Revenue Potential

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  1. Christene profile image60
    Christeneposted 12 years ago

    What does Hubpages use to come up with the Revenue Potential stat?

    A hub that says Revenue Potential $$ has earned about $100 while hubs with a Revenue Potential of $$$$ haven't earned anything at all.

    (Yes, I read the little blurb next to it.)

    1. itech profile image69
      itechposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Really, did you really earned $100 from a single hub.....

      1. Christene profile image60
        Christeneposted 12 years agoin reply to this internet has been down so I couldn't reply.

        Half of it is from Amazon...all of my sales this quarter are from that one hub.  The other half is Adsense, and this one hub has had the most visits by far. Thousands more.

      2. DanPowers profile image49
        DanPowersposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I think most people earn the majority of their income from just a few hubs. Now all we need to do is figure out why those hubs are successful, then we would be earning thisisoli type income lol.

        Amazon has flopped for me this month after I had a promising May.

    2. thisisoli profile image74
      thisisoliposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Its based on the value of the keywords I think.

      I did a bit of research on it and it turns out it's pretty accurate.

      However, it gives you the revenue potential of your article, but higher revenue areas are more competitive.

      Therefore you have to do a lot more to access the revenue potential of a site which has high revenue potential.

  2. profile image0
    MyMoneyTalksposted 12 years ago

    It does say underneath that its a very rough guestimate that they make, its says that somewhere around the stats box anyway

  3. Ultimate Hubber profile image68
    Ultimate Hubberposted 12 years ago

    I can't say how they measure it. Maybe its keywords, but I don't look at it very seriously anymore.

  4. relache profile image74
    relacheposted 12 years ago

    It's "potential" as guess-timated from an automated scan of the content and keywords.

    Hubs that make good connections with their audience and which serve a purpose for those readers tend to earn even if their potential isn't the highest.  If you have something rated with a high earning potential and it's not earning anything, that's a sign that you've missed something in getting that Hub to connect to it's audience.

    1. bgamall profile image71
      bgamallposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It probably means there is a lot of competition for that keyword.

  5. jennshealthstore profile image83
    jennshealthstoreposted 12 years ago

    Where do you find where it tells you how much you can potentially make?

    1. chaoui profile image60
      chaouiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If you view your hub, click on Hub Stats, then Hub Metrics, and look at Revenue Potential. There will be a $$ dollar sign. The more you have the higher the revenue potential of the ads that display on your hub. The revenue potential is ranked from 1-5 or $-$$$$$

  6. thisisoli profile image74
    thisisoliposted 12 years ago

    It's possible to earn hundreds from a single hub.

  7. darkside profile image71
    darksideposted 12 years ago

    It's a rough guideline. Much like writing $, $$, $$$, $$$$ and $$$$$ on a dartboard and throwing a dart at it as an indication of what your next hub is going to potentially be worth in terms of revenue. Though use a blindfold too.

    If it had keyword suggestions based on tags and the current estimated average CPC as well as the monthly search volume then it would be a step in the right direction. In the very least it would allow a person to throw those darts without the blindfold on.

    1. chaoui profile image60
      chaouiposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I am new to hubbing but from what I can see the little $$$ is most probably based on CPC average like you said. Kind of like using the key word tool to optimize your hub for higher $ keywords. Some keywords have higher earning potential than others.

      However to me this gauge can be misleading, to think you will make good revenue from that particular hub. After all you do need traffic in order to get the click through, to make the projected potential revenue.

      I think the main thing to focus on is a well written article that use those higher paying keywords. (Not that I have done that yet : ) Hopefully you will end up high in the SERPS.

      If I am right or wrong please let me know. As I said I am still kinda new to this whole SEO deal.

      1. darkside profile image71
        darksideposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        You've said nothing incorrect.

        Though it's not always about targeting the higher paying keywords. Or the most popular keywords.

        Sometimes there's a trade off. Or a person could find a fairly low estimated average CPC, say around $0.50, and there might only be a few hundred, or even in the low thousands, of visitors searching for that specific keyword phrase. But if you dominate that it could be a regular trickle of traffic and revenue. Without ever having to worry about strong competition. For those sort of keywords you might only have to publish an original article of around say 500 words, and on the strength of that it will be indexed and rank highly.

        That's a lot easier than fighting thousands of others trying to secure a position on the first page of results, who are pouring a concerted effort into backlinking in the hope of an SEO advantage.

        So you are correct. You do need traffic, in the hope of a click thru, to make the potential projected revenue. It just depends on which fights you want to pick, which balls you want to slam out of the park.

        1. DanPowers profile image49
          DanPowersposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          My best earning hubs tend to be those for which I found keywords with no competition (i.e. $ and $$ hubs).

          I've written quite a few hubs in $$$$ niches but it's hard to get traffic to them.


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