How long did it take you to get a million views?

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  1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
      Anna Marie Bowmanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        OK, so your profile says you have been here 7 years.

        1. Anna Marie Bowman profile image90
          Anna Marie Bowmanposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yep...seven, closing in on 8 years, in August or September.

    2. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Hi, Sherry,
      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.

    3. gmwilliams profile image83
      gmwilliamsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I think that I made 1 million views in my 4th year.

    4. hclpd profile image90
      hclpdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Wow! Good work.

    5. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. NateB11 profile image92
          NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

          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.

          1. Jesse Drzal profile image97
            Jesse Drzalposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            I think that is a good thing though, to experiment. That way you find out which topics drive better traffic.

            1. NateB11 profile image92
              NateB11posted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Very true.

              1. kenneth avery profile image80
                kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                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.

                1. kenneth avery profile image80
                  kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  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.

    6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image91
      Patty Inglish, MSposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. Rochelle Frank profile image96
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      @ 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

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
        Rochelle Frankposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          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.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      That is great news that your traffic is up. At that rate that accolade should not be too far off.

  3. Jesse Drzal profile image97
    Jesse Drzalposted 2 years ago

    1 million is very impressive. But when you see the 10 million ones it just boggles the mind. Now that is a lot!

    1. hclpd profile image90
      hclpdposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah. I wonder how much time that is going to take!

      1. DrMark1961 profile image98
        DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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.

  4. Anamika S profile image68
    Anamika Sposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, you got there fast! Ten million is an impressive milestone.

    2. lobobrandon profile image88
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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 smile

    3. Marisa Wright profile image95
      Marisa Wrightposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Me too.

      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.

  5. Paul Kuehn profile image94
    Paul Kuehnposted 2 years ago

    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.

  6. Mark Ewbie profile image86
    Mark Ewbieposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. janshares profile image96
        jansharesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I celebrated when I hit 1/4 million, too, Sherry. I just hit 300,000+ today after 3+ years. smile I'm looking forward to reaching 500,000 with the help of the niche sites. Traffic is definitely increasing faster.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
          Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          You are doing well! Congrats.

          1. janshares profile image96
            jansharesposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks!

  7. LeanMan profile image86
    LeanManposted 2 years ago

    I think it was about 3 and a half years maybe 4..... But now views on HP are much lower than they once were..

  8. lbrummer profile image96
    lbrummerposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

    2. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Ibrummer,
      I too am sorry about your husband's untimely demise. My prayers and sympathies are with you.

  9. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

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

        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.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
          Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, too bad a lot of us missed those glory days sad

  10. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    At the rate I'm going it may be in 4 more years! big_smile

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Oh well, slow and steady hey? We all go at our own pace.

  11. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image89
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        How many bedrooms do they have? Do they have solar panels? What kind of property tax increase can one expect?

        1. kenneth avery profile image80
          kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          paradigmearch . . . smile . . . 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.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image89
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. kenneth avery profile image80
              kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
                Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Good luck with your birdhouse business.

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I've deleted a few, but then those were the hubs that didn't have much traffic to begin with.

  12. profile image88
    Mills Pposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. kenneth avery profile image80
      kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. kenneth avery profile image80
        kenneth averyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I didn't know that the photos were going to be this big, so here is another model:


        http://usercontent1.hubstatic.com/13019022_f248.jpg

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      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.

  13. Solaras profile image98
    Solarasposted 2 years ago

    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.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, that's good time. I see that your hubs are all very focused on your niche.

      1. Solaras profile image98
        Solarasposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        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...

  14. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 2 years ago

    I hit the mark a couple of months ago, so it took about 3 1/2 years for me.

  15. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    I'll let you know if and when I ever get there ... Let's just say I'm not holding my breath.

  16. EricDockett profile image98
    EricDockettposted 2 years ago

    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.

  17. alexadry profile image93
    alexadryposted 2 years ago

    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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