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Hubs that earn me the most money

  1. livelonger profile image94
    livelongerposted 9 years ago

    I finally got around to setting up URL channels for my top 20 hubs in terms of traffic, to learn which ones are earning me the most money a couple of weeks ago. The results are pretty surprising.

    I'm earning about $110-120 per month now on AdSense alone (Amazon & eBay are much, much smaller), so a little over a dollar per hub per month. Naturally, some hubs get virtually no traffic or money, while a handful are the clear breadwinners.

    13 Hubs generated about half of my revenue for the past few weeks. Here are the top earners:

    1) Aronia berry - This goes in the "medium traffic and high ($30+) eCPM" category. It has the highest eCPM of any of my Hubs. Since it's health/diet-related, that's not surprising. This is my highest-earning hub by far...about triple the earnings of #2.

    2) DNA genealogy test comparison - A "low-traffic but high eCPM" hub. Also health-related, which explains the high eCPM.

    3) Painkillers for a herniated disc - Almost the same traffic and eCPM levels as #2. Also health-related.

    4) How to call London from the US - A surprise! This hub came from a Request, and took me about 5 minutes to create. It's a "high-traffic but low eCPM" hub; the eCPM is about a tenth of the aronia one, but traffic in terms of page views is more than double.

    5) Gaydar secrets - Very similar to #4: another high-traffic but low-eCPM example.

    You might be surprised to see that my two highest-traffic Hubs are not in this list: my make-your-own-yogurt and free-tattoo-idea hubs. The reason? The eCPM for both is abysmally low.

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      terrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I think your onto something here that you should most definitely capitalise on. You could most certainly own all the first three pages of Google for that term. The competition is very low. Also, the adsense ads served are not specifically aronia berry but similar, such as cancer treatment and others.

      We all know cancer treatment is a very high paying keyword.

      I would think with a little thought, the fact you have your hub at page 1, that you could expand on this idea.

      Niche sites are exactly what you have, a page with a keyword that is easy to be well ranked for.

    2. Benson Yeung profile image71
      Benson Yeungposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, that's interesting and helpful.

  2. Milla Mahno profile image70
    Milla Mahnoposted 9 years ago

    Thank you for sharing! This is definitely something to ponder about smile

  3. Ryan Hupfer profile image66
    Ryan Hupferposted 9 years ago

    Wow, very interesting stats on all of your Hubs - has anyone else tried to set up channels like this to see which of your Hubs are really pulling the in the money?

    If any of you would like to learn how to do this, there is a great Hub that was published about it:


    Also, I should not that it's the #1 result on Google when searching 'Setting up AdSense Channels'. smile

    1. Dottie1 profile image71
      Dottie1posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the link Ryan.  I've been wanting to learn how to do that. smile

    2. weblog profile image56
      weblogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing. It's an easy how-to smile

    3. embitca profile image87
      embitcaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Ryan, thanks for the link to my hub. I hope folks find it helpful. And I had no idea it was the #1 result on Google. That's great smile

      Over the Thanksgiving period, my pumpkin cheesecake recipe hub ended up making the most Adsense money due to its massive traffic in the days leading up to Thanksgiving. What's funny though is all of the ads are completely irrelevant... they are all diet ads! Or maybe they are relevant... after eating all that cheesecake I'm going to need to go on a diet LOL

  4. Christoph Reilly profile image72
    Christoph Reillyposted 9 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this info.  It is very helpful, though I still need to learn how to find the eCPM, etc.  Thanks for sharing (and thanks for the link, Ryan)!

  5. Patty Inglish, MS profile image92
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 9 years ago

    Thanks very much for this good information, LiveLonger and Ryan. I will put it to use!  It's exciting!

  6. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    Hey Em, have not seen you for ages! Hope you are ok, and Merry Xmas smile

    1. embitca profile image87
      embitcaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am good! I am in Florida right now, doing my annual migration for the winter. Internet access at the resorts I'm staying at will be intermittent until January. Hopefully I can get some new hubs done then. Until then, I'll be by the pool *g*

      Merry XMas to you too!

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Cool! Glad for you and hope I can do similar things one day smile

  7. guidebaba profile image58
    guidebabaposted 9 years ago

    Nice and Useful Information. Thanks for sharing everyone.

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      terrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Maybe he shared too much:-


      1. guidebaba profile image58
        guidebabaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Hey ! Thanks for promoting my hub.

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          terrygposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          My pleasure.

      2. livelonger profile image94
        livelongerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks terryg. Hopefully people can visit this paraphrased version of my hub and give it a thumbs-down for its plagiarism.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image60
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          LOL -  Guidebaba - will you never learn? big_smile

          Visited, laughed and thumbed down lol

          Meanwhile I wanted to share my current "best" hubs as far as earnings -

          I know a lot of people do not have a great deal of success with Amazon, but my 3 biggest earners this month are all from Amazon earnings. Between them so far over $500 -


          They are usually good for about $250 a month, but I guess everyone was looking for inexpensive gifts this year smile There are a few bits and pieces from other hubs, but this is my far and away the bulk of it. These are the three hubs -


          1. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
            B.T. Evilpantsposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            And here I was, getting all proud of my $1.67 for this year LOL! That's awesome, Mark!

            1. Mark Knowles profile image60
              Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              LOL - Thanks. I have plenty of hubs at the other end of the scale, but these work pretty well. smile

  8. Dame Scribe profile image60
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Wow! such an awesome bunch of people here! I been reading posts and just love your personalities! hope you don't mind my browsing, smile thank you for sharing the info, it's going to help all us newbies tongue lol

  9. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 9 years ago

    LOL Did with pleasure big_smile

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Mark or other experienced hubbers:

    I went through some of my hubs yesterday and 'optimized' them like I've seen others do--added amazon book listings (many, since a lot of mine are kind of bookish or art geared anyway) and products available, etc., plus added promotional links saying, "if you liked this article, see:"  within my own hubs.

    Last night, my author rating was 95, now it is 90!  Seems like a very big drop.  Is it maybe because now I'm being overly promotional or something? 

    Any advice--and also any advice on making Amazon produce?  That seems like a natural for me--but so far--only 4% referral and no buys.

    smile  Thanks for any help offered.

    1. Mark Knowles profile image60
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you can put everything down to your own actions. As far as I can tell the personal hubber score is the hubpages equivalent of grading on a curve. This there is usually one 100, a couple of 99s, a few 98s, more 97s  and so on. So you could drop in score if a bunch of people who write about Christmas recipes get a lot of traffic about now get extra traffic and their score goes up. big_smile

      I worked out what it took to get to 100, and have not worried about it since. I do not think it makes any difference unless you drop below a certain level that means all your outgoing links are tagged nofollow. big_smile

      I just left links to several hubs I wrote that do well with Amazon.Take a look at the hubs I mentioned and feel free to copy the way they work. I won't be offended lol

      1. Misha profile image75
        Mishaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Mark, they are doing very good. You have some pretty sick stats over there, trust me smile

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    Leta Sposted 9 years ago

    Thank you, MK!  I'll take a look.

    I'm wondering if it is also because I write about art photos and books some--once a starving artist you know....  smile 

    (Eh, I adjust!)


  12. Research Analyst profile image85
    Research Analystposted 9 years ago

    thanks for the information about the adsense channels, I have been wanting to know which of my top hubs are making me the most money as well. always learning new things. smile