Maggie, I wrote an article (on another website) and it has gotten 19k pageviews by itself. I would not consider that viral. In the YouTube world, 1 million views may be considered viral. I know people that have gotten 1 million views on just one article. I think that would be considered viral.
1,500 pageviews is a good job for an article. Now, see if you can get that on all future articles. Great job.
Thanks. I was wondering about this, because I also don't consider 1 or 2000 views as viral. So I was wondering whether anyone had really had a hub go viral, as in several hundred thousand, or million views.
I've seen daily spikes on articles where they've done 250-300 views in a day compared to a standard day's average of maybe 20 views so in comparison to normal traffic levels I'd consider that as 'going viral' but in hindsight I'd expect surges bigger than that for some areas dependant on traffic capabilities.
My sport and cycling related content is rather specialist in many areas so some of my content I feel would never get that level of a surge.
1500 views on an article sounds a good building block to work from- Is there more to increase it's prominence with google by generating a few extra backlinks? Or getting friends to facebook like it to provide an additional boost? Alternately if people are searching in that area what offshoots could you do to link to and from it to potentially drive more traffic to your pages and encourage search engines to believe you're an expert in the area?
One caveat - if you spot a hub that suddenly has thousands of views and is growing by the minute, run the traps on the source of the views. Sometimes HP gets attacked maliciously by people (usually in another country) who give thousands of hits to hubs that perform well. It can damage your HP account, and can even damage your AdSense account, so you'll need to report it to HP right away, and also to AdSense. Usually, multiple Hubbers are affected, so HP knows you're not breaking rules and AdSense understands as well.
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