I have no idea when I reached it. I suppose I posted something in the forums when I reached that milestone, but I really have no clue when I got there. I checked my profile page, to see if it said anything on the accolade as to when I reached it, but found nothing.
I've been here 4 years and I'm not even half way there. I have another account that does better traffic-wise, it might be closer. It is safe to say I am not the master of getting traffic. I know a little bit about how to get traffic, but get nowhere near the amount some people get. I think a lot of it has to do with subject matter. I've noticed writers who write well, have written a lot and still are low on traffic. Of course, then there is SEO.
I have been here 4 1/2, and I am not a third of the way there yet. I was a complete beginner when I started here. I knew absolutely nothing about SEO, and I hadn't done any kind of writing since school.
I was a beginner too, in terms of SEO and Internet writing. When I started, I just wrote what I was really interested in, didn't consider how to get traffic at all. It's hit or miss doing things that way, so I learned my lesson.
I always try to remember what the late President, John F. Kennedy said, "we choose to do these things not because they are easy, but because they are HARD." And that easily applies to the subjects on my hub list that I knew little about until I did some research.
I just completed 8 years. I am at 735,000. That being said, I have not worked very hard, especially in the last couple of years. I have also taken down a few old hubs and that probably takes whatever views I had on them off the total. In the past few weeks my views are way up with niche hubs. Total daily views are about 4 or 5 times what they were previously.
@ Rochelle, You have given me a fantastic idea. I am going to go back to my first hubs, delete a few and upgrade some with different-but-fitting graphics and change wording of headlines then share them with my followers. This is something I haven't accomplished besides reaching a million views. What a goal to reach. Thanks again, Rochelle for the great idea. Your Friend for Life, Kenneth
Thanks, Kenneth. As a former teacher, I always was pleased to inspire an new idea-- even if I was not trying to do that. At some point I thought that-- as long as I had 100 hubs-- I should spend more time improving or upgrading what I had, especially polishing up the ones that were working. I appreciate you comment, more than you know.
Since the hub I published last night, "An Acorn Tale," I am taking a little time away, NOT LEAVING HubPages, to focus on my birdhouses and working on the old ones will keep the HubPages flowing in my veins.
I reached 1 million with about 2 years too but that next one is REALLY far away. 9 million to that next accolade! I am half way there, and although views are up a lot with the niche sites I still expect it to take many more years.
I am part of this site for more than 8 years now. I think I made it to the 1 million club in around 3 years and ten million in the 6th year. Now with the amount of traffic I get, it may take me ages to achieve another milestone.
Thanks Mark. I appreciate you reading one of my hubs. The first 1000 was exciting, and the first 100,000. I celebrated my 1/4 million, even though there is no accolade for it. I'm sure I will feel the same when I reach 500,000.
I celebrated when I hit 1/4 million, too, Sherry. I just hit 300,000+ today after 3+ years. I'm looking forward to reaching 500,000 with the help of the niche sites. Traffic is definitely increasing faster.
I came over from Squidoo when HubPages acquired it, I think it will be two years in September. I reached the one million mark sometime in the past six months. I'm now at 1,309,000. In October my husband unexpectedly passed away, and I'm just now getting back to noticing what is happening at HubPages. None of my hubs have been put into the niche sites, most of them have to do with crafts. I'm hoping they get some attention when the second go around happens.
I'm so sorry about your husband. That must have made HubPages seem pretty unimportant. I'm glad you are back.
Do your previous Squidoo views count toward that total? I am in kind of the same boat with niche sites. A few of mine have been moved, but I have many others that would fit some of the sites that have not been chosen yet.
I apologize to you, paradigmsearch, for this callus interruption, but look bellow---I learned how to download photo(s) of my recently-finished birdhouses. I know that you would have taught me well how to do this, but I saw the small camera icon on the comment box and bam! Success.
paradigmearch . . . . . . from one to four bedrooms, no solar panels yet and little to nothing of property tax. So far, I have had ZERO complaints from customers whose birds have moved into these sturdy-but-beautiful birdhouses.
Dear paradigsearch, Wow! Thank you so much. I am sincere. I.O. U Big time. And P.S. to my above comment: I mean to say that I haven't had any complaints from any of the BIRDS who are now tenants in one of the houses my customers have bought.
It took almost exactly 3 years for me to reach one million views with 42 hubs. Thanks to the new niche sites, views are gaining every week and are now 4 times what they were at the start of the year. I am cautiously optimistic that the new sites can maintain their currency with the search engines.
I started a second account when niches were of some meaning for a catchall, broad topic account. It has completely floundered since September 2014, prior to that it made monthly payout. So sad about the efforts there lol. It continues to suck...
If all continues to go well with the niche sites I'm expecting this account to hit the 1-million mark in the next couple of months. When it does it will be my 3rd account to get the 1M badge thingy.
The first account took about 2.5 years, and the second hit it in just under a year. This is my smallest account and has been nearly abandoned at certain times. It seems to be taking forever, but it should finally make it just past its 4th birthday.
It used to be pretty easy several years ago, when the world of writing wasn't that crowded as today. I remember when I started writing here about 8 years ago, I was one of the very first to write on certain topics so page views were quite abundant and quick to come, those were really good times. Today, things are more difficult, there is a lot of competition and likely any topic you write about somebody already tackled it, so it may take longer to reach this milestone.
I want to thank Hubpages for allowing me to publish here. You were my first love for publishing online. I still haven't found another lover like you and can't seem to let you go. With all the arguments and disagreements...
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...
Over the weekend I reached 2.5 million views, which is 1/4 of the way to the next accolade. It took 3 years to get to the 1 million accolade, and one year, thanks to the niche sites, to add another 1.5 million. I think...
This is from starting with two Hubs in May, 2013, and building up to 54 Hubs. Actually, I reached one million views on October 1st but, like so many others have reported, every subsequent stats update from then...