Are the writers on Hubpages success stories still making good money?

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  1. Skarlet profile image86
    Skarletposted 9 years ago

    Are the writers on Hubpages success stories still making good money?

    When a big update took place a few months ago some writers noticed that the hub stats that were available to view on the Hubbers success profiles had disappeared. Many Hubpages writers believed that this was due to their profiles losing views and $$$$.

  2. SidKemp profile image80
    SidKempposted 9 years ago

    I don't know what stats used to be there, but I just went through all the stats available on and found it useful for refining my growth plan. All but one are still active, from what I can see. And that one is still getting lots of new followers. I agree it would be good to have an update. Maybe some of the people in the success stories will come forth. Or maybe HubPages will offer an update on them, or add some more stories.

  3. bdegiulio profile image96
    bdegiulioposted 9 years ago

    I have wondered the same thing.  Are they as successful today as they were when the success profiles were written, what with all of the Google updates that seem to hit most of us.  Interesting question.  It would be good to hear from some of the more successful veterans here.

  4. jeffduff profile image78
    jeffduffposted 9 years ago

    Hubpages Incorporated isn't saying, so far as I can tell.

    The former Grand Poobahs and Olympians of Hubpages never seem to respornd to these kinds of questions, either.

    The silence is a little deafening, don't you think?  (At the least, it's weird!)

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image86
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      " Grand Poobahs and Olympians of Hubpages " - I'm in love with this bit of text!

    2. jeffduff profile image78
      jeffduffposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Mr. Shaw!  Now, if I could only get more of my brothers-in-law to write nice things about my 41 Hubs!  ;-)

  5. Grant's World profile image80
    Grant's Worldposted 9 years ago

    Great question Skarlet. I patiently wait for an answer as well from someone who is featured daily on the main page of HubPages.

  6. aa lite profile image84
    aa liteposted 9 years ago

    I remember Marye Audet starting a forum thread a few months ago, about the fall in traffic.  In fact I think the "success stories", or at least some of them have lost proportionally more traffic than other people.  Of course they had much better traffic to start with.

    I also think Mark Knowles has a video hub in which he discusses the fall in traffic of the previously very successful hubbers.  Again it is a bit out of date now.

    So, unless things have changed for the better, I think they are now earning a lot less than they did then.  I'm pretty sure they are still earning a lot more than me, though.

  7. somethgblue profile image78
    somethgblueposted 9 years ago

    I haven't heard much about them as they do seem suspiciously quite. I do know that I was averaging 1,500 Page Views a day, until Google put the hammer down, now I only average around 300.

    I recently reviewed my profile based on some websites that rate other websites and they had my page views at 750,000 and my Hub Pages profile valued at $20,000.00. Considering I'm only at 152,000 total page views and have only earned $500.00 dollars it makes me wonder if Hub Pages is accurately portraying our stats, after all how would we know?

    This information alone inspired me to branch out on my own and am now creating my own site, of course only time will tell but to average 1,500 a day and drop to 300 is too extreme for me to sit idly by and do nothing. is ranked 475 in the world (among the 30 million domains), a low rank means that this website gets lots of visitors. This site is relatively popular among users in the United States. It gets 29.8% from United States.     This site is estimated worth $9,108,136USD. This site has a good Pagerank(3/10). It has 92,359 backlinks. It's good for seo website. has 78% seo score.

    1. aa lite profile image84
      aa liteposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think it is your subdomain that is ranked 475th in the world, but the whole site  What does Google analytics tell you about your traffic?

    2. Relationshipc profile image88
      Relationshipcposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I agree with aa...hook yourself up Google so you can see what is going on for yourself. Just use their webmaster tools and you will be able to clearly see if the stats match up.

    3. Natashalh profile image77
      Natashalhposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Some website the other day told me I make 15 cents a day on each of my blogs. What a joke! Those estimates are usually way off in favor of far higher than real earnings.

    4. Insane Mundane profile image57
      Insane Mundaneposted 9 years agoin reply to this sucks along with all the ones that look like it; ha!

    5. somethgblue profile image78
      somethgblueposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      yeah but I didn't search under Hub Pages, I searched under somethgblue, so I really don't know what to make of it, on another site it listed me with over  650,000 page views and yet I only have 152,000, makes me wonder . . . .?

    6. Insane Mundane profile image57
      Insane Mundaneposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, somethgblue, once you get your other websites and blogs set up, your stat-counters will be more accurate... has always worked for me.

    7. Solaras profile image95
      Solarasposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      When you were receiving 1500 views a day what did that translate too in $$ versus 300 views a day?  I am curious what kind of payout on can expect if one ever gets approved by Google AdSense.

  8. carol7777 profile image78
    carol7777posted 9 years ago

    Everyone seems to be most interested in answers for this.  I have only been writing here for several months, and have heard complaints about dropping views.  I must have just started at that time so I don't know anything different.  I do know it takes lots of work and views to make any money here.

    1. SidKemp profile image80
      SidKempposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      There was a big drop around September 2011, as a result of a major Panda update (adjustment to Google's way of working). These have happened from time to time. Some, it appears, permanently lost traffic. Others, like myself, saw a temporary dip.

  9. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 9 years ago

    As a veteran with over 4 years on HP I can indeed say that that fortunes have changed over the last 2 years.  It's much tougher to garner Google traffic now and can only suppose it's because of HP's reputation for publishing low quality content in the past. 

    I was one of those who lost 75--85% of their traffic literally overnight and hasn't seen any sort of return  to those stats since Aug. 2011.  It remains to be seen if HP ever gains any credibility with Google again.

    1. Dr Billy Kidd profile image94
      Dr Billy Kiddposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      My traffic doubled with the changes at Google. And that's with Hub Pages cutting my list of articles in half, dumping the one's that are not viewed very often. I know how I could make money--do what I'm doing much faster!

    2. Randy Godwin profile image61
      Randy Godwinposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Glad it's working for you, Billy.  It worked for me too at one time. To each........

    3. SidKemp profile image80
      SidKempposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Randy and Billy. This is some hard data we can use!

    4. Grant's World profile image80
      Grant's Worldposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Randy I have experienced the same drop in traffic as you and have been moving idled hubs to another website slowly but surely. Moved over 40 so far and probably 30 more to go for now.

  10. Wayne Brown profile image82
    Wayne Brownposted 9 years ago

    I would have never referred to my own as a "success story" but on a relative scale, since the recent changes in the interface with Google and the featured/unfeatured articles....the net result is that my views have been cut in half as have my earnings.  As a result, I have started taking my latest articles to another site.  ~WB

    1. profile image0
      Casimiroposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Do tell! smile Which one and is it any more successful than here?

    2. jeffduff profile image78
      jeffduffposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, Mr. Brown, do tell.  Enquiring Minds want to know!

  11. doantodd0 profile image60
    doantodd0posted 9 years ago

    I have no idea, since I've only been writing for a couple of weeks. I have experienced falling traffic on some of my hubs, but not many.

  12. iviskei profile image61
    iviskeiposted 9 years ago

    I'm not sure if they are still making that much money, but it does look like many of them are still active.

  13. Novel Treasure profile image90
    Novel Treasureposted 9 years ago

    It would be nice to see newer success stories, if there are any. It might help motivate other members to see people who have succeeded besides the original ones that are already established.

    Plus, if you read some of their profiles they mention writing for other sites and blogs that already have following so I imagine part of their success was having their own forums and backlinking to hubs to add to those views.


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