I'm just watching the views tick up and hitting refresh! *yawn* I need to go to bed... but I know I'll miss it if I do!
Reflection on my Then & Now....
No one could have told me how to make good hubs. It was something I had to figure out on my own, and I'm still figuring it out even now. The numbers that some people get on their pages is 20 or 30 times what my best pages get per day, but I can definitely say I've honed the skill.
Everyone says to write what you love but also write to fill a gap in the internet... I think that each person has to take time and figure out what their specialty is. What do you know that is "niche" knowledge?
I didn't know any of my knowledge was "niche" until I put up a hub and realized it was #3 on google page 1!
On the other hand, something I thought was pretty specific knowledge doesn't do well because the search results are saturated with product placement.
Just keep making hubs, and pretty soon you'll happen across a topic you know a lot about, that also garners good views. I must say that I think it's 90% chance and guesswork until you find the first "sweet word" that gets you up in Google. But from that one keyword, you'll realize there's a genre of untapped ideas just waiting for you.
Anyway, that's just my 2 cents
Typing away wasting time until I hit my 10k and go to bed!
Look in 'My Account' (then the list of your hubs in total is shown). If you go to the column relating to views marked 'ever', you will see the cumulative total views for all your hubs at the top of the column.
We all have aways to go-- but I think you have started out the same way most of us have. Funny thing, though, sometimes the rules seem to change. On the other hand--- that's life. We learn, things change, we adapt. It's all good. Welcome to HP. Hope you will stick around and enjoy the ride.
Rochelle, Thank you so much. I take you words as a huge compliment coming from such a seasoned Hubber. Yes, I do plan on sticking around, I love it it here. Though I am starting to wonder if there is some kind of HubPage addiction condition, because I am finding myself having a very hard time staying away! So many people have so much to say. Thanks again for the support.
Tealparadise, I'm glad I'm not the only one with an addiction. I was hoping that the passion wouldn't die after being here a while, but after seeing your accomplishment, I am only reassured. Congratulations again!
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