I know that there is no "average" amount of time, but I am just curious. I see plenty of old-timers here who have that accolade. I have been here over 4 years, and I am about a third of the way there.
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.
Great question. One that I've never pondered, but when I get the next HugPages Email/Newsletter, I shall look. Thanks for making me think.
I think that I made 1 million views in my 4th year.
I have been here for almost a year and half now, and just half a million to go. I should be there within 6 months.
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 think that is a good thing though, to experiment. That way you find out which topics drive better traffic.
I am so thankful that I know very little about Quantum Physics for if I were to hub about that subject, I would come off looking very, very foolish and that, I cannot tolerate anymore.
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.
My work reached a million views around 1.5 years I think. Now it has over 16.3 million after nine years, but some people have more views.
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.
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,
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.
That is great news that your traffic is up. At that rate that accolade should not be too far off.
1 million is very impressive. But when you see the 10 million ones it just boggles the mind. Now that is a lot!
Yeah. I wonder how much time that is going to take!
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.
Wow, you got there fast! Ten million is an impressive milestone.
Hey, been a while since I've seen you on the forums. Have any of your hubs been moved to the niche sites? Most of us are seeing huge improvements in traffic, so it may not really be that long
Alexadry has hit it on the head - however long we took to achieve that milestone, new writers will take far, far longer. There is so much more competition now.
I made 400,000 views after five years. If I'm lucky, I will hit a million views after a decade on HP. This has been done with 173 featured hubs.
In five years or so I gained 600,000 views. That first 1,000 milestone was very exciting. A million seemed impossible.
I loved your hub on the Knucklehead run.
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 think it was about 3 and a half years maybe 4..... But now views on HP are much lower than they once were..
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 too am sorry about your husband's untimely demise. My prayers and sympathies are with you.
HubPages introduced accolades with the May 12, 2010 newsletter, which they touted as "more granular feedback on how you're doing."
I had been with the site for almost four years by then, and was awarded about eight badges right off the bat, including a million view ding at the time.
That's quite an accomplishment, getting a million in under 4 years. I have heard that traffic on HP in general was better back then.
People have talked about HubPages seeing improvements in CPMS and traffic with niches, but it's still down like 90% for both from their peak in 2011-2012.
Whatever HP says one's traffic total is, it is in actuality more. Nothing nefarious, they just take away from the total any traffic that was generated by hubs one has since deleted.
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.
How many bedrooms do they have? Do they have solar panels? What kind of property tax increase can one expect?
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.
For those who don't know, you can contact Kenneth by clicking the fan mail button on his profile; an email link then becomes available.
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.
I've deleted a few, but then those were the hubs that didn't have much traffic to begin with.
With my time and views here, I should reach 1 million views around 2588. I guess I'll just have to get busy if I want to get there sooner.
You never know when one of your hubs will unexpectedly skyrocket. I've had a few.. well they were more like road flares, but every little bit helps.
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.
Wow, that's good time. I see that your hubs are all very focused on your niche.
I hit the mark a couple of months ago, so it took about 3 1/2 years for me.
I'll let you know if and when I ever get there ... Let's just say I'm not holding my breath.
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.
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