I'm just wondering if CPMs really go down by January. I'm having a good revenue these past months, considering that I just started this June.
I think it depends totally on what you're writing about. My CPM does drop during the holidays and into the new year but then always picks back up as we head towards spring.
Thanks, this could be helpful. I really have no idea on why CPM fluctuates sometimes
Yeah, it is what you write about. After a year or two you will see the pattern develop. Then you can decide which subjects need more work. I get my spikes in the spring for some subjects and for the Holidays for others.
To date, my CPMs have always dropped during the holiday period (as has my traffic). This year, for reasons I am not quite sure about,the CPMs have doubled or trippled.
I've been here almost 9 years now and in my opinion it varies from person to person depending on what topics--and how many different successful niches--they write in. Some subjects are seasonal like hunting, camping, skiing, gardening, etc. The trick is to write for each season if you can. Of course, some niches work well year round, automobile repair, home maintenance, electronics, are just some year round subjects which earn well.
It also depends on the writer.
For me, my traffic is the highest during the height of winter and summer. When the weather is nice, traffic drops.
Most of what I write about relates to Oklahoma's history or strange places in the state. When it's too hot or cold to do anything outside, people spend more time indoors (and on the computer visiting my hubs!).
I agree - a lot of it relates to what you write about. For example, if it's all "Summer Fun", then you wouldn't have a lot of visitors during the winter months.
For our sites on average, the 4th qtr has significantly higher earnings. This is when advertisers pay significantly more. They are seasonally lower in January, but June is usually pretty good:)
Merry Christmas, Paul. What you and others have done is amazing.
Thanks Paul for the helpful tip. And merry Christmas!
This year the 4th quarter has been great. Views are down, but earning are up!
It is Sherry! In fact I'm earning twice as much as before even though traffic remains the same.
by Carol Morris17 months ago
I managed to pin one of my hubs on Pinterest a while ago, but today when I tried to pin another I got this message: "Sorry! We blocked this link because it may lead to spam." Could it be because this hub...
by Dorsi Diaz6 years ago
I am in the new HP ad program and have a question about the earnings. At the top of the graph it says I have earned $6.02 under the last 7 days revenue but under the daily earnings underneath it shows 0.Does this mean I...
by Klniksta8 years ago
Hi, i just started using Hubpages in the last week, and i have 4 hubs, with a total of almost 200 views, but i have yet to make any money on google adsense, how long did it take for you to start making money of this...
by Sherry Hewins20 months ago
I hope Robin will come by and comment on this one. I have been going through all of my old comments and deleting any that don't add anything to the conversation, but some of my hubs have a ton of very useful and...
by William Gerace5 years ago
Hi all I've created 6 pictures in one capsule. Now I thought from what I read it should turn into a slideshow once I have 5 or more pictures. Some say it's done automatically and others say it is an option once you...
by Holle Abee8 years ago
I've noticed with a few hubs that for a month they might not get many hits, and then all of a sudden, they start getting outside traffic. Does this mean they've gone up in google rank or that they've maybe just been...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners.
Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners.
HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc.
HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.