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Hub pages views vs outside views

Updated on July 28, 2013

Do you get a lack of views?

When first joining Hub Pages, some people may be envious on how people can get so many views on a topic when their own topic gets very little views from visitors.

There are many topics which I suppose are very attractive to people in the hub pages community and people easy notice them in the updates section. Experienced writers tend to know what kind of subject attracts people from within writing and blogging communities. I believe that it's all about experimenting, luck and a good process of elimination from bad hubs. If you write 30 hubs all on different topics you are bound to touch on a popular area which can be expanded on to gain more visitors.

Why not try carefully examining the types of topics that attract a lot of comments. These will be the kind of topic you also should aim for, topics that anybody can relate too, both male and female of all age groups.

Hub popularity and Google Ranking

Just because a hub has lots of comments and a high score it doesn't mean that the page is doing well in terms of search engine rankings. I have written hubs that don't seem very popular within the Hub Pages community however they have done well in the search engines and earn some decent clicks though AdSense. I understand that there are some hubs out there that have top scores but are nowhere to be seen in the search engines, therefore no revenue. It all depends when what you are looking to get out of Hub pages.

For good search engine recognition of course SEO is needed with good keyword research. These kind of hubs usually take time to mature before receiving page impressions in AdSense. Many people may get put off or lose interest while waiting for their hubs to move up in the search engines and resort to writing community popular hubs which may be ignored in search engines (at first). This is the point where a lot of people give up.

I believe there are three main attributes to a good blog writer.

  1. A genuine love of writing
  2. Patience
  3. Time management.

People who really love writing and sharing there ideas will not be checking their AdSense account every hour of the day. People who want to earn money really need to be patient about how their hubs move through the search engine rankings.

I believe the perfect hub has to be a balance of both. Something interesting from the hub community to read and also enough SEO to be recognized in a search engine. This way a hub can get appreciation and a good hub score from the start giving the writer motivation while at the same time climbing the search engine ranks while growing with user comments.

Some goods places for SEO are shown below:

1. Facebook - with an audience of already millions, this is an essential place.

2. Delicious - A Very popular social bookmarking site.

3. Digg - Similar to above - book marking site.

4. Redit - Another popular bookmarking site for an increase in visitors.


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    • Hezekiah profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Japan

      Thank you very much.

    • James A Watkins profile image

      James A Watkins 

      7 years ago from Chicago

      I agree with your article 100 percent. Thank you for this needful Hub. It is very good.

    • Hezekiah profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Japan

      Yes its hard to see exactly what people are getting out of Hubpages from looking at just numbers.

    • yenajeon profile image

      Yena Williams 

      7 years ago from California

      This is so true. Some of my best paying hubs are badly ranked on the "hubpages system"! Rated up!

    • tmbridgeland profile image


      7 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

      I look at the Stats and the search terms used to find the hub. Sometimes very odd search terms.

    • Hezekiah profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from Japan

      tmbridgeland - Yes, I'd also like to find out the type of audience / people of who visit my hubs/blog .

    • tmbridgeland profile image


      7 years ago from Small Town, Illinois

      Agree. A few Hubs I wrote for the internal audience, others for Google clicks, but most of them are fiction, so I don't care who reads as long as someone does, and preferably leaves comments. An ego thing with writers...It is interesting to see which Hubs are successful, and where the views come from. I had one that was very popular, then I realized that most of the clicks were from people looking for child porn! I changed the title and that cut it down. Fewer views, but I figure those people aren't likely to read the Hub anyway, once they realize what it was about.

    • Trsmd profile image


      7 years ago from India

      very nice comparison betweem the general views and hubbers view. i shared in facebook..


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