300,000 Views and Counting!!!

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  1. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    I just reached 300,000 views yesterday, May 19th, 2014, on my 101 hubs that are left after I deleted almost half of them a couple of years ago. My decision to remove certain hubs was based on Google's Panda issues back at that time. I really think those hubs were pulling the others down, since the traffic from Google picked up after I cleaned house.

    1. RachaelOhalloran profile image85
      RachaelOhalloranposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      congrats!

    2. Christy Kirwan profile imageSTAFF
      Christy Kirwanposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Well done! smile

    3. Katrina1981 profile image78
      Katrina1981posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Awesome!!  I'm a newbie.  Hopefully, I can reach that status one day!  Happy Hubbing!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Welcome to HubPages Katrina. I just read and commented on your hub on trauma and found it very interesting. Twelve hubs in two weeks and all featured! That's quite an achievement!

    4. Quilligrapher profile image85
      Quilligrapherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/8977826_f248.jpg
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/6919429.jpg

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you Quill. Good to see you around. Can't believe it's already been two years since we had our local HubPages meetups.

    5. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Glenn   I found this interesting because I have constantly fought with myself about removing my lower performing hubs so that I can eventually have fewer niches.  When you "cleaned house" what parameters did you use?  I'd really like to know.  Thanks...and congrats on having the guts to make this happen for yourself!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Matt Cutts explained in Google's webmaster blog that low quality pages on a site can pull down the ranking of the entire site. So I had to determine which of my hubs were hurting the rest when Panda was first released.

        I start by looking at the total views from when I first publish a hub. If it's picking up. I wait patiently. If not, I try to figure out what's wrong.

        Determining what's low quality is not easy. Poor performance could be due to mismatched keywords or other SEO issues. So it takes some research and analysis using Google Analytics.

        As I mentioned earlier, deleting hubs is the last straw after ruling out all other issues. So do everything else first, including updating and adding content to existing hubs.

        I discovered that Google likes it when articles are updated, if done right. It can bring new life to underperforming hubs.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Glenn  I always check out the competition.  If it is too high, I know why my well written hub is getting low views and will never get high ones...so I delete!  I had some good ones on Breast Cancer awhile back, but they just could not compete with medical articles about that subject...so off they went!

          1. Glenn Stok profile image98
            Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            That's right. I have discovered the same thing with medical related articles. There's too much competition in that field. The only solution that may work to some degree is to write about personal experiences. People do search for that type of information. Hope you're okay.

  2. starme77 profile image68
    starme77posted 4 years ago

    congrats smile

  3. Rock_nj profile image92
    Rock_njposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Glenn!  You are an excellent writer.

  4. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, Glenn. That's a great statistic!

  5. Writer Fox profile image50
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/8968787_f248.jpg

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image100
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Neat-O. I am crawling ever so slowly towards 100K. It might be a few more months but I'll get there!!!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      You'll get there before you know it. And an Accolade will be waiting for you! smile

  7. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    RachaelOhalloran, Christy Kirwan, starme77, Rock_nj, AliciaC, and Writer Fox, Thanks so much for your compliments.

  8. RTalloni profile image87
    RTalloniposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations, and thanks for input re the action you took.

  9. Suzanne Day profile image94
    Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations! I am also working towards 100k. Might have to clean out my own house, there are about 15 hubs that are too short and get no traffic from my early days...

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Suzanne, 

      Don't be too quick to delete your hubs. Not getting traffic does not mean they are lacking quality. It might be a problem with mismatched keywords that Google is picking out of your content. Try to investigate with Google Analytics to see if you can isolate the issue.

      And if you feel they are too short, you may want to add more content to them. When I read old hubs of mine, I usually think of more I can elaborate on that I didn't think of the first time I wrote them. Why not try that?

      When I said I deleted hubs, it was the last straw after ruling out all other issues. Also keep in mind that when you delete hubs, it reduces your total view count by those totals. It took me that much longer to build that up again. 

      Hope that helps.

      1. Suzanne Day profile image94
        Suzanne Dayposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Glenn. These are hubs I have nothing of value to add to, I don't even like them anymore. But I will check their views before deleting and if they're under 500 views for their lifetime of 3 years, then they're really not worth worrying about keeping. Probably best way is to unpublish, see what happens, then decide.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          That's what I do too Suzanne. I look at the total views from the start and that becomes part of my decision criteria.

      2. PegCole17 profile image94
        PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Glenn, congratulations on this milestone. That is impressive.
        I wonder if traffic views are counted on unpublished hubs?
        smile

        1. Glenn Stok profile image98
          Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Peg, Yes. I had left unpublished hubs a while before completing them and the traffic views are included in HP's totals during the unpublished time period. But those views are obviously only my own. Google Analytics is much more accurate since I can block my own views from the total count.

          1. PegCole17 profile image94
            PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Oh, Glenn. I meant to question whether hub views on unpublished hubs remain in the total count. If so, it would be valuable just to un publish rather than delete those views from our grand totals.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image98
              Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Peg - I never unpublished a published hub and left it that way. So I don't know if the totals get removed in that case. In my prior reply I was referring to unpublished hubs that were not yet ever published.

              I only know for sure that the totals get deducted when we fully delete a hub. Maybe someone else can chime in with the answer.

  10. MsDora profile image94
    MsDoraposted 4 years ago

    Congratulations!  That's an impressive number.  Enjoy the journey forward.

  11. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 4 years ago

    Good for you, Glen, your strategy worked to your advantage. Congratulations on an impressive milestone!

  12. GmaGoldie profile image77
    GmaGoldieposted 4 years ago

    Congrats! You are an inspirations for us all! Thank you so much for sharing!

  13. Glenn Stok profile image98
    Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

    RTalloni, Suzanne Day, MsDora, janshares, GmaGoldie -- Wow! Thank you every one of you for those nice comments.

    1. Damanee Bailey profile image61
      Damanee Baileyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Can you give us some tips on how to reach that number of viewership?

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Damanee, I see you're new here. When I was just starting out the views were next to nothing for me. Give it time. Keep up the good work and don't get discouraged by a slow start. It took me a year before I even made enough to get my first payout. Now it's every month. You'll get there too. Welcome to HubPages.

  14. brakel2 profile image78
    brakel2posted 4 years ago

    Congrats Glenn. I am only getting close to 100,000. Your writing is fantastic, and you should be very proud of your contributions to the site. You have helped me with questions needing answers and about authorship.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Audrey, for such a wonderful testimonial.

  15. PhilAvent profile image74
    PhilAventposted 4 years ago

    Congrats, that's a milestone to be proud of. I'm new here with one lonely hub so I'm looking forward to my first 100 views.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Phil, Welcome to HubPages. I just read your first hub and you did a great job. It was a fun read.

  16. Vvitta profile image59
    Vvittaposted 4 years ago

    What a huge number! This is a motivation for me to word harder at producing better hubs. I a also wondering about your comment of removing weak hubs leading to increasing traffic on other hubs. Why does this happen? Anyone care to explain??

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Actually it's not such a huge number. Take a look at Writer Fox, he has over 800,000.

      The reason why I removed my poor performing hubs and why it helped increase overall traffic is based on Google's algorithm. Matt Cutts explained in Google's webmaster blog that low quality pages on a site can pull down the ranking of the entire site. That's why it helped to remove them.

      The decision to determine what's low quality is a difficult one. Many times an article is not doing well for other SEO reasons and not quality in and of itself. So it takes some research using Webmaster tools and keyword analysis. I'm no expert, but I do my best with what I learn.

  17. IJR112 profile image61
    IJR112posted 4 years ago

    That's big-time!  Congrats!

    1. Damanee Bailey profile image61
      Damanee Baileyposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I am new to hubpages....... the amount of views is calculated intto earnings?

      1. Glenn Stok profile image98
        Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Earnings is based on Google AdSense and the HubPages Ad Program. See http://hubpages.com/faq/#royalties

    2. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks.

  18. liesl5858 profile image88
    liesl5858posted 4 years ago

    Well done and congratulations, Glenn Stok for your 300,000 views. I think that is an awesome achievement for you in Hubpages.

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, Linda. And I just enjoyed reading your poem about your garden paradise.

  19. susi10 profile image98
    susi10posted 4 years ago

    Congratulations Glenn! That is a fantastic achievement, on such few hubs too. I reached 100,000 views a while back but my daily traffic has decreased by 50% because of the latest Panda algorithm change. I don't know what to do; write more hubs or try to add more content to my current hubs. I hope that my traffic will pick up soon.

    300,000 is a huge number, only worthy of the best. 
    I wish you many more! smile

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the well-wishes Susi. I do both... I write new hubs when I have something to write about; and I also add to existing hubs to keep them updated. As for Panda, I had removed many hubs that Panda didn't like so that Google would rank the remaining hubs better. My traffic doubled with half the hubs by doing that.

  20. BeyondGS profile image83
    BeyondGSposted 4 years ago

    Great job! That's quite an accomplishment. I'm hoping that the views I get continue to move up as well. You never can predict which of your hubs will do well until you've done everything you can to update/edit.

    I found that helped my profile views as well cleaning house when needed. Some just needed to be fixed, but others were a lost cause. Keep up the great work!

    1. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Beyond - I get surprises sometimes with my hubs. Just as you said, I see great traffic changes when I least expect it. The thing to do is to take that into account when writing other hubs. Over a period of time we get to learn what brings in the traffic and what doesn't. Thanks for the compliments.

  21. Jeba Princy profile image59
    Jeba Princyposted 4 years ago

    Congrats keep up the good work

  22. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 4 years ago

    Well done-I do wish there was an accolade between 100,000 and a million! It would be nice to celebrate the achievement !

 
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