have been likely to garner almost all of the votes with no distinction as to the "major" reason folks are here (across the spectrum.)

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      Marvin Parke 3 years ago from Jamaica

      You should have had all of the above option in the polls

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      That's a lot of comments! Well done! I am always intrigued by traffic vs. comments. Some of my hubs get good traffic but no one comments, whereas other hubs get awful traffic and the only real comments come from Hubbers. SEO is what I chalk it up to.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      However you do the math, over six thousand comments means that you're being read--"as good as any, and better than many." Congratulations!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      breakfastpop - I do enjoy the writing, but I also enjoy (as most writers do) seeing how many are reading my labors. As I write better Hubs, I like to anticipate that just perhaps more readers will read them.

      Thanks for reading this one, and participating in the poll.

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Ericdierker - Suggestiion: an answer to the question that comes to mind (what is at the top of your bucket list?) could make a good Hub. Go for it!

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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      annart - Just divide your Views by the number of your Hubs.

      Good comments on the rest, thanks.

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      breakfastpop 3 years ago

      The numbers really don't mean a thing. Just enjoy the writing!

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      Eric Dierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Interesting. I did not as you did not have -- "it feeds my ego". Someday I will become a marketer for my own stuff, maybe, as it is not high on my bucket list.

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      Ann Carr 3 years ago from SW England

      Can't be bothered to do the maths; never was my strong point!

      I write here for the inspiration, the practice and the friendships and support. If I wanted to make money I'd go elsewhere though a little pocket-money is good.


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      Demas W Jasper 3 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      peachpurple - Then again you don't have 786 Hubs, yet. See how many your average Hub has and multiply that by 786. I think you might be surprised. Also, you didn't vote in the poll.

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      that is a lot of comments for a good writer like you, I could never get that far, not even 10 years