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My Traffic on Hubpages - One Million Views

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- Rosie2010 on Hubpages - One Million Views, image by Rosie2010 derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com -

- Rosie2010 on Hubpages - One Million Views, image by Rosie2010 derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com -

In March 2012, I reached 500,000 views here on Hubpages. OMG that was huge. Way to go, Rosie! Did you jump up and down? Yes, I did. I was ecstatic.

However, it seems that as far as Hubpages is concerned, half a million views is nothing to celebrate about. After you received the milestone badge for 100,000 views, the next milestone deserving of a pat in the back is for reaching 1,000,000 views. One million. Nothing in between. 500,000 views is only half way there. uhh... that was humbling.

Well, no big deal, I thought. My traffic was averaging almost 3,000 page views a day. I was earning more than $300 a month. Everything's hunky-dory. I was content to wait it out.

Then, something happened.

I was cheerfully walking along, minding my own business, smelling the flowers along the way, whistling a happy tune, and then wham! I was on the grown. What da heck happened?

Google Panda and Penguin Updates Happened

Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com

Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com


On April 24, 2012, the mighty Google unleashed its new cyber pet Penguin and I got slapped silly with its menacing flippers. The Penguin is the big G's spam annihilator and it glanced at my hubs and fired. And then said "ooops," but damage was done. My traffic was cut in half.

A few days before the Penguin update (April 19, 2012), Google quietly released another Panda update, Panda 3.5, which targeted low-quality pages.

SEO experts report that if your traffic dropped on April 19 and never recovered, then you were probably hit by Panda rather than Penguin.

My traffic dropped 56% after April 24, 2012, so my pages were definitely hit by the Penguin.

Here's my Google Analytics stats for April 5, 2012 - May 5, 2012.

Google Analytics stats April 5 - May 5, 2012 showing 56% dropped in traffic after the Penguin update on April 24, 2012

Google Analytics stats April 5 - May 5, 2012 showing 56% dropped in traffic after the Penguin update on April 24, 2012


Almost overnight, my traffic was cut in less than half. It was painful to watch my page views plunge into oblivion. (With the corresponding drop in revenue. But of course.)

Did I cry? Of course, I did.

Did I whine in the forums? Of course, I did. There were other hubbers who also got hit by the recent G's algorithm updates.

Did I eat a whole large pizza, a bucket of KFC, and a pint of double chocolate fudge ice-cream in one sitting? Of course, I did.

But after a few of days of stuffing my face silly and feeling sorry for myself, I decided to regroup and focus. I set a goal.

My goal is to achieve One Million Views by December 31, 2012.

You might be thinking, "Have you gone bonkers, Rosie?"

No, I haven't. One Million Views is doable.

"But One Million Views before the end of the year?"

That's the plan.

Here are my Hubpages traffic stats as of Sunday, May 6, 2012 at 1:56pm.

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From May 6, 2012 to December 31, 2012, there are 239 days.

Let the countdown to One Million Views begin.


Daily Traffic from Statistics

DateTotal ViewsNumber of Views Needed to Reach 1,000,000Number of Days before December 31, 2012Comment

May 6, 2012

624,431

375,569

239

Countdown Started

May 31, 2012

669,154

330,846

214

 

June 30, 2012

704,946

295,054

184

Reached 700,000 views

July 31, 2012

738,216

261,784

153

 

Aug 31, 2012

782,285

217,715

122

 

Sept 30, 2012

823,130

176,870

92

Reached 800,000 views

Oct. 31, 2012

870,897

129,103

61

 

Nov 30, 2012

934,957

65,043

31

Reached 900,000 views

Dec. 1, 2012

937,420

62,580

30

 

Dec. 2, 2012

940,399

59,601

29

Reached 940,000 views

Dec. 3, 2012

943,247

56,753

28

 

Dec. 4, 2012

946,309

53,691

27

 

Dec. 5, 2012

949,149

50,851

26

 

Dec. 6, 2012

951,774

48,226

25

Reached 950,000 views

Dec. 7, 2012

954,253

45,747

24

 

Dec. 8, 2012

956,570

43,430

23

 

Dec. 9, 2012

959,446

40,554

22

 

Dec. 10, 2012

961,935

38,065

21

Reached 960,000 views

Dec. 11, 2012

963,166

36,834

20

Traffic statistics not updated for more than 10 hours

Dec. 12, 2012

966,467

33,533

19

 

Dec. 13, 2012

968,374

31,626

18

 

Dec. 14, 2012

970,522

29,478

17

Reached 970,000 views

Dec. 15, 2012

972,195

27,805

16

 

Dec. 16, 2012

974,116

25,884

15

 

Dec. 17, 2012

976,256

23,744

14

 

Dec. 18, 2012

978,359

21,641

13

 

Dec. 19, 2012

980,848

19,152

12

Reached 980,000 views

Dec. 20, 2012

982,872

17,128

11

 

Dec. 21, 2012

984,088

15,912

10

 

Dec. 22, 2012

985,943

14,057

9

 

Dec. 23, 2012

987,516

12,484

8

 

Dec. 24, 2012

988,860

11,140

7

 

Dec. 25, 2012

989,635

10,365

6

 

Dec. 26, 2012

990,851

9,149

5

Reached 990,000 views

Dec. 27, 2012

992,674

7,326

4

 

Dec. 28, 2012

993,945

6,055

3

 

Dec. 29, 2012

995,193

4,807

2

 

Dec. 30, 2012

996,424

3,576

1

 

Dec. 31, 2012 - 11:59pm

997,623

2,377

0

Didn't reach 1M views

Jan.01, 2013

998,816

1,184

 

 

Jan. 02, 2013 - 9:44pm

1,000,010

-0-

 

Yay! - Reached 1M views

Rosie2010 on Hubpages - Monthly Traffic Statistics starting May 2012

MonthEnd of Month Total ViewsNumber of Views Needed to Reach 1,000,000Number of Days before December 31, 2012Comments

May 2012

669,154

330,846

214

Started countdown - May 6, 2012

June 2012

704,946

295,054

184

Reached 700,000 views

July 2012

738,216

261,784

153

 

Aug. 2012

782,285

217,715

122

 

Sept. 2012

823,130

176,870

92

Reached 800,000 views

Oct. 2012

870,897

129,103

61

 

Nov. 2012

934,957

65,043

31

Reached 900,000 views

Dec. 2012

997,623

2,377

0

Didn't reach 1M views by the end of 2012

Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com

Cartoon by Rosie2010 on Hubpages, derived from cliparts by OCAL www.clker.com

UPDATES

  • December 31, 2012 - Did not reach one million views before the end of the year.
  • January 2, 2013 - Reached one million views two days later. Yay!


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Comments

Sheri Dusseault from Chemainus. BC, Canada on January 22, 2014:

Wow and congrats! I am inspired by your success!!!

Jackie Paulson from USA IL on October 01, 2013:

Rosie, I watched you since day one! You are very motivated to do this. Your focus is obvious. I am getting ready to move again. I am in college full time too, plus working full time, I have all admiration to you for meeting your goals and traffic for your hub pages. Congrats! Your oldest friend, Jackie BIG HUG

ezzly on September 30, 2013:

Wonderfully written article !

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 23, 2013:

@lovedoctor926 - Thank you for dropping by and leaving me a lovely comment. Yes, it was a huge one for me. Cheers!

@lobobrandon - Hi Brandon, that's exactly it! Thanks for dropping by again. Congrats on your accomplishments too here on HP. Cheers!

@aisha91 - I'm glad my stats gave you some inspiration to work harder. It pays! Best wishes to you and happy hubbing. Cheers!

Have a nice day y'all,

Rosie

Rasna Aisha from Manila, Philippines on April 11, 2013:

Hi Rosie,

Wow! Your stats inspires me, I wish to have a 1M views or more than before I reach December 2013 too. Gotta work on that! Happy hubbing and God bless!

Brandon Lobo on April 08, 2013:

I'm back after a while to check out the achievement :) It seems that this was all well planned. You were meant to celebrate an extra day. Rather than combining the joy of a million views to your New Year celebrations, you could have a separate day for this achievement alone :D

lovedoctor926 on April 08, 2013:

Congratulations! This is a big accomplishment.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on April 08, 2013:

Hiya Frank Atanacio, thanks for reading my traffic hub. I wrote this hub out of frustration after the Penguin algo update, and at the time, I honestly didn't think my traffic could reach a million views by the end of the year.. and it didn't.. but it was close! Thanks again for dropping by. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on April 07, 2013:

man what an achievement rosie2010.. thanks for sharing it in hub format bless you :)

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 26, 2013:

Hiya Sheri Faye, I'm glad you found my traffic hub informative, and thanks for leaving me a comment... much appreciated. And thanks so much for the follow. I'll go read your read your hubs.

Welcome to Hubpages! Don't worry about the views for now... keep writing instead. Your first thousand accolade is just around the corner. Best of luck and happy hubbing. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Sheri Dusseault from Chemainus. BC, Canada on February 25, 2013:

Wow! I am a total newbie and in a few weeks of puplished hubs have 220 views and was totally chuffed...now I am hunbled and am surely going to follow you. Great info and thanks.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 23, 2013:

Hiya lex123, thank you so much. I'm glad that you found my traffic hub inspiring. I wrote this hub out of frustration and in jest. I didn't reach my goal, but boy, it was close. Thanks for dropping by and leaving me a comment. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

lex123 on February 22, 2013:

What a great achievement in such a short time! Congrats, Rosie. Very inspiring hub.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on February 01, 2013:

Hiya MomsTreasureChest, thank you so much. That's an awesome thought. That's probably what happened. lol

I also wish you all the best in 2013.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

MomsTreasureChest on January 31, 2013:

Congrats on 1 million views! I choose to believe you reached it by 12/31/12, but with no one working on December 31 because it's New Years Eve and January 1 being a holiday it didn't post till January 2nd!

Best of luck in 2013!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 18, 2013:

Hiya Learning in Life, thank you so much. I didn't hit my goal by the end of the year, but it was thrilled that it was so close.

I wish you all the best this 2013. Cheers!

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 18, 2013:

Thanks, Billybuc. I still can't believe it. One million is such a huge number.

You, my dear, are also doing great. Congratulations on your surpassing 100,000 views. Here's to more success to you... Cheers!

Have a wonderful day,

Rosie

Megan Garcia from Florida on January 17, 2013:

Wow, thats amazing you hit your goal so close to the date you wanted! Congrats!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on January 17, 2013:

That's just incredible! I can't even imagine. I was excited when I hit 100,000....is it even possible to times that by ten? Your daily views are six times more than mine...I am humbled at this moment. :) congratulations!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 08, 2013:

Thanks, Prasetio. With your popularity here on Hubpages, I'm sure you are also close to reaching 1M views.

I wish you and your loved ones a happy and prosperous new year. Cheers!

Rosie

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on January 07, 2013:

Congratulations for one millions views, Rosie. Thanks for share with us. I hope many hubbers will inspired by you. Success for you. Cheers....

Prasetio

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 07, 2013:

Thanks, Bionic Jawn. You'd probably reach your first million faster than I could my second.

Welcome to Hubpages, and I wish all the best. Cheers!

Rosie

BionicJawn from Global on January 06, 2013:

Congrats Rosie! Here is to 1Million more views!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on January 04, 2013:

@agilitymach - Thank you so much. Here's to your reaching 10,000 views and beyond... Cheers!

@savingkathy - Thanks.. yes, it was a great start for the new year. I'm so thrilled. Cheers!

I wish you all the best in 2013.

Rosie

Kathy Sima from Ontario, Canada on January 04, 2013:

Congratulations on reaching 1 million views Rosie! What a great way to start off the new year!

Kristin Kaldahl on January 03, 2013:

Congrats on your 1 million views!!! That's very impressive. I'm new, still learning and just waiting for my 10,000 views. :)

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 30, 2012:

@lobobrandon - I deleted more than 50 hubs and transferred them to my blog before the penguin algo changes happened. It was about 35k views in total. I wish I didn't delete them. lol Cheers!

@moonlake - I won't reach one million views by the end of the year, but it would close... close but no cigar. Cheers!

@Kennbug - Thanks so much for the follow and for dropping by. Cool and awesome... two of my most favourite words in the whole wide world. :D Cheers!

I wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Rosie

moonlake from America on December 29, 2012:

I hope you make it. Your doing great.

Brandon Lobo on December 29, 2012:

Well, don't fret if you've not reached 1 million views this year :) you've deleted a few hubs right - so actually you've crossed the mark a longt time ago!

I deleted a few hubs as well but I guess they were no more than 1k views in total from the 10 I deleted. My traffic is going back up to the pre-Christmas time once again - I'm glad!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 29, 2012:

Oh Jackie, I'm so happy to hear from you. I had lost interest too, but not until after I had written 150+ hubs. If I had not deleted more than 50 hubs, I should have had reached a million views earlier. lol But, you live and learn. lol

I miss ya, gf. love ya and hugs to you and your daughter.

I wish you a healthy, happy and prosperous new year.

Luv ya,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 29, 2012:

Hiya Brandon, congratulations for reaching 100,000 views. That's awesome! I hope you get your 100k accolade soon. Thanks for letting me know. Cheers!

Happy New Year to you and your family,

Rosie

Jackie Paulson from USA IL on December 28, 2012:

You ROCK girl friend. I am so glad you stuck this out. I have given up. Love ya , Jackie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 28, 2012:

Hiya expertscolumn, thanks for the reminder. It doesn't look like I'm going to make it to a million views before the end of the year. But hey, miracles do happen. LOL

Best wishes for the new year,

Rosie

Brandon Lobo on December 28, 2012:

Just to keep you updated :) On 24th I reached 100k Views. But my accolade has't updated yet. This month has been the slowest in traffic ever!

Stanley Soman from New York on December 28, 2012:

keep going you got this 2 days to go

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 09, 2012:

Hiya MrsBkay, thank you so much. When I wrote this hub in May 2012, I didn't think I would be this close to a million views. Traffic usually dies on Christmas Day and throughout the holidays. But, it was fun to dream. lol I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

Congratulations on reaching 1500 views. I was also thrilled when I got my first thousand accolade. Keep on writing and soon you'll be getting your 10,000 accolade.

Wishing you all the best here on Hubpages... Cheers!

Merry Christmas and a Healthy Prosperous New Year

Rosie

Britney from Southern California Desert on December 09, 2012:

I'm going to go read ALL of your Hubs! You are SO CLOSE!!! I'm on team Rosie2010 now! lol. What an inspiring tale! I was excited when I logged in today and saw that I have over 1,500 page views! THAT's humbling! Good luck!!!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 07, 2012:

Oh Jackie, I miss you gf! I'm so happy you dropped by. I have not been active in Google+ so I have lost touch, and you don't come by here on HP often, if at all.

I had also stopped writing here on HP since I wrote this hub in May 2012. When I lost most of my traffic due to the Penguin slap, I just got sooo frustrated and completely lost what little motivation I had here on Hubpages. At the time, a million views looked improbable, if not impossible. But now, it looks like I might just get it (keeping my fingers crossed). lol

Miss ya, gf, and love ya always,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on December 07, 2012:

@lobobrandon - thanks for dropping by, Brandon. I'm happy to hear that your traffic is finally returning. I hope you're close to the 100k milestone by now. Best of luck. Cheers!

@beingwell - just keep on writing quality hubs that people will be searching and you will be there before you know it. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my traffic hub. I wish you the best here on Hubpages. Cheers!

@Trish89 - thanks so much, Trish. When I wrote this hub, I didn't think I would be even close to a million views by the end of the year. Now, it looks like I can do it (fingers crossed). Having a goal helped me to keep on coming back here on Hubpages, even though I had stopped writing since May 2012. Here's wishing you all the best here on Hubpages... Cheers!

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous New Year to you all.

Rosie2010

Jackie Paulson from USA IL on December 05, 2012:

You really impress me, as I got off this and into wordpress challenges you kept going ahead with this. Congrats!! I will never forget you or our friendship or that you have my aunt Rosie's name. Love ya, Jackie

Trish89 on December 05, 2012:

Wow that is very impressive. Congratulations to you for such an achievement and for having a goal in mind!

beingwell from Bangkok on November 14, 2012:

I am truly glad to have read this. I hope to be at least as promising with my hub earnings. It's like saving cents on my hubs piggy bank account. hihihihi...

Brandon Lobo on November 13, 2012:

Well, I was doing really well, going up to 100k getting around 600 views a day, then BOOM! traffic dropped to 300 or so. The hurricane week it was even worse and I was just scraping past 200. But, things seem better off now and traffic is slowly returning. Really close to that milestone and I hope to reach it by the year end as well

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on November 01, 2012:

Hiya prospectboy, absolutely! Reaching 100,000 views is a great accomplishment and I was thrilled when I reached that milestone. I hope you achieve yours soon. Thank you for your best wishes. With my google traffic disappearing, it looks like a million views by the end of the year, is an impossible goal. But, miracles do happen, right? Right? :D

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Bradrick H. from Texas on October 30, 2012:

Wow! Reaching 100,000 views itself is a great accomplishment. I hope to get there someday. Quite a goal that you've set for yourself. I wish you all the best in reaching it. Voted up.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 29, 2012:

Hiya Kallini2010, so nice to meet another Torontonian here on Hubpages. Thank you for the compliments, but I am not a successful writer at all.. just a promotional writer with a sense of humour, who got lucky. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

P.S. - Re a local meetup, why don't you open a thread in the forum and see if our fellow hubbers in Toronto and the GTA might be interested. Best of luck!

kallini2010 from Toronto, Canada on October 29, 2012:

Hi, Rosie, well, what can I say? You are an inspiration!

I cannot be like you, so, no I am not a successful writer, but will never be a how-to one.

I do admire your success, it is very impressive.

I came across you - well, stumbled upon by chance - I thought - who lives here in Toronto - maybe for a local meet-up and I found that forum from quite a few months ago.

I understand it is a vague, maybe far out, maybe even crazy idea, but if I won't speak up, who will?

So, I was just wondering...

All the best in reaching your goals!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 23, 2012:

Hiya Mandy, I have not heard that Chumbawumba song, but I like the lyrics. I'm one of those people who always get up when I fall down, dust myself, and move on. That's the only way to go. I'm glad to hear you are planning to follow my example. My best wishes to you. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on October 23, 2012:

Sorry for the late replies, guys...

@Mr Archer - I hope by now you have reached your first milestone. I'm just an ok writer, who got lucky. lol

@Your Cousins - Yes, I'll keep on climbing. Thanks

@BuyaBiz - I'm glad my hub has motivated you to get cranking. I'm not sure I could make it to a million views by the end of the year, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

@MissyGear - Thank you for your help. Welcome to Hubpages and I wish you all the best here on HP.

@onceuponatime66 - Hiya, gf, so happy to see you here on Hubpages even just once in a while. Miss you.

@prasetio30 - Sorry to hear your traffic also fell. Is your traffic improving now? Mine isn't. Best wishes to you too.

@David 470 - Sorry to hear that you got hit by Panda. That must have been awesome when you were earning $450/month. I got to earning $300+/month but dropped miserably when my subdomain got the Penguin slap in April. Congrats on your first mil. My traffic has improved a little but not much.

@shermanblake - Thanks for the encouragement. Yes, I'll keep on climbing.

@maheshpatwal - Thanks for dropping by and yes, I'll keep on climbing.

@ignugent17 - I'm glad to hear you are encouraged by my experience. I enjoyed reading your last your story. You are a good storyteller. Keep on writing.

Thanks everyone for your delightful comments.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Mandy M S on October 22, 2012:

Looks like you are going to make it! I love the way you decided that instead of giving up you got back up again. Reminds me of that Chumbawumba song "I get knocked down, but I get up again, you're never going to keep me down!" The only people who succeed in life are ones who live that song. Way to go! If I ever have a setback here like you did, I plan to follow your example.

ignugent17 on October 13, 2012:

Thanks for this encouraging hub. It makes me stop sometimes then go back and it is reality. We just need to go on and solve the problem and focus to the goal.

Thanks for sharing1 :-)

maheshpatwal from MUMBAI on September 16, 2012:

As someone rightly said keep on climbing rosie , don't give up. Hopefully by the year end you'll achieve 1 million landmark.

Blake Sherman from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 08, 2012:

Keep climbing! Almost there!

David 470 from Pennsylvania, United States on August 23, 2012:

I was hit by the Panda earlier this year as well. My traffic is a shadow of it's former self compared to earlier this year and last fall 2011. There was a point where I was making $450.00+ a month consistently.

But lately I have not been very active on here because of writers block. And some ideas I have may not be as successful as some of my former hubs.

The last several months of the year Sept. to Dec. seem to be the best months for me.

You seem to have had quite a lot of success here Rosie. I remember when I hit my 1 million -- I was ecstatic!

The only problem I have is succeeding consistently. Sometimes hubs become extremely successful, while others are complete failures.

Keep up the good work, you'll hit 1 million soon!

prasetio30 from malang-indonesia on August 15, 2012:

Hi, Rosie. Good to see you here though I don't hear a good news from you. But you are not alone. My hub traffic also dropped down into half than usual. Now, I will working hard to get my traffic back to normal. Thanks for share with us. Success for you.

Best wishes, Prasetio

Jackie Paulson from USA IL on August 11, 2012:

Way to GO! I started when you did and look how far you have come!

MissyGear on August 10, 2012:

I may be a bit naive because I'm new, but I definitely think you can make it. I hope some of my views will help you along the way!

BizVT34 from USA on August 10, 2012:

Rosie, I am in awe.....I need to get cranking and figure out how this whole Hub thing works. I guess my subject area is too narrow for big numbers....or my Hubs are too lame, don't know which. Great job Rosie and it looks like you have the MILLION in the bag!

Your Cousins from Atlanta, GA on August 10, 2012:

Glad to click in to help you reach your one million mark! I think you can...I know you can! Just keep climbing. I'll be checking on your progress.

Mr Archer from Missouri on August 10, 2012:

Awesome work on this hub! I'll do what I can to assist you. Heck, I'm still struggling to make it to 1,000; can't imagine a million! Obviously, you are a pretty good writer. Fire up that locomotive; the train's pulling out! Next stop: Millionville!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on August 09, 2012:

Hiya Weestro, thanks so much for dropping by and helping me reached my one million goal. I can dream, can't I? :D I'm glad you enjoyed my cartoons. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Pete Fanning from Virginia on August 09, 2012:

Great hub Rosie, and wow, that's a lot of hits you've amassed! I'll do my part to help you reach that 1M! Love the Artwork by the way!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on July 13, 2012:

Hiya Joyce, if you meant that you also got hit by the big G's updates, I'm sorry to hear it. I couldn't understand what I did to be slapped by the Penguin's deadly flippers. I still can't. I'm at a standstill right now.

I get a few emails.. not many. lol Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on July 13, 2012:

Hiya newcalendar, I wrote this hub because I can force myself to log in everyday and face the music. I barely get 1200 views a day, and less than that in the weekends. I'm hoping it is just the summer months and traffic will improve by September. The Penguin hit my subdomain really bad. Thanks for dropping by and following my progress. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Joyce Haragsim from Southern Nevada on July 13, 2012:

You are definitely not alone anymore. I can imagine all the e-mails you get, wow, Joyce.

newcalendar on July 13, 2012:

Definitely going to be watching this hub and see how it develops. I've come here since the whole panda/penguin update but it seems it did end up hitting a lot of legitimate writers, bloggers and hubbers, etc rather than the big businesses it was meant to stop.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 24, 2012:

Hiya Robie, I'm sorry to hear that your subdomain also got hit by the recent Google updates. From the forums, there seems to be a number of us. My traffic has not recovered, and with the new HP layout, I don't want to do anything yet. I'm playing the wait and see game. lol I'm glad you enjoyed reading my traffic hub and cartoons. Thanks for the share. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Roberta Kyle from Central New Jersey on June 23, 2012:

You go Rosie-- the Panda and Penguin have gotten to us all. For whatever it's worth, you are far from alone-- Google is out to get revenue sharing sites in particular, it seems, but blogs have suffered too.

My traffic is in the pits and ditto my income but never mind. This too shall pass. I still say that good content, well researched and optimized with good keyword research will win the day. The cream always rises to the top. Google is fighting for dominence here and I understand Mark Zuckerberg is shopping for search engines with all that cash from the Facebook IPO, so who knows what the future holds. I only know that good writing takes time, so like the turtle I am coming along one hub at a time and hoping to win the race:-) Thanks for a great read. I love your positive attitude and your wonderful Panda cartoons. I'm going to share them on FB and beyond for sure.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 22, 2012:

Hiya dwachira, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my traffic hub and cartoons. Thanks so much for the votes. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Danson Wachira from Nairobi, Kenya on June 22, 2012:

This is a great hub Rosie2010, i will surely check this countdown eagerly, i like the cartoon too part, thanks for sharing. Voted up and useful.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 21, 2012:

Hiya LP, you are a creative writer and you are doing a great job. Sadly, creative writing does not garner a lot of views. I will share your hubs and hope it helps. But in the meantime, get some product hubs out there for the Christmas season and earn some Amazon referral fees. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 21, 2012:

Hiya RichardPac, I'm glad you enjoyed my cartoons. No, I have not mastered anything.. just got lucky, I supposed. The 3k daily views is over because of the Penguin slap, and my traffic has not recovered. Just keep on writing.. your traffic will come soon. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

ladypatience from Missouri on June 21, 2012:

Wow! Go Rosie! I've been here a little over two years and I'm still in the 1,000's I don't know what you secret is but more power to you. Great job.

RichardPac from Sunny Florida! on June 21, 2012:

Awesome illustrations! This number of views simply boggles my mind! I have almost 100 hubs and can't imagining 3k views a day or a million views total. I have been active for a few months now, but don't seem to manage daily traffic. Glad to see you are mastering the skill!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya retired06, thanks for the visit and good wishes. I'm glad you enjoyed reading my traffic hub and found it informative. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya CCahill, thanks so much for the votes and share. I'm glad you like my cartoons. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya beingwell, I'm glad you enjoyed reading my traffic hub. Thank you so much. But even if I don't meet my goal by the end of the year, I would be closer to one million views. Thanks so much. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya bn9900, those of us who go hit by the Penguin update are still looking for ways on how to recover. There are threads in the forums on this. HP is also doing its best to help us. Thanks for dropping by. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya Beachlife, thank you for your best wishes. My traffic has gone down further. Hopefully, this is just due to the summer months. Thanks again. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Leona J Atkinson from Oregon, USA on June 20, 2012:

Hi Rosie! My visit adds one more number to your count! :) I really enjoyed this Hub it was informative as well as funny! Thanks and good luck reaching your goal.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya WhydThatHappen, lucky you for starting after the recent Panda and Penguin updates. I'm glad I made you laugh today. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 20, 2012:

Hiya Virtual Treasures, I had also lost the enthusiasm that I had during my first six months, but by then I had already written more than a hundred hubs. I just got luck that way. I'm glad I had given you some inspiration to continue hubbing. HP is really a great place to earn money writing online.

Thanks for writing a hub about me. Holy cow! What an honor! To answer your question on what products to write about, start with products that you are familiar with, and go from there. Remember, even if the viewer doesn't order the product you are promoting, but ordered from Amazon within 24hr-period through your link, you get the referral fee for that order.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

CCahill from England on June 18, 2012:

Heh nice pics, Heres a Share and a Vote up to help ya on ya way o/

beingwell from Bangkok on June 18, 2012:

Voted up, funny, awesome, useful and shared! Whew! Go for it! You can do anything you put your mind into. Go beat those algorithms, Rosie! We'll be here to cheer you up!

Clayton Hartford from Alger WA on June 18, 2012:

Rosie, how do you get away from that? is there something that can be done?

Beachlife on June 17, 2012:

Great attitude and I wish you lots of luck... you can do it!

WhydThatHappen on June 17, 2012:

I'm going to share this article as a great example of a perfect hub!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 17, 2012:

@Virtual Treasures - thank you so much. I'm glad my traffic hub gave you a little bit of inspiration. Cheers!

@WhydThatHappen - I'm glad you found my traffic hub funny. I have this weird sense of humour. You're lucky you missed the latest Panda and Penguin updates. It's a horror story for many of us. Cheers!

@daisydayz - Congratulations on your first 1,000 milestone. It goes faster after that and you'd be surprised. I don't do backlinks.. I'm sort of lazy. lol Cheers!

@UrsulaRose - thanks so much for sharing my hubs. I just got lucky writing about things people were searching... well, "were" because after the big G's pet Penguin slapped my subdomain, my traffic is barely there. Best of luck to you. Cheers!

@bn9900 - If your traffic fell right after April 19, you were hit by Panda. If your traffic fell right after April 24 like mine, we were both hit by Penguin. If not, it might be just because it is summer time.. during summer people tend to stay out and have fun and hardly have time to sit in front of your computer. Silly people! LOL Cheers!

Have a nice day everyone,

Rosie

Clayton Hartford from Alger WA on June 16, 2012:

Great Hub, but now how do I get my views back up? I might have been hit.

UrsulaRose on June 16, 2012:

Holy Moly do I have some work to do to remotely catch up to you Rosie. Job well done.

As always I do enjoy reading your hubs and finding out what you have to say. I will be sharing this hub at the HubPages Writer's Community Facebook Group. :)

Chantele Cross-Jones from Cardiff on June 16, 2012:

Well you go Rosie I think you can do it, just get those backlinks out there! I would love to be able to hit that milestone some day but think it may be a while away! I was happy to hit my first 1000, lol!

WhydThatHappen on June 14, 2012:

Funny hub! I started hubbing after penguin and panda, and didn't have to stress over the changes, thank god!

Tonja Petrella from Michigan on June 06, 2012:

Wow Rosie! This is fantastic! I love your enthusiasm! I wish I would have stayed as dedicated as you have since I joined. I've been a slow-goer. You give great inspiration!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on June 05, 2012:

Thanks, Milli. I was doing so well before Penguin slapped my traffic down. But even if I didn't reach my goal, I would be closer to one million views. I had to do something to keep me going.. aside from playing in the sandpit. Thanks for good wishes. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Urmila from Rancho Cucamonga,CA, USA on June 04, 2012:

Wow!You are doing really unbelievable. Way to go Rosie. You will achieve your goal by the end of the year. Good luck!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on May 29, 2012:

Hiya Donnaisabella, thanks for dropping by and I'm glad you found my traffic hub informative. Thanks for your best wishes.. even if I didn't meet my goal at the end of the year, at least I would be closer to reaching one million views. Take care. Cheers back atcha!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

Isabella Mukanda from Fort Myers on May 28, 2012:

First congrats, you are one of the few that have been doing really well and that is inspiring. I did not even understand all those Panda, Penguin stories and algorithms that were being talked about but you have made it clearer. I wish you the best in your aspirations and indeed it is not a far fetched goal, it if you desire it so badly, you will have it. Cheers. Thanks for sharing.

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on May 24, 2012:

Hiya MPM, thanks for reading my sorta whiny hub on my traffic plunge due to the big G's new cyber pet the Penguin. I used to post my poetry, but nobody read them.. pablee bcuz dey suck beeg time! lol

I love your sense of humor and poetry. Thanks for the best wishes, MPM. Cheers!

Have a nice day,

Rosie

ManlyPoetryMan from (Texas !) Boldly Writing Poems Where No Man Has Gone Before... on May 23, 2012:

You'll make it to a Million...even if you have to scale straight up the North Face...while that Penguin and Panda Bear are throwing boulders at you...ha! You're deff...an Original! At least you're not trying to have that many hits based solely on "Poetry" Hubs. Best of Success to you as you start your approach towards the Summit!

Rosie Rose (author) from Toronto, Canada on May 11, 2012:

Hiya Lauryallan, I know how you feel. First time I got hit by Google and it is very humbling. Now I'm just sooooo thankful to get 1000+ page views a day.

About my Mother's Day hub, I only wrote that hub because it was a Hubmob weekly topic. Hubmob was a great source of inspirational topics, but now it's gone. Anyway, I'm happy I wrote it.. as I wrote something about my mother at the end.

As for Amazon/eBay sales, I don't think I had a single sale from my Mother's Day hub.

Have a nice day,

Rosie

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