My Article Went Viral!

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  1. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    I am not posting this to be congratulated since I have done nothing unusual to deserve this. It's pure chance. The reason I mention it is twofold:

    1. To boost morale during these low earning times
    2. To prove that an article doesn't necessarily need to be on a network site to be successful

    One of my articles, Second Brain Found in Heart Neurons - Trust Your Gut Feelings went viral last week with over 24,000 views per day. As usual when an article gets a boost, after a few days the views went down to 13,000 daily and I thought that they would slowly continue to decline but today they have climbed back up again to over 16,000!

    Needless to say that its earnings have increased accordingly to just below $400 so far.

    Traffic sources? Mostly FaceBook shares but not by me.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image96
      chef-de-jourposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Good news, always welcome.

      To paraphrase a famous Scottish soccer coach who once said...I like that young man, he's got brains in his legs and not his head.

    2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      This is the type of thing many Hubbers hope for but rarely happens, so good for you!  A few years back someone on FB linked to an article by one of our writers here and helped it to pull in millions of views quickly.  I think she earned around $5,000 from it.  So this does happen once in awhile.  To me? never but I'm not complaining.  Views and money have been very good for me in 2019 and I'm hoping that trend continues.  Keep up the good work!

    3. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I've now read the article and watched some of the video...this is amazing information.  Imagine what this could mean for Alzheimer's patients!  So glad you wrote this.

    4. greenmind profile image97
      greenmindposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Congratulations! In the same spirit of encouraging the community -- I am at this moment writing from a seaside cabana in Mexico, on a week-long vacation that I managed to pay for exclusively with HubPages earnings. It took a while, but it's proof that it can be done!

      Again, congratulations to you and I hope we all find success here.

  2. SANJAY LAKHANPAL profile image83
    SANJAY LAKHANPALposted 3 years ago

    Should I call it a stroke of luck. Even then Congratulations.

  3. Rochelle Frank profile image92
    Rochelle Frankposted 3 years ago

    That's great!...  (I'm trying not to congatulate you) and the game here is a little like a roulette wheel.
    I have been here for quite awhile and have about 100 current hubs. Two or three  account for a very  large percentage of my views and revenue. and I never would have guessed those particular ones to be the leaders.
    A vague but true piece of advice to new hubbers  might be "keep on, keeping on, because you ever know".

  4. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 3 years ago

    That is great news!

  5. Will Apse profile image88
    Will Apseposted 3 years ago

    Good stuff. Any manipulation on your part, or just good work, well rewarded?

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No manipulations whatsoever Will, just pure luck. This happened before, a few years ago with another article but not to such a high degree of views. The boost then lasted for a few weeks and then stabilised at around 200 views per day until today. So I am hoping that here will be a lasting effect this time as well.

  6. eugbug profile image97
    eugbugposted 3 years ago

    Wow!, that's brilliant smile

  7. Marie Flint profile image75
    Marie Flintposted 3 years ago

    Thank you for sharing, Sue. The title is catchy, and I think we baby boomers are looking for articles on health these days.


  8. theraggededge profile image95
    theraggededgeposted 3 years ago

    Lovely news, that is big_smile

  9. Sam Montana profile image84
    Sam Montanaposted 3 years ago

    Congrats. I saw where someone shared it on a fairly large Facebook group page. I belong to a couple of Facebook groups that deal with health and food, and someone posted your article on a Macrobiotic Facebook group page.

    Here is where it was posted.

    1. Sue Adams profile image95
      Sue Adamsposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, thank you so much for finding this Sam. I might join that group since most of my articles are health related.

  10. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 3 years ago

    I remember that Sondra,
    I think it was Military Diet: Lose Up to Ten Pounds in Three Days. It's on CalorieBee now. That article's 6.1k comments and 23,821 votes on the poll are good indicators of its enormous popularity.

    My article so far only has 96 comments (I have deleted many religious ones) and 7,125 votes on the poll so it is by no means in that super league but I'm not complaining.

    1. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image89
      TIMETRAVELER2posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, I remember that one, but the one I was referring to was about how to make no bake cheesecake.  Nice when it happens, huh?

  11. AliciaC profile image96
    AliciaCposted 3 years ago

    Thanks for sharing the great news, Sue. This must be an exciting time for you!

  12. bhattuc profile image84
    bhattucposted 3 years ago

    Great. Well done. Congrats and God bless you.

  13. bhattuc profile image84
    bhattucposted 3 years ago

    I read that article. It is worth. Believe me. Again congrats.

  14. Solaras profile image94
    Solarasposted 3 years ago


  15. Holly Howard profile image90
    Holly Howardposted 3 years ago

    Very cool! Thanks for sharing that smile

  16. Joanna14 profile image75
    Joanna14posted 3 years ago

    Very encouraging! Once you get going, find a good subject and have good quality...well done!

  17. CMHypno profile image85
    CMHypnoposted 3 years ago

    Congratulations!  Glad that all your hard work was helped along with a dose of good luck


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