My earnings jumped and I don't know why.

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  1. SgtCecil profile image94
    SgtCecilposted 8 months ago

    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.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Did you get a jump in traffic? Or has your CPM or Amazon conversion rate jumped?

      1. SgtCecil profile image94
        SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        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!

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image97
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. SgtCecil profile image94
        SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        Viral jump? Very cool.

        Traffic sources? Over the past 7 days, android.google leads the way. What's the difference between that and google?

        1. DrMark1961 profile image97
          DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

          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/

          1. SgtCecil profile image94
            SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

            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?

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

              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.

              1. SgtCecil profile image94
                SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

                Cool! Thanks for the info!

    3. robhampton profile image94
      robhamptonposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      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!

      1. SgtCecil profile image94
        SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

        As expected, the one with the highest increase is the one with the highest overall traffic. It's one of my Army hubs.

  2. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    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!

    1. SgtCecil profile image94
      SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      "CPM/impressions"

      OK, my head is spinning. Are there any useful articles or sources you can direct me to?

      Today was another awesome day! I am definitely enjoying it!

  3. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    You can Google these terms and find tons of information.

    1. SgtCecil profile image94
      SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      In the past, this stuff didn't interest me at all. It seemed like the rules kept changing. So I just focused on writing.

      Now, it looks like I have to get my head out of the sand.

  4. Isivwe Muobo profile image84
    Isivwe Muoboposted 8 months ago

    I would check the articles receiving the traffic boost. You're probably getting more search from Google or perhaps someone shared your articles.

    1. SgtCecil profile image94
      SgtCecilposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Hey, thanks for the insight! I'll take a closer look.

  5. Kenna McHugh profile image90
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    Voice searches are crucial for impressions. It all begins with "Hey, Google..."

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Do you have any idea on how Google selects what is going to show up after a voice search? Some days I will get thousands, then the next just a few. I have no idea how this works.

  6. SgtCecil profile image94
    SgtCecilposted 7 months ago

    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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