10/5/2008 Published 1st Hub 11/11/2008 Hit 1,000 pageviews 4/3/2009 Hit 10,000 pageviews 5/11/2009 Started Hub Challenge-Had 65 hubs at the time 6/4/2009 Published 100th Hub (35th hub in the Hub Challenge) 6/6/2009 Hit 20,000 pageviews 7/6/2009 Hit 30,000 pageviews 7/21/2009 Hit first $100 on Adsense 7/24/2009 Started 2nd HubChallenge 30/30 7/28/2009 Hit 40,000 pageviews 8/16/2009 Hit 50,000 pageviews 9/1/2009 Started 3rd Hub Challenge 45 hubs in 30 days of Sept 9/5/2009 Hit 500 fans 9/6/2009 Hit 60,000 pageviews 9/22/2009 Hit 70,000 pageviews & 2nd adsense payout (2nd chk is 20% greater than 1st) 9/29/2009 Published 200th Hub (45th in 3rd Hub Challenge) 10/1/2009 Started fourth HubChallenge (30 hubs in October) 10/3/2009 Hit 80,000 pageviews (in one year) 10/13/2009 Hit 90,000 pageviews 10/21/2009 Hit 100,000 pageviews 10/29/2009 Hit 110,000 pageviews 11/1/2009 Started 5th HubChallenge (30 hubs in November) 11/9/2009 Hit 120,000 pageviews 11/22/2009 Hit 130,000 pageviews 12/6/2009 Hit 140,000 pageviews 12/6/2009 Started 6th HubChallenge (12 Hubs in 12 days in December) 12/17/2009 Published last hub of 2009 1/3/2010 Hit 160,000 pageviews 1/20/2010 Published first hub of 2010 1/23/2010 Hit 170,000 pageviews 2/9/2010 Hit 180,000 pageviews 2/25/2010 Hit 190,000 pageviews 3/1/2010 Started 7th HubChallenge (30 hubs in March) 3/12/2010 Hit 200,000 pageviews 3/26/2010 Hit 210,000 pageviews 4/8/2010 Hit 220,000 pageviews 4/20/2010 Hit 230,000 pageviews 5/1/2010 Hit 240,000 pageviews 5/12/2010 Hit 250,000 pageviews 5/23/2010 Hit 260,000 pageviews 6/3/2010 Hit 270,000 pageviews 6/13/2010 Hit 280,000 pageviews 6/23/2010 Hit 290,000 pageviews 7/4/2010 Hit 300,000 pageviews 7/14/2010 Hit 310,000 pageviews 7/22/2010 Hit 320,000 pageviews 7/30/2010 Hit 330,000 pageviews 7/30/2010 Hit 1100 fans/followers 8/7/2010 Hit 340,000 pageviews 8/15/2010 Hit 350,000 pageviews 8/23/2010 Hit 360,000 pageviews 8/30/2010 Hit 370,000 pageviews 9/6/2010 Hit 380,000 pageviews 9/16/2010 Hit 395,000 pageviews 9/19/2010 Hit 400,000 pageviews 9/26/2010 Hit 415,000 pageviews 9/29/2010 Hit 420,000 pageviews 10/4/2010 Hit 430,000 pageviews (in exactly 2 yrs) 10/11/2010 Hit 450,000 pageviews 10/17/2010 Hit 470,000 pageviews 10/22/2010 Hit 480,000 pageviews 10/27/2010 Hit 500,000 pageviews 11/19/2010 Hit 550,000 pageviews 12/11/2010 Hit 600,000 pageviews 2/2/2011 Hit 700,000 pageviews 9/23/2011 Hit 1,000,000 pageviews
Thanks, Nspeel. I think it was 3 weeks before I started seeing the first pennies trickle in on Adsense. It really depends on the types of topics you write about.
For me, I had to experiment with topics. I did several HubChallenges (writing 30 hubs in 30 days) and some of those topics have been my best money-earners. Some of the least expected things generate the most. The key is writing for a large enough audience that is also prone to clicking on Google ads. You can study SEO and research keywords to help figure out what those things are too.
Thankyou for sharing not just your well-deserved delight, but especially the flow chart of your progress to this awesome achievement. I've been here only a few months, and have begun to feel that just getting to 10,000 pageviews is looking a long way off - much less a million! But when I look at your stats of time taken and hubs loaded to attain your first 10,000, I'm amazed to see that I'm actually ahead of that curve!! NOT to say for a nanosecond that I'll necessarily ever get to that magic million mark, but just that realisation alone has given me the spur I needed to stay focused, and increase my output.
I've copied your 'schedule of attainment', and filed it on my desktop under the heading "Inspiration". I'll look at it often, I'm sure
So again, thankyou very much. And sincere congratulations.
One million views is absolutely fabulous. I should hit a half million in about 3 weeks or so. You have definitely been an encouragement and inspiration. As you suggested, I've kept a diary of sorts of my HubPages milestones.
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