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How My Hub Went from Zero to 3,000 Page Views in Just Under Eight Hours
© 2012 by Aurelio Locsin
I was going to wait until my data had become more meaningful before writing this hub. But I’m so excited about what happened that I had to tell someone.
My hub entitled Highest Paid Engineer Jobs in the USA had been a poor performer with only 500 page views in six months. The daily page views had been languishing near zero in the previous days.
On a tip from polyglot, a fellow Hub writer whom I followed a few days ago, I signed on to Reddit. This is a free website that calls itself “the front page of the Internet.” It essentially allows members to post links to articles according to topic, which are known as subreddits. You can click Submit a Link on the front page, or search for a subreddit and submit the link there.
I chose the latter option by searching for and landing on the engineering subreddit. Clicking Submit a Link displays a page that prompts you to put the title of your link, the url. The Choose a Subreddit field was already automatically field with engineering. I then clicked Submit and the link to my article was posted onto the site.
About two hours later, I checked my Hubpages statistics page, just because of my innate compulsive habits. I couldn’t believe the one-day total had already jumped to about 700. In three hours, it reached 1,200 views, and by four hours views had passed 2,000. The numbers just kept climbing, so that by eight hours later, when I wrote this hub, the total was over 3,000. UPDATE: The numbers topped out at just over 4,700 about 24 hours after posting and started back down. UPDATE 2: At 48 hours after posting, numbers are at 256 and continuing downward. But even this is still much higher than the average 20 or so a day I get on most hubs.
My research indicates that postings on Reddit experience a surge within a day or so, and then taper off. I just don’t know when or how that will happen. If you’re interested in these numbers, perhaps to use Reddit for your own efforts, give me a Follow. I’ll post any update information in Comments, so you’ll automatic receive email notification.
You’re certainly welcome to try Reddit on your own. But first read Increase Website Traffic by Posting Links on Reddit - Part I for all the variables involved. And then read Lessons of Repentance: Avoiding a Ban from Reddit. You’ll then be better prepared to use Reddit to its fullest capacity.
In the meantime, thank you for listening to my story. It’s probably been the most exciting eight hours I’ve experienced at HubPages.
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