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
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.
That's interesting, I wonder when they started doing this.
I received the announcement this morning from Maven.
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.
Yeah, I see that. But I also see about 14% direct traffic. I wonder why that jumped up suddenly.
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.
I agree with you. Maven traffic should show as themaven.com
Moz does not show any volatility on the SERPs today: https://moz.com/mozcast/
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?
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.
When I multiply Owlcation 24-Hour traffic by 7 and compare to the weekly column, I see little change. But doing the same comparison for TurboFuture shows a big increase in the past 24 hours.
Oh, yes, I noticed an increase for the past week - but not just for today.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I love AnswerthePublic! I use it regularly to get ideas for titles, content and subheadings.
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?
Uh-oh. I see your primary site is ToughNickel. I've got a hub there; so far still seems to be holding up.
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