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Ten Thousand Views! My Experience on HubPages PLUS How To Get Good Traffic To Your Hubs

Updated on July 27, 2013
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Wow, what a journey it has been here on HubPages. After three months, I finally reached the ten thousand views mark. As a new hubber three months ago, I had many questions about statistics, earnings and how to get good, passive traffic from Google.

I have written this hub today to give you my experience of writing on HubPages including statistics, earnings and how many hubs I wrote to achieve this mark. I will also be giving some of my tried and tested tips on how to get good, long-term traffic from Google (that actually work).

Ten thousand views! Yippee!
Ten thousand views! Yippee! | Source

Some Stats About Me

OK, ten thousand views may not sound much to all of you Hubbers out there who have reached a million views and counting but for me, I am quite happy with the milestone. It has taken a tremendous amount of work and dedication, but is most definitely achievable. Here are some statistics about me:

  • I have 88 followers.
  • I have reached the 10,000 views milestone, three months after signing up, with 36 hubs.
  • My best hub has received 150 views a day.
  • I participate regularly in forumns and comment on others hubs regularly. I especially like welcoming new Hubbers into this wonderful community, since other Hubbers have done the same to me. I was so happy when one2getno and Brett.Tesol followed me on my first few days here on HubPages, their following really helped me to start writing on HubPages. As a new Hubber, you'd be surprised at how happy you can get when someone follows you!
  • I get from 250 - 400 views a day with 36 hubs. It could be better, but I am constantly writing new hubs to increase my traffic.


Following these practices will help YOU become a better hubber!
Following these practices will help YOU become a better hubber! | Source

Newbie Tips

Along my journey as a newbie, I have done many mistakes and have learned from them. Although I didn't do all the mistakes mentioned below, I see them occurring all the time. I am not writing this completely out of mind, following the things said below will definitely rank you higher as a Hubber. I have found that doing these things will help you become a better Hubber.

  • Don't make massive goals when introducing yourself in forums like; 'I am going to write 5,000 hubs, try to get 100,000,000 views by the end of this year and make thousands of dollars next month!'. OK, it is not impossible but seriously speaking, it will take a lot of hubs to achieve your goals. Goals like these look bad.
  • Put a profile picture immediately when joining. The default avatar image looks boring and will not entice new readers. You don't have to put a picture of your face if you don't want to, but something that you like or describes your interests, such as flowers, scenery, animals, everyday objects etc. Anything really, but not the default avatar. I was stupid enough to put my profile picture about a week after I signed up. That definitely didn't entice any new readers.
  • As well as the profile picture, write a bio which is designated on your profile page. Having 'no bio' means 'no you' in cyberspace. Hubbers that visit your profile page always want to read something about you be it your hobbies, personal interests, what you work as, etc. This along with your profile image should state something about you, and that means people can relate to you and share common interests with you, meaning more readers, more comments and more traffic.
  • Start writing good quality hubs during the first few weeks. Don't sign up and then write a hub a couple of months later. Try make your hubs over 700 words, add a picture or two and a poll. Put your best hubs in the 'In The Spotlight' carousel.
  • Don't add short comments like 'Very interesting', 'Cool', 'Nice hub!' or 'great'. Short, boring, grammatically incorrect comments will not do well and you could be viewed as a troll or spammer. You may be trying to add a nice comment but instead add a spark of personal interest, give your thoughts on the hub, say how it helped you and perhaps ask a question. You don't have to do all the things mentioned when commenting but completely avoid short comments.
  • After you sign up, don't follow thousands of Hubbers for no reason, that looks really bad. Instead if you want someone to follow you and you are genuinely interested in their hubs and what they write about, comment on their hubs and send detailed fanmail. Don't follow Hubbers for the sake of getting followers, it doesn't really work like that.
  • Don't write about how to get lots of traffic from Google to your hubs about two days after you signed up, no one is going to take you seriously. It will take you at least six weeks until you get good organic search traffic flowing, so theoretically it isn't possible for you to start getting search traffic two hours after you signed up.

Write an interesting bio, that other Hubbers can relate to. Adding a profile picture is a must!
Write an interesting bio, that other Hubbers can relate to. Adding a profile picture is a must! | Source

Many Doubts

About three months ago, I joined HubPages with many doubts. I doubted whether it was actually possible to get good traffic and good earnings. There were and still are many articles all over the internet saying that HubPages is a scam and is a waste of time. Is that true?

NO! No way, in fact it is quite the opposite. You can actually get good and high traffic here on HubPages, as well as earnings if you are willing to put in the effort. Perhaps you won't get rich quick, but you will still make a good $50 with a lot of hard work.

I published my first few hubs and was startled to see that I was getting comments! That is another great thing about HubPages, the writing community here are so welcoming and thoughtful, and I would like to thank them for that.

I was a little irritated when I joined because I wanted to find out more about what kind of statistics to expect here on HP. Were they good or bad? Money worthy? Unfortunately, there isn't that much information written by Hubbers, you will get some but not much. Also, on Google there are so many articles saying that you are wasting your time on HP, views and earnings are dismal yada yada. Don't believe all that rubbish, here are my statistics. You can judge for yourself, bearing in mind that I spent at least an hour a day writing and improving hubs, commenting etc.

My Statistics

More Statistics as of 27 July 013

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What About You?

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How Are Statistics?

As you can see on the graph above, my daily visitors were very small. I was barely getting a few visitors a day. There was a huge drop and then it picked up to fifty visitors a day. Then I began to write a lot more hubs, incorporate a little SEO using the Google Adwords Tool and improved my other hubs.

Writing more hubs is a slow process. I strive to make high-quality stellar hubs, as they will earn the most traffic in the long term. During the month of June, I tried publishing a hub every day or every two days. Traffic had begun to increase at a steady rate and now with 36+ hubs, I am getting a steady 200+ views a day. I am sure that will rise very much so in the future as I continue to write more hubs.

The secret to accumulating hundreds of views is to keep writing hubs no matter what and fully optimising them through keyword research. I'm not just saying that, the top Hubbers that get ten thousand views a day, have at least 500 to 600 hubs. Within saying that, some Hubbers with only 80 to 120 hubs could get the same.

Don't overly spam the web with your links though, Google will recognise this and you can get Panda'd (Google Panda in a nutshell: Your search views will get a massive drop, as Google Panda aims to weed out spam and unworthy articles. Don't post links all day, you will be sorry.)

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Traffic Sources - Nearly ALL Search Traffic

The majority of my traffic is organic search traffic as you can see in the picture below. This form of traffic is one of the best, because your viewers are looking for a 'solution' to their problems or an 'answer' to their questions. They love long articles with plenty of polls, videos and pictures and so does Google. Writing stellar hubs will help you rank higher in Google Search results, as HubPages has said in the past.

I don't use social media or social bookmarking sites to promote my hubs, I feel that whilst you may get a short burst of traffic, it never lasts and then you are back down to normal traffic stats once more. Some Hubbers find it effective, others don't and I feel that I am one of those.

Sometimes when people like one of my hubs, they share it on Facebook and Twitter and then my hub gets a huge boost in traffic. That happened once or twice to me and it definitely helped my traffic. I have heard of Pinterest as a great traffic booster and I will begin to use it to drive traffic in a few weeks time.

However, the BEST way to get a constant stream of traffic is to get the first few spots in the Google search results or even to get on the first page. Only that alone will get you passive traffic. It took me a few weeks before I got a little search traffic, but then after a few weeks, my hubs began to rise in the Google search results page and now I get a constant stream of traffic! Want to see how?

As you can see, the majority of my traffic comes from Google.
As you can see, the majority of my traffic comes from Google. | Source

Quick Link

This link will bring you to the Google Adwords Keyword Tool, which will help you decide on keywords and more!

How To Get Constant Search Traffic

So what's the secret behind my success? As I mentioned above, it's the search traffic that I get daily. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to select a good niche to write about and how to use the Google Keyword Tool to select highly-profitable keywords.

  • What are you good at? What are your hobbies or interests? You may be interested in bird watching, or analytical chemistry or Mexican cooking recipes. Whatever you know a great deal about, select it. Here are some ideas; gardening, cooking, sewing, knitting, embroidery, geography, nature, saving money, home design, science, student tips, writing, travelling, SEO, health, employment etc.
  • Next, narrow down your topic. So for example if you chose health, narrow it down to something more specific like; health benefits of certain foods, exercise, major illnesses, foot health, keeping a healthy heart, home remedies for minor ailments.
  • For example, I am going to choose 'how to keep a healthy heart'. Open up the Google Keyword Tool using the link on the right.
  • Type in your phrase into the 'word or phrase' box. So, I type in 'how to keep a healthy heart'.
  • Tick the 'Exact' checkbox on the left and untick 'Broad'.
  • On the right, click on the columns button and select 'Competition', 'Global Monthly Searches' and 'Average CPC'.
  • Then, put in that captcha code. Sign in if you don't want to type it in.

Quick Tip!

To fully optimise your hub, always be as specific as possible! For example, the hub titled 'Cafés in New York' is very broad, try making it more specific such as 'French Quarter Cafés in New York'.

  • Then, take a look at the kind of results that appear. Choose phrases that get at least a thousand views and up. Right click on the phrase that you like and select google search. This will show you the kind of websites that rank for those keywords. If competition is very high, then you shouldn't really go for that phrase.
  • For example, under my list of results I saw the term 'coronary heart disease'. It was getting 20,200 searches every month and had a CPC of €1.45. I then searched that phrase into the search box and generated a whole list of words I could use.

These are only some of the keywords you can use.
These are only some of the keywords you can use. | Source
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What About The Earnings?

Well, what about my earnings? I am slowly but steadily getting closer to payout, I should reach the payout threshold of $50 dollars in two to three months time. Seems like a long way away, but two to three months can fly if you are continually write hubs!

I was accepted for AdSense with 18 good-quality hubs, about one month after I signed up. Getting accepted for AdSense is easy enough once you have about 15 high-quality hubs. Other hubbers were accepted with 6 hubs, others took 30 hubs, it really depends.

I will definitely be keeping you posted with how I am getting on, when I will get paid and so forth.

Thank you everyone!
Thank you everyone! | Source

Thanks To The HubPages Community

I would like to say thank you to all the dedicated writers and staff here on HubPages. They have given me so much support and encouragement from day one. I would like to say thanks to all those that commented on my hubs, who followed me and left fanmail, to those that replied to my questions and forum discussions.

The HubPages community has given me so much inspiration, happiness and a love for writing. I have learned so much from writing, to creating great hubs, to earning by writing online to SEO to keyword research, many skills which would not have been possible for me to master was it not for HubPages.

So, what next? Plenty of things, no doubt!
So, what next? Plenty of things, no doubt! | Source

What Does The Future Hold?

What does the future hold for me after achieving this milestone?

Well, you can be guaranteed that I will keep writing hubs, commenting on others' hubs, following other Hubbers and participating actively in the forums. You haven't seen the end of me yet! The HubPages journey is a long one, but slowly, with perseverance and a lot of dedication, anyone can become successful here on HubPages.

I would like to have at least 100 hubs by the end of the year, I already have almost 40 under my belt. I would also like to reach a payout in two months time. I'm almost there. I'll have a hub on that too, in the future when I do get paid.

Thanks for reading and please leave any comments, suggestions or random thoughts you may have below. I would love to answer!

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    • susi10 profile image
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      Susan W 14 months ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Margie,

      I'm sorry to hear that AdSense closed down your account. That's a pity to hear. Good luck with the site. Try getting your hubs onto the niche sites, they provide great traffic. I hope you found some useful, valuable tips here.

      Thanks for reading! :-)

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      Margie Lynn 14 months ago from Beautiful Texas Hill Country

      What a great hub! Google Adsence closed my account said I had too many images! So that means not much earnings for me! I love Hubpages, still learning. I had been signed up for years, but just started in May of this year! Thanks for all the valuable information.

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      Kristen Howe 2 years ago from Northeast Ohio

      Susi, this was a super useful hub. I do find social media promotion does help boost my traffic a little bit. I'm still new on getting followers, while I do write comments on their posts that's a sentence or two. Voted up and congrats on that milestone!

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      Susan W 2 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hey there, on Wong Seng!

      Welcome to HubPages! :-) I'm sure you'll be very successful provided you put in the effort and hard work. I'm glad you've learned a lot from this hub...believe me - I had the same questions when I joined HubPages.

      Best of luck here and I'm looking forward to reading your hubs!

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      Wong Seng Wee 2 years ago from Singapore

      Hi there and congrats! I am just a new hubber looking for info about what I should expect as a writer here. Well I guess I've learnt quite alot from this hub! Hahaha thanks for the heads up! :)

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      Rebecca Tromsness 2 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      Hi there!

      Awesome info... however I just spent close to 30 min trying to find & figure out the Google Keyword Tool, but it no longer exists... Maybe you should consider updating this hub so that people aren't looking for it in vain! :)

      Cheers :)

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Purpose Embraced!

      Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, I am glad that you found it informative. I have made many of the newbie mistakes when I first joined but I have learned as I progressed with time. It took me a lot of work to achieve anything here on HP, but I greatly enjoy it. In a couple more months I will have the 100,000 views accolade, it didn't take long!

      Thanks again for commenting, and for following me, I appreciate it.

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      Yvette Stupart PhD 3 years ago from Jamaica

      Thanks for your informative hub susi10, and congratulations on achieving 10, 000 views! I like your newbie tips, particularly the ones on the need to follow others not just to get followers, and the need to make valuable comments.

      I got accepted for AdSense with 10 hubs the first time I applied. Thanks for sharing.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Space Shanty!

      Thanks so much for dropping by and for sharing the news! Well done and congrats to you! :) It does feel great doesn't it? 10,000 views is a huge number for any writer online so give yourself a pat on the back. Keep writing those hubs, and the traffic and earnings will come and continue to climb. I'm glad this info helped, the best way to get a passive income is to get as much search traffic as you possibly can.

      I can't wait till I get 100,000 views either, I hope to reach it soon. It should probably take another few months until I reach it. I'm definitely looking forward to that milestone!

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi peachpurple!

      It's nice to see you, thank you very much for reading this and for leaving your insightful comments. Right now, I have about 54 hubs and I am still getting the same amount of traffic as I did with 36 (Traffic is not great for me at the moment but Summer is my peak time so hopefully it should really pick up for me then). Don't worry on your traffic though, you are still doing great! :) I suggest writing more hubs with an emphasis on keyword research, try searching for titles with the keyword tool and that should help your search traffic. However, you have some very interesting hubs and they use very effective keywords. I strongly suggest that you post your question/problem in the forums to get some tips and insight into how you can improve your traffic, there are so many experienced Hubbers out there who are willing to help. I know I'm not an experienced Hubber but I would suggest that you should keep writing more hubs or try out different niches (they could bring you more traffic than the current niches you write in).

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      SpaceShanty 3 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi, I just reached 10,000 views a few days ago and it feels great! The info in this Hub really helped. Can't wait until you hit 100,000 views!

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      peachy 3 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      getting 250-400 views per day with 36 hubs are truly amazing. I get 250 views for 101 hubs. Poor me.

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      Susan W 3 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Fiona!

      Thanks so much for commenting on this hub, I really appreciate it. I'm glad that you found this informative and I hope you got some tips from it. Yes, being active here on HP does result in some traffic and comments. Building a large amount of followers that read your work will also get you some traffic. The best is Google traffic, for me.

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      Fiona 3 years ago from South Africa

      Very informative, thanks - I was not sure whether or not social bookmarking was working - I got some traffic from Pinterest and Stumbleupon but most from Google. I have noticed that being active on hub pages in terms of interacting with other hubbers does impact traffic.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi hazelwood4,

      Nice to see you here and thanks for reading, I really am glad that you enjoyed it. I hope you will use the tips here to your advantage so you can increase your search traffic. Thanks for the vote up and I'm looking forward to seeing you again! ~ Susan W.

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      hazelwood4 4 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

      Congratulation on the success you have been having here on, Hubpages. I really enjoyed reading your articles, and I also gave it a up vote too.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      susi10

      I reread your Hub and realized a couple of things that I did not the first time. I will probably be back again. The Examiner-1

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi The Examiner,

      Thanks for dropping by, I really appreciate your visit! I am very happy that you learned a lot from this hub, I hope your search traffic will increase, you have some awesome hubs about birds! Yes, HP is definitely my favourite writing site, it is the best for getting traffic too, thank you for presenting your research, I have found it interesting.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi jkhosa,

      Thanks for reading this, I sure hope that you try the Keyword Tool, it will really help boost your search traffic if you know how to use it correctly! I appreciate you stopping by, thanks again.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      susi10

      I agree about HP. I have done some research comparing HP with other writing 'sources' and read about problems with them but HP was listed on the BBB.

      This Hub was very interesting and intriguing. I learned quite a bit from it.

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      jkhosa 4 years ago

      I haven't tried the google keyword tool yet, it looks like a good idea. Thanks and great article btw

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi peachwithasmile,

      Thank you for reading and commenting, I hope this hub helped you. Using keywords and some strategy will increase your traffic big time. I also see you have joined the August Hub Challenge, see you there!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi CraftytotheCore!

      I appreciate your visit and thanks for the comments, they mean a lot. I'm glad you now know what keywords mean, I didn't know either a few months ago. Keywords are essential to gaining search traffic. Type in your hub idea in the Google Keyword Tool (now known as the Keyword Planner, but works the same way) and see;

      Does it have good search traffic?

      Does it have a decent CPC? (no point writing for something with a CPC of $0.007 and little searches.

      I hope these tips will help you for your next hub. Thanks again, Crafty!

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      peachwithasmile 4 years ago from Wilmington, Ohio

      I have been on this site for over a year and still don't have the hang of this. This article was quite helpful and I plan to use what I can to see if I can improve myself.

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      CraftytotheCore 4 years ago

      Excellent advice! I've been wondering what key words mean. I haven't quite figured that out yet. So thank you for explaining it here.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi SuzieCat,

      Thanks for reading, I'm glad you found the ideas and tutorials useful!

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      suziecat7 4 years ago from Asheville, NC

      Lots of great ideas and tidbits here. Great Hub.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Marsha,

      I tried Squidoo for myself a few weeks ago, by writing a couple of search friendly lenses, which were keyword researched. It got zero views on all of them, yes, zero! I think it is only possible to make some money on Squidoo by writing about 400 lenses. So, instead of leaving my lenses there, I unpublished them and shipped them off here to HP. They are getting lots of views each day, more than 50 a day! Growth here on HP, is slow but is still increasing for me. I believe this site is on the up again, post Google Panda.

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      Marsha Musselman 4 years ago from Michigan, USA

      Thank you for the suggestions on further ways to check my statistics. Seems a bit time-consuming, but worth it in the end to see where one's readers come from.

      Even though you equate HubPages to squidoo, I never made any money on squidoo whereas I did make a little on videojugpages and even more on ehow.com Looking forward to doing better here until I can move things to my own website, which I don't expect to happen for several more years to come.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Marsha,

      Thanks for reading, I hope you found it useful. Since you have written for eHow, Squidoo and videojugpages,com, I am sure you have a lot of experience regarding writing on content sites. The same applies to HubPages as it does to Squidoo, and is one of the best places to write online. It has a Page Rank of 6, which means Google thinks very highly of this site. Yes, provided you do a little keyword research and some SEO, you will start to get search traffic provided you write in a non-saturated topic. This may not seem possible but it definitely is. Poetry and short stories are not as search friendly as informative hubs and How To's.

      For even more specialised stats, try using Google Analytics if you haven't done so already. It really targets what websites are referring to you, what keywords people use to find your site, time they spend on your hubs and so much more. My advice to you is to keep writing search-friendly hubs, the more you have, the more traffic you will get. I am looking forward to seeing your progress here on HP, don't give up! Thanks for pinning, voting up and for the feedback, I appreciate it.

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      Marsha Musselman 4 years ago from Michigan, USA

      I can't even begin to imagine 10k in views although I know it's something that can be done.

      Regarding adsense, I came to hubpages with an account that I was able to begin using immediately. It maybe has something to do with other places the author has written and not just writing hubs? I got my account when I wrote for videojugpages.com. Before, they had both a video site and an article site, they have since changed and eliminated all the article portion and only do videos once again. I was able to retain my adsense account to use here as well.

      I've been reading a few related hubs in the last couple of hours and I'm not sure whether it was you or another hubber that said organic traffic should begin about six weeks after signing up and writing our first hubs. I am looking forward to seeing that happen.

      I only just saw the section where we can look at our own stats on each hub yesterday, and I still need to study that a bit more. I think it's great that it shows which web sites the traffic comes from or if it's mainly from specific hubbers here as well.

      Voted up, useful and pinning as well.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Ron,

      Thanks for commenting and sharing your thoughts. Welcome to HubPages! Yes, commenting on others' hubs is a great way to gain readership, but it will not really result in organic traffic in the long run. To get organic traffic, use the Keyword Tool and write more hubs. You may have a long way to go, but provided you start writing hubs and participating in the community, you should start seeing traffic within a few weeks. You will definitely reap the fruit in the long run!

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      RonDavy 4 years ago

      Interesting article and very inspiring too. Maybe the organic traffic will all help us by participating in each others post. I am new at HB and I know that it is a long way to go but I have to make a step at a time like a farmer that sows his seeds for the hope of reaping the fruits from it's trees over time. That is the picture I am seeing right now.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Writer Fox,

      Thank you for reading and commenting, and for the follow. One of the main goals in making any hub get traffic is search engines and I completely agree, if a hub does not rank well, it's a goner. While you still may get traffic from social media, bookmarking sites and Pinterest, Google is always the one to go for. I think I will link your SEO Tutorial hub to this one, so new writers can understand SEO a little better. Thanks for dropping by!

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Congratulations on reaching this milestone! I agree with you completely that one of the main goals should be to get traffic from the Google search engine. If a Hub doesn't make it there, it's lost its way. I wish you continued success on this platform.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Anna,

      Thanks for reading and welcome to HubPages! You are off to a great start already, with a profile picture, bio and two hubs, well done! As a new writer, I felt the same as you, that it would be impossible to achieve views, milestones etc, but provided you write good hubs, you will start getting search traffic. It is most definitely possible to achieve 10,000 views no doubt, the only thing is that you will have to work hard. I hope my hub has shown to you that it is possible to get traffic here on HP. I would suggest that you should start writing more hubs and after six weeks, start doing some keyword research, you are already an awesome blogger and have your own website so use some of the skills you have learned and apply them to your hubs. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. I love your money saving tips blog, by the way! Thank you for commenting, it means a lot to me! :)

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      Anna Santos 4 years ago from Canada

      Hi susi10,

      Your pointers are extremely helpful for a very fresh hubber like me and I also have the same worries and doubts upon joining. Too scary though that hitting a particular target would be a possibility. Now that you have testified that it is so possible from happening, I will have to follow diligently what you have written here. I thank you for writing this article because it does help me to keep trying. Congratulations!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi pinto11,

      Thanks for reading, glad to see that you found the tips useful, traffic is the key to earnings, so increasing your traffic is going to increase your earnings. You must have plenty of experience here on HP, you were here for 2 years! You have some great medical hubs too, I'll check them out. Thanks for taking the time to comment!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Deepak Chaturvedi,

      Thanks for reading, I'm glad you found the information useful!! When I was a newbie, I was irritated from the lack of statistics from other Hubbers. Hopefully, this hub should solve that problem.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Chitrangada,

      Thank you for the visit, for voting up and for sharing! I really wanted to help new Hubbers through this hub, and I hope I did. Thank you for taking the time to comment!

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      Subhas 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi susi10! This is really very nice to go through all your experience and tips to enhance traffic.

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      Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi,my heart is saying congratulation to you on your achievement and moreover my mind thankful to you for getting such great and useful info.Thanks to share such a good info with open heart.

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      Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      First of all Congratulations on reaching the 10,000 views milestone. It is so thoughtful of you to share your experiences in order to help others, especially the new hubbers.

      Very useful and informative and I am sure many would benefit from this article. All the best and keep it up!

      Thanks for sharing! Voted up and shared!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi kiwinana,

      Thank you for reading this, I hope you will find it useful in the future! Keep writing hubs, you should reach the 1000 views mark within a few weeks.

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      Elsie Hagley 4 years ago from New Zealand

      Gee 10,000 views in three months, congratulations, that's looking good to me, with none.

      I like the way you write, will be back to read more.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Millionaire Tips,

      Thank you for the congratulations and for commenting.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi boundarybathrooms,

      Thank you for the great comments! Well done, you should reach the 10,000 views mark soon, I am looking forward to it!

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      Congrats on 10,000 views. I wish you the best on your next 10,000 and onwards!

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      Thomas Mulrooney 4 years ago from Colne, Lancashire, UK

      Congrats! I'm not far off reaching 10,000, finally, so fingers crossed I cross that magical mark soon :-)

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi SpaceShanty,

      Thank you so much for following me, I had a good laugh from your comment. :) You'll see I followed you too.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi ologsinquito,

      Thank you for reading and for following me!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi TIMETRAVELER2,

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Wow, well done on your 66,000 views and counting, that's amazing! Yes, it is suprising that I didn't reach payout with the views I get each day but perhaps I need to monetize my hubs a bit better. I should add a few more Amazon capsules to my hubs that get search traffic, that should generate a little more earnings. Thank you for sharing your experience, I have found that very useful.

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      SpaceShanty 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      You can make that 10,001 views one more follower!

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      ologsinquito 4 years ago from USA

      Congratulations and may your success snowball.

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      thanks a lot for offering me your kind help , definitely i would love to seek your guidance regarding every matter that i find difficult to handle alone, as i am finding you as a genius and and very nice person with an extremely friendly attitude, thanks a lot and million blessings at each step Susi dear!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Dreamhowl,

      Thank you for reading and commenting. I completely agree, reaching 10,000 views does make you feel awesome, I will be trying even harder from now to increase my traffic. I am glad you found the instructions about how to find the keywords tool useful, looking forward to your next hub!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi passionate77,

      Thank you so much for the fantastic comments! I am very happy, because you found it useful and that it helped you. If you need a little help with optimising your hubs, drop me an e-mail via my profile page, I will answer any questions you may have!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi harmony155,

      Thank you for commenting and reading! The hub that gets approx 150 views a day is a hub that I have optimised using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. It used to get very little views a day, but after finding some low-competition keywords, it is getting much more views. It is in a low competition niche, I hope that helps.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Rock nj,

      Thank you for the gread advice. I will definetely be following your advice, as Google rqnks you a lot higher if you have ,ore backlinks pointing towards your hub. Having more backlinks will increase PageRank. I will be trying out a little guest blogging soon, as you are allowed to include a link or two to your hubs or websites. For now, I will focus my attention on writing more hubs and keyword research, and I will build more backlinks in the future. Thanks again for your wonderful advice, I will most definetely be following it.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Paul Kuehn,

      Thank you so much for reading this hub and for voting up, tweeting and sharing! Sorry for the delay in replying, my internet was not working that well in the past day or two. I am glad you found the tutorial about how to use the Google Adwords Tool, I find that extremely useful in targeting particular traffic from Google. Thank you again for the great comment!

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      TIMETRAVELER2 4 years ago

      Congratulations. You have done very well, indeed. It took me much longer to hit 10,000 views, but it was a great feeling! You are getting very good page views, but I am surprised you have not yet achieved payout with so many, but it will come. Make sure you monetize your hubs correctly to help yourself do better. I have been here 19 months now and am at 66,000 views and counting, but payout only comes every three months as I seem to just miss it by a few dollars that second month! It works differently for each person, but money was never my goal. I have learned a great deal here, and can see that you will too...so keep up the good work and enjoy the kudos...you have earned it!

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      Jessica Marello 4 years ago from United States

      Congrats on reaching 10,000 views! It's a great milestone to reach and makes you feel awesome. There is a lot of good information in your hub, especially in regards to google's keyword tool. I do use it at times but have never felt like I was using it correctly. Your instructions just clicked for me, and I am actually excited to use it for my next hub!

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      passionate77 4 years ago

      Oh my god! what a great and thoroughly informative article enclosing each and every bit of being successful here at hubpages. really enjoyed reading it all through till the end line and got a lot to learn from as well. really it's a thorough guide that any newbie writer or hubber would want to know about. amazing and so great effort Susi. i bookmarked it, well done and million thanks for sharing such great tips but still i have many questions in mind regarding it all. would definitely seek your guidance regarding SEO and many other points. hope you wouldn't mind. thanks in advance once again for such a great sharing, million blessings dear!

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      harmony155 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great work! Just curious, which is your best hub (the one that gets 15o views per day?)

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      John Coviello 4 years ago from New Jersey

      susi10,

      There is some value to creating backlinks to Hubs, beyond the temporary surge in traffic. Google partially ranks pages based on how many other pages are linking to it, so incoming links from high quality sources can help the ranking of a Hub in Google. It does sound like you are using the Google Keywords Tool quite effectively to find the phrases to include in your Hubs, and are doing well in Google rankings, so if that's working and you don't have to spend the time backlinking, then it sounds like a good strategy.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 4 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      susi10,

      Thanks for your detailed explanation of how to use the Google Keywords Tool. I have used it before, but never in as much detail as you have where the CPC is listed. In the three months that you have been on Hubpages, your daily views are about the same as mine for 130 hubs, and I have been on HP for 27 months already!! You are definitely doing something right, and I know you have invested a lot of time and sweat and writing stellar hubs. Hopefully, I'll do better after I retire next year and devote more of my time to Hubpages and/or Blog writing. Voted up and sharing. Also Tweeting.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi hulah cagen,

      Nice to see you, my friend! Thank you for taking the time to read and comment, I am sure you will reach the 10,000 views milestone pretty ssoon.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi KL Klein,

      Thank you so much for reading, I am glad you got some ideas from this hub, I am sure you will find them useful! Thank you for the great comment.

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      hulah cagen 4 years ago

      Wow! susi10 that's an awesome achievement in such a short period of time! Congratulations and there's certainly a lot to be learned from your experiences put on this excellent hub!

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      Krissa Klein 4 years ago from California

      Thank you for taking the time to write about how you got this milestone! You've given me some useful ideas.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi rock_nj,

      Thank you for reading. Here is the answer to your question. My traffic relies completely on search traffic. I am not a fan of promoting links on the internet, I prefer doing some keyword research on the Google Adwords Tool, however it varies from person to person. Thank you for reading!

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      John Coviello 4 years ago from New Jersey

      Congratulations susi10 on reaching the 10K views mark! Do you promote your Hubs by posting links on the Internet or rely only on organic search traffic?

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi ladydeonne,

      Thank you for reading and I am so happy that you found it useful! That's exactly what I aimed it to be, to help Hubbers like you to increase your traffic and your traffic! There are so many depressing articles out there saying that HubPages is a scam etc, but I decided to set the record straight! Your hubs are truly amazing, I am a huge fan of you! Keep writing hubs and I am sure some day you will reach this milestone! Thank you again for such an inspiring comment!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi hmihajlo,

      Thanks for your words of positivity! Welcome to HubPages, by the way and wishing you a great stay! I hope this hub will help you in terms of stats etc. Thanks again for commenting!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi younghopes,

      Thank you so much for reading my hub and for commenting! Do I consider myself as a newbie? In some senses I still do, with still a lot to learn about earnings but on the whole, I don't feel like a complete newbie anymore, I have definitely learned a lot about statistics and SEO. Thank you for your encouragement, younghopes!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi toptendeals,

      Thank you for reading and for sharing your experience about traffic using social media. I completely agree, whilst you get a big burst of traffic, it only lasts for a while and then your traffic goes down again. I suppose the only way to get sustainable traffic is through Google and other search engines.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi CarolynEmerick,

      Thank you for reading, I'm glad you found the AdSense part useful! I had the same questions as you had, although I had ten hubs I still didn't get accepted for AdSense! I wrote more hubs and eventually got accepted with 18 hubs. It really differs from person to person.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Kathryn,

      Thank you for reading, I hope this hub shows just how much success you can have here on HubPages if you are willing to put in the work. You should definitely try out the Google Keywords tool, it will help you get some organic search traffic! You have some excellent hubs, I am sure you will be very successful in the future! I will definitely be charting more of my progress in the future. Thanks for commenting, Kathryn!

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi Hikapo,

      Thank you for the great comment and for the congratulating! I will keep writing more hubs to increase my views and earnings.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi drpennypincher,

      Thank you for reading and commenting, I am glad you found the stats to be useful! When I signed up for HubPages, I had many questions about what stats and traffic I would expect, but couldn't find any good answers. I hope this hub will show newbies what they can achieve on HubPages.

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      Susan W 4 years ago from The British Isles, Europe

      Hi CMHypno,

      Thank you for reading and commenting. Wow, you have over 100,000 views, that is amazing and well done!

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      Deonne Anderson 4 years ago from Florence, SC

      You have accomplished a monumental task in such a short period of time. Thanks for sharing your success story. It helps put everything in focus and is a beacon for us all to follow. I too have been with HP for (3) months but have only(17) featured hubs and a little over 3,500 views. I am shooting for (25) hubs and 5,000 views. Because of other commitments that supplement my income, I am unable to do more than an average of (1) hub per week. I enjoy being a part of the HP community partly because of individuals like you who share the fruits of your success with those of us who are not as successful. Thanks!

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      Hrvoje 4 years ago from Croatia

      Congratulations. You have a great hubs. I wish you much more than 10000 views. Great.

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      Shadaan Alam 4 years ago from India

      What an excellent piece of hub from you Suzie, it really doesn't look like you are a newbie here because the way you have described this hub is simply great, many congrats to you for this achievement, Hope you achieve many more feats like these.

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      Jason Benedict 4 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida

      Congrats on 10,000 views and also getting accepted into AdSense. My biggest traffic is from my self promotions with social media and you are right the traffic never lasts. It's a bid sad seeing those down arrows on your traffic almost every day as your efforts fade.

      Good luck and keep up the good work.

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      Carolyn Emerick 4 years ago

      Thank you for this, you actually answered a lot of questions that I have. People keep just repeating what HP says that you need 10 good hubs before being accepted to AdSense, but I hadn't heard anyone else clarify that it can be a crap shoot and it differs for different people. So again, thanks for clarifying that :-)

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      Kathryn 4 years ago from Manchester, Connecticut

      Congrats, and thanks for sharing this information. I have been here for a few months longer than you, but still haven't utilized the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. I think I'll try it out soon. You are having pretty good success already, and I look forward to seeing your progress in the future. Great job!

      Have a wonderful weekend!

      ~ Kathryn

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      Seet 4 years ago from California

      Keep doing what you are doing. :D

      And congratz on the 10k views!

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      Dr Penny Pincher 4 years ago from Iowa, USA

      Yes, congratulations! I think the specifics on traffic and earnings that you shared will be helpful to new Hubbers.

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      CMHypno 4 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

      Congratulations on reaching 10,000 views, a great achievement in three months. I'm sure it took me a lot longer!