25 Articles and I'm in the top 3%???

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  1. profile image0
    Marisa Writesposted 11 months ago

    I just got an email congratulating me on having 25 Featured Hubs (on my new account).  it said that puts me in the top 3% of Hubbers.

    So that means 97% of Hubbers have fewer than 25 Featured Hubs.  It just goes to show you how few truly active members HubPages has.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image94
      Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Good point (and welcome back!), but I suppose that statistic includes the numerous accounts that never really go anywhere, posting a comment or two before vanishing. Still interesting though.

    2. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hey there, I'm at under 25 tongue I did have over 25 featured at one point though, so I got that accolade I guess.

      If you go to the About us page: https://hubpages.com/about/us
      Published articles: 703,933
      Users: 46,395

      Hubs/User is just 15.17. It's not surprising that 25 puts you in the top percentile. Jeremy is helping increase that average lol

      1. Jeremy Gill profile image94
        Jeremy Gillposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks for the numbers! And yes, I feel sorry for the poor editors who have to constantly read my ramblings : )

        1. EricFarmer8x profile image97
          EricFarmer8xposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          You are a huge inspiration for me to continue to write video game hubs.

      2. incomeguru profile image95
        incomeguruposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        https://hubstatic.com/14999885.jpg

    3. NateB11 profile image94
      NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Wow, that is surprising. I would think in general accounts would mostly have more than 25 articles. I'm guessing people don't write a lot of articles for 3 reasons: 1) They join and never do anything with their account, possibly comment on a forum or article here or there; 2) They join, write a few articles and then lose interest or give up; or 3) They have a small number of articles that are SEO-optimized and so they let them sit and earn.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I feel you wrote number 3 for me lol By the end of May I should be more than 25, fingers crossed.

        1. NateB11 profile image94
          NateB11posted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Haha! Yeah, it appears that way! Actually, I was thinking of you and few others on here that I know do well and don't have a lot of articles. I actually have an account here that is kind of like that. This account that I use on the forums is my first account and has a lot of articles that I wrote years ago when I had no idea how to write for the Internet; didn't even know how to create a decent title.

          1. robhampton profile image94
            robhamptonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            I try to consider myself as doing well. 27 featured. Although CPM is down, I still do well for payout as the weather heats up and gets closer to summer (when I earn the most) Amazon is still surprisingly equalling and exceeding my daily ad program earnings. I thought Amazon dropped percentage? Well over $300 for April so far.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I didn't realize you had so few hubs. I always imagined you had a lot more. The same story in my case, Amazon is surpassing HP ads this month. Also, HP has a special deal with Amazon, their commission did not go down the last time either. I'm sure most other big sites out there (that dominate search engines) have special programs as well.

              1. robhampton profile image94
                robhamptonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Yo Lobo! Long time! Ya, still hanging in there. I get BIG payouts in the summer (June,July, August) last year I had a $1,600 month. But cpm is so much lower and continues to decline year over year since 2017. I read the forums daily but rarely chime in. Just want to stay in the loop as far as what others are experiencing. My traffic is up a little compared to last year. For so few articles, guess I can't complain. In 2017 I nearly sold out to (I think) the same guy Marissa did. I think I should have. His offer was nothing to sneeze at. To the point that money was in an escrow account and I backed out at the last minute. Screenshot of month traffic compared to 2019 though...

                https://hubstatic.com/14992625.png

              2. wilderness profile image96
                wildernessposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                You're not alone - Amazon is going gangbusters for me as well, at half again what HPads is doing.

                I'll be sorry to see it end when the lockdown does, but maybe the ads will pick back up by then.  That would seem to make sense.

          2. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Cool. I had another 2 accounts but just 3-4 hubs on them. I don't even bother logging in anymore. I am not even sure if they are featured. I'll go check.

            1. DrMark1961 profile image98
              DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

              I had another account for my other stuff. I forgot to check in for a few years and it was gone. Oh well, it never earned anyway.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                Gone as in the account was deleted?

                1. DrMark1961 profile image98
                  DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Yes, last year (I think) when I entered that name and PW nothing came up. It probably had 0 earnings and I did not even open it up for years.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                    Oh okay.

    4. alambientertainment profile image90
      alambientertainmentposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Hey, I also got the same message for 25 featured articles and being among the top 3% on Tuesday. But, I'm still far from reaching the level of most successful writers.

    5. lateralscript profile image85
      lateralscriptposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats! I started 4 years ago and posted three articles then left. I'm back now and have nine; hopefully soon to be ten featured articles published, three of which have been moved to network sites. I'll keep on keeping on!

    6. Glenis Rix profile image97
      Glenis Rixposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations on achieving 25 featured articles so quickly. However, your conclusion regarding the statistics may be incorrect. How many HubPages articles, I wonder, are not featured?  The fact that you are in the top 3% may reflect that there is a quality issue with many articles that are published.

      All 39 of my articles are featured - it’s a matter of personal pride in my writing that compels me to put in the work to ensure that they are. (Sadly, the effort is not reflected in income, as I write about what interests me as opposed to what would appeal to a wide audience).

      1. profile image0
        Marisa Writesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I don't see how my conclusions could be incorrect.   The fact is that 97% of Hubbers have fewer than 25 featured Hubs. 

        I can't imagine someone being an active member of HubPages for long if they weren't managing to get their Hubs featured.

  2. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 11 months ago

    1. I take all automated emails with a grain of salt. I am not sure if they are just written to make new writers feel better. That one was probably written, and has not changed, since about 2009.
    2. If it is true, I think it is including all of those people that sign up and never write a hub. Most of them I see writing about dogs publish one in very poor English and then do not even bother posting on the forums.
    3. I think Jeremy has a good point. Some people sign up just to comment and never come here intending to write a hub.
    4. I saw you on my feed today. Marisa has already made 100 forum posts? It is great to have you back around here. (Are you planning on getting a 3% tatoo?)

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I noticed too, more than 100 forum posts. I must admit that is one I have never seen before.

  3. bhattuc profile image80
    bhattucposted 11 months ago

    I have more than 25 but never got that message. Any idea how many hubbers would be there in that 3% band. My guess is somwhere between 100 to 200!

  4. Cynthia Hoover profile image93
    Cynthia Hooverposted 11 months ago

    You had me interested in what my 'Congratulations on 100 featured hubs' email said. I did not give it too close of a look when I got it.

    No mention of what percentile of hubbers I am in, but it wasn't boring:

    "You have hit a pretty impressive milestone—you have published 100 articles!

    Fun fact: When a television show reaches 100 episodes, it is typically considered viable for syndication. Now that you have published 100 articles, you could be considered somewhat of a hit yourself!"

  5. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
    Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months ago

    Eh, featured doesn't mean much. I've over 270 featured ones, I think.

    I certainly don't have non featured hubs.

    Where's Patty Inglish? Last time I looked at her profile I'm certain she had well more than one thousand featured hubs. And she's not the only person with an account like that.

    I should have more than 500, but I'm a pretty bipolar person. And I'm starting to get to where I've a lot of stuff which could and absolutely should get some seroius updating.

    I hate to say this, it doesn't really reflect well on me, but once that stupid Chinese virus thing shut down the clown world we live in - I kind of felt better about how the traffic and the money went down.

    Oh well, someone wants to be a writer, you have to write. If you don't write, you're not a writer, so forth and so on.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image98
      DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Check out this profile https://hubpages.com/@jeremygill
      Pretty impressive!

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        I'm certainly impressed. It's time I get back on my horse and do more writing.

        I've been pretty pissed about the rejection letters from submissions to niche sites. I've lost a lot of confidence that the moderators know good content from bad content.

        I mean several things I've submitted and seen rejected get more traffic on the homesite than some other things I've seen them move.

        It leaves me scratching my head. I need to be writing anyway, as it seems to give me some sense of satisfaction, regardless of what "team" thinks about whatever it is.

        1. lobobrandon profile image90
          lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

          Which niche site are you talking about? I'm surprised that something on HP is getting more traffic than a niche site. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was one of the sites that took a huge hit (caloriebee, youmemindbody, etc.).

          1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
            Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

            Spinditty. Some of my guitar things sitting on Hubpages do quite well.

            I should point out here that I've also got guitar things on Hubpages which I would never think should be on Spinditty, because they're about some pretty obscure stuff.

            1. lobobrandon profile image90
              lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Good to know. I didn't realize there were still hubs on HP doing well.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                There's one for instance, it's about Epiphone Casino guitars.

                It's not really an obscure guitar, as at one time, 3 of the Beatles were playing that exact model. They're who made the thing famous.

                I'm convinced the mods wouldn't move that page to Spinditty for the stupidest of reasons - the name "Casino" causes one to think of gambling.

                There is a warning for me at the top of the page - "this article appears to be about gambling."

                I can't fathom the sort of moron who could look at a page full of guitars and think it had a damned thing to do with gambling.

                1. DrMark1961 profile image98
                  DrMark1961posted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  I had one of those automated warnings when I was writing about using pepper spray to protect your small dog when out for a walk. I contacted Matt at HP and he was able to take care of it.

                2. lobobrandon profile image90
                  lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  I have an automated APA guideline for DIY to be Diy and I get irritated about it. This is much worse.

                3. OldRoses profile image98
                  OldRosesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Email the team and they will remove the warning and move your hub.  I have a hub on pussy willows that keeps getting dinged because of the word "pussy" in the title.  I just email the team and they fix it.

            2. profile image0
              Marisa Writesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

              Just because they're obscure doesn't mean they shouldn't be on Spinditty.  Have you tried submitting them manually?  It's always worth doing.

              1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
                Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                At one time they were just grabbing them as soon as I published. They'd take probably 8 out of 10 without me doing anything at all.

                Then they stopped, so I started submitting them manually, and would get the insulting rejection letter.

                There's one which particularly bothered me - about Keith Richards and his favorite guitars.

                It gets plenty of Google views here on the HP site, but could get more were it on Spinditty.

                I started thinking someone doesn't like me personally, or perhaps they think that website was becoming overcrowded with guitar oriented articles.

                I kind of feel like I deserve a straight shooting sort of message regarding such things, seeing as how they were putting me on their front page as the spotlight author a couple days a week.

                1. OldRoses profile image98
                  OldRosesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

                  Have you contacted the team for a fuller explanation?  Remember, they are evaluating a lot of hubs every day and don't have time to write detailed critiques in their rejection letters.  I have found that if you email them and ask why they rejected a particular hub, they will reply with details.

    2. profile image0
      Marisa Writesposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Well Wes, that's why I was so surprised. It's not hard to get 25 featured Hubs, after all, and yet only 3% of Hubbers have managed it?  Really?

      1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
        Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

        Well, years ago when this was more of a social site, there were a lot of people around.

        Those accounts are still here, I guess. Lots not logged into in years.

  6. PaulGoodman67 profile image97
    PaulGoodman67posted 11 months ago

    Back in the day, when HP had that scheme for affiliates, I had quite a few folks who joined via one of my links. Only a small proportion wrote anything, and a minuscule number wrote more than three hubs. I don't find this surprising, to be honest.

    1. Wesman Todd Shaw profile image95
      Wesman Todd Shawposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      I came here directly from the Myspace blogging platform.

      Myspace had destroyed the main thing people seemed to like about the place. It seemed like an intentional act of self destruction.

      Anyway, I can think of at least 12 people who followed me here. I know one person very very well, and she wrote exactly one hub, and Hubpages gave her some kind of award for the one thing she did write.

      She never wrote another page, and one of the other 11 I can think of also published one exact page.

      Later on I convinced some other folks to come here, and one woman did some stuff which stayed active for a while.

      I should probably try to contact her. She's white, lives in South Africa, and everyone knows there are people pushing a genocide against whites living in South Africa now.

      It's the communists, of course. The same sort of extreme evil which caused the Bolshevik revolution. The same evil which advise Chairman Mao in his "Great Leap Forward."

  7. Glenis Rix profile image97
    Glenis Rixposted 11 months ago

    Interesting, but difficult for we writers to interpret the stats in a meaningful way.

    The mean average is 15.16 published articles for each published user. Clearly some writers have far more articles and many may have only a very few; So the mode average would be interesting and more informative.

    1393 users are in the top 3%.who have 25 or more featured articles.

    I'm curious about how may of the 704,211 articles are featured.


    "There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics"

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 11 months agoin reply to this

      Well said. I think all the articles are featured. Unfeatured hubs probably do not count. The number was a lot higher at one time if I recall right.

 
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