There has been a huge traffic spike over the last two days that has appeared in my traffic as well. It is not shown by Squidoo. This time it may be a general increase rather than being due to one or two hubs going viral. Any one else seeing it in their traffic? Image shows Quantcast for page views today.
No, as far as I'm aware. But you can use Webmaster Analytics which does the same thing and includes a lot of detailed options. It is very powerful. We cannot access HP analytics, so for overall stats Quantcast is the go.
That's what mine is, too! With a huge traffic spike coming from Kaiyan717 (you and I both have recipes in the "discover more hubs" section of her cheesecake recipe), plus additional from both HP and a half-dozen other subdomains.
Is the whole world making cheesecake today? No-bake cheesecake, to be exact?
You are on to something! My no bake cheesecake hub got a few hits today too. Not many, mind you, but a lot more than normal. Had a look at Kaiyan717's hub, but not seeing the social media likes? Anyone else? My hub is not linked there, so it must be linked to someone else's who is.
I'm not actually certain whether the overall growth in traffic is due to social media. My traffic has been up by about 30% since the the 2nd of Jan. My increase is spread out over a number of hubs, and there is no decrease in the time on hub (I think, I've only looked at the ridiculously low values that GA reports on the main dashboard without drilling down).
I don't have a cheesecake recipe (damn!). Perhaps it's a combination of improving overall traffic and viral cheesecake obsession?
It seems that not all people are seeing this increase in traffic, maybe it takes time to spread to all people. I'd noticed previously that I lagged behind other people's reports of traffic rises and drops, they would "reach me" about a week after other people reported them.
You laugh, but it is a staple at every Wilderness family get together. The most sought after dessert at every meal. Children cry when it's gone, parents come looking with fire in their eyes. And everyone has a sugar high.
Google it - the Wilderness Rotten Egg Pie is world renowned. Or least renowned in the US. Or maybe just in the Wilderness clan, I'm not real sure. But google it, and then go make one!
Nope, no joke. there really is such a thing, and I really do make them for all family get-togethers!
A funny for you - a couple of years ago my son wanted to make that pie for HIS family but I was out of town and he didn't have a recipe. So he googled it.
Now, you and I might know better; you would never find such a strange sounding thing on google as rotten egg pie. But, of course it is there; I wrote it so that it would show that way just for my extended family and it's always #1 as it has zero competition for that keyword. Aunts, cousins, etc. have all heard of that pie and occasionally make it themselves.
So my son found it and began reading it, thinking more and more as he went that it sure sounded familiar! It wasn't until later he figured out it was MY hub he was reading! He got quite a ribbing for that one.
You, lady, are disgusting. With the door closed my furnace will not keep the house over 65 degrees at night lately. Open - well, lets just say that I prefer to greet the morning alive, not a corpsicle.
Can we have your 70 degrees? Just for a day, maybe?
Well, we know it has had at least half a million 'likes', so double that viewing figure, we can expect to see the million accolade appearing soon. It's not a great hub, which is why those linked to it will be seeing a sharp rise. Mine is linked to one person who is linked on it, and mine is showing double red arrows. Wish I had a direct link to it, but I don't, so there you go.
I had a direct link on the last viral hub but didn't see the figures rise that sharply. Then again, that was a good hub with enough info to keep viewers on the page.
Well traffic is picking up on quant cast real time (I'm guessing the US is waking up). Not as high as I was seeing yesterday (but maybe I was looking later in the day) , but around 8k uniques currently, so it looks like the virality is still going on.
You know I have some carefully explained sourdough bread recipes (although I think they're on the squid not here), that I've been using for years, that are super easy and produce the most amazing bread. Why don't they go viral?
My hub on power tumbling/trampolining is enjoying a big spike, although it is small in comparison to the cheesecake. I have no idea why 2500 people would descend upon that article all of the sudden. ???
I guess so... this article usually gets 2-5 visits a day. Tumbling and trampoline is not a hugely popular sport, and to my knowledge it is not newsworthy at the moment. Maybe it's some sort of glitch or a bot.
What is pleasing is the flow through effect via the links. Pinterest flow through has also been significant. The power of Pinterest to generate traffic continues to grow and astound. The latest one (cheescakes) took 4 days to reach its peak, whereas the the earlier one (nurses) peaked in a day. Not sure why the difference, perhaps there are more links to cheesecakes, or more Pinterest involvement, or it is related to the keyword, or to landing page (founder) quality. All Good!
LOL, but on the serious side, there is no rhyme nor reason as to why some hubs go viral on social networking sites. Let's just be glad they do! I am very happy for those whose hubs have gone viral, as that is the best-ever tonic for struggling writers. I am excited too because we have seen a resurgence of hubs going viral in a relatively short space of time. I also see HP climbing the US rank sharply, probably partly due to these self-same viral hubs. We broke the top 50 once before. Let's hope it happens again.
I saw all 3 of these on Facebook. I don't usually read the stuff shared though. The cheesecake one interested me because it says you can make it in 5 minutes. Maybe quick and easy has appeal in recipes.
I read the coke one because I've noticed myself that it tastes better at McDonalds and I wondered why. The nurse one was shared by one of my friends that is a nurse. Maybe it was read by nurses.
I wish we could figure them all out and we'd know more what to write about.
That last link you posted was particularly interesting. I've read a few ViralNova articles that have floated around on Facebook because they looked really interesting, certainly enough to click on the links and get re-directed to Chrome to view the page. Before that, I'd never heard of the site.
Since the end of December my traffic AND my CPM's have been up. I'm now making what I used to make before all of the crash and burn issues, which is not much, but it is at least better than before. Maybe all the changes HP made are finally now kicking in?
How about exciting 'new tomb discovered in the Valley of the Kings - Egyptologists astounded to find the pharaoh's mummy dressed as a nurse and 200 slices of cheesecake and 85 cups of McDonalds coke preserved in the burial chamber'?
See these experts can never agree lol! Maybe Tutankhamun's mummy didn't spontaneously combust? Maybe the darkened skin was caused by using an inferior fountain coke as embalming fluid - should've gone to McDonalds!
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