x20 increase over night on a single article.

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  1. Saarith LM profile image95
    Saarith LMposted 8 months ago

    So a few days ago I had a 20-fold increase to average organic traffic to a single article I have.

    This happened without me doing anything to the article and took me by surprise

    Since this is a massive boost I would love to see on my other articles it got me wondering how it happened, but I can't think of anything reasonable.

    Has this happened to anyone else and do you know why?

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      Check the days traffic sources. I have had this happen when it is shared on social media and also when an article is selected for the top spot by google android.

    2. Robie Benve profile image96
      Robie Benveposted 8 months agoin reply to this

      I've never figured out why it happens, but I've learned to enjoy whole it lasts. Unfortunately, those amazing traffic boosts usually fade in a few days.

  2. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 8 months ago

    Recently, I had one that generally putters around at 30 hits a day then one day it went to over 3,000. I checked the referrers but it just said Goggle, which didn't help much. The article has now settled back to its normal level. I suspect it had something to do with a close fly-by from an alien spacecraft.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      If you have a high ranking on Google, you will get a lot of traffic when there is a TV special or some news report about your subject.
      Was it the rutabaga article? Maybe there was an HBO special about "Celebrity rutabagas in the Game of Thrones". That would certainly cause a spike in traffic.

  3. Rupert Taylor profile image96
    Rupert Taylorposted 8 months ago

    Sadly, no Dr. Mark. I've been trying, without success, to get rutabaga product placements in the most popular movies and TV shows. But, it seems producers demand fees for such things. Mercenary toads.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 8 months agoin reply to this

      But you do realize that there is already a Facebook page?

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 8 months ago

    It happens, and enjoy the ride. I recall two that stand out at the moment, which I could trace the cause. One time a screenwriting teacher recommend one of my articles to all his students. That was fun, and the rise lasted over a month.  One time, an article on building up the immunity system rose steadily for two weeks. The source was google.

  5. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 8 months ago

    One of my articles is doing the same thing.  The day before yesterday it was at about 300 views and routinely gets between 200 and 400 views a day.  Yesterday it was up to almost 5000 and today it's at about 7300.  The referral source for almost all of it is Google in one form or another.  I've had this happen twice before with two other articles, one of which up almost 300% one day then 500% the next day then stayed at about 300% for a week or so.  I wish I knew a way to create this on all my articles smile


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