I just had the most horrible surprise. In my Goggle Adsense Account I received £0.52 for the month of May for about 200 views a day. That is not a payment - that is an insult. Is there anybody there to give any tips to radically increase my views? Even so, I am sure £0.52 for 200 views a day can be right. If it is, it is definitely not worth my while.
With commenting, researching and writing which covers almost
my day; how dare they.
same happened to me, i got around a hundred clicks, just to make $0.34 (total) last month...
You're learning the reality of writing on the internet! It's similar to writing for a magazine, really. You can't just write about whatever the heck you like, because the magazine won't do well if the articles don't appeal to its target market.
The difference is that if you work for a magazine, there's an editor who will tell you what to write about. Online, you have to work it out yourself!
Online, you make money by attracting people via the search engines. Take a look at your Hubs and ask yourself - what would people have to type into Google, to find this Hub? Is it a subject people are likely to be searching for? If it's not, it's unlikely to be a money-maker.
6,000 views for the month? That's a reasonably low amount but you can't blame Adsense - they only pay when people click an advert. Some topics have notoriously low CTR (for instance computer related topics, where most users are tech savvy and have "banner blindness".)
The number of Adsense advert boxes has decreased so there aren't as many opportunities to click anymore, also.
How many of those views are internal (from Hubpages) and how many are from Google? Hubpages and social bookmarking traffic rarely brings paying traffic.
Thank you for your eye opener. I am hopeless in all that and never knew. One point you made is that social bookmarking traffic rarely brin paying traffic. I was given to understand that the more you bookmark the more traffic you get and therefore more money. I am so shocked about all this and to be honest heartbroken. I put my heart and soul into it
Thank you for coming back.Yes, I do but this is also not very great. I most properly will have by now $50 or there about for 3 months. I am not money greedy but have to earn something reasonable for writing hubs with good contents. I don't praise myself but receive a lot of comments from good and great writers which convinced me that my hubs have a good contents. So, what should I do to get the numbers up?
You can have the best content in the world and not get a single view. Search engines can't tell whether a bunch of words is good quality or spam - they can just see keywords and backlinks.
You need to learn to write to appropriate keywords that have high views but low competition (it's worthless ranking on page 200 for the term "red cars" when you could rank on the first page for "red volvos" for example.)
Thank you so much for giving this good advice.
Hello,hello don't be broken hearted about it. Spend some time having a look at your hubs and searching for the best keywords for the subject you were writing on. When you have isolated what looks like the best keyword phrase for your hub, incorporate it into the title and make sure it is in the body copy of your article enough times
As other posters have said, you may be shocked as how much difference a little tweak of words can make. It's a shame that you couldn't make it to the London HubCamp because Simone was really helpful on keyword research
Hello, CM and thank you for your very kind and helpful comment. That keyword business will be the death of me yet. I find it really hard to get around after I had a very heavy fall. Before that stupid Google started I just pushed it up to 400at day. After it fell to 200 but now it runs down like the sand in an egg timer. I will try what you were suggested. Thank you.
hello hello-- I would also add (I know!) going into edit and looking if you've added summaries to your work, as this often makes a difference. You have good content, but like everyone else, keywords are "key" and this does take time, keep your chin up it's a long process.
Thank you, Rebecca, to reply to my woos. I appreciate all that but slowly I am coming up to TWO years and it definitely gets disheartened. I will try and add summaries and hope it will make difference. Thank you for your care.
Hi hello, hello --
When I first started writing hubs, my dollar amounts were dismal. As many people have already pointed out, you have to keep writing and working at discovering topics that will drive traffic.
I have a full-time job, so only write about one hub every two weeks or so. However, my earnings continue to move (slowly) upward. In the slow months I make $1/day and in the good months (for me, that means summer because I write a lot about canning and preserving vegetables from the garden) my hubs generate upwards of $200/month -- sometimes more.
Keywords are, well, key. I always spend as much time on my keywords as I do on my articles. It's rather tedious but an absolutely necessary component for driving traffic to your articles.
As you can see, I only have 50 hubs... but they're doing well. The ones that don't do well (like how to save money) I no longer write, and focus on the kinds of articles that serve a need.
Hang in there.
Thank you for such a lovely comment. I will pop over and look at your hubs. Wow, you success is terrific. I am glad to read it. Take care and thank you again.
I would suggest posting your writing on social network sites. I always post my articles on my Facebook account and on Twitter. If you don't have a lot of followers on Facebook, start playing a few games and adding gamers to your account (you could also create a Facebook account just for gaming and "advertising" your articles). I also post my articles on StumbleUpon and other similar sites.
Just don't post the same articles constantly or people will think you're spammy.
I do click on the share button and then on FB, myspace, twitter, digg and stumble upon. Are you saying that you also write an article on FB and twitter? Not just link it?
I think Gerber means just sharing the link. It would be close to pointless to post the whole article on FB and there's no room on Twitter.
Thank you, WryLilt, for putting me back onto the right truck.
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