A hub I published in 2014 and still on Discover (Trapped in a Freak Show) started getting a spike in traffic about a week ago and is continuing to receive over 100 views per day. this is outstripping my consistently highest viewed gardening hubs on Dengarden and everything else I have on niche sites. It makes me wonder what may have affected the increase in popularity.
John, just thank Google. Ever wonder the latest June update positive affect websites and articles? Still wondering how.
Congrats on that, John. It's cool when older posts still prove to be popular, for whatever reason!
Congratulations John. That’s good to know. I wish, the traffic continues. It’s a very well written and informative article.
Not my area, but you mentioned 'gardening.' During Covid-19, more people bought dogs, so perhaps more are into gardening. Loneliness is quite real for many. It is not easy to live with one's fears!
Other than that, what others are saying about Google may be useful.
John, can you please share the link of this hub you are talking about.
Here is the link: https://discover.hubpages.com/politics/ … Freak-Show
This june update has been good and bad equally.
Your old hubs gained traffic, while a few of my old best performing and consistent hubs took a hard hit and have just recorded lowest ever impressions.
hey, can you please explain how an update can affect our article's performance? Is it even possible? I experienced something similar last month as well, even though I don't have many articles under my name but, no matter what the number of articles, they all showed a sudden spike in traffic, thought this thing has gone down a bit but there are consistent clicks pouring in, at first I thought that it is because I was able to get noticed by Google or something, but seeing so many similar cases has made me curious.
I saw an upturn in June and wondered if it was due to a concerted effort to review my articles. Now I am wondering if Google was responsible. It's a great article, John, with a powerful message. I hope it continues to get the attention it deserves.
Nice article, John. It deserves more traffic. Hope it continues always.
I have an older article that gets around 25 views a day. Once a month it spikes up to 300/400 views for three or four days then slips away again. I have no idea why and have obviously tried my best to find out why the spike as the increase makes quite a difference in daily payments.
Wait a couple of days then check out the stats tab in Author View. It will usually tell you where the new traffic is coming from.
If the spike is temporary, chances are, someone posted your link on a popular bookmarking or sharing site.
If it's sustained, then it's probably a jump in search engine ranking.
Ok, I checked the stats and the spike seems to be coming mainly from Pinterest views. Someone with a lot of followers must have shared it.
Maybe this is selfish, but this is disappointing news to me. Whenever I see an individual hub spike nowadays, my hope is that Google is doing tests on the site, before launching an update that will (hopefully) bring back our traffic!
Sorry for building up your hopes, Paul, and then the letdown. I was hopeful as well. The stats did show the spike as from Pinterest and “other sources” but Pinterest was the major contributor.
Pinterest is my second highest source of traffic, Google being the first, which I don't understand because I'm not active on Pinterest. I guess others pin my work. That's actually a good alternative to losing the thumbs up button, huh?
Yes, Shauna, I guess it is a bit like giving a thumbs up. I actually miss that button, and the thumbs down lol. I share each article I write on Pinterest and it is my second highest source of traffic also.
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