How patient should I be???

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  1. CollegePrepU profile image61
    CollegePrepUposted 8 years ago

    Hello all!
    This is my first post in the forums, so a little FYI on that one! wink

    I've read ALOT over the past week or so regarding hubpages and SEO, traffic methods, earnings blah, blah, blah...
    I am by no means impatient!  But, I was wondering if anyone out there could share their experience with hubpages and the first month or so of activity.
    I'm actually curious if I'm on the right path here as far as traffic/views go.  I currently have 5 hubs that have been up and running for about a week now.  I've gotten just over 100 views and was wondering if that is pretty normal and just what to expect in the first weeks, months etc.

    I understand that it takes a while to earn your first payout, and that is fine...but I'd like to hear anyone's personal experience here during their beginning stages.
    Thanks in advance!!!

    1. EatLovePray profile image59
      EatLovePrayposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to the forum! Well, I had asked a similar topic like yours yesterday, and I was told that you have to be really patient. Since we both are beginners, we need to give our hubs a chance to gain more traffic, and the only recipe for that is TIME! 3-4 months..and you should be collecting good traffic.. and the money as well.if that is your main aim here....  Good content should be your main priority right now. smile Good luck!

      1. CollegePrepU profile image61
        CollegePrepUposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks for replying!  Is there a link to that topic?...I'd be interested.

    2. ofmelancholy profile image67
      ofmelancholyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      it seems you should be quite patient, it's mty4th month 28 hubs 1300 views

  2. PaulaHenry1 profile image76
    PaulaHenry1posted 8 years ago

    okay...I'm really frustrated now,as I have 39 Hubs and only approx 50 visits a day...HELP ME as I am doing something totally wrong. sad

    1. Thumb86 profile image61
      Thumb86posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      thats not too bad. could be a little better maybe..but you have only been active for 6 weeks.

  3. Ivorwen profile image70
    Ivorwenposted 8 years ago

    It really depends on your topics and the market you are targeting, as to the amount of traffic you will see and how soon you will see it. 

    I wrote an article about 10 days ago and another last week that are currently seeing about 10 views a day each from search engines(other profile).  They are not SEO optimized.  I have not done any key-word research or backlinking. 

    I have other hubs (mostly this profile) that are lucky to see 2 views a week, no matter how much backlinking ans SEO optimising I do, because they are not on topics commonly searched out.

    I have several other articles that could do so much better (fequently searched topics), if I would finish my keyword research and SEO optimization.  Guess it is time to stop being lazy.  wink

  4. SteveoMc profile image74
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    I read your hub, Best Way to Save For College.

    It is well written if not a little dry,   I saw a couple of minor errors, but you have nothing to worry about in terms of good content.

    You have links to other hubs, this is good.  This will inevitably increase traffic as time goes on.

    You can wait and do nothing or you can begin to promote your hubs with visibility on the forums, reading a lot of other hubs, leaving comments, asking questions, answering questions.  Backlinking is a very important.   It would increase your traffic.   There are a variety of things you can do, bookmarking sites, RSS submission, etc.   I personally am still learning how to do this and I can tell you that since I have started backlinking in any way I can, my daily traffic has increased by about 100 to 150 views. 

    Try these hubs: … follow-PR6

  5. SteveoMc profile image74
    SteveoMcposted 8 years ago

    Oh I forgot to mention that your hub on College Savings needs some work, it is well worth the effort.   

    Post that link on Extreme Hub Makeovers, you will get a whole lot of suggestions.

  6. CollegePrepU profile image61
    CollegePrepUposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for the replies guys!  It's a learning process just like anything else...looking forward to seeing what happens here in the next couple months...

    1. Vines profile image61
      Vinesposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What you got to learn is not to rely on one place only. And the best route is to actually have your own sites.

      When I say not to rely on one place, I mean don't just limit yourself to Hubpages; there are many other places to publish content, like Infobarrel....and good ole Squidoo....and many more.

      When I say its best to have your own sites, it is because you own your content and you are in charge...Putting all your effort in something you don't own is not a good long term plan.

  7. profile image0
    Nelle Hoxieposted 8 years ago

    I believe in being very impatient. If that's what it takes to make you write more hubs, learn faster, and diversify. It does not take a long time to make money here, if you learn very quickly and work very hard.

  8. bgpappa profile image82
    bgpappaposted 8 years ago

    Patience is a virtue and the key to success at Hubpages.  As long as you keep writing, active on the site, and write quality stuff, the traffic and the money follow.  It comes with time.  My first hubs, which in my opinion are pretty bad, are performing well a year and half later.  My newer ones, which I think are pretty good, perform well from the start.  It takes time, much more than 9 days, to get consistent traffic and views, but it comes to those who wait.

    Good luck

  9. jagged81 profile image80
    jagged81posted 8 years ago

    I have been a member of Hubpages for 2 years now.  When I first started I already new a little bit about SEO and keyword research.  I began writing hubs on keywords that people were searching for.....point is if you want insane traffic you have to get ranked in Google.  I have 25 Hubs and 194,262 visits to date that is about 8,095 visits every month,  But just recently hit 10,995 hits monthly on just 25 hubs.  If you are as new as the 9 days next to your name, google probably hasn't even indexed your article yet. If they did index your article then you still have to have people searching for the keyword contained in your articles.  Keyword research is key to traffic, this is a whole other can of worms.

  10. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 8 years ago

    I've been here about 8 months (not my only account) and have yet to make a cent.

    Haha gotcha! No, hubs I wrote when I first got here are just starting to mature, getting more and more hits increased earnings. For the first probably four months I saw chump change - I'm talking from 25c to $3 for the month. Last month I cleared $43 from adsense and $10 from Amazon (which I'm just working on breaking into now.)

    I think this month will beat that by at least 20%. It does take time but when it does start, it gets better and better. Check out the link on my profile page for a break down of earnings/hubs etc.


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