What's the number on your oldest/first Hub?

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  1. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 4 years ago

    I bet you didn't know that Hubs are numbered in order.

    If you are editing your Hub, and you look at the URL while you are in edit-mode, you will see a number at the end.  That number indicates the order in which your Hub was created in with all the others.  Of course, Hubs get deleted, so there are probably millions of Hub numbers missing from the site.

    What's the number of your oldest/first Hub?

    My oldest/first hub shows #421, meaning it was the 421st Hub created on the site.  (Eight years ago this very month)

    What's the number on the first Hub you ever created?

    1. PegCole17 profile image93
      PegCole17posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on the eight years of Hubs. This is interesting, Relache. I never noticed the number before.
      My first one says 815,949
      cool

    2. classicalgeek profile image86
      classicalgeekposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      1,130,238, published on 1/31/10.

    3. Cardisa profile image90
      Cardisaposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats Relache, on making it eight years. It's always an honor to be in your presence, I meant that.

      I have deleted several hubs that were trash, IMO, but the oldest one I have published is #2,253,882

    4. drpennypincher profile image92
      drpennypincherposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      3,510,526 published January 8, 2013.
      I didn't know what I was doing, so my first hub has a permalink that doesn't match the topic.

    5. gitachud profile image77
      gitachudposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      3,797,361 -- first published on October 2013

  2. Jcpuddles profile image59
    Jcpuddlesposted 4 years ago

    #3,946,129 and it was created last month. I did not know this O.o

    1. Bharath Sunny profile image65
      Bharath Sunnyposted 4 years ago

      3896488...Too Late..:v

    2. Susana S profile image98
      Susana Sposted 4 years ago

      Well I never knew that!
      Mine's 557,245.

    3. Glenn Stok profile image98
      Glenn Stokposted 4 years ago

      I have always noticed that number while in edit mode, but I never knew it was a sequential counter of all hubs. I already deleted my first hubs a long time ago, but the oldest I have at this time is numbered 911,063. It's from Oct 2009.

      1. Sue Adams profile image96
        Sue Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Yours 911,063
        October 2009

        Mine 814,580
        10 September 2009.

        96,483 hubs in one month! (depending on your exact date)

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

          Sue, the exact date of my oldest remaining hub was 20th of Oct 2009. So that's 40 days later than yours. The average monthly increase would therefore be 72,362 hubs. smile

          1. Sue Adams profile image96
            Sue Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            At that time. The average monthly growth is probably a lot higher today.

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

              Yeah, I meant at that time.  But presently the number of hubs is decreasing. A year ago in July 2013 we had 1,051,759 published hubs. Now in July 2014 we have only 845,280 published hubs. I've been keeping tabs on that. Source:  http://hubpages.com/about/us

              1. Sue Adams profile image96
                Sue Adamsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                That's probably due to all the crap that has been filtered out since the quality standards went up. So it's a good thing.

              2. relache profile image85
                relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

                I keep those records too.

                We now have fewer registered users on the site than we did in April of 2009.

    4. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years ago

      Wow, October 2009 and HubPages was just closing in on their first million Hubs.  The next million sure came a lot faster...

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        My first hub was published on 8/21/09.      #764,158

        There seemed to be a lot of new users in 2009-10, pre Panda days.   I never knew what the number referenced.  Thanks for the interesting trivia.

    5. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 4 years ago

      Number 200,665 on 5/2/08.
      My first commenter was Lissie, a New Zelander who was around for quite awhile.

    6. chasmac profile image95
      chasmacposted 4 years ago

      Mine is 2,496,078 published in June 2011

    7. profile image0
      spahi992posted 4 years ago

      Mine is 3.904.118
      Wow, this many.

    8. akhildev143 profile image77
      akhildev143posted 4 years ago

      3,520,126 - Jan 16th 2013.

    9. Engelta profile image61
      Engeltaposted 4 years ago

      3913814 that is my number.. Wow, Hubpages has gone a long way smile

    10. CMHypno profile image95
      CMHypnoposted 4 years ago

      587,477 on 30th May 2009

      1. Susana S profile image98
        Susana Sposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        We joined at about the same time smile

    11. Zakmoonbeam profile image93
      Zakmoonbeamposted 4 years ago

      1,851,917, it seems so long ago !

    12. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

      My first hub is numbered 2,363,242 - published in April 2011.

    13. moonlake profile image89
      moonlakeposted 4 years ago

      My first hub 177,943. I wonder who was number 1.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image90
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I tried to figure out which one was number 1 by plugging the number into the hubpages URL in various ways. Alas, I did not succeed.

        1. relache profile image85
          relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          There used to a lot of ways that you could enter info into a URL and navigate uniquely through the site.  You used to be able to go through users by their numbers too.

          I know who the first registered user is, but it's clear their single Hub was not the first one ever made.  I suspect there are almost no surviving published Hubs as old as my oldest.

          1. ezhang profile imageSTAFF
            ezhangposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Fun fact: The first hub ever made was this one, written by Paul Edmondson.

            http://hubpages.com/hub/How_to_Clean_a_ … l_or_Squab

            1. paradigmsearch profile image90
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Uh-oh. Doves are gathering petitions as we speak... big_smile big_smile big_smile

            2. moonlake profile image89
              moonlakeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for giving us number 1.

        2. easylearningweb profile image92
          easylearningwebposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          My oldest hub, created on 1/11/10 is # 1,025,877.

          Interesting, I didn't know about that number. ;-)

      2. moonlake profile image89
        moonlakeposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        04/02/08 forgot to put my date on.

    14. Lisa HW profile image64
      Lisa HWposted 4 years ago

      I've deleted a lot, but my oldest remaining (and probably one of the few first handful I did when I first signed up)  has 90491 (November 5, 2007).    (And I've never known that number is what it is.  I tend not to notice those things - so thanks.  )

      (Oh, and congratulations on the eight years.    smile   )

    15. LeslieAdrienne profile image81
      LeslieAdrienneposted 4 years ago

      Lord chile,, that would take hours to locate.... smile
      {chile is southern for child- smile  smile

    16. profile image0
      nsiddposted 4 years ago

      My first hub was published on 6/16/14 .. number #3,950,828 .. Almost 4 million, woah, can only imagine the amount of knowledge shared through this site.

    17. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 4 years ago

      2,878,721 published 12/17/11

    18. missolive profile image95
      missoliveposted 4 years ago

      2,678,952 published 9/4/11 smile

    19. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 4 years ago

      That's interesting - I must not be very observant as I never noticed the number up there when I was in edit mode.  My first hub is 2,539,973 - good to know smile

    20. Trisha Roberts profile image60
      Trisha Robertsposted 4 years ago

      I honestly never noticed that. Now I'll always keep looking for it lol

    21. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years ago

      I'm hoping over the weekend we hear from more of the folks who arrived in the big swell of 2009-2011.  And maybe even an old-timer or two...

    22. SmartAndFun profile image95
      SmartAndFunposted 4 years ago

      Mine was published on 6-10-2010, number is 1,421,704.

      Thanks for the information -- I never knew about the meaning of the numbers!

    23. janshares profile image95
      jansharesposted 4 years ago

      Very cool stat, relache. Thanks for sharing. Mine is 3,340,856 published on 8/27/2012, the same day I joined HP.

    24. Anaydena profile image81
      Anaydenaposted 4 years ago

      Mines is #2,540,383 Published on June 24, 2011

    25. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years ago

      You know what one of the most interesting things about these stats is?

      You know how you always read posts where people say they can't think of a good title because they can't come up with a unique URL?  For almost four million times, people on this site actually have managed to come up with a unique URL.  And they keep doing it.

      1. janshares profile image95
        jansharesposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Pretty amazing, infinity is, or seems to be. smile

    26. Paraglider profile image93
      Paragliderposted 4 years ago

      63,508 fairly venerable, in the transient world of hubbery, I guess wink

      1. relache profile image85
        relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Okay, here's one from the range we've not seen reported as much.  This one was still in the first 100,000. 

        I have two Hubs, both are within about 100 of your Hub number.  Did you make your first Hub somewhere around August 11, 2007?

        1. Paraglider profile image93
          Paragliderposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Exactly on that date - 11 Aug 2007!  And it has been one of my most popular, with about 150 hits a day and over 550 comments. What was your first one about, Relache? Mine was about home wine-making.

          1. relache profile image85
            relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            My very first hub was, and still is, about body art.

    27. LeonJane profile image88
      LeonJaneposted 4 years ago

      739,534 in November 2009, congrats on 8 years I bet a lot has changed in that time!

      1. relache profile image85
        relacheposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        So much HAS changed.  We all used to be able to put up porn and get lots of traffic from it.  That's not a joke, that really was how 2007 went.

        1. Ginger Meow profile image79
          Ginger Meowposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          smile wow, I know since I started that I've had to unpublish a few risque poems that I wrote, but it's all for the better, creating a better community and better HubPages product (i guess).

    28. TripleAMom profile image85
      TripleAMomposted 4 years ago

      Mine is 2,931,595 posted in January of 2012. I saw this number but never knew what it meant. Thanks for sharing relache smile

    29. Suzanne Day profile image95
      Suzanne Dayposted 4 years ago

      1,892,095 on 1st December 2010. I was a latecomer...

    30. watergeek profile image95
      watergeekposted 4 years ago

      1,925,862. Dang! That was a heckuva lotta hubs before I even started. The one I'm working on now is 3,961,518. Just over two million more in 4.5 years.

    31. DzyMsLizzy profile image95
      DzyMsLizzyposted 4 years ago

      1,158,198, published on 2-13-10

      That said, I have deleted a few, so I'm not sure that was my actual first-ever hub...which is a pair of short poems, not an article.

    32. relache profile image85
      relacheposted 4 years ago

      I'm pretty sure the majority of people here have deleted their first Hubs.  I've got some still going because the topics were something I've managed to keep updating for seven years.

      If anyone hasn't grasped what "evergreen" really means, think about how many years you can keep updating a Hub.  I had already been a content writer on another site for four years when I started here.

    33. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image97
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 4 years ago

      Mine is 3,231,232 and it is the very first hub I ever wrote here just over 2 years ago.

    34. sunilkunnoth2012 profile image25
      sunilkunnoth2012posted 4 years ago

      Mine is 3052143. Published on March 18, 2012

    35. Millionaire Tips profile image90
      Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years ago

      These are interesting stats for sure.  My first hub was published October 15, 2011. It was 2,761,501

    36. SantaCruz profile image69
      SantaCruzposted 4 years ago

      Fun topic! Mine is 790,285. It's about ancient Mayan prophecies and was written in 2012, shortly before a supposed apocalypse. ;-) http://santacruz.hubpages.com/hub/The-2 … -Nonsense.

    37. Kathleen Cochran profile image81
      Kathleen Cochranposted 4 years ago

      2,456,053

      May 2010

      How to Know if You are a Good Mom

      (Still gets consistent views.  But my one on friends got me nominated for a Hub Nugget - if you remember those - in that first week.  It was a great way to start.  Then I was one of the 100 best new hubbers of that year.  Haven't won anything since!!!)

     
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