What does Hubpages use to come up with the Revenue Potential stat?
A hub that says Revenue Potential $$ has earned about $100 while hubs with a Revenue Potential of $$$$ haven't earned anything at all.
(Yes, I read the little blurb next to it.)
Really, did you really earned $100 from a single hub.....
Sorry...my internet has been down so I couldn't reply.
Half of it is from Amazon...all of my sales this quarter are from that one hub. The other half is Adsense, and this one hub has had the most visits by far. Thousands more.
I think most people earn the majority of their income from just a few hubs. Now all we need to do is figure out why those hubs are successful, then we would be earning thisisoli type income lol.
Amazon has flopped for me this month after I had a promising May.
Its based on the value of the keywords I think.
I did a bit of research on it and it turns out it's pretty accurate.
However, it gives you the revenue potential of your article, but higher revenue areas are more competitive.
Therefore you have to do a lot more to access the revenue potential of a site which has high revenue potential.
It does say underneath that its a very rough guestimate that they make, its says that somewhere around the stats box anyway
I can't say how they measure it. Maybe its keywords, but I don't look at it very seriously anymore.
It's "potential" as guess-timated from an automated scan of the content and keywords.
Hubs that make good connections with their audience and which serve a purpose for those readers tend to earn even if their potential isn't the highest. If you have something rated with a high earning potential and it's not earning anything, that's a sign that you've missed something in getting that Hub to connect to it's audience.
Where do you find where it tells you how much you can potentially make?
If you view your hub, click on Hub Stats, then Hub Metrics, and look at Revenue Potential. There will be a $$ 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 $-$$$$$
It's a rough guideline. Much like writing $, $$, $$$, $$$$ and $$$$$ on a dartboard and throwing a dart at it as an indication of what your next hub is going to potentially be worth in terms of revenue. Though use a blindfold too.
If it had keyword suggestions based on tags and the current estimated average CPC as well as the monthly search volume then it would be a step in the right direction. In the very least it would allow a person to throw those darts without the blindfold on.
I am new to hubbing but from what I can see the little $$$ 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.
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.
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