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How I reached One Million Page Views on Hubpages

Updated on November 4, 2016

On June 3rd, my hubs hit a major milestone -- over 1,000,000 page views. I've decided that the best way to celebrate this accomplishment is to write about what I've done to get there, what it has meant to my income and what my best tips are to help you reach the same accomplishment if you haven't gotten there yet.

Getting great traffic? Write more hubs on that topic!
Getting great traffic? Write more hubs on that topic!

1. Capitalize on your Best Performing Topics

When I first joined Hubpages, I really had no idea what I was going to write about, so I published an old journal entry I'd written about my laser disc collection.

Then I put together a hub about Watching Fox TV series online. A lot of my favorite tv shows are on the Fox network so I just put together a list of all their shows that you can watch on their website with links directly to that show's video site.

Then I meandered off and spent some time working on other stuff -- probably Squidoo and Ezinearticles and various websites I was working on at the time.

A few weeks later I come back to Hubpages and the Fox tv show hub was getting TRAFFIC! Woot! So I capitalized on that and eventually put together very similar hubs for CBS, ABC and NBC. To this day all four continue to get decent traffic and I'm always still thinking of ways to expand on the general topic of watching TV online (without promoting scammy and/or illegal methods).

To date, the Fox hub has received over 122,000 pageviews and it is my best performing hub. CBS is a distant 5th with over 45,000 pageviews to date and ABC is not far behind it.

Revenue Potential doesn't always correlate to actual results
Revenue Potential doesn't always correlate to actual results

What is worth noting as well is that these hubs also perform well for me in terms of Adsense income despite the fact that they feature low paying keywords. The hub metrics for each of these hubs show a single $ sign under "potential revenue" but these are always in my Top 10 performing hubs every month because they get significantly more traffic than some of my hubs with much higher paying keywords. So you need to balance high paying keywords vs high traffic keywords. They aren't always going to be the same.

In order to determine what your best performing hubs are in terms of Adsense, you will want to set up Adsense url channels for each of your hubs. I believe you can only currently set up 200 channels so if you already have more than 200 hubs, I would set them up for the 200 hubs that get the most traffic and let it be for a few months so you can see what the trends are. Then use that information to create more hubs.

You can always remove the url channel for some of your older hubs in order to track the new ones that you are creating in order to test your theories.

2. Do your Keyword and Topic Research

When I first started with Hubpages I really did not do a lot of keyword research, but I've learned over time that is really helpful. I do my research thinking in terms of overall topics and I don't always worry about getting the exact phrase into my title or url, but they will be liberarly sprinkled through my content and then the important keywords and phrases will be bolded.

Google's search suggestions
Google's search suggestions

There are some obvious places to do keyword research, such as Google's Adwords tool. But I also like to use the Yahoo and Google suggest features and find myself using those more frequently.

Both of these search engines give you dropdown suggestions as you start typing in keywords. I like to use them to get ideas for what to write about. For example, if you start typing "How to..." into Google, you will get a dropdown of some of the most popular searches, such as How to Tie a Tie, or -- for a topic I actually used -- How to Cook Asparagus. This is another of my top performing hubs with current traffic fluctuating between 250 and 300 pageviews per day.

Yahoo "Search Assist"
Yahoo "Search Assist"

I also have a few places I visit for topics with some potential buzz. Basically I'm looking for hot trends to capitalize on, but I prefer not to go after stuff that's just momentarily newsworthy as it won't see long term traffic.

Some favorite trend trackers I like are BuzzFeed and AOL Hot Searches. Buzzfeed gave me the idea for Japanese Nail Art as a topic. And I believe I picked up How to Cook Butternut Squash from AOL Hot Searches around Thanksgiving last year. The Japanese Nail Art hub has over 20K in hits to date (published 3/29/08) and the Butternut Squash hub sees steady traffic throughout the year (currently avg. 50 hits a day) and then close to Thanskgiving it will spike dramatically upwards.

Use Yahoo Answers to find great topics for hubs
Use Yahoo Answers to find great topics for hubs

And one other thing I do to find potentially lucrative keywords and topics is check forums.

For example, I'm a big Disney World fan and I visit the park a lot. So do millions of other people every year so it doesn't take much to determine that the world's most popular vacation destination is going to be a winner, but finding the right topics and key phrases can be challenging unless you know what you are looking for.

So instead of just relying on the Adwords tool to feed me keywords, I visit travel forums and Yahoo Answers and look for the questions that are being asked over and over again. And one of the most frequent topics of interest for families planning their Disney vacation is the Walt Disney World Dining Plan. This hub currently averages 50 hits per day and it performs well with Adsense because travel keywords pay well.

So if you have a favorite place you like to visit and know well, it is worth your while to write hubs with travel tips. And if you don't travel that much, try putting together some travel advice for your home town -- just do some keyword research before you start writing.
Ezinearticles sends traffic!
Ezinearticles sends traffic!

3. Use Article Marketing to Get Traffic to Your Hubs

I do not do social bookmarking to promote my hubs. Most of the social bookmarking sites were set up with the intent to share cool stuff that you've found online... not self-promotion, so I'm really not comfortable with it. Plus, people who use sites like Digg don't click on ads anyway so why bother. I want performing traffic and that means search engine traffic.

Article marketing, on the other hand, is designed for self promotion. By publishing articles to article directories that include links back to your hubs, you can get backlinks that improve your hub's position in the search engines and you can get traffic directly from the articles themselves. And readers who are arriving from articles perform differently from someone arriving from Digg or Stumpleupon. Someone who traveled to your hub from an article you've written is more likely to be a motivated buyer.

So I strongly recommend at least using as a resource to bring more traffic to your hubs. I do not submit articles for every hub that I create, but once I know I'm on a trend (my Disney hubs, for example) I will write several articles on related topics and submit those with links back to my Disney hubs. And since I've been doing research for my hubs anyway, it does not take much more effort to write extra articles for EZA.

Making Money on Hubpages

I make my full-time income from marketing online and while the majority of my income comes from my own websites, I get a healthy contribution from the hubs I make, probably about 10-15%. I have four main websites and a bunch of other smaller ones that I work on when I'm in the mood.

Right now, virtually all of my Adsense income comes from Hubpages as I have removed it from most of my own websites. Depending on the time of year, Adsense fluctuates between $300-$500 per month. Most months I probably make about $350 or so.

Ebay is another significant part of my earnings, both on Hubpages and on my own sites. At this time of year, I'm averaging about $1K a month on Ebay (closer to Christmas it is at least twice that) and about 10% of that comes from Hubpages. So in the last three months, my hubs have made me about $300 on Ebay. For tips on making the most of Ebay, check my Ebay Affiliate hub.

Amazon, unfortunately, I have never cracked. I make enough money on Amazon each month to buy a DVD. Sometimes I make enough to buy a video game :) I know some other hubbers do really well with Amazon, but I just never have so I don't focus on it all that much.

And the rest of my income comes from affiliate programs. I promote mostly physical products and am not in the Make Money Online business at all. The majority of my income comes from various programs on Commission Junction. When I first got into marketing, Clickbank was a significant factor, but now I only have one website that promotes digital products and those ebooks are not related to making money online.

Also, before I set up a website about a topic, I almost always will write a few hubs to test its potential. Consider this another tip if you are looking to expand your empire. Hubs make great testing grounds!

And whenever a topic proves itself as a money maker, then I will go ahead and set up a website and add a few backlinks to it from those hubs that now have a bit of age on them. So if you are ready to take the next step and start your own website, then take a look at your best performing hubs. Those topics will likely offer you the best chances of success with your own site.

Okay, that's it for me. I hope all of this has been helpful and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

And finally, I would just like to thank the Hubpages team for developing such a great website. I am sure that much of my success is due to their work -- keeping the riff raff and spammers away so the search engine will continue to love us, optimizing Adsense placement so we ca make more money, and constantly implementing tools and design ideas that make Hubpages a pleasure to work with. Thanks to you all!


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      Jen's Solitude 8 years ago from Delaware

      This hub certainly has been helpful, thank you very much, I've learned a lot and it kept my attention right to the end. :)

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      RVDaniels 8 years ago from Athens, GA

      thanks. You've opened my eyes to some things I was overlooking. A really good hub.

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Thanks! I appreciate the comments!

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      MM Del Rosario 8 years ago from NSW, Australia

      Congratulations on your success, and thank you for sharing your journey with Hubpages....

      Cheers, MM

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      Cindy Vine 8 years ago from Cape Town

      Congrats and will have to try some of your tips!

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      Clive Fagan 8 years ago from South Africa

      Congratulations. Well done for perserverence and the lesson on "How TO ..."

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      ftclick 8 years ago

      good job on 1 Mil and good tips.

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      lesterd2009 8 years ago from Beaches Of Florida

      Wow impressive thats a good example of how to make money without spending money

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      Nelle Hoxie 8 years ago

      Another great hub and very useful information. Based on your enthusiasm, I reworked many of my hubs to feature Ebay products. In just a few days, I have seen several sales. Thank you...and congrats on your achievement.

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      shadowlock9 8 years ago from Weed

      im new thanks for the info it will help

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      Hi embitca, what can I say except "wow." LOL Congratulations!!! And thank you for sharing what you know here. I will bookmark this one. I solemnly swear in time I will understand all of these stuff. :-)

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Thanks, everyone!

      Nelle, good luck with Ebay! I've always been pretty happy with it :)

      Ripplemaker, you write amazing hubs! Just write more of them :)

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      dipless 8 years ago from Manchester

      A superb hub thanks for some insights, I have bookmarked your site and am going to try to implememt some of your ideas over the coming weeks so thanks for this article appreciated

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      keep walking 8 years ago from ChangChun

      Wow.such traffic.amazing^^

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      Paul Edmondson 8 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I love that you threw a bunch of stuff out there and saw what stuck and decided to do more of it. I think expirmenting with a wide range is a very good tactic to learn what works.


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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Thanks for stopping by, Paul! Yeah, I definitely think that when you first get here, just trying out some of your favorite topics is the way to start -- then you can weed through the results and focus on the stuff that's bringing the goods!

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      pvrust 8 years ago from Carlsbad, Ca

      Cool Hub and thanks for your honest answers and insider tricks and tips.

      Thanks Gary Rust Pura Vida!

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      Jeanne Grunert 8 years ago from Virginia

      Congratulations on your wonderful achievement, and thank you for sharing this information!

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      ajcor 8 years ago from NSW. Australia

      congratulations embitca, on being in the hubpage news and well done on reaching your 1 million views - I am going to be taking note and hopefully following on your successful steps...cheers and thanks for sharing

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      Irma 8 years ago

      I am really happy for you and your success. You have been persistent and that is a Quality you must Have to achieve Success.


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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Thank you for this information, just goes to show that it can be done. Much appreciated and congratulations.

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      funnebone 8 years ago from Philadelphia Pa

      Can you please, oh great one, direct me how I set up adsense channels to track a specific Hub? And Congrats on your milestone.

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Oh cool, I made the newsletter! Thanks for stopping by, everyone! I appreciate the congrats!

      Funnebone, the url channels are very easy. I have directions in my hub here:

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      JohnAnderson 8 years ago

      Very nice hub, explained in detail and to the point.

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      Temperance M 8 years ago from Oregon

      Just dropping by from the newsletter and i have to say I am impressed by the information you have put together here. Thanks for sharing your success, it is truly inspirational!

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      Marisa Wright 8 years ago from Sydney

      Embitca, I recently broke the 100,000 mark and thought I was doing pretty well - until I saw your announcement! What an achievement! Thanks, too, for pointing me in the direction of phpBay - your eBay affiliate Hub is excellent

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      belief713 8 years ago from NJ

      I remember reading your article about article directories way back when I first got started. Funny thing is I took your advice, did that with a few of my articles/hubs, and those are always my top performing hubs! So it definitely works and I've seen it confirmed by other top marketers as well. Ezine really is one of the best because so many go there first to get articles and then use them on their sites. I just really really wish I would have committed more time and effort a few months back when I had more time. I'm trying now, but I can't keep up! But I'm not quitting, I'll keep going, I see my efforts paying off month after month and I keep learning new tips as I go that help. Thanks for sharing and congrats on your milestone, can't wait to get there....

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      fortunerep 8 years ago from North Carolina

      Is that much traffic possible!!! Wow something to def. shoot for. Good luck in your continued seccess


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      Kelley 8 years ago from California

      I'm very glad to know that you've made all that money without using other social Web sites such as Twitter. Anyway, I wish I could get the knack of using keywords and backlinks. I'll have to work harder, I guess. Thanks a lot. Later!

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      fine4u2say 8 years ago

      Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your experiences. You are a source of encouragement. Wishing you more success.

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      cashmere 8 years ago from India

      Thank you for sharing the way to success! It was an eye opener that one can actually make money online and that too from hubpages. I just loved the thrill of being published online. Now I am motivated to make better of this opportunity!

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      Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Great hub, Embitca, thanks for sharing this info!  Love your clean writing style, too.

      I resisted the social networking sites until recently.  I've signed up for a few of them but seldom use them.  I don't know that it's worth bothering with, but I keep thinking that they can help ripple out awareness and exposure.  At least, I hope.  :)

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      Jonsky 8 years ago

      Inspiring! Thank you.

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      yokalyan 8 years ago

      Congratuallations. You sound so organized, I am sure this achievement is a small mile stone you reached.

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      DeClue 8 years ago from Australia

      It's always great hearing from somebody that knows what they are talking about. Thanks!

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      Silver Rose 8 years ago from UK

      Wow! That's incredible. The tip for using the suggestion tool in search engines is particularly valuable - never thought of that!

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      rancidTaste 8 years ago

      This is an awesome hub........

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Belief, thanks for letting me know that article marketing has been working for you! I know how you feel about there not being enough time. I think last month I submitted all of 2 articles LOL.

      Kosmo, article marketing works great for backlinks! Try that :)

      Shirley, I think the social networks like Facebook and Twitter are fine. Personally I keep my Facebook account locked down to just my close friends and family so I don't bother them, especially since there is no SEO benefit. I just don't believe that Digg, Stumbleupon, Reddit, etc are the place for self-promotion. It really depends what sites we are talking about. Probably the biggest issue though is whether they are really worth the time.

      SWN007, you are absolutely right about How To Articles. They don't pay a lot per click so when I'm talking about performance there, I mean traffic.

      However, traffic can often = money. Now I only started tracking the url for the asparagus hub this month so I can't tell you long term performance, but this month it has already made $5. Lot of clicks for that $5, but so what .... 5 bucks is 5 bucks. Now one of my timeshare hubs, Royal Holiday Club, has also made $5. On a LOT FEWER CLICKS. I don't like to get into specific numbers, but let's just say the hub does not get a lot of traffic. In fact, it gets very little.

      So clearly the trick would be to find a topic that gets tons of traffic and pays high for Adsense, but sometimes it is just easier to get tons of traffic and let Adsense worry about itself. The asparagus hub probably took me about an hour to put together and it gets traffic without any help from me.

      But if I only concentrated on competive keywords I'd also be competing for traffic which would mean doing backlink campaigns and writing article after article for Article Directories. I prefer to do that work on affiliate programs that can offer me a big pay-out rather than on Adsense, so that's what I do. But if I just feel like putting a fun, easy to write hub together with some nice evergreen information that I never have to check again (except to remove dead links), then How To hubs are perfect and generally all of them get traffic without any effort.

      Sorry to be so long-winded, but I hope it helps explain some of the method to my madness.

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Everyone has already said it all, big thanks from me and I just wanted to add my 2cents worth , guess I had been stressing about keywords and search engines etc etc . I probably tweeked and changed hubs and made them worse . I seem to get 50/50 blue and red triangle behavior, couple of times many blues , then once double red triangles....oh was over the moon. Lately Ive been feeling despondant though ,after what felt like hours ( one hour) ...of the end of the day I had 70c....oh well back to the drawing board .

      Hey its really very unselfish of you to take the time to share all this info so heres to your best life!

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Eaglekiwi, patience and time really make a big difference! Right now you have 15 hubs, so give it some time. And work on more hubs :)

      If you don't mind, I would like you to try an experiment with one of your hubs -- your Perfect Pumpkin Soup hub. I would recommend changing the title to "How to Make Pumpkin Soup", then change out every place you have written "Perfect Pumpkin Soup" with some of the following key phrases in which ever way they make the most sense:

      pumpkin soup recipecanned pumpkin soup recipeclassic pumpkin soupeasy pumpkin soup recipepumpkin soup recipesbest every pumpkin soup

      Also add all of these as tags. I have some other ideas as well, so just hit "Contact Embitca" in my profile box if you are interested and let's see what we can do.

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      Philuc 8 years ago from Quito, Ecuador


      Thank you for your article as it couldn't have come with better timing for me. I joined a few hours ago and have made a couple of hubs. I am just getting used to navigating here and what you have written certainly gives me more direction.


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      mcstylin 8 years ago from USA

      Hey congrats on your recent Hubpages milestone! Thanks for all the well presented tips here as well, I've been a Squidoo user for some time and decided to start getting more serious with Hubs...Some great valuable info here!

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      ryankett 8 years ago

      A brilliant post, an inspiration to somebody that is just starting out and has two pathetic hubs ;-)

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      Thankyou so much , I did some tweeking and right before my eyes Google changed their advertising to some really cool blinking thingy!!...most positive Ive felt in a long time , I emailed you too.

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      No problem, Eaglekiwi, I'm happy to help. I'm glad to see you are feeling more positively :)

      Philuc and Ryan, welcome to Hubpages!

      McStylin, i think you will find that Hubpages will blow Squidoo out of the water :)

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      Rochelle Frank 8 years ago from California Gold Country

      A Millionaire! Thanks for sharing your insight. i am behind the curve in all of the marketing techniques, but I'm satisfied with a slo w and steady pace-- this is certainly a BOOKMARK.

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      Jimmy Fuentes 8 years ago from Rancho Cucamonga

      Very interesting tips and concepts. Thanks for breaking it down a bit.

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      MITB 8 years ago

      Amazing! I got to get cracking!

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      Tripudjo 8 years ago

      Thanks. I am a newbie and I just started writing hubs. What you wrote is interesting and thanks fpr sharing.



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      Anthony 8 years ago

      Ive been working and making money online for quite a while now but ive never really utilised hubpages quite as much as I should.. this hub has certainly opened my eyes to the possibilities..

      great hub thanks

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      Eaglekiwi 8 years ago from -Oceania

      ohhhh Ive been tweeking away to my hearts delight here now!!,lol and finally figured how to group ( man Im slow )

      I think you should work for Hubpages ,seriously ,and at least get paid for your great advice and service - so thankyou for your constructive advice , and 'how to's"

      You are right , I should write some more hubs, and get better coffee lol.

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      Chris Eddy111 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Thank you for the great hub.

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      JessicaR1211 8 years ago from Boston, Massachusetts

      Good work! That is a TON of views!

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      scottyy11 8 years ago from Canada

      amazing and good tips about use of article marketing for driving traffic to hub

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      ratnaveera 8 years ago from Cumbum

      Dear friend, Thanks for your great tips to increase page views of HubPages.

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      Adrienne Petersen 8 years ago from USA

      Great advice and congrats on hitting a million!

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      Erick Smart 8 years ago

      Congrats on reaching this milestone! And also thanks for sharing your hard earned knowledge with the rest of us so we can try and do the same.

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      Ladybird33 8 years ago from Fabulous USA

      Thank you for sharing and writing this experience. As a new hubber, I love learning new tidbits. Way to go!

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      belief713 8 years ago from NJ

      I also keep my Facebook account for people I know. But there are some power in the backlinks you can get from some of the social sites. For example, Twitter offers nothing more than mostly followers (and it can inflate you ego LOL) - but one of it's "sister" sites (can't think of the twitter term) Tweetwall gives you do-follow backlinks. I have some info about it in one of my hubs and there are also shortcut social bookmarking tools so you aren't spending a lot of time doing the backlinking. It offers a similar benefit to article marketing in that if people like it, they'll vote for it or some may even send you a link, just like with article marketing. It all depends on what you want to try. It doesn't usually convert into dollars though, but it can help boost SERP positioning because of the backlink juice. I use some of the social bookmarking tools for myself so if I throw something of mine in there every once in a while, I don't think it hurts. Of course not all of them apply, but it gives me a chance to at least make sure tags or keywords are used in the way I want them.

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      Wayne Tully 8 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      That's great to hear and I too am glad that being able to experiment with our hubpages to test stuff out and also edit our articles further is just great...Hubpages is the best at the moment and I hope it will continue.

      Congratulations on the one million page views...I've so far reached 120,000 plus views, so I have a bit to go.

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      Amanda Davey 8 years ago from Canterbury, Kent, UK

      Congratulations on your amazing achievement:)

      Thanks for sharing your experience. I've just planted some butternut squash plants so I'll be checking out your hub for ideas!

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      newsworthy 8 years ago

      Congratulations on your hub award, one million views and with your success of marketing.

      After reading what seems like a million hubs and hundreds of other articles on how to approach getting ranked with adsense, hubpages and more, this is a first for me, where a How I article has suggested, USE article marketing to get traffic and NOT social bookmarking sites to market your articles.

      Your consummation and decision about social bookmarking on the internet being about sharing cool stuff seems very logical and is a real bell ringer.  "Readers arriving from articles perform differently then readers from social sites".

      Although I have a lot of work to do, this alone is like turning the pages of a brand new ebook and offers a message of hope. After reading this, I considered other writers habits, and know that a lot of good writers social life stinks. Not all, just a lot.

      Again, congratulations to you. Im learning that it takes a great performer to get performing traffic.

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      James 8 years ago

      Great Hub! Thanks for sharing the true potential in writing and marketing.

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      Uzamaki 8 years ago from Uunited States Of America, MN, Osakis/Alexandria

      yea i perfectly agree with James but besides that very descriptive!

      And i hope to get 1 million views with your tactics!!

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      cjcarter 8 years ago

      Great info! thanks! your user name should be Yoda of the hubpages.

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      lindagoffigan 8 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! Great information on monetizing on ebay and using hubpages as testing grounds for building websites. You do not seem to be relying on Adsense much and I think that is why you are doing so well. Ebay is a monetizing website because it deals almost entirely of products instead of contents. I took notes as if I was back in college and will surely do my homework and try to keep up with the class.

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Hi LInda, On Hubpages I make more money with Adsense than I do with Ebay. But you are right that for my overall strategy Ebay is a bigger aspect of my marketing on my own websites. I would eventually like to see my Adsense income grow to roughly the same size as what I get from Ebay every month though. I find that spreading the income sources around allows me to sleep a lot better at night :)

      Newsworthy, I think you will find that if you try article marketing, you will get a lot of bang for the buck. Article directories are primarily funneling search traffic. Where Digg traffic is primarily people who hang out on the Digg site talking trash to each other and bouncing from one Digg to the next. So you can immediately see why the behavior is so different.

      Belief, I will check out Tweetwall. I have not heard of that before. Thanks for the tip!

      And thank you everyone for the copious thanks and congrats. You are all making my ego swell up! *g*

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      travelerhubs 8 years ago from USA

      Nice Hub. Great Informations. Thanks for sharing.

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      sutrisno 8 years ago

      Thanks for the information. Do you know what topics are the most interesting for the readers ?

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      zeewaqar77 8 years ago

      I really appreciate your sharing of tips!! Very helpful indeed

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      Hal Licino 8 years ago from Toronto

      Congratulations embitca from one million Hubber to another! Welcome to the club! Also congratulations on your income which is significantly higher than anything I've ever accomplished... but that's likely because I don't even include eBay or Amazon capsules and most of the topics I tackle are not the type that shoppers like to peruse. I do have to note that your achievement is remarkable as it took me a lot more Hubs to reach the mil mark. Way to go and I'll race you to 2 million! :)

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      ihabocs 8 years ago

      thanks. You've opened my eyes to some things

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Hey Hal! Glad to be in the club :) Was just looking at your hubs. 1001!?! That's amazing! And such great hubs too. Did you ever apply to the Ebay program? I think if you put some Ebay capsules on a lot of your motorcycle hubs, you'd make some money. As for the race to 2 million, you're on! :)

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      Ellie Perry 8 years ago

      Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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      kmackey32 8 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

      Great information. I tryed joining ebay. Do you have a clue as to why they would deny me? im really new and i still dont understand how to link and backlink. This blonde needs some advice and

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Hi KMackey, unfortunately Ebay really tightened up on their partner requirements several months ago and it seems to me that they are rejecting nearly all new applicants. You might try again in a few months once you've built up a presence here.

      For backlink ideas, check out my article marketing hub. And usually there's all sorts of tips about backlinking in the forums. Good luc and welcome to Hubpages!

      Ellie, welcome :)

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      laringo 8 years ago from From Berkeley, California.

      Very encouraging and a lot of hard work. I hope to get the time to really get into HubPages and my other ventures. Righ now my time is really chopped up, but I'll get better and hopefully accomplish what you have. Thanks for sharing your story

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      forlan 8 years ago

      i hope i will get millions visitors too nice tips thank you

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      thoufeeq 8 years ago from India

      Great Content. I am new to hubpages. I will work hard to get million pageviews with in one year. To be frank, your hub was really inspirational. Keep posting such hubs in future. I will be waiting.

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      Andrew0208 8 years ago from Zion

      Great info. Thanks for sharing.

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      nms 8 years ago from Cochin

      congrats ...this is very encouraging hub

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      Sunny Robinson 8 years ago from Tennessee

      I caught your forum post on this! I'm thrilled to read this. I think this is brilliant and I will definitely be bookmarking this for future inspirations and reminders.

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      lee 8 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      Lots of usefull tips.thanks

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      jimcassa 8 years ago from Melbourne Australia

      i LOVE-LOVE- LOVE this Hub you got here! You have really inspired me, thank you very much,



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      Anonymous 8 years ago from Grandview

      I am definitely going to try these ideas. Thanks a lot. To my surprise I am earning some money from Google Adsense.

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      Johnyboy 8 years ago

      Pretty nice hub with lots of information. But one question: How is that you have only one $ revenue potential? I have a weak hub (still 1st in google) and it gets 5 $$$$$. :D

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      Emma 8 years ago from Boston

      Is your weak hub an entertainment hub? Almost anything related to entertainment -- tv, movies, and books, will have a weak revenue potential on a "per click" basis. In other words, pennies per click. That was the whole point I was getting at in the screen cap. It doesn't matter. That page gets lots of traffic and makes me money regardless.

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      Michelle Cesare 8 years ago from New York

      Thanks so much for the suggestions. I will put into practice what you have suggested. Excellent. I finally understand Keywords.

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      Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      Thanks and congratulations for your achievement and selfless hub. I am going to try some of your suggestions. I got turned down by eBay so that is not an option

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      gurgel1 7 years ago from profile

      Wow, congrats.

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      gurgel1 7 years ago from profile

      Honestly, this an all-time favorite hub for me!

      Congrats again your hub is the best!


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      Andrew0208 7 years ago from Zion

      Hi Embitca, you got some great ideas here that will be most helpful, your ideas about doing keyword and topic research and getting traffic through article marketing are excellent. I'm putting them to work immediately. Thanks for sharing.

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      Louidam1 7 years ago

      Great hub....keep up the good work!!

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      Ripsnorta 7 years ago

      Excellent hub!

      There are a few tips here that have pointed out concepts that I didn't know. Especially love the tip about the dropdown list in the Google search box. I never realised that the terms were popular searches. Very useful.

      I'm definitely bookmarking this hub. Thanks!

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      Ultimate Hubber 7 years ago

      This article is here for TWO MONTHS!

      Wonder what took me so long to read this. Seems like a blessing for new hubbers like me. I have learned a lot here.

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      oderog 7 years ago from Nairobi

      Great hub, took a lot of effort and determination to break through

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      ajparker 7 years ago from North Carolina

      Wow, 1 million page views. I can only hope someday to see a fraction of that. With regards to adsense - I have heard rumblings that they may be increasing the number of seperate tracking channels. I hope that's true as it would help.

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      Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD 7 years ago from Tumkur

      Thanks for selfless sharing of your valuble experiences for us.Sonme points are really heplful

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      Jyoti Kothari 7 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Embitca,

      Congratulations! Million hit. You have given nice tips about getting traffic.


      Jyoti Kothari

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      Linda Forshaw 7 years ago from Liverpool, UK

      Congratulations! What a great hub - full of useful information and very inspiring. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Mary Krenz 7 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Thanks for sharing your information!

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      Jeffrey Neal 7 years ago from Tennessee

      Wow, I have read a lot of good hubs today including yours. This is some excellent information and is an inspiration for me to continue plugging away and produce more hubs. Great information, thanks!

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      Sherri 7 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

      Excellent information. I know you said in this Hub that you are not in Make Money Online business, but the material in this Hub is so rich, I couldn't help but wonder if it ever occurred to you to make something like an online course out of it. I'd seriously consider becoming a student if you did. Thumbs up in every way.

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      Emma 7 years ago from Boston

      Thanks, Sally! I really appreciate that! Maybe some day I will do something like that. I hope to do so at some point!

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      Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

      Great Hub! I'll have to try to apply this to mine. Wonderful tips...

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      Grant Handford 7 years ago from Canada

      This is a very informative hub. Thanks for sharing some of your knowledge.


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      KETAN RINDANI 7 years ago

      Great hub, Embitca! My issue is only about being a prolific writer. In pursuing excellence, I do not want to lose out on the opportunity to churn out many articles every month.

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      Money Glitch 7 years ago from Texas

      Wow a million page views how awesome. Thanks for sharing your insight on how someone can make this happen. :)

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      liswilliams 7 years ago from South Africa

      Well Done, and thanks for revealing some of your secrets. I have learnt a lot here

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      Nubchai 7 years ago from Chicago

      Very helpful and very well-written. I'm just getting started in affiliate marketing so this article was extremely helpful. Thank you :)

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      jolisa 7 years ago

      Really interesting to read your experiences, thank you for sharing them.

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      AOkay12 7 years ago from Florida

      This is an informative and inspiring Hub. Congrats on your success.

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      Lamme 7 years ago

      This is all great information. I'm bookmarking this and some of your other hubs!

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      ExpandYourMind 7 years ago from Midwest USA

      Congratulations on your milestone and thanks for your willingness to share your great tips for success!

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      Sonali Singh 7 years ago

      Very good information. This will help a lot of hubbers.

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      mike1242 6 years ago from London

      well done, the information you give is execellant...

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      Carolyn Augustine 6 years ago from The Land of Tractors

      I wish I had read this fourteen months ago with the rest of the crowd! You are surely on your way to 2 million by now. I very much appreciate all of your advice which is clear, honest, and very practical. I'm going to try your keyword search ideas and branch out from the Google Adwords keyword tool, first to improve the hubs I've already written, then to go on and try some other things. It is humbling to realize how far I have to go, but I'm inspired that you are so successful here! Regards! I am already a fan but am going to bookmark this one.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Boston

      Hi WannaB-- I passed 3M views a few weeks ago :)

      Glad you enjoyed the hub and I hope you get a lot of out Hubpabes. Good luck!

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      Tim Blackstone 6 years ago

      Congratulations and thanks for all the tips. A very useful hub.

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      lex123 6 years ago

      Thanks for sharing your experience with fellow hubbers. It is really a great inspiration to others.

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      xixi12 6 years ago from Everywhere but here. In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. You can never be truly free till you have the discipline to manage it.

      Wow! congratulations, such massive traffic. Thanks for the helpful tip, it will definitely go a long way for many of us new hubbers

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      tb67travelman 6 years ago

      A very informative hub, got a lot of good information that I will definitely use. Congratulations and Thanks.

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      fetty 6 years ago from South Jersey

      Thank you for all of the suggestions. You write in a clear and practical manner. This helps new hubbers. Thanks again. Congratulations on your success.

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      Jamie Page 6 years ago from Dahlonega, Ga

      I just found you and I love you. Great information!

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      harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

      Nice, i enjoyed reading your hub! XD

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      lisa42 6 years ago from Sacramento

      Thanks for the very straightforward advice and tips.

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      Tricia Mason 6 years ago from The English Midlands

      Well done! I shall try to learn from your experience :)

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      jrcemail 6 years ago

      That's actually motivating! Keeps me wanting to crank out more hubs.

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      bob9125 6 years ago from United States

      Congragulations on your success and thanks for the helpful info

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      bawiggins 6 years ago

      Wow! This is really encouraging for those of us who are just starting out. Thank you for the good tips and advice!

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      Sinea 6 years ago

      This article is inspiring. Next stop, your Ebay article! Thanks!

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      Christen Roberts Comer 6 years ago from Harrisburg, PA

      Wow! Really fantastic. You've done amazingly well! I really hope I can get to where you are. I'm a writer by trade, but have been a stay at home mom the last three years. Hubpages is great for me to get back in the groove of content and article writing, but so far I've only made 1 penny. ONE CENT! I'm definitely doing something wrong.

      Thank you for sharing all these fantastic tips. I look forward to reading more of your hubs.

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      Jasmine 6 years ago

      Thanks for a very helpful hub!I am preparing myself for an extreme hub makeover and promotion, and I will definitely keep your recommendations in mind.

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      Marian L 6 years ago from UK

      Great hub, thank you very much, have bookmarked it to come back to again to remind myself of some things that I need to do. Am aiming for the 1 million views. I know it will take some time but I believe that I will get there especially with help from people like you :-)

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      Delaney Knows 6 years ago from Midwest

      Congratulations on reaching 1 million views! And thank you for unselfishly sharing these helpful hints. I'm a newbie with tons of questions and will probably be asking you.

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      nathandanials 6 years ago from Golden Valley, MN

      Thanks for the great help

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      bloggering 6 years ago from Southern California

      Hello from a fellow Keyword Academier :-) Great hub!!

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      LRCBlogger 6 years ago

      Thanks, I feel like I learned more from this hub than 10 others that I have read on similar topics. I never thought to start typing in google to find relevant hot searches (your 'how to tie a tie' example is great)

      thanks so much.

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      Edwin Clark 6 years ago from Thailand by way of New York

      Hi embitca, great hub. I'm an avid user of E-Zine articles too and I did pretty well on it. Not as well as you though. Just want to ask if your E-zine articles stats have dropped since the algorithm change from google.

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      Emma 6 years ago from Boston

      Hi Edwin,

      I haven't looked to closely because I've been focusing my resources elsewhere the past several months, but I don't think my EZA articles saw too significant a drop. Maybe 25% or so.

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      celebritie 6 years ago

      Thanks so much for the tips, I am new and you have helped me.

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      Brinafr3sh 6 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Thanks, this hub is one of the best written and helpful articles on hubs. Useful and voted up.

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      wwriter 5 years ago from India

      Thank you for a well explained hub. A million views is a huge number!

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      Valerie Washington 5 years ago from Tempe, Arizona

      This is such useful information. I have just started my website and have a wordpress blog, but am thinking of writing on ezine or squidoo because there's no way to monetize my wordpress. I do however create links in my wordpress back to my hubs (as well as other hubbers). Right now, I am getting all my affiliates in place for my website, but I really will try Buzzfeed and AdWords tool as Google has given me an AdWords credit of $100, I'll see how that goes!

      Thanks again for the great info. Who knows? I may be linking this article to my website soon once I update it some more. God Bless and congrats on all your success!

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      writing4action 5 years ago

      Well I am looking forward to reach that goal as well!

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      Dave Mathews 5 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      As for the various TV network stations, you might also want to include some of the Canadian stations too like CTV, CBC; you would then pick up Canadian readers too.

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      Troy Yarbrough 5 years ago from Texas, USA

      Great hub. I have submitted a few reviews to ezinearticles, but it's too early to tell as far as the results go. I have been using the social bookmarking and get a small spike in pageviews, but nothing substantial. I'll use some of your tips here and see what happens. Thanks for the great info.

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      SilkThimble 5 years ago from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Thanks for all the great information. I'm just starting learn all the ins and outs of this business and definitely learned some things from this hub.

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      hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      Thank you for sharing such a useful Hub. Hubpages, is a great site to make money! Also, thank you sharing the useful information on coming with subjects to write about. I do look forward to reading more of your Hubs, and getting more tips on how to grow my Hubpage earnings!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      This is an awesome hub, very well explained tips and some good tips on finding keywords and getting traffic without the social bookmarking sites.

      I am bookmarking this hub as I'll need to come back again and again Need to really get traffic to my hubs.

      I would like to use Ezine articles to see how it works for me.

      thanks for such a useful hub. Voted up and awesome and useful.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Embitca, this awesome hub needs sharing which I am doing.

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      kevin.howell 5 years ago from Maysville KY

      Easily one of the most helpful hubs I have read in my 10 months here. I haven't checked out ezine but will now. I really liked the advice on searching for topics by typing in "how to" . Great hub that I will read again and share to others. Voted up and very useful! Thanks for sharing, sincerely.

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      Cliff Mendrez 5 years ago from Philippines

      Awesome hub! I'm writing about several topics now to see which ones do well. I also aim to publish in article directories to help increase my traffic. Thank you for sharing your knowledge to all.

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      Karla Iverson 5 years ago from Oregon

      Thanks for the great information. This is a next level for me, after learning the basics of SEO and some sites to share my hubs on. I'm grateful that you're willing to share with newer hubbers like me. And a belated (I see this hub was written some time ago) congratulations on your # of views.

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      Lauryallan 5 years ago

      Great Hub that really helped me. It highlight some of the things I am doing right but also a few things I haven't done at all.

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      Emma 5 years ago from Boston

      Thanks, Rajan, that's awesome :)

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      Emma 5 years ago from Boston

      thanks Kevin, glad you found it helpful :)

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      Emma 5 years ago from Boston

      Thanks everyone! Glad you guys still find this hub helpful. And I'm well over 5 Million hits now :)

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      teutophile 5 years ago

      This is an extremely informative hub and one I intend to come back to. I will take some of your suggestions to heart.

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      supermom_in_ny 5 years ago from NY

      Wanted to thank you for sharing this great info. Going to go read about your ebay income. I do well on ebay using Squidoo, but have earned only from clicks here. (That's better than not earning at all)! Would love to earn more with ebay to reach my HubPages Ad payouts on a monthly basis.

      Voted this one up!


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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Embitca, This is an awesome read, happy one million views to you. I guess I will start using my eBay affiliate after reading this, thanks. Voted up.

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      Ava Ming 5 years ago from Shenzhen, China

      Hi Embitca, great article, very helpful for a newbie like me. Please can you tell me where to find the Idea Bank on Hub Pages?

      Many thanks and keep up the good work.

      Inspiring Writer

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      Angela Brummer 5 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      This has been really helpful! Thank you so much for helping all of us!

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      Barbara Kay Badder 5 years ago from USA

      I have 3 of my own websites. Some of your ideas were good for me to use. I have a question though. Can you have Commision Junction on your site at the same time as Adsense to try it out or does Adsense have a problem with that?

      Congratulations on your success.

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      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

      Great info. It did give me some great ideas. Thanks

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great hub, that is a very logical and helpful way to get hub ideas. Some useful tips that I think I may try implement too!

      Thanks voted up and useful

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      Marlene Bertrand 5 years ago from Northern California, USA

      Another fine hub - very helpful. Thank you for sharing your success with us.

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      pinappu 4 years ago from India

      Congratulations for your success. Carry on!

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      Stephen Govoni 4 years ago from Coastal Massachusetts

      New to hubpages and just stumbled on this. Amazing! Great work! And you only have 237 hubs?? That seems impressive to me...

      Did you break 7 million?

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      Amber522 4 years ago

      First off, let me also congratulate you on your success with hubpages. I know it had to take a lot of dedication and hard work to get to where you are. I dream of one day being at the same level, and reading hubs like this really motivate and inspire me.

      Secondly, I have a question. In this Hub, you gave the advice to write new hubs that are on similar topics to the ones that you have that are doing well. I have one hub that has been consistently doing much better than all my others. It gets anywhere from 300-500 views a day. My second place hub only gets about 60 views a day. I have already taken this advice and written 4 more hubs that relate to or expand on the same topic. However, I have not seen nearly the same results from these articles. I figure I will wait it out and see if they get better as they age, but I was wondering if you have any more advice? Should the keywords be the same? How long do the hubs usually take to start seeing results? Granted they are only 1-3 months old, I assumed I would at least be seeing more than 10 views a day on them by now, especially since I linked them to the hub that is doing really well. Any tips would be appreciated. Thank you!

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      petertebin 4 years ago from Maryland

      What an amazing hub! It gives me so much to shoot for in the future. I hope to only get to where you are with your views. Voted up and I plan on using things from this to get more traffic!

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      Ceres Schwarz 4 years ago

      Congratulations on your one million page views on HubPages. This is really amazing. And thanks for sharing very useful tips to help others become as successful as you. I agree that keywords are important and helpful in writing hubs and should help in increasing page views.

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      Rosie writes 4 years ago from Virginia

      Your article is just I was looking for. I have bookmarked it to refer back to. I am looking to get more traffic to my hubs, and I like your suggestions. Thanks!

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      Jennifer Arnett 2 years ago from California

      Thank you for sharing what worked for you. I can't believe how much traffic you get from doing TV show hubs.

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