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Crossed the Half-Million Views Mark on HubPages & Didn't Even Notice!

  1. Kylyssa profile image97
    Kylyssaposted 23 months ago

    It's taken a long time, but the views have slowly, but steadily, added up and I crossed the half-million mark at the end of last month.

    Anyway, I passed this milestone unaware of it. I mostly look at the daily and weekly views and try to analyze where views right now are coming from and try to figure out how to encourage more views from those sources on other hubs. Since that total views ever statistic never actually worked on Squidoo, I guess it trained me to never even bother looking at it. But I looked today after reading a thread from another hubber about crossing a milestone over 100,000 views but under a million.

    Wouldn't it be cool if we got some kind of notification at say, a quarter million and a half million views as well as at a million? It took me over a year to reach a half million views, actually it took about a year after reaching 100,000 views to get there. That's slow going and it's likely it will take another entire year before I reach the million point. Two years is a pretty long time to go without getting some little encouragement like a reminder of how far one has come since joining.

    It would be nice to get maybe just a little notification like the form emails we get for a HOTD or Editor's Choice when we cross view milestones or hub milestones. I'm aware that HubPages doesn't have the money or staff to make little changes like that (and they should invest in a photo capsule that can be tacked to a text capsule way before spending money on trivial things like this) but just call it wishful thinking.

    Go check your Hub Statistics page! You might be further along than you thought.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months agoin reply to this

      For such a short time writing here, especially since a number of your hubs are in highly saturated areas, that is really fantastic.  Good job!

      1. Kylyssa profile image97
        Kylyssaposted 23 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you! I have to ask, which topics do I write about that are highly saturated? Not that I'd necessarily give up on writing in them, but it might be better for HubPages if I stop putting them here.

        Most of my views come from craft topics, homelessness issues, pet care, Asperger's, and atheism-related hubs.

        1. sallybea profile image100
          sallybeaposted 23 months agoin reply to this

          Kylyssa, that is an amazing achievement.  You are definitely a 'winner' in my book.

          Very well done!

        2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image99
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 23 months agoin reply to this

          Craft topics and pet care are very highly saturated areas.  I'm surprised to see that those are bringing in so many views for you.  That's great...you must be approaching your topics in very original ways in order to make that happen.

          1. Kylyssa profile image97
            Kylyssaposted 23 months agoin reply to this

            Thank you very much for taking the time to answer. I'm actually blown away by it. I truly was unaware of the saturation level on crafts and pet care.

    2. Christy Kirwan profile image
      Christy Kirwanposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Very well done, Kylyssa!

    3. jackclee lm profile image81
      jackclee lmposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on reaching a new milestone. I agree HP could do more to promote them.

    4. jonnycomelately profile image82
      jonnycomelatelyposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Fantastic effort Kylyssa.  You are obviously getting some great enjoyment for being on HubPages.  Congratulations.

    5. Say Yes To Life profile image81
      Say Yes To Lifeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      That's amazing - especially since you've been here only 17 months!  Congratulations!

    6. emge profile image82
      emgeposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Well done , this is a great achievement?

    7. Diana Abrahamson profile image48
      Diana Abrahamsonposted 22 months agoin reply to this

      Fantastic news..keep on what  you are doing!

  2. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 23 months ago

    Thats wonderful news and it's great when you find it out by surprise!

  3. ILoveLegosToo profile image77
    ILoveLegosTooposted 23 months ago

    Well done Kylyssa.  I've been following you for a number of years and it is a very well deserved accomplishment.

  4. aesta1 profile image80
    aesta1posted 23 months ago

    Congratulations. That is a milestone some of us only dream about. I am so happy for you.

  5. janshares profile image98
    jansharesposted 23 months ago

    Congratulations, Kylyssa. That is fantastic! Those are amazing stats for just two years. I wish you millions more views. smile
    Edit: Oops! Under two years. Wow.

  6. Chriswillman90 profile image98
    Chriswillman90posted 23 months ago

    I think there should be some sort of midpoint recognition because a half-million views is nothing to sneeze at (pure fantasy for many writers like myself). Anyway congratulations on your achievement and writing talents!

  7. Kylyssa profile image97
    Kylyssaposted 23 months ago

    Thanks to all for all of your kind words and congratulations.

  8. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 23 months ago

    I looked at your spotlighted page on the Money Rose.  It is a perfect example of a nice clear fun and informative how-to.  Nicely done!  No wonder you are getting some views if that's your standard.

    1. Kylyssa profile image97
      Kylyssaposted 23 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your very kind remarks.