I have been on HubPages about 6 months and have published 39 Hubs. I have a total of 6,352 pageviews, but most interesting to me, one Hub accounts for 882 of them. The Hub, "Eastern Most Point in the US or First to See the Sun Rise, Are They the Same Place" was one I wrote in response to a question. It is kind of a quirky Hub but gets most of its views from Google.
My second best Hub has almost 500 views and it is about our hometown brewery. Again, a little quirky and most of the views have come from Google.
Neither of these topics were topics I ever planned on writing about when I first signed up for HubPages. By accident, I learned about key words and SEO and came to appreciate evergreen Hubs. What it taught me was that a topic that isn't written about much and may not even have a lot of searches, you will do well because most of the searches will come to your Hub because they show up on the first page of a Google search. Even so, you still have to write quality Hubs.
I guess this could have been written into a good Hub, but I am away for the weekend. Maybe it'll be my contribution as my Hub #50.