Those who have completed the HubChallenge...

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  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years ago

    Those of you who have completed their 30 in 30 days challenge,

    how did it go?

    Did you see any rise in traffic and profits?

    And how was the overall experience?



    As for me...

    I learned a lot from all that stuff Darkside, Ryan and other expereinced hubbers posted over here.

    Yes the traffic did rise, thus the earnings too.

    I loved it, although I had to write 8 hubs on last day but still liked it.


    P.S. Doesn't really matter you completed 30 in 30 days or not. Important thing is  that you participated.

    1. Julie-Ann Amos profile image77
      Julie-Ann Amosposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well done!  I postyed my results in the team members thread.

  2. darkside profile image81
    darksideposted 9 years ago

    The first time my revenue made a healthy jump to a new average level that has pretty much maintained itself. This time I've seen a few big jumps on non-consecutive days. Hopefully as the content gets indexed and traffic increases those peaks will become the norm and my new daily average.

  3. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Surely it's gonna be obvious writing an extra 30 hubs will increase your traffic and revenue, hardly rocket science is it ?

  4. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 9 years ago

    I do think some sort of synergy occurs when you write hubs quickly. Especially if they support each other and are linked. I also think you just learn alot more about what really works at Hubpages.

    Don't know if 30 hubs written over a year would have the same impact as 30 hubs written in 30 days, that can all bloom together.

    I've been experimenting with writing one hub every other day and doing massive backlinking on the other day. It hasn't been as impressive as I thought it would be.

    Part of me thinks 50 hubs a month is the optimum pace for rapid monetary gains and consistent but more modest backlinking.

    1. profile image43
      badcompany99posted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I really don't think it's possible to write 50 quality hubs in a month although I could be wrong. Jeeez I couldn't even write 50 hubs in 5 months but at 8,000 views a month I aint complaining !

  5. profile image0
    sandra rinckposted 9 years ago

    Well I learned that I have a niche for writing about sex.  When I wrote the hub series on sex, yes my traffic boomed.  But I also ran into a problem... google doesn't like certain words like "orgasm" and other hubbers were experiencing the same problem, one even got his adsense account banned, so while I didn't want to, I inevitably deleted the series on sex.  sad  because it wasn't worth getting my account banned.

    Other than that it showed no increase in traffic, quite the opposite really.  Now, I can't say I didn't like the challenge because I got in the habbit of writing everyday and this was good for me. 

    My earnings also didn't increase.  The only thing I gained from the challenge was more self motivation to write with the hopes of increasing traffic and money. 

    Even after posting the links into the links section, it was rare that I saw any traffic maybe 4-5 views per link listed and this only happened on maybe a couple of hubs (excluding the sex ones).

    I think maybe it was geared more towards newbies who would have (not that I actually know for sure) seen the most benefit to the challenge.

    I probably wouldn't do it again unless it was niche specific and I am not talking about sex. lol smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      lol!

      BTW I too found a niche in this hub challenge and that was SEO. Hubs I wrote on SEO performed the best in terms of traffic and revenue both.(Its not necessary that more traffic will bring more revenue)

  6. profile image43
    badcompany99posted 9 years ago

    Getting banned for the word Orgasm, ya really should have seen that comin smile

    1. profile image0
      sandra rinckposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Actually, no I wouldn't have, I really had no idea that the word was so taboo still.  Thought the world had matured a bit in 2000 years. big_smile

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
    Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years ago

    So, its good to see the people who went for the HubChallenge are happy overall. GREAT! lol

  8. DoodleLyn profile image80
    DoodleLynposted 9 years ago

    Well, I came in at ten hubs! Yes, just TEN. I tried, though, and that's all that matters to me. I thought it would be fun to challenge myself, and I did that. But I learned that mass producing is not my style. I put a lot of thought and time into creating my hubs, and simply can't be rushed through just to get it done. I like to write it, let it "stew" a while, then go back and edit. I go through this cycle at least twice or three times before actually publishing.
    Am I glad I participated? Absolutely. I learned about myself, and believe I grew as a writer in the process.
    Will I do it again? Probably not. BUT, I will keep writing at my own pace, and producing the best writing I can. My payoff may not be more traffic, or more money, but it will be pride in my craft.
    My hats off to everyone who succeeded in writing all 30 hubs, AND to those who tried, but didn't finish 30. We are all winners in my book, as we all took the first step, and the next, and went for it!

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
      Once can't ask for more.

      1. DoodleLyn profile image80
        DoodleLynposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Absolutely!

  9. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 9 years ago

    day 24 is tommorow yes ??

    1. barryrutherford profile image77
      barryrutherfordposted 9 years agoin reply to this
  10. Trekkiemelissa profile image75
    Trekkiemelissaposted 9 years ago

    Well I saw a bit of an increase with mine.  smile  I don't think totally there a big difference in moneywise, but it is getting better.  I have some good payout days like today and then I have some bad days too.

  11. oderog profile image44
    oderogposted 9 years ago

    Am done with my Challenge although I have done 29 but the out has started to manifest itself, there are some niche that I have realized won't earn you traffic and money immediately but there are some that will earn you traffic just when you finished uploading them. I just wrote a full hub Titled My 30 days 30 hubs Challenge Traffic and the Money Hub

  12. mommyfreelancer profile image83
    mommyfreelancerposted 9 years ago

    I've done only 13, but two of them got to be HubNugget Finalists. smile

    Saw a mild increase in traffic, though nothing exaggerated. The best part is that I earned my first $6 in HubPages during the Challenge.

    Hoping that it will only get better from here. Cheers, all!

  13. viryabo profile image85
    viryaboposted 9 years ago

    The 30 in 30 was the best thing that has happened to me since joining HP. Increase in traffic, increase in earnings. I actually did 35. Never knew i could pull it off.
    Yes, i will definitely do it again, that is after a 30 day rest. Ive made more money in the 30 days than i did in 5 months. Many thanks to the hubchallenge team for the continuous encouragement.
    Welldone everyone that participated. smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I hope HubPages will announce another HubChallenge in a while. The way it has helped us all, I am sure the next one will also be a help.

  14. college-economist profile image60
    college-economistposted 9 years ago

    I am on day 21 and have 18 hubs. I am going to try and get the 30 but we shall see. I am moving on Sunday so that will put a dent in my productivity.

  15. profile image0
    PJ_Deneenposted 9 years ago

    The Hub Challenge definitely helped my traffic and earnings.  I also learned that I have a lot to learn about SEO and keywords.  It also motivated me to set challenges for myself at other sites I write for.  It's really helped me with goal setting.  I'll probably try to do another 30 in 30 here by the end of the year.

  16. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 9 years ago

    I started better than my later efforts I think and was glad to get to be 100 and stay there all day a couple of times. I haven't really noticed much change otherwise. I am very pleased I did it though and that I completed 30 in less than the allotted time so I don't need to worry about that factor any more!

  17. frogdropping profile image84
    frogdroppingposted 9 years ago

    I forgot to post 'I'm done'. There you go smile

    I accomplished many things and would do it again. And probably will because almost half of the hubs I created were about pregnancy and as I've now reached the magic 30, I'm stuck at 28 weeks pregnant.

    Would I recommend attempting it? Yes. But it is hard work, though probably a little easier if you take the whole 30 days, whereas I didn't.

    I'd tell you the math re hub stats if I had the wit to work out the differnce in percentages. If anyone wants to do that for me, I'll tell them the figures smile Anyway, it's a hell of a lot.

    Overall - I'm glad I did it.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I am yet to meet a person on HubPages who won't like to know the stats but maths sad, I certainly ain't no good at it. big_smile

      1. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Don't say nothing UH but ... I can do it. I just don't want to right now. Vodka. You know wink

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
          Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile

  18. KCC Big Country profile image86
    KCC Big Countryposted 9 years ago

    I saw an increase in pageviews and revenue. It took me 10 months to get my first adsense payout and it looks like it will only take me 2 to get my second.  I'm now shooting for 45 hubs in September and have completed 5 already.  My goal is to hit my 200th hub by the end of the month.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Darkside has also set a personal goal of 12 in 12 to reach 200 and then 60 in 60. Best of luck for your goals!

  19. natureheals profile image80
    naturehealsposted 9 years ago

    My 30 days are over but all I can do is 10 posts. sad  I have learned how to find keywords and how to write in a more organized way.  The traffic I got is from experienced hubbers who help motivate me via comments and being my fans.  Thank you for all your support.  I really appreciate it. smile The challenge really helps me to kick start my writing skills and overall knowledge.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      See, you learned about keyword research and all. So 10 hubs or 30, doesn't matter as far as you have learned something very useful for the rest of your life.

  20. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
    GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years ago

    Im done already hehehe...

    Im on my 2nd batch of hubs, and so far done four hubs...

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Well done General!

      Once you are done, you will receive the Gladiator sword from Marcus Aurelius!

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
        GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thats cool hehehe, I cant wait to finish it hehehe...

    2. emievil profile image77
      emievilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Wow, second batch! smile Here's a raw chicken for your eagle. LOL smile

      1. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
        GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        where it is...

        1. emievil profile image77
          emievilposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You can get it from under my eagle's claws LOL.

  21. NaomiR profile image86
    NaomiRposted 9 years ago

    I enjoyed doing the challenge. It forced me to create a lot of hubs right away; as a newbie, I already have a nice bunch.

    However, because I am a newbie still, it's difficult to compare any traffic trends. My traffic has gone up, but I don't know if it's because I did the challenge or simply because my hubs are becoming more securely embedded in google.

  22. GeneralHowitzer profile image73
    GeneralHowitzerposted 9 years ago

    Now thats funny nyahahahaha, you just made me on a rofl mode nyahahahaha... hmmm so thats your way of keeping me at bay from your canine friends ha...

    hmmm, i think i already have a bad taste in the mouth about carrion the dead chicken are all yours nyahahaha... smile

    Hope its good tasting wakikik...

    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaa on you emievil nyahaha you didnt erase one of my post in one of your hub, your so cruel hayz...

  23. gms profile image54
    gmsposted 9 years ago

    Sounds real intresting and i think i'll so it if I can figure out how and where to find it. sorry friends, but im new to this..

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image63
      Ultimate Hubberposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      You can read the sticky posts in the '30 Hubs in 30 Days HubChallenge' forum.

      All you have to do is announce that you are starting the 30 in 30 days challenge. That is all, you will start writing and try to complete 30 hubs in 30 days.

 
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