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HP traffic is going nuts for some reason...

  1. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago
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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Is hp's the blue line or the squiggly line?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Both,

        Currently
        17,029
        unique visitors
        77
        page views per second
        Uniques / Page Views Per Second

        Starting to slack off now. I saw it spike at 20K unique visitors and 100+ page views per second.

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          It's probably that new hub I wrote... I knew it would be huge but I didn't realize it would bring us all fame and fortune. you're welcome. smile

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Looks like the spike came from Ashburn, Virginia.

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              Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Yeah... Im huge there.

              Actually... my new hub did get 20 views... which for you would be like a hub going viral. lol That was a surprise... two red arrows.

    2. Kain 360 profile image90
      Kain 360posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I did not know HubPages had a real-time stats. Very interesting!

  2. janderson99 profile image84
    janderson99posted 4 years ago

    It is probably due to HP opening up the flood gates and featuring a lot more hubs. Adding thousands of pages at once to the G index is likely to trigger spikes.

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      uh oh... the grown ups are talking... Id better go before I embarrass myself.

  3. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 4 years ago

    Traffic shooting back up again.

    And two-thirds of it really is from Ashburn, VA. That place really is close to Washington DC...

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      Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Now you will be president.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I'm wondering if Langley has a subsidiary in Ashburn... lol

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          Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

          oop! You lost me... that's ok... I knew I was out of my league as soon as I saw the moving graph.

        2. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          Wikipedia is in Ashburn.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

            Be nice if they decided to link to all our hubs. big_smile

    2. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      The total number of households in Ashburn, Virginia, is 22,555.  According to that Quantcast information, half of them are on HubPages right now.  Very strange. There is a big debate going on there now about Obamacare.

      1. Millionaire Tips profile image89
        Millionaire Tipsposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        They are probably looking for hubs to steal.

      2. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Whatever is going on, traffic now dropping like a rock. I guess an Obamacare hub got themselves a spike.

        1. Writer Fox profile image78
          Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          I couldn't find anything that would attract that much attention.  There is a Gubernatorial race with an election on November 5th and a big debate this Thursday.  Candidates are: Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis.  I checked their names, too, on HP and didn't find any recent activity on Hubs. ??????????

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            Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

            It was my puppy and kitty hub.

            1. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

              Actually, I think it was your tuna hub.

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                Beth37posted 4 years agoin reply to this

                haha... that would not say too much for the good ppl of VA. Surely it was the puppy.

  4. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago

    I think it had to have been a traffic scam.  Ashburn is an upscale community with a six-figure median income and even a major news event (think: hurricane, earthquake, terrorist attack) would not attract half of the households to the same website at the same time. And notice how quickly all that traffic just vanished.  A normal, legitimate traffic spike would trail off not just vaporize.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going with Langley probing HubPages for recalcitrant Hubbers.

      1. Writer Fox profile image78
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        Well, it wouldn't need 11,000 unique IP addresses to do that.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

          They didn't want it showing as all from one IP, so they just rotated through their list. However, I have changed my mind about Langley. I'm now thinking Maryland as the pre-proxy source.

      2. barryrutherford profile image33
        barryrutherfordposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        lol!

  5. Writer Fox profile image78
    Writer Foxposted 4 years ago
    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      I think you've actually found the real reason!

      1. Writer Fox profile image78
        Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

        I hope someone from the staff deals with it because those hosted sites appear to have bots that commit click fraud.  AdSense won't like that! (It's amazonaws.com which is a hosting company owned by amazon.com.)

  6. Paul Edmondson profile image
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    Paul Edmondsonposted 4 years ago

    This type of thing is pretty common.  We typically block the IPs.

    1. Writer Fox profile image78
      Writer Foxposted 4 years agoin reply to this

      Cool!

  7. agilitymach profile image99
    agilitymachposted 4 years ago

    Very interesting.  After watching one of my puppy hubs (seriously - it was a puppy hub) go viral (for me) this week with 120 viewers on at any given time for a while, I was wondering how many people visit HubPages.  I was wondering how small a part my measly 120 viewers played in HubPages bigger picture.  Here is my answer!!  Thanks Mr. P.

 
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