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Mark, you'll never believe this

  1. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago

    I was just tooling around in Analytics with my husband, and we noticed that 24 people have arrived at my Hubs after typing "steelhead trout recipes" into Yahoo Search.

    I do not have a single Hub on recipes of any kind, nor do I have one on trout.

    Fully half those people arrived at my profile, while the rest were scattered about, one per page. Only half of them bounced - the others spent up to 35 minutes reading my Hubs.

    Now, if I can attract steelhead trout afficionados when I have nothing in the least trouty to offer them, surely your trout recipes Hub must be pulling some serious page views by now? The trout crowd are obviously biting at just about anything ...



    P.S. Since it's mainly my profile, maybe that means that Yahoo thinks I'm an old trout ... big_smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image92
      Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      Not you, Jenny!

      I admit to having trouble navigating around Analytics to work out stuff like this.  I tend to log in, look at the number of views and log out again!  Maybe one day I'll get around to figuring out how to use it...

    2. LondonDuchess profile image62
      LondonDuchessposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      LOL, lol ......... great way to begin a Monday morning here in the UK.

      But seriously thanks for the great SEO tip - us newbies need all the help we can get

      Viv smile

  2. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    LOL, your visitors should have been real bees - I was not able to find your profile on the first five pages and gave up smile

    I did find Mark's hub on the second page however, and this makes me thinking he should be getting some visitors from there - and makes me kinda proud big_smile

  3. darkside profile image83
    darksideposted 8 years ago

    Maybe your hubs smell a bit... fishy. tongue big_smile

    1. vietnamese profile image77
      vietnameseposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      This really cracked me up so hard!

  4. Inspirepub profile image89
    Inspirepubposted 8 years ago


    That would be all the Hubs about Christianity, wouldn't it?

    I suppose the one about the various zombie gods would smell of rotten fish, in that case?


  5. Mark Knowles profile image61
    Mark Knowlesposted 8 years ago


    Well, I am not going to go anywhere near the old trout reference. That seems a little too much like a "Do these jeans make my ass look big," sort of statement. big_smile

    Thanks to Misha's advice. I have seen a MASSIVE jump in traffic. I am now getting the sort of visitors I could only have dreamed of a few weeks ago. Sometimes as many as 14 a day big_smile
    Here's the proof:


    I have to say, I get some weird visitors and google seems to mix up the hubpage tags for some reason. Think "sexy Indian Girls in their underwear. big_smile

    1. darkside profile image83
      darksideposted 8 years ago in reply to this

      What advice was that?

  6. Lissie profile image86
    Lissieposted 8 years ago

    Mark - you seem to have put the wrong graph up - obviously the "2" should be "200" visitors today - we don't want to mislead people with how easy this IM stuff is <insert sarcastic smilies>

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    terrygposted 8 years ago

    Can I show mine too (tongue in cheek); http://terryg-tips.blogspot.com/ - Just enlarge the screen shot.

    Correct linking and social networking works with anything really. There is no reason why anyone's hub page should not hold the top 6 or 7 positions on page 1. Here's proof and I think the keywords still hold similar positions.

    Traffic is in the kay's and nicely targeted as well.

  8. mroconnell profile image84
    mroconnellposted 8 years ago

    Ya, I have noticed a huge number of visitors from Steelhead trout recipe and recipes too.  I thought that maybe somebody just always enters hubpages through a google search for steelhead trout, but that seems pretty ludicrous.  I guess tons of people find hubpages that way that are keenly interested in following a lot of links.  Maybe Mark stumbled across some unexpected correlation between people who like cooking trout and people who like the HubPages format.

    One day, the Hot Hubs section will be as full of trout recipes fishing for new Referral recruits instead of hubs about celebrity butts.