Why is mturk showing as a traffic source to one of my popular hubs?

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  1. ChristinS profile image95
    ChristinSposted 3 years ago

    Why is mturk showing as a traffic source to one of my popular hubs?

    I have never seen mturk (Amazon's Mechanical Turk) show up as a traffic source for a hub previously and this particular hub has several visits yesterday from there.  Wondering why that might be? Seems strange.  It wasn't unfeatured or anything like that and put back through QAP it's been the same since I published it earlier this year.

  2. Dr Billy Kidd profile image91
    Dr Billy Kiddposted 3 years ago

    At amazon mechanical turk you can find a workforce to get results on your tasks. Or, you can work there and get paid.
    I cannot imagine why some people at mechanical turk visited your post. Probably a teaching lesson and you were picked as an example.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That's a nice thought smile but the hub that had that traffic has nothing to do with online writing or anything I'd consider relevant to MTurkers themselves.  Interesting.

  3. colorfulone profile image83
    colorfuloneposted 3 years ago

    I noticed on at least one of my hubs that there were views from mturk, not just one view. I wish I could remember which one I saw that on for sure. It made me wonder.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, mine had 10 views from there in 24 hours so I was really curious.

  4. thranax profile image46
    thranaxposted 3 years ago

    I have a currently unfeatured hub that has 2 mturk hits and nothing else. I think it has something to do with the amazon ad code contacting a robot and the robot taking statistical data of the pages the products were found on. This could be a tracking for amazon to update its code forcing people to only put relevant products on relevant pages. It might also be a way for them to get data to show others that they aren't using the amazon affiliate code to its full potential. There is lots of ways the data would be of use for amazon if it did have its own bot make stops when products are updated or refreshed.

    ~thranax~

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      That would make more sense, but this was Mturk, so not a bot I wouldn't think, but could be smile Interesting.

  5. Omeva profile image73
    Omevaposted 3 years ago

    Actually, Hub Pages, outsources some of their QAP Process to workers at Mechanical Turk.  http://hubpages.com/forum/topic/109479

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes I know, my hub was never unfeatured and shouldn't have been in the QAP.

  6. profile image0
    TheBizWhizposted 3 years ago

    I was curious about this also but just kind of wrote it off. All of my Hubs are featured, yet they all have the mturk visit. Maybe if you created this question in the forums, someone from HP will give an answer.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks smile seems Matthew did reply.  Didn't think my hub was in QAP, but ok!

    2. profile image0
      TheBizWhizposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Btw, how is your viral hub doing? Is it still riding high?

    3. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      It has come back down, but still higher daily views than it had before, so I'll take it.  It has spurts where it gets shared then goes down, then back up.

  7. Matthew Meyer profile image73
    Matthew Meyerposted 3 years ago

    Part of the QAP uses Mturk, so you are likely seeing those views.

    1. ChristinS profile image95
      ChristinSposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks smile

    2. paolaenergya profile image96
      paolaenergyaposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you Matthew for this explanation and thank you Christin for the question, which I was wondering about too

 
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