3,000,000 today!!!

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  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years ago

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    Been waiting for this one!  As of 3 hours ago, I just hit 3 million views!  Thank you HP and all of you who have helped me along the way.  Don't know if my good luck will continue, but this sure feels good!!!

    1. sallybea profile image97
      sallybeaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So pleased for you.  You are an inspiration!  Congratulations!

    2. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Great achievement, well done. All your hard work is paying off - may your success long continue.

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for the good words hubbers.  Traffic has slowed recently, so it may be quite awhile until the next jump, so wanted to share this good news while I could.  Wanted you guys to see that it is possible.  However, as many of you know, it takes a long time!  I started here in January of 2012 and it was years before I got decent views and started earning.  Glad I hung in there!  Do the same and you can get good results, tool

      1. Ben716 profile image91
        Ben716posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        I joined Hubpages in 2009, I guess so. I gave up when I saw I was earning cents per month. At that time I was posting articles at one of writing revenue site that soon closed its doors in 2014. At the end of 2014 I got my first payment which motivated me to continue. Till now, I am in love with Hubpages and its members.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          That's cool and you've almost hit a million, nice. Keep writing wink

          1. Ben716 profile image91
            Ben716posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks:)

    4. Eurofile profile image94
      Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations. What advice can you give to relatively newbie hubbers to follow in your footsteps.

      1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
        TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Read the info in the learning center that tells you how to create a stellar hub.  Choose topics that are evergreen and that respond to things people need or want to know.  Read the work of successful writers here so that you can see how they do their formatting.  Use legal photos that you have edited.  Write well and speak to your readers whenever you can.  These are just some of the things that will help, but most of all...keep Google happy!  Welcome to HP and good luck!

        1. Eurofile profile image94
          Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks, Timetraveler2. I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question.

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

            No problem.  Newbies often rush to write before taking the time to review the guidelines.  I did this myself when I started here.  Caused me a lot of work later because I had to redo many articles!  It's worth your time, believe me.  One more thing, it takes time to start earning.  I didn't start making any decent money until year three...however, I learned a lot during the first two years and still continue to learn.  It's like getting a free education and, for me, it has really paid off.

            1. Eurofile profile image94
              Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

              Thanks for the encouragement. 10 months in and I have earned cents, so there is hope yet for earning a little more. I have never been a  Facebook fan, but I think links might help with traffic to Hub Page articles.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                Facebook is not really a viable source for long term traffic. You need your article to be shared across groups to attract new people. Even if you have a group of your own with 100 thousand people, maybe 20% click on your link (usually a lot less), that would give you a one time 20k views, but that's it. The article is then dead.

                The better source of social media traffic is Pinterest. Pins are easily shared across boards and so your audience reach grows over time. I refer to the potential audience.

                But the best source is organic traffic because that's where people are actually searching for your article.

                My suggestion would be: write for your audience while keeping SEO strategies in mind. Your title, for instance, needs to be Keyword based, if it were a magazine, you could write a really catchy title without mentioning your keyword at all. That's the only major change. In all other aspects, writing on the internet would be the same as writing for a magazine. While you wait for your search engine traffic to grow, you could try and gain some Pinterest traffic.

                Sharing on FB if you got a group is fine, but the time you spend to create a group just for your HP articles vs the return is almost never worth it.

                1. Eurofile profile image94
                  Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks for the advice. That lets me off the hook for signing up to Facebook, but maybe I should look into Pinterest. I have been trying to follow your SEO advice in my recent article titles.

                2. Ben716 profile image91
                  Ben716posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  I agree with you, lobobrandon. I have only linked one of my articles or two 2-3 times. I no longer share the link to any of my articles in any social media site. I write my with the seriousness of a writer (following Hubpages Guidelines to writing better articles) and sit and wait. The rest is upon Hubpages Team and for Google to find the articles.

              2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
                TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                I took a look at your profile.  It seems you are writing mostly about travel and only about very limited areas.  You also only have 8 featured hubs. Eight is not nearly enough to be able to earn here in most cases unless your articles are wildly popular or heavily searched.  I have 150 articles on my main site.  You need to write many more and about different topics or earnings will escape you.  If you plan to use Pinterest, you will need to put text on your main photo.  Also, your photos, while nice, seem kind of bland.  You want something that will catch people's eye and attract them to your articles.  Check mine out and you'll see what I'm talking about.  For example, on one hub about living for less in an RV I don't post a photo of an RV...I post a photo of a frog relaxing and have a catchy title.  Think outside the box!

                1. Eurofile profile image94
                  Eurofileposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  Thanks. I had gathered that a big portfolio of articles works well. It takes a while to accumulate. I will bear in mind your advice. Thank you very much. When you talk about putting text on my main photo, are you referring to photos on Pinterest or on Hub Pages? As editors here have vetoed headings on photos.

                  1. DrMark1961 profile image98
                    DrMark1961posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    I am not sure where you got the impression that HP editors do not allow writing on the photos. If you check Timetraveller┬┤s profile you will see that many of her photos have "made for pinterest (MFP)" writing on them to increase traffic to HP from that site. When my articles are edited, the editor will sometimes even add writing to the first image.
                    There is an article on using MFP images on wrylilts profile. It is worth your time to go back and add these images to your articles and then to set up a Pinterest account.

                  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
                    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    No, editors here have not vetoed putting text on photos.  Not headings...text.  A Made for Pinterest photo is a top notch photo that has text on it that somehow repeats your title, albeit not necessarily exactly.  They have to be placed on the first photo of your hub when you post it on HP.  You can then click on your photo and place a copy of it on Pinterest. Other writers can place your photo on Pinterest also.  Each time someone clicks on your photo, it links to the article you originally posted.  I do this for every single hub and it can bring in a lot of views if your photo is interesting and the wordage catchy.  Go to Pinterest and click on a few and you'll see what I mean.

                2. Jean Bakula profile image96
                  Jean Bakulaposted 2 years agoin reply to this

                  So happy for you! It takes a long time, but so gratifying to know that many people were interested in reading your hubs. I'm getting close.

                  1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
                    TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

                    Keep chugging away...it will happen..and thanks.

    5. Jowy2000 profile image96
      Jowy2000posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Major congrats! yikes seems like an impossible goal lol but I'm sure it's well deserved

    6. Ben716 profile image91
      Ben716posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! Congratulations. I have barely hit a million but in 3-4 months I will. Now, that's quite a feat. This is what I have to say referring to Hubpages Team who are fond of telling me this whenever they send my earnings at my PayPal account at the end of month, "Keep up the good work, and keep writing great articles!"

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image92
    Kenna McHughposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!!!!

  3. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 2 years ago

    Good job TT2. You are such a hard worker and you deserve all your success.

  4. innerspin profile image90
    innerspinposted 2 years ago

    Brilliant! Lovely to hear of your success.

  5. Erudite Scholar profile image73
    Erudite Scholarposted 2 years ago

    Congrats Timetraveller.Thats a humongous milestone.

  6. Rochelle Frank profile image94
    Rochelle Frankposted 2 years ago

    Congrats! Good luck is only a part of it. You have put in a lot of work and have qualified your expertise with thousands of miles of experience.

  7. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 2 years ago

    Congrats! You deserve it. It's also nice to see some good news on the forums for a change. Thanks for sharing smile

  8. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image98
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

  9. Blond Logic profile image96
    Blond Logicposted 2 years ago

    That's fantastic. You've worked so hard for that. You've got a popular niche and you share your expertise in a very readable manner. It won't be long until you hit 4 million!

  10. OldRoses profile image97
    OldRosesposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!

  11. ziyena profile image97
    ziyenaposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations and well deserved!

  12. Sherry Hewins profile image94
    Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years ago

    Wow, congrats! You really seem to have hit your stride. I'm sure this little slump will pass. I came on board before you did, and I haven't even got to my first million yet. I'm at almost 900,000 now.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Almost there smile

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      As I've always said, a lot depends on your topics.  I happened to luck out with a niche I know a lot about that became extremely popular in recent years.  900,000 is pretty darned good for the number of hubs you've written.  I have 150 of them right now but you only have 59.  You'll find that once you hit your first million, the next million will come faster.  I have seen this to be true on every level, so don't despair.  I think you're doing great so keep at it.

      1. Sherry Hewins profile image94
        Sherry Hewinsposted 2 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks TT2. I am not despairing at all. In fact, I am quite happy with the level of success I have achieved. This first million is taking a long time, but as you and others have said, the second comes faster!

  13. wilderness profile image96
    wildernessposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!  It's a big milestone, isn't it?

  14. Susana S profile image96
    Susana Sposted 2 years ago

    Whoop! Well done smile

  15. janshares profile image95
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    OMGoodness! yikes I'm so excited for you. You've worked so hard for this. Congrats!

  16. Butterfly67 profile image90
    Butterfly67posted 2 years ago

    Congrats TT2, that is fab!

  17. Natalie Frank profile image94
    Natalie Frankposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!  That's really some achievement!  You should be very proud.  Obviously your articles are well regarded.  Here's to the next million!

  18. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image84
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations and good luck.

  19. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 2 years ago

    Congratulations!  Must be great to see all your hard work rewarded

  20. poppyr profile image92
    poppyrposted 2 years ago

    I might be a little late here, but that's fantastic, great job!

  21. EnviroMentalFlow profile image79
    EnviroMentalFlowposted 2 years ago

    Awesome, well done... just curious does HP help towards financing your RV life?

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image96
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I guess you could say that in terms of the fact that I earn money here, but they don't specifically foot any of my bills or anything. I pay for all I do myself.

  22. hclpd profile image94
    hclpdposted 2 years ago

    Wow! I am nowhere near close. Congrats!

 
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