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I am curious, to feel out other people's thoughts about traffic.
Yeah, I know. Traffic is uncertain, due to other factors.
But, relative to length of time, related Hubs, backlinks and other things, I am curious to get reactions on if these statistics are okay, iffy, good, bad, indifferent or whatever else you can think of.
I'm just trying to gauge productivity, considering I am only using HubPages statistics and adsense. I am not using GOOGLE analytics and it doesn't matter.
I'm looking for other people's point of view.
Adsense says that I've had <snipped - violation of AdSense TOS> Impressions - <snipped> Clicks and I've made $4.07 for money. I've been a member since Oct 10, 2009
HubPages Statistics are different, and it doesn't matter, because the numbers are numbers.
7 day week: 1154
30 days : 3867
Ever : 7239
So, what is your take?
I've vowed to never reply on the forums but your post has compelled me. Instead of being a cheerleader or nuthugger, I'll give you exactly what you're asking. Objective comparison.
7 days: 351
30 days: 2047
Right off the bat, I noticed you have way more comments and views than me. Our lifetime views are about the same but you will quickly beat me at this pace. I also notice that I've been here 6 months to your 3 months. That's very good on your part. My adsense earning all time is a little over $15 however. Doing the quick math, i "make" about $2.01 per 1000 views while you make about $.56 per 1000 views. I do want to get too specific as to violate adsense TOS but my total ad impression is under 5,000. Almost twice less than your ad impressions.
Note: I'm not bragging or putting you down. Hopefully I think you would appreciate me taking the time to share with you some real data. Not some generic, "Way to go!" reply.
Back on track. Our strategy seem to be much different. I don't really focus on internal traffic. I don't aim to attract followers. I actually hate when I see that I am getting traffic from hubpages on my statistics page. I've found that my product reviews make me the most money for now. I do like writing and it's very clear which of my hubs are "non-commercial". Even when I write non-commercial hubs, I still do my keyword research.
This month (December) has been terrible as far as traffic and earnings. I hope things will pick up. There are a few "tricks" I've learned to increase my CTR. After tweaking my hubs with these tricks, I noticed a slight increase in CTR and earnings. Skimming through some of your hubs, your "self education" hubs have good length.
My advice: Don't look at hubpage traffic sources. Ditch it and sign up for google analytics. Traffic is great. We all want more traffic but I would aim at TARGETED traffic. Traffic from followers are more or less random. Google traffic is where the money is at. Do keyword research. "Google Adwords: Keyword Tool" is your best friend. with your total 54 clicks, you made $4.07. With my mid 60's clicks. I made over $15. Trust me, just by changing a few words could mean the different between 5 cents a click to over $1.50 a click. My highest 1 click earning was over $1. I hope this helps. Also notice you live just north of me. Cheers from RI.
I was exactly in the same place at 3 months here, you may even be doing better. Nice Job.
I have had 560 views on my hubs and I have made $4.88.Not bad actually but my first target is to make $1 everyday.Lets see when i can get there.And Cagsil you are doing pretty good.It will improve for sure.
You are welcome Cagsil and You are doing a good job here at hubpages.You and lyricsingray are keeping the forums alive and also you both have my best wishes for your respective hubs that will be published on 14th feb 2010.Looking forward to it.
For only having been here three months, I think you are doing really well. As more of your hubs are indexed and begin ranking, I think you will see your click ratio go up, unless people are just visiting for the pictures.
I have found that internal traffic is great for comments, but not much else. Even so, your all time hits are more numerous than mine for this profile. Congrats!
This Profiles Stats:
Views Today: 41
Views Week: 230
Views Month: 1110
Views All Time: 5550
Caggie, you work very well in the community and it looks like it is paying off. This is just the beginning for both of us, really, so keep going!
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