I had to look twice at my stats today-I usually have around 60 to70 views/day-which is reasonable for my topics-because in the last 24 hours I've had 322! I am used to seeing lots of zeros next to my hubs, but it seems like they're all popular.
Maybe I'm paranoid, but this creeps me out...Any thoughts? I mean it's a terrific, inspiring jump, but come on!
It happens occasionally, usually for me it is a Facebook or Twitter share. Occasionally I receive links inside of forums which bring in a rapid number of views. A couple of weeks ago I received a couple of hundred from the Huffington Post, I could not find the source, although I searched for a few hours.
Does anyone know how to find backlinks from a particular source?
I also see a bump in traffic after publishing a hub.
Congrats on your spike, hoping it remains constant for you.
RB-I expected a small increase after publishing yesterday, but not anything like this. My numbers have been steady-and small, I suppose-for 3+ years. If you spent hours trying to figure all this out, then there must not be an exact science out there, but I would be interested in future replies here, too!
Maybe, just maybe, someone can help us out...
The same thing happened to me today. I typically get around 30 views a day although it raises to about 70 when I publish a few new hubs. However, today I've had 123 page views so far. It does not seem like I've had any more traffic from it certain site, but instead it looks like people have been reading all of my hubs today. I have very little hubs with 0 views at the moment and the majority have 2.
Is it all Google traffic?
Since I interlinked my subs, I have seen a lot of visitors that are listed on Analytics as 'direct traffic'.
Each time a sub gets lots of those 'direct' hits, the map in realtime shows they come from a location just off the coast of Africa, and also from at least one main town in central East coast America.
They follow every link on a subdomain, so all of your hubs will get several views on each, if they are well interlinked, and some get even more as they follow the link to the other page, and back again if it is linked two-way.
Two more of my subs saw this traffic yesterday. It was fun on watch on Real-Time.
They are real views and count towards HPad payments, but who they are, or what they are doing, eludes me.
I wonder if it is Google's raters at work?
Pass muster, and your site will be voted up and see more traffic, fail and you don't.
My search traffic doubled yesterday, but my search traffic is still quite low (I've only been here 2 months), so I don't know if it's very meaningful. I'm hoping that the changes HP have made recently are starting to take effect, but for the moment I'm just keeping my fingers crossed! (sorry, tried to comment earlier but kept getting an error message).
I just checked, mine increased by 150 plus by average in this account. My other account also increased, It is unusual because it is Th, my views plummet up to weekends usually starting Th.
A lot of people said the traffic picks up after the hubs have been publish for awhile, like 6 months - 1 year. I've only joined Hubpages for about 5 months, so far no big spike in my page views, only slowly inching up. I hope I will see the big viewing page number soon. Congratulations! You should just enjoy it because you have earned it.
Congrats! When it happens I usually check my traffic sources to see if it's from some social site.
What's the source of your traffic? Is it facebook? Happened to me once - got 600 views in a day Of course that was the highest single day visits too
My traffic has also quadrupled but I cannot see any discernible source for the traffic. Doesn't help that the stats have not been updated for hours.
Thanks everyone for replying!
Google has always been my main source for traffic views, and it still is-I'd say around70%. I just published a Hub early yesterday morning, so I expected my total views to increase somewhat, but not 3x!
Thanks for the well wishes, I just checked again and it's still way up there-hopefully this will be a long lived trend!!
No, but I have experienced a drop in page views which was absolutely scary.
Alas, nary a spike to be found for paradigmsearch... I did notice that HP messed with the Q&A stats page though.
Aww, ps, 'nary a spike'?? Poor thing...J/K! Just messin' with ya.
rw01-isn't it strange? Same here re: from 0 to at least 2 for each hub. Somebody out there really reads these writings that I've not had any views showing for months??
Rochelle? What does 'dismal' mean for you-if you don't mind?
pdh-I'll have to see if Thursday is a telling day, too...
I and a few others had this happen in June and it was too good to be true. I never found out what caused it, but there was something funny about it. The views showed up on the statistics page but not on the individual hub's stats, and, if I remember correctly, Google registered it at first but within a few hours the views were reduced there to a number closer to what I'd normally expect.
The weird thing was that there was no source showing up for the views, so if you have got a source you are probably okay. Also my views kept on increasing and increasing for about 24 hours, till they were about 5 times what I'd expect and I think other people had something similar.
I hope your views turn out to be genuine!
I've just noticed Hollie's comment and I think the payout information wasn't updated when it happened to me either.
Hollie, that your views aren't from a discernible source does suggest it could be the same thing. It's kinda strange.
Oddly enough when the stasts updated the additional views were from a range of other search engines, but none excessively so from Google.com. My views have dropped now However, they are now around pre-slap levels so I'm still kinda pleased with that.
I've since odd spikes in traffic coming from both Bing and Yahoo. The both of them seem to favour a hub for no particular reason for a few days, or sometimes just a day, then it drops again.
In fact I had some mad spikes in traffic from both of them just last weekend across a range of hubs. One hub in particular saw 1500 views a day from Bing for 2/3 days, before it died away to nothing again.
I do not understand why, but someone said on another thread (or was it this one?) something about them being social sites or something. In which case, spikes of traffic would be the norm from them, maybe?
I only recently made changes to hubs that Bing and Yahoo both seem to like although I had no idea how to target traffic from them.
Maybe that is what you saw Hollie? In which case, you've somehow managed to target their traffic and more spikes will come back, I expect.
Oh I hope so, Izzy. Bing, Yahoo and other Google. were sending the majority of traffic. It does seem that something rather odd is going on though. As others, who have also seen spikes in traffic without tweeking their hubs, I'm wondering if Google is about to roll out another update? Another thing also, it appears that (obviously I have no real evidence for this claim) there are more sites which have lost traffic due to panda, penguin etc, than have gained. So, who on earth is doing well out of the recent changes? In terms of .com traffic that is.
I was coasting along at about 12 views a day..total, last fall. Sometime in late January this year, it started increasing, eventually levelling off at about 85 or so. I haven't done anything much to the hubs I had, and I've only added about 5 or 6 since then, but I must be doing something right in Google's eyes, since my traffic continues to increase, along with my Hubpages earnings.
The more knowledgeable SEO gurus (Mark Ling, Matt Carter) say that those sites that have the most relevant and complete content..the ones that have lots of pages of content that really covers the subject are the ones that will get the nod from Google. Useful linking within the content to other pages in the site, and relevant links to other sites is also favoured. It's a superior user experience that Google wants to give their users. It's up to you to provide it.
I hope so, too Melovy! It's been over 24 hours now, so I'm crossing my fingers! What I've been doing is going back obsessively and checking-silly, I know, but somehow I think there's gotta be some sort of mistake.
Oh, yes-I too noticed the payout info seems to mirror these increases.
Well, my traffic has now plummeted! It's below what I've come to expect, soooo...???
Your pages deserve a lot more than 300 views a day so I hope the traffic comes back, and then some,
Yes. I am very shocked to see that one of my hubs is getting over 60 page views a day, and over 2000 a month, when some of my other hubs are barely getting 60 views a month! If I had a better internet connection I would write more hubs on the subject that is getting so many views, but with my snail dial-up internet, I'm lucky to be able to be able to view hubpages at all.
Been there, and may very well be there again.
I learned to write offline, and then just past into capsules. I also learned to just go do housework while my dial-up did it's thing between page loads. I kid you not.
I had over 200 views for one of my picture hubs, when it was chosen as 'hub of the day' sometime back in March. I had another spike a while back, about 250 views in one day, over my 39 hubs. It usually averages about 120 a day overall. Sometimes a bit lower on the weekends, but not always.
On my own web page I was showing no views at all for a week or so - then suddenly they came back a couple days ago. I think you are seeing some google change that stops the counting then the spike is the count coming back to the total. On my own site the views before the blip were down and after they were constant with my usual monthly view rate.
Yes, once when I was getting thousands of views daily for a hub suddenly but then it all dropped just as suddenly. I found out that the traffic was from Facebook but why I couldn't say!
I had that happen with a pin once. My guess is that someone with a couple million followers re-brodcast it.
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