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!!!
So pleased for you. You are an inspiration! Congratulations!
Great achievement, well done. All your hard work is paying off - may your success long continue.
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
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.
Congratulations. What advice can you give to relatively newbie hubbers to follow in your footsteps.
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!
Thanks, Timetraveler2. I appreciate you taking the time to respond to my question.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Major congrats! seems like an impossible goal lol but I'm sure it's well deserved
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!"
Good job TT2. You are such a hard worker and you deserve all your success.
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.
Congrats! You deserve it. It's also nice to see some good news on the forums for a change. Thanks for sharing
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!
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.
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.
OMGoodness! I'm so excited for you. You've worked so hard for this. Congrats!
Congratulations! That's really some achievement! You should be very proud. Obviously your articles are well regarded. Here's to the next million!
Congratulations! Must be great to see all your hard work rewarded
I might be a little late here, but that's fantastic, great job!
Awesome, well done... just curious does HP help towards financing your RV life?
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