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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.com
Ezinearticles.com
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 Ezinearticles.com 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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      Anita Hasch 2 weeks ago from Port Elizabeth

      Thanks for sharing such interesting info. This is just what I have been looking for. So nice to meet somebody that is successful and is prepared to share.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Amber522 5 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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      Stephen Govoni 5 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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      pinappu 5 years ago from India

      Congratulations for your success. Carry on!

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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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      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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      Bill 5 years ago from western pennsylvania

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

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      Barbara 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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      Emma 5 years ago from Boston

      thanks Kevin, glad you found it helpful :)

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      Emma 5 years ago from Boston

      Thanks, Rajan, that's awesome :)

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      writing4action 5 years ago

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

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      Valerie Washington 6 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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      wwriter 6 years ago from India

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

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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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      celebritie 6 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      bloggering 6 years ago from Southern California

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

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      nathandanials 6 years ago from Golden Valley, MN

      Thanks for the great help

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Sinea 6 years ago

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

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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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      bob9125 6 years ago from United States

      Congragulations on your success and thanks for the helpful info

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      jrcemail 6 years ago

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

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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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      lisa42 6 years ago from Sacramento

      Thanks for the very straightforward advice and tips.

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      harrison8bal 6 years ago from Shanghai

      Nice, i enjoyed reading your hub! XD

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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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      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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      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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      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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      lex123 7 years ago

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

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      Tim Blackstone 7 years ago

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

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      Emma 7 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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      Carolyn Augustine 7 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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      mike1242 7 years ago from London

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

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      Sonali Singh 7 years ago

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

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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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      Lamme 7 years ago

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

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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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      jolisa 7 years ago

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

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Grant Handford 7 years ago from Canada

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

      G.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      Mary Krenz 7 years ago from Florida's Space Coast

      Thanks for sharing your information!

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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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      Jyoti Kothari 7 years ago from Jaipur

      Hi Embitca,

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

      Thanks,

      Jyoti Kothari

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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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      ajparker 8 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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      oderog 8 years ago from Nairobi

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

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      Ultimate Hubber 8 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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      Ripsnorta 8 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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      Louidam1 8 years ago

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

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      Andrew0208 8 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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      gurgel1 8 years ago from profile

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

      Congrats again your hub is the best!

      :)

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      gurgel1 8 years ago from profile

      Wow, congrats.

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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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      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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      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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      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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      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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      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,

      sincerely,

      Jim.

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      lee 8 years ago from Worthing, west sussex, england

      Lots of usefull tips.thanks

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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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      nms 8 years ago from Cochin

      congrats ...this is very encouraging hub

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      Andrew0208 8 years ago from Zion

      Great info. Thanks for sharing.

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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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      forlan 8 years ago

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

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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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      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 :)