How long does it take for hubs to "mature" and make money?
New to hubpages, and I have heard that it takes months for hubs to mature
I've seen mine do the following:
1. The vast majority (especially political pages) have a relatively short shelf life, relatively few views, and fade out to relative nothingness over time. So, maturity for those is not a factor.
2. The ones that stick around and build to a point of drawing daily views EVERY day are presumably the ones that make a few bucks here and there. (I don't track their money making stats, but it makes sense.) For those, it's really variable.
Example: My top Hub to date (in both views and, presumably, money clicks) is titled How to Build a Survival Cabin on a Shoestring Budget. Google and the other search engines always did like it, and almost from the beginning it got at least a few views daily.
But that changed dramatically with the advent of a comment left by Red Elk, who also builds survival structures--some of them quite remarkable. We began tossing comments back and forth, and the massive commenting action seemed to be the biggest turbocharger a Hub could have.
When Red Elk (who has become a close friend) first showed up, the Hub had been published for more than a year and was averaging maybe 10 views a day. Since that time--it's now been online for four years--it's grown and solidified on the Internet to the point that 100 views a day is a slow day. Also, all you have to Google is "Survival Cabin", and the Hub will usually pop up in the #1 Google results position (after the paid slots at the very top).
Summary: "Maturity" is good and yes, does make a difference. But in my experience at least, (a) longtail niche title and content and (b) commenting activity are just as key, if not more so.
Thank you Ghost32. This really helps. I will have to check out Survival Cabin.
It all boils down to reaching the first threshold. It took me a year to get my first payment. Now after two years I reach the threshold every month. Different subjects mature at different speeds. Some actually go backwards if they are not evergreen (evergreen subjects are those that are timeless). I find I need to update some Hubs once in a while just to keep them fresh and so that they continue to be moneymakers.
Watching the stats on your Hubs is an important part of the business, so you know where to put your attention as time goes on.
Having read one of your Hubs I can see already that you'll be doing fine. Keep doing what you're doing. It grows on itself, slowly at the beginning but steadily. Especially for those who write well as you do.
Welcome to HubPages.
I will find out and let you know. Even I am new to Hub pages now
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