I published a new hub a couple of days ago. Within hours of it being featured, it was getting around 250 views. Nice, I thought. But today I can see the stats and it's all coming from an app called Toutiao. Should I be concerned?
Here's the Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toutiao
Concerned? Why? It's just a content platform that has shown readers your work.
Okay, but I hadn't heard of it before and it was weird that it garnered so much traffic within an hour or two. I'm not unhappy
Hi Bev. Having skipped through the Wikipedia profile I have a vague notion of what the company does. In my mind, there is an underlying suspicion about everything emanating from China. But I can't see how you can stop Toutiao customers from accessing your article, even if you want to. Sorry, that's not very helpful is it?
I've seen them pop up a few times in my traffic sources in recent weeks. I seem to get a quick burst of a few hundred views from them when I first publish a new Hub, then after a day or two I fall off their radar entirely. Weird, but I'll take it. Thanks, China. (shrugs)
They could be crawling Hubpages for content and then store the articles in their own servers.
Wherefore art Toutiaou?
Why have they forsaken us? I miss getting that initial boost from them every time I posted a new hub.
I've been seeing traffic from that for around a year now. I guess they particularly like me. It's all pretty short lived though. Seems like I get views from there right after publishing something, and then no more.
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