I've always been interested in how traffic works, but there doesn't seem to be a rhyme or reason as to when or why certain articles (those unrelated to major holidays/seasons/ect.) get major spikes. Wondering if people notice the same thing? I have an article that gets pretty consistant traffic, but it's a low amount of traffic.
Today it's almost quadrupled. As far as I know it's not on the first two or three pages of Google, or at least it wasn't the last time I checked, although I'll admit that was almost a year ago. I did do some minor updating (mostly adding sources) and it was moved to the niche sites back at the beginning of November. Could this be the main reason?
It's a religious article, so I know it's not seasonal in nature. It also does not pertain to any holidays, so that would not be a cause either. Are some articles just more prone to major spikes than others based on their content (niche)? I double checked all the traffic sources and they are from Google or other search engines. Nothing from social media, the niche site, or hubpages itself.
I do sometimes get big spikes in traffic from Google for my product articles. The products I'm writing about are not seasonal in any sort of way I can think of, so I've often been mystified by the spikes in traffic from Google. I'm used to getting Facebook spikes, I know when that happens, and I didn't do anything, it's because someone else liked a thing and shared it in a Facebook group. The Google spikes are as mysterious to me as the minds of women. LOL
Most of my large traffic spikes are due to social media surges. Often these happen for no discernible reason. But I've also had spikes due to Google alone. The last couple of these seemed to be because subjects related to those hubs were in the news. For example, my "Queen Victoria’s Black Princess" hub had a surge following the announcement of Prince Harry's engagement to Meghan Markle.
by Jacob Horning 7 months ago
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by Dr Mark 8 months ago
Over 1/4 of my hubs have not been moved to a niche site. They do not have much traffic from Google, so it is not HPs fault that they have not been selected. There is nothing wrong with them, but they do not have "Google love" so are only moved in the slow process where I ask HP to move...
by Sarah Spradlin 7 months ago
I pretty much have the same amount of traffic everyday but last week 5 of my hubs were moved to niche sites and since then I've has less half the traffic as normal. What could cause that?
by McKenna Meyers 2 years ago
I've now written 52 Hubs but have less than 300 views from Google. I've read and taken the advice about titles, key words, niches, and high interest topics but am going nowhere fast. Is this the way it is or am I doing something horribly wrong? It seems like I'm missing a huge piece of the puzzle...
by avan989 6 years ago
I been on a couple of days and pretty much all my traffic is from hubpages. I get a couple from digg but that is about it. How are people getting their traffic from google and other search engine?
by Rahul Parashar 5 years ago
I know it's too early too ask, but I am curious. I have published 6 hubs but haven't got a single view from search engine traffic yet. So, How much time till you see some traffic?
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