Hi I'm just wondering what sort of traffic are you getting? This is specifically for people who have been on Hubpages for roughly 3-6 months.
FWIW My stats are a complete joke. And as I've had a whine about this before, and taken the "keep writing, make your posts more relevant, this is not a platform for the quickbuck," etcetera advice (if you could call it that) on the chin, I thought I'd run it by people who are no old pros because frankly what would they know about the stats for new hubbers 'now'.
I realise I've been tossed into a panda pit or something and apparently I will get out eventually.
Another question is do you have a blogspot blog and is it an entirely different story regarding stats, sure is with mine. Infact . . . I've made more money on my blogspot blog in one month than I have in three on Hubpages and I wonder that google prefer it that way.
What do you reckon?
Offically I've been on hubpages for 9 months but I got bogged down by work and other things and I forgot all about my pages. I've been writing again for about a week and I have even gotten a few more followers. My stats are not great but I definitely notice a difference the more I post. Also, I have a pinterest account and when I write something that I feel my followers at pinterest would enjoy I pin it. I have a blog but I have let that go at the moment. I plan to stay focused on hubpages for now and after I have 50 or so followers on here I will slowly develop my blog. I know that this advice is repeated a lot (and I know that I'm sure getting sick of hearing it) but keep with it and once you have complied a ton of hubs with great content your stats should go up! Good luck!
I've been on HubPages for about 2 1/2 months now so not quite 3 months. I have 42 Hubs and I'm averaging about 60 to 70 views per day at the moment although it does vary. I've had days with as many as 150 views and days with only 20 to 25 views. Because I'm new at this I'm trying to publish a couple of new hubs every week. I realize that this is something that takes time and patience so I'm willing to give it time. My feeling is that if I continue to publish on a regular basis and I publish good content then the traffic will eventually come.
I was just lucky. I wrote a couple of pages that did well quickly. One I remember was getting 300-400 views a day by the 3 month period. It was enough of an incentive to learn a bit of the nefarious trade of content farming.
I checked Will Apse's profile page and it seems he writes mostly about products. I think people who do this make good money on hub pages. I also think your stats depend on a lot of things: how well and how completely you write, how many hubs you have published, etc. I have not been happy with my stats and have made very little money in the three months I've been here. Right now I'm at 6000 views for 83 hubs. I get anywhere from 30 to 100 views daily...which for that much writing is not much.
However, I do not market my hubs at all and I write about things that interest me. I'll probably make a little money here and there, but I'm not counting on making much. Personally, writing only product reviews would bore me to tears, but if page views and money were all I wanted, then I would do that.
Sad fact of life: this is a business and if you want good numbers,you have to give the public what it wants!
Writing pages monetized with affiliate links is a risky business. I wouldn't recommend it until you have a solid body of less commercial work. I am constantly seeing pages heavy with affiliate links (Amazon in my case) get dropped from Google search. This must make my account vulnerable to Panda.
Also some of my successful pages took a year or more to become successful. Some only got visitors when I worked out how to give them the kinds of titles that will get them found. In other words, keyword research is essential.
So patience, keyword research and content rich pages is the usual(and sound) advice.
Great advice. I have tried all kinds of combinations, but nothing seems to stand out very much. I put a few ebay and amazon links on each hub, but have made nothing on Amazon and very little on ebay. I'm glad to hear about your timing issues...I am hoping that will happen to me. I write a lot, but my page views basically suck. Just gotta' keep at it I guess! Thanks for the enhanced info.
Hi TimeTraverler, I took a look at your hubs and the best advice I can give you is to focus on your title and subtitles. Those are the biggest keyword spots in your hub.
For instance you have a hub titled "My Ingrown Toenail"; this really isn't a traffic generating title. Try a title like "How to Treat an Ingrown Toenail" or "Treating Ingrown Toenails"
Keep in mind I didn't do the research to know if those keywords will work, but a good rule of thumb is to keep your titles simple and direct. You should also remember that people on the internet don't really care about your toenail they just want to know how to fix their own toenail. I hope this helps
Stats: Profile says 3 months and I have a 10,000 view accolade.
It is no bad thing to go and look at about.com (a content farm with around 50 million views a day) to get a feel for titles.
Also, they have some kind of keyword finding software and it is interesting to see what they think will do well right now. Just do a site search and look at articles published in the last month.
The keyword phrases you find in the titles can be a good starting point for your own research.
I have been here for exactly 3 months. This is my first experience with online writing. Before Hubpages, The only thing I used was You tube and occasionally facebook to chat with my mom that lives in Puerto Rico. Because of Hubpages I have been learning about blogging,sharing etc. To be honest I have no clue if I am doing well or not. I am a writer by nature, but know nothing about marketing. Every single view that I had was from Hubpages followers and a couple of family members shares.
I am still learning how to share on twitter and Google 1+.I have written 88 hubs, most of them poetry and inspirational reads. Roughly 75 to 100 views a day, 4,722 views total. To be honest I don't know if that is good or bad. In this business I am still new. Recently I created a page in facebook Pages, but I have no idea how to use that still. I also have a blog for inspirational quotes, but to be honest I don't know how well or poor is doing. Now I am reading a lot of the tutorials and a couple of other articles about online writing. Will see.
Gee, well you're all doing a helluva lot better than me. In three months I've had a mere 222 visits to my hubs. So that's really pathetic. I only have 19 followers so that might explain it. But it's seriously dispiriting and I don't believe my writing to be so irrelevant or so terribly uninteresting. Ces't la vie.
I don't know, I have a total of 271 page views from my ten hubs, and I've only been on hubpages for a little over a week. Maybe it's just how often you post?
You have already discovered an area where Hubpages is excellent for getting views very quickly. So congratulations.
Oh really? All I've been doing is touching on social issues and doing a few guides for one of my favorite games, haha.
I would throw in some pages that will take time to mature but will give you income down the road. Pages that get views quickly because they are on new topics can easily tail away after a year or so.
Evergreen topics that have not been done to death are harder and harder to find but they are still out there and they are steady earners.
It may be my novice in the the subject—but are evergreen topics 'How to' guides and the like? Or are they philosophical things that people will search for sooner or later and has no median with current events?
Evergreen topics are ones that don't follow the seasons. Like if you wrote 10 hubs about Christmas gifts, they would do poorly now in April. People love How To or DIY hubs, but I'm not good at writing them. Current events are only popular for a short while until a new one tops the old one. I write philosophical things, Metaphysical, Astrology and Tarot. People seem to like them, or at least my followers though few, are loyal. Just don't try subjects that are too personal, HP isn't a diary. I doubt that poetry does well, though many write it, even I've done a few. Good luck. It does take time, lately I have things that are popular that nobody read a year ago.
Ah see that's what I was thinking. Several of my articles focus on social issues like racism and coexistence, which I don't think is very seasonal. I can certainly see my video game guides' views degrading over time though, as the game itself becomes less popular.
I would call those kinds of topics seasonal (ones that are only good at one time of the year). I would call evergreen topics something like 'how to make pancakes'. If you write the definitive guide it could be getting traffic for the next ten years. As I said, though, it is hard to find evergreen topics that someone has not already written the definitive guide for.
I would never write a page if a search reveals plenty of good pages on that topic are already out there.
Ah, well if evergreens were easy to come by they wouldn't be so revered. I'm going to have to take your word for social articles being seasonal, though—as you are far beyond me in experience! I guess it'll take me a while to get a feel for the 'flow' of online traffic and public interests. I'm really just glad I seem to be having great success so far.
There is some misunderstanding- I honestly didn't say social article were seasonal though, of course, some will be.
In fact, if you are getting good views on social issues topics of any kind, that is great. It's a tough area. Maybe you should really focus on that. Building on your success is always a good way to go.
Also, do you ever go "hub hopping?" It's a good way to keep up with what's happening and who's writing what on HP. You can see if certain topics are being covered too much. I like to do it just to get a quick sampling, since there are many good writers here. Many write on all different sites too. They all have their own "feel" so you need to see where you like it best. HP is easy to use, and the community is friendly. If you have questions, the "Help" people are always quick to give you advice.
Looks like you've been successful hubbing. Well, i'm a newbie and would really want some tips on how to be right on track just like you are.
I've been here for four months, although I didn't do anything for virtually the first month. But I must be doing pretty well, I'm up to 10,200 views, averaging between 120-160 views a day, and have 213 followers. I agree with writing about evergreen topics, that's why I choose to write educational hubs rather than follow trends, its the classic hare and tortoise fable. Trend hubs are like the hare, they can get you a lot of traffic quickly, but then fall away. The evergreen hubs are the tortoises, they start off slow, but get better over time.
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