Okay, as a (recent! yay!) Clout 10, I should know this, but frankly, I don't. Some of my articles are very, very successful in terms of page views. With the execption of one, these have all been articles I published for display only. How do you determine if an article is successful vs a dud? My high page view articles are exceptions and I know that. Because of that, I have a distorted idea of what a good PV article is. My run-of-the-mill articles I wrote for upfront payment simply don't do well. They get maybe 100 views in a month? Is this good? Is this what's "normal" on AC? Last month, I received a page view bonus of $340. I'm already due $210 for November and the month isn't over yet. This is only attributed to articles I write on certain, popular topics. I don't even know if I do SEO correctly. I must be doing something right but I doubt myself because my lame articles like, "5 Great Whatever in Whatever USA" just don't bring in the PVs. And another thing--why does AC pay for these "unique" articles, but it's the common "crap" that gets the PVs? There's a reason why no one writes about certain topics--because no one searches for it or wants to know about it. Ergo, no pvs. I've been on AC for less than a year, so I'm still trying to see what works, but my high PV articles set a high standard for the rest of my stuff, and I need to know what's a GOOD number.