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One of my hubs is has gone viral in India. Worried!

  1. Cardisa profile image92
    Cardisaposted 3 years ago

    I am worried because I don;t know if I am being hit with a bot. The hub used to do very well then someone stole it, then traffic fell drastically. It picked up somewhat and was steady for a while but I noticed it's getting close to 150 hits today most of which are from India. Should I be worried that I am being hit with some sort of software?

    1. vocalcoach profile image92
      vocalcoachposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      It might be a good idea to look into this.  It just doesn't sound right to me.  I'm sorry your hard work was stolen.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Vocal Coach. A lot of the hacker and hijackers are from India. I am just worried that it may affect my adsense account.I don't wan't their bots clicking my ads.

    2. Writer Fox profile image77
      Writer Foxposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      There were 2,534,904 unique visits to HubPages in November from India, which is 8.35% of all HP traffic. My personal traffic was 8.28% from India. Go to your Google Analytics and Webmaster tools to see what search queries are used and what percentage of your visitors are from India.  Also, go to the stats page on your Hub and see how much traffic is sent from Google India which is: google.co.in. 

      I don't think you have anything to worry about.  Just check every two weeks or so for copied content, which is something you should normally do anyway.

      1. Cardisa profile image92
        Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks WF. Will do as you say. Oh yeah, I checked the traffic on the hub and about 80% of the traffic on that hub is from India, that's why I am panicking.

    3. lovebuglena profile image91
      lovebuglenaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      I don't think you need to be worried. 150 is not that big a number, especially coming from India. Try to check your spam comments and see if there is anything there and if there is if it's from India. Maybe it's spammers.

  2. relache profile image85
    relacheposted 3 years ago

    India has a population of 1.237 billion people.  150 page views is not "going viral," it's a small traffic spike.

    Analytics will show you exactly where the traffic is coming from, what the bounce rate is, etc so you can see just what's going on with your page.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Relache, for a poetry hub which was not getting much views before, 150 hits in one day on that  hub is viral to me. The rise is too sudden, plus the word viral is subjective. smile Thanks

      1. relache profile image85
        relacheposted 3 years ago in reply to this
        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Anyways...the numbers are still climbing. I'm just worried that if it's a bot it may affect my Adsense account if it generates clicks.

          1. lobobrandon profile image84
            lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            If you get an insane number of clicks, contact the google adsense team and tell them that you suspect foul behaviour from India. They'd look into it and subtract those clicks if found to be bots.

            1. Cardisa profile image92
              Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

              Thanks Brandon, good sound advice. This is what I was looking for  smile

              1. lobobrandon profile image84
                lobobrandonposted 3 years ago in reply to this

                No prob smile Happy to help

          2. LuisEGonzalez profile image80
            LuisEGonzalezposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            I would not be concerned. There are several authors on HP from India for one plus most of us do get traffic from there and in example one of my short story hubs received a large number of hits from there after it was shared by an Indian hubber. I think you are troubling yourself for no reason.

            Keep in mind that although India's poverty and illiteracy levels are high they are an industrialized, ever growing country. i.e they are not a third world country (according to most experts).........................tongue

      2. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        smile

        Wow... I once met someone whose coldsore went totally viral  sad
        It spread everywhere.... from their lips, past their India and headed towards their Nepal  yikes

        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          lol lol lol lol

  3. Hamshi profile image80
    Hamshiposted 3 years ago

    Just enjoy the traffic spike. big_smile

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks smile

  4. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
    Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago

    I think you're probably okay - someone may have posted your hub somewhere (congrats on that!).  I had a bot attack right after I joined the site, and it generated about 7,000 views in just a few hours.  You could actually see the numbers jump.  Several of us were hit, so the site understood we didn't do anything. 

    As Hamshi said, enjoy the traffic!

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks Marcy, I remember that bot well....I think. I once received about a million views in one day...lol. I'm just worried about my Adsense account hmm

      1. Marcy Goodfleisch profile image95
        Marcy Goodfleischposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        Cardisa - if you're still worried, send a message to the HP admins, and they can check it out. When the other bot attack happened, HP alerted Google to the problem and told us to let them know if our AdSense accounts were affected.  I also reported it to Google (cannot remember through what mechanism). Everything worked out fine, even through it was a bot.

        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          Thank Marcy. I'm keeping my eyes opened and not make too much ruckus...yet. It's just strange that 90% or more of the traffic which has spiked is coming from one place. Usually it's google.com that I get most of my traffic on any hub.

  5. FatFreddysCat profile image92
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 years ago

    Unless the number climbs into the billions, I would simply relax and enjoy a traffic bump from a gracious nowhere.

  6. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Was your poem about aunties of any kind?

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Nope...no aunts in that one ...lol..not even the word "hot" is in it tongue

  7. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
    AMAZING THINKERposted 3 years ago

    Facebook has 71 million active users in India...a lot of people have internet access.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      ??? roll

  8. lobobrandon profile image84
    lobobrandonposted 3 years ago

    You guys are talking about India like you see in documentaries and stuff? You'll don't really know the country. I'm Indian btw

    1. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Do you know the country?

  9. WriteAngled profile image92
    WriteAngledposted 3 years ago

    I have two very contrasting views of India.

    A) I loved being in Dehli over Diwali in 1981, and then travelling  the "Golden Triangle" in 2005. Amber Fort was my most beloved place during that last trip, while making an offering in a temple at an altar to Ganesh was my biggest "warm fuzzy". Few religions have such a friendly and adorable deity smile

    B) I hate the Indian call centres I have to endure as a customer of UK businesses. Most of the operators I have encountered there are simultaneously unhelpful, ignorant and rude. I also get so many phone calls from Indians with the "I'm calling from Microsoft, because there is a problem with your computer" scam.

    1. IzzyM profile image88
      IzzyMposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      You want to try dealing with them when you speak Scottish because instead of saying they don't understand, they keep you on the line with useless advice for your problem. It;s never a free phone either! In the last year Demon Internet were bought over by Vodafone, and their help line is subcontracted to India.(Demon used to be in Scotland, with local workers) Then my Three mobile phone broke, so I had to phone them - Indian again. After about 15 minutes (premium rate) they transferred me to Samsung (I had a dread of what to expect) and was pleasantly surprised when a friendly Irish voice came on the line.

      I know a few people in this sleepy town who were caught out by the Microsoft scam. We are that used to hearing Indian accents on all things computing, that it never occurred to them that the call wasn't genuine. The local paper had to run a story as a warning.

    2. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      We have 330 million of these deities. Our ancestors had good imagination.

  10. Dale Hyde profile image87
    Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago

    For what it is worth, it is my opinion as an owner of several websites/blogs and a writer here and other sites as well, if a bot was hitting you there would be much more that the 150 hits you are concerned about.

    The adverse side of a bot has cost me money on one other site I work on.  There was a huge influx in a matter of minutes of thousands of views.  This is a site that pay an average of one cent per view. 

    How this cost me money was that this was an article that compared HP to the other site.  The pros and cons of both sites.....a review, with no bias. With that being said, I had earned over 50.00 on the article, however once the bot hit and jacked up my numbers I had to delete the article.  Upon deleting an article you lose all your earning, so I went into negative numbers upon the deletion.  It took a while to recover earning with new material, but that 50.00 was gone forever.

    1. Cardisa profile image92
      Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

      Some time ago, a hub of mine got around 200 hits from FB in one day. It turned out that it was a bot. Some hubbers experienced larger spikes than I did. The point is, whenever there is an unusual spike no matter how minute compared to someone else, it should be cause for concern.

      A few of the hubbers who left HP have done so because their Adsense account was barred because of invalid clicks. WillStarr (who is still around) lost his account due to invalid clicks from somewhere in Asia.

      I am not taking any unusual spike easily.

      1. Dale Hyde profile image87
        Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

        I had one of my hubs here go up to 800 hits a day, back in the day, lol, of good traffic here on HP.  Upon investigation what I found was that the link was shared on a highly viewed site and that was where the tremendous amount of views were coming from.  It was valid views from a legit site that is well known.  I wish they would link to more of my hubs, lol. smile

        By the way, I am not trying to tell you that your concern is not valid, just trying to let you know that all spikes are not bad.

        1. Cardisa profile image92
          Cardisaposted 3 years ago in reply to this

          I am so used to the hubs gradually climbing that I get scared when traffic jumps so suddenly..lol. Thanks smile. I have hubs with over 150 hist daily but they took a while to get there so I am just jumpy.

          1. Dale Hyde profile image87
            Dale Hydeposted 3 years ago in reply to this

            Jumpy is good!  Kept me from walking in front of a train the other week, lol.  For real! smile

 
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