What is the main reason why some hubs seem to suddenly get traffic overnight while others might get some traffic, but it might take a couple weeks and then bam, they get a ton of traffic?
I actually had a dream last night of getting all kinds of traffic from one of my hubs and just came on here today and see it come true lol
A couple years ago on HubPages similar things happened.
Is it the ranking or something else? Perhaps a combination of things?
Not to say Hubpages is better than other sites, but I do see some posts on other sites that contain much less info (word mainly) than Hubs.
Open your hub and look at the stats. They might give you an idea where it is coming from or go to Google Analytics. I have this happen sometimes too and it can be thousands in a day when it hadn't gotten any before. I always wonder if someone didn't share it somewhere if I can't figure it out.
I agree. Sometimes the right share at the right time does it. Lotteries are fun!
Apparently, I am getting traffic from all types of Googles like Google Uk and some from Yahoo.
Going to check Google Analytics, though. I have not been on there in a while, but it will be more specific.
It can happen when news breaks or something related to your hub is advertised or promoted. For example, my review of a particular treadmill gets a nice spike every time Walmart advertises it during a sale. If you had a Hub about Elvis Presley, and the news suddenly reported mass Elvis sightings, your Hub would enjoy a nice surge.
Sharing *can* make a big difference only if it is really interesting to a pretty broad readership who will naturally re-share it. Otherwise, I think sharing helps, but won't generate tons of traffic.
Check for news stories. I see Hubs I have written get a boost of traffic when the topic is in the current news cycle. People start searching for the topic and find the Hubs with the same topic.
Overall, I have noticed a nice uptick in traffic from Bing. Perhaps Bing has upgraded HP?
I was getting almost no traffic from Bing and Yahoo and now suddenly I am. It must be they like Hubpages now. Nice.
If we knew the answer to that question, we'd all be internet millionaires!
There are so many factors in getting traffic, it's impossible to be specific.
The most likely reasons are:
- Your hub has moved up in the search results significantly for one particularity search phrase
- Your hub has started to rank well in search for a shorter phrase (these tend to have a lot more search volume)
- Your hub has started to rank higher for more long tail phrases
- Your hub has been shared on social media and is getting a burst of social traffic
- A well read online publisher has posted a link to your hub in their content you are getting traffic through that
- Your hub link has been shared on a busy forum and lots of people are coming to read
Use analytics to find out:)
EDIT: if it's traffic to lots of hubs at once then it's probably due to other factors such as a lifting of a panda penalty.
Overall increases also happen in the fall, when summer vacations are finished, school starts (more research), and days get colder so people stay inside more.
I'm sure that is a factor on some accounts I do think it depends a great deal on the topics you write on, who the main audiences are and how they tend to access the web.
Personally I've only ever seen about a 10% difference and it's been gradual rather than a sudden change. Do you have much seasonal variation in your traffic?
How do I find individual hubs in Google Analytics?
I remember it would give specific stats for each hub. The interface is different compared to when I used it.
Do you ever look at the wrong column on accident and get all excited...like, "What the heck?!" Then you realize you're looking at weekly not daily. So sad.
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