So, I just logged in after almost 18 hours without power, to discover that my article on The Woodmen's Circle Home is getting slammed with traffic. It usually gets under 100 views in a day. So far today, Google Analytics says it's at almost 10,000 views, and rising.
I can trace it back as far as Facebook mobile, but can't track it to a definite post. Does anyone have a good way of doing that?
I can see by the location of the incoming traffic that it has to be a locally based page, but for the life of me, I can't think of one that would have a large enough following to generate that many click-throughs! I'd like to find it, take a peek, and say thanks to whoever posted the link.
If you type into search engine: lisavollrath.hubpages.com site:facebook.com and hit search you get results for where your hp articles have been posted to facebook. Looks like Nicole Curtis the Rehab Addict has posted your article. She's got a lot of followers. Don't know if that's the original source of the article going viral.
Might be a better way to narrow down the search, but that's what I got.
Congrats! by the way
Edit: Looks like I got that wrong. But you found the source anyway.
I saw that earlier, but that's not it. She has her page set up so you don't see posts by others unless you click for them, and that link was posted by one of her followers, not her. Chances aren't good that someone on a mobile would see that link.
Also, the time the traffic spike started doesn't work with that link. It does work with the one on the radio station page I mention below.
Congrats! Lisavollrath! Maybe I should go jogging then check my traffic score! Good Stuff!
10K in a day? Bitchin'! Wish I could get that lucky.
After the roller coaster we've all been on these past few weeks, I would say don't question where it's coming from, just take it as a gift from a gracious nowhere and enjoy it for as long as it lasts....hahaha
To find out who has linked to my pages when a hub goes viral, I go to the HP Stats of that hub rather than Google Analytics and set it to "Day", or "Week" view. If it is substantial, the HP Stats on the hub itself tells you where its traffic comes from.
For me, it.is usually Pinterest or a prominent health site that mentions one of my articles and has posted a link to it.
Thanks. As I said, I've traced it as far as m.facebook.com, which is Facebook mobile. I'm looking for the original post. So far, everyone who has contacted me through my Facebook page has said they found it because one of their friends posted it. With this number of views, some page with a huge local following had to have started it, but so far, no clues.
Have you tried looking at the search queries in Google Webmaster Tools? That is if your HP sub-domain is in there and verified.
Yes, but since this isn't coming from search, there's nothing there that's helpful. This is a direct link to the page that's been posted by someone with a large following, and is now being passed around between people in Texas. I'm sitting here, watching the real time Analytics, and 172 people are on that hub right now, all in Texas. Some Texas-oriented page posted that link, and I can't for the life of me find it.
I hope you find the original post so you'll know but, in any case, that is awesome! Congratulations!
Oh Well, just enjoy it while you can. Hopefully the article will make you some money too. The question is, which do we prefer? Fame, or Fortune?
The Facebook page of radio station 93.1 KMKT in scenic Sherman, Texas, posted the link to their followers this morning, calling it the best haunted house in Grayson County. It looks like it's been shared and reshared from there.
I traced it through their cross post to Twitter.
Wow. Now I am going to try to think of a hub that a radio station (or anyone really) would like to link to. Congrats. Haunted house--good connection to Halloween. that's an idea. Write something that connects to a big current news story that has legs. Not the story in the news (because that is not evergreen) , but something that connects to it.
Well, if it helps at all, this is an article on an abandoned property that I've been photographing for 20 years. Local legend says it's haunted, but mostly, it's just a beautiful cluster of buildings that are decaying, and a lot of people are really angry about that. Pretty much everyone in Sherman has a story about this place, which ends with "it's a shame they're letting it fall apart".
It's also the #1 article on this place in search results, and has been for many years. And, it's a transferred lens from Squidoo.
I just remembered I once had a link to my review of Dexter on my PremiumCableReviews blog on the SHOWTIME website. That should have been huge, shouldn't it. I only got 600 views., so you really lucked out..
Maybe this worked out for me because, although this place is a local landmark, not a lot of people know its history, or even the name of it. I often talk to people using its name, and they reply with, "oh, is that the old place out at 56 & 1417?"
That, and I have to say, the main photo that appears when you post the link is pretty great, even if I did take it myself.
You never know what will go viral! I noted that there is not one affiliate link on the page, you're not trying to sell anything. You wrote a hub about something that interests you (and a specific audience), supplied interesting text, personal photos, video, informative links to outside sources. There ya go, you never know. Nice!
Thanks. There used to be one Amazon capsule on it, for a book called High on a Windy Hill, written by one of the former residents of the home, about her years there. It's gone out of print.
chinawapzz: You need featured hubs to get traffic to begin with. What has happened with lisavollrath is rare, but it does happen for some hubbers.
Good for you, lisavollrath. I think that's wonderful. I'm not far from Sherman, TX. I'll have to add it to my list of things to do. For some reason I had it in the back of my mind that you were from the UK. I need to pay more attention when I'm reading people's profiles.
Congrats lisavollrath! I wonder what the record is for the largest amount of views to a Hub in a single day? You're such a sensational Sleuth Lisa, perhaps you can investigate and let us know!
@Susana S... WOW, HP's Server must have gone bonkers that day!
Hi #lisavolirath, Congratulations!! Nothing to worry about. When it is raining roses all around you, enjoy the exquisite scent. Lucky you.
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