Dumb questions, How much is good traffic?

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  1. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
    LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years ago

    What would you qualify as "good traffic" is it 100 views? 1000 views? 10,000 views?

    1. LeanMan profile image80
      LeanManposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It depends what you are looking for.....

      Traffic will depend on if people are searching for the subject and if there is a lot of competition for the keywords that you have used.

      So if you have written about something that has many thousands of people searching for it and there is very minimal competition then you could potentially get thousands of views. If however your hub is about something obscure that no one is likely to search for then you will be lucky if you get any views.

      Personally I am happy if hubs hit double or triple figures each day, if only I could get every hub to do it!!

      1. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
        LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Well thanks for responding. I just didn't know exactly what to expect. Ive posted a few now and I guess I need to work more closely regarding key words.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can expect to earn between $2 and $5 per 1,000 views.   If you consider that you could sell a good article for $20 to $30, then you'd want to get around 10,000 views per article to make it worthwhile posting here.   However those views might come over a year or two.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image90
        Rochelle Frankposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        This is a brilliant answer. People are looking for information they can measure for themselves. Marisa is very  HubPage knowledgeable, her information is "spot on" as far as I have seen
        Thousand views seems like a LOT to a new hubber, but once the ball gets rolling  it can add up.  Yes, it take patience-- also work. Everything worthwhile takes both.

      2. electronician profile image79
        electronicianposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Great answer, but personally I don't count a hub as having 'good traffic' till it goes beyond that, because I know that a lot of my hubs will end up only getting a few hundred visits in total, so I need my successful hubs to do well enough to make up for that. I tend to think of anything over 50 visitors per day as good traffic, which I would expect to eventually take me well over 10,000.

    3. literal profile image72
      literalposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Unique visitors are apparently the golden ones they re-visit your pages.

      Read more:


    4. sirama profile image91
      siramaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Your Hub Titles and Hub content looks good.
      However, the age of your hub domain is so young.

      Keep up your good work for at-least 6 months and you will enjoy the traffic automatically. For your topic (so for) each topic in average can get 2-3 view a day. Lat us say in 6 months you have 40 hubs, your estimated traffic may be somewhere around 80 to 120 per day. [This just a guess based on the current competion]

      1. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
        LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for this explanation. You just clarified alot for me in the numbers!

    5. relache profile image72
      relacheposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      How are you defining "good?"

      Depending on the purpose and goal of your Hub, any of the numbers might be considered "good" but that's going to be subjective and vary from person to person.  You need to set goals for your Hub, and then see if you can achieve them, then set new ones.

      I recommend small steps.  Easier to achieve, and smaller goals you hit more often helps more people progress.

    6. literal profile image72
      literalposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I reckon the more the better.  But, I was reading that an average of 150 per day is ideal.  Hubpages counts our traffic scores differently.  Google
      analytics give a better traffic count - sign up with them.

      1. Venkatachari M profile image81
        Venkatachari Mposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        What about getting 10 or 20 views on first day of publication and then views falling to 1 or 2 per day each hub? I have 5 hubs published and total views only upto 150 in 2 months time.

  2. mactavers profile image90
    mactaversposted 9 years ago

    I agree with lean man that trying to find a topic of interest that will be fresh and lasting is the hardest part.  After 3 years, I quit worrying about traffic and have been writing history, biography and travel Hubs.  I only write what I like to write about.  I use Hubs as a test for longer pieces.  I have Hubs that have drawn repeated views every day in double digits and others that do nothing for a couple weeks and then one person reads it and it attracts another spurt of views only to sit dormant again.  So my advice is to see Hubpages as a creative exercise and don't worry about number of views.

  3. Nomascus concolor profile image59
    Nomascus concolorposted 9 years ago

    LaryssaGeorge, my best hub does about a 100 views a day, so for me this qualify as decent traffic. If you can scale that with several hubs then it could look pretty good.

  4. lbsf1 profile image82
    lbsf1posted 9 years ago

    What do you mean by good?

    To the owner of a small buisness just making a living would be seen as good.

    To a large company then they want far more before they see it as "good".

    Personally I get around 20 views a day for all of my hubs combined. This is rubbish compared to many other people. However as I have only been here a month (Profile says 2 years but that is a long story) I'm happy. If I look at my google analytics then I see my traffic is rising steadily week on week so I would say for my current situation 20 views a day is "good"

    1. tsmog profile image85
      tsmogposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am kinda' in the same boat as you are returning as a writer after a hiatus. Also I am satisfied and happy 'today' with the low views compared to the experienced and practiced veterans who continued writing and posting as compared to me. Like Marisa mentioned time is the curing process for reaping rewards for an article.

      So, for myself today an average of twenty or more views a day keeps a smile. A grin arrives with hope for tomorrow, and giggle + giggle comes about with realizing there are more steps to achieve that hope. Some I remember from the past and many with the changes to the business of internet writing need to be re-learned and as many learned.

  5. profile image56
    AlexanderWilloxposted 9 years ago

    Any views are better than no views.  The aim for me has to be to have continuously rising traffic even if just by a little a month.

  6. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
    LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for responding. Im still learning the ins and outs of HP.  Appreciate input!

    I am looking forward to getting enough response and qualifying Hubs to get Adsense. Most importantly I am enjoying the writing outlet and format here.

  7. Rochelle Frank profile image90
    Rochelle Frankposted 9 years ago

    I'm still looking forward to learning the ins and outs-- usually things work well-- but today when I tried to post fan mail to you, everything glitched up. Weekends are the worst, but they are usualy pretty prompt with chasing the net-gremlins away. smile

    1. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
      LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Gremlins love it! I haven't been able to follow anyone until tonight!

  8. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 9 years ago

    Good traffic is traffic that materializes into a monthly pay-out. For me, 2 or 3 digits daily views on a hub is good traffic. My hubs that score over 85 have more chance of attracting good traffic. For me, Pinterest took care of one hub that went viral and gets 3 to 4 digits daily views. Pinning great images to Pinterest and tweaking titles for more Google searchable terms can sometimes instantly boost traffic to a hub.

    I hope this personal experience helps.

  9. profile image50
    andriesbrounposted 9 years ago

    Hello, we can call traffic good if we will get our targeted audience in traffic and their ration will be atleast 70% per month. Traffic should be of our need. We should get more clicks.

  10. suresh mano profile image39
    suresh manoposted 9 years ago

    Unique view is your repeated visitor..if you are getting 1000 views repeatedly , It is really a good traffic

  11. FatFreddysCat profile image93
    FatFreddysCatposted 9 years ago

    I learned a long time ago not to expect hundreds/thousands of hits per day on my stuff because my particular "niche" is fairly narrow. I've reached a point where I'm averaging anywhere from 100-125 hits per day (that's not per Hub, but across all my hubs) with minimal effort from me...which is probably small potatoes to most of ya but it's OK by me.

  12. LaryssaGeorge profile image67
    LaryssaGeorgeposted 9 years ago

    Thank you all for great info. Im sharing more on FB by just sharing my hubaddress seems to have spiked a bit. Also pinned a few on pinterest. I do agree that I need to work on searchable terms and keywords more.
    The community teamwork and advice hear is great!

  13. Alex Addams profile image90
    Alex Addamsposted 9 years ago

    I think it's relative to the amount of traffic that the topic commands based on #1 ranking in Google.

    For example, if you wrote two articles that rank #1 in Google for their key search terms, and one of those articles generates 2,000 views a day and the other only 100, then that's excellent traffic, because you rank #1 for both.

  14. BigBlue54 profile image60
    BigBlue54posted 9 years ago

    Firstly LaryssaGeorge thanks for posting this question. I am trying to get a hang on all of this as well so I have found the information very interesting.

    Secondly the only dumb question is one you should have asked and did not. So, no not a dumb question. smile

  15. Shravan Picsonia profile image59
    Shravan Picsoniaposted 9 years ago

    Don't go with the numbers.

    good traffic = organic traffic = traffic from search engines!

    Work on SEO. It will not only increase traffic but also your earnings!


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