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Don'cha just love it when you get a burst of traffic....

  1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    ...from out of the blue??

    A Hub I wrote six months ago about a certain hard-rock band that's going through some well publicized lineup and legal troubles suddenly blew up big time this morning, its page views nearly doubled in just a few hours. I was puzzled as to why till someone told me a link to it had been posted on the band's official Facebook page. Woohoo! I'm going to enjoy my brief burst of stardom while it lasts. I wish stuff like this would happen more often!

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Holy moo cows! Since I last checked in, the Hub in question is still blowin' up biggy styley... it has already more than tripled its view #'s and is now officially my most viewed Hub EVER. I have NEVER had this many views in one day before. It's a tsunami!!!

      Not bad at all for a piece that had been performing respectably, but not spectacularly, over the past six months (on an average day it was picking up a dozen or so views)...

      I'm a happy camper. For as long as this  lasts, anyway. smile

      1. SimeyC profile image88
        SimeyCposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have a similar experience once a year on an anniversary of a very popular group - I get a few hits every day and then hundreds of hits for about a week and then back to a few a day!

        I also have a similar experience when new news happens about old bands (reforming, someone died, 50th anniversary etc.) - similar to what you are having I guess!!! Congrats!

        1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
          FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thanx Simey... I guess I finally "went viral!" It's about damn time something I wrote took off like that!!! Haha

    2. Cantuhearmescream profile image83
      Cantuhearmescreamposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ...burst of traffic? No, I'm sorry, I'm not sure I understand what you mean. :-0

  2. Making-Jewellery profile image88
    Making-Jewelleryposted 3 years ago

    Well done.... what is annoying is that you sit there wishing it'd happen to all of them every day - and STICK!


    Enjoy it... and I hope the bugg4hs are clicking on your page too!

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image94
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I've been hoping that some of the peeps who've read that Hub today might click on some of my other stuff, but it doesn't seem to be happening, unfortunately. I just checked my stats for the past 24 hours and while the "hot" hub has picked up several thousand views, the next one in line with the "most" views after it has only about two dozen or so. sad

      So obviously I should just enjoy this while it lasts cuz as soon as the frenzy cools down I'm gonna be back to the same old crapola. smile

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Congrats!  One thing I do if a page is getting more views than normal is to quickly check that it is as good as I can make it.  Can I add a link or an advert?  Can I promote myself or a product?

        Just a tweak could mean visits to other pages or some sales.

        1. Greekgeek profile image98
          Greekgeekposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          This. It's always a fun scramble trying to see if you can capitalize on a big traffic spike. Or, once you have polished the page and made sure it links to X product or Y orher page that they might be interested in, sit back and enjoy the ride!

          It's a bit like the ching-ching-ching of a slot machine payout, except that I don't gamble.

          The great thing is that since Hubpages advertising pays you for both impressions and ad clicks, even if the traffic surge was only temporary, it helped your bottom line.

          Hang in there and look forward to the next one. Hopefully the band doesn't fall apart completely, so that you can get more traffic the next time they're big news. That Facebook link is exactly te kind of link that still works: a real recommendation rather than link spam, shared on a page that Google must rank very well for the band. (Assuming Google can actually see the page; some pages on FB are indexed, some hidden inside its gated community. But I think fan pages are indexed?)

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    This particular Hub has already been tweaked about as much as it can possibly be tweaked. It's been hangin' round for six months (with occasional updates), just percolating away, then today, suddenly... BLAM!

    I'm not complaining. But I'm also not going to let this go to my head or expect these kinds of results from all of my future endeavors on this site, either. smile

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Holy crap-a-moley. 8000+ views in the past 24 hours.
    It's only 8:30 in the morning but dammit I think I deserve this!!
    (Opens beer)

    ...it's gonna be tough going back to posting stuff that only gets a couple of hundred views after this roller coaster ride is over. Haha.

    1. Tealparadise profile image88
      Tealparadiseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wow!  Congrats smile   I have had something similar on a much much smaller scale happen.  It is awesome but I agree it makes your old numbers seem sad somehow sad

  5. rebekahELLE profile image91
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    Nice! It's great that someone posted it on their official FB page. That's a nice link to have.

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Well, I'm officially back to the "same old crapola" -- the Hub that blew up last week is now back to its usual semi comatose # of views per day. Sigh. sad It was fun while it lasted!!

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image95
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey, don't feel too bad.  When I wrote for Yahoo a few years ago one of my hubs grabbed 10,000 plus views in about three weeks...then nothing ever since!  My other hubs over there suck...so you just learn to go with the flow.

  7. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I experienced the "sudden bump" phenomenon again yesterday (though on a much smaller scale than when it first happened a few months ago)... a Hub I wrote last year about a particularly terrible SyFy Channel movie suddenly shot up in views out of nowhere. I wondered why till I found out that SyFy re-ran this particular flick yesterday afternoon. Wow, I guess people really do Google a movie title while they're watching it? It was only around 200 extra views, but since the Hub had been quietly moldering away up until yesterday that was a nice surprise.

    1. CarlySullens profile image88
      CarlySullensposted 3 years ago in reply to this


      Way to go FatFreddysCat!

  8. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    The band is still together (in fact they were on VH1's "That Metal Show" just last night) and that Hub is still rakin' in a few dozen views every week. It hasn't exploded again like it did the day the band posted it on their Facebook but it's still pulling down its share of eyeballs... I wish I had a dozen more Hubs just like that one, I'd be set. Haha.