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Where is this traffic coming from?

  1. lisavollrath profile image92
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    So, I just logged in after almost 18 hours without power, to discover that my article on The Woodmen's Circle Home is getting slammed with traffic. It usually gets under 100 views in a day. So far today, Google Analytics says it's at almost 10,000 views, and rising.

    I can trace it back as far as Facebook mobile, but can't track it to a definite post. Does anyone have a good way of doing that?

    I can see by the location of the incoming traffic that it has to be a locally based page, but for the life of me, I can't think of one that would have a large enough following to generate that many click-throughs! I'd like to find it, take a peek, and say thanks to whoever posted the link.

    1. LuisEGonzalez profile image81
      LuisEGonzalezposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hope you're feeling..........
      http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11861350.jpg

    2. NateB11 profile image92
      NateB11posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you type into search engine: lisavollrath.hubpages.com site:facebook.com and hit search you get results for where your hp articles have been posted to facebook. Looks like Nicole Curtis the Rehab Addict has posted your article. She's got a lot of followers. Don't know if that's the original source of the article going viral.

      Might be a better way to narrow down the search, but that's what I got.

      Congrats! by the way

      Edit: Looks like I got that wrong. But you found the source anyway.

      1. lisavollrath profile image92
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I saw that earlier, but that's not it. She has her page set up so you don't see posts by others unless you click for them, and that link was posted by one of her followers, not her. Chances aren't good that someone on a mobile would see that link.

        Also, the time the traffic spike started doesn't work with that link. It does work with the one on the radio station page I mention below.

  2. swilliams profile image84
    swilliamsposted 2 years ago

    Congrats! Lisavollrath! Maybe I should go jogging then check my traffic score! smile Good Stuff!

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      If you're looking for an excuse to get away from the computer, I highly recommend jogging over power failure.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image94
    FatFreddysCatposted 2 years ago

    10K in a day? Bitchin'! Wish I could get that lucky. big_smile

    After the roller coaster we've all been on these past few weeks, I would say don't question where it's coming from, just take it as a gift from a gracious nowhere and enjoy it for as long as it lasts....hahaha

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Over 20,000 now. I'll take page views wherever I can get them.

  4. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    To find out who has linked to my pages when a hub goes viral,  I go to the HP Stats of that hub rather than Google Analytics and set it to "Day", or "Week" view. If it is substantial, the HP Stats on the hub itself tells you where its traffic comes from.

    http://s2.hubimg.com/u/11860755.jpg

    For me, it.is usually Pinterest or a prominent health site that mentions one of my articles and has posted a link to it.

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. As I said, I've traced it as far as m.facebook.com, which is Facebook mobile. I'm looking for the original post. So far, everyone who has contacted me through my Facebook page has said they found it because one of their friends posted it. With this number of views, some page with a huge local following had to have started it, but so far, no clues.

  5. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Have you tried looking at the search queries in Google Webmaster Tools? That is if your HP sub-domain is in there and verified.

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, but since this isn't coming from search, there's nothing there that's helpful. This is a direct link to the page that's been posted by someone with a large following, and is now being passed around between people in Texas. I'm sitting here, watching the real time Analytics, and 172 people are on that hub right now, all in Texas. Some Texas-oriented page posted that link, and I can't for the life of me find it.

  6. SusanDeppner profile image85
    SusanDeppnerposted 2 years ago

    I hope you find the original post so you'll know but, in any case, that is awesome! Congratulations!

  7. Sue Adams profile image92
    Sue Adamsposted 2 years ago

    Oh Well, just enjoy it while you can. Hopefully the article will make you some money too. The question is, which do we prefer? Fame, or Fortune?

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hah! I seriously doubt even this landslide of page views will gain me fame or fortune, but if I have to choose, show me the money!

  8. lisavollrath profile image92
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    GOT IT!

    The Facebook page of radio station 93.1 KMKT in scenic Sherman, Texas, posted the link to their followers this morning, calling it the best haunted house in Grayson County. It looks like it's been shared and reshared from there.

    I traced it through their cross post to Twitter.

  9. CatherineGiordano profile image90
    CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago

    Wow.  Now I am going to try to think of a hub that a radio station (or anyone really) would like to link to. Congrats. Haunted house--good connection to Halloween. that's an idea. Write something that connects to a big current news story that has legs. Not the story in the news (because that is not evergreen) , but something that connects to it.

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Well, if it helps at all, this is an article on an abandoned property that I've been photographing for 20 years. Local legend says it's haunted, but mostly, it's just a beautiful cluster of buildings that are decaying, and a lot of people are really angry about that. Pretty much everyone in Sherman has a story about this place, which ends with "it's a shame they're letting it fall apart".

      It's also the #1 article on this place in search results, and has been for many years. And, it's a transferred lens from Squidoo. smile

      1. relache profile image87
        relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        sweet.

  10. story-maker profile image61
    story-makerposted 2 years ago

    Hmm neutral Congratulations.

  11. CatherineGiordano profile image90
    CatherineGiordanoposted 2 years ago

    I just remembered I once had a link to my review of Dexter on my PremiumCableReviews blog on the SHOWTIME website. That should have been huge, shouldn't it. I only got 600 views., so you really lucked out..

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Maybe this worked out for me because, although this place is a local landmark, not a lot of people know its history, or even the name of it. I often talk to people using its name, and they reply with, "oh, is that the old place out at 56 & 1417?"

      That, and I have to say, the main photo that appears when you post the link is pretty great, even if I did take it myself. smile

  12. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago

    You never know what will go viral!  I noted that there is not one affiliate link on the page, you're not trying to sell anything.  You wrote a hub about something that interests you (and a specific audience), supplied interesting text, personal photos, video, informative links to outside sources. There ya go, you never know.  Nice!

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks. There used to be one Amazon capsule on it, for a book called High on a Windy Hill, written by one of the former residents of the home, about her years there. It's gone out of print.

      1. PegCole17 profile image91
        PegCole17posted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Having that many views is awesome! Congratulations. Perhaps you could locate the out-of-print book with an eBay advert. I found one that way. Anyhow, you are on a roll. It is quite inspiring.
        Peg

  13. chinawapzz profile image60
    chinawapzzposted 2 years ago

    Mr lisavollrah please help me out,am new here

  14. LindaSmith1 profile image60
    LindaSmith1posted 2 years ago

    chinawapzz: You need featured hubs to get traffic to begin with.  What has happened with lisavollrath is rare, but it does happen for some hubbers.

  15. Arachnea profile image86
    Arachneaposted 2 years ago

    Good for you, lisavollrath. I think that's wonderful. I'm not far from Sherman, TX. I'll have to add it to my list of things to do. For some reason I had it in the back of my mind that you were from the UK. I need to pay more attention when I'm reading people's profiles.

    1. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Hah! No such luck. Stuck in Texas for the duration.

      1. Arachnea profile image86
        Arachneaposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Funny, I use the same phrasing when I refer to my sojourn here.

  16. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
    Glenda Motsavageposted 2 years ago

    Congrats lisavollrath!  I wonder what the record is for the largest amount of views to a Hub in a single day?  You're such a sensational Sleuth Lisa, perhaps you can investigate and let us know!

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think the highest is around a million smile

  17. Glenda Motsavage profile image82
    Glenda Motsavageposted 2 years ago

    @Susana S...  WOW, HP's Server must have gone bonkers that day!

  18. MarieLB profile image84
    MarieLBposted 2 years ago

    Hi  #lisavolirath,  Congratulations!!  Nothing to worry about.  When it is raining roses all around you, enjoy the exquisite scent.  Lucky you.  smile

 
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