Old Hub From 2014 Getting a Spike in Traffic

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  1. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Miebakagh57 profile image66
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      John, just thank Google. Ever wonder the latest June update positive affect websites and articles? Still wondering how.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, I do wonder Miebakagh. Quite a few of my older "lesser" hubs are getting more views now.

        1. Miebakagh57 profile image66
          Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

          Thanks to Google update.

    2. bravewarrior profile image91
      bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Congrats on that, John. It's cool when older posts still prove to be popular, for whatever reason!

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image66
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I agree.

    3. ChitrangadaSharan profile image91
      ChitrangadaSharanposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations John. That’s good to know. I wish, the traffic continues. It’s a very well written and informative article.

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Chitrangada.

    4. manatita44 profile image81
      manatita44posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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.

  2. RozlinMohsin profile image92
    RozlinMohsinposted 13 months ago

    John, can you please share the link of this hub you are talking about.

  3. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 13 months ago
  4. alikhan3 profile image94
    alikhan3posted 13 months ago

    Hi,

    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.

    1. yourrandombrother profile image68
      yourrandombrotherposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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.

      1. Miebakagh57 profile image66
        Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

        Hi. I'm as curious as you're. But no one can explain these effects. No one knows how the Google Algo works.

      2. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        I wish I knew, but how Google updates work will always be a mystery.

  5. Eurofile profile image96
    Eurofileposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Liz. Yes, it makes you wonder.

  6. RozlinMohsin profile image92
    RozlinMohsinposted 13 months ago

    Nice article, John. It deserves more traffic. Hope it continues always.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you Rozlin.

  7. Peggy W profile image95
    Peggy Wposted 13 months ago

    Sometimes that happens.  Enjoy the ride!

  8. JerryFisher profile image93
    JerryFisherposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing that, Jerry. One if those mysteries of life I guess.

  9. CYong74 profile image97
    CYong74posted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. JerryFisher profile image93
      JerryFisherposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Appreciate that. Thanks!

    2. Miebakagh57 profile image66
      Miebakagh57posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      That's good to note and consider always. Much thanks.

    3. Jodah profile image91
      Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

      Thank you for the tip. I will do that.

  10. bhattuc profile image83
    bhattucposted 13 months ago

    That is great. Congrats.

  11. Jodah profile image91
    Jodahposted 13 months ago

    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.

    1. PaulGoodman67 profile image95
      PaulGoodman67posted 13 months agoin reply to this

      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! big_smile

      1. Jodah profile image91
        Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

        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.

        1. bravewarrior profile image91
          bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

          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?

          1. Jodah profile image91
            Jodahposted 13 months agoin reply to this

            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.

            1. bravewarrior profile image91
              bravewarriorposted 13 months agoin reply to this

              I don't share my articles on any of the social media sites, John, so I'm really surprised that Pinterest is my second highest source of traffic. Somebody's sharing, but it's not me!

 
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