I think I am also starting to see the symptoms of the beginning summer traffic decline. Plus I'm going to start incurring additional business-of-living expenses come July. Between the reduced income and the increased expenses, I'm going to be freaking doomed if I don't come up with an additional revenue source.
Here's the Hub that has gone viral—mostly on Facebook! We will be doing a blog post on it in the next few days. The Hub was HubPro edited a few weeks ago and has done very well! Kate Rix, the HubPages Editor, and Carisa, the Hub's author, worked together to create a really great Hub. Carisa has been kind enough to allow us to show before and after images, so we will be doing that in the blog post. We are very happy for Carisa; she's a really nice person and the traffic is well deserved!
I think Kate did a great job organizing this Hub and using the different capsules. The table was a smart move to show ingredients in a way that didn't get lost amongst the photos. The photos were commissioned by one our photographers. I'll be working on a blog post today with more information, so stay tuned!
Cheers for her ~ Although the content suggests a rather dubious diet which in reality might pose a significant health risk at best ~ 10 pounds in 3 days is a ridiculous claim ~ Losing 1/2 pound in a day is difficult enough to achieve while maintaining good health ~ 3 Pounds per day is absurd without surgery, just ask any doctor ~
More concrete evidence that short lived HP traffic spikes like this are merely the result of few and far between anomalous “Luck of the Draw” incidents ~
Furthermore, health risks aside, while the writing and creativity within the hub is average, the incredible length I’m sure has FRIGHTENED Jodah to tears and most certainly has Turned OFF LongTimeMother and presumably many other members who are a bit too lazy to read anything more wordy than a Prediction within a crunchy fortune cookie ~
Don't want to jinx it but anyone else seeing increases in traffic, CPMs, earnings, and decreased bounce rate? Hubscores are also improving. I wonder if some of us are benefitting from Carisa's viral fortune? I hope so. May it last through April to counter the next panda.
I think these are actual views that are being discussed here, and yes, when a hub goes viral, a great deal of money can be made in a very short amount of time. However, truly viral hubs do not come along very often.
I jinxed it. But no worries. I think the low traffic and earnings we're seeing right now are due to the marvelous weather. People are out and about for what appears to be the first real spring weekend. It is officially Cherry Blossom season here in DC.
I'm guessing the 'reviews' were part of the edit. The photos and review content I reverse searched appear elsewhere (including with a different diet). So they were either 'sourced' from elsewhere ... or they were copied from this hub a long time ago.
It certainly is a good result for the editor, though.
Traffic up yet again a little more. I've never seen a viral hub go this long before. I'm actually entertaining thoughts that when the event does pass, we might end up with a new and higher site average going forward. I can't point to any specific reason as to why I think this, so I'm just going to call it paradigm search intuition.
When stuff goes viral on Pinterest it usually lasts longer than FB from the few that I've noticed. This is just awesome that it's lasting days though I have never known the PD intuition to be wrong before
I have not used HubPro yet, but based on the reviews I have read and based on the fact that my hubber score is down for a couple of weeks now, I think I will give it a try. Maybe it will help me get back on my feet.
The Squidoo content was added during September, 2014. Traffic increased from September 6 – 26, partly because of the 26,000 new authors checking their Hubs and partly because those new articles were still ranked on search engines from their Squidoo positions and the URLs were redirected to their new URLs on HP. By September 27, with the new Google evaluation of the HP site, traffic plunged and has never recovered to its previous levels. So, no, that temporary traffic was not ultimately a good thing in the long-run.
Only HP has the information about the site's internal and external traffic percentages. You can check on your own Hubs, though.
Our Google, which art in HubPages, Hallowed be thy categories; Thy authority come, Thy SEO be done, On Chrome as it is in databases. Give us this day our daily cheezebugers. And forgive our disruptions, As we forgive those who disrupt against us; And lead us not into spamdexing, But deliver us from site-contamination. Amen
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