I'm just wondering something. How many months does it take for an article to get popular with Google (eg. appear in search engines around the world)?
There's no easy answer to that question. It depends on the subject, how well-covered it already is, how many people are searching for that information etc etc. I've had hubs and blog posts I've written get traffic almost immediately and others that are quite old that have never taken off. there is just no "standard" for this and depends on many variables.
At least 2 years!
But that depends on the competition on the topic. It can be even a few days or weeks if there is no one dominating the niche
Because I posted one of my articles on Facebook, I got almost 140 views in almost 24 hours. Since it went to a niche site, it has seen dwindling numbers. 2 Years?! I don't have that kind of time. I'm aging rapidly. In 2 years time, it'll be 2019. I wrote an autism bio article about myself last year. Can't I automatically upload a website to google, you know, to hasten the process?
It can be as little as a few days to a few weeks ***if people are searching for that topic***.
People are searching for autism topics everywhere. Why do you think my topic, in 4 days, ballooned from an idea to being on a niche site with over 300 views?
I'm sure Google has already found it. There is really nothing you can do now. Write other articles. Turn your attention elsewhere. You have released it into the world, now it will rise or fall on it's own.
Then why am I not getting any data from google about this hub? If google already found it, then the word google.com or a google-related website should appear right in the stats, like google.co.uk or mx.google.com or es.google.com or nz.google.com. You get what 'm saying? Anyways, I'm already finding a solution to the problem as I speak.
I was just answering your question, Ivan, not addressing the topics of your hubs.
They're indexed right away, but in my experience an article won't really be "discovered" in the ranks until about 6 months after it's been published.
Oh, whenever they move one of my articles to a niche site it takes a hit traffic wise before things even out (and then eventually I see a boost in traffic).
It doesn't take two years. One of my articles now comes at number 1 in the search engine and I only wrote it about two or three months ago. As has already been mentioned, if the topic is in demand, people will find it. What's the title of the article you're worried about? Do you think people are searching that title when they go to Google?
yeah, but that's the best case. the worst case is that it may never get discovered. even though i'm about to receive my anniversary badge this month or next month, i still havent been able to get over 3000 views. when i first wrote on the website August 2016, i didnt expect the QAP's or the earnings program. on that month, I wanted to earn money, but I would have to fill out a tax form, which halted my progress in hubpages. only last month was I able to fill out taxes and earn on hubpages. If i had done that SOONER, like on late August 2016, then i wouldve made 3 time the number of articles I currently have, and I would've been halfway to 30000 views and halfway to 175 dollars per month AND halfway towards a new computer. since im making pennies on the dollar, and my CPM this month is half of what it was last month, then i have to write 5 articles per month in order to keep up with the demand, and since none of my hubs have hubscores of 90 or higher and probably never will, ill just make bad hubs.
175 dollars? You'd be making some kind of Hubpages record with that, surely?
That's an extremely optimistic outlook considering most never make that kind of money on here even after years of writing and hundreds of articles.
I suppose it's possible though if you know what you're doing.
175 dollars is just an example. I wont make 10 dollars per month. I Predict that i wont even make $2.50 per month on that site even with 50 articles. thats the kind of outlook im predicting
No need to be that pessimistic either. Many can and do make payout every month. You'll probably never be able to live on the money you make here, but once you publish the articles, they are passive income.
If you had been writing articles all this time, they could have been gaining momentum, even if they were not earning money. Don't think in terms of "I don't have that kind of time!" You look pretty young, and you're not just going to sit around waiting for your hubs to go viral. The years will pass anyway, you might as well have some hubs published that may earn in the future.
im 24 years old. i joined when I was 23. the photo was taken when i was 21, so 3 years is not much of a difference, but it means that in another 3 years, ill be 27, itll be 2020, and ill be old by comparison.
Ivan, don't worry a lot, you will start getting significant traffic to your hubs soon when you hit your first anniversary (2 years). It seems impossible when you start but you come to realize on the way that it is possible and you will be like "what the hell, I wish I knew - I could have been publishing hubs daily!"
When I joined exactly 3 years ago from Kenya, my expectation was to make lots of money within a few month of joining. I came to learn that it was just a wishful thinking and gave up publishing hubs as you can see on my profile I have less than 40 hubs after 3 years.
Today, I get massive traffic from Google since a couple my hubs are at the top of search results, and ofcoz impressive earnings that when I convert to Kenyan Shillings is a good amount. So, What's my point? Stay positive and just produce quality hubs and Google will reward you.
thats easy for you to say, Barack, but i cant seem to get any ideas. im stuck. none of my articles are even worthy of being on google. also, im a pessimistic autistic person, so it complicates matters.
How about less complaining and pessimism and more writing? You can take all this energy you are using to decide how horrible your future is going to be here - and put it towards something positive. Those of us who earn well here do so because we are focused on goals. You can also do a blog for people with your condition - perhaps people your own age group who are struggling not only with the regular struggles of growing through one's 20's but doing so with autism. Grow an audience via a niche blog and when it gets enough content you can put AdSense on it - or sell advertising or guest post - So many more productive things you could be doing hon.
There is much trial and error as to writing online, Ivan. If everyone gave up after a few articles the site would not even be here. You are very young here. Just slow down. Relax. Maybe take a little break and come back refreshed, that's what I did. You are going to need way more content on your page to even think of being successful. We all had to do it. It's like you are seeking a ''magic key'', so to speak here in the forums for success..it does not exist. Hubpages gives the tools but it is up to each of use to build the house, so to speak. Hope that helps.
I definitely agree with what others are saying in the comments. I also joined in June 2011 hoping to earn substantial income by constantly writing Hubs, and after a while, I realized that I'd be lucky if I earned a couple of bucks a month. I've found it best to write as many articles as you can on a wide range of topics, and after formatting and making them appealing with photos, videos, etc, leaving them to gain traffic on their own. Sometimes it helps if you share links to your hubs on Pinterest or Facebook or other social medias, but I've grown to see Hubpages as little passive income.
If you want to see if the hub was indexed by Google, put in search terms for autism or whatever the topic of your hub is. It should show up in a few days if Google likes it. I find with the niche sites it takes about 2 months for people to "discover" it. Good luck.
i have some good news. my 5 signs article is number 4 in google search results as it pertains to the title.
Great news, Ivan. Just don't get too up or down either way.. it's important to keep an even keel demeanor. That way you will be able to focus on things you need to do and see the bigger picture.
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