Just saw a hubber with 10 million views

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  1. seanorjohn profile image71
    seanorjohnposted 11 years ago

    This hubber has 10 million views and just 15 hubs. He or she doesn't even bother explainining who /he she/ is on profile page. Writes about stuff like iphones. Are we all missing a trick. Do you think this person could be making serious dosh?

    1. Californialaw profile image61
      Californialawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty sure I see whats going on

      First of all, he's full of BS. Not sure what he's trying to build his hubpage for but basically hes ranking high for iphone 6 which, of course many apple lovers will enthusiastically search for.

      Since it  almost looks like a real article, i'm sure lots of people read it through. If you see the comments it fooled a lot of people but anyone with any familiarity with apple would know they would never pre-release so much information- nor would they ever release a product in only the color red.

      Even the photo is bogus and is either a 4s or 4 with the screen replaced with a red one. It only costs about $100 to do and when people realized how easy iphone screens were to break many manufacturers made fun colored screens as alternatives to the OEM ones. A lot of iphone shops in LA have been changing out the screen color for a few years now.

      He's not a fantastic writer with some unknown skill or method we can learn from, he's basically writing about the mayan apocalypse because he knows people will search heavily for the information and will land on it- regardless if its true or not.

      1. Californialaw profile image61
        Californialawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        And since theres little information right now about the iphone 6 hes probably getting people linking to him referencing his article. But I mean even just reading his tone (and the fact that hes writing on hubpages and not a tech site) makes it obvious he was just trying to rig the system to get hits

        Sorry, not trying to be mean or burst anyones bubble but the iphone article is a blatant fake. Although maybe a somewhat clever one for easy traffic and ad impressions

        1. rebekahELLE profile image86
          rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          He's simply jumping on a trend.  I wouldn't call it rigging the system. There's enough info out that he can write this kind of article. Just because someone uses HP to generate traffic doesn't mean they don't have other sites that they write on.
          I've jumped on a trend before, and it's a great way to rank high and bring in traffic.  It doesn't last forever, obviously.

          1. Californialaw profile image61
            Californialawposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Well its the fact that hes blatantly lying in a lot of it that bugs me- not that hes writing on something thats very relevant. The whole red iphone bit...it could do without the *very* obvious lies.

            Pointing to a converted iphone 4 and saying its a 6 is pretty blatant IMHO

        2. Pearldiver profile image67
          Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Good on you for that...

          It's just the same 'great' writing and traffic style that other incredibly blatant BS writers like ( writers dot HP ) - who have now probably passed the 100 Mil mark for scam hubs that were effectively written to rip off Google!  Of course, this sort of stuff shouldn't affect us at all... surely Google and co don't lump we 'real' writers in with dross do they???  roll

          Because I Live is another with over 10 Mil and very few hubs.... but then working a niche and having malicious links on my stuff probably helped also... smile

          Believe.... it's NOT all about good kw research etc.... it's been about the links that have been supporting the moggies and who the moggies really are!!  sad

          1. IzzyM profile image86
            IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, it could look as if the system has been played well.

            I checked some of those hubs out. None of them are outstanding in their writing/ingenuity/originality etc.

            None of them are bad, either.

            They all suffer from a huge amount of backlinks, making them rank high in the search engines.

            Just goes to show, the old ways still work, but if artificial backlinks were created to boost the hubs, then you run the risk of HP unpublishing your content, unless it is making them money.

            We could all learn lessons from this!

            1. Pearldiver profile image67
              Pearldiverposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              I wouldn't want to lower my writing standards and/or ethics to even consider such an opportunity to be such a moggy.... far too honest for that mate!  smile

  2. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 11 years ago

    A CPM of just 4 would be 40K I believe...

  3. profile image64
    cariegposted 11 years ago

    That's just incredible. Can you post a link to one of their hubs? I'm sure we can all learn a lot from this person.

  4. Marisa Wright profile image84
    Marisa Wrightposted 11 years ago

    Bear in mind that even if he has only 15 Hubs now, he may have had many more in previous years.

    After the first Panda update decimated HubPages' traffic in early 2011, HubPages made a LOT of rule changes.  Unfortunately they were poorly communicated, and introduced piecemeal.  The result was that Hubbers had to revise their Hubs multiple times, to comply with each new rule as it was issued.  HubPages set tight deadlines for compliance: if Hubs weren't fixed within a couple of weeks, they were unpublished.   Keeping up with those changes was difficult (if not impossible) for those with large portfolios, and many of our most successful Hubbers simply gave up, deleted their hundreds of Hubs and moved them elsewhere. 

    I'm guessing the person you mention is in that category.  You're not allowed to link to your own Hubs in the forums, but it's perfectly OK to link to someone else's, so please do so!

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I am not sure on this Marisa, because in the past when I deleted hubs I noticed their total views appeared to be deducted from my overall total views. I am not sure this is the case if you only unpublish them though.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image84
        Marisa Wrightposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That's interesting!   I never pay much attention to my stats here, so I wouldn't know.

        1. CMHypno profile image82
          CMHypnoposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          I've deleted scores of hubs Marisa and the traffic scores are deducted from the total

  5. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    Or it is someone who ranks high for premium search words and knows how to generate high social media traffic.
    Check out Clandestine who has 15 hubs with over 10M views.  His hub on the iphone 6 has serious social media traffic.

    1. seanorjohn profile image71
      seanorjohnposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Yes Clandestine was the hubber I came across. Perhaps he deleted many of his hubs as some have suggested.

      1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
        mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        It is more likely he either genuinely got the traffic on those 5 hubs, or that he has only 'unpublished' the others as opposed to 'deleting' them. If he had deleted them their total views will be deducted from his overall total views. However, that is not to say that HP will remove his accolade for 10 million views if he deleted the hubs, because I still have an accolade that says I have published at least 300 hubs, but I moved and deleted a number of hubs since I received that accolade, and now have well under 300.

      2. aa lite profile image85
        aa liteposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        His accolades only go up to "published 10 hubs".  I think the next accolade is 50, I am pretty sure that when you remove hubs it doesn't affect the accolades, so I think he's never had 50 hubs. 

        The 10 million views were over 3 years, it just shows you the amazing potential of the internet if you know how to play the system.

  6. Rain Defence profile image79
    Rain Defenceposted 11 years ago


  7. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 11 years ago

    If you look at the hub for the iphone that this seems to be about then you cannot help but notice how much social network promotion it appears to have received... tweets - 1,010, 11K Facebook Likes. It was simple to find by looking for a comment left by the OP on the hub.

  8. seanorjohn profile image71
    seanorjohnposted 11 years ago

    Wow Misty, you really know your stuff. Hope things are going well for you. You write well and always give great advice and info.

    1. mistyhorizon2003 profile image90
      mistyhorizon2003posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      lol, not really, I just learned this stuff as I experienced it for myself, a bit like learning to use a computer for the first time and the endless hours of frustration that go with it. smile

  9. Jay Samson profile image56
    Jay Samsonposted 11 years ago

    10 million views with only 15 hubs? That's so unbelievable. I would feel better about his "accomplishment" if it didn't involved shoddy article information.

  10. MomsTreasureChest profile image84
    MomsTreasureChestposted 11 years ago


  11. brakel2 profile image74
    brakel2posted 11 years ago

    He has a hub on how to cure Aids. That's good for a million views. How aggravating.

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