Half a million to go!

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  1. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    ...until my referrals get to the 10,000,000 hub traffic views.

    I was guesstimating that it would have been around late March 2011 that they'd have hit ten million, but with the recent Google algorithm change, who knows.

    My latest hub (Trackers - Episode III) shows my January 2011 referral stats, and as of right now the hub traffic is 9503877. So if anyone wants to make a guess as to the date that they'll hit 10 million by posting it in this thread (only one guess per person, and one date per person), and if they get it right I'll link to a hub of their choice from my Facebook account as a prize.

    Who's keen to take a stab?

    1. Greek One profile image73
      Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      4 days!

      1. darkside profile image79
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Got a date for that?

        Though it would be an absolute miracle if it did happen 4 days from now, as it will probably be mid to late March.

        I'm willing to give Greek One another guess, seeing that he didn't put an actual date. wink

        1. Greek One profile image73
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          I stick by 4 days... March 7th... i have faith in you and your referrals

    2. frogdropping profile image84
      frogdroppingposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Stab? lol.

      My birthdate - 24th April.

      Not because I don't believe your stats, it's just one of my favourite days of the year smile

    3. snakebaby profile image72
      snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      How many referrals do you have?

      1. darkside profile image79
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Right this very minute? 4413.

        If you want to see a months worth of stats for January 2011 (there's also January 2010, January 2009 and January 2008) check out my hub Trackers - Episode III.

        Also right now the traffic to hubs number is at 9,703,372.

        1. Greek One profile image73
          Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          so you are trying to say that I'm not going to win, right?

          1. Cagsil profile image80
            Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            It looks like neither am I. lol lol My guess was for tomorrow and if that's the statistic as it is right now, then I've lost as well. smile

          2. darkside profile image79
            darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            I was going to try and break it to you gently.

            1. Greek One profile image73
              Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

              Clearly someone(s) is manipulating the internet to keep the numbers low so as to deprive me of my reward!

              (I suspect the same SOBs who have conspired to keep my Adsense revenue so low)

        2. snakebaby profile image72
          snakebabyposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Wow! How did you get all that many referrals? I don't think I could do that when I turn 70. Have you written a hub about the secret of getting referrals? That would help us a lot

        3. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          Really? That is it - and you were trying?

          I have managed 2,825,889 by accident. lol

          1. darkside profile image79
            darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

            Actually, there was no trying in that. Except for linking my hubs to related hubs and using my referral tracker.

    4. profile image0
      Marzimeposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I am late on this but I am sure you met that mark by the end of that day you posted this question smile

      1. darkside profile image79
        darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        It would be nice to be pulling in half a million views of referral traffic. But no, it's taken a lot longer than that.

  2. Cagsil profile image80
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    I'll say March 15th.

    Btw- that's awesome. smile

    Congrats! smile

  3. profile image0
    ryankettposted 7 years ago

    March 16th wink

  4. CASE1WORKER profile image65
    CASE1WORKERposted 7 years ago

    I am going to say April 6th only cos thats the day I get a load of staff start work

  5. waynet profile image72
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    21st march...?

  6. shogan profile image83
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    March 24th.

  7. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago

    March 26

    congrats on the views!

  8. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 7 years ago

    March 31st

  9. IzzyM profile image88
    IzzyMposted 7 years ago

    27th May.

    Sorry, I can't see things getting any better sad

  10. profile image0
    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    April 3 - good luck

  11. hubzer profile image59
    hubzerposted 7 years ago

    April 1  A fools day guess. cheers Hubzer dude

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      This will be interesting if it lands on that day. Everyone will have a hard time believing it.

  12. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    March 25th, just feels right.  smile  Congrats!  Oh yeah, that's the Australian date, not the US, for clarification.

  13. Haunty profile image81
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    15th June

    Do you have to get the exact date right or is it enough to be closest?

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      If it's not the exact right date then I'll choose the closest.

      If per chance it falls right between two people I'll declare them both the winner.

  14. profile image0
    BenjaminBposted 7 years ago

    The Mayan Calender will end and we will all be dead before it happens so I'll take my FaceBook back link post mortem thanks smile

    1. salt profile image71
      saltposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      for all the mayan calendar buffs, it doesnt end, its a shift. As explained to me by a south american sharman. He did write the shift in the sand and explained the change in the calendar... so dont fill your mind with fear!

  15. emievil profile image76
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    I'll take a shot - March 11.

    Congrats in advance DS!

  16. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    well?

    Did you reach it tonight yet?

    Come on, just have a few days left!

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      LOL. You have a lot of (misplaced) faith in me!

      1. Cagsil profile image80
        Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        lol lol

  17. smanty profile image64
    smantyposted 7 years ago

    March 30th

  18. lrohner profile image80
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    I'm gonna go with my birthday - April 9.

    And btw, congrats!

  19. itech profile image77
    itechposted 7 years ago

    8th April - You're going to be second person I've see ever on hubpages with this record.

  20. MyWebs profile image81
    MyWebsposted 7 years ago

    11/11/11 at either 11:11:11 am or 11:11:11 pm

  21. englightenedsoul profile image59
    englightenedsoulposted 7 years ago

    March 13th!!

  22. RedElf profile image91
    RedElfposted 7 years ago

    March 15th - maybe the "ides" will be luckier for you than it was for Julius Caesar big_smilebig_smilebig_smile

    1. Cagsil profile image80
      Cagsilposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Hey RedElf, you have to pick another day, I beat you to that day. tongue smile

  23. Kangaroo_Jase profile image79
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 7 years ago

    Half a mill to go and then ten million views, awesome Darkside.

    March 23rd and thats on Australian Eastern Daylight Saving Time lol

  24. Susana S profile image97
    Susana Sposted 7 years ago

    Great achievement! Since traffic has taken a bit of hit lately I'll go with my daughter's birthday....

    21st April

  25. ripplemaker profile image81
    ripplemakerposted 7 years ago

    Here's a guess..March 31! smile

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      viryabo already picked that one.

  26. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    yesterday at 8:14am: 9503877
    today at 7:01am: 9521324

  27. ns1209 profile image68
    ns1209posted 7 years ago

    March 28!

  28. prettydarkhorse profile image65
    prettydarkhorseposted 7 years ago

    April 2.. Congrats!!

  29. katiem2 profile image59
    katiem2posted 7 years ago

    Awesome

  30. WryLilt profile image89
    WryLiltposted 7 years ago

    March 12th. Good job!

  31. Alison Graham profile image95
    Alison Grahamposted 7 years ago

    I'm going for March 27th - whichever day it turns out to be, congratulations on a fantastic achievement!

  32. mcbean profile image75
    mcbeanposted 7 years ago

    Anzac Day my brother.

  33. leahlefler profile image97
    leahleflerposted 7 years ago

    I'm going with April 1st (April Fool's Day). Though I'm not quite sure I'll believe you if you declare that day the winner!

  34. barryrutherford profile image77
    barryrutherfordposted 7 years ago

    March 19th

  35. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 7 years ago

    Alright, I am going for my B-day, May 25th (it is usually a good day)

  36. SunSeven profile image67
    SunSevenposted 7 years ago

    I just checked my ref stats after reading this. At this moment it reads 30021306. I hope HP extends the ad program to referral views also.smile

    Best Regards

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      By looking at my HP Ad stats I think it might already.

      1. sunforged profile image72
        sunforgedposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        I assumed it would. Just with only 500 in the HPad programs the chances for most to have a prolific referral also int he program is still slim?

  37. Dale Nelson profile image41
    Dale Nelsonposted 7 years ago

    Thats a cracker number. Great achievement so far darkside.

    I'll go for the twenty tooth of March.

  38. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    Todays stat update: 9,723,512

    Only 20 million and-a-bit more to go to catch up to SunSeven!

  39. Aiden Roberts profile image80
    Aiden Robertsposted 7 years ago

    March 25th around 8:23 AM

    That's UK time, if I am wrong it will be 9:07 AM

    Great job an inspiration too all

    Aiden

  40. PurpleOne profile image86
    PurpleOneposted 7 years ago

    March 31

  41. Greek One profile image73
    Greek Oneposted 7 years ago

    My prediction was pre the Google change. so I think I should be allowed to get another one

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Seeing that I started this thread and it's my stats, I think I can bend the rules for you, so yes, you can have another guess.

      1. Greek One profile image73
        Greek Oneposted 7 years agoin reply to this

        Excellent!

        I vote tomorrow!

        smile

        1. darkside profile image79
          darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

          You are pure comedy big_smile

  42. seanorjohn profile image78
    seanorjohnposted 7 years ago

    May 21st. Best of luck. Hope it comes sooner.

  43. salt profile image71
    saltposted 7 years ago

    Ill go April 1.

  44. darkside profile image79
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    The time here now is 8:45am

    And the number of hub traffic is 9,781,140

    And today is my four year hub anniversary!

    1. Jason Hill profile image61
      Jason Hillposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats to you and all your success and happy hub-birthday. I will take a gues at April 8th.

    2. prettydarkhorse profile image65
      prettydarkhorseposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats darkside. Thanks for your help in so many ways (forum and hubs)!

  45. lakeerieartists profile image75
    lakeerieartistsposted 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary!

  46. livewithrichard profile image84
    livewithrichardposted 7 years ago

    March 28, 2011

  47. shogan profile image83
    shoganposted 7 years ago

    I'm pretty sure people are doubling up on guessed dates.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      As the thread gets longer that's going to happen. So whoever guesses it right first gets the 'prize'. The others get a pat on the back.

  48. wordscribe43 profile image90
    wordscribe43posted 7 years ago

    Happy anniversary, Glen!  You're an old man.

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      I know! And I love using it as an excuse. For not doing things or being cranky, simply because I'm an old man now big_smile

  49. compu-smart profile image60
    compu-smartposted 7 years ago

    Good luck with that Darkside I hope it's today if not tommorow!

    For me stats dont mean a thing other than how much revenue one has earned each day-week-month etc!!.

    My latest stats.

    My referral traffic views of today: 528257   
    Sign-ups: 613   
    Hubs: 1302   
    Traffic to hub: 4516999

    Yesterdays Adsense earnings: UK £1.93
    The day before yesterday: UK £2.49

    I was told this is good earnings but WTF do I or they know!

    Oh well, I just hope one day, someday......

  50. shazwellyn profile image69
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    I wonder when Hubpages will develop the 1 million accolade - you would have thought they would have one for the likes of DS and Rk with their millions, wouldnt you?

    1. darkside profile image79
      darksideposted 7 years agoin reply to this

      There is, but not for referred traffic.

      At 7:06am (AEST) currently sitting on 9,813,585.

 
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