Although my forum profile has read "Joined: two years ago" for the last six months, it really was two years ago today that I published my very first hub.
one visit to the HubPages office
Doesn't seem as if too many are sticking around actively for two years or more. Congratulations Relache, that is awesome. zs
I like your figure' s and only ONE visit to the HubPages office is a great stat!
happy hubiversary 2u2!
The Flintstone's Happy Anniversary song is going in my head.
I'm floored by your more than 1 and 1/4 million page views. WOW, Relache!
I'm here 17 months, published 86 hubs and I have 137,000 pageviews. Even my blog is only just approaching 500,000 views. I am just so blown away and impressed by how many pageviews you have. Really, that's the bigger "Congratulations!" from me.
Congratulations Relache. That really is awesome. I would be curious to know how much of your time is spent doing SEO type stuff. I've been trying to implement some of the steps outlined in the SEO Fast Start ebook, and I'm finding that it is very time consuming, which is fine.
From what I've seen Relache dedicates most of her time writing original quality content. On topics that she knows and things that she enjoys.
darkside's heard me spout my party line on more than one site for about two years now, and he's hit the nail on the head. I don't spend much time on SEO or on social bookmarking sites at all. I write for several sites and I have a very real and full life off-line, so I tend to focus on making my content do the majority of the work and not having to continually poke and prod it to keep things going.
Also I'm patient. Most brick-and-mortar businesses take 2-5 years to establish, and developing a base of writing that generate passive income works pretty much the same way.
That's true. I can be patient, but I also like to be sure that I'm doing what I need to do now to set the stage for the future.
Congratulations again on your anniversary and for all your success. May you have much more!
My thoughts exactly - it may take longer, but I think this is a more sustainable way of doing it.
Unless you are writing about how to cheat at this week's popular computer game
Oh I'm sure she does. I didn't mean to imply that she was writing material designed for SEO purposes. I think I do a pretty good job of writing stuff that I like, but if no one knows that I exist, my traffic will suffer. I just wondered, with a page view total like she has, is she doing anything to promote her site, or are people just coming because she's writing on popular topics?
I was just about to reply again but I figured I'd let the lady speak for herself
I will respond to this bit though:
From what I've seen, her most informative, entertaining and successful articles have been on things that aren't popular. Certainly not unpopular, but not the flavor of the week or anything to do with jumping on the latest bandwagon.
How do you define "popular?" Some hubs get a lot of traffic, some hubs generate a lot of AdSense, some hubs make a lot of retail sales. None of my hubs does all three at the same time. But enough of them get enough of all three for me to consider creating content here worth my time and efforts.
The hub that earned me the most last month doesn't have the highest score (moves around in the 70s-80s) and gets maybe two dozen visits per day. Does that sound like a popular hub to you? It's not, but one sweet sale via an eBay capsule made it worth more than some of my higher-scoring and higher-trafficked hubs put together.
I was remarking about your traffic. I've yet to make a dime off of hubpages, and that is OK, if that's the way it turns out. Not that I wouldn't like it, but my purpose is getting exposure, building an audience, and eventually, maybe make a few dollars.
hAppy AnNIvErSaRy tO yOu, hAPpY aNNiVERsARy TO YOU...... (hope you could hear me singing those high notes.....)
Seriously, that's wonderful- Congratulations....
2 years is a long time!
First of all Relache, let me say that my intention was not to divert the discussion away from congratulating you for incredible longevity, persistence and evidently success (depending upon what your objective is!) You really are doing an amazing job. I'm going to have to check to see if I've joined your fanclub, and if I haven't I will be shortly.
So that said, to summarize, you have accomplished what you have without expending an enormous amount of effort in SEO activities. I think I'm going to spend some time reading some of your stuff so I can learn more. I'm new at hubpages and really haven't done much about trying to make a living off my writing since I left the journalism field about 10 years ago. My main job right now is teaching for the University of Phoenix online, which I love.
I do want to share one thing, though. Yesterday I started going through all my hubs and clicked on the "share it" button, and started posting on some of the other sites hubpages lists. Most notably I have seen incredible increase from stumbleupon.com. In one hour yesterday I received 160 hits from stumbleupon from one of my hubs that was struggling to get on firm footing. It's slowed somewhat since then, as that hub has just shy of 200 hits in the past day from stumbleupon, but it was really exciting for me last night when I checked my stats.
Again, I'll be checking out your hubs shortly. Keep up the great work!
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