I don't make much money on HubPages to begin with but 3-4 days ago my earnings jumped. I'm breaking records and I don't know why.
I don't know what's going on. I didn't change anything at all on my end. I checked AdSense and I didn't notice anything weird.
Should I be concerned? What do I do? Any insight would be appreciated.
Did you get a jump in traffic? Or has your CPM or Amazon conversion rate jumped?
Amazon numbers look the same.
Yes, I definitely got a jump in traffic. That's what I'm trying to figure out. If I did something right, I want to know what it was.
CPM... A lot of folks mentioned that. I don't know what that is or how to find it. Any help would be appreciated!
It's possible your article had a little viral jump in traffic. Check your traffic sources. This is nothing to be concerned about, but definitely something to be happy about.
Viral jump? Very cool.
Traffic sources? Over the past 7 days, android.google leads the way. What's the difference between that and google?
As I understand it, android google is app people use to search via voice on their smart phones. If your article is listed at the top, and someone says "what is the best way to join the military" those page views are sent your way. Some of my articles will get thousands of page views a day from android but only a few hundred from google. It is a great thing for traffic.
You are paid by impressions, not page views. You will get less than 60% of your page views paid since if someone is using an ad blocker, or goes to your page, reads the first sentence, and then leaves before the ads even load, you will not be paid.
CPM is the amount you are paid per 1000 impressions. You can find it by going to your account page,click on earnings, then earning reports, then click on filter and select the ad program for the time you want to look at. (Your CPM is private information so should not be revealed on this forum.)
You can make a significant monthly income from this site. You have an interesting niche and if people want to learn more your articles are informative. If you want to learn more about earning and writing here go to this site and do some reading https://hubpageshelp.com/
Wow! This is gold! Thanks so much!
Since all this started, my Impressions tripled and my CPM nearly doubled.
Here's my next stupid question: What do I do with this info?
Higher CPM with consistent traffic means more earnings. Higher traffic with consistent CPM increases earnings. When both go up, you get the boost you've been seeing. That's all you can do with this info.
As TIMETRAVELER2 mentioned a viral jump, I remember a few years ago when that pool for the Olympics in Brazil turned green. It was a worldwide news story and my green pool article received a staggering amount of traffic for like 2 days. It was in the tens of thousands of views. It was exciting!
Check your CPM/impressions and see if an article(s) are getting more views. It could be a seasonal article or one that has gone viral. Enjoy it!
You can Google these terms and find tons of information.
I would check the articles receiving the traffic boost. You're probably getting more search from Google or perhaps someone shared your articles.
Voice searches are crucial for impressions. It all begins with "Hey, Google..."
It looks like things have calmed down. Numbers are starting to look normal. This was a very intense but insightful experience for me.
For everyone's time and info: Thanks for all your help!
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