Did anyone else obsess over their HubPages site for the first couple months?

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  1. missa72542 profile image93
    missa72542posted 7 years ago

    Did anyone else obsess over their HubPages site for the first couple months?

    I've been here for going on 2 months now, and I'm constantly checking on my hubs. Seeing if the traffic is going up, or if its going down. Lately I've gotten really into trying to set up backlinks for all of my hubs and I've seen a pretty big change from that. It's very exciting! No, I haven't made a payout yet, which I didn't expect to. And I don't for a while, that's not what i'm asking here. I just want to know which of you constantly kept a close eye on your hubs in the beginning, or perhaps still do months and months later?

  2. Simba73 profile image73
    Simba73posted 7 years ago

    Yeah !!!
    I do all the time !! can't help it, hubs seem to get addictive, but then there is so much good writing on here it never seems to get boring. not sure how long it will last but I feel like I have found a new way to express myself.
    I love it !!!
    I'm sure we are not the only ones Missa smile

    Simba

    1. missa72542 profile image93
      missa72542posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hehe, yeah. I posted all of my hubs on stumbleupon the other night and I got a HUGE increase in traffic just that one night. But it seemed to level out since then. Maybe I should have spread them apart haha.

  3. Rosyel Sawali profile image62
    Rosyel Sawaliposted 7 years ago

    I actually took the site for granted for the first few months since I joined. I didn't realize it's such a good site since a few months back. Time flies and now I've been here for a year ^_^

  4. nanderson500 profile image86
    nanderson500posted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I've also been here a couple of months and I check hubpages several times a day on most days!

  5. Georgie Lowery profile image92
    Georgie Loweryposted 7 years ago

    I'm still doing it, and I've been here for five months. I don't check every couple of hours like I used to, but I'm still looking at my stats several times a day.

  6. Jeannieinabottle profile image91
    Jeannieinabottleposted 7 years ago

    I've been using HubPages for about a year and a half, and I still check on my hubs all the time!  I check my stats at least a few times a day.  I also try to improve hubs and figure out how to make them rank higher. 

    Honestly, I don't check the stats as much as I once did (I was super obsessed before) but it is mostly because I work on other sites and don't have as much time.  I use Blogger, Wizzley, Web Answers, and Zazzle, too.  They take up a lot of free time.  :-)

  7. freecampingaussie profile image59
    freecampingaussieposted 7 years ago

    https://usercontent2.hubstatic.com/6897927_f260.jpg

    Still do 2 years later - Answer questions - Join in on forums - write hubs, check stats etc !! I am always taking photos for hubpages !

    1. Rebecca2904 profile image72
      Rebecca2904posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      That's such an awesome photo! Love it!

  8. Cardisa profile image90
    Cardisaposted 7 years ago

    99% of all hubber do that including myself..lol

    I am here nearly 20 months and still obsess over mine...shhhhh...don't tell anyone, they think I have gotten over that.

    I don't obsess over the hubscore anymore but my traffic definitely has a hold on me.  I have one bad traffic day per week and that's Saturday, my best day is Sunday so I always try to get my traffic up on weekends by publishing new stuff every week and sharing on Google+ and FB. I don't backlink but I keep finding that visitors are linking to me naturally. Be careful with how you set up your backlinks. Make sure they are natural.

  9. Rfordin profile image80
    Rfordinposted 7 years ago

    Yep,

    Although in my defense I'm still semi-new here. I am obsessed and I happen to obsess quite easily so I spend a majority of my day messing around here doing one thing or another. Of course in between life.....

    I sure hope it calms down because I really am starting to feel guilty about the time I spend here.

    Your "normal" lol.

    ~Becky

  10. Doodlehead profile image75
    Doodleheadposted 7 years ago

    I didn't think of it as obsessing, but the fact is I guess do.  I joined a few forums so I could do backlinking and found some worked and others were duds. 

    It is pretty fun though.

  11. Becky Katz profile image83
    Becky Katzposted 7 years ago

    One year and still obsessing. I think it is getting worse. I am getting close to pay-out and always checking to see how much closer. LOL

  12. The Invincible profile image60
    The Invincibleposted 7 years ago

    Yeah, I did. It's kind of addictive initially. I used to check my profile almost every hour.

  13. Wesley Meacham profile image87
    Wesley Meachamposted 7 years ago

    First couple of months???

    I'm still obsessed over it.

    Seriously though, yeah. I'm starting to spend less time on the site and more time doing other things. I've realized that it is not important to publish 100 hubs in 100 days or any other such sillyness. Those things aren't bad but they just aren't necisary. I probably do spend a bit more time than I need to. Like you I've noticed that traffic dramatically increases if I cross link multiple hubs that are on the same or similar topics.

    It is really scary when you notice that everything you do becomes something you could potentially write a hub about. And even worse, you start thinking of things to do just so you can take pictures and write about them later.

  14. GmaGoldie profile image81
    GmaGoldieposted 7 years ago

    First two years and going strong. I am completely addicted. HubPages is my scrap book, where my pen pals resides, it is where I dream, where I relax and yes, where I work. I simply love it. My garden is number one but HubPages is competing very well.

  15. austinhealy profile image71
    austinhealyposted 7 years ago

    Obsess might be too strong of a word but follow with intense interest : absolutely ! There's nothing more exciting than the exchanges of all sorts that go on here. You're own writings,but also other people's work. And the variety of topics is out of this world.

  16. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 7 years ago

    I'm so obsessed, Missa, that I posed a similar hub question last week. I'm constantly checking everything. I've only been here about 3 weeks! I don't even know how to do backlinks, keyword search, etc. I'm just loving the community, loving the creating/writing process but clueless as loon. I'm still waiting for earnings program/ad sense to straighten out, much less any pay out. Maybe, I'll see that in October, whatever. But it doesn't stop me from checking anyway like a dope fiend looking for another hit . . .lol, lol, lol.

    1. Simba73 profile image73
      Simba73posted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Same here LOL don't worry the earning will come in but if like me a slow trickle so far, I've been on the earning program for just over a month smile
      It does happen !! don't worry
      Simba

 
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