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Hold the Phone - Huge Traffic Spike

  1. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 20 months ago

    A huge traffic spike has occurred on Quantcast up 21%!!! Strangely the increase was mostly for non-mobile traffic. It may be just a single page spike (meringue peak).

    Here's hoping Panda has forgiven and forgotten!!! Cheers

    http://www.wotisnew.com/bettraf.jpg

  2. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    It's a viral hub. And a stellar one at that. It was also a HubPro edited one. I'll leave it to HP as to stating which hub it is.

  3. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    And it's been pinned on Pinterest over 1.8 million times. So that's where the traffic is coming from.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image85
      Barbara Kayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Where do you get all this information? I'd like to be able to see it.

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        When I've had the viral hub experience in the past, I wanted to keep that fact to myself; leastwise until after the traffic had come and gone. Only HP knows if/when it's ok to publicize the hub.

      2. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Here's where I got the Pinterest information, http://www.likeexplorer.com/

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

          That's really neat.  Thanks for the info!

        2. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks.

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Is that the Military Diet hub? 
      Or, the one that has been viewed 22million times?

      1. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        @colorfulone, how did you know it was the military diet hub?

        Congrats to Carisa and kudos to her editor!  I love sharing these hubs that go viral.  I'll add to the spike!
        (hot dogs??)  hmm

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Robin's hubby, Paul Edmondson, shared the news on a Status post, Rebekah. It showed up in my feed because I follow the leader on HubPages.

          I shared that hub, too. There are people all around the world wanting to lose 10 pounds before summer.

          That is a great testament for HubPro and Carisa, who must be thrilled.
          A great WIN for HubPages!

          Happy, Happy, Happy!

          1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

            I am really happy for Carisa because she has had some  difficult times here in the past.  Good for her!!

          2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
            TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

            I just read it.  That was one heck of a hub and certainly deserves all of the kudos it is getting!

  4. SmartAndFun profile image92
    SmartAndFunposted 20 months ago

    My traffic is down about 10%. Boo.

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I think I am also starting to see the symptoms of the beginning summer traffic decline. Plus I'm going to start incurring additional business-of-living expenses come July. Between the reduced income and the increased expenses, I'm going to be freaking doomed if I don't come up with an additional revenue source.

  5. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 20 months ago

    Here's the Hub that has gone viral—mostly on Facebook!  We will be doing a blog post on it in the next few days.  The Hub was HubPro edited a few weeks ago and has done very well!  Kate Rix, the HubPages Editor, and Carisa, the Hub's author, worked together to create a really great Hub.  Carisa has been kind enough to allow us to show before and after images, so we will be doing that in the blog post.  We are very happy for Carisa; she's a really nice person and the traffic is well deserved!

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      @Robin - how do you get H2 in the callout box like the ones shown on this hub. I can't find this option. Thanks.

      <div class="callout colorbox"><h2>Dinner Day Two</h2>

      Thanks and Cheers

    2. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I see that http://www.likeexplorer.com/ is showing zero FB count for any hub I put in there. Good to know I was led astray.

    3. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      OMGEEEEE!!!! Look at those numbers! Those votes are crazy! Congrats to you, Carisa. What a blessing. Amazing looking hub, too.

      1. PegCole17 profile image90
        PegCole17posted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Inspiring! I'm on day two of the diet with fingers crossed!

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          +1
          Keep us posted, Peg.

          1. PegCole17 profile image90
            PegCole17posted 20 months ago in reply to this

            Will do! Had to go to the grocery store for some of the things I was missing.

    4. Sed-me profile image83
      Sed-meposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      What a great hub... and what a cutie the author is. She seems so positive and motivating. No wonder so many ppl responded to positively to her hub.

    5. NateB11 profile image93
      NateB11posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      It's a testament to the effectiveness, value and quality of HubPro. Great looking Hub.

  6. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 20 months ago

    @janderson, I believe it's the title heading.  The title shows up in the capsule. I have it on a couple of mine.

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      The source code (provided) shows it is a callout.

      1. rebekahELLE profile image90
        rebekahELLEposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Yes, it is a callout.  The title that you can add while in edit mode will show up in the callout capsule. I have one in a callout on my Max Martin hub.

        @colorfulone, ok, got it!  I just noticed it on my feed also.  I thought you may have a secret way of knowing!

        1. janderson99 profile image84
          janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Got it, thanks.

        2. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          No crystal balls here, Rebekah.
          Although, I might joke about it some time.

    2. Nell Rose profile image90
      Nell Roseposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Hi, I am not sure how you can use Callout like this? thanks

      1. janderson99 profile image84
        janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

        See the viral hub. It shows callout headings used as subtitles for a dramatic effect. Day 1 menu Day 2 menu etc. It also uses tables in an usual way for lists of foods in a menu.

        http://www.wotisnew.com/new_table.jpg

        1. Nell Rose profile image90
          Nell Roseposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks janderson, I thought they meant that the photo and heading were in a callout, just got myself confused there! lol!

        2. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I think Kate did a great job organizing this Hub and using the different capsules.  The table was a smart move to show ingredients in a way that didn't get lost amongst the photos.  The photos were commissioned by one our photographers.  I'll be working on a blog post today with more information, so stay tuned!  smile

  7. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    https://i.imgflip.com/jvtrr.jpg

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Pinterest is a different kettle of fish that Google probably lusts after.

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Google just might, here's hoping. - Cheers! 

      Edited a word.

      1. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I see the traffic spike is still going nuts. Oh to be a Related Hub on that hub...

        1. colorfulone profile image87
          colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I hadn't thought of that, but indeed it would be sweet to hitch a ride on that hub's shirttails.

          1. paradigm search profile image79
            paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            I lucked out in that scenario once. I guarantee you the related hubs there are cleaning up big time.

  8. Solaras profile image91
    Solarasposted 20 months ago

    Huge congrats to Carisa - some good news in the midst of the gloom and doom!

  9. Alternative Prime profile image86
    Alternative Primeposted 20 months ago

    Cheers for her ~ Although the content suggests a rather dubious diet which in reality might pose a significant health risk at best ~ 10 pounds in 3 days is a ridiculous claim ~ Losing 1/2 pound in a day is difficult enough to achieve while maintaining good health ~ 3 Pounds per day is absurd without surgery, just ask any doctor ~

    More concrete evidence that short lived HP traffic spikes like this are merely the result of few and far between anomalous  “Luck of the Draw”  incidents ~

    Furthermore, health risks aside, while the writing and creativity within the hub is average, the incredible length I’m sure has FRIGHTENED  Jodah to tears and most certainly has Turned OFF LongTimeMother and presumably many other members who are a bit too lazy to read anything more wordy than a Prediction within a crunchy fortune cookie ~

    ~ A.P. ~

    1. LongTimeMother profile image95
      LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Oh, what a surprise. You're wrong again, A.P.
      smile

  10. janshares profile image88
    jansharesposted 20 months ago

    Don't want to jinx it but anyone else seeing increases in traffic, CPMs, earnings, and decreased bounce rate? Hubscores are also improving. I wonder if some of us are benefitting from Carisa's viral fortune? I hope so. May it last through April to counter the next panda.

    1. paradigm search profile image79
      paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      The whole event and this thread have perked me up as to all things writing.

      1. Barbara Kay profile image85
        Barbara Kayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        It is obvious that it helps to figure out something that users at Pinterest are interested in. Hmm. I'll have to think about this.

        1. paradigm search profile image79
          paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thought I'd go back and check, pins are now at 1,896,215. And the FB count is working again, showing total of 216,149.

          1. Barbara Kay profile image85
            Barbara Kayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            Wow! If you calculate in your head how much money she's earned from this hub, it is much, much more money than the majority of writers here earn in a year. Not all pins mean views though.

            1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
              TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

              I think these are actual views that are being discussed here, and yes, when a hub goes viral, a great deal of money can be made in a very short amount of time.  However, truly viral hubs do not come along very often.

          2. Writer Fox profile image80
            Writer Foxposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            Remember that the Hub was published seven years ago, so many of those Facebook likes go back a long time.  Pinterest pins started in 2011.

            1. paradigm search profile image79
              paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              .
              Two to three hours later...

              1,896,437 pins

              227,049 FB

              FB has increased over 10K. That is astounding.

              1. BristolBoy profile image81
                BristolBoyposted 20 months ago in reply to this

                3 days later:

                1,900,169 pins
                372,649 FB shares

                Other social networks relatively insignificant.

            2. Susana S profile image92
              Susana Sposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              Just a FYI. The number of social shares have reset to zero several times in the last 7 years.

    2. janshares profile image88
      jansharesposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I jinxed it. hmm  But no worries. I think the low traffic and earnings we're seeing right now are due to the marvelous weather. People are out and about for what appears to be the first real spring weekend. It is officially Cherry Blossom season here in DC.

  11. LongTimeMother profile image95
    LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago

    I'm guessing the 'reviews' were part of the edit. The photos and review content I reverse searched appear elsewhere (including with a different diet). So they were either 'sourced' from elsewhere ... or they were copied from this hub a long time ago.

    It certainly is a good result for the editor, though. smile

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      How do you reverse search photos and text?  Did not know you could do this.

      1. LongTimeMother profile image95
        LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Hi TT2. I wrote a hub a while back about the dangers we face when putting photos of ourselves and our children on the internet, because I'm sure lots of people don't yet know how easy it is to do.

        When you go to google, choose the 'images' option and you can just drag a photo into it.

        To look for text, you just copy a short part that seems 'unique' - and put it in "inverted commas" in any search engine. That's a good way to search for stolen copies of your hubs.

        1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image94
          TIMETRAVELER2posted 20 months ago in reply to this

          Thanks...and I totally agree with you about posting personal photos online.  It's very dangerous to do these days.

  12. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    Traffic up yet again a little more. I've never seen a viral hub go this long before. I'm actually entertaining thoughts that when the event does pass, we might end up with a new and higher site average going forward. I can't point to any specific reason as to why I think this, so I'm just going to call it paradigm search intuition.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image95
      LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      There's a good chance this hub could stay viral for a very long time, ps. Given that it is about a 'Military Diet', there's always bound to be people with an interest in all-things-military.

      Let's face it, every time someone new joins the military, someone's going to be interested in how to feed them!

    2. colorfulone profile image87
      colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      Here is hoping your "paradigm search intuition" is spot on.
      I have entertained the same thoughts and with a positive gut feeling.

    3. lobobrandon profile image81
      lobobrandonposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      When stuff goes viral on Pinterest it usually lasts longer than FB from the few that I've noticed. This is just awesome that it's lasting days though smile I have never known the PD intuition to be wrong before tongue

  13. Engelta profile image82
    Engeltaposted 20 months ago

    I have not used HubPro yet, but based on the reviews I have read and based on the fact that my hubber score is down for a couple of weeks now, I think I will give it a try. Maybe it will help me get back on my feet.

  14. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    Check out Quantcast! Has Google granted us a new, higher quota? I guess we'll know for sure by the end of the week; looks good.

    1. janderson99 profile image84
      janderson99posted 20 months ago in reply to this

      It would be nice, but the mobile stats suggest that it is a furphy, with a ride down into the valley to look forward to.

      1. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I learned a new word, "furphy".

        1. Barbara Kay profile image85
          Barbara Kayposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          I learned a new word too. I looked it up and it is an Australian term.

    2. Writer Fox profile image80
      Writer Foxposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      I think it is still traffic from that one Hub (people finding it after the weekend).  Here's a traffic graph for the last two Hubs which went viral on Facebook:
      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/12341371.jpg

      1. NateB11 profile image93
        NateB11posted 20 months ago in reply to this

        I was thinking that too. A surge of traffic from social media can last a little while.

      2. colorfulone profile image87
        colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        So! The traffic hubs got after the merger was a good thing for HubPages until views died down again.  I would be interested in knowing how much traffic was internal and external.  Is that possible, Fox?

        1. Writer Fox profile image80
          Writer Foxposted 20 months ago in reply to this

          The Squidoo content was added during September, 2014.  Traffic increased from September 6 – 26, partly because of the 26,000 new authors checking their Hubs and partly because those new articles were still ranked on search engines from their Squidoo positions and the URLs were redirected to their new URLs on HP. By September 27, with the new Google evaluation of the HP site, traffic plunged and has never recovered to its previous levels. So, no, that temporary traffic was not ultimately a good thing in the long-run.

          Only HP has the information about the site's internal and external traffic percentages. You can check on your own Hubs, though.

          1. LongTimeMother profile image95
            LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            It will be interesting to hear your observations this time next week, Writer Fox ... and next month.

            I rely on you to keep us informed. Thanks.  smile

          2. colorfulone profile image87
            colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this

            Our Google, which art in HubPages,
            Hallowed be thy categories;
            Thy authority come,
            Thy SEO be done,
            On Chrome as it is in databases.
            Give us this day our daily cheezebugers.
            And forgive our disruptions,
            As we forgive those who disrupt against us;
            And lead us not into spamdexing,
            But deliver us from site-contamination. 
            Amen

            1. Paul Maplesden profile image92
              Paul Maplesdenposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              Good work!

              1. colorfulone profile image87
                colorfuloneposted 20 months ago in reply to this
            2. paradigm search profile image79
              paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              Good One! lol

            3. Phyllis Doyle profile image94
              Phyllis Doyleposted 20 months ago in reply to this

              Awesome ! Very creative.

      3. paradigm search profile image79
        paradigm searchposted 20 months ago in reply to this

        Think positive! Think positive! Day Two and the dream still continues...

        To dream the impossible dream
        To fight the unbeatable foe
        To bear with unbearable sorrow
        To run where the brave dare not go

        This is my quest
        To follow that star
        No matter how hopeless
        No matter how far

  15. paradigm search profile image79
    paradigm searchposted 20 months ago

    A well fed furphy is a happy furphy.

    1. LongTimeMother profile image95
      LongTimeMotherposted 20 months ago in reply to this

      You should never feed a furphy, paradigm. No good can come of it. sad

  16. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image96
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 20 months ago

    Wow, she worked super hard, that Hub looks great smile Thanks for your hard work, Carisa!

 
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