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Finding an Audience - Average Traffic for Newbies

  1. EngagementRing profile image69
    EngagementRingposted 8 years ago

    I have been on HubPages for a couple months now and I am looking for ways to get more traffic to my Hubs...aren't we all? I would like to set realistic goals for myself and I wanted advice on what goals I should set for traffic. What are your goals or are you past that point?

  2. relache profile image88
    relacheposted 8 years ago

    It's hard to ever come up with an average for anything here, as different authors have different topics, numbers of Hubs and levels of experience.

    If you have 27 Hubs now, pick some reasonably larger number and make that a goal.  If you earn X amount of money, pick double that as a goal.  Or just pick a future date, work as hard as you can on building Hubs, traffic and revenue, and when that pre-determined date arrives, calculate how much those factors grew from when you started.

    Using yourself and your own level of achievement as the baseline for setting a goal is what I think works best, not comparing yourself to someone else.

    1. kirstenblog profile image76
      kirstenblogposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      This sounds like some good sound advice smile
      Myself I have decided to do my best but not take to much time worrying about it until I have 100 hubs and to look at the overall traffic and top performers only at that point in deciding what has worked best for me smile

  3. kirstenblog profile image76
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I suspect that a top performing hub from the point of view of making money might not be the top traffic one, it may get less traffic but more targeted traffic that converts into sales.

  4. EngagementRing profile image69
    EngagementRingposted 8 years ago

    Thank you both! It can be a little frustrating because there isn't really a solid formula and there is so much fluctuation from day to day.

    1. lorlie6 profile image84
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The fluctuation happens even within a day, so don't stress too much on it.  I know it's confusing, but I think I've learned to deal with that.lol

  5. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    Posting goals can be benefitial and detrimental.

    Instead I would create goals on things you can directly control, ie.  Write three hubs a week. 

    Creatign goals on things like traffic can often make you feel useless, since it is not something you can directly affect (None of the make millions online books tell you that 'luck' plays a huge part in success).

    To start earning online however, just keep writing, goals can help you with that smile

  6. PurpleOne profile image89
    PurpleOneposted 8 years ago

    I myself am struggling with what goals to set for myself as a newbie (I've been writing for 2 months even though I joined hubpages before that). As some have said here, I think maybe the most realistic goal is to create a certain number of hubs over a certain period of time. Unfortunately, traffic and money appear to be things that one cannot directly control, as pointed out by thisisoli.

    When I first joined here, I was able to churn out what hubs I have now relatively quickly but now I've come to a standstill and haven't written anything new in awhile. I find that as I've been learning more on the forums and analyzing the little data I have from the miniscule amount of traffic I get (10 hits per day on a hub is good for me!), that I've become a bit paralyzed as to what steps to take next. I'm going to start writing again eventually and am going to try to do what relache more or less said.. to just double the amount of hubs I have now.

  7. profile image53
    kakinposted 8 years ago

    getting a little promotion from other sites can help you here.
    I have my own blog, which gets me some traffic to hubpages once in a while. Also using other sites for publishing can help you, as you can get them to visit from there to your hubs.

  8. marcel285 profile image65
    marcel285posted 8 years ago

    What is average traffic for newbies?? I get 60-80 page views a day, and iv'e only made 3 cents from google.

    How much traffic do you need to be getting to begin to make any money?

  9. OregonWino profile image72
    OregonWinoposted 8 years ago

    I am getting around 150-200 page views a day but that was not the case originally.  I try to produce a couple of new hubs a week AND I had to go back to all of my hubs after I really learned how to use keywords and change most of my tags which greatly increased my traffic. 

    I would also make sure that you are linking outside of hubpages to drive traffic.

    1. videl05 profile image24
      videl05posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      150-200 page views for all your 13 hubs a day? yikes
      That's really amazing! Just wondering how you did it besides changing keywords and creating more backlinks wink

      1. OregonWino profile image72
        OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        The bulk of those are coming from 3 hubs.  About 40% from my hub on how to tether a T-Mobile Blackberry for free internet and most of those hits are from Google, so I just got lucky with that one!  I didnt even think about doing that topic until I tried to tether my blackberry and could not find a good how to on it

    2. PurpleOne profile image89
      PurpleOneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Do you think that if I changed my tags that I could improve my traffic as well? Most of my hubs have a ton of tags (but they're all relevant).. I don't really feel that I should take them out. How did you "improve" your tags?

      1. OregonWino profile image72
        OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I dont think you should take them out, but you may want to cross-check them with the keyword tool from google if you have not done so allready

        1. OregonWino profile image72
          OregonWinoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          Until I happened to write a hub that for some reason got a lot of traffic from google, my traffic was much lower.  After my tethering blackberry hub I akm also getting lots of secondary traffic to my other technology hubs.  I think that there can be a huge variety of traffic depending on the type and popualtiry of hubs.

          To that end, just keep writing and vary the topics that you write about!

  10. thisisoli profile image72
    thisisoliposted 8 years ago

    I'm on around 2000 views a day, which roughly converts (for me) to about $1500 a month.

    My best advice would be keep writing, seriously, it will pay off and you will slowly learn all those little things which cannot really be taught!