Owlcation Anyone? Increased Traffic the past Few Hours

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  1. lobobrandon profile image87
    lobobrandonposted 5 months ago

    Anyone else here with articles on Owlcation seeing increased traffic over the past 5-6 hours? I have been seeing increased traffic on my Real Time Google Analytics and also the hubpages stats page. Nothing huge for my owlcation articles, but it's a huge increase. I see jumps in rankings, even on an article I have not touched in years. This is why I assume it's sitewide, just wondering if this is true or just an anomaly on my two articles.

    Traffic source: Google

    1. TessSchlesinger profile image94
      TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

      Nope. Got some articles there that do pretty well But I haven't seen a remarkable jump in taffiic today.

    2. paradigmsearch profile image91
      paradigmsearchposted 5 months ago

      That site is indeed a gem.

      1. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        DenGarden is my favourite smile

    3. Glenn Stok profile image96
      Glenn Stokposted 5 months ago

      Maven just started including our network niche sites in the search menu on their new home page, so this might be where the increased traffic is coming from.

      EDIT: I’m watching GA Real Time and noticing a huge increase with TurboFuture, PairedLife, and AxleAddict.

      1. Chriswillman90 profile image96
        Chriswillman90posted 5 months agoin reply to this

        That's interesting, I wonder when they started doing this.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image96
          Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I received the announcement this morning from Maven.

          1. lobobrandon profile image87
            lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            This has been the case for at least a week. Someone else had pointed it out, don't remember who. Improved rankings is what I am seeing. And it's google traffic not from maven.

            1. Glenn Stok profile image96
              Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              Yeah, I see that. But I also see about 14% direct traffic. I wonder why that jumped up suddenly.

              1. lobobrandon profile image87
                lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                Yes, I have seen an increase in direct traffic too. But I doubt traffic from maven would show as direct. It would sure as maven.net or something. I was assuming the direct traffic is going up because people are reading, going to another website/page and returning with the back button? Increased organic traffic should naturally lead to increased direct traffic too, right? 

                Should test out what analytics reports a visit from maven as. I'll do this after dinner.

                1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                  Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                  I agree with you. Maven traffic should show as themaven.com

                  1. lobobrandon profile image87
                    lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    Moz does not show any volatility on the SERPs today: https://moz.com/mozcast/

                    1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                      Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                      It’s been up over 90° for the past 30 days. But no recent change.

                  2. Glenn Stok profile image96
                    Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    I just checked Traffic Sources on HP for the past 24 hours and I see many of the niche sites listed. So I just realized this is probably the increase from Maven.

                    We will not see Maven as a source because of the way they do it. Their search puts people into the specific network niche site. Then when one clicks on a hub from there it will show as coming from that niche site. Would you agree with that?

                    1. lobobrandon profile image87
                      lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                      This does make sense. But, I looked at my stats for the past 24 hours: 48 from dengarden, 18 from caloriebee. This is as good as non-existent. Most is from Google. Absolutely zero from Owlcation (the reason I started this thread).

                      My Owlcation articles are not high-trafficked as they are on really high competition keywords and are on the bottom of page 1 or top of page 2 usually. Tomato a fruit or vegetable hub moved up to an average of the 8th spot after the massive edit, but the other hub has jumped up the SERPs today. 

                      The increase in traffic you are seeing may as well be from the maven, but there's something that increased my Google traffic in a way that isn't normal. If I look at my stats today (google.com) and multiply it by 7, I notice a 25% increase in traffic (based on HP traffic source stats). If I look at my stats on Analytics for the 3rd April compared to 27th March, I see a 20% increase in Google Organic traffic and a 41% increase in direct traffic.

            2. TessSchlesinger profile image94
              TessSchlesingerposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              Oh, yes, I noticed an increase for the past week - but not just for today. smile

              1. lobobrandon profile image87
                lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                Nice smile

          2. paradigmsearch profile image91
            paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Darn it! gmail keeps putting Maven messages in spam folder. Just found 3 more of them. This is even after I told gmail not to do that. Oh well, got to remember to routine check there going forward.

            1. lobobrandon profile image87
              lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              I don't get any yet, haven't subscribed. Will probably subscribe sometime soon. Good info to have smile

      2. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        @maven Ya need to include math! smile

      3. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        I would assume it's a Google update then if you are also seeing traffic increases across other sites. I am seeing it too, but it's kind of season for me, so I can't tell if this increase is due to an update or just more people searching for my stuff that is on dengarden.

        1. Glenn Stok profile image96
          Glenn Stokposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          It’s definitly an increase via Google. You’re right about that. But it’s among several niche sites that I listed above. Not only Dengarden. So it might be a Google algorithm change as you suggested.

          1. lobobrandon profile image87
            lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            I did not mean to imply dengarden. I see an increase also on owlcation as the title of this thread suggests. You named a few others, that's when I said that dengarden also sees an increase (but I assumed that it was just because my hubs are going into season). Seeing an increase on caloriebee too, but it was recently updated with hub pro premium and it was vastly improved, so I didn't think twice about that either.

    4. Shesabutterfly profile image96
      Shesabutterflyposted 5 months ago

      I only have two articles on Owlcation, but one of them has been doing extremely well the past month. The last two weeks it's held roughly around 300 views per day. Almost exclusively from Google and other search engines. Only 3 from Owlcation today, which is typical for this article. My other article does not rank as well on Google and does not get much traffic, what it does get is mostly from the niche site. Today it only has 3 views all of which are from Owlcation. This second article has yet to see any major increases in traffic.

      1. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Nice, thanks for sharing that info.

        1. Shesabutterfly profile image96
          Shesabutterflyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

          I just did a quick google search for the 2nd article our of curiousity and it looks like it must have jumped up a few ranks. Depending on keywords it ranks on the 2nd or 4th page of Google. Hopefully this means more traffic will be in the near future. I have not seen this article that high up in the ranks. I believe it use to be right around the 7th or 8th page.

          1. lobobrandon profile image87
            lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

            Perfect! If you think that this article can be improved by adding more content (study what the competition writes about) try working on it, provided there is a decent search volume. Would be interesting to see it go on to the first page.

            1. Shesabutterfly profile image96
              Shesabutterflyposted 5 months agoin reply to this

              I think I might just do that! I updated it a few months back to get it moved to Owlcation, but now that it seems to have jumped ranks I'll put it back on the top of my to edit list.

              There could be some good search traffic if I add some other related topics to the article. I think I can do it in a way that it will make sense and still follow the title without going too off topic. I put the title through ubersuggest and found some good ideas, although I'm not 100% sure how to read all the different numbers. What does competition 0.0 mean? The ranges for different keywords are from 0.0 to 0.43. The closer to zero the better I'm assuming? If that's the case I think some edits are definitely in the near future for this article. Simply updating some of the headers could draw in more traffic I think.

              1. lobobrandon profile image87
                lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                Yes, closer to zero means there is less competition and it is potentially easier to rank for. Do not worry too much about that column. There is this new site I found while writing my guide for HP: https://www.answerthepublic.com it's really really cool. Check it out if you are updating any hub.

                1. theraggededge profile image98
                  theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                  I love AnswerthePublic! I use it regularly to get ideas for titles, content and subheadings.

                  1. lobobrandon profile image87
                    lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

                    Yup, if I had the time I would go and update all my hubs, there are so many useful suggestions there.

    5. Daniel Mollat profile image98
      Daniel Mollatposted 5 months ago

      You guys are lucky you're seeing an increase in traffic. Mine is going the opposite direction. In the past 4 days I've been seeing a steady decline in traffic. What could be happening?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image91
        paradigmsearchposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Uh-oh. I see your primary site is ToughNickel. I've got a hub there; so far still seems to be holding up.

      2. lobobrandon profile image87
        lobobrandonposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Not sure.

      3. theraggededge profile image98
        theraggededgeposted 5 months agoin reply to this

        Easter smile

     
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