I woke up this morning and looked at my HubPages stats to see something I've been slowly watching approach for about a week now.
I got my 200th fan!
Since July 31, 2006 when I built my first Hub, I've also....
- published 80 Hubs
- received 848 thumb's up
- had 586 comments left
- reached 635223 pageviews
- grown my HubPages earnings to $100/month
Thanks, everyone for visiting my Hubs, interacting and helping me do this!
Congratulations!! It's so motivating to hear about good things like this happening. Thanks for sharing your milestone with us!
Congratulations Relache! That really is a great milestone to achieve.
Congrats Relache! It always fun to reach a milestone.
Wow, you go girl. That is a great accomplishment. Congratulations. It sounds almost overwhelming to a newbie like me! lol
Remember, you've been here three weeks now, and for me it's been a year and a half.
My best advice is slow and steady, and quality over quantity. I don't make hubs all that quickly. I stick to stuff I really know, not stuff that is supposedly "adsense hot." I try and make my retail offerings be things I'd actually use myself, not just a bunch of stuff that's expensive with the hope of nailing a big commission.
I don't obsess about HubScores going up and down, but I have worked over time to see if I could improve hubs that ranked lower. Most of my hubs are ranked in the 70s or higher. Some hubs really took some fine-tuning before I got them performing better.
A few other authors have hit the 1/2 million pageview mark, but they've got two to three times the hubs that I have. That's just about the best confirmation I could get that I'm creating tightly-focused hubs that are useful to the readers.
Most of my hubs rank in the 70s or higher, as well, but I have a handful that are still languishing in the 60s, and one sorry one that hasn't broken the 50s. Does anyone have tips on things I can do to tweak them? Is it a matter of adding more content, more links, more capsules....or is it a "just try it and see" type of thing?
Any advice or ideas you guys have would be greatly appreciated
Darkside has written a great hub on how hubscores work http://hubpages.com/hub/Hubscore - this should help you to improve your lower scoring hubs.
Relache - congratulations and well done! You are an inspiration to us beginners, so thanks for sharing your milestone.
I just started experimenting, or as I prefer to think of it, "playing" with the Hub. Often I compare really high-ranking Hubs I have to my lower-ranking ones. Is the original content as well-written? Is the info I'm offering useful to the readers? Do I have as good a variety of resources recommended? Do I need to do some outside-HubPages promotion for that one?
The trick is to not endlessly keep tweaking the Hub, but to make meaningful changes and then let it stay at the new level of improvement for a week or two to see if things really change or not. If you change too much, too fast and too often, you won't be able to tell if the new things you are doing are helping or not.
Thanks, Relache. I'm going to go back over some of my lower-ranked hubs with these questions in mind!
Caspar---You're right---Darkside's hub is a great resource. Between his hub and Relache's advice, I have plenty to think about in terms of tweaking those old hubs
I got desperate and published a hub about my "lost hubs" with links to all the miscellaneous hubs that never got any traffic. At least some people saw some of them, and maybe it made them want to read more.
Since most of my hubs are on frugality, no one ever sees the miscellaneous ones unless I do something to bring attention to them.
Those are some pretty impressive milestones...congratulations!!
Wow! That is awesome. $100 a month how did you do that? It would take me 100 years the rate I'm going:.)
When I see a Relache authored thread with the word "milestone" in it I know it's a must read.
I cant believe Iwasn't a fan- so now you have 201 fans! Its inspiring to see you making reasonable money with hubs which arent about online earnings, marketing sex and SEO Well done - you give the rest of us hope!
Congratulations, Relache! It's inspiring and well-deserved!
Congrats. With good effort I hope you will have earnings going higher.
If you don't mind I'd like to ask what is you avarage daily traffic and what is the daily traffic for your best hubs??
An example to us all, Relache. Well done - you confirm my feeling that you can succeed here by posting only quality and originality, at a pace that suits you.
CM Vanderlinden, I'm too lazy to sift through 101 hubs. Tell us which ones are the dogs and see if anyone here has suggestions for bringing them up to scratch. I'm sure we can all profit from the exercise.
Congrats! I can't wait to be as successful as you. I'm only at a little less than a quarter million pageviews and $1-3 a day, so I'm on my way... But a long way to go...
I try tweaking tags and adding some info that is somewhat relevant to the topic, but maybe not exactly point on. That may help more traffic with the 50 hub. I dunno... I still feel like a newbie. need to work on my hubs that score in the 60s and low 70s, but I think the only thing that will help them is traffic.
The other thing to take into consideration is hubpages' preference as to which type of hubs get promoted more than others. I am finding some of my hubs create higher scores than others when they have less traffic and are shorter etc.
I find my time spent more productively creating new ones using things I have seen to work from the old ones and certainly am not going to sweat a few low scoring ones.
Pretty much, nobody wants a Pork with Apples and Cider recipe (my lowest scoring one) , so no matter how much I "tweak" it, it's not going to get up there.
Congratulations!! I can't remember if I am a fan, or not, but I certainly LOVE your writings. And will count myself in. Thanks for the extra tips and the reality check on how long it takes to be really successful here, and how carefully you work on your articles.
Thanks for "keeping it real!" LOL.... Steph
It's encouraging to know that successful veterans also spend time reviewing and tweaking. With my whopping 4 hubs, I'm pretty amazed at how many times I check, read and rewrite. Don't get me wrong, as a most-of-the-time editor, I'm also thankful that the journey from brain to published medium is as confounding and convoluted as it is. But add to that the scoring and monetizing, well, like I said, I appreciate hearing from veterans like you.
That is AWESOME, I hope I can do the same in the future even though I have a long ways to go.
Congratulations, Relache. You continue to amaze.
I am really being inspired reading over everyone's milestones tonight. But you're definitely one of the masters at this Hubpages puzzle. Thanks for the included tips in this thread.
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