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Most views you've gotten on a single Hub?

  1. goatfury profile image91
    goatfuryposted 2 years ago

    I just shared the crap out of a Hub I wrote that I think is pretty good (the one on longevity called "The First Person to Live to Be 200 Years Old is Alive Today"), and it seems to be a home run.  In just 2 days, I've gotten 1,623 (about a third of my total views EVER).  I'm not sure why this one is the proverbial home run, but it is. 

    Anyway, do you guys have any particular standout Hubs?  If so, any idea why that one particular Hub did so well?

    1. merej99 profile image86
      merej99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I don't have any "stellar" hubs.  I have one about how you can tell someone's personality by how they eat fries - which has over 500 views...  but I wrote that back in January.

      1. goatfury profile image91
        goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        It's a start!  I have a few in that range, like 300-500ish, but all came from external (social media) promotion.  I hope some of them are "evergreen" eventually.

    2. snakeslane profile image81
      snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      1,902 views on a poem, my most viewed Hub (how embarrassing to be admitting this). No idea why that poem got so many views. Was it the title (had the word 'free' in it as in free verse which is a style of poetry)? Had the word 'Spring' in the title as well (as in springtime season).
      Since I changed the title to remove the 'free verse' designation views have bottomed out. So there you go. If you want views, use the word 'free' somewhere in the title lol.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I used to have a commode ode published here. It was a true classic. big_smile Alas, Google hated it, so I moved it elsewhere.

        1. snakeslane profile image81
          snakeslaneposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Commode (as in bathroom)? I don't know what Google likes, that is the million dollar question ain't it?

          1. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            If I were to post the link to it, I wonder how long it would last? lol

            1. Writer Fox profile image79
              Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              How long does it take to flush a commode? (That's the answer.)

    3. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's an excellent start. Not sure I've had any hubs that took off quite so fast!

      My highest traffic hub has over 1,700,000 views. The next highest over 1,100,000.

      Why they've done well? Well they're both evergreen, with high search volumes, and I guess the content appeals to the target audience.

      1. C.V.Rajan profile image65
        C.V.Rajanposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Wow!

  2. clivewilliams profile image72
    clivewilliamsposted 2 years ago

    first of all congratulations on that hub...secondly, if i post my views here it would probably be comedy hour. great job!

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Doubtful.  This Hub was a real anomaly for me.  I am usually pretty happy with 10 views a day on a Hub, and I have some that don't even have 25 views yet!

  3. lisavollrath profile image92
    lisavollrathposted 2 years ago

    Last week, a local radio station shared one of my hubs on its Facebook page, and pushed it out to everyone who had their phone app. I got about 25,000 page views on that article in one day, and about 45,000 total so far.

    I don't expect that will ever happen again. smile

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That, my friend, is amazing. Congratulations!

      1. lisavollrath profile image92
        lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Truly. It was stunning to watch Google Analytics in real time that day.

        1. goatfury profile image91
          goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          Silly question:  do we have access to Google Analytics already on our Hubs?

          1. relache profile image86
            relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

            If you set it up, you do.

            Most views on a Hub, as of right this moment = 1,680,510
            That's a Hub that's almost 7 years old.

            1. goatfury profile image91
              goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

              That's awesome.  What's the name of the Hub?

              1. rebekahELLE profile image87
                rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                I doubt if anyone with numbers like this will reveal their high traffic hubs.  Unfortunately there are always those who will steal high traffic content and they are among us.  I think her stating that it's a 7 year old hub says quite a bit in regard to quality, evergreen content ranking well.

                1. relache profile image86
                  relacheposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                  Actually I don't think the Hub is evergreen.  I think it had a great run of about four years in there where it was a huge topic of worldwide interest, but now I think that's waned.

                  I have been writing online now since 2002, and I think the idea of truly evergreen content is more of a marketing holy grail than a firm reality.

                  1. goatfury profile image91
                    goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                    I've been creating content online since 1998, and I would absolutely agree, although there is certainly tremendous value in being the first to write about something.  I had an enormous competitive edge on a niche market in the early 2000s, showing up high in search engines (pre-Google's dominance), and there were maybe 1% as many content creators back then as there are now.

                    Funny thing is, the opportunities are actually better now if you're educated.  In spite of all my experiences, SEO is one thing I've stubbornly avoided mastering.  I don't like the idea of creating a niche around a demand, as is often suggested by "gurus" and the like.  I'm much more interested in simply writing about those things about which I'm most passionate, THEN figuring out how to drive traffic to them.  If no traffic ends up coming, so be it, because I was going to write all that stuff down anyway.

                  2. rebekahELLE profile image87
                    rebekahELLEposted 2 years ago in reply to this

                      Even the evergreen fades, but it's always a topic of interest.  I get what you're saying.  Most content needs some kind of periodic refresh.  Your hub with that many views obviously answered search queries!  Those are amazing stats!

                    @ goatfury "I'm much more interested in simply writing about those things about which I'm most passionate, THEN figuring out how to drive traffic to them."
                    Your statement reminds me of something I read recently from some SEO blog.  The author said, it's not so much about optimizing keywords for search engines, it's learning to optimize the search experience for the user.  The Hummingbird algorithm is supposed to work along this concept.

    2. merej99 profile image86
      merej99posted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's pretty darn amazing!  It must feel like winning on a scratch off when something trends.  Hopefully the article keeps bringing views.

    3. Health Reports profile image93
      Health Reportsposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      WOW - Awesome!!! Huge congrats!!!

  4. Maximum A profile image85
    Maximum Aposted 2 years ago

    The biggest I saw was 15k for one of my hubs. It was about declamation pieces. My other hubs are still struggling and putting up a fight, though.

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Nice!  I'm sure I'll get there eventually.  I'm enjoying the journey so far.  When this particular Hub I posted hit a home run, so to speak, I was really surprised.  Now I'm starting to really get sharing a bit more.

  5. freecampingaussie profile image32
    freecampingaussieposted 2 years ago

    My highest is about 45,550 views and next one down is about 26,000 but some have hardly any views. Funny how silly ideas do well !
    http://s1.hubimg.com/u/11885152_f1024.jpg

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's super cool!  I do think I'll get up to that point before too long, but I have no idea which Hub it will be.  It's so random which ones get shared virally, and which get picked up by Google, and so forth.

  6. crazyhorsesghost profile image75
    crazyhorsesghostposted 2 years ago

    The most I ever got on a single Hub Page was over 200,000 in 48 hours. I have several Chili Hub Pages that right now are getting several thousand views a day each. I have a pork chop Hub Page that has got over a million views in eight months.

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, nuts!  I'll need to check out your cooking Hubs for some tips.  I have a few articles about food on my other HP profile (revolutionbjj), but none on this one (goatfury).

  7. Adam Lee Andersen profile image84
    Adam Lee Andersenposted 2 years ago

    My Hub on endangered species has over 20,000 views. I ranks 5th on a top 5 endangered species google search. I will actually be making some money this year because of it.

    http://adamleeandersen.hubpages.com/hub … es-in-2014

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Congratulations!  That's really great news.  I hope that continues for you for years to come.

  8. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    612,392 views as I post this. Viral hubs can indeed happen. Unfortunately this particular hub's glory days have come and gone. Lucky to get a view a day now.

  9. paradigmsearch profile image85
    paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago

    Actually, the critter did get another 125 views in the last 30 days. Kind of amazing, considering how outdated it is. If anyone is interested, it's the one with 900 comments and that's been stolen over 100 times. big_smile

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Ha!  Doom and gloom.  Kind of figures. smile

      1. paradigmsearch profile image85
        paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        I tell ya... I really do have the stirrings to do another. Won't be on this account though.

  10. Writer Fox profile image79
    Writer Foxposted 2 years ago

    Brownie83 had a Hub which went viral on Facebook and received over 2 million views within seven days. Howlermukey had one with over 800,000 views.  My best Hub has 203,000 views.

    1. paradigmsearch profile image85
      paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this
    2. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Wow, 2 million?  That is just nuts!  Is that one of the highest viewed Hubs ever?  Is there any way to find out definitively?

      1. Writer Fox profile image79
        Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That's definitely one of the highest views ever, if not THE highest.  Both of those Hubs went viral on Facebook and that's a difficult thing to predict, let alone target.  It's always a pleasant surprise to the authors when it does happen.

        Here are two HP blog posts about those two Hubs:
        http://blog.hubpages.com/2014/01/heres- … on-jersey/
        http://blog.hubpages.com/2013/12/viral- … u-to-know/

  11. Marisa Wright profile image94
    Marisa Wrightposted 2 years ago

    If you've got a Hub getting lots of views, DON'T TELL ANYBODY.   There are people who look out of information like that, so they know which Hubs are worth stealing.   

    Unfortunately it has happened in the past several times.

  12. melbel profile image91
    melbelposted 2 years ago

    My most popular hub has a current total of 1,405,798 views.

    1. Writer Fox profile image79
      Writer Foxposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      That's impressive!  You must be very near the 10 Million total views mark by now.

  13. KCC Big Country profile image85
    KCC Big Countryposted 2 years ago

    227,393 is the most on a single hub.

  14. LeanMan profile image83
    LeanManposted 2 years ago

    As Marisa has already said it is not a good idea to keep publicizing your successful hubs and niches as pretty soon someone is going to come along and copy what you have..

    But you can get a pretty good idea as to what sort of traffic people get by just looking at their profile - although there is a long way between the 1 million and the 10 million badges!!

    My biggest peak was in the 1000's after something that I wrote got shared on the front page of a very popular blog.. But most of my hubs just plod along gaining a steady amount of traffic day after day.......

    Social sharing can be a good way to get traffic but it is generally going to be short lived.. Search engine traffic is what I target as that I will get every day; until the next update by Google puts me into a different position on the search engine roller coaster.....

    1. goatfury profile image91
      goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks, LeanMan. 
      Can't social media traffic actually help boost SEO?  I feel like there's more long term value in it than many people give it credit, but I'm certainly no expert.

      1. LeanMan profile image83
        LeanManposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Goatfury, yes of course social media shares and likes can help boost your traffic through the search engines as they are of course a form of link to your work.

        There are various studies out there that show that high ranking pages have large number of shares and likes but what that information does not tell you is if the large number of shares and likes are because the page is ranked highly in the search engines or if the page is ranked highly in the search engines because of the large number of shares and likes. Which is the cause and which is the effect is not clear so it would not be wise to make assumptions..

        You also have to look at the sort of pages that tend to generate large numbers of shares and likes; typically these types of pages are not going to be based on keywords that people will be typing into google on a daily basis to get an answer to. You will find it hard to get a page about "removing carpet stains" to go viral on social media while the "Look at my cute cat chocking itself to death while playing with a ball of wool" will get shared a billion times...

        I very much aim for google traffic but that does not stop me sharing pages on twitter, facebook etc to gain that initial boost of views.... However I would not waste my time spending half a day or more sharing it across a hundred different pages and networks for a short term peak in traffic.. I would rather have a page that got 20 views a day every day than one that got 2,500 views after a full day of sharing on social networks and then dwindled down to nothing.....

        Posting on too many sites over a short period may also look like spam to google so it could actually hinder your traffic in the future...

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          I'm off to the pet shop...

        2. goatfury profile image91
          goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

          When I said I "shared the crap out of it", I really just meant that I spent 10 minutes sharing it in Facebook niche groups.  It's funny - here on Hubpages, I spend maybe twice as much time writing as I do interacting and sharing, whereas on Bubblews, for example, it's the exact opposite (in fact, I spend at least 5 times as long interacting there as writing, which takes pretty much no time, as you know).  Hubpages Hubs are a long term investment of time, and I'd certainly like for them to be evergreen.  I don't really care about short term traffic, although this particular time got me a bit excited, as it was the first one to really take off on its own (but not the first one I've shared).

    2. lisavollrath profile image92
      lisavollrathposted 2 years ago in reply to this

      I think social sharing works better for some types of articles than others. Pinterest is my #1 referrer, because I write craft how-to articles and recipes: the types of items that get pinned and repinned, over and over again.

      1. goatfury profile image91
        goatfuryposted 2 years ago in reply to this

        That makes a lot of sense.  I write mostly about physics and technological innovations, but from a social perspective.  While I'll post the article on Pinterest from time to time, I don't receive much traffic from there as opposed to, say, Facebook or Google Plus.  I think if the nature of the project is considerably less dependent on a visual component, that makes a lot of sense.

 
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