I wrote an article back near the later half of 2011. This was a niche that normally does not pick up a lot of traffic right away (HEALTH,WORKOUT RELATED). After months it may have gathered about 2000 views.
Now all of a sudden, I saw an increase in traffic today. Turns out, this article nearly has 1000 views overnight!
While I have seen this type of traffic increase before, I HAVE NEVER seen this with this type of niche because it's an "evergreen topic." I mean, some of my hubs are somewhat evergreen, but this one is more so.
Could my article have been featured somewhere? That is the only explanation I can think of.
I have heard of people re-posting articles somewhere only for them to claim it as their own. I am thinking that you got a lot of retweets or mentioned on Facebook, and someone who is interested in your niche took an interest. If I were you, I would enjoy the ride. The same thing happened to me.
If you don't ever see the traffic in Analytics, it's not valid traffic and could be a 'bot of some sort. You'll want to keep an eye on that. Other people have seen similar phenomena.
Yep, I think it was bots.
Too bad. What are search engine bots generally doing when they are looking at websites and articles across the web?
They may not be search engine bots, they could be malicious bots of some kind. For instance, email harvesters, or bots used to scrape HubPages content and publish it elsewhere, or bots which try to hack into a web page and post malicious code, backlinks or advertising, or spambots posting spam comments.
That does not sound good! I sure hope not. There seems to be a lot of that going around HubPages lately. I can not tell you how much I dislike people who steal others work, extreme spam, or write nonsense words that are not relevant just to promote something.
I did seem to make more money when I saw this traffic increase.
I don't know what's the case as far as what you saw. You'd have to go to Google's AdSense help pages and read what they have to say about traffic tthat they disregard and don't count.
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