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How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 1

Updated on September 15, 2008

My Personal Write-a-thon

Dear Readers,

A Big Thank You To You All.

Your proud author had just recorded over 100 pageviews per day at hubpages yesterday. This had happened to me at the Authspot writing site once before. I don't count that one as I have no idea how it happened. The current record is a booster to my rejuvenated writing hobby. For those of you who easily log in over 500 pageviews a day, you might ask what the big fuss is about. To me, it is very encouraging to know that there are in fact people out there who enjoy or learn something from my articles. Better still, they could simply be people who like me enough to tolerate my bad writing. A big thank you to you all. Before I recorded this figure of pageview yesterday, I told my wife that Kontera, the text-link advertiser, was challenging me to reach 50,000 pageviews within 60 days. She asked me what if I could make it.

"Twenty-five dollars." I said. She laughed and offered me two thousand dollars for not attempting it. I agreed with her that the $25 was definitely not enough to make up for the effort. Nonetheless, I am ready for the challenge. If I am to reach 50,000 pageviews in 60 days, I must have learned an awful lot about writing and the internet, e.g.,

How to write consistently?

How to increase your pageviews?

How to increase your web traffic?

How to write articles that interest your readers?

How to write good hubs?

How to promote your hubs?

How to make it easy for search engines to find your articles (search engine optimization or SEO)?

How to communicate with other web citizens in this age of web 2.0?

How to draw on other web citizens' resouces to achieve your goals?

These skills were what I wanted to learn in the first place when I started writing again three months ago. Just like the way my first marathon turned me into a life-long runner, this attempt might be what it takes to turn me into a life-long writer and blogger.

So this is my pledge, or in a way, my personal write-a-thon:

I shall learn what it takes and take the necessary steps to reach my goal of reaching 50,000 pageviews at hubpages, by 1 October 2008.

I shall do this with your help. I shall keep you posted with what and how I am doing. Please drop by to encourage and support me the way you would with marathoners. (This, of course, is part of the trick, to catch the soapie junkies among you who might find this pledge a kind of new mini-series, or reality TV, for the season, and turn up everyday)

Anyhow, the 60 day race has begun.

On day 1, my accumulative pageview is 1447 and this current hub is my number 49.

Wish me luck.

Yours sincerely,


The other hubs in the same series:

How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 1

How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 2

How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 3

How To Reach 50000 Pageviews In 60 Days Chapter 4

How to reach 50000 page views in 60 days Chapter 5

How to reach 50000 page views in 60 days Chapter 6


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      Benson Yeung 5 years ago from Hong Kong

      hi hazelwood4,

      thanks for commenting.

      happy reading.

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      hazelwood4 5 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      Good luck! I just discovered this Hub, and I am reading the rest in your series.:)

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      Benson Yeung 6 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Smith,

      thanks for commenting. The reason is that I do want a bigger readership I don't mind whether I get read here of somewhere else.


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      Smith 6 years ago

      I don't understand. Why are you putting all this great content on hubpages and making them richer? Why not put this on your own website?

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Seakay,

      thanks for commenting.

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      Seakay 7 years ago from Florida

      Great effort and results! I know this was over before I signed on but a grandiose effort, nonetheless!

      Catch you around the hub!

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Granny's House,

      thanks for your well wishing. This quest was actually attempted 2 years ago. Thanks all the same.

      I'm off to read your hubs.

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      Good luck Benson. I will be back to read more. I have rated up. I would like to invite you to have a look at my hubs. Let me know what you think.

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      Benson Yeung 7 years ago from Hong Kong

      Hi Teresa Laurente,

      thanks for dropping by and commenting.

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      Maria Teresa Rodriguez - Laurente 7 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

      Good luck to you Benson Yeung. I like reading this and more. I will back and read some more. Thank you for sharing.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Rebecca E,

      thanks for your comment. I would have aimed at a certain number of hubs rather than pageviews, as pageviews depend a lot on what you're writing about. I probably won't enjoy reaching 50000 views by writing about celebrity gossips or fashion.

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      Rebecca E. 8 years ago from Canada

      this is a good learning hub, now that you've had some time to think more what would you change?

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Mika,

      thanks for commenting. My attempt has actually finished and unfortunately failed, as far as numbers are considered. It did give me plenty to learn and celebrate about though. You can follow the rest of the series of the articles if you like.


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      Mika 8 years ago

      I have been working for a while to create a solid system to follow. I can't wait to read the rest of your expereince and share anything I find as well.

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      Heather Gomez 8 years ago from Monterey, CA

      Silly question but how do you set up your text links within your paragraphs? Do you have some tips for me?

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      Dear Karen,

      thanks for dropping by and your good wishes.

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      Karen Ellis 8 years ago from Central Oregon

      It sounds like you would have rather persued writing than medicine. Yet medicine will serve you even more if our economy completely crashes. Still, wriing fulfills the soul as medicine may not.

      Good luck on your continued journey.

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      Benson Yeung 8 years ago from Hong Kong

      thanks, Sweetie.

      This is in fact behind me. No regrets.

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      SweetiePie 8 years ago from Southern California, USA

      Think big and you will get there.

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      Michelle Simtoco 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      This is making me curious :) Hmmm let me see where this goes... Go, Doctor Go!

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      Jyoti Kothari 8 years ago from Jaipur

      How honestly you are admitting the facts.


      jyoti kothari

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      Benson Yeung 9 years ago from Hong Kong

      Thanks guys.

      Look out for chapter 2 of this article in a day to 2.


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      Dottie1 9 years ago from MA, USA

      Good Luck and I cheer you on!

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      Shadesbreath 9 years ago from California

      Yeah, good luck man. I wish I could get that kind of traffic to read my stuff, but I think I'd probably have to do a lot more than just write hubs, which is pretty much about as much effort as I'm willing to put in. I just can't bring myself to go spam my hub addresses all over the Internet. If you discover a neat trick, make a program that automatically does all the stuff so I can just paste my article addresses in it and it does the rest. You'd be rich!

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      Shirley Anderson 9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Good luck!