Finally Hit 10,000 views! Time to Assess: the Good, the Bad, and the Boring
After 8 months and 5 days I finally reached 10,000 views! It's not that impressive compared to those who get 1,000's of views a day but it's not a bad mile stone either! 10,000 views was a lot harder to get to then I thought it would be, I did get lucky with some boosts in traffic as a result of Hurricane Irene, Halloween and entertainment stories but I also faced an entire month of writer's block in January 2012. I've tried a number of ways to promote my Hubs on and off the site, with some success and a lot of failure. I'm hoping reaching 10,000 views is just a bounce on the spring board to higher traffic! Below are some stats and my personal comments on my first 10,000 views on Hubpages!
So here are some of my basic hub stats:
-I've been on Hubpages since July 14, 2011 and hit 10,000 views on March 19, 2012. That's 8 months and five days to reach that mile stone.
-With Publishing this Hub I am now at 78 Hubs which averages out to about 9 hubs a month.
-Hitting the 10,000 view mark a few days after being on the site for 8 months means an average of 1,250 views a month
-As of Saturday March 24, 2012 I have 333 comments.
-My average Hubscore is currently at 70.
-My current Hubber score is 96 but hasn't dropped below 90 in months!
- I currently have 113 followers!
The Hubpage Community
When I first joined Hubpages in July 2011 I was completely gun hoe to make some money online and share all my wonderful ideas. Problem was its not that easy and two getting the ideas from my head to the computer screen was a lot harder then I thought! Between writer's block and balancing graduate school, I didn't always have the motivation to write my hubs. The funny thing is I have pages and pages of ideas in a notebook, which I add to often. So when i started getting positive feedback from the Hubpages Community I was thrilled. I really have come to enjoy the community of writers here on Hubpages. From comments on hubs, to forums and questions hubbers are helpful and encouraging! As many of you would agree, Hubpages offers some amazing people and I can say I am truly happy I joined this site even if I never make any money!
Most Viewed Hubs!
- Spring 2012 TV Season Premieres What I'll be watching! (1/4/12)
- Hurricane Irene Slams the Connecticut Coast Photos! (8/2811)
- More Photos from Hurricane Irene in Milford, Connecticut 3 (8/28/11)
- Hail or Sleet? There is a difference (9/2/11)
- Hurricane Irene vs Hurricane Gloria a photo Comparison! Milford, CT (9/5/11)
- Community Suspended from Spring Season at NBC! (11/15/11)
- Do You Have Mad Men Withdrawal? (10/17/11)
- Classic Halloween Movies (9/9/11)
- The Importance of Street Trees (8/16/11)
- Witches on the Rise TV's Next Supernatural Escapism (8/3/11)
Most Viewed Hubs
To the right is a list of my top ten viewed hubs! As you can see majority of the list, minus the hub the importance of street trees, are on entertainment (specifically television) or the weather. I obviously have a niche, something I didn't think I would have or would develop here at Hubpages! The only hub in this list with over a 1,000 views on it's own is Spring 2012 TV Season Premieres what I'll be Watching! This hub is actually one of my recent hubs that has seen decent traffic for the last two months every day! All the hubs referring to Hurricane Irene had huge numbers on August 28-29 when the storm was actually hitting. I was lucky enough, and safe enough, to be able to go out and take some photos during the peak of the storm. Not only was I able to get out and take some photographs, my house was one of the very few in Connecticut not to lose power at all! Having electricity allowed me to upload the photos during the storm, which brought some good size traffic in (note below the highest peak in traffic was from Irene!). I also have some hubs on this list that are not big traffic makers but could be consider evergreen hubs, including "Hail or Sleet? There is a difference" and "The importance of street trees". I've noticed both hubs have consistent traffic, although not much traffic! I also had a boost of traffic around Halloween for my hub about classic Halloween movies, which still gets a view here or there but acquired most views on Halloween itself, which was a surprise for me! The other hubs in the top ten are all about television from True Blood to Mad Men and Community.
Sharing my hubs: What Worked and What Didn't
when sharing your hubs online different methods will work for different authors and even different hubs. I've practiced a number of ways to share my hubs from social media to social bookmarking and blogging. some of it's worked and some of it hasn't. I post every hub I publish on Twitter, sometimes getting many retweets but not many views. I also post on blogs on Blogger and Tumblr (when appropriate). Finally I also post some hubs on Reddit and Digg, while I post all hubs on Stumbleupon. The results vary from each website.
Twitter: total views about 200
Stumbleupon: which is more consistent: 259 views
Reddit: I had one hub hit big one day getting majority of the 199 views
Tumblr: which I only post environment related hubs 74 views
bwd316.blogspot.com: my blog on blogger (used more for backlinking) 33 views
Facebook: (I don't post on Facebook so these are from other hubbers links) 26 views
Digg- Like Reddit I don't post every hub but have seen no views from Digg.
Majority of my views have come from Google and Hubpages, however i have gotten some views from other ways. This includes sending my "Do You Have Mad Men Withdrawal?" hub to a Mad Men Tumblr blog, which re posted it on their website. I also got some Twitter accounts to tweet my articles. I feel like searching out your targeted audience can still work in this online world but it takes a little work. As for social bookmarketing and social networking I will continue to post there in hopes that one of my hubs will go viral!!!
Graph of my Views since joining!
Looking to the future!
So as I look ahead to the final months in my first year on Hubpages, I see hope! A little work here and there adding more hubs and contributing to the Hubpage community will hopefully only make my views, earnings and online reputation grow! Good luck to everyone else here on Hubpages! Happy Writing!