Celebrating a milestone 500,000 views

Peter B. GiblettStarred Page By Peter B. Giblett, 9th Feb 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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It is said that you should celebrate every milestone you reach and with each milestone there are always lessons to be learned and as always (in my mind at least) lessons learned are best shared with others that will listen. Of course writing is about sharing knowledge and there is every reason why it should be about sharing success.

Do you view your Statistics?

As a person who spent a lifetime helping others utilise statistical analysis I always when there is information to study I always make use of it, and furthermore do start to put targets for myself to achieve based on that data. It was a 2015 target to achieve 500,000 views during the year, but I did not realise quite how close to this target I was when setting this goal. The last time I checked (sometime in 2014) I had exceeded 390,000 views.

Well there it is...

...Proof for everyone to See

In order to get information on the total number of views your articles have received then you need to go to the Statistics Page then set the start date to the day you joined Wikinut and leave the end date as today, then click on the "Show stats" button.

This calculation will take some time, but it will eventually show. you how you have performed since joining Wikinut, and the most interesting figure the aggregated total views will be found at the bottom of the chart, here I have shown the top and bottom of the chart on a single image.

But other Information may Help

When looking at charts like this it is good to see trends, which confirms that I have more viewers per day in 2015 than in 2010, which proves that in order to succeed at certain things you do need staying power.

I also believe that the following are required to succeed with on-line writing:

The single day with the largest number of readers occurred during February 2013, where I had more than 2500 views on a single day, but other days have also exceeded 1500 and typically I receive over 400 view each day, even when I have not added new material.

Setting Goals

To reach milestones you do have to set yourself goals, but there are two things about goals that I think are important and that is:

  1. They must make you stretch
  2. They must be achievable

Think for a second these two work well together. I once heard a sales manager tell his sales-force that they had to quadruple their sales in the forthcoming year - not sure he thought this through by demanding a 400% increase and of course not one salesman (or woman) achieved their target.

Scoring Feels so Good!

With the sport of football (or soccer for my North American friends) it is about that moment when your foot connects with the ball and it sours through the air and arches into the corner of the goal and there is a flurry of movement as the ball hits the netting at the back of the goal, that is magic - a feeling that can only be supplanted by the next occasion you achieve this feat.

With life it is always important to celebrate your successes, it is like the dance you make when scoring - so important because it lifts your spirits and helps you think about your next goal, your next target, because it is possible to change the world one step at a time, provided you know where you are going.

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  • Total Wikinut Page Views by Peter Giblett
  • Wikinut Views graph by Peter Giblett
  • The Goal by Peter Giblett
  • Goal scoring by Peter Giblett

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
Author of "Is your Business Ready? For the Social Media Revolution"

Social media consultant, with C-Level background.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Congratulations on half a million reads Peter. Well done!

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author avatar Nancy Czerwinski
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Peter, congratulations! This is a wonderful achievement.

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author avatar Retired
9th Feb 2015 (#)

That is awesome! Congratulations!

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author avatar ORourkeDesigns
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Congrats now that is something to be proud of

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author avatar Shamarie
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Congratulations on the milestone, Peter! You should feel proud!!!

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author avatar Sherrill Fulghum
9th Feb 2015 (#)

Mazal Tov!
After seeing your page views, I don't feel so bad; mine are running around 500 per day...I also write a good bit too. In seven months with Wikinut, I have reached 170,000 page views, so I am hoping to hit that big milestone before to terribly long.

I must admit that I keep track of my stats on a daily basis and set small goals for each month. It's a good way to stay on track.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

In my view major milestones are achieved in small steps.

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author avatar Retired
10th Feb 2015 (#)

My target is to reach the million mark, which will be the final "badge" on offer at Wikinut. How many people have got to that point so far, I wonder?

I joined in August last year and reached the half-million mark on 30th January - I should pass 550,000 tomorrow. I like to get at least 5000 page views in a day but sometimes fall short. At that rate, the remaining 450,000 views should take around another three months to reach.

Mind you, my earnings are at nothing like the level that Peter appears to have reached!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

I think that subject matter impacts the number of readers per day, but then you also publish daily, something I don't normally do.

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author avatar spirited
10th Feb 2015 (#)

"Mind you, my earnings are at nothing like the level that Peter appears to have reached!"

I wondered about this too.

It appears to me that the type of article that you write determines how much you are paid. Views are not equal views.

Peter got 0.110 for 556 views, for that many views I only ever get 0.011, or a factor of ten times less.

I write to a different genre. The same applied in Helium where I wrote before. Articles on health, sports, cars, etc paid more per view than articles in the spiritual genre.

My suspicion is a similar algorithm must be working here.

Or do Peter's page views count ,whereas mine don't because people flit away from the page before it becomes a real view, so to speak.

500, 000 is a big number. I have been here a year and a half now for just over 200,000 views for over 450 articles total.

Congrats Peter, and John you must be doing something right, 5000 views a day, that's a huge number.

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author avatar Retired
10th Feb 2015 (#)

My trick on page views is to publicise my articles on Twitter, where I have more than 14,500 followers - these have been gathered over a number of years, going back to my time on Helium where I was a "regular" for about five years.

However, I agree that much depends on the subject matter of one's articles when it comes to earning revenue. All earnings derive eventually from advertising, and advertisers are interested in some areas much more than others.

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author avatar spirited
10th Feb 2015 (#)

18-Jul-2014 1097 0.020 0

Here is one of my highest days, and only 0.020 for it.

It seems some of my eggs must be cracked....

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

The earnings per day for me grew in leaps and bounds when I got to the 200 article mark, When I went from 0.002 to 0.022 and have been growing ever since, it is at that point I decided to put links to other articles within my articles (at least 12) and ensure everything has images of pictures in it, somehow that keeps people on the page rather than have them step in and out of the page.

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author avatar Retired
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Yes, I note that you always include a list of your 12 most recent articles. That looks like a good idea - I might just try it!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

There is another element here, but it takes time, and that is to do what TV and film advertisers do, look for "product placement spots" within the body of the programme. Placing a car in a scene costs a certain amount, showing the interior more etc. Well you can do the same for your articles, use certain words as an opportunity to place links to other articles (especially when the subject matter is the same).

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author avatar viewgreen
10th Feb 2015 (#)

It's so inspire article and a good motivate for everyone here on Wikinut. Thank you for sharing this awesome article.

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author avatar Carol Roach
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Congratulations, I had 600,000 on Yahoo Voices and then are now closed down.
I have been here on Wikinut since Jan 4, and I have made 20570 so far.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

I never did get anywhere with Yahoo. I use social media to publicise everything today, but always feel there is more I can do to publicise posts.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Good achievement worthy of celebration Peter. I realize some have crossed the million mark. I have been active for three years with less than 250,000 page views earning of just above GBP 10 to show for it. I get nearly 300 page views a day. Maybe, being a contented person can be my handicap not only here! siva

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
10th Feb 2015 (#)

Siva, with how active you are commenting on other people's material I am convinced you will grow and grow.

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author avatar Ptrikha
11th Feb 2015 (#)

400 viewers per day as a passive viewership is great. I was in between getting 200+, but lesser activity over the past one month or so has seen it drop around 90 to 150 levels.
Yet, I am planning to be out with newer articles and that might help.

And yes, success ought to be celebrated.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
11th Feb 2015 (#)

Ptrikha, you are correct that when you are inactive your readership will reduce - it is as if the inactive period is where you are showing you don't care, but once you are active again readership boosts again.

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author avatar Ptrikha
14th Feb 2015 (#)

Still better than Bubblews of a few months back, where even 1 post per day level did not ensure enough recall among viewers and it seemed people posting 10 a day and seeming like those with all the free time in world reined.

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
14th Feb 2015 (#)

Sadly I think Bubblews encourages poor writing, I no longer use the site for serious writing.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
11th Feb 2015 (#)

Well done Peter .
It encourages others to believe they too can achieve here on W.
My total so far is about 117000..but for poetry I am quite content with that result for only a few years .
Bless you
Stella ><

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
11th Feb 2015 (#)

So everyone is now checking their numbers - this is good. Thank you Stella.

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author avatar Retired
11th Feb 2015 (#)

Wow! congratulations on your achievement. I'm not surprised. Your articles are interesting, well written and informative. You are what we all aspire to accomplish here. Well done and well deserved:)

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
14th Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Petra.

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author avatar M G Singh
22nd Feb 2015 (#)

Congrats Peter

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
22nd Feb 2015 (#)

Thank you Madan

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author avatar Retired
6th Mar 2015 (#)

Congratulations. Belated but from the core of my heart!

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
6th Mar 2015 (#)

Thank you.

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