Help! One of my hub's traffic hit the roof and still going up ...

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  1. Dense profile image75
    Denseposted 8 years ago

    ... but I don't know how to monetize it.
    It so happens that for this particular hub:
    hxxp://hubpages.com/hub/Ubuntu-Offline-Upgrade

    ... a new version of the program has just been released; and what's getting me 30 views a month is now many times higher.
    Can someone tell whether I should target other products in this hub coz they're not converting.

    Or should I spend more time on hubs that are more mainstream? Anyone?

    1. relache profile image87
      relacheposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's going to be hard, considering the product that people are coming to the Hub for (the Ubuntu OS) is free.  What you have to think about is "what goes well with that but needs to be bought?"

      1. Dense profile image75
        Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yay, you have a point. Guess it might be better to just lay off open source and freeware. sad

  2. Mutiny92 profile image78
    Mutiny92posted 8 years ago

    Getting views is one of the hardest things for folks to do.  If you are getting them, then you have found a good niche.  Take advantage of it and write similar hubs on Ubuntu or the like.

    You can link them together by an rss feed on one of your tags (a few posts in these forums on that)

    If it's working, exploit it!  ;-)

    1. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I already have 5 on Ubuntu, I think that's enough for me coz I don't normally see much traffic. Think I'll go pander to the mainstream crowd. big_smile

  3. profile image0
    poetlorraineposted 8 years ago

    and many congratulations,

    1. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks, but I am like, so many views, and so little dough. sad

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    Audreveaposted 8 years ago

    You need t work out how to best convert that traffic. I can't help - I know nothing much about computery stuff, or the markets who eat it up.

    Are books the best product to put in front of them? I honestly don't know, just asking the question.

    Sunforged or Darkside could help you if they happen by.

    1. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, that's the question on my mind - I don't seem to know what to put apart from books. =l
      Anyone with any ideas?

      1. profile image0
        Audreveaposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Think more about the market your keywords are attracting and what might appeal to them. I'm not sure books is a good choice for the fast paced techie (though I could be completely off about that -- maybe they love to read).

        The info you're providing doesn't have to be the same as the product you're selling.  Who knows, you might have a better chance selling them the brand of underpants the model is wearing. wink

        1. Dense profile image75
          Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          big_smile

  5. CarpetDiem profile image75
    CarpetDiemposted 8 years ago

    Dense,
    I've seen a lot more about ubuntu lately, so I think you picked or stumbled onto a potentially high traffic word. But some words are "financially lucrative" and some are not. I'm not sure how to "monetize" this word, but if you could it would be awesome. smile
    Feel free to post an inspirational update or new hub if you figure this out!
    Good luck! Steve

  6. TerryGl profile image60
    TerryGlposted 8 years ago

    If I was you I would go and buy a domain name with those keywords and start my own blog. I would monetise it and build upon it day after day.

    If you find a successful keyword while your Hubbing then that's your queue to go for it.

    Now go get that domain name before someone else does.

    http://Ubuntu-Offline-Upgrade dot com is still available, keyword ubuntu brings in anywhere from 0.40 cents to 1.03 a click. Search volume is 1.2 million with an average of 144 to 182 clicks a day. (source: http://www.spyfu.com/Term.aspx?t=1582801) no problems, thank me later everyone.

    I'd take that anytime. Its a great keyword phrase you have there.

    1. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      But should I go for it if it's for only 1 or 2 spikes in traffic a year (like currently)? It didn't move for 6 months (like bad stock in your portfolio).

      1. TerryGl profile image60
        TerryGlposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I would. Domain name and hosting at godaddy using a coupon costs about $45 a year. Don't make it auto renew and work on it for a few months and see how it goes.

        By getting the keyword domain name in your url you will be pretty assured of getting number 1 position at the moment. Put on some adsense and affiliate links and you might be surpirsed that the spikes occur more often.

        Besides, it could be a winner and make lots of money. You would only need a few clicks a day to pay your hosting.

    2. CarpetDiem profile image75
      CarpetDiemposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      "If I was you I would go and buy a domain name with those keywords and start my own blog. I would monetise it and build upon it day after day."

      Smart advice from Terry!  I wish I had thought of that. big_smile
      Invest in your future. $45 for a year to try isn't that much. I'd say go for it!

      1. Dense profile image75
        Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I am still sitting on it. Traffic has taken a steep dive the past 2 days. If this can be a monthly or a weekly spike, I'll probably go for it without much thought. But, it's good advice, no doubt about that. smile

  7. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 8 years ago

    AGree with Relache - The type of visitor that would search for anything related to an Ubuntu upgrade is tech savvy and searching for free product.

    They are the type to find their own deals and avoid random advertising.

    Now perhaps if a recent update was to allow an added functionality - then you can explain that and offer the related products.(it doesnt)

    Its not a market I would willingly spend time on, I hope Im wrong though and you get tons of clicks and sales!

  8. Aya Katz profile image81
    Aya Katzposted 8 years ago

    Sometimes traffic doesn't automatically mean earnings. Link this one to another that does earn.

  9. abeja_reina_1989 profile image52
    abeja_reina_1989posted 8 years ago

    I'm pretty new to hubs (as you can see.. I haven't writen anything yet), but I know exactly what you mean. Being an online writer is tough. It's hard to find sites that will pay you well. I love writing about love, relationships.. things of that nature (and a lot of off-topic/whatever's on my mind kinda stuff) and I get a lot of views no matter what I do, but turning that into cash is hard.

    I can get about 30 views within a few minutes of me posting a link to my MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, Blogger.. etc to my latest project..

    Making money is the hard part. If you come up with any tips/tricks please let us know

    1. Dense profile image75
      Denseposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hey! Writer's write and you're still on 0. Just post your grocery list if you have to, just to jump start your hubbing career. wink

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    kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

    Great News, Hope they keep coming!!!!!!!!
    Kimberly

    big_smile

    cool

 
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