What's the secret to getting more page views on Associated Content?

United States
March 29, 2009 3:08pm CST
I never really paid attention to page views on AC or bothered about that ranking (I'm a 5 with 10,00+ page views and 47 articles...many just added recently). Now, after reading and thinking about discussions here on MyLot, I see the value in gaining a lot more page views to up your earning power. So what's the secret? Is is simply publishing more articles? Making more AC friends? Is it something else that I am missing altogether? And how does anyone ever get to 1 million views (10 ranking)??? Help!
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10 responses
29 Mar 09
Much the same as any online content, it's all those things. More articles means more hits and so on. One big thing is search engine phrasing (SEO) for the titles. Picking a title like, say, "I lost 10lbs in two weeks" gets FAR fewer hits than "How to lose 10lbs in 2 weeks". People don't search for the first one. I guess most of it is just marketing - shout and wave your arms (virtually) every time you publish. Tell people here, on your blog, on Twitter, Digg, Delicious and Stumble (and all the other networks). The more people who see it by chance, the more chance of it being seen by more people. All the people on a million views have been on there for ages and have hundreds of articles, from what I've seen.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
30 Mar 09
Very informative.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Great information, Spike. I guess I should think more carefully about titles. How much do you think those keywords for your article count? Sometimes I have a hard time deciding what to choose when the subject doesn't make it obvious. I am linked to Twitter on AC, but I guess I need to investigate the rest of the groups as well (like Digg and Delicious).
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@hcromer (2712)
• United States
30 Mar 09
AC has started the whole linking your other sites up to notify people when you publish. It is set up for WordPress (I think), Twitter, and Facebook. I'm also on Tumblr so I linked up my Twitter to publish to Tumblr also. This gets a good amount of views from people that I know, plus I try to put things on Digg, but they rarely stay up on there. Every hit counts though. When I write articles about top blogs and things like that, I post a comment on their blog to let them know that they were featured and sometimes they are nice enough to link back so all of their readers will read the article to see which other similar blogs are listed. I still haven't figured out the whole science of it though, I wish I had a better way to get people to read, but I'm pretty happy with how well I've done so far.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I am now thinking of signing up at twitter because of this. It would make it easier to notify people when I have new content up.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
You have made an interesting point...by writing about other sites, you gain traffic. Never thought of that. I do have a friend on AC who does profiles of other writers on the site, and that gains him traffic, too. Good luck, sounds like you are doing well for yourself there!
@MaryLynn321 (2680)
• United States
30 Mar 09
You add subscribers (friends of yours email addys to your subscriber list) Add you link to your emails, also if you invite someone to join, promote your work on different sites. There is an area on AC where you can promote too, also places like Digg, Propeller, Yahoo, etc. I am at 9 ranking. Good luck to you. Also reading others articles on AC and commenting, will help you get more AC followers, follow them and favorite them, you will get emails letting you know when they publish, and they will get emails when you publish. I submit alot of recipes for free, and get lots of page views.
• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks for your response. I am linked to Twitter, but I guess I should find out about some of those other places, like Propeller and Digg.
@punkster (52)
• India
30 Mar 09
what is ac?
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• United States
6 Apr 09
AC stands for Associated Content, which is a writing site online. If you are in the US, you can opt for upfront payment for your articles by turning over exclusive rights. For those not in the US, you can still earn money by page views to your articles. Good luck with your writing.
@pshiv29 (91)
• United States
29 Mar 09
I agree with Spike... SEO keywording is as important as the QUALITY of an article. I've seen CP's with under 50 articles, and still have thousands of pv's. Write the article well, research throughly, keyword properly after you're done, and your pv's will go up in no time!
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks for responding. I do think that the broader topics (which never go out of style) are the best earners.
@Canellita (12058)
• United States
30 Mar 09
Well, I just posted an article to helium and emailed everyone I knew interested in the subject. That was over 200 people which would have been great for my earnings but I only have two articles there so far and I just found out you have to have at least 4 to get your first star. :-(
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
3 Apr 09
I don't have the rating star yet and I didn't realize I needed one but I am working on some new articles.
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@Canellita (12058)
• United States
6 Apr 09
I thought you had to have posted four articles in order to get the first rating star from helium.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
That is the difference between Helium and Associated Content...on AC, you are not required to do any rating to get paid. Of course, by having friends and reading their articles, they usually reciprocate. You might try AC instead of just focusing on writing for Helium. Thanks for responding to my discussion.
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@cvrajan (354)
• India
31 Mar 09
I also found out one interesting thing. I write in Helium and then re-post some of the good articles in AC for performance payment only. The type of traffic (i.e. earnings, in other words) do not appear to be similar at all in both. There are a couple of articles which almost seem to get similar traffic. There are some articles that get good traffic in AC but not so in Helium - and vice versa.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
I also have recently started re-posting my Helium articles to Associated Content. Many actually do better over there...and there is very little work to re-posting compared with actually sitting down and doing a brand new article. Because I have so many Helium articles, it should keep me going for quite some time. I learned that trick here on MyLot, which is why I am so appreciative of this site. It really is a great place to get inside tips. Thanks for responding to my discussion.
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
30 Mar 09
Good discussion topic! I ahev also started thinking in these lines only recently ,about increasing page views because I am not sligible for upfront payments and so it would be great if I can maximise page views.As Spike rightly pointed out , the greater the number with proper key words, the better it is.See you there!My profile has my link!
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@kalav56 (11497)
• India
30 Mar 09
typo sorry -eligible.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks for responding. I will try and find you over on AC. I can always use a new friend there! I am not necessarily worried about traffic, but I was just so curious when I saw people with more than 1 million page views. I just couldn't believe my own eyes. Still, I have learned some things from this discussion, so I am glad I brought the topic up!
@JABeau59 (446)
• United States
31 Mar 09
Send me your link. If all of us here add our myLot friends to our subscribers on AC, that will help with page views.
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• United States
6 Apr 09
Thanks! I got your message and am "follow"-ing you now on AC. It's great to have a new friend!
@oscar6 (1939)
• United States
25 Jun 11
I am at a level 10 ranking. I really didn't do much to promote my articles. However, I did put the work in and wrote a lot! I have over two hundred and fifty articles on Associated Content. I really enjoy writing, and Associated Content seems to love my articles so much they are offering upfront payment for most of them. So I continue to write them.