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My traffic is spiking and it's scaring me

  1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
    Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago

    My traffic had been picking up in a gradual manner. I was happy with it. Suddenly yesterday one hub got almost 400 hits, it had been holding at just under 100 per day, which I thought was good. My total traffic is at an all-time high.

    This might sound like good news, but a similar thing happened around this time last year. Right after the spike my traffic went to 0. It was just before Christmas, and it was my Christmas hubs that were getting the traffic, so it's making me a little nervous.

    1. Nell Rose profile image89
      Nell Roseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I would just say yeah! lol! if it brings in the visitors then its great, worry about the low later!

    2. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      But, wouldn't you expect holiday Hubs to have more traffic just before the holiday than the rest of the year?

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      WhydThatHappenposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      A lot of my hubs have spiked as well, but it's around finals time and I have a lot of literary analyses lol

    4. Barbara Kay profile image86
      Barbara Kayposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Last year I received 4000 hits on my St Nicholas Day hub on that day. Just cheer. It happens this time of year. Count yourself lucky.

    5. moonlake profile image86
      moonlakeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      After reading your post I decide to check my hubs, nope, no spikes. I wouldn't worry about it. It may go down after Christmas but hopefully it won't be as bad as last year. Last year after Christmas weren't we hit by one of those animals?? My Christmas hubs don’t even have spikes.

  2. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    How do you expect a seasonal hub to act when it's the relevant time of the year?

  3. Suzanne Day profile image97
    Suzanne Dayposted 3 years ago

    I'm finding hubs are performing differently this time of the year, some that weren't as popular are getting extra traffic and some good ones have dropped a bit. I seem to have a much higher CPM lately too, which is good news, probably because people are out buying presents. I say that more traffic this time of the year is good for more cash for you!

  4. rebekahELLE profile image93
    rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago

    This is the second thread I've seen recently about hubbers afraid of increased traffic?  Christmas hubs should be seeing a significant increase right now and they obviously lose traffic after the holidays.  Last year one of my Christmas hubs increased to between 600-800 daily views for a period of time. People find hubs they like and share them.  Enjoy it.  The views will drop after Christmas.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Of course I know the Christmas hubs rise in December and then fall off sharply after Christmas. It's just that when the same thing happened last year the bottom fell out a week BEFORE Christmas, and my traffic went to literally 0 on all of my hubs, seasonal or not.

      I think I got on some kind of Google blacklist, it took six months before I saw even a trickle again. But, I'm not going to worry about that. Better to spend my time writing a hub that might have a life AFTER Christmas.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image93
        rebekahELLEposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It sounds like you received some sort of penalty.  That wasn't entirely clear in your opening post about losing traffic to all of your hubs.  I thought you meant you lost traffic to the Christmas hub.  Hopefully you're simply seeing a seasonal spike.

        1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
          Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Yes, I hope so. It is exciting to see the numbers go up, even if it is temporary.

  5. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    Back in HubPages heyday (2010-2011) it wasn't uncommon for top Hubs to get several thousand pageviews on just a regular ol' day, and for traffic spikes to be tens of thousands of views in a 24 hour period.

    That's why some of us are surprised that someone would find a few hundred pageviews on a relevant seasonal Hub alarming.

    All traffic is transitory.  It might only last for hours, or days, or even several months, or it might last a few years...but it doesn't last forever.

    1. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      After two years here I have yet to see 1000 visits in a day. I'm not the only one, there are plenty more like me who get excited about a few hundred views.

      1. Marisa Wright profile image93
        Marisa Wrightposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It's fine to get excited, it's a different matter to get scared.   Traffic can spike occasionally, it's rarely something to worry about - especially if it's a seasonal Hub and it's the season.

      2. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        It is the death spike, Sherry.

        You will only survive if you read my SEO page on 'How to Survive a Google Death Spike'.

        And I haven't written it yet.

      3. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Me too.  Have never hit a thousand in total.  Let alone a single page.

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Your need to read my popular SEO hit, 'How to get a Thousand Visitors to your Page.'

          Banned, sadly, on HP since it requires baby fat to fry the eye of newt.

        2. Writer Fox profile image75
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          That's because you hate SEO.  Other people (not me) have responded to your posts on this Forum giving you advice about how to optimize your Hubs so that they are found on Google search results.  But you choose not to implement their suggestions and, instead, claim that you are now down to 100 Hubs, from the 300 you had.
             
          You say you were banned on Pinterest because you were only promoting yourself and you never posted other people's work:
          http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/113332#post2411241

          This is what you posted:
          "But then you must mix and match with other peoples pics so you don't look like a spammer - that's how I got banned.  ALL my pics were my own."

          On HubPages, no one will ever get enough views from other Hubbers to make it worthwhile financially to write a Hub. (Of course you can just write for the joy of writing, but if your Hub fails to get traffic from search engines it will become unfeatured.)  My Hubs which receive more than 1,000 views per day address topics which people are actively searching for on Google.  If you are unwilling to address the Google searcher, then posting your work on Bubblews is probably the best decision, because on Bubblews, all you have to do is go comment on 100 Bubbles and you will – hold your breath – make $1.00.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            WF - I am glad you have to opportunity to tell people how many views you claim and how good you are at SEO.  I am not interested because I don't trust claims on the internet.  There are occasionally people I listen to but they are very few indeed.  Good luck with pulling in some morons.

            As regards my simple comment above.  It was to someone I regard as an internet friend - simply sharing experience.  No ulterior motive.  No complaints. Just a simple this is how it is.

            1. Writer Fox profile image75
              Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              It's interesting that you think Hub Pages writers are morons.  Google doesn't think so.  The traffic to HubPages yesterday was 1,213,895 unique visitors according to Quantcast – most of whom were sent by Google.

              1. Will Apse profile image91
                Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                You should read my SEO page 'Numbers are Not Everything.'

                1. Writer Fox profile image75
                  Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  But you didn't write that Hub.  Besides, income from HubPages really is a numbers game.  When you do figure that out and write that Hub, I know we will all be interested in reading it.

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                Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                Is this term over my head or does it not make sense?

                1. Will Apse profile image91
                  Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  It is a term used by Special SEO Professionals.

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                    Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Do you have a hub I could read on that?

                  2. Writer Fox profile image75
                    Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    No.  It's just over both your heads.  Don't you two have a novel to work or something? Waiting breathlessly. . .

              3. Dawn Denmar1 profile image86
                Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                A while back one of the top writers on a site I wrote used to receive over a million page views a month which sort of eclipses the HP visitor totals somewhat..... Shows just how far content writing has dropped in search and whether we can get it back anywhere near levels like that I somehow doubt....but here's hoping!

                1. Writer Fox profile image75
                  Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  What site was that?

                  1. Dawn Denmar1 profile image86
                    Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    It was back in 2010/11 and no longer relevant......

                  2. Dawn Denmar1 profile image86
                    Dawn Denmar1posted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    Well it was Suite.... the new Managing Editor was up front with a lot of details when he joined and he gave us a top 1000 list and top ten earnings list which was very interesting.... but as I said no longer relevant!

        3. Sherry Hewins profile image95
          Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks for backing me up Mark Ewbie. It's nice to see a friendly avatar from a fellow peon.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Cheers Sherry - that's the HP I like smile

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thank you Mark, you're very kind. smile

  6. FatFreddysCat profile image96
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    I'll take any traffic spikes I can get. Yesterday I published a new hub, went to bed, and when I woke up this AM I had almost 200 views on it already. Been a while since that happened. The last few I've posted haven't even made 200 views in total yet.

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      So now I can go steal it?

      1. Writer Fox profile image75
        Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is that something you would like to do?

        1. Will Apse profile image91
          Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          HohoHo. WF made a funny.

          You should read my SEO page on 'How to Make a Funny'.

          1. Writer Fox profile image75
            Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            You give me too much credit.  You made the funny; I just called attention to it because not everyone here knows that your night job is being a stand-up comedian in a Thailand night joint. I trust they give you a cute costume for that gig.

            1. Will Apse profile image91
              Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              You should read my hub, 'Do not think of Thailand if You have Unresolved Desires'.

              It is sort of SEO of the Soul.

            2. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
              LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              WF, if I may be so bold and offer some advice, please do not take everything so seriously. Some of the writers here have been on HP for quite some time, are good writers, help others, are generally friendly and like "tongue in cheek" humor.
              This is in a way a community, and in  my humble opinion we should all get along............hmm


              BTW; I read some of your hubs and finally "get it" so far as the importance of writing a good intro.

              1. Will Apse profile image91
                Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                It is good of you say to this Luis but I'm not sure I deserve it.  In fact, I know that I don't.

                How is that Cardinal on twitter, by the way?

                1. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
                  LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                  Well, he is apparently following me and has re-tweeted several of my tweets.

                  1. Will Apse profile image91
                    Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                    That did surprise me. I can't imagine someone in the Vatican tweeting, lol.

                    Don't mention these forums to him. Beth will try to seduce him. She is absolutely uncontrollable.

      2. FatFreddysCat profile image96
        FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Nah, you don't wanna steal my stuff. I suck. Go steal the OP's hub that's gotten 400 hits. She's obviously twice the writer that I am.

        (NOTE to OP and everybody else: I keed, I keed.)

    2. Sherry Hewins profile image95
      Sherry Hewinsposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      That's great FatFreddysCat - I hope it's a winner for you.

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    Beth37posted 3 years ago

    I would pay money...

    1. Will Apse profile image91
      Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You don't need money, Beth. Just elbows, knees and teeth.

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        Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Is that a british saying?

      2. Rehana Stormme profile image93
        Rehana Stormmeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Oh, not again! Good Lord...

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          Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Im gonna be honest, I still don't know what elbows knees and teeth means... and I googled it. lol
          Is this kathryn?

          1. Will Apse profile image91
            Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Elbows, knees and teeth are things you might use if you are not going to fight fair. Rehana Stormme (remarkable name) seems to think it means 'hammer and tongs' in a cheap motel.

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              Beth37posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              great, now I have to google hammer and tongs... which... no matter what it ends up saying, sounds like a bad idea.

  8. Will Apse profile image91
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Well I think we all know the kind of person we are dealing with in Writer Fox/Aunt Mollie.

    http://www.squidoo.com/lensmasters/Aunt-Mollie

    Love the avatar...

    1. Writer Fox profile image75
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Wow.  That really is my Aunt Mollie, my real aunt.  No kidding.  But she doesn't write there anymore.  She's a full time journalist and is on assignment in New York.

      1. Will Apse profile image91
        Will Apseposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I am not inclined to believe that.

        Anyway, as I said before. I think everyone in these forums can see what you are.

        No charm offensive will smooth over this kind of behavior.

        1. Writer Fox profile image75
          Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I just emailed her about the link you gave her.  She'll be thrilled.

  9. profile image0
    JRoberts11posted 3 years ago

    Frankly forum posts like this are starting to scare me. HubPages forums seems to be the place for all kinds.

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image83
    Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago

    Hey WF - pulling from other threads to make some sort of point is nasty.  That was a shameful thing you tried on Beth.

    I am not bothered that you attempted it on me.  I have formed my opinion of you and you are of no interest or use.

    It was nasty and underhand behaviour.  There are things far more important than SEO or being right all the time.

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      JRoberts11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Hey mark -Putting a message to a hubber you dont like on a public forum to make some sort of point is nasty. That was a shameful thing you tried on WF.

      I am not bothered that you are a troll. I have formed my own opinions on trolls.

      It was nasty and underhanded behavior. There are things far more important than defending beths honer, or being prince charming all the time.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
        Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I have been here three years and made some friends, and some enemies.  I am fairly real, fairly open, occasionally insulting and flawed.  I have made a kind of connection with Beth - we have shared occasional laughs, have a similar angle on some things.

        That is reason enough for me to pick up on nastiness.  I didn't bother with WF's efforts against me earlier because it is not important to me.  Of no consequence.  Likewise yourself.

        I try to stay out of the forums - and fail sometimes - and know it is a waste of time.  But sometimes I think I need to say something.  So I said it.

        Forum rules prevent me from telling you where to go, where to stick your head and what level you reach on the scale of reasonable human - so I'll leave it there.

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          JRoberts11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I wonder if beth feels the same way? She often talks of staking and I wonder who that may be she refers to.
          Be careful with your end paragraph there. I dont realy have restraints. I will tell it like that. Dont make the "ive been here 3 years and your a noob" mistake just yet. Maybe my account is so new for a reason.
          You just keep on pursuing the beth angle on every post. Ill keep following it. Like your hubs, entertainment here is cheep and tawdry.

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image83
            Mark Ewbieposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Last response from me to you.  Anyone who can't spell "realy" or "cheep" does not feature on my people I need to converse with list.

            Good bye.

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              JRoberts11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Well, sinns u are eyether high or drunk Ill agree. You shood delete your account. I souport ur decisionm. You are a terrible righter.
              Mark Ewbie is my hero!

            2. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
              LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              +1 !!!!!!!!

      2. Writer Fox profile image75
        Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        +1

      3. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
        LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Don't you think creating a presence just to post in the forums is a waste of your time and resources?................................hmm

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          JRoberts11posted 3 years ago in reply to this

          ahh Louis that is what HP forums are all about some times.

 
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