Google is Insane

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  1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 15 months ago

    One of my articles that normally just gets a hundred views per day is suddenly up to over 8,000 views per day.

    Of course, it's my "reasons not to have a pet cat" article, which generates lots of comments calling me a cat-hater and an idiot. I mean, in my opinion, if you are thinking of getting a cat, you should understand that you have to give the creature some affection, clean out the litter tray, and be prepared to pay out hundreds, if not thousands in vet fees if necessary when the little thing gets sick (which is what I do).

    Anyway, that's not the point. I'm more amazed about how Google goes crazy sometimes. And yes, I am experienced enough with this internet milarky to know that this situation is very temporary. Still remarkable though. I feel it's some sort of test...

    1. chef-de-jour profile image99
      chef-de-jourposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      You must be feline wonderful with that many views.

    2. alambientertainment profile image93
      alambientertainmentposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Hey PaulGoodman67, you got me at that part for: "cat-hater and an idiot".

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 15 months ago

    Just today or since when? Either way enjoy it while it lasts, Mr. cat-hater lol

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      It's happened within the last 24 hours I think. I've certainly not seen any reflection in earnings as yet. Up to nearly 10,000 daily views now. More comments calling me a "moron" and "dog lover" (dog lover is a serious insult I've learned). It's actually intended as a kind of pros and cons list type article. I don't get all this on the hamster and dog articles. I actually like pets, but hence I know the challenges.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I actually checked out your article. I looked up pethelpful and it was there among the popular hubs. It was a nice read. Those insults are really funny. I know you aren't but you should definitely not take them to heart.

        About your other comments, since it is a hub on pethelpful I would assume you'd get a decent CPM because this is search engine traffic and not social media traffic. Enough to buy some cat food maybe xD

        1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
          PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

          It's a sudden deluge of Google android traffic, according to HP. I don't expect it to last. (It's beginning to decline as I write) smile

          Thanks for the "nice read" compliment! Pet stuff like this is not worthless, in my experience, but it's relatively moderate in CPM terms. If it were an article about fixing washing machines, I'd be a rich man! Okay, maybe not.

          In my early years at HP, I used to get into it with commenters, sometimes full arguments, but then I stopped, and nowadays I just let it wash over me. Call me a moron if you want. My favorite is when I write a pros and cons list and people accuse me of being contradictory! I mean, come on... smile

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

            "My favorite is when I write a pros and cons list and people accuse me of being contradictory! I mean, come on..."

            lol

  3. Isivwe Muobo profile image84
    Isivwe Muoboposted 15 months ago

    Wow, lucky you! You are one of the lucky ones that didn't get hit negatively with this new google May update.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Generally I've done well out of the May update, I believe. Though it's not a regular picture across the board. This particular hub is definitely an aberration. smile

      1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
        PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I also know from experience it won't make a big difference to earnings or anything. You are better off with an Amazon hub, or hub in a topic that's reasonably ad friendly, that does consistently well over a long period of time. This is a flash in the pan thing. But it's a phenomenon. At least for a day or two.

  4. paradigmsearch profile image60
    paradigmsearchposted 15 months ago

    Paul, I've been there done that. Enjoy the Ride! smile

  5. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
    PaulGoodman67posted 15 months ago

    It is kind of random. I have experienced similar before, but typically there is a reason. For instance, my Freddie Mercury article suddenly went crazy when the movie was released. But this one seems more like one of those technical aberrations when Google are messing around with their algo. I will make a few bucks (literally a few) and then things will go back to normal, I'm sure.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      When I get a big boost in views I immediately think "What AM I going to do with an extra $9.42 this month?" Congratulations.

      1. paradigmsearch profile image60
        paradigmsearchposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I miss having an HP payday every month.

      2. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Put it in savings towards that giraffe xD

      3. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
        PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        I do sometimes wonder why I am university educated, yet work my balls off to earn the equivalent of a part-time office cleaner. But the freedom that it affords can sometimes be wonderful. And I do love writing.

        There's some character called Dr Mark who has the most popular spot on Pethelpful, of course! smile

  6. Robie Benve profile image96
    Robie Benveposted 15 months ago

    I always wonder what triggers temporary jumps like that, but I never got a peak that high. Maybe this will last a little longer. Good for you, enjoy!  smile

  7. NateB11 profile image91
    NateB11posted 15 months ago

    That's amazing! I don't think I've gotten those kind of views before though I think some people on the forums have said they get that many views regularly. I'm sure it's rare though.

    Strange I got a bit of a boost from social media recently and those surges are funny and random too. They come and go. And a bit of a fun boost periodically but never do they pan out into any kind of significant change in income. I think somebody's article went viral awhile back and she ended up with a pretty good payout for the next month.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Yes, it was the military diet or something on those lines if you are thinking about the same one. It went viral on social media. This is the one I had in mind when I typed an earlier reply.

      1. NateB11 profile image91
        NateB11posted 15 months agoin reply to this

        Yep, that's the one. I can't remember the details but I think she made a lot of money. But I'm sure it was temporary.

  8. Doneta Wrate profile image88
    Doneta Wrateposted 15 months ago

    ha ha :-D

  9. EricFarmer8x profile image97
    EricFarmer8xposted 15 months ago

    Sounds great!

    I never had that many daily views before but one of my game articles was getting more views for a while before that game had its last update. Never been the same since.

  10. Kierstin Gunsberg profile image95
    Kierstin Gunsbergposted 15 months ago

    Ha! I get SO much hate for my Cat Pee article. I get hate on all of my articles though which is pretty funny since most of them are just how-tos. ANYWAY I'm happy for you that you've seen a spike in traffic, that's awesome!

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image96
      PaulGoodman67posted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I've learned to let it all wash by. But it could be a little scary if you were of a sensitive disposition. Sometimes people do point out genuine mistakes and that's useful. And some people do make a reasoned argument, or state their point of view in a reasonable way. But mainly you can feel like a punchbag. And people make all sorts of assumptions about you. It is a bit weird. smile

  11. CMHypno profile image90
    CMHypnoposted 15 months ago

    I now know what I have being doing wrong all these years - I should have been writing about cats lol!  Congrats on your traffic surge Paul, hope it does translate into some financial gain.  We all need some good news at the moment.

 
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